Theme Announced and Hacking Begins!
Deadline for Project Submissions
Community Voting Begins
NODES 2019 & Winners Announced
Hack as an individual
Form a team with friends or colleagues
Form a virtual team with Neo4j community members
Winners are selected by votes cast from the Neo4j community, as well as staff, and will be announced immediately after the NODES 2019 keynote (featuring Neo4j CEO, Emil Eifrem). The top three winners will receive: The top three winning teams receive:
Flight and hotel to GraphConnect 2020 (max $2000 per person)
Free tickets to GraphConnect 2020 in Times Square (includes training sessions)
Private access to the invite-only Ecosystem Summit (at GraphConnect 2020)
Meet-and-greet event access with Neo4j Executive Staff at GraphConnect 2020
An invitation to present your project at a dedicated GraphConnect 2020 DevZone session
Even more visibility by showcasing your work on the Neo4j blog and newsletter
Unable to travel? Don’t let that stop you! We’ll have amazing prizes for non-travelers, and will announce them in the upcoming weeks.
To register for Neo4j’s Graph Hack project (“Contest”), participants must be at least 18, be located where the Contest is allowed by law and must follow the entry requirements in the “How to Enter” Section below. Your participation in the Contest constitutes your agreement to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”). Void where prohibited by law. Employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Neo4j, Inc. (“Neo4j”) its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their immediate family and household members, are not eligible to enter or to win. Employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of the United States federal government, and their immediate family and household members, are not eligible to enter or to win. Contest entrants are referred to as “you” or “participant”.False and/or deceptive entries or acts shall render participants ineligible.Projects Rules:New projects only. No pre-existing projects will be accepted. Submissions must be original work of you and your team. Projects must be posted as a public Github repository and taggedwith ‘Neo4j’.Team Size Maximum:Team sizes must be between 1-4 participants. If you have more people that want to be in your team, that’s great! Unfortunately, it’s probably best if you split into two projects. (you can still work side-by-side and help each other!)Engineering help:Need help with a specific problem? Post your technical questions on the Neo4j Community Site
No purchase necessary. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. To enter theContest, the participant must create and submit a GraphHack project (on Github) where instructed by Neo4j on or before 12:00 AM PT on September 29, 2019 (the “Contest Period”). If submitting a video submission, please note your video must be solely your work, including but not limited to the actual filming, editing, and graphic design of the video. The time period for submitting your GraphHack project is during the Contest Period. Entries must be initiated during the Contest Period.
There will be 3 grand prize winning teams for the Contest, with a maximum of 4 hackers per team.A combination of community votes and a Neo4j panel of judges will determine the winning participant(s). Neo4j’s vote will be a sole discretion based on the following judging criteria (weighted equally): creativity, usefulness, relevance to category, quality of written explanation and visual presentation, and thoroughness.In the event of a tie, Neo4j panel will re-judge the entries based on the judging criteria above.Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.Neo4j will contact the potential winner via email with information on how to collect their prizes. The potential winner must respond within the time provided, or Neo4j may select an alternate potential winner or void prize. Failure to follow the prize redemption procedures, disqualification, or failure or inability to accept the prizes may result in the selection of an alternate potential winner or void of prize.
a) The prizes for the winning entries are:It includes:-Complimentary airfare for each of the 3 grand prize winning teams for the Contest (with a maximum of 4 hackers per team): coach class flight tickets from the winner’s home city to New York City for4/19/20and back on4/22/20 or 4/23/20-Complimentary hotelstay for 4/19/20-4/22/20 or 4/23/20at a hotel of Neo4j’s choosing.-Pass toGraphConnect 2020: an entrance ticket to GraphConnect in New York City(also includes training sessions)Prize value may vary depending on winner’s departing airport location and shall not exceed USD$2,000.The prizedoesnot include:-Taxes which may occur to the winner-Visa-Transportation costs to/from the airport and to/from toGraphConnect 2020-Any other performance or benefit, which has not been clearly listed above-Travel insuranceb) Contest prizes are awarded “as is” and are non-transferable, non-assignable and non-refundable. No substitution for cash or another prize may be made.
By entering or accepting the prize and signing the affidavit and release, winner grants permission to Neo4j for the use of his or her name, photograph, biographical information, likeness and prize information, for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions without additional compensation unless required by law.
The names of the winners are available by sending a request and self- addressed, stamped envelope to: Neo4j, Inc., 111 E 5th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401, United States.The names and logos identifying Neo4j’s products and services are trademarks or registered trademarks of Neo4j, Inc. All other brands or products or names are trademarks, tradenames or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.
Your submission must comply with the Neo4j Anti-Harassment Policy (https://graphconnect.com/anti-harassment-policy/), and it may NOT contain, as determined by Neo4j in our sole discretion, any content that is obscene or offensive, violent, defamatory, disparaging or illegal, or that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco or a particular political agenda, or that communicates messages that may reflect negatively on the goodwill of Neo4j. Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of the following: gender, gender identityand expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, Nationality, religion, political views, previous hackathon attendance, or lack of computing experience, or lack of 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 time,
Neo4j reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, andthese Official Rules. Neo4j, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. To the extent that the Contest requires the submission of user-generated content such as software, photos, videos, music, artwork, or essays, you warrant that your submission is your original work, has not been copied from others, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights, or other rights of any other person or entity. You may include Neo4j trademarks, logos, and designs in your submissions.CONDITIONS
As a condition of participating in the Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, or any prize awarded, or the determination of winner shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective and in accordance with its expedited hearing procedures. The arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator and will be limited solely to the dispute between participant and Sponsor. The arbitrator’s award, including attorneys’ fees, shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, orany other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering the Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or participant’s rights and obligations or Sponsor’s rights and obligations in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and all proceedings shall take place in the State of California in San Mateo CountyAnti-Harassment Policy
Our hackathon is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable environment and 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, political views, previous hackathon attendance, or lack of computing experience, or lack of 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 time.