I'm considering participating in my first Hackathon (Launch Hackathon in San Francisco on 11/8-10) and trying to assemble a team from strangers who've posted on the Hackathon discussion board (I'm looking for engineers, engineers are looking for a team, that kind of thing).
1. Meet some engineers who may want to work together (I'm a single, non-technical founder and not happy about it).
2. See if we can whip together a prototype of my application.
Given that I'd be working with people I don't have a history with, what should I do about intellectual property? Or are Hackathons supposed to be for either (A) Working with trusted friends on an idea you're passionate about or (B) Working with new people on an idea you're not married to?
Is the answer some sort of Grunt Fund, or will that be a non-starter?