What is the Summer Camp Hackathon?

Solana Summer Camp is a global, online hackathon for the Solana ecosystem and community. If you're interested in dipping your toes into web3, this hackathon is the perfect opportunity to start your crypto journey. As long as you have an internet connection, you're invited to join the global hackathon. Register here!

Do I need to register first before submitting a project?

Yes, please register here. A submission form will be available as we near the end of the hackathon.

Where are developer resources available to view?

Check out the Resources section here. This page has all the tools, documentation, tutorials, and guides needed to start building today.

Where can I ask technical questions?

Head over to the #developer-support channel in the Solana Discord Server here.

Can I need to submit a project individually or do I need to join a team?

You may submit a project by yourself. However, we recommend reaching out to other participants who may add valuable skills to your project. Solana Hackathons are highly competitive and so we recommend joining up with others to develop your idea as much as possible. You can see other hackers in the Find a Team directory.

Can I meet up with other hackathon participants in real life?

Yes! There 10 coworking spaces running concurrently with the hackathon. Each is sponsored by a Solana ecosystem project that will be helping you through your hackathon journey, from project idea to getting started building on Solana. RSVP for one the global locations at solana.com/events.

Where can I find project ideas?

While participants are encouraged to come up with novel concepts, we have an ideas list here for inspiration.

What is the judging criteria?

Participants may submit a maximum of 1 project by the hackathon deadline. Once all submissions are collected, Solana will distribute a list to the judges for the evaluation process. Teams and individuals are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Functionality
  • Potential impact
  • Novelty
  • Design + UX
  • Composability
  • Business Plan

A submission form will be available on August 10. It will require a description of the project, project logo/image, a list of teammates, project name, a link to the GitHub /gitlab repo, and a slide deck or video presentation. Please make sure to reserve enough time for the presentation. It's important for the judges!

After judges complete individual evaluations, the hackathon organizers will discuss with the judges to choose the winners based on the project's weighted scores. Winners of the event will be announced within a month of the hackathon submission date.

What is the Summer Camp Code of Conduct?

The Solana Summer Camp Hackathon welcomes anyone from around the world to participate and is intended to create an inclusive environment for building, collaboration, creativity, and impact. We value the participation of each member of the community and want everyone involved to be respected. Accordingly, hackathon administrators, judges, and participants are expected to adhere to the Code of Conduct outlined below for the duration of the hackathon. Event organizers will enforce this code and have the right to disqualify any individual or team that breaks the code.

Be Respectful: Be kind to all who participate in the event. Do not insult or put down other attendees.

Behave Professionally. Remember that harassment, racism, sexism, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for this event. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, and/or religion. Sexual images in public forums, deliberate intimidation, online stalking, following, sustained disruption of virtual presentations, or any other inappropriate action is strictly prohibited

Be Thoughtful: In the spirit of open source and inclusiveness, there may be minors participating in the hackathon. Keep this in mind when communicating or speaking in public forums.

Be Open: We welcome attendees from all backgrounds. This event is about increasing awareness for Solana and the greater crypto space. Please be welcoming to all who register for the event and help us create a friendly environment for all.

Believe in Yourself: Crypto opens the door for anyone to permissionlessly build applications that will change how we all interact with finance, gaming, and the Internet as a whole. Dream big and use this powerful technology to create a better world.