HACKATHON - TERMS AND CONDITIONS 
Sponsored by UI LABS (“Sponsor”)
 


The Hackathon begins at 6 pm CST on Friday, July 15th and ends at 6 PM CST on Sunday, July 17th (the “Hackathon”).  There is no cost to participate in the Hackathon.

Eligibility: The Hackathon is open to all individuals except individuals determined by the
Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to be ineligible.  Employees of Sponsor as well as the
immediate family members and persons living in their same household of such employees
are not eligible to participate in the Hackathon. Each Participant should supply his/her own
laptop to participate.

PARTICIPATION IN THE HACKATHON CONSTITUTES PARTICIPANT’S FULL AND
UNCONDITIONAL AGREEMENT TO AND ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND
CONDITIONS (THE “TERMS”).  AS OUTLINED BELOW, ALL ENTRIES (AND
DERIVATIVE WORKS THEREFROM) MAY BE INCLUDED IN PRODUCTION FOR THE
DIGITAL MANUFACTURING COMMONS (THE “DMC”). 

Participation:  The term “you” refers to you, the “Participant”.  You can participate either
individually or as part of a team of no more than five (5) individuals. Sponsors are not
responsible for, and will not assist in resolving, any disputes between team members. To
participate, you must be present at the offices of UI LABS at 1415 North Cherry Avenue,
Chicago IL 60642. You must make your own travel and accommodation arrangements
and cover all associated costs and expenses. 

Entries: An entry (“Entry”) will consist of innovative solutions for the Factory Floor
Reference Data Set (“FFRDS”) created and developed at the Hackathon.  A virtual
machine comprised of all tools and data will be provided to all Participants.  A team may
only submit one Entry. Incomplete Entries may be disqualified.

Scoring of Entries:  A panel consisting of at least 4 people with relevant expertise
selected by the Sponsor will be responsible for judging Entries (the “ Panel”). The Entries will be judged according to the following criteria: (i) innovation, (ii) impact, (iii) use of DMC
tools and (iv) business viability. 

The Entry that earns the highest overall score will win. Any decisions by the Panel will be
final. In the event of a tie, the Panel will deliberate to determine the winner.  A Participant
from each team must be physically present during the judging period to demonstrate the
team’s Entry. 

Entry Eligibility: Each Entry must be original, of the Participant’s or Participant’s teams
own creation and consisting of Fresh Code written during the Hackathon and must not
have been entered in any other competition or program similar to the Hackathon. “Fresh
Code” means that Participants cannot in any way copy software code that already
privately exists, and submit it as part of an Entry. The only exception to this rule would
include material that is freely available to the public. Entries may be subject to a due
diligence review at any time for eligibility and compliance with these Terms.  No Entry may
contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other disabling devices or harmful code.
Determination of eligibility and compliance is in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor
reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, including if the Entry or a
Participant or a Participant’s team does not comply with these Fresh Code requirements. 

Intellectual Property Rights: Participant represents and warrants that the Entry is and will
be Participant’s own original work and does not and will not infringe the Intellectual
Property of any third party.  For purposes of these Terms, “Intellectual Property” means
all intellectual property rights of any type whatsoever throughout the world including all
rights which subsist in copyright, patent rights, or trademark rights, whether or not such
rights are registered or capable of being registered, including, but not limited to, any code,
text, algorithm or series of algorithms, equation or series of equations, material, software,
designs, documents, descriptions or specifications which is used, in whole or in part,
directly or indirectly, in calculating, drafting, building, devising, calibrating, testing,
evaluating, analyzing or generating an Entry, or which itself constitutes the whole or part of
an Entry.  Each Participant agrees to grant a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, paid-up
and royalty free license to the Sponsor to exploit the Intellectual Property associated with
each Entry and any model used or consulted in generating such Entry in any way the
Sponsor thinks fit, including, but not limited to creating derivative works derived from such
Intellectual Property . This license will be non-exclusive unless otherwise specified. 
Sponsor, its members, agents, organizers, and representatives make no representations or
warranties with respect to the Intellectual Property of the attendees, Participants or any
other individual affiliated in any way with the Hackathon.
 
Relationship of Participants and Sponsor: Nothing herein shall constitute an
employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between Participant and Sponsor or
any of its Members. Participants will not receive any compensation from Sponsor in
connection with any Entries. Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that  
Sponsors   or   other   Participants   or   third   parties   may   have   developed   or
commissioned works which are similar to the Entry of Participant or Participant’s team,
or may develop something similar in the future. 

Prizes: The “Prizes” to be awarded are as follows: 

  • The Participant or team of Participants whose Entry is awarded the highest score by the judges will receive $1,000 plus a free Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (“DMDII”) Industry Tier 3/Academic Tier 4 membership for one year (subject to eligibility requirements); and
     
  • The Participant or team of Participants whose Entry is awarded the second highest score by the judges will receive $600 plus free DMDII industry tier 3/academic tier 4 membership for one year (subject to eligibility requirements).

In addition, there will be three Sponsor Prizes as follows:

  • Best use of tools: $400
  • Greatest SME impact: $400
  • Bosch Software Innovation Choice Award: 3D printer and sensor kits (approximately $1200 value)

Prize Eligibility/Potential Tax Liability:  In order to be eligible for a Prize, all
Participants must comply with these Terms and sign all forms required by the Sponsor
which for example may include a W-9 as well as, if requested, a Prize eligibility form
provided by the Sponsor.  Furthermore, all Prizes are non-transferrable and accepting a
Prize makes the recipient solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting
such Prize.  All Participants acknowledge that they will not be entitled to demand any
additional payment by reason of a Prize being subject to any tax, levy or other charge in
any jurisdiction. 
 

Publicity: By participating in the Hackathon, Participant consents to the use of his/her
name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, entry and statements attributed to
Participant for advertising and promotional purposes, including without limitation, inclusion
in Sponsors’ newsletters, Sponsors’ websites and any of the Sponsors’ social media
accounts or outlets without additional compensation. 

Indemnity:  Participant agrees to  release,  indemnify,  defend  and  hold  Sponsor, its
members, agents and affiliates and their respective parents,  affiliates, subsidiaries, 
directors,  officers,  employees,  sponsors, agents and assigns, and any other persons or
organizations related  to  the  Hackathon (collectively, the “Indemnitees”),  harmless, 
from  any  and  all  claims,  injuries,  damages, expenses or losses to person or property
and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from participation in the Hackathon or
acceptance or use of a Prize or parts thereof, including without limitation (i) any condition
caused by events beyond Sponsors’ control that may cause the Hackathon to be
disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any claim than an Entry infringes third party Intellectual
Property; (iii) any disputes among team members, (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages
(compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in
connection with or as a result of the Prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the Prize
(including, without limitation, any tax liability related thereto), or from participation in the
Hackathon; (v) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the
Hackathon; technical errors that may impair your ability to participate in the Hackathon;
or (vi) errors in the administration of the Hackathon. 

DISCLAIMER: IN NO EVENT WILL INDEMNITEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, 
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE HACKATHON, WHETHER SUCH
LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, 
TORT  (INCLUDING  NEGLIGENCE),  STRICT  LIABILITY  OR OTHERWISE, AND
WHETHER OR NOT SPONSOR OR ANY OTHER INDEMNITEE HAS BEEN ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH  LOSS OR DAMAGE.   

General:  The Hackathon is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  The
Sponsor is not responsible for (i) late, lost, damaged, incomplete, or misdirected Entries,
responses, or other correspondence; (ii) theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or
alterations of Entries or (iii) phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software
program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties. 

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the
Hackathon in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the
integrity of the Hackathon is compromised, without any liability to any person, including,
but not limited to Participants. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Participant, as
determined by Sponsors, in their sole discretion.  These Terms and the Hackathon are
governed by the law of the State of Illinois, without reference to rules governing choice of
laws. Any action, suit or case arising out of, or in connection with, this Hackathon or the
Terms must be brought in either the federal or state courts located in the Chicago, Illinois.
Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Terms will not constitute a waiver.
 
Code of Conduct:  Sponsor expects appropriate behavior by all participants at the
Hackathon. Sponsor expects all Participants to help Sponsor make the Hackathon a place
that welcomes and respects all Participants regardless of race, gender, age, sexual
orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity or religion. Sponsor
will not tolerate harassment of Participants in person, online, or in any other form.  No
alcohol will be served or allowed at the Hackathon.  By entering this Hackathon, 
 
 
Participants agree to be bound by this Code of Conduct and these Terms. The Sponsor
reserves the right to change the Code of Conduct and/or the Terms at any time.
Participants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final
and binding in all respects. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to
disqualify any Participant that violates the Code of Conduct, any Term or any other
Hackathon policy, and acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner with intent to
annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.  

Winner’s List: For a list of winners, see http://hackdmc.org/ after the completion of the
Hackathon.