Build a Solana + Filecoin/IPFS Project for the Bangalore Hacker House
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Build a Solana + Filecoin/IPFS Project for the Bangalore Hacker House

Deadline: May 15th, 10pm IST

About the Bounty

Projects that use Filecoin for decentralized, persistent storage and/or IPFS for content-addressing. (Submissions that use either technology indirectly via NFT.storage, web3.storage, Estuary.tech, Textile, or other tooling also qualify). All types of projects are welcome and we welcome your creativity. Feel free to browse past winners here for inspiration.

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Your Mission: Build a Solana project that leverages Filecoin and/or IPFS during the Bangalore Hackathon (May 10th - May 15th). You're welcome to work in teams!

Rewards

🥇 First Prize:

  • $3,000 USD of FIL
  • Expedited review for their Microgrant application after further development in their projects.

🥈 Second Prize

  • $2,000 USD of FIL
  • Expedited review for their Microgrant application after further development in their projects.

🥉 Third Prize

  • $2,000 USD of FIL
  • Expedited review for their Microgrant application after further development in their projects.

Submission Requirements

At a minimum submissions for prizes should include the following items:

  1. Project Description
    1. The name and summary of the project
    2. Names/pseudonyms of team members and contact info (e.g., GitHub handle, email address, or other)
    3. How the project uses IPFS and/or Filecoin and/or decentralized storage services that build on top of either with example links to where in code those technologies are used.
  2. Link to the publicly visible source code repository
    1. Provide comprehensive README, incl. a clear description of the work and mention of how our tech is used in the Technologies Used section of README.
    2. Include a link to the working demo or provide a testing guide
  3. Showcase
    1. 2-3 minute video that presents the idea, including a brief demo that demonstrates the use of IPFS and/or Filecoin or anything that builds on top of them
    2. If applicable, select the appropriate track when submitting the project.
  4. Notes
    1. Only submit what you have built specifically for this hackathon. Submitting a project previously submitted to any other of our hackathons will lead to disqualification
    2. Only projects or features (preferably in separate branch) built specifically for the respective hackathon will be considered for prizes
    3. Broken links may disqualify the project from the judging process.
    4. Using an IPFS HTTP gateway doesn’t count as building on top of IPFS. Exclusively basing your submission on that does not make you eligible for prizes.

Evaluative Criteria

Submissions will be rated with decimal numbers between 1 (worst) - 5 (best) per category (max score: 25). The final score is the average of all voting judges. If a project scores low, we reserve the right not to award prizes, even if it was the only project submitted to a given track. Our judges grade submissions across five equally-weighted categories:

  1. Design: Is it easy to use? Does the visual design delight you? If targeting developers, is the experience smooth and intuitive?
  2. Novelty/Originality: Does it have unique and novel features or combine features of other products or services in a unique and novel way?
  3. Technical Accomplishment: Is the code elegant, clean, and technically interesting? Is the project complete? Does the project interact with IPFS/Filecoin under-the-hood (i.e., more than simply retrieve a CID from a gateway)?
  4. Potential Impact: Does it fill a gap in the universe, and have the potential to be used frequently by a large, growing and diverse audience or market?
  5. Creativity/Fun/Wow-Factor: Is it creative and put a smile on people’s faces?

Any winners will be notified after the event is over with specific instructions (including but not limited to filling out the necessary tax information) on how to claim their prize. Failure to provide the appropriate information within the timeframe specified in the winner notification message could mean delayed payment or claim rejection.

Resources

Participation in this bounty is entirely voluntary. Bounties are a way to learn and dabble in opportunities to build in web3. These are neither full time jobs nor project based engagement. Please be advised that the sponsors will not have time for individualized feedback due to the number of entries we receive.

About the SuperteamDAO

We help the most promising projects in the Solana ecosystem launch and grow. We are organised as a co-operative of creatives and operators who are experienced in launching and growing technology businesses. Our mission is to bring the benefits of the ownership economy to the creative class (rent your time for tokens, not dollars) while creating flexible work within the structure of a DAO.