Windows Store 8.1 App Development Hackathon in Punjab Youth Festival 2014 - Rules & Regulations

Edit (3/28/2014)

App Submission Deadline Extension

Deadline for App Submission in PYF hackathon has been extended till 15th April, 2014.

Edit (3/15/2014)

Teams with Max App Submission

Any team having more than 100 apps is supposed to publish apps through their own Windows Store account/s.

Edit (3/15/2014)

App Submission Sheet

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Edit (3/13/2014)

  • A Windows 8.0 app or game will only be accepted if your app or game is largely dependent upon a third party tool/product of which non-commercial version is only available for Windows 8.0.

Edit (3/6/2014)

  • The hackathon has been rescheduled to 15th & 16th March, 2014.

Edit (2/25/2014)

  • The registration deadline for Microsoft Hackathon has been extended to 5th March, 2014.

Edit (2/21/2014)

Edit (2/13/2014)

  • An applicant can't be part of more than one team.

Registration is now open!


Rules and Regulations for the Event:

  • Students and professionals both can apply.
  • You can apply individually or as a team (consisting of 4 members maximum).
  • A team can work on multiple ideas/apps.
  • Formation of team is your personal choice. A team may consist of students, professionals, teachers, etc. from same or different institution/company.
  • You can choose any one of below mentioned theme for your app/s.
    • Innovation
    • Games
    • Citizenship
  • Special Prize will be given for the Maximum number of apps developed by a team /individual
  • Please make sure that same app will not be able to compete in more than one theme however the same team can compete in multiple themes.
  • Bring your own PC/laptop having the tools/SDK or we will provide you all the tools to build apps. You can also get the tools/SDK from MIC Lahore or through our MSPs.
  • Following tools will be available.
    • Windows 8.1 (90 day trail)
    • Visual Studio 2013
    • Windows Azure SDK 2.2.
    • Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools
  • The registration deadline for Microsoft Hackathon is 5th March, 2014.
  • Participation in Microsoft Hackathon is FREE. You will have to manage your own transportation to the event. Accommodation/Lunch will be provided.
  • To be eligible for contest prizes, you will need to submit developed Windows Store (8.1) app/apps during the hackathon in-front of the judges.
  • You can start building your app/s NOW but do not forget to get registered by 5th March 2014.  
  • You arrive in hackathon with partially/nearly completed app and spend your time with mentors during hackathon to complete, uplift app quality and submit app/apps to the store) that uses Windows, and/or Windows Azure.
  • Replacement or change of any participant of a team is not allowed after registration time out or competition has begun.
  • It is strongly suggested to bring your own Wifi connectivity (EVDO, Wingle, pocket modem, etc.) alongside

Edit (2/2/2014)

  • Prizes will be awarded to the team and not to individual team members.

Edit (2/3/2014)

  • The developer will own complete copyright of their apps and no source code will be required (other than our technical team might review section of code during evaluation)
  • It is strongly suggested that the team/individual would publish the app from their own developer account however if an individual or team won't have a store account, we'll facilitate them by publishing their app from an existing developer account owned by MIC Lahore team. (Further information about this can be grabbed by visiting MIC, Lahore)

Punjab Youth Festival 2013-14 Engineering & IT Sector and Microsoft reserves unchallengeable rights to modify the above rules at any time.

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