The Event

Time and Location

April 7

Social hour from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kick off at 7:00 pm

April 8

Award ceremony at 6:00 pm

Mantle Co.working
622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS 39216

Mantle Co.working is located above Babalu. Parking is available behind Babalu in the Duling Hall parking lot.

Prizes

  • Grand Prize: $1000
  • This hackathon is a 24-hour event that aims to raise awareness to the problem of homelessness in Mississippi while also engineering new solutions to helping end it. In 2016, Mississippi United to End Homelessness (MUTEH) engaged 717 individuals that were in need of housing assistance. Of those assisted, 30% were Veterans, 72% were literally homeless, and close to 50% were homeless and disabled. Furthermore, MUTEH’s data tracking and reporting efforts have greatly increased statewide collaboration by bridging multiple state and federal governmental departments and privately funded organizations and networks through MUTEH’s AWARDS database.

    With your creativity and problem-solving, we can create ways to connect homeless Mississippians to the resources that can help them.

    Schedule

    Friday, April 7

    Time Description

    6:00pm until 7:00pm

    Social Hour
    Enjoy dinner and socialize with other participants

    7:00pm until 7:30pm

    Meet the Experts
    A panel of experts will be available during the hackathon to answer questions about homelessness-related organizations throughout the state.

    7:30pm until 8:00pm

    Hackathon Overview
    The rules and challenge of the hackathon will be presented in full detail. All participants will be given the same concept, however, there will be freedom given to allow variations. Basically: we have an idea for you, but if you take it in a way we didn't expect, that is encouraged.

    8:00pm

    Breakout
    All participants will break into their groups and disperse. At this time, event organizers and the expert panel will be available for questions, but there will not be interruptions.

    Saturday, April 8

    Time Description

    7:00am until 8:00am

    Breakfast
    Breakfast foods and coffee will be available. Eat at your leisure. This event will not be announced.

    12:00pm until 1:30pm

    Lunch
    Lunch will be available. Eat at your leisure. This event will not be announced.

    4:30 pm until 5:30pm

    Presentations
    At this time, all participants will gather to view project presentations. These presentations should cover techincal and non-technical aspects of each project

    6:00pm

    Awards Ceremony
    Judges will announce their decisions.

    Code of Conduct

    Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following:

  • gender
  • gender identity and expression
  • age
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • physical appearance
  • body size
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • nationality
  • religion
  • previous hackathon attendance or lack thereof
  • computing experience or lack thereof
  • chosen programming language or tech stack

  • We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund at the discretion of the hackathon organizers.

    For more information on our code of conduct, please email us.

    Code of Conduct

    Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following:

  • gender
  • gender identity and expression
  • age
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • physical appearance
  • body size
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • nationality
  • religion
  • previous hackathon attendance or lack thereof
  • computing experience or lack thereof
  • chosen programming language or tech stack

  • We do not tolerate harassment of hackathon participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at any hackathon venue. Hackathon participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the hackathon without a refund at the discretion of the hackathon organizers.

    For more information on our code of conduct, please email us.

    Rules

    Intellectual Property Rights

    All submissions remain the intellectual property of the individuals or organizations that developed them.

    Protection of Intellectual Property

    By submitting an Entry or accepting any prize, you represent and warrant the following: you will not submit content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the content; and the content submitted by you does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other disabling devices or harmful code.

    Copyright

    Participant represents and warrants that he or she is the sole author and copyright owner of the Submission, and that the Submission is an original work of the Participant, or if the Submission is a work based on an existing application, that the Participant has acquired sufficient rights to use and to authorize others; and that the Submission does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other third party rights of which the Participant is aware, and that the Submission is free of malware.

    Eligibility

    MUTEHack organizers have the right at their sole discretion to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the Contest. MUTEHack may disqualify, at organizers’ sole discretion, MUTEHack entries (including, without limitation, content submitted in connection therewith) that (a) are in violation of third party rights or law or regulation, (b) use inappropriate or explicit language or images, or display content that MUTEHack or Sponsors otherwise finds objectionable.

    Winner Selection/Judging Criteria

    Winners will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Quality and innovative nature of the idea / demo Utility of the idea / demo
  • Compelling use of the Sponsors Technologies and Tools
  • The Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges using a metrics sheet which will be provided prior to the Contest
  • By submitting any MUTEHack Entry, entrants release MUTEHack, Sponsors, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, and advisors from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the decisions of the Judges.

    Awards

    Contest prizes are non-transferable by the winner. If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting such prize.

    Register

    The MUTEHack hackathon will take place April 7 - 8. Don't forget there's a grand prize of $1000 for the winning group or individual.

    Registration fee:

  • $20 per group (maximum of 4 participants)
  • $10 per individiual
  • This entry fee will be collected on-site and in cash only. Registration fees help us cover cost of food and other event-related expenses.

    Registrants must be 16 years or older in age. Because we want the best minds possible working with us, no other restrictions apply.

    Accessibility Note

    The venue for the hackathon is only accessible by stairs and does not have handicap access. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes to our disabled participants. Please contact us if you have any special needs or have any questions.

    Our Sponsors

    MUTEHack would not be possible without help from our incredible sponsors. If you or your company is interested in partnering with us, email us. We would like to warmly thank each of our partners for providing the following:

    mantle co.working

    venue space, including high-speed wireless fiber Internet access



    cups, an espresso cafe

    coffee, prizes, and swag



    AIDS Service Coalition

    prizes and swag



    Deep South Pops

    prizes and swag