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Announcing the New Relic Hack the Planet Contest!

Jess Lee (she/her) on January 28, 2021

Today, we're kicking off the latest DEV hackathon in partnership with New Relic: Hack the Planet πŸŽ‰ In today's world, climate change is m...
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Danny Douglass

This is awesome! Really impressive initiative from DEV and New Relic, especially the focus on climate change. πŸ‘

I'm Danny and I lead the growth engineering team at Courier where we help developers build and send user notifications from their app. Think: email, SMS, push, and chat apps like Slack and Discord.

If you're looking to build an app that notifies people in any way, we'd be more than happy to help! Courier is totally free to sign up and you can send up to 10,000 notifications per month, for free.

Hit us up here or in our Community if we can support any projects. 🌎 πŸ’œ

Good luck everyone! #HackThePlanet

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Can't believe this challenge is here already.

Super excited to see what everyone builds for an awesome cause. And congrats to The Relicans community ✨ 🌱

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Georgey

Hey Gracie!
I still didn't get the badge and Mail for
Dev x DigitalOcean hackathon.
It's just my humble request I just want to know what went wrong.
Please πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

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Ashu Sharma

Can someone please tell me what is new relic? Im curious to know about it and how to use it?

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Trang Le

All I understand is it is a service that helps you monitor your app. Its demographic is enterprises and it is more primarily known amongst devops, so it's unsurprising if you haven't heard about it.

As for the climate thing, I believe you have to use API from a different service. New Relic has nothing to do with climate per se. Anyone else feels free to correct me if I'm wrong.

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Jonan Scheffler

New Relic lets you see what's going on with your software, so you can see errors and logs and which parts are slow all in the same dashboard. It helps you find and fix errors and speed up the slow parts of your code.

You install a library in the app you want to start analyzing, so for Ruby you would do this:

bundle add newrelic_rpm
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There are lots of other things you can install to monitor different parts of your application, like the servers where it runs and the front-end javascript so you can see when people get errors in their browser.

Once you sign in they'll give you instructions on how to get started. It can be intimidating at first because it can do so much, but I recommend you start with Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and go from there.

New Relic University is a good place to learn: learn.newrelic.com/
The developer website is also really helpful: developer.newrelic.com/

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Jonan Scheffler

If you're looking for help getting New Relic to report data or something closer to support you'll probably find an answer on discuss.newrelic.com/.

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eneasmarin

+1. I am gonna have a look to the site later, but if some could give us a short intro, I would appreciate it

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Bryan

I looked through their site, and it's still not clear. Also not sure what they have to do with climate change, if they have some data available, or if we are supposed to get climate data from somewhere else?

This sounds like it could be really interesting, but the vagueness here is really off putting for me. Good luck to everyone else!

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Sanjeev Sharma

Same thoughts: :/

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Brenda Michelle

Check out this video it might help and new relic has a very good youtube channel with explanations, tutorials and examples 100% recommend it πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘youtu.be/7omo0qHxku8

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Ben Halpern

Good luck everyone, save the planet!

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Rolf Streefkerk

Just wait a decade or so when the next Milankovitch cycle starts to cool the planet.

If you're worried about saving it, start with reducing the plastic waste in the world's oceans. A problem we can actually solve.

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echoAR

LOVE this! We love hackathons and can't want to see what amazing projects participants will create with New Relic to combat climate change!🌎🌱

Hi all! We're the echoAR team. We provide a cloud platform for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) that provides tools and network infrastructure to help developers quickly build and deploy 3D apps and content.

If you're looking to build an AR/VR app as part of the hackathon, we'd love to happy! echoAR is FREE and intuitive (but we have awesome docs to get you started).

You can reach out to us via our community channel and get inspired by amazing AR/VR projects featured on the inspiration page of our platform (many of the projects were created during hackathons!) .

Best of luck to everyone!✨✨✨

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Tulio Calil

Super excited for this!
let's hack!

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Jordan T

"HACK THE PLANET!!"

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Ben Greenberg

An awesome first DEV x New Relic hackathon from an awesome Relicans team. Way to go!

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RealToughCandy.io

Very exciting! You've got some great eco-friendly prizes, too.

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Nirmal Crazy-Science

Good luck to everyone participating. I'm under 18 πŸ˜”πŸ˜•

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π‹π„π‘½πˆπ‘¨π“π‡π€π Programming

Yeah, same here. I really wanted to join the DO hackathon last month.

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Neat Coder

me too

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Nathan Pham

:( same

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kapeel kokane

I have a small query regarding the prompt:
"Utilize New Relic to observe science phenomena (polar ice cap reduction, COVID-19 cases, CO2 emissions, etc."
Does this mean that
a) An API needs to be found that shares information related to any of these and then instead of tracking metrics for that API, we need to track the result of that API by parsing the response and then plotting that result (like temperature, covid cases, etc) on a New Relic Dashboard?
Or
b)Just monitoring the API health and metrics using New Relic while displaying the results of the API in the application UI as we do normally?

Which one of the above two is being suggested?

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Roni

That's magnificent! But why there is an age limitation! I really like to join :) Is there any way to participate even though we are under 18?

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Sapna T

Interesting !!
Heckling of Hacker... :-)

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Krrish Dhaneja

And where do we have to submit???

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) • Edited

Hi there! You'll be submitting your final project on therelicans.com!

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Krrish Dhaneja

Is A website valid in the first category???

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Boyan Iliev

Just finished with my submissionπŸ˜„.

Covid Tracker

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Kostas

I don't believe in free money i have never been donated and stoped to work without any hope. It's terrible to know that.. so just do it everything what you like not for money..

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Bobby Iliev

You can check out our submission here: πŸ™Œ

Hackathon Submission: Climate Clock Discussions

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Team

Can I make a game about climat changes, that use new relic data?

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durkhaima

Do people participate as teams or pairs in these ? Is that allowed ? Or is this individuals only ?

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Emma Goto πŸ™

I've seen teams compete in the hackathons before, so I'm sure that's fine.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Confirming this! You'll just be splitting any prizes amongst yourself and we send prizes to the account that submitted the post :)

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Ostap Bregin

Sadly this hackathon is only available for people who is older than 18.
dev.to/page/official-hackathon-rules

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Jenuel Oras Ganawed

oh no, am I late to see this?

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Nope! You have until Feb 28th to submit!

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Bobby Iliev

This is awesome! Can't wait to submit my application!

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MYLES Corderosa Amada🦚(they/them)

Bringing the Digital Circus to the Spatial Web...Let the Hackaton commence!!!

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Isabelle Francis

Theres a discrepancy in the additional notes..is the closing Feb 28 or March 8
.please reply asap

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

Woot! This is such an awesome initiative for a hackathon. 🌱

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Georgey • Edited

Hey
I still didn't get the badge and Mail for the last Dev x DigitalOcean hackathon
I tried contacting through the mail but no response.
If any of the coordinators can look through this issue it'll be really helpful!
Thankyou!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

We will look into this!

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Georgey

Hoping to get a reply back soon
πŸ˜¬πŸ‘‰πŸΌπŸ‘ˆπŸΌ!

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Georgey

Thankyou very much πŸ™πŸΌ

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Georgey

Hey There!
It's been 14 days still waiting
Please do tell if it's possible to give out the badge atleast as a proof that I have participated the contestπŸ˜”πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

Thankyou

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

You should see it on your profile now! Sorry for the wait

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Georgey

Thankyou very much✌🏼
Will I be getting the sticker pack too ???

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Georgey

Hey it's been 7 days
Will I have to wait more?
Please do reply

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Tom Lite

Is A website valid in the first category???

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