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The Chainlink Fall 2021 Hackathon kicks off October 22. Sign up today.
Worldwide Event // Oct 22 >> Nov 28
Join us for our biggest hackathon yet, where you’ll get the chance to build the next generation of hybrid smart contracts alongside developers, creators, artists, and industry-leading mentors from across the blockchain ecosystem.
Reasons to join
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Win prizes from a total pool of $300k
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Attend world-class workshops hosted by experts in the blockchain space
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Pitch your project to leading VCs
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Connect with like-minded developers and community members
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Learn and grow as a newcomer to the space

PRIZES

$300k
in total prizes
check back to watch it grow!
Grand Prize
$15,000
Chainlink Services - First
$7,500
VC Pitch Day
NFT & Gaming Prize
$7,500
Chainlink Services - Second
$4,000
ChainShot Bootcamp Seat
DeFi Prize
$7,500
Chainlink Services - Third
$2,000
Dapp University Bootcamp Seat
DAO Prize
$7,500
Top Quality Project Winners
40 x $500
30 "Welcome" NFTs
Social Impact Prize
$10,000
Total Sponsor Prizes
$220,000

Tracks

This year, we’re offering two tracks so that developers of all skill levels are included within our community. Developers can choose between the Main Track and the Welcome Track.

Main Track

The Main Track is for experienced blockchain developers looking to take their smart contract experience and projects to the next level. Main Track participants will have the chance to compete for prize bounties across a variety of categories and pitch their projects to a group of leading VCs.

Welcome Track

The Welcome Track is intended for all developers who are new to blockchain coding and want to participate in their first smart contract hackathon. The Welcome Track is a low-stakes environment tailored to learning, where participants can access valuable educational resources and win cash prizes, Chainlink swag, and NFTs.
The schedule will continue to expand leading to the hackathon. Stay tuned for more details about workshops and pre-event festivities!
22 october
Chainlink Hackathon Starts
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6:00 PM EST
Hackathon Opening Ceremony
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7:30 PM EST
Team Creating Event in @ Gather
23 october
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6:30 AM EST
Saturday Team Building Event
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8:00 AM EST
Intro to Solidity & Blockchain
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11:00 AM EST
Everything Chainlink
25 october
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8:00 AM EST
Brownie & Python Development Framework
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6:00 PM EST
Hardhat, Truffle, & Javascript Development Framework
26 october
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8:00 AM EST
Building a DeFi dApp
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11:00 AM EST
Avalanche Workshop: Subnets and Virtual Machines — a network of networks
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6:00 PM EST
Building an NFT
27 october
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8:00 AM EST
Brownie Testing
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6:00 PM EST
Hardhat Testing
28 october
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8:00 AM EST
Running a local Chainlink Node
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6:00 PM EST
Building and Using External Adapters
29 october
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8:00 AM EST
Full Stack DeFi Application
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4:30 PM EST
Full-Stack w/ Moralis
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6:00 PM EST
Full Stack NFT
2 NOVEMBER
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8:00 AM EST
Building a DAO
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6:00 PM EST
Upgrades (Hardhat)
3 NOVEMBER
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8:00 AM EST
Upgrades (Brownie)
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6:00 PM EST
OpCodes (tentative)
5 NOVEMBER
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6:00 PM EST
Speed Coding
12 NOVEMBER
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6:00 PM EST
Twitter Hangout
14 NOVEMBER
Midway Check in
19 NOVEMBER
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6:00 PM EST
Scavenger Hunt
28 NOVEMBER
Submissions due

JUDGES & SPEAKERS

Sergey Nazarov
Co-Founder
Chainlink
Emin Gün Sirer
Founder & CEO
Avalanche
Austin Griffith

Ethereum Foundation
Photo of Matty Taylor
Matty Taylor
Head of Growth
Solana Labs
Brantly Millegan
Director of Operations
ENS
Allen Day
Developer Advocate
Google Cloud
Gabriel Cardona
Developer Evangelist
Avalanche
Sarang Parikh
Core Developer
Sushiswap

VCs

Defi Alliance
Ethereal Ventures Logo
Ethereal Ventures
Lightspeed
Tribe
Polychain
DCG

Sponsors

Technology Sponsors

We are proud to partner with these market-leading protocols and organizations. This list will continue to grow. If you or your organization is interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reach out.
Filecoin is making the web more secure and efficient with a decentralized data storage marketplace, protocol, and cryptocurrency.
Moralis is the fastest path from idea to mass-scale dApp, letting you focus on great experiences rather than heavy lifting.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to translate technologies into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Polygon is a protocol and a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networks.
Avalanche is the fastest smart contracts platform in the blockchain industry, as measured by time-to-finality, and has the most validators securing its activity of any proof-of-stake protocol.
Solana logo

Community Sponsors

We are proud to partner with our community sponsors to upskill and enable developers in the blockchain space to build an economically fair world powered by cryptographic truth. If you or your organization is interested in contributing, reach out.

FAQs

Who can participate?
Anyone from anywhere in the world can participate. Read all the Rules and the Code of Conduct here.
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.

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