Berlin 24-Hour Hackathon

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Berlin 24-Hour Hackathon

About the Event

Are you building on Solana and interested in an IRL overnight hackathon? Apply to participate! The 24-Hour Hackathon is taking place in Berlin on 21-22nd May during Berlin Blockchain Week.

65 developers of all skill levels will have the opportunity to compete for a prize pool of over $15,000 from various Solana ecosystem projects as well as the Solana Foundation. This is a unique opportunity to chew glass, learn from some of the best Solana developers in the ecosystem, win prizes and have fun!

The Hackathon will start at 12:00 on May 21st and continue through the night until May 22nd at 13:00 when teams will present their pitches.

May 21st:

12:00 | Welcome & Lunch

13:00 | Intro & Info

13:30 | Team Building

14:00 | Hacking Starts

15:00 - 16:00 | Technical Office Hours 

16:00 -18:00 | Pitch VC Feedback

19:00 | Dinner

22:00 - 23:00 | Technical Office Hours

24:00 - 1:00 | Disco Rave at the Hackathon

Hacking continues through the night and into morning

May 22nd:

6:00 | HIIT Workout

7:00 | Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 | Pitch VC Feedback

10:00 - 11:00 | Technical Office Hours  

12:00 | Lunch

13:00 | Pitches begin

Winner Announcements & Closing

The 24-hour hackathon will be hosted on two floors of the w3 hub in Berlin. The 3rd floor is equipped with adjustable workstations, monitors, and office rooms for technical office hours and VC pitch sessions—everything you need for a productive hackathon! The 4th floor will include food stations, sleeping areas for when you need a late-night rest, and fun activities to let off steam. Lunches, Dinner, and Breakfast will be served at the venue, and snacks, coffee, and Red Bulls will always be in full supply!

Technical office hours: Two veteran Solana Developers will be onsite to help answer questions and their time can be booked through the two days for technical support.

VC pitch feedback sessions: VC’s will be available during two time slots where you can get 1:1 direct feedback on your pitches.

Final Pitch: You will have a chance to pitch your project to the panel of judges (5 min pitch per team). Judges will vote to select a winning team in each of 3 categories.


$15k+ prize pool split across three tracks:

  • Decentralized Finance & Payments 

  • Consumer Apps & NFTs

  • Public Goods

Who can apply? 

You can apply as an individual or also join with a pre-existing team. Teams & individuals with pre-existing projects are welcome to join, but judges will only review the work that is developed during the 24 hours.

Inexperienced devs are welcome and encouraged to apply, there will be ample technical support and experienced devs to join forces with.

Applications will be approved on a rolling basis and spaces are limited, make sure to apply ASAP.

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