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Reminder — Join the DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV ⏰

jess profile image Jess Lee (she/her) ・2 min read

The DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV closes on January 10th, 2021 @ midnight PST (i.e. 8 AM UTC the following day)


It's been awesome watching submissions come in for the DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV. There are some truly inventive folks participating in this contest!

As a reminder, this hackathon challenges you to utilize DigitalOcean's App Platform (for free) to build a new app in one of four categories (Personal Site/Portfolio, Program for the People, Built for Business, or Random Roulette). The reward? DEV Community glory (signaled with a limited-edition badge) — oh, and $10,000 in total cash prizes and additional swag 🤑

>> Full details and participation rules here


Additional resources

If you have any questions about App Platform, DigitalOcean, or the hackathon in general, please utilize this help thread, which is being monitored by the DigitalOcean and DEV teams:

If you just need some positive encouragement or what to connect with other participants, leave a comment in this thread:

If you'd like some additional info and guidance App Platform, check out these resources from DigitalOcean:


Happy coding and enjoy this challenge! 💙

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Bobby Iliev • Edited

Check out my submission here 🙌

I created a website to showcase the open-source eBook 📘 that I wrote a couple of weeks ago.

The website was built with TailwindCSS and Tails 🌪.

The website also includes an interactive training section based on Katacoda where you could run commands on a fully functional Bash terminal directly in your browser!

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Lakshya Thakur

This is exciting. I have written 2 part series by now and will cover more the following days. Random roulette is my jam here :D

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Matthew Mascioni

Loving this submission!!

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Bobby Iliev

Looking great so far! Good luck and have fun building 🙌

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Rohith Gilla

It’s really amazing.
I have started my series will finish in a day or two 😄

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Bobby Iliev

Looking great so far! Good luck 🙌

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Rohith Gilla

Thanks, Bobby for the kind words.

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casiimir

I hope to finish my little app in time.

Thank you DEV Team! :D

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krishna kakade

i am not having paypal and credit card but i wrote article and idea is ready please help me

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arnu515

Check my submission out here 👇

Check the code out here

Code Reviewers

A website for developers to upload and review code. Check it out!

Quickstart

Make sure to have deployed/ran the backend first

Deploy with DigitalOcean

Deploy to DO

You will also need a Redis Database, which is available on DigitalOcean. Create a DigitalOcean Database and add it to your app as a component. Then, create an environment variable called REDIS_URL and set it to the connection string of your database. Format of a connection string should be:

redis://user:password@url:port/databasenumber

Manually deploy

Set your environment variables:

API_URL=url_of_the_backend_you_deployed_earlier
REDIS_URL=url_of_the_redis_instance
SECRET=a_secret_key_used_to_encrypt_the_user_session

Deploy with docker

To make deployment easier, there's Docker support. Make sure that docker and docker-compose are installed on your system.

$ docker --version
Docker version XX.XX.X, build XXXXXXX
$ docker-compose --version
docker-compose version X.XX.X, build XXXXXXXX
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Then, use docker-compose to run the app.

$ git clone https://github.com/arnu515/code-reviewers.git code-reviewers
$ cd code-reviewers
$ docker-compose up
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You can also use the normal Dockerfile, but you'll…

Code Reviewers (BACKEND)

A website for developers to upload and review code. Check it out!
This is the backend. For the frontend, click here

Quickstart

You will need a DigitalOcean Spaces Space with an API Key configured. This will be used to store the code that users submit. Add these environment variables:

SPACES_ACCESS_KEY=accesskey
SPACES_SECRET_KEY=secretkey
SPACES_SPACE_REGION=region
SPACES_SPACE_NAME=bucketname
FLASK_ENV=production

Additionally, also set some fernet keys (obtainable with this command):

python3 -c "from cryptograhpy.fernet import Fernet; print(Fernet.generate_key().decode())"
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and generate 3 keys and put them as environment variables like so:

FERNET_KEY_1=key
FERNET_KEY_2=key
FERNET_KEY_3=key

Deploy with DigitalOcean

Deploy to DO

You will also need a Redis and PostgreSQL Database, which is available on DigitalOcean. Create a DigitalOcean Database and add it to your app as a component. Then, create an environment variable called REDIS_URL and set it to the connection string of your database. Format of a connection string should be:

redis://user:password@url:port/databasenumber

Do the same…

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Assideeq

I am interested

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Bobby Iliev

You should definitely give it a try! 🙌