Announcing AWS Amplify Hackathon on Hashnode

Announcing AWS Amplify Hackathon on Hashnode


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We are super excited to announce the biggest Hackathon on Hashnode till now in partnership with AWS Amplify. πŸ™Œ

From February 8 to February 28 (3 weeks), you are welcome to be a part of a celebration of building and documenting. This is the right time to build the projects that excite you and win amazing prizes while showcasing your potential.

What is AWS Amplify? πŸ”₯

AWS Amplify

AWS Amplify is a set of tools and services that you can use together to build scalable full-stack applications powered by AWS. With Amplify, you can configure app backends, connect your app in minutes, deploy static web apps in a few clicks, and easily manage app content outside the AWS console.

Amplify supports popular web frameworks including JavaScript, React, Angular, Vue, Next.js, and mobile platforms including Android, iOS, React Native, Ionic, and Flutter.

How to participate πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

  1. Build an app using your favorite language/tool/framework.
  2. Use any AWS Amplify free-tier tool or service in your application. Create an AWS account for using Amplify here if you don’t have one.
  3. Write an article about your app on your Hashnode blog. If you don't have a Hashnode blog yet, set it up here.
  4. Add the #AmplifyHashnode hashtag to your article.
  5. Share your article on social media and tag @hashnode and @AWSAmplify.

Prizes πŸ†

5 Grand Prizes

  • $1000 Amazon Gift Card or equivalent. πŸ’΅
  • Hashnode T-Shirt
  • AWS Amplify T-Shirt

10 Runners Up Prizes

  • $500 Amazon Gift Card or equivalent. πŸ’΅
  • Hashnode T-Shirt
  • AWS Amplify T-Shirt

Participants (with a valid project)

A participation badge for your blog πŸ…

Winners πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ 🦸

Winners will be selected by AWS Amplify and Hashnode team and announced on 3rd March 2021.

5 Reasons to Participate in the Hashnode + Amplify Hackathon πŸ‘Š

  1. Get visibility for your skills in the developer community.
  2. Bring your ideas into reality by powering your apps with AWS Amplify.
  3. Build your long ago abandoned ideas in a fixed timeline.
  4. Document & share your journey and struggles as you go.
  5. Build any kind of application you like, as the hackathon is open track.

Evaluation Criteria πŸ”

The projects will be evaluated based on the following criteria -

  1. Product Thinking: Usefulness of the project be in a real-world scenario. Completeness of the features implemented.
  2. UI/UX: The overall look, layout, color usage, and positioning in the application.
  3. Code: Quality(clean code, proper naming conventions linters usage) of code, and use of best practices.
  4. Completeness of the article: The Blog should cover all aspects of your project. What inspired you to create this project, the problem the project is targeting, and how you made it.
  5. Comprehensibility: Try to avoid intricate language jargon in your blog. Use simple language to convey your thoughts.

Important Dates πŸ—“

  • February 8th, 2021 (00:00 PT): Hackathon Begins
  • February 28th, 2021 (23:59 PT): Hackathon’s deadline for submission
  • March 3rd, 2021: Winners of the Hackathon will be announced.

We are looking forward to seeing what you will build. πŸ”₯

Need help?

Join the hackathon channel on our Discord server or tweet to us (@hashnode).

Rules πŸ“ƒ

By participating in this hackathon, you agree to accept Hashnode Hackathon rules. Please read them carefully before proceeding. All the projects submitted in this hackathon should have an MIT License or other standard open-source licenses.

Host a hackathon on Hashnode

πŸ‘‹ Interested in hosting a hackathon on Hashnode?

Hashnode is one of the fastest-growing tech blogging communities for sharing knowledge on the internet. These Hackathons allow DevTools and API companies to promote their products among a growing community of software developers.

Fill out this form if your company is interested in partnering with Hashnode for a Hackathon.