•   almost 7 years ago

Can a friend who works for the USDA review our group's submission?

I have a friend who works for the USDA. He has nothing to do with this challenge or the department that is setting up this challenge. Can he review my group's submission? It wasn't clear from the posted rules. What about friends who work at other Federal agencies who do work on survey methodology? If they were to review our submission, it would outside of business hours. Would that be ok from your perspective?

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  • Manager   •   almost 7 years ago

    Hi Miriam,

    Thanks for your question. I'm sorry, but the rules state that "The Hackathon IS NOT open to: ...
    Any individual, Team, Small Organization, or Large Organization that used Federal facilities or consulted with Federal employees to develop their Submission (as defined below), unless the facilities and employees were made available to all Makers participating in the Hackathon on an equitable basis."

    So while you're welcome to ask friends (generally) for feedback on your submission. You are not allowed to receive help from Federal employees to develop your submission.

    I'm sorry about that!

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