A Guide to the Axelar Web3 Hackathon

A Guide to the Axelar Web3 Hackathon


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We are thrilled to present a Web3 hackathon in partnership with Axelar for the Open Source Festival 2023. For this hackathon, participants are expected to build a DApp (Decentralized Application) project that uses Axelar’s General Message Passing to interact with contracts across multiple chains. In addition, participants will have access to lots of learning resources, guides, workshops, professional assistance, and mentorship from experts in the Axelar and OSCA team.

The OSCAFest 2023 Hackathon culminates in an exciting pitch and award ceremony during Open Source Festival 2023 on the 16th of June 2023, during which the best teams will showcase their projects to a distinguished panel of judges, and winners will emerge.

Event Details

Registration: Starts 22 May 2023.

Duration: 4weeks.

Location: Hybrid (Lagos).

Prizes: $5,000 USDC Prize Pool:

  • 1st Place: $3,000.

  • 2nd Place: $1,500.

  • 3rd Place: $500.

Who Can Participate?

This hackathon is open to all individuals and teams from various backgrounds, including developers, tech enthusiasts, and students with innovative project ideas.

Note: You can participate Solo (alone) or in a team with a maximum of 5 members. We are also happy to help you find a team from our discord channel.

Hackathon Timeline

  • Week 1 (22 May 2023): Registration, onboarding on the discord channel, and team formation.

  • Week 2 & 3(29th May - 12th June): Project Development and Mentorship Sessions (Virtual).

  • Week 4 (13th June - 16th June): Final Pitches and Judging.

How to Participate

To participate in the OSCA & Axelar Hackathon, register through this form 🚀 and join the discord channel here 🚀, where you can meet potential team members and access resources, you can leverage.

Judging Criteria

  • Use GMP’s callContract or callContractWithToken to provide valuable interchain functionality as part of your DApp.

  • Projects will be judged on viability, creativity, and how essential being Interchain is to your DApp.

  • You must share the source code of your DApp (open-sourced on GitHub or GitLab).

  • Please include the following in the readme.md / bounty.md of your application:

    • You must share an AxelarScan link with a completed Interchain transaction.

    • You must share at least two positive or negative experiences you had with learning and using Axelar.

Why Participate?

  • Onboarding and mentorship sessions from industry experts.

  • Connect with professionals, fellow participants, and potential collaborators.

  • Demonstrate your problem-solving abilities, creativity, and technical prowess through your innovative projects and solutions.

  • Compete for a chance to win amazing gift items from OSCA and Axelar.

  • Up to $5,000 cash in winning prizes and other incentives.

Official Hackathon Hashtags

  • #oscafest23hackathon

  • #oscaxaxelarhackathon

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