Polkadot Hackathon: North America Edition — May 30 – July 18, 2022

Polkadot Hackathon: North America Edition

This fully virtual six-week program in association with Web3 Foundation continues on from the huge success of October 2021’s Polkadot APAC Hackathon, and brings together a diverse community of blockchain developers ready to build and collaborate.

Although the event is focused on North America, it is open to everyone, everywhere. The program is designed to create the ideal environment to make and break new blockchains, learn from your fellow attendees, and hack to your heart’s content!

This is the perfect opportunity to network with a global community of developers to make lasting connections, and be in with a chance to win from a massive prize pool.


Category 1: Interfaces & Experiences
This track is dedicated to building your understanding of UI and UX fundamentals, including best practices specifically for blockchain development. Gain experience in building a wide variety of interfaces and user experiences that chains can adopt.

Category 2: DAO & Governance
Discover the breadth of DAO functionality and governance mechanisms in this track. Get the opportunity to explore ideas, including the creation of new DAOs and the necessary tooling involved in this development process, as well as new governance mechanisms and pallets.

Category 3: Web3 & Tooling
A diverse track focused on all kinds of tooling and applications that can be used to expand Web3. Those interested in building a better web can explore the use cases for open-source technologies for a society run on peer-to-peer networks.

Category 4: DeFi
Builders can make use of this track for the multitude of DeFi-related solutions, including DEXs, AMMs, and stablecoins. Learn how to not only develop new financial primitives, but also work towards the integration of existing ones, such as breaking the barriers of assets between blockchains. This all contributes to helping build wider adoption of DeFi.

Category 5: NFT
This track for developers interested in the use cases for NFTs will explore the scope for their creation across multiple industries, including gaming, art, real estate, logistics, and general collectibles. The scope includes exploring the importance of optimizing for complex NFT use cases, and blockchain-agnostic NFT platforms that enable cross-chain functionality.


USD $560,000+ worth of prizes, swag box and discount for Substrate Runtime Academy!

Judges include:

  • Benjamin Weiß, Director of Ecosystem Success, Parity Technologies
  • Bette Chen, Co-founder, Acala
  • Bill Laboon, Director of Technical Educations, Support & Community, Web3 Foundation
  • Bob Liu, Substrate Runtime Developer, Bifrost
  • Bruno Škvorc, Founder, RMRK
  • Dan Brehmer, Founding Team Member, ICE Network
  • Emre Surmeli, Technical Educator, Web3 Foundation
  • Holly Weckler, Developer Relations Marketing Lead, Figment
  • Kevin Nielson, Developer Relations Engineer, Moonbeam
  • Logan Saether, Founder, Zeitgeist