NEARCON IRL Hackathon 2023: Build the Open Web

NEAR Foundation
September 28, 2023

If you attended NEARCON last year, you know the 48-hour IRL hackathon — “Building Beyond the Hype” was a great event, with all sorts of exciting prototypes that helped propel NEAR through the last year.

For NEARCON 2023, which will be held November 7-10th, we’re leveling up the hackathon. This year’s hackathon explores NEARCON 2023’s theme — “Step into the Open Web”. And that hacking together apps and experiences that explore how the NEAR Protocol and Blockchain Operating System are paving the way for a truly open web.

Let’s explore what’s new for the NEARCON 2023 Hackathon

Hacker HQ: a space just for the hackers

Not only do hackers get into NEARCON 2023 for free, but they also get their own space. NEARCON’s Hacker HQ will be a place for hackers to hang out, network, and build — whether that’s for the Hackathon or if you’re just interested in continuing to build your project on NEAR. Hacker HQ will be located at: 

Armazem 16
R. Pereira Henriques nº1, 1950-242
Lisboa, Portugal

Hack the days and nights away for a chance to build on the BOS and win $140k+.

Important NEARCON Hackathon dates and information

  • The Hackathon is held November 7-10th.
    • November 7th — Hackathon orientation, team matching, and a welcome party hosted by NEARWEEK. 
    • November 8th — Day 1 of hacking. Mentoring available. 
    • November 9th — Day 2 of hacking. Mentoring available. Submission Deadline. 
    • November 10th — Pitch competition. 
  • Request a visa letter to support hackers’ visa applications. All requests must be submitted via the form by October 7, 2023. 
  • Travel stipends are available depending on your location. Please read the Hacker Stipend Guidelines

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for details on NEARCON IRL Hackathon bounties. 

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