Hack Your Way to the Borderless Economy

Borderless Economy - Algorand Developer Hackathon

Algorand makes it simple and fast for developers to build on blockchain. With Java, JavaScript (node.js and browser), Go, and Python SDKs, along with REST APIs, you can build on Algorand in your preferred programming languages. Easily get up and running writing node or web applications on Algorand and quickly integrate with applications in common languages.

Why Build on Algorand

Features

Visit developer.algorand.org for access to all of our dev tools. 

  • We encourage you to use this Hackathon Lab Exercise to familiarize yourself with all of the Algorand developer tools. This exercise includes step by step instructions for: Getting Started, Private Network, Goal command line, AlgoExplorer, SDKs and Resources.
  • Feel free to communicate and ask questions with others in the community on gitter or on discord
  • Use any of the dev tools provided and leverage our SDKs and APIs to create a unique application on Algorand! 
  • Bonus if you write to and read from the ‘note field’

Upcoming Hackathons

Criteria

Using any of our dev tools qualifies your team for prizes. However, the judging team will give preference to teams that demonstrate creative competence by:
1. Using one of the SDK's
2. Using new Algorand features (ASA, Atomic Transfers, ASC1)
3. Using multiple dev tools
An example solution would be to: Build a solution for asset management using one our SDK's, the solution should be able to:
* Create and configure assets
* Transfers Assets (different asset classes)
* Use TEAL logic around the asset transactions
* Bonus: Build a UI for the solution (command line, web based or other) in any language.

Judging Criteria 

  • Quality of Idea : How creative and original is the idea?
  • Implementation of the Idea : How does the application use Algorand’s SDKs, notefield, or other developer tools?
  • Creativity: How creative or innovative is the application?
  • Impact: How applicable is the solution to the real world? Is the impact positive?
  • Completeness : How complete is this application with respect to the Algorand dev tools?

Prizes

Best Overall Application
🏆First Place: $500 amazon gift card+ Codrone+ Thule 32L Backpack
🥈Second Place: Gotenna + Matrix Creator + Raspberry Pi 4 4GB

Evaluation Team 

The evaluation team is comprised of members of the Algorand product and developer relations team. We are here for:

  • Helping on technical questions and better understanding our technology stack with respect to your hackathon application
  • Selecting the winning teams that will receive our prizes and get recognition on socials!
  • Advising you on getting more involved in our amazing community and ecosystem 

Getting Started 

Go to developer.algorand.org to get your own node up and running.

More Resources 

Example solutions:

Community SDKs

Community Resources:

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