- Projects must consist entirely of original code. Public libraries may be used, but projects may not be extensions of existing codebases.

- All project code must be written in the 36 hours between 12:00 AM EST on Saturday, January 21, 2017 and 11:59 AM EST on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Projects must be submitted to spartahack2017.devpost.com by 11:59 AM EST on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

- All project code must be written exclusively by the team members listed in the final submission. Teams may use reference materials and receive technical instruction from mentors or other attendees, but no external source may directly contribute to the project code.

- Project ideas must be independent and original in spirit. Although they may be inspired by or improvements on ideas previously implemented by others, projects must offer substantial novelty.