Pi Hackathon Guideline and Agenda: June 28th — Sept 30th

Updated Pi Hackathon Agenda

Pi Hackathon Guideline and Agenda: June 28th — Sept 30th

  • Ecosystem apps — Apps that improve the Pi ecosystem & functions.
  • Business apps — Apps that serve a consumer or commerce product.
  • 1st prize = US$20,000 + 20,000 Pi
  • 2nd prize = US$15,000 + 15,000 Pi
  • 3rd prize = US$10,000 + 10,000 Pi
  • Honorary mentions (5 winners) = US$1000 each + 1,000 Pi
  1. Join hackathon on Brainstorm app
  2. If you’re a developer, take the developer quiz inside the Brainstorm app to become a verified developer.
  3. In the Brainstorm app, propose your project or join other published projects with a concrete app idea. If you have proposed a project, get other developers in the Hackathon to join your team by reviewing the applicants to your team on Brainstorm through the “Manage team” button.
  4. Once you’re ready to build your app, visit the Pi Developer Portal to apply and get your Pi SDK credentials by visiting develop.pi on the Pi Browser.
  5. Access Pi SDK & Documentation through the following link:
    https://developers.minepi.com/
  6. Submit your midpoint progress report by EITHER
  7. Sending a 2–3 minutes video of your app demo to develop@minepi.com or through this form https://bit.ly/pi-updates.
  8. Attending a live Zoom session to present app progress to the Core Team.
  9. Submit your final project and presentation to the Pi Core Team
  • Development: Builders of the third-party Pi app with code
  • Business: Professionals determining the business viability and growth of the project
  • Marketing and Communications: Specialists presenting their product vision to the community
  • Design: Artists creating the UI/UX of the app for Pioneers’ usability
  • Others: Pi Hackathon is open to everyone! Communicate and utilize your special skill sets to contribute to the future of Pi. Reach out to teams and share your expertise.
  • The submission must be a functional Pi app correctly integrated with Pi SDK and accessible on Pi Browser through a URL.
  • It must also include a link to a short video introducing your project (upload to Youtube & submit a link). The final video presentation should showcase the problem & solution, the intended audience, and a demonstration of the App’s functionality.

Week #1 — Hackathon Kickoff

Week #2 — Core Team Workshops + Building your App

Week #3 — Core Team Workshops + Submitting your progress July 15th (Thursday)

Week #4 — Networking

Week #5 — Networking + Core Team office hours

  • Hugo — Monday — 11am PDT // 6pm UTC
  • Hakkyung — Tuesday — 3pm PDT // 10pm UTC
  • Lyriaaw — Wednesday — 7am PDT // 2pm UTC
  • Aurelien — Thursday — TBD

Week #6 — Networking + Core Team office hours

  • Hugo — Monday — 11am PDT // 6pm UTC
  • Hakkyung — Tuesday — 3pm PDT // 10pm UTC
  • Lyriaaw — Wednesday — 7am PDT // 2pm UTC
  • Aurelien — Thursday — TBD

Week #7 — Networking + Core Team office hours

  • Hugo — Monday — 11am PDT // 6pm UTC
  • Hakkyung — Tuesday — 3pm PDT // 10pm UTC
  • Lyriaaw — Wednesday — 7am PDT // 2pm UTC
  • Aurelien — Thursday — TBD

Week #8 — Extended Midpoint Progress Submission

  1. Submit via Google Form — HERE
    https://bit.ly/pi-updates
  2. Submit on the Pi Ecosystem Developer Discord server #video-update
  3. August 16th & 17th — Schedule live recorded Zoom Session to demo your app. The Pi Core Team will moderate Zoom presentation times and record your presentation. Schedule a live Zoom session to present app progress to the Core Team through a link we’ll share on Discord later.

Acceptable Video Upload format:

  • Youtube — Upload
  • File Upload Google Drive or Dropbox
  • Social Media (I.e. Facebook, Twitter etc)
  1. (1 min) Idea pitch
  2. (1 min) App demo if there is a functioning app
  3. (10 sec) Current team size
  4. (20 sec) Type of team members needed
  5. (30 sec) Other needs they have
  • Hugo — Monday — 11am PDT // 6pm UTC
  • Hakkyung — Tuesday — 3pm PDT // 10pm UTC
  • Lyriaaw — Wednesday — 7am PDT // 2pm UTC
  • Aurelien — Thursday — TBD

Week # 9- Office Hours and Project Showcase

  • Hugo — Monday — 11am PDT // 6pm UTC
  • Hakkyung — Tuesday — 3pm PDT // 10pm UTC
  • Lyriaaw — Wednesday — 7am PDT // 2pm UTC
  • Aurelien — Thursday — TBD

Week #10 — Office Hours and Project Showcase

  • Hugo — Monday — 11am PDT // 6pm UTC
  • Hakkyung — Tuesday — 3pm PDT // 10pm UTC
  • Lyriaaw — Wednesday — 7am PDT // 2pm UTC
  • Aurelien — Thursday — TBD

Hackathon Submission & End

  1. Idea pitch (Problem/Solution, Opportunity, Addressable Market)
  2. App demo, if there is a functioning app
  3. Current team
  4. Future Outlook — What’s next beyond the hackathon for your project.

Acceptable Video Upload format:

  • Youtube — Upload
  • File Upload Google Drive or Dropbox
  • Social Media (I.e. Facebook, Twitter etc)

Hackathon Judging & Community Rating

Pi Hackathon Winners announced

Sept 30th (Thursday)

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