NEM Global Hackathon 2017 | Develop Apps to Solve Real-World Problems

NEM Global Hackathon 2017 | Develop Apps to Solve Real-World Problems

NEM Foundation is looking for developers who are interested and passionate about the NEM Smart Asset blockchain!

Good news! To all developers, innovative individuals and blockchain enthusiasts, NEM Foundation is holding its first NEM Global Hackathon to provide an avenue to innovate and develop solutions to current real-world challenges.

NEM Global Hackathon is a crypto-epic – 4-week – competition that aims to tackle real-world problems unleashing all the potential of NEM Smart Asset blockchain. Deadline for submission of app ideas is January 1, 2018, at 17H00 (GMT+8). All qualifiers for the 4-week hackathon proper will be notified via email on or before January 7, 2018.

Get started and submit your app ideas for a chance to win exciting prizes! A total of $30,000 worth of XEM tokens will be given away!

To learn more, please visit https://hackathon.nem.io/.

SCORING CRITERIA

The entry that earns the overall highest score will be announced as the winner. Entries that attain the highest score within each individual category will also be announced as winners in the special awards category. The scoring criteria will be assessed by the panel of judges and any decision made by them is final. The judges also reserve the right to disqualify any entry if any elements of plagiarism or copyright infringement are determined.

Scoring will be based on the following criteria:

  • NEM Integration (20%)
  • User Interface (10%)
  • User Experience (10%)
  • Usefulness (20%)
  • Compatibility (20%)
  • Open Source (20%)

 

SUBMISSION

In order to join NEM Global Hackathon, participants need to register on our official submission platform. Deadline for submission of app ideas is January 1, 2018, at 17H00 (GMT+8). All qualifiers to the 4-week hackathon proper will be notified via email on or before January 7, 2018.

With the applications already working, participants will need to send us below requirements. Please use the subject ‘Final Product Submission – App Name’ (e.g. Final Product Submission – NEMapps). Deadline for final product submission is January 28, 2017, at 17H00 (GMT+8).

  • Screenshots of the working application (minimum 4)
  • Link to the short video showing feature of the application (max 3 minutes)
  • Application installation files
  • Short description of usefulness and technical approach, and tools used while developing the application (max 450 words)
  • Link to the GitHub repository of the application (if the code is published online)

 

WINNERS SELECTION

Winners are exclusively selected on the basis of overall score obtained from each judge during the evaluation phase. The scores from each category are summed to obtain the overall score. Winners will be notified by email before the public release of the contest results.

Winners will be announced on January 31, 2018.

Top Prizes

  • 1st Place – $10,000*
  • 2nd Place – $7,000*
  • 3rd Place – $5,000*

Special Awards

  • Most Innovative – $2,500*
  • Ease of Implementation – $2,500*
  • Best Solution to Real World Problem – $2,500*
  • Community’s Choice – $2,500*

* All prizes to be awarded are in XEM tokens.

 

Join us in our first ever NEM Global Hackathon initiative. For developers with both skills and prototypes, get started and submit your app ideas for a chance to win exciting prizes on offer. If you have never joined a hackathon before but have some innovative ideas, click on the contact us link below and we’ll help you match with those who have technical skills to bring your ideas to life!

 

Submit app ideas for a chance to win:

Submit App

 

Get in touch:

Contact Us

 

Telegram groups:

Techie Group

App Testing Group

 

View full rules

Eligibility

Participants are invited to compete in individual or in teams of up to five members. Anyone can assemble a team to compete. Each team can submit up to 3 different applications. One participant can be a part of 2 different teams (i.e. one designer can create designs for two different teams). Teams must adhere to the timeline defined on the website, otherwise, their submissions will be deemed void. Usage of free and/or open source internet resources are allowed. Cheating and plagiarism of code from copyrighted or proprietary sources are not allowed. Contestants will be disqualified immediately.

Requirements

In order to join NEM Global Hackathon, participants need to register on our official submission platform. Deadline for submission of app ideas is January 1, 2018, at 17H00 (GMT+8). All qualifiers to the 4-week hackathon proper will be notified via email on or before January 7, 2018.

With the applications already working, participants will need to send us below requirements. Please use the subject ‘Final Product Submission – App Name’ (e.g. Final Product Submission – NEMapps). Deadline for final product submission is January 28, 2017, at 17H00 (GMT+8).

  • Screenshots of the working application (minimum 4)
  • Link to the short video showing feature of the application (max 3 minutes)
  • Application installation files
  • Short description of usefulness and technical approach, and tools used while developing the application (max 450 words)
  • Link to the GitHub repository of the application (if the code is published online)

How to enter

HACKATHON TIMELINE

  • 1ST WEEK (Jan 8-14, 2018)

Design & Development – Participants whose ideas have been approved will qualify for the 4-week hackathon proper. This stage is all about working out solutions, as a team or independently, to the problems stated in the app submission.

  • 2ND WEEK (Jan 15-21, 2018)

Troubleshooting & App Testing – In this stage, participants can allow users to test their apps’ functionalities and user-friendliness, and to discover existing bugs through posts on forums, telegram groups, etc. Join the NEM Global Hackathon App Testing Group for more info.

  • 3RD WEEK (Jan 22-28, 2018)

Final Product Submission – With the applications already working, participants will need to send us below requirements. Please use the subject ‘Final Product Submission – App Name’ (e.g. Final Product Submission – NEMapps). Deadline for final product submission is January 28, 2017, at 17H00 (GMT+8).

  • Screenshots of the working application (minimum 4)
  • Link to the short video showing feature of the application (max 3 minutes)
  • Application installation files
  • Detailed description of usefulness, technical approach, and tools used while developing the application (max 450 words)
  • Link to the GitHub repository of the application (if the code is published online)
  • 4TH WEEK (Jan 29-31, 2018)

Judging & Community Voting – The scoring criteria will be assessed by the panel of judges and any decision made by them is final. The judges also reserve the right to disqualify any entry if any elements of plagiarism or copyright infringement are determined. Winners will be announced on January 31, 2018.

  • NEM Integration – must contain any of the NEM features
  • UI Design and User Experience (UX) – design of the User Interface and graphic elements, functionality, efficiency and logical structure
  • Usefulness – ability to solve real-world problems
  • Innovation and Uniqueness – difference from blockchain-based apps currently available, app niche
  • Compatibility and Open Source support

Judges

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Lon Wong
NEM Foundation

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Kristof Van de Reck
NEM Foundation

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Jaguar0625
Mijin

Judging Criteria

  • SCORING CRITERIA
    Scoring will be based on the following criteria: • NEM Integration (20%) • User Interface (10%) • User Experience (10%) • Usefulness (20%) • Compatibility (20%) • Open Source (20%)