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Join us for the The AWS Amplify Fullstack TypeScript Challenge: $3,000 in Prizes!

We are thrilled to announce our first partnered challenge with AWS Amplify.

Running through May 26, the AWS Amplify Fullstack TypeScript Challenge provides an opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of AWS services, and to level up your skill set. AWS Amplify has everything you need to build web and mobile apps, in just a few hours.

This challenge comes with one prompt, but a few ways to win! We can’t wait to see what you learn and accomplish!

The Prompt

Build and Deploy a Fullstack Application with AWS Amplify Gen 2

Your mandate is to build an application with AWS Amplify Gen 2 that integrates one or more of the following:

Here is the submission template for anyone that wants to jump right in, but please review all challenge rules on the official challenge page before submitting.

Submission Template

Looking for some pro tips? Scroll on down!

Judging Criteria

All submissions will be judged on the following:

  • Use of underlying technology
  • Usability and User Experience
  • Accessibility
  • Creativity

Two Additional Prize Categories

  • Connected Components: Awarded to a top submission that developed UI using Amplify connected components for UX patterns.
  • Feature Full: Awarded to a top submission that incorporates all four features from the challenge prompt: data, authentication, serverless functions, and file storage.

Prizes

Our overall winner will receive:

  • $1,500 USD Gift Card or Equivalent
  • Exclusive DEV Badge
  • A gift from the DEV Shop

Our two prize category winners will receive:

  • $750 USD Gift Card of Equivalent
  • Exclusive DEV Badge
  • A gift from the DEV Shop

All Participants with a valid submission will receive a completion badge on their DEV profile.

How To Participate

In order to participate, you will need to publish a post using the submission template associated with each prompt. All submissions must also be deployed to Amplify Hosting. While AWS offers ample free tier usage, you will need access to a credit card to sign up.

Please review our full rules, guidelines, and FAQ page before submitting so you understand our participation guidelines and official contests rules such eligibility requirements.

Tips and Tricks

There is so much you can do with AWS, that we’ve included a few ideas as food for thought as you consider what to build, and how.

  • You can define a storage bucket powered by Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) in less than 5 lines of code! And even better, you can test your storage functionality using Amplify’s cloud sandbox environments.
  • Serverless functions powered by AWS Lambda can be triggered by an upload to your S3 bucket, if you want check off two features at once 😉
  • Deployments are zero config for Next.js and Nuxt apps! Visit the get started guide.

Guides and Documentation

Have technical questions? Leave a comment in the AWS Amplify help thread:

Important Dates

  • May 15: The AWS Amplify Fullstack TypeScript Challenge begins!
  • May 26: Submissions due at 11:59 PM PDT
  • May 28: Winners Announced

We hope you enjoy going from frontend to fullstack, fast, with AWS Amplify. 🚀

Good luck and happy coding!

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Ben Halpern

Good luck everyone!

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ALTDARKZODIAC

Good luck to you too

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Hikolakita

Interesting!

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joyAj2

i'm doing something definitely

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Ali Spittel

So excited to see everyone's submissions!

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programORdie

So sad you need to pay for an AWS account

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Jess Lee

Hey @programordie, all services related to the prompts have generous free tiers that should more than cover app requirements!

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programORdie

Hi! Yes, but the signup requires a credit card.

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Ranjan Dailata

If you have already signed up for AWS and completed the first 12 months, then you will be no longer applicable with the free tier. aws.amazon.com/amplify/pricing/

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Sergo

Thank you for this information. It's very sad!

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Jess Lee

Looking forward to everyone's submissions 🤗

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M-A-SAIADITHYAA • Edited

should we use typescript @jess

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Djvon Simpson

Lets have some fun.

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bearv5 • Edited

Apparently AWS doesn't take this new product seriously which called Amplify, they didn't even set up a new free trial plan for this new product, they just put it in the old AWS free tier which is have 12 months free for new AWS user. How arrogant, I don’t like it.

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Vitali Pomanitski

Hi guys, I got a patent pending with the authentication technology I was to represent in Amazon AWS Amplify challenge. I would like to expose what I am building to a broader audience to get my first audience for testing when the time comes. Please visit my description of my patent pending AWS Amplify technology I represent in this post: dev.to/vitalipom/aws-amplify-chall...

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FrontEndWebDeveloping

No front-end this time around???

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Jess Lee

We promise it will make another appearance soon enough!

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FrontEndWebDeveloping

Thanks Jess. 😀

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Nicholas Mendez • Edited

Every link i've tried in this post to get to the challenge directs to dev.to/challenges/awschallenge and 404s. I finally got to it via DevTo/challenges, the correct url is dev.to/challenges/aws

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Jess Lee

Wow, thank you so much for letting us know. This has been updated!

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fullsuccess.world@gmail.com

This will be a new challenge and opportunity for us.

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Jeet Majumdar

Why only AWS Amplify when not everyone has a credit card to sign up for AWS?

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Gabriel Sena

Interesting! So do I need to open source my code to participate or do I just need to deploy my app to Amplify Hosting?

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Tommy May III

I'm assuming you do not need to open source the code. The submission template does not ask for a link to the code but instead asks for a link to the deployed AWS Amplify project.

Submission Link

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Gabriel Sena

Thanks Tommy!

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