Virtual Hackathon. XEM Prizes. Entrance to NEM Ignite’s Incubator a possibility for the winner!

Come join us on the #PoweringPossibility Hackathon and hack for good with Symbol from NEM technology

With Symbol launch going live Q1 of 2021,we are excited to announce the launch of the Powering Possibility Hackathon is a 10-week online hackathon that offers developers and designers an opportunity to create innovative applications powered by Symbol technology. 

Join our global community - hacking around the world!

This hackathon offers a variety of prizes ranging from a possible coveted spot in the Ignite from NEM Ventures incubator program, with hands-on mentorship, commercialization guidance and financial support of up to $10,000 to $22,000 of dollars worth of XEM for the selected projects!
The hackathon will be supported by many key figures from across the NEM ecosystem and broader blockchain space.

Tracks 

The hackathon will focus on creating solutions using the Symbol from NEM functionalities to solve real world problems. This will be divided into four tracks:

  • Hybrid a submission that utilizes both a public and private chain on Symbol. 
  • Interoperability a submission that utilizes both Symbol as well as another blockchain protocol. 
  • Libraries & Plugins a submission that extends the functionality of Symbol through the plugin system. 
  • Design a submission that improves upon the user experience, UX or UI of a given product. 
Prizes

The selected project will win a prize of $10,000 in $XEM, or entrance to Ignite from NEM Ventures incubator program, a possibility for the winner.

NEM Ignite is an incubator programme, from NEM Ventures, committed to catalyzing the growth of the NEM ecosystem by providing access to professional mentoring and support through a 3 month tailored programme to help make great ideas investable and ready for the next stage of growth.

The second prize is $7,000.00 in XEM for the selected project.

The third prize is $5,000.00 in XEM for the selected project.

Join us, take part on the hackathon and stay in touch!

For inspiration on what to build and to give you additional insights about the type of projects you can create, check out our community projects.

For more about the Symbol platform click here.

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Prizes

$22,000 in prizes

1st Place prize

The selected project will win a prize of $10,000 in $XEM, or entrance to NEM Ignite’s Incubator, a possibility for the winner.
NEM Ignite is an incubator programme committed to catalyzing the growth of the NEM ecosystem by providing access to professional mentoring and support through a 3 month tailored programme to help make great ideas investable and ready for the next stage of growth.
Incubatees will also be given direct access to the development teams and trusted technical partners that build the NEM NIS1 and Symbol blockchains.

2nd Place prize

$7,000.00 in XEM for the selected project.

3rd Place prize

$5,000.00 in XEM for the selected project.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Individuals – and teams of individuals – must all have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.
Note: NEM Group and its affiliates are not eligible for participation.

Requirements

Submissions must build (or update) an open-source software application or integration that leverages Symbol features. To qualify for prizes, participants must abide by all of the rules and the following minimum submission requirements:

  1. Any submission must be released under the Apache V2 license.

  2. Any submission must have clear, cleanly documented code in plain English.

  3. Any submission must have an additional video or document explaining the rationale and use case behind the submission, as well as a working demonstration.

  4. Any submission must be running on the Symbol main-net.

  5. Any submission must be in a GitHub or GitLab repository - we will not accept closed binaries or packages sent through email

Judges

Kristy-Leigh Minehan

Kristy-Leigh Minehan
CTO of NEM Software

Sharon Rubin

Sharon Rubin
Associate Director of NEM Ventures

Mike Sotirakos

Mike Sotirakos
Managing Director of NEM Software

Antony Welfare

Antony Welfare
CCO of NEM Software

Judging Criteria

  • Performance
  • Real-World usefulness
  • Documentation & Quality
  • Design