ETHPlanet Hackathon: Building the Next Digital World

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ETHPlanet
Sep 8 · 6 min read

September 9 - October 25 // ETHPlanet Virtual Hackathon

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[Last Updated on October 2, 2020]

Last year, we hosted more than 20 events, workshops, and hackathons across Asia from Osaka to Shanghai, from Beijing to Bangkok to Sydney. Early this year, we set a goal that we were going to do more for the community. And then due to the impact that the Covid-19 crisis has had on the world, we had to change the plans and turn into some alternative ones (aka meet and greet virtually), such as Ethereum Summer Camp, EDCON 2020 Online Edition, and the upcoming ETH Planet Hackathon.

What Is Building the Next Digital World Hackathon?

The global Covid-19 pandemic sudden attack seems to have pressed the pause button on the whole world, halting or slowing down a lot of the procedures and networks we are accustomed to and reliant on. In response, this sudden change pushes us to rethink the current social-economic architecture of many industries and sectors, including the art world and beyond.

Even though some of us have gotten used to the new normal, living in the digital nomad lifestyle, there’s no better time than now to focus on the most fundamental prospect underlying the application of blockchain and the technology in general — and start BUILDING — from building a sustainable ecosystem that allows creative individuals and groups to work in a decentralized, self-autonomous and revenue-creating model, to simply help people during this challenging time to build projects around digital mindfulness, self-care, and more.

In partnership with CAC, Kaiyuanshe, and CSDN, we are hosting a hackathon — Building the Next Digital World to encourage a reciprocal world in the next digital generation, envisioned with the power of blockchain technology. This hackathon will be the ultimate platform for hackers, builders, artists, designers, and anyone else from all backgrounds who want to build, create, and move forward, together. If you’re new to the community, don’t worry — we will provide help from both technical experts and pioneers in the creative area to help you to start off your project on the right foot.

Prizes and Awards

The best projects and teams will stand a chance to win up to $20,000+, prizes for each winning team include:

  • 1 ETH
  • Two dedicated desks at Tech Discovery Space for 6 months
  • Speaking and showcase at COSCon 2020 (the largest annual open source summit)
  • Exclusive interviews and featured articles with the media, publications, and art shows

Also, for all the teams who submitted their project will be able to have the CAC annual VIP membership.

Awards include:

⭐️ Most Social Value Award

⭐️ Most Potential Award

⭐ ️Most Popular Award

⭐️ Best Visualization Award

⭐️ Best Speculative Design Award

⭐️ Special Art & DAO Award

Themes and Ideas

Here are some ideas and themes to help you find inspiration. And we’d love to see projects that are built on multiple ideas.

  • 💸 DeFi
  • 🌐 Oracle
  • 🎨 Art
  • 🔮 Speculative Design
  • 🎮 Gaming
  • ⛓ Ethereum Scaling
  • 🔐 Security & Privacy
  • 🤖️ Smart Contract IoT
  • 🗳️ DAOs
  • 🎶 Music
  • 🔧 Tools for Remote Work
  • ⚗️ Open Topic — Everything else, you tell us!

Timeline and Submission

Here’s how and where to submit your project and more details coming soon!

How to Register

Starting from September 9, you can register for the hackathon by clicking the links down below 👇

For 中文报名页面, 请移步这里👇

You’re more than welcome to work solo. But if you’d like to find a teammate, or join a project, please join our Discord to find a team. OR you’ll get assigned to a team before the submission opens by Sept. 30.

Get Involved in the Conversation

We have created a place for all the builders to discuss ideas, ask questions, find the support, and share progress with others. Join the discussion — > ETHPlanet Discord server: https://discord.gg/GF7j9E8

Judges and Mentors

Mentors from Kaiyuanshe, CAC, and more will be joining the hackathon and giving you very hands-on experience, and most importantly, they will be helping you build an awesome project. Also, we will have workshops, too. So you will able to learn from industry experts — at a hackathon master class!

Hackathon Rules and Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Form your team of 1–5 or get assigned to a team by the submission open on September 30.
  • You must “build on Ethereum” to be eligible.
  • Your submission must be work completed during the hackathon: You or your teams can form ideas before the hackathon but the code, hacks, and prototypes must be built during the hackathon.
  • You must complete your submission by October 15 at 11:59 PM SGT (11:59 AM ET) with a presentation and a demo that must be included with your submissions, such as a PDF file, Google Slides, or video are all acceptable.
  • Your project / work is void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulation.

Community Support

Hackathon has always been a special opportunity for people to come together with the global Ethereum and tech community to connect and share the innovations.

We’re grateful to have community partners from Tech Discovery Space, GitLab APAC, Blockchain Camp, Wuhan2020, EthFans, Unitimes, ECN, ETHIndia, Taipei Ethereum, Suibe Blockchain Center, BTCU, Ethereum Cat Herders, State of the DApps, FDU-VIS, Daosquare, Amberdata, Alphawallet, MYKEY, joining us and supporting the hackathon this time!

It’s Time to Build!

We’re welcoming everyone to participate in the hackathon. Hope you can learn something and win some money — it could be your first fair launch fund or some seed money for you to start a side hustle. Also, it is going to be a wonderful opportunity for connecting with fellow builders and building cool stuff together.

Let’s get to work and we can’t wait to see what you build!

About Chronus Art Center

Established in 2013, Chronus Art Center (CAC) is China’s first nonprofit art organization dedicated to the presentation, research / creation, and scholarship of media art. CAC with its exhibitions, residency-oriented fellowships, lectures, and workshop programs and through its archiving and publishing initiatives, creates a multifaceted and vibrant platform for the discourse, production, and dissemination of media art in a global context. CAC is positioned to advance artistic innovation and cultural awareness by critically engaging with media technologies that are transforming and reshaping contemporary experiences.

About CSDN

The “Chinese Software Developer Network” or “China Software Developer Network” (CSDN) is one of the largest networks of software developers in China. CSDN provides web forums, blog hosting, IT news, and other services. CSDN has about 10 million registered users and is the largest developer community in China.

About Kaiyuanshe

An open-source alliance of enterprises, communities, and individuals in China that support open source, aiming to promote the open-source in China.

About ETHPlanet

ETHPlanet is where you can connect with all the developers, dapp founders, digital artists, investors, and other innovators in the field from around the Ethereum world. We are building a community of builders across the Asia-Pacific with the aim of encouraging Ethereum technology’s development, awareness, and usage.

If you’re interested in exploring the potential of Ethereum blockchain and open source technology, ETHPlanet is a place of inspiration, tools, information, and the community you can trust.

► Visit our website here: 🌍 ETHPlanet.org 🌍

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