ABOUT  THE HYBRID FORMAT

In 2022 JunctionX Budapest will mix the benefits of an online hackathon and an offline event. Hybrid format means, that participants can choose how they would like to attend the event. Anyone from around the world can join in online using Slack, but you can also choose to attend the in-person event in Budapest.

During your registration on JunctionApp you can select your preferred way of attendance. Select offline or online depending on your preference. Please note, that registering for the offline hackathon does not guarantee your participation at the event in person, because of the limited amount of space at the venue! However, even if you are not selected as a confirmed offline participant, you can still take part in the competition online. Online participation does not require a confirmation from the organizers.

If you select offline participation as your preferred way of attendance, you will get a confirmation or a denial email with all the needed information from the organizers. If you do not receive an email 2 weeks before the event, contact the organizers via Slack.

The hackathon will be organized in Budapest and the exact address will be shared with the offline participants a few weeks before the event. However please note that there won’t be proper sleeping opportunities at the place (maybe some bean bags) and for refreshing, you will be only able to use the restrooms.

Although CraftHub cannot cover any of your traveling or accommodational expenses, we will hook you up with food during the hackathon, strong internet connection, comfortable tables and seats, and a lot of that infallible hackathon spirit!

For having an unforgettable experience do not forget about the most important things to bring with you to the venue, like your laptop, its charger, and some change clothes.

Due to the COVID situation worldwide regulations and restrictions are continuously changing. That’s why to attend the event in person you will need to have a valid vaccination card or passport to verify your immunity. However, we will keep you up to date during the admitting process.

TIMING

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

For OFFLINE participants

30 September 2022

For ONLINE participants

19 October 2022

AGENDA

FRIDAY

17:00 – 17:30 Opening ceremony
17:30 – 18:30 Challenge introductions
18:30 – 19:00 Team formation
19:00 – 23:00 Mentoring sessions
23:59 First draft submission deadline

SATURDAY

10:00 – 18.00 Mentoring sessions
11:00 – 11:30 Workshop / team building
17:00 – 17:30 Workshop / team building
20:00 Second draft submission deadline

SUNDAY

10:00 Final submission deadline
10:30 – 13:30 Evaluation of projects
14:00 Closing ceremony

SUBMISSION PROCESS

  • For draft submission, you have to create a project in the JunctionApp in the JunctionX Budapest event, you can easily save this draft project without any completed description
  • When creating a draft project, it is enough for us if you only give a name to your project and choose the challenge you will work on
  • At the draft submission deadlines we would only like to see how many projects will be submitted on the different challenges

To submit your project, please follow these steps:

  1. Create a 2-minute video pitch and upload it to YouTube (The video can have you talking, a live app demo (if you have one), some cool animation, etc… whatever fits best)
  2. Make a GitHub repo
  3. Link the YouTube video and the repo in your submission form
  4. For safety’s sake, double-check that your project is in a Final status (not Draft) in JunctionApp

Please, make sure to follow these steps strictly otherwise we will not be able to evaluate your project.

EVALUATION PROCESS

Challenge winners will be chosen by partners. Each partner will get a judging sheet filled out with the projects submitted to their challenge. We will have a challenge winner for each challenge. (Find the judging criteria in the FAQ)

  1. Teams can vote for each other’s projects on the JunctionApp with the Gavel algorithm. (For more information about this algorithm, please scroll down to the FAQ part)
  2. The TOP 8 teams of this voting will be the finalists, who’ll get the chance to present their projects live in 4 minutes each.
  3. After the live pitches, partners and teams will get the chance again to vote in JunctionApp for their favourite pitch, and the Grand Winner will be chosen by this final voting.

The winner of the Audience Award will be chosen by the community which means that anyone can vote for their favorite project (even those who did not participate in the hackathon can vote). The voting will be managed with a poll and will be available after the pitches in the hackathon’s official Facebook event. In this evaluation, all the teams can participate even if they didn’t win a challenge.

PRIZES

€ 3,000

Grand Prize

€ 1,500

Challenge Prizes

€ 500

Audience Award

PLATFORMS

Slack

the main communication platform of the event where all the announcements will be communicated.

JunctionApp

the official registration and submission platform for the participants. Also some of the evaluation processes will be organized here.

Booked4us

for the mentors and teams. We will upload the mentors’ availabilities here and teams can book mentoring sessions to their chosen mentors on this platform.

CHALLENGES

JunctionX Budapest will have some exciting challenges defined by our partners. These challenges will reflect on real-world issues and require innovative solutions from the teams!

If you do not want to miss them, come back and check out the exact challenges on the 19th of October!