Announcing HarperDB Hackathon on Hashnode!

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We are super excited to announce a new hackathon on Hashnode in partnership with HarperDB . 🙌

From June 2nd to June 30th (4 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 HarperDB?


HarperDB is a geo-distributed database that enables speed, performance, and low latency. With SQL on JSON, you no longer have to pick a database based on the structure of your data. HarperDB runs anywhere and ingests any type of data at scale. Accessed via an intuitive REST API, you can perform all CRUD database operations using one single endpoint.

HarperDB provides unmatched flexibility, security, and value for just about every use case, and they do it all with a single installation that can run in the cloud, on-premise, and at the edge.

How to participate 👩‍💻👨‍💻

  • Build an app using your favorite language/tool/framework.
  • Sign up for a powerful free HarperDB instance by visiting this link
  • Write an article about your app on your Hashnode blog. If you don't have a Hashnode blog yet, set it up here.
  • Add #HarperDBHackathon hashtag to your article.
  • Share your article on social media, and tag @hashnode and @harperdbio.

Prizes 🏆

5 Grand Prizes 💵

10 Runners Up Prizes 💵

Participants (with a valid project)

A participation badge for your blog 🏅

Winners 🦸‍♀️ 🦸

Winners will be selected by HarperDB and Hashnode team and the result will be announced on 3rd July 2021.

5 Reasons to Participate in the Hashnode + HarperDB Hackathon 👊

  1. Get visibility for your skills in the developer community.
  2. Bring your ideas into reality by powering your apps with HarperDB.
  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 🔍

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 🗓

  • June 2nd, 2021 (00:00 PT): Hackathon Begins
  • June 30th, 2021 (23:59 PT): Hackathon’s deadline for submission
  • July 3rd, 2021: Winners of the hackathon will be announced.

We are looking forward to seeing what you will build. 🔥

Need help?

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

Rules 📃

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 be open source with MIT or other standard open-source licenses.

Savio Martin's photo

Thanks, hashnode for coming up with another awesome hackathon season, Woohoo, I'm on it! 🚀👀

Viney Rawat's photo

I'm really excited!

Sagar Khurana's photo

Thanks organising this hackathon

Braydon Coyer's photo

Another great opportunity! Thanks for always pushing developers to build creative thins, Hashnode!

Divya Xavier's photo

Sandeep Panda Is it compulsory to use Harper DB in our app?

Syed Fazle Rahman's photo

Yes, you have to use HarperDB.

Tapas Adhikary's photo

What a Coincidence!

Rahul Singh's photo

Woohoo, I'm excited to build something cool.

Georgey V B's photo

It's time to grind⚙

Margo McCabe's photo

Woohoo!! Let's get this party started 🕺

Sanvi Merin's photo

Wow! Wow! Thanks for another hackathon! Hoping to see some amazing apps here!

Victor Ikechukwu's photo

Thanks, hashnode for coming up with this awesome hackathon! 💖, Woohoo, I'm sooo on it! 🚀💃💃

Ajit Kumar's photo

Are you excited ??

Andrew Baisden's photo

Ok this looks fun I just might have to join in on the fun 🚀

Anas Basheer's photo

Its amazing I can’t wait to get started

Usman Sabuwala's photo

Finally, I will participate in this Hackathon! Nothing can stop me now 🚀🚀🚀

Shlok Dungrani's photo


Karthik Raju's photo

the best opportunity for budding developers

Orangemn6's photo

Definitely participating!

Pratik Jagrut's photo

Sandeep Panda The blog should be a tutorial, or should it be just an overview or cursory explanation of the project?

Edidiong Asikpo's photo

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. Pratik Jagrut

Pratik Jagrut's photo

Edidiong Asikpo Does the blog suppose to be a single article, or could it be divided into 2-3 articles depending upon the length of the content?

Ninad Ingale's photo

Any app would do right? There isn't any theme to make an app ain't it?

Edidiong Asikpo's photo

Yes, any app. There's no specific theme for this hackathon Ninad Ingale.

Ninad Ingale's photo

Thank you so much Edidiong Asikpo Mam.

Pratik Jagrut's photo

Sandeep Panda Is it necessary to use a cloud instance of harperDB or we can use dockerized harperDB as well?

Sandeep Panda's photo

You can use dockerized one too!


Happy to see this, I'm ready for it all

Sahitya Roy's photo

Great opportunity

Pankaj Ku Chouhan's photo

Awesome article and i will definitely participate.

Goutham J's photo

That's great!

Farhan Roy's photo

emm harper db ?

Alemoh Rapheal Baja's photo


Swayam Prabha's photo

Great Article :)