How to apply to win $500,000 in prizes at the Polygon BUIDL IT Hackathon 2022


Web3 is still in its early days and needs good dApps and projects to take the technology to mainstream audiences. Polygon strongly believes in providing developers with the platform and the tools to build the future. The BUIDL IT hackathon is the invitation to that future.

Polygon BUIDL IT is a flagship virtual web3 hackathon organised by Polygon, a leading blockchain development platform offering scalable, affordable, secure, and sustainable blockchains for Web3.

The hackathon caters for the need of developers, designers, and startups alike. People can choose to build on tracks like DeFi, NFT, Gaming, Tooling, Social impact, etc.

About the Polygon hackathon

Polygon BUIDL IT: Summer 2022 Hackathon

Polygon is committed to fostering the growth of web3 applications by providing the infrastructure and combining the best of Ethereum and sovereign blockchains into a full-fledged multi-chain system. This enables developers to build scalable, user-friendly dApps with low transaction fees without sacrificing security.

You can join BUIDL IT solo and find a team — or your whole tinkering squad can sign up together. You’ll sync into a supportive community of programmers, designers, creatives, and hackers. Think about building the future of web3 while you scale a social and professional network.

Newbies jumping ship to web3 can take workshops, join tutorials, and find all the materials needed to leap. More weathered web3 natives can push themselves to practice holistic design by deploying the toolsets of our partners. 

Even though markets are down, we’ve been doubling down on developer lifelines. To us, a bear market is also a build market, a buidl-together-#WAGMIonPolygon market. 

Polygon says.

That’s why exceptional teams will have the chance to meet industry stakeholders, talk to gigabrain funders, and chat with seasoned developers. 

Teams still have two weeks to submit a project in the following tracks:  

With $500k in prizes, Polygon BUIDL IT: Summer 2022 Hackathon aims to impact over 2,000 participants
  • DeFi – Build the next generation of finance from DEXs, and lending platforms to personal finance and payments solutions.
  • NFTs – Combine creativity with engineering to explore numerous new opportunities in NFT-based applications.
  • Gaming – Create blockchain-based incentivised gaming dApps to take the gaming experience to a whole new level.
  • Tooling/Infrastructure – Build the next generation of decentralised tooling and infrastructure to help the web3 developer audience build dApps in a smoother experience.
  • Social Impact/Public Goods – Build a dApp that addresses a social good topic.
  • Web3 Integration with a Web2 Product – Make an existing Web2 application into a Web3 dApp.
  • Designathon – Design a complete user experience that tackles some of the current prevailing problems with blockchain usability.

This hackathon is to help you, as a developer, tap into Web3 and build your own decentralised application with Polygon. We hope to see you explore and strengthen your developer skills and maybe even enjoy building something this summer. What sparks your interest in the tracks?


Interested participants can register here.

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