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Unleash the Power of Backend with the Appwrite Hackathon on Hashnode

Unleash the Power of Backend with the Appwrite Hackathon on Hashnode

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Daniela Passos
ยทMay 15, 2023ยท

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Table of contents

  • ๐Ÿค” What is the Appwrite Hackathon?
  • What is Appwrite?
  • ๐ŸŽ Prizes
  • ๐Ÿš€ How to Participate?
  • ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Key Dates
  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Appwrite Workshop
  • ๐Ÿ’ก App Ideas

It's time to take your backend skills to the next level!
Hashnode and Appwrite are joining forces to bring you the Appwrite Hackathon - an opportunity for you to explore and innovate with Appwrite's cutting-edge backend-as-a-service technology.

๐Ÿค” What is the Appwrite Hackathon?

The Appwrite Hackathon is a month-long event where developers are invited to create open-source projects using Appwrite Cloud. Whether you're a seasoned backend developer or just starting your journey, this hackathon is a chance to test your skills, learn new things, and collaborate with the global developer community.

What is Appwrite?

Appwrite is an end-to-end backend server for Web, Mobile, Native, or Backend apps packaged as a set of Docker microservices. Appwrite abstracts the complexity and repetitiveness required to build a modern backend API from scratch and allows you to build secure apps faster.

๐ŸŽ Prizes

We have some amazing prizes lined up for the winners of the Appwrite Hackathon:

๐Ÿ† Winner: $5,000 USD + Hashnode T-shirt and mug + Appwrite Swag
๐ŸŽ–๏ธ 5 Runner-ups each: $1,000 USD + Hashnode T-shirt + Appwrite Swag

๐Ÿš€ How to Participate?

Participating in the Appwrite Hackathon is simple:

  1. Sign up for Appwrite Cloud. You can create your account by heading to Appwrite Cloud website.

  2. Build an open-source app on any idea of your choice using Appwrite.

  3. Launch your app by publishing an article on your Hashnode blog - no blog yet? Set it up here.

  4. Submit your project on the new Built with Appwrite website.

  5. Make sure to follow the Appwrite recommended project submission template when writing your article on Hashnode.

  6. Link back to Appwrite Cloud and Hashnode in your project article.

  7. Tag the article with #appwrite and #AppwriteHackathon hashtags! This is how we track who's in.

  8. Share your article on social media and tag @hashnode and @appwrite so we can spread the love!

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Key Dates

The Appwrite Hackathon begins on May 15th and ends on June 14th. You have a full month to build and submit your project โš’๏ธ

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Appwrite Workshop

To help you get started with Appwrite, we'll be hosting an Appwrite workshop on YouTube on May 19th at 8:30pm IST/8am PST.
Tune in to gain insights into Appwrite's capabilities and how to use them in your Hackathon project.

We're incredibly excited about the Appwrite Hackathon and can't wait to see the innovative projects you'll create. This is a chance to not only win amazing prizes but also to learn, grow, and make a significant impact on the open-source community.

๐Ÿ’ก App Ideas

Here is a list of potential ideas you could work on:

  1. Task Management App: Create a task management app that allows users to create, update, and delete tasks, set deadlines, and categorize them. Use Appwrite for user authentication, data storage, and real-time updates.

  2. Chat Application: Develop a real-time chat application that allows users to send messages, share images, and create group chats. Utilize Appwrite's database and real-time capabilities to handle chat data and notifications.

  3. Event Planner: Build an event planning app where users can create events, invite attendees, and manage RSVPs. Use Appwrite's database to store event information and user authentication for secure login.

  4. Online Marketplace: Create an online marketplace where users can post items for sale, browse listings, and contact sellers. Use Appwrite for user authentication, data storage, and handling transactions.

  5. Social Network: Develop a social networking app that allows users to create profiles, connect with friends, and share posts. Utilize Appwrite's database, user authentication, and real-time features to manage user data and interactions.

  6. Photo Sharing App: Build a photo-sharing app where users can upload, edit, and share images with friends. Use Appwrite's storage and image manipulation capabilities to handle image uploads and transformations.

  7. Fitness Tracker: Create a fitness tracking app that allows users to log workouts, track progress, and set goals. Use Appwrite's database and user authentication features to store workout data and manage user accounts.

  8. Recipe Sharing Platform: Develop a recipe-sharing app that allows users to post, browse, and save recipes. Utilize Appwrite's database and storage features to store recipe information and images.

  9. Online Portfolio: Build an online portfolio app for artists, designers, or developers to showcase their work. Use Appwrite's database and storage features to manage user profiles and project data.

  10. Language Learning App: Create a language learning app that offers lessons, quizzes, and practice exercises. Use Appwrite's database and user authentication features to store user progress and manage accounts.

Beyond that, you can also check out Appwrite's awesome-appwrite repo for more inspiration! ๐Ÿ˜„


The Appwrite Hackathon on Hashnode is an unparalleled opportunity to enhance your abilities, master new techniques, and leave your mark on the open-source community. With diverse realms to delve into and outstanding rewards up for grabs, there's no better time to dive into the fascinating world of backend development.

Ready to dive in?
๐Ÿ”— Register for the Appwrite Hackathon NOW!

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