In December, we announced a new challenge on DEV, in partnership with our friends at DigitalOcean: the App Platform Hackathon.
Our intrepid Hackathon participants were challenged to build brand new apps using DigitalOcean’s App Platform. DigitalOcean offered them credits in order to leverage their professional tool for free. Submissions were to be filed in one of four categories: Personal Site/Portfolio, Program for the People, Built for Business, and last but certainly not least, Random Roulette.
The process of picking just one grand prize winner for each category and 10 total runners-up was difficult, to say the least. But somehow, the judging panels at DEV and DigitalOcean managed to narrow in on some truly standout projects. We’re thrilled to share them with you today!
So, without further ado, let's meet the winners of the DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV!
Personal Site/Portfolio: @abhinavchawla13
Program for the People: @jcsmileyjr
Built for Business: @guild
Random Roulette: @dawntraoz
All Grand Prize Winners will receive:
- $2,000 USD gift card or equivalent 🤑
- $300 USD credit to the DEV Shop 😎
- DigitalOcean Swag Pack 🎁
- DEV Sticker Pack ✨
- DEV “App Platform Hackathon” grand prize profile badge 🏆
- A Zoom meet-and-greet with DigitalOcean’s CEO, Yancey Spruill 👋
All runners-up will receive:
- $200 USD gift card or equivalent 💰
- $150 USD credit to the DEV Shop 🌈
- DigitalOcean Swag Pack 🎩
- DEV Sticker Pack 💻
- DEV “App Platform Hackathon” runner-up profile badge 🌟
All participants with a valid project will receive a DEV Sticker Pack and an “App Platform Hackathon” participant profile badge. 🎉
To everyone who submitted a project for this hackathon, you should be super proud of yourselves. In the process of building your app, you’ve contributed to the DigitalOcean App Platform library and gained new experience with a professional tool.
The DigitalOcean team will follow up with each winner via email about their prizes, and the DEV team will do the same within two weeks.
Great work, everyone! We hope you had a blast participating in this challenge. ❤️