Terms & Conditions - Jobbio’s Codefest: Mastercard Edition


The company BeMyApp, a French company with a capital of 1.250,00 euros, whose registered office is located 18 Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France - company registration number B 523 824 258 (Marseille RCS) - (hereafter referred to as “Organizer”)is organizing on behalf of the company Mastercard Ireland Limited, an Irish based company whose registered office is located at Mountainview, Central Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland (hereafter referred to as the “Sponsor”) a hackathon called “Jobbio’s Codefest: Mastercard Edition” (hereafter referred to as “Competition”) on 10th April 2019. 


The aim of the competition is to assess skill sets of possible recruits for Mastercard. By submitting your information and registering for the Competition, you acknowledge that you are providing your information so that Mastercard International Inc. and its affiliates may contact you regarding this recruitment event and other possible recruitment or employment opportunities.


The Competition is free and without any purchase obligation.

The Competition is open to all individuals (i) who have the age required by law both in the Republic of Ireland and in their country of residence to enter this competition, (ii) who hold a bank account in their country of tax residence, (iii) who have IT skills and (iv) who have their own computer hardware in working order throughout the duration of the Competition (hereafter referred to as “Participants”).

The registration for the Competition is open from 25th February 2019 to 9th April 2019. The hackathon will take place from 1.00pm 10th April to 6.00pm 10th April.

Each registration in the hackathon is individual, and only one registration per person is allowed during the entire duration of the Competition. 

Phase 1: Registration process

Date: Between 25th February 2019 to 9th April 2019

Object: Every person wishing to participate can register online on the dedicated website for the Competition accessible at the following address: jobbiocode.bemyapp.com/mastercard. Registrants must provide the following information: last name, first name, date of birth, address, phone number, email and their profile for the purpose of the Competition, as suggested on the website. This information is required for the completion of their application. 

Each candidate guarantees that the information entered during his/her application to the Competition is complete and accurate. Any false, incorrect or incomplete information will automatically result in the application being rejected.

The Organizer reserves the right to reject an application at any time if the profile of the Participant does not comply with the Competition standards.

Phase 2: Beginning of the Competition

Date: On 10th April at 1.00pm

Place: RDS, Dublin

Object: Participants will meet and tackle the challenges set by Mastercard, and will have access to Mastercard’s platform to complete the challenges.

Phase 3: Competition results

Date: On 10th April at 6.00pm

Place: RDS Dublin  

Object: The winners of the challenge will be announced (first three participants to complete the challenge set)


The three (3) winning participants will be determined by the completion of the set challenges in the fastest time.

The winners will be selected from among the Participants who actually: 

Satisfy the conditions for participation as set forth in the present rules

Participated in the codefest session

The Mastercard coaches’ decision is final and cannot be challenged.


The Competition is endowed with three (3) prizes:

1st prize: a prepaid card worth 1000 Euros plus a guaranteed HR interview for a role at Mastercard in Dublin

2nd prize: a prepaid card worth 500 Euros plus a guaranteed HR interview for a role at Mastercard in Dublin

3rd prize: a prepaid card worth 250 Euros plus a guaranteed HR interview for a role at Mastercard in Dublin

The gained prizes are neither exchangeable nor refundable against their cash value. BeMyApp reserves the right, if circumstances so require, to replace the prizes with others of equivalent value, without liability being incurred thereby.


Prizes will be sent by Mastercard to the winners within a maximum of 4 (four) months, to the address indicated by the winners. 

If the address of a winner is unusable (illegible, incomplete or erroneous), the latter will lose the right to receive its prize.

In addition, the Organizer cannot be held liable because of an error of routing of the prize, the loss of the prize during shipment, or inability to contact the winner. 

No mail will be sent to Participants who did not win. 


Participant waives all of his/her claims regarding compensation against the Organizer or the Sponsor due to his/her participation to the Competition (in particular with regards to costs incurred for participation such as transport, accommodation, etc.) with the exception of drinks and meals which will be supplied by the Organizer during the duration of the Competition.


The Organizer reserves the right to shorten, extend, modify or terminate the Competition, or a part of the Competition, as a result of a force majeure event without incurring liability as a result thereof.

In such case, the Organizer will provide notice thereof to the Participants by any means of its choice (including e-mail and/or publication on the Website), and, if the need arises, will communicate to the Participants the new rules applicable or the new ending date of the Competition, as the case may be. Each Participant may notify the Organizer by e-mail that s/he refuses the new conditions of the Rules, in which case s/he will be excluded from participating, which s/he expressly accepts. If no refusal is communicated to the Organizer within 72 hours, the new conditions of the Rules will be deemed to have been accepted by Participants.

In case of a modification to the Rules, cancellation or interruption of the Competition, or a reduction or an extension of its length, the Organizer waives all liability and Participants will not be entitled to any compensation.


The Organizer may cancel all or part of participations in the Competition if it appears that fraud has occurred in any form whatsoever, in particular computer fraud, during the Competition. The Organizer reserves, in this case, the right not to award prizes to fraudsters, to disqualify the concerned prototype project and/or to bring actions against the authors of these frauds. The Organizer shall not incur any responsibility towards the Participants because of the committed frauds.

Furthermore, the Organizer cannot be liable in case of damage, whether material or immaterial, caused during the Competition and thereafter, to the Participants, to their computing equipment, or to the data, including consequences which may ensue from it on their personal, professional or commercial activity. 


Exploitation and property rights to code developed during the Competition are reserved to Participants. 

If the Participants wish to assign their rights, they shall first offer to the [Sponsor?] the option to acquire the rights in their prototypes for commercial use. The conditions of this assignment of rights shall be defined by way of a separate agreement between the [Sponsor?] and the Participants. 

During the Competition, the Participants shall only use elements which are clear of any rights. Any third-party elements included in the code, including open source software, must be clearly identified with their version, the terms of the applicable license and any other details regarding their use. The Participant understands that this information is taken into account in the assessment for the allocation of a prize. 

The prototypes shall not infringe any intellectual property right or images right. Each Participant warrants to the Organizer and the Sponsor that their creation does not infringe in any way any third-party rights, and that s/he obtained, where necessary, the authorization of any third party.

By joining the Competition, Participants expressly authorize the Organizer [and the Sponsor?], for free, to publish, communicate, exhibit and disclose orally, graphically or in writing, projects and prototypes presented during the Competition. Each Participant agrees to be mediatized (portfolio, website, etc.) and authorizes the Organizer and the Sponsor, for free, to present all the works realized on all the communication media used in support of this Competition as well as to mention names, first names and images of the Participants. 

Under this regulation, the Participant shall not acquire any full or partial right of ownership or use of any kind on the name and trademark “Mastercard” nor on any names and/or brands associated with Mastercard, used alone, in association with or as part of another word or name, or any rights on trademarks, names or logos of Mastercard, or any of its associated or related companies.


The Participants may be filmed or photographed during the event. By joining the Competition, the Participants agree to the use and the distribution of their image by the Organizer and the Sponsor, including for promotional events occurring after the Competition. The production and distribution of films and photographs of the event will not lead to any compensation of the Participants.


The Participant acknowledges the confidentiality of all information and documents which have been shared with him/her throughout the Competition.

During the whole duration of the Competition, the Participant will not directly or indirectly use or share any information with any third party, unless he/she has obtained a written authorization to do so, delivered by the Organizer beforehand. This applies to information shared with him/her by the Organizer or shared with him/her indirectly (including by the Sponsor) in relation to the Competition or these terms. 

The Participant commits to delivering any document containing confidential information or shared with the Participant upon the execution of this contract, on the Organizer’s simple request. This confidentiality commitment will have effect until 24 months from the date of the Competition. 


The collection and processing of personal data relating to the Participant by the Organizer is primarily intended to ensure that the Competition will be properly completed and in particular to allow the Organizer to contact the winner and to award them the prizes in an efficient way and, if the cases arises, to publish the list of the winners.

Personal Data you submit when you participate in the Hackathon will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy http://privacy.bemyapp.com/ and applicable data protection laws.

Participants have the right to access, update and/or obtain deletion of their data by requesting directly to the Organizer at the following address: 86 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris. 

By submitting your information and registering for the Competition, you acknowledge that BeMyApp will share your personal data with Mastercard International Inc. and its affiliates for the purposes stated in Article 2.


The Organizer reminds Participants about the characteristics and limits of the Internet network and declines any responsibility regarding any consequence that may occur while they are connected to the Internet network on the event websites and during their participation in the Competition.

Neither the Organizer nor the Sponsor shall be made responsible if Participants cannot connect to the website of the event due to a technical fault or in the event of any problem linked namely and not exclusively to (1) network overload ; (2) an electric or human error (3) any malicious intervention ; (4) an issue related to a phone line ; (5) an issue related to hardware or software ; (6) a hardware or software malfunction ; (7) a case of emergency ; (8) disruptions that may affect the smooth running of the Competition.


It is the Participant’s responsibility to take appropriate measures to protect his/her own data and/or software located on his/her computer equipment, against any violation. The Participant’s connection to the event websites and their participation in the Competition is made under their own sole responsibility. Neither the Organizer nor the Sponsor shall be held responsible for any infection by potential viruses on the Participant’s computer equipment, or of the intrusion of a third party on their system.

The Organizer shall not be held responsible if, for any reason, data related to a Participant’s registration doesn’t reach the company or is illegible or impossible to process.

The Organizer reserves the right to exclude any Participant or person disrupting the Competition’s smooth running. They reserve the right to use any recourse, including suing anyone suspected of cheating, falsifying, or disrupting the process described in the Terms and Conditions, or suspected of trying to accomplish such actions. Any Participant deemed by the Organizer to have disrupted the Competition in any of the ways stated above, will be deprived of the right to obtain any prize, and no claim will be accepted consequently.

Participants remain solely and entirely responsible for the damages caused by them or their equipment to goods or people during the competition. They are responsible for covering their risks by their own insurance and renounce any right to resort to the Organizer or the Sponsor in that respect.


This document is accessible on the event website jobbiocode.bemyapp.com/mastercard during the full duration of the Competition. 

Participation in the Competition implies full acceptance without reservation of the present regulation. Participation in the Competition is strictly personal and the Participant cannot, under any circumstances, be replaced. Any claim relating to the Competition will be barred after the period of 6 (six) months from the deadline for participation stipulated in Article 1.

The T&Cs and any contractual and non-contractual disputes in connection with them shall be governed by, construed and take effect in accordance with Republic of Ireland law. Any dispute arising out of or in relation to the Terms and Conditions shall be brought to an amicable settlement. 

In case of failure to reach an amicable settlement, the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Republic of Ireland courts to decide and settle any claim, dispute or matters arising out of or in connection with the T&Cs or established by them (whether contractual or non-contractual). 


Where will the codefest take place?

Jobbio's Codefest is a side event of the Jobbio HIGHER Festival, and are both an official part of the Dublin Tech Summit. 

Are there travel stipends?

As Mastercard is looking for Dublin-based developers primarily, there will be no travel compensation offered for this event.

Is the work done in teams or individually?

Since the purpose of this event is to recruit new employees, participants will join the event, and work, individually. 

What should I bring?

Your laptop, charger, and any hardware or tech you wish to use.

Are food and drinks provided? 

Yes, food and drinks are provided for participants during the coding hours. 

As a participant, when/how will I receive my pass for the Dublin Tech Summit? 

Once you receive confirmation to attend the codefest from a BeMyApp employee, you will then receive further instructions on how to obtain your pass. 


At Mastercard, we thrive on innovation so we can change the way the world pays and gets paid. This commitment has allowed us to attract and retain employees who like to work in a creative, challenging environment.

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