3 days ago

Can't Be Evil Contest: Upcoming Deadline June 30th

Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder that the final submission deadline for the Can't Be Evil contest is in less than two weeks (June 30th).

There are two steps to complete for your submission to count: (1) Submit on Devpost here. (2) Fully complete registration for the July run of the App Mining program (register here).

To check if you have completed registration, please find your app and its status here.

If you don't see your app or believe the information is incorrect, please email Xan at xan@blockstack.com.

All the best,
Xan & the Blockstack PBC Team

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4 days ago

Two weeks to go -- are you ready?

You’re almost there! There are two weeks left to submit your project to the Blockstack: Can’t Be Evil Contest.

Submissions are due June 30 before 11:45pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, it’s time to get started! (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the competition resources that can help you get started with tutorials, docs + more!

Submission checklist

Run through this list before you sit back from your project:

  • Have you built…

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11 days ago

Three weeks to go—start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in Blockstack: Can’t Be Evil Contest! Submissions are June 30 before 11:45pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you’re just getting started, review the awesome prizes, read the official rules and check out the getting started resources. Blockstack has Engineers ready to help you if you’re stuck, simply ping them in the Slack channel or email community@blockstack.com to get connected.

You can also get the lowdown on how the submission form works here.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the…

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13 days ago

Early App Mining Registration

Hi Everyone,

Confirmation emails were sent out yesterday to everyone who registered early for the App Mining program to be eligible for the extra $500 reward.

If you did not receive a confirmation email but believe you should have, please email Xan@blockstack.com as soon as possible. Thank you.

 

All the best,

The Blockstack PBC Team

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


18 days ago

3 days left for the $500 bonus!

There’s one month remaining in Blockstack: Can’t Be Evil Challenge! Submissions are due June 30 before 11:45pm ET but don’t forget -- if you submit early (by June 5 at 11:45pm ET), you will earn a $500 cash bonus. You will still be able to continue working on your app until the final June 30th deadline as well! The $500 bonus will be paid upon final entry submission.  There are only a few days left so get started!

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s…

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24 days ago

App Mining Program + Early Submission = $$

We hope you are well on your way to a winning submission!  Remember, for your app to be eligible for the Blockstack: Can’t Be Evil challenge, your app must qualify for App Mining.  

What is App Mining?

App Mining is an early stage program for developers. In this program, application developers register their application on App.co. Then, each month, application developers get paid depending on a quality ranking as assessed by expert independent App Reviewers.

App Mining is a unique opportunity to bootstrap an idea in the nascent market of decentralized applications and to receive valuable feedback and market…

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27 days ago

Can't Be Evil Advanced Radiks Webinar 5.29.19 @ 9pm EST

All,

Join Blockstack PBC core engineer, and creator of Radiks.js, Hank Stoever as he covers building features and functions common to collaborative or more complex applications. Topics will include implementing real-time updates, private collaboration, notifications, and more.

The webinar will be on Wednesday, May 29th at 9pm Eastern Time. Sign up here.

All the best,

Xan & the Blockstack PBC Team

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


30 days ago

Dapp Mobile SDKs - What you need to know

Blockstack comes with SDKs for Android and iOS! Whether you’re looking to build a mobile first app or provide extended functionality to your desktop version, the SDKs will serve you well.

Check out the Android SDK tutorial or iOS SDK tutorial to go through the steps of getting your environment set up and building a sample project. Remember Blockstack Engineers are ready and would love to help you along, just reach out to community@blockstack.com to find a time.


Lastly, don’t forget the competition resources page is there to help you through your project with documentation, tutorials, code samples and more!

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about 1 month ago

Reminder: Can't Be Evil Webinar 5.22.19 @ 10pm EST with Matt Little

Reminder for all that Blockstack PBC core engineer Matt Little is going to be holding an online workshop on building Blockstack apps this Wednesday, May 22nd at 10pm Eastern Time. 

 

Sign up for the webinar here.

 

All the best,

Xan & the Blockstack PBC Team

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


about 1 month ago

New Can't Be Evil Webinar 5.22.19 @ 10pm PST - Building Apps on Blockstack

Hey Everyone!

 

In case you missed the webinar last week with Hank, Blockstack PBC core engineer Matt is going to be holding another one on Wednesday, May 22th at 10pm Eastern Standard Time. 

 

Matt will cover everything you need to know about building an app on top of Blockstack, including best practices and common pitfalls.

 

Sign up for the webinar here.

 

All the best,

Xan & the Blockstack PBC Team

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


about 1 month ago

Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday

Did you know?!

Radiks is a framework made for Blockstack that can be used to build rich, social apps. Radiks is great at real-time collaboration and aggregating public data from many users—so the Blockstack core team built Banter to road-test these abilities.

Here are a few killer-features any app developer can easily integrate into their Blockstack app:

  • Real-time updates

  • Social notifications

  • Server-side rendering and performance enhancements

Check out the full blog post for more details on how you can use Radiks in your Blockstack app for the Can’t Be Evil Contest!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon,…

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about 1 month ago

Engineering support from Blockstack? Other submission help?

Hey there, thanks for registering for the Can't Be Evil Contest! My name is Mitchell and I work here at Blockstack where we're trying to bring fundamental digital rights to everyone. We're really excited about this effort and seeing the apps you build. If you're new to the community, we hope you learn pretty quickly that we're really available to you! 

On that note, if you'd like to get some time with an Engineer to help you with your app, please just reply to this message and let us know - myself, Shannon, or Louise from the community team will…

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