HackOnLisk: Showcasing the power of Lisk SDK to blockchain developers
After Lisk.js 2021 conference, where extraordinary solutions like the Lisk Interoperability solution was fully unmasked and discussed in greater detail, the Lisk Foundation is now out full throttle to showcase developers the limitless potentials of building atop the Lisk blockchain. It announced its first-ever entirely virtual hackathon event – HackOnLisk. Lisk Foundation launched HackOnLisk to commemorate mainnet launch of Lisk Core 3.0.0.
The significant part of this development is that Lisk chose a pricey partner to conduct the HackOnLisk. The online hackathon event is taking place on Devpost, known globally as one of the best platforms for online hackathons. Devpost has worked with top global tech platform and companies like Facebook’s Oculus, Uber, Evernote, Twitter, Twilio, Venmo, IBM, Microsoft, Qualcomm and many more. Hence, there’s no question about the ease of use for blockchain developers targeted by Lisk for this event.
Presiding judges are well-respected names within the blockchain ecosystem who have partnered with Lisk to make the event a worthwhile one. Max Yakubowski and Ray Salmond are both from the Cointelegraph team, Sead Ahmetović is the CEO and Co-founder of WeAreDevelopers, Sven Wagenknecht, Editor-in-chief -BTC-ECHO and David Wachsman, CEO at Wachsman are all external judges to help sift through and select the best builders from the hackathon event.
Shusetsu Toda, Manu Nelamane Siddalingegowda who are both lead backend developers at Lightcurve as well as Max Kordex and Oliver Beddows CEO & CTO and co-founder at Lisk are also a member of the panel of Judges for HackOnLisk.
Targeted solutions for developers to build with Lisk SDK
The program aims to attract teams that can build a slew of products targeting
- NFT marketplaces
- Prediction markets
- Social media networks
For these, participants will be rewarded in cash prizes based upon achieving specific milestones in the product development phase. The reward system has been structured as follows:
First place gets $10,000 payable in LSK tokens as well as given preferential selection to join the Lisk Grant Program. The first-place winner also gets the opportunity of having the Lisk Foundation promote their project further (Lisk blog, Lisk official YouTube channel, Lisk official social media channels). An additional perk for being a selected winner of the HackOnLisk event is getting technical support from the Lisk core team.
Second and third place gets $8,000 and $5,000 respectively coupled with the same perks offered to the first place winner. There will also be a Bonus Prize winner to be awarded $3,000 in LSK tokens added with some other benefits.
Other Bonus Prize categories on HackOnLisk are WeAreDevelopers and BTC-ECHO to get $4,000 and $3,000.
How to apply for and submit on HackOnLisk
- Join the #HackOnLisk channel on Lisk.chat
- Build a dapp with Lisk SDK 5.1.0 including a user interface for easy interaction with your application.
- Ensure your code is posted on Github with the link open-sourced. Also, include a link to your repository hosting the code and all deployment files and testing instructions needed for testing your project in a README.md file. While doing this, ensure to include your project’s name and a short description in your submission’s readme file.
- Create a video (maximum of 10 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube and made public. (Videos will be uploaded to Lisk’s Official YouTube for voting purposes.)
- Introduce your team, your motivation, and the blockchain application.
- Explain the main features and functionalities of your blockchain application.
- Include a demo of your working application.
This event promises to be a launchpad for brilliant products that may even become a market leader within the extremely cutthroat competitive blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. If you’re a developer or think you can assemble a team to build any of the targeted product categories for the hackathon, then you should apply on or before July 9, 2021.
Register here to join the hackathon.
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