Theme Announced and Team Formation 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.
New projects only. We cannot accept pre-existing projects. Submissions must be original work of your team. Projects must be posted as a public GitHub repository and tagged with “Neo4j.”
TTeam sizes must be between 1-4 participants. If you have more people who want to be on your team, that’s great! We suggest splitting into two projects (you may still work side-by-side and help each other!)
Need help with a specific problem? No worries, simply post your technical questions on the Neo4j Community site.
To be eligible to receive prizes, as of September 2, 2019, you must be at least 18 years old and the age of majority in your state or jurisdiction. This contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws, and is void where prohibited by law.
In your 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.
Prizes are non-transferrable and are not redeemable for cash. All federal, state and other tax liabilities arising from each prize are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. With respect to GraphConnect 2020 or site visitation prizes, all travel, lodging and travel-related expenses are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Neo4j reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if any advertised prize becomes unavailable or if, in our sole discretion, we cannot reasonably provide the prize in your jurisdiction. Neo4j is not responsible for any warranties, representations or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or law, relating to the prizes.
Winners will be selected by community votes and an internal review by Neo4j staff. Neo4j will contact the potential winners via email with information on how to collect their prizes. The potential winners must respond within the time provided, or Neo4j may select an alternate potential winner or void of prize. Failure to follow the prize redemption procedures, disqualification or failure or inability to accept the prizes may result in selection of an alternate potential winner or void of prize.
NEO4J, INC. MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST OR RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZE, YOU AGREE TO AND HEREBY DO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS NEO4J, AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, DISTRIBUTORS, ADVERTISING/PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES AND EACH SUCH COMPANY’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, OR DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PROPERTY, ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR: (1) ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY PARTICIPANTS, PRINTING OR HUMAN ERRORS OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE PROMOTION; (2) TECHNICAL FAILURES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO MALFUNCTIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, OR DISCONNECTIONS IN PHONE LINES OR NETWORK HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE; (3) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN ANY PART OF THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE PROMOTION; (4) TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROMOTION OR THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES; OR (5) ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION OR RECEIPT OR USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. If for any reason your entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, your sole remedy is another entry in the promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Neo4j, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.Governing Law and Disputes.
THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE PROMOTION ARE GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL BE IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA, IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN CALIFORNIA. ANY SUCH CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM WILL BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND WILL NOT BE CONSOLIDATED IN ANY ARBITRATION WITH ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY OF ANY OTHER PARTY. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.General Conditions.
Neo4j reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, and these 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. Your submission must comply with the Neo4j Anti-Harrasment 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. By entering or accepting any prize, winner allows Neo4j to use the winner’s name, prize information, and biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation where permitted by law.Anti-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.