28 days ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the IGNITION | A Global Solana Hackathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


about 1 month ago

Review Process Update

Review Process Update:


Happy Sunday Everyone! We've been receiving a lot of messages about Github invites not being accepted so we wanted to share a bit of a status update along with the process in general.

 

1. Reviews are not yet complete

2. Project presentations are reviewed and voted on by the judges

3. Top presentation selections go through a formal code review

4. If a selected project fails the code review the next in line is reviewed

5. Not every project will have their code reviewed if they are not selected as a winner in one of the…

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about 1 month ago

Public voting is now open

It's your turn to pick the Popular Choice award winner! Browse 'IGNITION | A Global Solana Hackathon' submission gallery, click on your favorite, and vote. Be sure to spread the word via your social networks, too!

Please note, as per the Devpost terms of service, you may not tamper with the vote process through manual or automated means, or attempt to compensate voters, at risk of disqualification. Find out more about public voting here.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


about 2 months ago

Friday is the last day to submit

These are your last few days to submit your project. Update or Finish your Submission so you don’t forget.  

Submission checklist

  • Are you building software using Solana Blockchain that fits in one of the tracks (DeFi, Web3, Gaming, Digital Art/Collectibles Track)?
  • Have you provided access to your code repository by making it public or by sharing access with matt@solana.com and chase@solana.com?
  • Have you created a submission video? Does your video show your project functioning and explain why you built it and with what? (See our video-making best practices.)
  • Did you integrate any of the Sponsors’ tools to…

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about 2 months ago

$75,000 USD to the Grand Prize winner

1 more week to work on your project, submit what you have so far to the Ignition: A Global Solana Hackathon.

Already submitted a project? Ask a friend for feedback or review the judging criteria to find ways to improve your submission. Put your best foot forward for these prizes:

  • Grand Prize $75,000 USD
  • Community Choice Award $10,000 USD
  • Track Awards (DeFi Track gets more $$)
    • First Place  $45,000 - $60,000 USD
    • Second Place  $30,000 - $45,000 USD
    • Third Place  $20,000 - $30,000 USD
    • First Place  $15,000 - $25,000 USD
    • First Place  $10,000 - $20,000 USD
    • Sponsor Prizes up to…

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about 2 months ago

Start your video

There are two weeks left to enter your submission to the Ignition: A Global Solana Hackathon. Submissions are due October 15 before 11:45 pm Pacific Time.

Your video is a major component of your submission. Here are some helpful tips for you to plan, create, and publish a winning video. 

Get organized. Write out a script of what you need to say and demonstrate in your video, and rehearse it before recording. A good script should: 

  • Be 3 minutes or less.
  • Include your elevator pitch of why you built your project. 
  • Show a demo of your project in action…

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2 months ago

New Submission Due Date

Thank you for joining IGNITION | A Global Solana Hackathon! Due to popular demand, we have extended the submission due date until October 15, 2021. Please be sure to complete your submission before October 15, 2021 (11:45 pm Pacific Time) here.

Questions?
If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the Solana discord server or discussion forum.


2 months ago

Less than 3 weeks to go

There are now less than 3 weeks left to enter your submission to the Ignition: A Global Solana Hackathon. If you haven't started a submission yet, do so now! You can edit your submission as much as you want before October 08 at 11:45pm PDT.

Make sure your project meets the requirements before you get too deep into the build. 

  • Are you building software using Solana Blockchain that fits in one of the tracks (DeFi, Web3, Gaming, Digital Art/Collectibles Track)?
  • Have you provided access to your code repository by making it public or by sharing access with matt@solana.com and…

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3 months ago

Get ahead on your project

Whether or not you have started building your Ignition project, check out the resources to get your footing. 

Teaming up
The Discord community is the perfect place to connect with other developers! Not only can you find teammates, bounce ideas off each other, and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use the Discord community to ask the Solana team questions!

Resources
The Judges will be scoring your project based on potential impact, functionality, novelty and design. Get started on your decentralized app or marketplace by checking out demos, the docs or the source code.

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3 months ago

Ignition Hackathon Workshops and Fireside Chats This Week!

Don't miss out on your opportunity to learn how to build on Solana. We have a packed schedule this week and everything will be live on Twitch - Solana Twitch

9/7 - 12PM EST Figment Figment Learn Solana Pathway Workshop - 101
9/7/21 - 2PM EST Francesco Agosti of Phantom An intro to Phantom & the future of Crypto Wallets 
9/8/21 - 2:30PM EST Anchor How to Anchor Workshop
9/9/21 - 12PM EST Mango Integrate w/ Mango Workshop
9/10 - 2PM EST Metaplex NFT / Metaplex Workshop

3 months ago

Get to know Solana

With the speed performance of Solana, you’re now able to build apps on the blockchain that feel just like using any web 2 application. This opens up developers to a world where they can recreate any application that exists today on-chain. Decentralized Finance, NFTs, Social Media? Anything is possible with Solana.

The Solana Developers Page has everything you need to get started building. It offers guides, tutorials, content and reference implementations to get you started!

Play around and learn with some examples. The Solana Break Game is an example app that allows a player to send simple smart contract…

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