2017 CBusStudentHack Contest Rules

  1. All submissions must be mobile applications that focus on Columbus’ Discovery District.
  2. All applications must be developed using one of the three approved platforms only. A brief introduction to each platform will be given at the kick-off event on March 3, 2017. All students will have access to platform materials via BlueQuill (Franklin’s Learning Management solution) starting March 3, 2017.
  3. Teams may work on validating their app ideas, creating designs, digital mock-ups etc., before March 3, 2017, but actual application building/coding should begin only after the kick-off event.
  4. Each student can be a member of one team only.
  5. All teams must have representations at the kick-off event on March 3, 2017, to confirm participation.
  6. All teams and team members must be present at the final event on April 28, 2017, to receive digital badges and other prizes.
  7. All teams must post weekly status of their progress.
  8. There are no constraints on hacking hardware (for e.g., teams can use hardware devices like the Fitbit for their projects).
  9. All teams are highly encouraged to work with their assigned mentors for any technical/general issues regarding their app development.
  10. All mentors must be present at the kick-off and final event to receive mentor digital badges.
  11. Students will have full ownership of every application they create for the event.

Judging Rubric