Polkadot Hackathon
Global Series:

EUROPE EDITION

25 Jan - 17 Feb 2023

ABOUT

The Polkadot Hackathon Global Series is back – bigger and better than ever, in Europe.


This virtual three-week program continues on from the huge success of October 2021’s
Polkadot APAC Hackathon and June 2022’s Polkadot North America Hackathon, bringing together a diverse community of like-minded blockchain developers ready to build and collaborate.

 

Although the event is focused on Europe, it is open to everyone, everywhere. The program is designed to create the perfect environment to make and build new blockchains, learn from your fellow attendees, and hack to your heart’s content!


This time, we have a networking event – dotSocial, at the end of the hackathon in Paris! The finalists of Polkadot Hackathon Global Series: Europe Edition will be flown to Paris to attend and present their projects on stage. This is the perfect opportunity to network with a global community of developers to make lasting connections in person, and be in with a chance to win from a massive prize pool.


(More details on dotSocial will be updated soon!)

dotSocial: Paris

We are heading to Paris!

 

In conjunction with Paris Blockchain week, dotSocial: Paris will be held at Pan Piper on 22nd March, 2023. Get ready to network with fellow Polkadot developers from the community & Web3.0 enthusiasts throughout the day and leave with your connections full!

 

dotSocial: Paris will be focused on the hackathon’s finalists showcasing projects as they pitch to the judges live. With up to five challenge tracks, each category will award its three teams of finalists – everyone is a winner! 🎖️

 

That’s not all! Get the night started with our networking dinner & drinks lined up for everyone to get to know each other and who knows? You might land your very next job over here, or meet your new team mates for the next Polkadot Hackathon Global Series!

 

We are open to everyone who register ahead of time. Do register early if you plan to attend — limited seats available!

CATEGORIES

01

Interfaces & Experiences

Category 1: Interfaces & Experiences

This track is dedicated to building your understanding of UI and UX fundamentals, including best practices specifically for blockchain development. Gain experience in building a wide variety of interfaces and user experiences that chains can adopt.

02

ink! Smart Contracts

Category 2: ink! Smart Contracts

Explore ink!, an up-and-coming Rust-based embedded programming language for writing smart contracts for blockchains built with the Substrate framework. Get the chance to build your dApps that run !ink smart contracts that are performant, safe, and flexible.

03

Web3 & Tooling

Category 3: Web3 & Tooling

A diverse track focused on all kinds of tooling and applications that can be used to expand Web3. Those interested in building a better web can explore the use cases for open-source technologies for a society run on peer-to-peer networks.

04

DeFi

Category 4: DeFi

Builders can make use of this track for the multitude of DeFi-related solutions, including DEXs, AMMs, and stablecoins. Learn how to not only develop new financial primitives, but also work towards the integration of existing ones, such as breaking the barriers of assets between blockchains. This all contributes to helping build wider adoption of DeFi.

05

NFT

Category 5: NFT

This track is for developers interested in the use cases for NFTs will explore the scope for their creation across multiple industries, including gaming, art, real estate, logistics, and general collectibles. The scope includes exploring the importance of optimizing for complex NFT use cases, and blockchain-agnostic NFT platforms that enable cross-chain functionality.

PRIZES

Prize Pool (Per Track): USD 35,000

1st Prize

USD 18,000

2nd Prize

USD 10,000

3rd Prize

USD 7,000

We are also awarding USD 3,000 per finalist team for travel costs to dotSocial: Paris!

Polkadot Blockchain Academy

 

Winners will get priority access to the admission process and recruiting process for the Polkadot Blockchain Academy. Winners can use the priority access once for a period of two years. Tuition, accommodation and meals in line with a standard Academy place.

An NFT, specially minted for Polkadot Hackathon Global Series: Europe Edition will be presented to all participants that turn in a submission.

Ecosystem Team Challenges & Prizes

Ink! Smart Contracts

Build a DeFi dApp with ink!

Up to USD 5000

Ink! Smart Contracts

Build NFT project (marketplace) with ink!

Up to USD 4000

 

Ink! Smart Contracts

Build a WASM dApp with ink!

Up to USD 3000 

NFT

RMRK NFT implementation on the SNOW network

First Place – USD 1500
Second Place – USD 500

DeFi

Lending Liquidation Bot

USD 1500 worth of INTR
(final project deployed by Interlay)

 

DeFi

Build an arbitrage/trading Bot that can capture profits by observing on and off-chain data and execute actions

USD 1000 worth of INTR
(final project deployed by Interlay)

 

Web3 & Tooling

Setting up the KILT Attestation Workflow

First Place – $5,000 worth of KILT 

Second Place – $2,500 worth of KILT 

 

 

$250 worth of KILT for each challenge track winner

DeFi

Make DeFi Less Scary and
More Accessible

First Place – USD 3000
Second Place – USD 1000

Interfaces & Experiences

Build a Cross-Chain dApp
with Moonbeam

First Place – USD 5000
Second Place – USD 2000

Web3 & Tooling

React component for comments section with 2 themes (dark & light)

Up to USD 3000
Additional USD 1000 for adding comments section to prediction markets on Zeitgeist

Web3 & Tooling

Plugin for WordPress (save content to Subsocial blockchain)

Up to USD 3000

Interfaces & Experiences

Social Reputation Dashboard & Ranking

Up to USD 3000

Interfaces & Experiences

Web3 Social Dapp with Content Monetization

Up to USD 3000 for first place
$300 each for next Top 3 teams

NFT

Loyalty Program NFT/RFT

Winner – USD 5000 worth of UNQ

Consolation Prize – USD 1000 worth of UNQ

DeFi

Outcome DEX

$5000 USDC

 

Web3 & Tooling

Ecosystem Auxiliary application

Winner – USD 5000 worth of UNQ

Consolation Prize – USD 1000 worth of UNQ

Web3 & Tooling

Voting Tools

$5000 USDC

SCHEDULE

25th January 2023 12:00 - 14:00 (CET) | 13:00 – 14:00 (SAST)
Hackathon Opening Ceremony + Networking Session
26th January 2023 12:00 – 13:00 (CET) | 13:00 – 14:00 (SAST)
Workshop Session 1:

Swanky Suite – All-In-One Tool For WASM Smart Contract Developers by Astar Network

Speaker: Saša Pul

26th January 2023 13:00 – 14:00 (CET) | 14:00 – 15:00 (SAST)
Workshop Session 2:

The Advent of NFTs - A New Paradigm On The Horizon by Unique Network

Speaker: Anna Chrevonyuk

27th January 2023 12:00 – 13:00 (CET) | 13:00 – 14:00 (SAST)
Workshop Session 3:

Improving indexing performance with multi call contracts by Subsquid

Speaker: Massimo Luraschi

27th January 2023 13:00 – 14:00 (CET) | 14:00 – 15:00 (SAST)
Workshop Session 4:

Building a Decentralized Instagram in 50 minutes by Subsocial

Speaker: Tushar Ojha

31st January 2023 12:00 – 13:00 (CET) | 13:00 – 14:00 (SAST)
Workshop Session 5:

Setting up the KILT Attestation Workflow by KILT

Speaker: Dudley Needham

1st February 2023 12:00 – 13:00 (CET) | 13:00 – 14:00 (SAST)
Workshop Session 6:

Building Cross-Chain Connected Contracts by Moonbeam

Speaker: Alberto Viera

2nd February 2023 12:00 – 13:00 (CET) | 13:00 – 14:00 (SAST)
Workshop Session 7:

Building DApps in the Acala EVM+ by Acala

Speaker: Bryan Chen

7th February 2023 12:00 – 13:00 (CET) | 13:00 – 14:00 (SAST)
Mentor Office Hours 1
8th February 2023 12:00 – 13:00 (CET) | 13:00 – 14:00 (SAST)
Workshop Session 8:

Parachain Governance on Polkadot and its advantages for projects by Oak Network

Speaker: Christian Dirk

8th February 2023 13:00 – 14:00 (CET) | 14:00 – 15:00 (SAST)
Workshop Session 9:

ink! 101: An introduction to writing smart contracts in Rust by Parity Technologies

Speaker: Hernando Castano

9th February 2023 12:00 – 13:00 (CET) | 13:00 – 14:00 (SAST)
Mentor Office Hours 2
14th February 2023 12:00 – 13:00 (CET) | 13:00 – 14:00 (SAST)
Mentor Office Hours 3
17th February 2023 (CET) | 18th February 2023 (SAST) 23:59 (CET) | 00:59 (SAST)
Submission Deadline
18th - 27th February 2023
Judging Period
1st March 2023 12:00 – 13:00 (CET) | 13:00 – 14:00 (SAST)
Finalists' Announcement
22nd March 2023 15:00 – 21:00 (CET) | 16:00 – 22:00 (SAST)
Finalists’ Pitch + Networking Session at dotSocial: Paris

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FAQ

The event will be held from 25th January to 17th February, 2023 (CET).

This event if focused on the Europe region, but is open to all.


Whether you’re an experienced blockchain or non-blockchain developer, want to learn more about building on/for Polkadot, or are entirely new to the Web3 space, we welcome you!


You can enter the hackathon as long as you are above 18 years old and a citizen of the eligible countries.

Yes! We want anyone with ideas or the passion to innovate to participate. Teams will however need at least one individual who can build/code a prototype as a code artefact is required for project submission.

Each team can have a minimum of 1 member, to a maximum of 4 members.

Teams are recommended to be formed within your own locations & time zones to avoid time zone fatigue but this is not mandatory. You can choose to join a team location in another time zone as well.

There are several ways that you can form your hack teams. Find out more from our Team Formation section in the Participants’ Guide after you sign up.

Yes! Only registered individuals are eligible to participate and collect the prizes. Please ensure that all members of your team have registered their teams accordingly as well.

While we hope you’ll be able to build on Substrate, we welcome everyone to build based on whatever knowledge, skills and expertise you have. One of the objectives of the hackathon is for you to learn and understand about the Polkadot ecosystem, so we welcome anyone to join us!

You can contact us at dotglobal@angelhack.com.

Polkadot Treasury Funded Hackathon