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HACKATHON

Build your dream project with AWS Amplify in this hackathon

AWS provides the tools and services frontend and full-stack developers need to easily build, deploy, and host feature-rich, full-stack applications, leveraging the power of data. No deep cloud expertise needed.

By registering to this hackathon you are giving permision to Hashnode to send you Hackathon details over email.
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July 1 - July 31

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Learn About The AWS Amplify Hackathon

Hackathon dates: July 1 - July 31 2023

What is AWS Amplify?

AWS Amplify is a complete solution that lets frontend web and mobile developers easily build, ship, and host full-stack applications on AWS, with the flexibility to leverage the breadth of AWS services as use cases evolve. No cloud expertise needed.

What is AWS AppSync?

AWS AppSync simplifies application development by letting you create a flexible API to securely access, manipulate, and combine data from one or more data sources or events. AWS AppSync is a fully managed service that uses GraphQL to make it easy for applications to get exactly the data they need.

This hackathon presents an opportunity for you to quickly transform your ideas into reality, easily build and ship feature-rich, full-stack apps using AWS Amplify, and share your experience on Hashnode.

AWS Amplify logo
About AWS Amplify

Rules and guidelines

1

Your application can be either full-stack web, mobile, or cross-platform.

2

Application needs to have the following components:

i. Authentication - Use AWS Amplify Studio or AWS Amplify CLI (your choice)

ii. GraphQL API - Build an AWS AppSync API using AWS Amplify Studio or AWS Amplify CLI (your choice)

OR

i. If you prefer AWS CDK, then deploy the above components using AWS CDK and use AWS Amplify libraries to integrate it with your frontend.

Ways to get bonus points

We are expecting a lot of submissions. Here are some ways to make your application stand out.

We encourage you to be as creative and innovative as possible. The hackathon is a great opportunity to showcase your skills and build something amazing.

1

If you are building a web application, bonus points will be awarded if you use:

a. AWS Amplify Studio to create front-end components.

b. In-app messaging or Storage component in your application.

2

If you are building a mobile or cross-platform application, bonus points will be awarded if you use -

a. Storage or Analytics or Predictions component in your application.

How to participate

1

Build your application using the rules and guidelines mentioned above.

2

Launch your app by publishing an article, including your Github Repo, on your Hashnode blog - no blog yet? Set it up here.

3

Mention the domains of AWS Amplify and Hashnode in your project article.

4

Tag the article with #AWSAmplify and #AWSAmplifyHackathon hashtags! This is how we track who's in.

5

Share your article on social media and tag @hashnode and @AWSAmplify so we can spread the love!

Easy-to-get-started resources

We're thrilled that you're interested in participating in our July AWS Amplify Hackathon hosted by Hashnode, and we look forward to seeing what you build.

Here are some resources to help get you started:

If you have questions, then either ask your questions on Hashnode Discord or join the AWS Amplify Discord and get help from the AWS Amplify team plus from thousands of developers across the world.

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Learn more about AWS Amplify

Getting started guide - AWS Amplify
Build your first AWS Amplify and React App
Build a Flutter Mobile App using AWS Amplify

Learn more about AppSync

Front-End developer guide for building with AWS AppSync
Start building with our starter sample recipe app
How to Build a GraphQL API with AWS AppSync

How to use AWS Amplify Studio with AWS AppSync

Watch tutorial

Rewards and prizes

5 Grand Prizes
  • $1000 each
  • $300 worth of AWS credits
  • AWS Amplify swag
  • Hashnode T-shirt
  • Hashnode mug
15 Runner Up Prizes
  • $300 worth of AWS credits
  • AWS Amplify swag
  • Hashnode T-shirt
Participation prizes
  • 10 lucky winners will get $100 worth of AWS Credits
  • Hackathon participation badge for all valid participants

Hackathon app ideas

Social media platform

Build a web or mobile application that allows users to connect and share content with one another. This application can include features such as user profiles, messaging, notifications, and news feeds.

Fitness tracking application

Develop an application that allows users to track their fitness goals and progress over time. This application can include features such as workout logs, calorie tracking, and progress tracking.

A productivity application

Build an application that helps users stay organized and productive. This application can include features such as task lists, reminders, notes, and calendars.

A music streaming application

Develop a music streaming application that allows users to listen to their favorite songs and discover new music. This application can include features such as playlists, recommendations, and social sharing.

A travel planning application

Build an application that helps users plan and organize their travels. This application can include features such as flight and hotel booking, itinerary planning, and destination recommendations.

Evaluation criteria

Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

Product thinking

Usefulness of the project in a real-world scenario. Completeness of the features implemented.

UI/UX

The overall look, layout, color usage, and positioning in the application.

Code

Quality - clean code, proper naming conventions, linting, and general language best practices.

Article completeness

The blog should cover all aspects of your project. What inspired you to create this project? What problem does the project address? How did you build it?

Comprehensibility

Try to avoid esoteric jargon in your article. Use simple language to convey your thoughts.

Article completeness

The blog should cover all aspects of your project. What inspired you to create this project? What problem does the project address? How did you build it?

Comprehensibility

Try to avoid esoteric jargon in your article. Use simple language to convey your thoughts.

Also, remember the bonus section guidelines to make your application stand out.

Hackathon best practices

📹

If possible, share a demo video of your project.

🔐

If possible, share login demo credentials.

📝

In your article, explain why and how you used AWS Amplify in your project.

💡

Don't be afraid to write a lengthier article! It's better to cover all the aspects of your project rather than leave some features outside!

Have questions or concerns?

If you get stuck or have questions, please let our team know! We're available and ready to help. You can reach us by:

  • Join us on the AWS Amplify Discord channel.
  • Asking a question on the Hashnode Discord server. Use the #AWSAmplify-Hackathon channel.
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Testimonials from past winners

The Epic Hashnode Writeathon

It motivated me to look up ways to streamline the development process more effectively and break it down to easier steps for my readers to follow.

The entries that I've written for the writhathon have quickly become some of my most read articles. Excited to join another writhathon by Hashnode!

Estee Tey

Estee Tey

blog.esteetey.dev

Netlify and ClerkDev Hackathon

When building my pet projects, I used to get bored and leave them in between. Hackathons on Hashnode create a competitive environment that hits me every moment to keep building it and take it to the finish line.

We also get constructive reviews on the hackathons' blogs on Hashnode that motivates us to make the product better. Other than that I bought a Fujifilm XT-3 camera from the prize money of my last win.

Estee Tey

Akhil Gautam

hashnode.com/@akhilgautam

The Epic Hashnode Writeathon

Participating in 'The Epic Writeathon' was an Epic experience for me because I got to build, write, and read the amazing articles from other participants.

I encourage all newcomers to take part in future Hashnode hackathons.

Giftea

Giftea

giftea.hashnode.dev

The Epic Hashnode Writeathon

Participating in Hashnode hackathons is an awesome experience as I have been struggling with inconsistency and procrastination, but with the challenges.

I'm able to plan myself and get an idea to write on. With the cash prize I won, I'll use it to buy a screen

Sharon Jebitok

Sharon Jebitok

jebitok.hashnode.dev

Frequently asked questions

By participating in this hackathon, you agree to the rules laid out here. Please read them carefully before proceeding. All projects submitted in this hackathon should be open source with MIT or other standard open-source licenses.

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