Polygon to host $250k Road to Web3 global hackathon in partnership with EthGlobal

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Blockchain infrastructure development company, Polygon

Blockchain infrastructure development company, Polygon, is finally set to hold its blockchain hackathon. Tagged Road to Web3, the hackathon is a purpose-built event that would help developers to create their first application on the Blockchain.

The event, which will be held in partnership with EthGlobal, will also help developers take their Web2 experience to new heights by onboarding them onto Web3. Furthermore, it will enable them to build their first project interacting with decentralized games, DeFi, NFTs, or take something they already love in Web2 and decentralize it.

According to the organisers who spoke with Technext, the hackathon, which will be an entirely online affair, will commence with a kick-off summit on February 3. This will be followed by a 96-hour hackathon and an ending ceremony on Feb 8th.

Polygon in partnership with EthGlobal is hosting a global hackathon – Road to Web3 from Feb 3rd – Feb 8th to onboard web2 developers into web3 and build the future of the decentralized internet.

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The organisers also said they have gathered the best speakers, mentors, and thinkers in the space to help the participating hackers to learn and build. The lineup of speakers includes Managing Partner at Epyllion VC, Matthew Ball, New CEO of Polygon Studios, Ryan Wyatt, Co-founder of Twitch, Justin Kan , Web3 Builder, Austin Griffith, Cool-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian amongst others.

Meet the speakers

Anyone who has a computer from anywhere in the world can register to participate. The hackathon is expected to provide participants with the opportunity to network and work with over 1,000 other developers from around the world. Participants can learn the latest web3 stack from industry experts and get a chance to win prizes worth $250,000.

The Road to Web3 Hackathon will be entirely free although participating hackers are expected to “stake” a little bit of money to lock in their position at the event. This stake serves as an extra incentive to build and it is returned after they have completed their project.

“To submit a project, hackers need to stake an amount(nearly $10) which after submission of the project will be returned in full. This is to ensure active participation till the end of those who are accepted in the hackathon,” the hackathon organisers said.

Hackers wishing to participate in the Road to Web3 Hackathon can form teams of up to 5 people. There are no restrictions for team members, so hackers are allowed to team up with hackers of any country or experience level.

The leading platform for Ethereum infrastructure development

Polygon is the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to all major scaling and infrastructure solutions: L2 solutions (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid solutions, stand-alone and enterprise chains, data availability solutions, and more.

Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 3000+ applications hosted, 1B+ total. Polygon recently rebranded from Matic Network.

“Originally, the project began as the MATIC Network in 2017. Later it was rebranded as Polygon when our scope expanded. Now, Polygon is building a suite of Ethereum scalability products like Polygon Hermez, Polygon Miden, Polygon Zero etcetera,” Polygon told Technext.

Registrations are open until Feb 2nd. Interested participants can follow the link to apply.


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