You can participate as a developer as well as a designer, concept developer or a musician. You don't need to be a professional; you will be working in a team of no more than five people. To participate in the hackathon you have to get your free ticket on our Eventbrite page.

Prior to the hackathon’s beginning, feel free to work on your ideas, digital mockups and other preparative things. Note: no coding should be done beforehand. Of course, we love initiative work and ambitious spirits – but to be fair, we like everyone to start at the same level.

 If you already have code projects you would like to extend, please disclose this at the project presentation, so that the judges can take this fact into account when deciding on the winners.

Teams can consist of up to 5 members. The teams have full ownership of everything they build at our event and are free to do with it as they wish. We’d prefer it if you make your project open source, but this decision is to be made by your team. If you think it is needed for your idea and work, please find a good draft for a hackathon team contract on the internet.

All data/content and/or APIs that is furnished for the purpose of the hackathon is the property of Capitol Records, 7Digital, and Cloudinary. Anyone seeking to use this data/content and/or APIs for any other purposes should contact the respective owners for permission.

After team forming, each team must list their project as soon as possible on our Devpost page.

Solution submissions can be any form of common technology, including websites, widgets, mashups, standalone applications, mobile apps, maps, commonly accessible technologies. Participants are expected to bring the necessary hardware and software tools to build the solutions (you need your laptop if you are a developer).

By participating in this hackathon, participants grant organizers and participating members of the media rights to publicly disclose competition event information, review and describe applications developed and presented during the event, and rights to display event-related photos, screen shots, and links to publicly available demonstrations of contest entries.

That you will be responsible for your own federal, state, and local (or international, if applicable) tax obligations for any prizes you win and your participation shall be subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulation.


We are happy to be guests at the facilities of Northwestern Mutual. They provide rooms, and technical infrastructure, which make this hackathon possible.

Please use their equipment with respect and tidy up after yourself.

Please use the provided internet connection in a legally fitting manner. Don’t hack into secured resources or download illegal media content. If we find out about misuse we will disqualify you and your team. In the case of severe misdoing, we will bring you to the attention of the authorities.

Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, previous hackathon attendance or computing experience (or lack of any of the aforementioned). We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue, including hacks, talks, workshops, parties, social media and other online media. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund (if applicable) at the discretion of the hackathon organizers.