Announcing the Chainlink Spring 2022 Hackathon
Registration for the Chainlink Spring 2022 Hackathon is now officially open!
Beginning April 22nd, this Chainlink Hackathon aims to accelerate Web3 innovation and increase the adoption of decentralized applications by equipping builders from across the ecosystem with the resources they need to succeed.
From new developers taking their first steps in Web3 to seasoned veterans building the next generation of DeFi and NFT protocols, the Chainlink Hackathon provides an open environment in which those passionate about decentralized technology can learn, collaborate, and compete.
The event is open to all Web3 developers at no cost—simply sign up here.
Why Join the Chainlink Hackathon?
Web3 development is becoming increasingly complex. Navigating the many different blockchains and layer-2 solutions and keeping up with the ever-expanding vernacular and near-daily industry developments can be challenging for smart contract developers, no matter how experienced they are.
The Chainlink Spring 2022 Hackathon is designed to vastly simplify the learning process. By participating in the hackathon, Web3 developers can learn the fundamental skills that will help them build across any blockchain or L2—setting them up for success in an increasingly multi-chain ecosystem.
The Chainlink Spring 2022 Hackathon is designed to accomplish two main goals:
- Provide a low-stakes environment for new or less experienced Web3 developers as they build their first dApp
- Offer a top-quality hackathon experience for seasoned developers looking to bootstrap and scale their Web3 projects
Jumpstart Your Smart Contract Learning Journey
By registering for the Chainlink Spring 2022 Hackathon, developers new to Web3 can receive world-class support as they progress on their learning journey.
Specifically, the hackathon offers all participants complimentary access to:
- World-class educational resources
- High-quality learning materials
- Live workshops with hands-on mentorship
- Q&As with Developer Advocates
- An expansive network of like-minded individuals
If you’re a developer looking to expand your technical skillset and gain experience building a fully functional Web3 application ready-made for a multi-chain world, the hackathon is a great way to fast-track your progress.
Bootstrap and Scale Your Web3 Project
The Chainlink Spring 2022 Hackathon also offers a traditional hackathon experience for experienced developers with their eyes on the prize.
Over $300k—and growing—in prizes is up for grabs, divided between the following categories:
- NFTs & Gaming
- Social Impact
- Women in Tech
- Chainlink Services
One outstanding project will be selected for the hackathon’s Grand Prize, while 40 projects will receive prizes for presenting a Top-Quality Project.
For standout projects that showcase exceptional talent and innovation, the Chainlink Spring 2022 Hackathon offers access to a VC pitch day—where project teams get the opportunity to meet with a group of industry-leading VCs. More information on prizes and the VC pitch day can be found here.
No matter the type of project they choose to build, the Chainlink Spring 2022 Hackathon helps remarkable teams get to the next stage of growth and success.
Join Thousands of Creators, Artists, and Developers
The Chainlink Spring 2022 Hackathon is expected to be the biggest Chainlink hackathon yet, bringing together thousands of creators, artists, developers, and mentors to build decentralized applications that push the industry forward.
If you’re a smart contract developer, there’s really no better place to start building the next generation of Web3 applications.
Chainlink is the industry standard for building, accessing, and selling oracle services needed to power hybrid smart contracts on any blockchain. Chainlink oracle networks provide smart contracts with a way to reliably connect to any external API and leverage secure off-chain computations for enabling feature-rich applications. Chainlink currently secures tens of billions of dollars across DeFi, insurance, gaming, and other major industries, and offers global enterprises and leading data providers a universal gateway to all blockchains.