20 days ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the NERCON IRL Hackathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Follow up materials and channels for hackers:

  • neardevhub.org - DevHub the home base for NEAR builders (discover dedicated communities, create your own, and build together)
  • @neardev - NEAR community Telegram group for developers
  • @neardevhub - announcements channel by DevHub about community…

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28 days ago

Here Comes Submission Day!

Hey hackers,

We're 5 hours away from the submission deadline! Make sure you have everything locked and loaded by 5pm Lisbon time.

Your secret recipe for a successful submission is:

  • An open repo that you won't update after the deadline
  • An awesome Devpost page with a short description of what you're buidling
  • A working demo we can look at

And if you're opting in for a pitching competition, please keep in mind that we will select the strongest presentations to showcase your work at the main stage (Layer1) tomorrow.

Join our chat and say hi at the helpdesk in case

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29 days ago

Welcome to Day 1!

Hey builders,

Reporting live from Armazem, the place to be during this NEARCON! About 200 people are working on their hackathon submissions here, and we have over 500 folks hacking remotely. 

Now is the perfect time to start your draft submission on Devpost and show us what you're working on! Here's your schedule for the next couple of days, and don't hesitate to reach out to us at DevHub booth or at the Helpdesk if you have any questions. Here's a copy of our opening presentation in case you missed it.


  • 16:00 – Checkpoint with teams

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about 1 month ago

T-1 Day: LFG!

Hey hackers,

NEARCON IRL Hackathon starts tomorrow! We can't wait to meet you at Armazem for the orientation and our opening party. Show up at 17:00, pick up your badge, meet your mentors and judges, and start hacking. This time around we allow overnight access so if you're planning to spend the night, don't forget your sleeping bag.

Did you claim your free NEARCON ticket yet? If not, go ahead and claim it now! Use the code NCONHACK on nearcon.org to register yourself and your team.

Not sure what to build? Take another look at our main tracks or choose

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about 1 month ago

T-7 Days: Welcome to Hacker HQ

Hey hackers,

Time to pack your bags and prepare for a truly iconic time in Lisbon. Please don't forget to claim your free NEARCON ticket! Use the code you received earlier on nearcon.org to register yourself and your team.

Here's your hacking itinerary for this year's NEARCON IRL Hackathon. Our Hacker HQ has overnight access, and you're free to roam the other two NEARCON venues so please use this schedule as a reference for your planning.

November 7th – Opening

  • 17:00-18:30 – Hackathon opening. Team matching and open mic.
  • 18:30-23:00 – Welcome party by NEARWEEK! Pizza and drinks on…

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about 1 month ago

T-10 Days! Judges, Bounties and More

Hey hackers,

This is your cabin crew speaking. We're 10 days away from the most iconic event in Near ecosystem and beyond. Did you claim your free NEARCON ticket yet? If not, go ahead and claim it now! Use the code NCONHACK on nearcon.org to register yourself and your team.

Sponsored bounties

Our general bounty pool (remember that $140 we announced earlier?) just got bigger! Choose one of the sponsored bounties and buidl something exciting to win prizes from Sweat Economy, Aurora, Mintbase, Calimero and more.

See what we have in store for you, and maybe you'll find some…

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about 2 months ago

Happy Friday, hackers! An update on travel stipends, and more.

Hey hackers,

NEAR DevHub is here with another NEARCON IRL Hackathon update. We hope you're already packing your bags because we're at the final stretch, and a lot of exciting updates are coming up next week, including the bounty preview and the judging panel.

Grab your free NEARCON tickets now

Please use the code you received in the latest update to register your ticket here. As always, we would appreciate if you don't share this code outside of your hackathon team!

Please note that your hackathon registration is incomplete without your ticket.

Apply for the travel stipend before October

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2 months ago

Pack your bags, you're coming to Lisbon!

Hey hackers,

NEARCON IRL Hackathon is just around the corner, and we can't wait to see you in the beautiful city of Lisbon! We hope you've already got your travel arrangements sorted out, and if you're applying for a visa, keep in mind that we're happy to provide a support letter. Apply here until October 7th to make sure we can set everything up in time.

All registered hackers get a NEARCON ticket for free. Time to register yours! Please use the promo code you received in your welcome email to get your ticket. Needless to say, we would…

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