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.

Andrew Brown's photo

For those looking for AWS Amplify resources to use during this Hackathon:

Nader Dabit (AWS Developer Advocate for AWS Amplify)

Marcia Villalba (AWS Developer Advocate for Serverless)

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Piyush Sinha's photo

This is awesome ❀️. I couldn't participate in the Vercel Hackathon & was feeling bad about it. Thank You Hashnode Team for yet another opportunity to showcase our skills.

V Thulisile Sibanda's photo

Hope you'll have some data science related hackathons in future because the fomo πŸ˜ͺ

Sourabh Mandal's photo

Hi.. Syed Fazle Rahman I really love how you are making this platform engaging with hackathons. cheers. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Are the theme for this hackathon is Open Category?

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Yes, build anything you like.

Aniket Singh's photo

Ready to hustle

Gaurav Tewari's photo

wow!! another one... 🀩🀩

Catalin Pit's photo

Nice one!

Jatin Kathuria's photo

Thank you for this great opportunity as It helped me keep my schedule and today I am realing my first product which built within 3.5 weeks - Loudrr - Not just another commenting Engine. Checkout the introduction article below.

Shaquil Hansford's photo

That's a great app! Maybe I'll use it in the future!

Vadim Savin's photo

Thanks for this awesome hackathon. I had a lot of fun building an app in a 12H live stream using React Native and Amplify.

More details about the process and the result are in the article:

Shaquil Hansford's photo

Holy crap. This one might win it all. And congrats on that awesome youtube channel you've built! Super jealous, but also very happy for you!!

Vadim Savin's photo

Haha, thanks, let's hope <3

Tarun Singh's photo

Will my project be eligible if I used only Aws amplify hosting service for my project as I'm new to amplify? I'm planning to use firebase as my backend and deploy it to aws. Will there be any issue if I use firebase as my backend?

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Tarun Singh's photo

Hi Syed Fazle Rahman please clarify my doubt.

Mohammed Ashfaq's photo

Syed Fazle Rahman same doubt. Can we use firebase?

Usman Sabuwala's photo

I am really really excited to join this hackathon πŸ™‹

Edidiong Asikpo's photo

That's good to hear Usman Sabuwala. We are looking forward to seeing what you will build.

Raul Lopez's photo

Super cool!

Lalit's photo

Unfortunately I will not be able to participate in this hackathon 😩

Due to board examsπŸ“š

But will definitely participate in Hashndoe hackathons after 27th May 2021

Will K's photo

This is cool! However when you say you evaluate based on code, do you mean you require repo access? I would like to work on a closed source project, that I am happy to share some code snippets from in the blog but not provide full repo access.

michael ikechukwu's photo

It's awesome.

shadowtime2000's photo

The Hashnode team is just lining up hackathons w/ partnerships one after another. Amazing.

Amiya Panigrahi's photo

Ready to participate in this hackathon 😎 as I missed the last Vercel Hackathon. Thank you Hashnode.

Hrithwik Bharadwaj's photo

Super Excited for this one

Leo Driesch's photo

Are we allowed to team up? Or individuals only?

Edidiong Asikpo's photo

It is only for individuals Leo Driesch.

Alex Patterson's photo

This is terribly unfortunate. It takes away the building of communities and developers experience in building things together. I really wish hashnode would reconsider their stance on this. Building apps together is part of a developers journey and makes sharing it on hashnode a much more well rounded experience. It fosters junior developers growth into seniors especially as they learn a new technology such as AWS Amplify.

Even allowing a single individual to turn in the project and write the post, while allowing all of their friends to contribute would be a step in the right direction.

Edidiong Asikpo

Martin Thampi's photo

This is awesome, providing us more and more hackathons. Thanks, hashnode team and will look into this! Thanks

Afoma Orji's photo

Yess !

Paolo Urciullo's photo

Oh, how exciting!!