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New Relic Hackathon Update: Doubling the Cash Prize!

Now this is an update you don’t want to miss 👀

You might have noticed a few weeks back that an exciting new hackathon is currently underway in partnership with New Relic. If you’re interested in joining the fun, you’ll need to read the full announcement with instructions and guidelines here, but the TL;DR is this:

Hack the Planet is your chance to build an app using New Relic’s free software observability tooling that’s focused around climate change and protecting the planet with data analysis and monitoring. You’ll submit your final project on New Relic’s new Forem-powered community called The Relicans.

Besides building fun software tools aimed at helping the planet, a major benefit to participating in Hack the Planet is the package of prizes, which include eco-friendly swag, DEV shop credits, and cash!

Today, we’re excited to announce that our friends at New Relic have doubled the cash prizes available to Grand Prize winners and Runners-Up, for a total of $20,000! We’re now awarding:

  • $2,500 USD $5,000 USD or equivalent to three Grand Prize Winners
  • $250 USD $500 USD or equivalent to 10 Runners Up

You have until February 28th to submit your projects and be in the running to win a piece of this expanded cash prize pool.

Read the rest of the hackathon details and guidelines in this post.

Happy coding and good luck!

Additional Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to ages 18+. Contest entry period ends February 28, 2021, 11:59 PM PST/ 8 AM UTC on March 1, 2021. Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulation. All entries must be new projects and created during the hackathon period. For Official Rules, see Contest Announcement Page and General Contest Official Rules.

Top comments (5)

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

$20k in total cash prizes?! Mic drop.

Really excited to see what everyone submits on

geobrodas profile image

I didn't get my project evaluated for the DigitalOcean x Dev Hackathon
Please if any of the coordinators can look into the issue!

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Bobby Iliev

You can check out our submission here: 🙌

Hackathon Submission: Climate Clock Discussions

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kapeel kokane

Hey, the part 1 article says that the contest entry period ends on 28th Feb. Did it get extended to 8th March?

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Isabelle Francis

Hi...theres a discrepancy in additional the closing Feb 28 or March 8...please advise asap..