Win $10k AKT in the Filebase + Akash Hackathon by@Filebase

Win $10k AKT in the Filebase + Akash Hackathon

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Filebase is teaming up with Akash Network to offer $10,000 AKT and up to $250 in free object storage for the developer or team that builds the best app that integrates Filebase + Akash. All participants will receive $100 in initial funding, as well as 1TB of free object storage. The hackathon will run from September 1, 2021 - October 20, 2021. The winning developers/teams will be announced by October 30.

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Filebase is excited to announce the launch of the Filebase + Akash Hackathon, a 7-week online event kicking off on September 1st that offers developers and teams the opportunity to build applications that integrate Filebase + Akash and win $10,000 of AKT and up to $250 in free object storage.

About Filebase

Filebase is the world’s first S3-compatible object storage platform that allows you to store data in a secure, redundant, and performant manner across multiple decentralized storage networks. Additionally, Filebase’s proprietary edge caching technology helps customers achieve industry-leading performance when fetching data from decentralized networks.

About Akash

Akash Network, the world’s first decentralized and open-source cloud, accelerates deployment, scale, efficiency, and price performance for high-growth industries like blockchain and machine learning/AI. Developers leveraging Akash Network can access cloud computing at up to three times less than the cost of centralized cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.

Hackathon Key Dates

September 1: Hackathon kick-off

September 14: Hackathon Office Hours via Twitter Spaces with the Akash + Filebase teams (Set a reminder)

October 20 23:59 PST: Hackathon ends

October 21: Judging period begins

October 29: Judging period ends

October 30: Hackathon winners announced


🏆 1st place prize $10,000 AKT + up to $250 in free object storage credits on Filebase

🥈 2nd place prize: up to $150 in free object storage credits on Filebase

🥉 3rd place prize: up to $100 in free object storage credits on Filebase

Judging Criteria

  • Potential Impact: How will this project impact the growth of the Filebase and Akash ecosystems?
  • Functionality: How well does the project work?
  • Novelty: How unique is the project idea and execution?
  • Design: Is the user experience and design of the project well thought out?
  • Go-to-market Strategy: Is the project beginning to market and garner interest from the community?

Example Use Cases

We want to see a user-friendly functional app that a dev can run and use for deploying and managing projects. Also, ideally, this app or tool will be run and maintained 24/7.

  • Building Fully Decentralized Webapps
  • Persistent Storage for Decentralized and P2P Apps
  • Off-Chain Storage for Blockchains
  • Censorship-resistant Website Hosting
  • Server-side Scraping, Backup & Data Publishing
  • Run a headless CMS on Akash, and front-end and asset storage on Filebase.
  • Rails App Framework
  • NodeJS App Framework
  • Wordpress as a service on Akash
  • Ghost CMS on Akash
  • Integrate Filebase + Supabase + Akash
  • Integrate Filebase + Planetscale + Akash

Example Projects

Registration Process

1. Register for a free 5GB storage account with Filebase

2. To upgrade and receive 1TB of free object storage for 2 months, use code HACKATHON

3. Register for the Akash Filebase Contest on Gitcoin

4. Introduce yourself and your idea with a post on the Akash Filebase Contest Forum

5. Add your Akash address in your profile to receive $100 in initial funding for your idea.

6. Join the Discord server and send a hello world! in the #filebase channel.

Submission Process

1. Submit a detailed post publicly on the forum by October 20th to be reviewed by the community, Akash team, and Filebase team.

2. By October 30, the winners will be announced.

What to Submit

  • Project name and a list of team members
  • A description of what your product does and why you decided to build it
  • Demo video or presentation slides. Your video should be around 3 minutes long and include a demo of your working project. Videos must be made publicly visible.
  • Access to your working application or Github code repository. Access must be provided the working application or code for judging and testing by providing a link to the website, functioning demo, or a Github repository
  • Complete submission form



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