OCTOBER 14 - NOVEMBER 18
Chainlink Fall 2022 hackathon logo

No matter your experience level, the Chainlink Fall 2022 Hackathon has the resources and mentorship you need to take your development journey to the next level. 

Reasons to join

  • Compete for $300k+ in prizes.
  • Attend technical workshops run by expert developers.
  • Connect and build alongside like-minded developers.
  • Explore the best dev resources, environments, and languages.
Hack with chainlink

Win up to
300k in prizes

Grand Prize
$25,000
NFT & Gaming Prize
$15,000
DeFi Prize
$15,000
DAO Prize
$10,000
Social Impact 
$10,000
Women in Tech
$10,000
Chainlink Services - First
$7,000
Chainlink Services - Second
$4,000
Chainlink Services - Third
$2,000
Top Quality
$20,000
meet your mentors

Judges &
Speakers

Sergey Nazarov
Chainlink Labs
Alison (Ally) Hair
Filecoin & IPFS
Stephen Fluin
Chainlink Labs
Solange Gueiros
Chainlink Labs
Richard Gottleber
Chainlink Labs
Patrick Collins
Chainlink Labs
Zubin Pratap
Chainlink Labs
Harry Papacharissiou
CHAINLINK LABS
Andrej Rakic
Chainlink Labs
Frank Kong
Chainlink Labs

FAQs

Who can participate?

Anyone from anywhere in the world can participate. However, participants that break the Rules or don’t follow the Code of Conduct may be expelled.

External websites used in the Chainlink Hackathon may also have various country-specific limitations. You can find more information by reading the rules and regulations on Devpost, our project submission platform.

How do I make sure my project is eligible for hackathon prizes?

Projects that were not built at the hackathon are not eligible to receive a prize. This includes projects that were built before the hackathon and projects that were submitted to past hackathons. We work closely with our partners and sponsors to filter out these projects.

How much does it cost to attend?

Nothing, attendance is free.

How many people can be on a team?

1-5 people per team.

What if I've never been to a hackathon or worked with Chainlink before?

No worries! It’s helpful to have some software engineering experience, but it’s not a requirement. Projects often need designers, front-end engineers, project managers, and more. We will also have talks, workshops, and mentors to help you with your project. This is a great place to learn about all things blockchain and smart contracts.

When can I start working on my project?

As soon as the hackathon opens. To keep the playing field fair, we don’t allow teams to begin building prior to the start of the hackathon. If your project is an upgrade to an existing project, please check with us beforehand.

How will this event take place?

This event takes place online. The hackathon chat/support happens on Discord, workshops happen over Zoom, and projects are submitted through Devpost.

What is Chainlink?

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.

My project is a collaboration with another participant, but I filled out the registration form on my own. Does my collaborator need to fill in the registration form too?

Yes, all collaborators must fill in the registration form.

Do we need to create a frontend or can we just use Remix for the demo? Are projects required to have a frontend?

Projects are not required to have a frontend. Remix is fine.

Do we also need to host the website somewhere externally?

No, localhost is fine. All you need is a live demo.

Can we change the GitHub URL for the project after we have submitted the midway check-in?

Yes.

I'm not able to record every feature of my project in a video shorter than five minutes. What should I do?

The video needs to be less than five minutes. We suggest you try to edit it down further.

My project is complete, but I don’t have a demo video—is it still valid?

No. We need a video, even if it’s just a recording of you talking.

Can we submit and modify the demo video link after submission?

Yes.

Does a new Gnosis Safe wallet satisfy the “clean wallet” requirement?

No. It must be an EOA with no previous transactions. No smart contract wallet of any kind can be used.

Who owns the IP to the submitted projects?

The team behind each projects holds the IP of the projects.

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