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ICP HUB Philippines to Host Nationwide Web3 Hackathon

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  • ICP HUB Philippines to host “iThink Hackathon” from April 6 to 22, 2024 with a ₱225,000 prize pool for the top three contenders.
  • The event invites developers nationwide to create web3 projects using the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP).
  • Five online workshops will run concurrently, covering blockchain, smart contracts, and ICP. It will be held from April 8 to 12.

Local community ISLA Camp, or the ICP HUB Philippines, is set to host the nationwide hackathon “iThink Hackathon” inviting developers and teams in the country to build projects on web3 using the blockchain infrastructure Internet Computer Protocol (ICP). It will commence online from April 6 to 22, 2024.

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According to its website, the hackathon is open to developers aiming to construct projects in web3 while utilizing the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP). The top three contenders will win a pool prize of ₱225,000. 

Moreover, the organizers noted that participants have the opportunity to be incubated by ISLA Camp which will facilitate their introduction to the blockchain and web3 spaces. In addition, to further incentivize involvement, participants also have potential access to funding through grants. 

“Be recognized globally and open up your ideas to a larger audience specifically Top venture capitalists (VCs), known founders of the web3 ecosystem, and top project builders,” the website noted.

In a recent webcast, Eliezer Rbadon, the tech lead of ICT Hub Philippines and also the CEO and co-founder of DvCode Technologies Incorporated, expressed his excitement for the upcoming event and encouraged web3 developers to join.

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“Para sa mga Pinoy na builders na talagang gumagaw ng mga projects, mga web3 developers, IT solutions companies,mga startups, na naghahanap ng possible way of funding, we are actually starting a hackathon… It’s very big and sana ma-anticipate natin. It’s nationwide and online na open sa lahat ng mga Pinoy,” he stated. 

[Translation: “For the Filipino builders who are really creating projects, web3 developers, IT solutions companies, startups that are looking for possible ways of funding, we are actually starting a hackathon… It’s very big and hopefully we can look forward to it. It’s nationwide and online, open to all Filipinos.”]

He also told interested applicants to visit their Facebook page and X account to get more updates. 

How to Join?

To be eligible, applicants must not have received grants from the DFINITY Foundation or other blockchain foundations in the preceding six months, and they should not have secured funding or investment for their intended project. 

Additionally, it was noted that projects are expected to bring unique value to the Internet Computer Protocol and must be developed by individuals residing in the Philippines who are at least 18 years old. 

At the culmination of the hackathon, participants must submit various materials, which may be subject to change based on progress. These include project descriptions or pitch decks, project logos, deployment to the Mainnet, an open-source project repository (typically on Github), a Canister ID, a README file (example here), and a five-minute video. The video should offer an overview of the project and its features, as well as a demonstration of its functionality.

Workshop

Throughout the hackathon, participants are encouraged to attend five workshops aimed at enhancing their skills and knowledge in blockchain, smart contracts, and the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP). These workshops are conducted entirely online, free of charge, and are open to anyone interested in the field.

Moreover, as per the website, knowing TypeScript and Node.js, along with a text editor, is considered advantageous, with Visual Studio Code being recommended for its support in TypeScript and Node.js development. However, participants are free to choose any text editor of their preference.

Schedule:

  1. Workshop #1 – April 8 (Monday) – Topic: Introduction to ICP
  2. Workshop #2 – April 9 (Tuesday) – Topic: Introduction to building with Azle
  3. Workshop #3 – April 10 (Wednesday) – Topic: Why and how to build a project on the Internet Computer?
  4. Workshop #4 – April 11 (Thursday) – Topic: Deploy First TypeScript Project
  5. Workshop #5 – April 12 (Friday) – Topic: Doubt Clearing and Deploy Project on ICP

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