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Who can join? "Bigas2Hack" is open to all developers of all ages. 
I'm interested. What do I do to join? Form a team of 2-4 members in advance. If you don't have a team going to the hackathon, you are encouraged to find other hackathoners who don't have any teams yet. A team must have a minimum of two members. Get ready with your ideas for your app. Teams are allowed to have pre-work. You can also start working on your app on the day of the hackathon itself. This depends on what type of challenge you've decided on. For more information on this, see 'challenges' under menu.  
Are there going to be any prizes? Yes, both the runner-up and winner of "Best Research Optimization App" stand to win a cool gadget, an IT training course, internship, or gift certificates. Those who also get to bag the "Best Farmer Advice App" and "Best Delivery App" wins the same prizes.  
How do I register?  You can register for free here: http://bigas2hack.eventbrite.com. Registration opens on June 15. You will need to provide details of: a) your app name and description, b) the team name, and c) your team members. You can also join our Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bigashackathon/ where you can get updates about Bigas2Hack.  
Do I need to agree to a waiver when joining Bigas2Hack?  Yes. Participants agree to abide by the terms of the official mechanics and by the decisions of the organizers and/or the judges, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the competition. By joining, the participants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity or error in the official mechanics. Except where prohibited by law, the winners consent to the use of their name and/or likeness by IRRI for advertising and publicity purposes without compensation. Each participant agrees that IRRI and its parent companies, agents, representatives, affiliates, and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from his/her participation in the contest, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of these prizes, nor in any way are responsible for any warranty, representation, or guaranty, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to the quality, condition, or fitness. Each participant agrees that IRRI and its parent company, agents, representatives, subsidiaries, affiliates, and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injury, loss, or damages of any kind resulting from the use of the entry, unless such entry has been formally offered by IRRI to the public as a service or a product. Each participant warrants that it holds the necessary intellectual property right(s) over the entry, undertakes sole responsibility for any adverse or infringement claim(s) thereon, and further holds IRRI, its directors, officers, employees, agents, parent company subsidiaries and affiliates free from any liability arising out of such adverse or infringement claim(s) including claim(s) for damages. 
Is there an intellectual property clause I should be aware of?  Yes. Those who compete warrant that their entry is their original idea and does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party. Participants are responsible for securing appropriate protection for any Intellectual Property (IP) contributed by the team members or their parent institutions. In the absence of such protection, participants should restrict themselves to non-enabling disclosures of their IP. Entries that have won major awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in any international, national or school competitions cannot be entered. Wireless service applications that are already in commercial production may not be entered. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) shall not be liable to any participant for commercializing ideas that have been independently developed but are similar in concept to submitted entries. 
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