Welcome to the official Code4Green Devpost page
36 hours to outline, code and present your digital solution for a more sustainable Europe.
Welcome to the official Code4Green hackathon page. Here you and your team will be able to create a project channel to submit your projects. Please note that all projects need to be uploaded under an open-source license to Devpost with any accompanying code to GitHub, latest by 12 July 2020 10:59 CEST.
If you have any further questions please refer to our FAQ or get in touch with the organising team via Slack or mail:
You can find the official BMU webpage for the hackathon, following this link: www.code4.green
Start of the hackathon: Friday 10 July 2020, 18:00 (CEST);
Final submission of projects: Sunday 12 July 2020, 10:59 (CEST);
End of the hackathon: Sunday 12 July 2020, 16:00-17:00 (CEST);
* All above mentioned times are in 24h-format CEST.
This Devpost hackathon page is intended only for those who have been formerly accepted for participation in the Code4Green hackathon via Awardforce. You should have received the link for this hackathon page only by the Code4Green organising team via Slack or direct email, or by one of your team members. Please let us now if you gained access to this page by any other way.
Participants: Individuals must be at least 18+ years old and must be resident in a European country during the entire time of the hackathon (regardless of their nationality).
Teams: Teams are composed of 4-6 people. The initial application process supports team applications of up to 3 people. The exceeding team members will be selected by the organising team.
All teams need to submit their final projects to Devpost and their code to GitHub latest by Sunday 12 July 2020, 10:59 CEST. Please note that submissions after this deadline will not be considered for the final evaluation by the jury.
What to submit to Devpost:
Your team must create a dedicated project channel on the Code4Green Devpost webpage. The final evaluation of your project is based only on everything you have submitted to your Devpost project channel (including links to your video and GitHub account). Your Devpost project channel should include:
Give your project a catchy title. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR TEAM DIGIT & NUMBER IN THE TITLE:
Describe your project, including the final goal of your project, what target audience / beneficiaries it refers to, what you have done so far, and what there is left to do. Please keep in mind the juding criteria when describing your project:
- Degree of innovation;
- Social benefit;
- Technical implementation;
GitHub direct link for code
Please post a link to a GitHub account in which you post all code that you composed or used during the creation of your project. Please use a private GitHub account for that.
Pre-recorded video pitch
Post a link to a video pitch, in which you briefly (max. 2 min) and creatively present your project. Devpost allows direct video embedment of YouTube and Vimeo, but you can use any videohoster you prefer (as long as they stay within reason and consideration of our Code of Conduct). In any case, please post the direct link in addition to an embedded video. Only the first 2 minutes of a video will be considered for the final evaluation by the jury.
Hint: We do not expect Hollywood production quality, as every participating team should have the same chances regarding their technical equipment. What's important is that the viewer gets a condensed overview of your project and why it should win the hackathon. What counts is a sympathic and useful take on your project - not the expensive audio and video equipment.
Open-source and open-data
Our hackathon promotes the use of open-source and open-data to create sustainable digital solutions that will last. For this, you and your team are asked to upload your final solutions to Devpost and any accompanying code to GitHub, both under an open-source license. All outcomes of the hackathon will therefore be open-source and available to the public. Please note, that projects that are uploaded without open-source availability will not be considered for the final evaluation by the judges.
This requirement is limited only to the duration of the hackathon. If you wish to develop your project further after the event, or are one of the winning teams receiving additional mentoring, you will not need to update any further developments under an open-source license. We do however want to emphasise the many benefits that arise from maintaining your project(s) in an open-source manner.
*All above mentioned times are in 24h-format CEST.
€9,999 in prizes
Cashprize + Mentoring
10,000 €* are in the pot and will be split between the three winning teams. In addition, the winning teams will receive continuous business mentoring to turn their prototype or initial idea into a real product and have the chance to attend the physical award ceremony late September in Berlin (of course we cover the costs).
*Displayed are 9999 in total cash prize, as Devpost only allows the displaying of total numbers. Every team will receive a cash prize of EUR 3333.33
The winners of the public vote will also receive continous business mentoring and will also have the chance to attend the physical award ceremony late September in Berlin with all costs covered.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Department Director at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Program and Event Manager for the Prototype Fund/OKFN
Head of Brussles Office of Bitkom
Director of the Climate Service Centre Germany (Helmholtz)
Head of the Climate Change Adaptation and LULUCF group of the European Environment Agency
Degree of innovation
How innovative is the project? Does a comparable solution exist on the market already or is the idea brand new?
How sustainable is the project itself? How much does it help to raise sustainability?
How big is the social benefit of the project? How big is the group of beneficiaries of the project?
How is the project idea implemented? Is the idea feasible? What has been created so far? Does the code make sense?
How is the project presented overall?