Hashnode Christmas Hackathon!

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Hello Folks!

2020 has been an unusual year for many. But it has also been different in many ways. One of the positive effects of 2020 is that we got to spend more time with family and had a chance to take a break, think and reflect.

Finally, holiday season is here. Many are choosing to stay home and celebrate with family responsibly. There are still 10 days until New Year's day. Why not make it count? Why not finish that side project or complete the cool CLI utility you have been thinking of building?

To motivate you and help you build something cool, Hashnode is doing an impromptu "10 days hackathon"!

How does it work?

  • Build something cool using your favorite language/tool/framework. It can be a small side project or a simple utility/tool to solve a specific problem!

  • Write about it on your Hashnode blog and tag it with "Christmas Hackathon" (#christmashackathon). If you don't have a Hashnode blog yet, set it up here.

  • Tweet to us with the link to your article.


On 2nd Jan 2021, we'll announce 5 interesting articles and reward each author with $500 Amazon Gift Card (or equivalent).

Let's make 2020 count and utilize the next 10 days building something cool and interesting!

We are looking forward to seeing what you end up building! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Bettie M. Cobb's photo

We are ready ๐Ÿ’ช

Victoria Lo's photo

I was going to participate in a New Year's hackathon so I guess I'm building 2 projects for Hashnode's hackathon too :D

Osinachi Chukwujama 's photo

Mind sharing the New Year's hackathon you'll be participating in?

Danny Steenman's photo

Thatโ€™s a great timing! Iโ€™ve just submitted my post, letโ€™s hope for the best ๐Ÿคž

vaibhav kumar's photo

Just wrote an article on File downloader using python #christmashackathon

Rahul's photo

Can we build cool portfolios?

Thanks For This Challenge.

Sandeep Panda's photo

I has to be a utility that solves something.

Rahul's photo

Amazing. Working...Sandeep Panda

Apurv Chimralwar's photo

Awesome, I am down for it.... just to get me a start in blogging.

But am curious to know the following:

The article says : "we'll announce 5 interesting articles, AND , reward each author with $500 Amazon Gift Card (or equivalent)."

Does this mean that the reward of $500 Amazon Gift Card (or equivalent) is only for the winners?


Do all the writers(including all non-winners) will be rewarded with $500 Amazon Gift Card (or equivalent)?

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Apurv Chimralwar's photo

Thanks for the ClarificationSandeep Panda Btw, thanks for Hashnode and i will blog anywys :p

Varun's photo

Thanks for organizing this hackathon! Can we submit a side project we had already been working on?

Shanjai Raj G.'s photo

That's awesome Sandeep. Just a question, would there be any option to monetize on our hashnode blog? Anyway, thanks for the new challenge.

Antariksh Verma's photo

Whoo hoo. This is hackathon season.

Adeniji Victor's photo

I submitted mine on the 1st of january, I created an application that helps users create resumes.

Here is the link


Seema Saharan's photo
Nisarg Kapkar's photo


Just wrote an article on Image and Video Background removal using Deep Learning!

Edit: I am having some issues with code blocks in the above article. Some blocks are working properly while some blocks aren't! I am getting weird colors in blocks!

Sam Walpole's photo

Hey, Just wondering what the exact deadline is (time/timezone)? I'm writing from UK so dont want to miss out if I publish the post on 2nd Jan UK time.

Sandeep Panda's photo

Hey Sam, it's 2nd Jan Pacific Time. :)

Nishant Tiwari's photo

Just create a project BILL MAKER IN PYTHON


James Ononiwu's photo

lovely, i have to start building my project.

Esaรบ Morais's photo

5 interesting articles

Is it possible to tell more about what are the criteria to be one of these? Thank you

Sandeep Panda's photo

Our team will go through the projects and decide based on various factors such as feedback from the community, engagement, reactions etc.

Esaรบ Morais's photo

Sandeep Panda, thanks for replying and make it clear ๐Ÿ˜

Digvijay Singh Rathore's photo

Hey! Thanks for organizing this hackathon. My friend wants yo help me with the project, although I will be writing the article, will it be acceptable?

Sandeep Panda's photo

Hey, as long as you contributed to the project and can explain how you built it feel free to submit!

Chris Achinga's photo
Diana Chin's photo

This looks like a great idea! Gonna try this out :)

Tijan Ayomide's photo

Nice and am looking forward to it. But I have a question when you mean

Tweet to us

Do you mean like via Dm on Twitter or create a tweet tagging you guys along side with (#christmashackathon)

Sandeep Panda's photo

You just need to mention us in your tweet!

Tijan Ayomide's photo

Okay thank you very much... will jump on it right away Sandeep Panda

Amarachi Emmanuela Azubuike's photo

This is awesome ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿš€

Surjith S M's photo

What a perfect timing, I just built a tool to send contact forms easily on static websites. Just finished writing my article on how to include it in the hashnode blog.

Checkout: blog.surjithctly.in/how-to-setup-a-working-..

Tapas Adhikary's photo

Let's do it... ๐Ÿ‘