When you hear the word hackathon, you typically think of developers buried deep in their computers, furiously typing code. CoinDesk and CRADL’s Web3athon isn’t that kind of hackathon.
Web3athon is an entirely new form of competition, one that welcomes talent and creativity from all backgrounds and seeks to discover new ways crypto and Web3 technologies can be used to improve people’s lives. The more diverse talents your team brings to the table, the more poised you are to take home part of the $800,000 prize.
What makes Web3athon different?
Web3athon is not like other hackathons. It’s a hackathon for anyone interested in using technology to solve some hyperlocal challenges.
No coding skills? No problem.
To participate in Web3athon you don’t need to know how to code. You also don’t need to be a blockchain expert. You could be a writer, a designer or a human-centered researcher. All you need to bring to the table is your unique set of talents and skills and a passion for improving lives.
Below, find a list of roles that make for a well-rounded team.
- Project Manager – Responsible for outlining the deadlines and keeping the team on track.
- Research Manager – Responsible for understanding the needs of your idea’s target audience.
- Technical Developer – Responsible for understanding each technology and helping you decide what to use to build your idea.
- Visual Storyteller – Responsible for refining the pitch and making your idea come to life via your idea submission.
Read more: How to Build Your Web3athon Team
CRADL is working to help you succeed
Unlike with other hackathons, CRADL is making sure you are set up for success. If you are passionate about using technology to improve lives but don’t have the time to research hyperlocal challenges or blockchains, then you are in luck. CRADL has put together a wealth of resources to help you lay the foundation of your project.
These resources are readily available on Web3athon’s welcome page.
How to join
The hard deadline for registration and ideas submission is Aug. 7. To join, you must first register through HackerEarth. You do not need to register as a full team. Just include information about yourself.
After you register, you can look for teams in need of your unique skill set on the Web3athon Discord channel #team-formation. Feel free to send a message to the group asking to join a team or inviting others to join yours.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.