PrideMakers 2021 / June 11-19, 2021
PrideMakers will be Team Liquid’s first makeathon event where members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies can come together to collaborate on technical or creative projects.
How do we make LGBTQIA+ people and other minority groups feel valid? This theme revolves around building projects that give these communities a sense of validation, empowering them and making them feel like they belong in tech and/or esports.
Everyone has their own story, and everyone should be allowed to share their own stories. This theme prompts participants to create an artistic piece (music or illustrative art) that describes what Pride means to them.
Frequently Asked Questions
We welcome all hardware and software based projects for PrideMakers 2021! As this is a makeathon, we are also allowing non-hardware/software projects. We are currently only accepting creative projects under “illustrative art” and “music”, but this may change in future events.
If you are unsure about whether or not your project qualifies, please contact an admin!
Each team (or participant if competing solo) is required to submit a demo video (2 minutes maximum) showcasing the project and its core features. If it’s a creative piece, the demo video should include a description of the art piece and an answer to the theme prompt.
Great question! Here are a few examples:
- Creating game controllers that cater to physical limitations.
- Gaming setups that are comfortable for people with different needs.
- Visual novels or narrative-driven games that feature LGBTQIA+ characters in a story.
- LGBTQIA+ educational websites.
- Software that addresses public policies and how they affect LGBTQIA+ communities, as well as a plan of action that allows outsiders to help or contribute.
Accepted Pridemakers participants will receive an invitation link via email.
Participants can compete in a team of up to four people. Teams of more than four people may be accepted on a case-by-case basis, but we cannot guarantee approval.
All projects must be submitted to our Devpost page by Friday, June 18th at 6:00 PM Pacific Time. All members of your team must be registered on devpost and added to your project page before the deadline.
No - each team is only allowed ONE (1) project submission. Participants competing solo are also limited to ONE (1) project. Additionally, participants are only allowed to compete in ONE team - we are not allowing participants to be part of two or more teams.
You will be contacted shortly after the closing ceremony by an admin and will be asked to provide information in order to receive the prize.
Although we aim to provide as many participation opportunities as possible, there are legal issues that unfortunately prevent us from hosting a truly global event. We will be looking into providing global access for future makeathon and hackathon events.
Development platforms are the playground for developers, there are many choices to execute your software / application or whatever you are building. We are happy to have AWS supporting the event as a web service provider. You can also use your AWS credit for it. This is where ideas take form and start evolving into actual things. Get your hack on!