Terms & Conditions — Whack the Fort Technical Hackathon
These terms and conditions ("T&Cs") are set
out to govern the Whack the Fort Technical Hackathon 2021
("Event"). References to "the Organiser"
or "We" or "Us" or "Our"
refers to FortNynja, and reference to "you" and
"your" shall refer to the Participant, which is
defined in Clause 2(b) below.
You are advised to carefully review these T&Cs at
("Website"). By signifying your acknowledgement
and acceptance to the matters set out in this document, it
is deemed that you have read, understood and explicitly
agreed to be bound by these T&Cs and agree that all our
decisions in relation to every aspect of the Event,
including any determination, is final, binding and
The Event is open to all tech communities and related
backgrounds that includes working professionals, fresh
graduates and university students aged 18 (on the date of
registration to the Event) and above, and the Event is open
to both Malaysians and non-Malaysians, with a valid
Malaysian PR or work/student permit.
This is a team-based competition. Each Participant should
have a background in information technology (IT),
programming or related background in order to complete the
Participants will be required to pay a registration fee of
RM10.00 per individual.
All tickets sold are non-transferable and non-refundable.
All successful registrations will receive an email
confirmation with the links to Discord and FortNynja's
Platform from Peatix's auto-generated email. For
further enquiries (if any), Participants can submit the same
All Participants (whether individual or participating in a
Team) are required to get registered on the FortNynja's
Platform and join in the Discord Server before the start of
We reserve the right to reject your registration to
participate and remove you from this Event if information
provided during online registration is found to be
incomplete and/or inaccurate, and for any reasons whatsoever
at our sole and absolute discretion.
Each Participant must accept the Event regulations and grant
consent for the handling of their personal data and for the
use by us.
At any time and subject to our sole and absolute discretion,
we shall be entitled to disqualify the Participant in the
event the Participant fails to meet the relevant eligibility
criteria and/or the Participant violates or is suspected of
violating any of these T&Cs.
The Event will start on the 25th September 2021 (Saturday)
until 26th September 2021 (Sunday) for a two-day (2) period
in order for Participants to work on the challenges.
There will be a pre-hackathon briefing on 24th September
2021 (Friday) at 7.00pm to 8.30pm MYT (GMT+8) where all
Participants are encouraged to join.
There are two types of Challenges in the Event
Capture The Flag ("CTF") —A competition
where the Participant is required to find the
vulnerabilities that consist of a specific "flag
ID". Participants are required to submit the flag
ID via the program page (or Bounty page) on
Add the Feature ("ATF") —A competition
where the Participants are expected to brainstorm and
submit a working prototype (MVP) or solution based on
the Problem Statements provided and selected by the
All Participants must start hacking/coding fresh during the
Event. No one is allowed to pre-code anything or work on
existing projects. Open source resources are allowed to be
used if they are publicly available.
The entire event will be facilitated via our
FortNynja's platform, Discord, and Zoom.
Participants must adhere to our
Code of Conduct
and conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner.
We may terminate or suspend the permission to use our
platform or ban the account at any time, with or without
notice, for any violation of these T&C and Code of
Conduct, for extended periods of inactivity, for unexpected
technical issues or problems, or if we suspect that you
engage in fraudulent or illegal activities.
Participants can be assisted or be given guidance by
selected mentors. For the avoidance of doubt, the mentors
will be determined and provided by the Organiser.
The problem statements will be announced on Pre-Hackathon,
24th September 2021 (Friday).
All solutions must be completed and submitted to us on or
before 10.00am MYT (GMT+8) on 26th September 2021 (Sunday).
For Capture the Flag ("CTF"), how to submit
via FortNynja Platform:
Include your submission title -> [team name]-[flag
For example: Enhancement A ->
> Introduction to teams and teams members
> Describe the steps to get the flag
Upload your attachment -> Images/Presentation slides
[PDF format only] on screenshots on steps to capture
For Add the Feature ("ATF"), how to submit via
Submission title -> [team name]
Description -> Introduction to team and team member
attachment -> pitching deck [PDF format only]
All solutions submitted by the Participants are subject to a
code-review either during the Event or after the completion
of the Event if there are any disputes.
In the event after the solution-review, the Organiser and/or
the Judges are of the view that the project developed by the
Participants / Winners are not original work and/or infringe
with the intellectual property rights of any third party,
the Organiser reserves the right to clawback and/or forfeit
the Cash Prize awarded to the Winners.
PITCHING & WINNERS SELECTION [ATF CHALLENGE ONLY]
During the 1st Round Pitch, Each team will be limited to 3
minutes per pitch and 5 minutes of Q&A from the Judges.
The Panel of Judges for the 1st Round Pitch will shortlist
the top 5 teams, who will be given the opportunity to
further enhance their projects based on the feedback
The top 5 Finalists will need to demonstrate their solutions
during the final stage of the ATF Challenge, and all
Finalists are subject to the rules and regulations
determined by the Judges.
All the judges' decisions are final (including but not
limited to the determination of Winners) and any dispute
pertaining to the judges' decisions shall not be
Nothing herein shall constitute an employment, joint venture
or partnership relationship between the Participants and the
CASH PRIZES & GIFT VOUCHERS
Cash prizes and gift vouchers will be announced on our
website and social media platforms.
The cash prizes and gift vouchers are non-transferrable to
any third parties and subject to other terms and conditions
imposed by us.
The Team Leader of each winning team must provide their bank
account details and go through due diligence and eKYC with
proper documentation in order to receive the cash prize or
gift vouchers. All decisions lie solely with the Organiser.
The cash prize or gift vouchers will be transferred to the
Team Leader of the winning teams. Team Leader is responsible
for ensuring that the cash prizes will be appropriately
distributed to each member of the team and the Organisers
nor its Event's Partners shall not be responsible in
the event the Team Leader fails to do so and any disputes
pertaining to the distribution of the cash prize and/or gift
vouchers shall be resolved among the team members without
recourse to the Organiser and its Event's Partners.
Any cash prize or gift vouchers that are not claimed and/or
accepted within 30 days of notification will be forfeited.
No alternatives will be offered.
Please allow 60 working days from the date of the winning
team's response to the cash prize or gift vouchers
notification for the cash prize to be processed.
Participants are not allowed to contact any personnel of the
companies they are addressing during the span of the Event
without prior written authorisation from the Organiser and
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
By participating in the Event, each Participant hereby:
Warrants and agrees that all work presented during the
Event is an original work and in no way does it and will
not infringe, in whole or in part, the intellectual
property or proprietary rights of any third party,
including, without limitation, any third-party patents,
copyrights or trademarks.
Confirms that all Intellectual Property rights to the
designs and codes of the app/prototype developed at this
Event are wholly owned by the Participant, but you will
grant the Organiser the first right of refusal to
acquire the intellectual property right, title and
interest to the app/prototype presented at the Finals in
the event the Participant wish to transfer in whole or
in part, such right, title and interest at any point in
Undertakes to indemnify the Organiser against all costs,
expenses, charges, demands, claims, actions, losses and
damages which the Organiser may suffer or sustain as a
result of any claim that your project or working
prototype is illegally obtained or unauthorised, or that
any third party's intellectual property rights or
proprietary rights have been infringed.
Participants of the Event agree and consent that any images
or videos taken during the Event will be used by the
Organiser and/or the Event's Partners to promote the
Organiser's future events, in press releases, printed
publicity and/or digital marketing platforms.
CANCELLATION & POSTPONEMENT
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel the Event at any
point in time. If the Event is postponed or cancelled, the
announcement shall be posted on the Organiser's Website
and social media platforms immediately.
You agree to access the Website at regular time intervals to
view the T&Cs and ensure to be kept up-to-date on any
change or variation to the T&Cs. We shall not be
responsible or liable to compensate you for any loss, damage
or disappointment whatsoever due to the cancellation or
postponement of the Event.
We may refuse registration for the Event without having to
state cause and reserves the right to at any time exclude
participants from the Event who have already been admitted.
This applies in particular in cases in which the rules of
the Hackathon are breached, or if technical means or other
manipulative aids are deployed. In such an event, we are
entitled to revoke the prizes and/or to demand that they be
returned, as the case may be. This shall also apply should
the participants fail to make truthful statements in
providing their personal details.
USAGE OF INFORMATION
By participating in this Event, all Participants consent to
the Organiser processing and storing of personal data in
compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2010
Any information provided in the application form will be
kept confidential and only be used for the Event and for the
process of recruitment by the Organiser, where applicable.
We will not share, disseminate or distribute any of your
personal information without your consent unless we are
required to do so pursuant to any applicable laws or by
ruling of a court or administrative body of competent
Please see our
for more information about how we collect, use, and disclose
information you provide.
We reserve the right to change, amend or delete the T&Cs
and other rules and regulations governing the Event at any
time at our sole and absolute discretion. You agree to
access the Website regularly to view the T&Cs and to
ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest T&Cs.