TL;DR: The first ever Simple Ledger Protocol Virtual Hackathon is in the books, and organizers have announced the top three vote getters, hackathon winners. Third place went to the team Pitico with a full client-side SLP management suite. Team BitCH SLaP earned a second place nod with customizable paper wallets for SLP tokens. First place was awarded to Project Ignite for their loyalty points system, using non-tradeable SLP tokens, Hamingja.
SLP Virtual Hackathon Winners Announced
“Everyone here has really made something great,” hackathon organizer Jt posted, thanking participants, “and it was apparent a lot of effort was put into each of the projects! The race for winning was tight with each project getting multiple votes from others, and quite a few times the positions changed too. I hope everyone really enjoyed themselves.”
Each team received 1,000 SLPVH vote tokens rather than just having an expert panel decide winners, which is usually the case. There was also no voting by sponsors. The only condition was that teams could not vote for themselves.
Projects were judged using four criteria: “Technology: How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go ‘Wow?’ Design: Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. Completion: Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted? Learning: Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before? If a team that always does virtual reality projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead, that exploration should be rewarded.”
From Noobs to Experts
Interesting too were comments from those developers term noobs, folks dabbling in various areas of coding and programming, newer to these ideas. “I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped answer some of my noobish questions in this channel during the hackathon,” a participant explained. “My goal was to learn more about SLP tools and development so I consider this a success. Going forward, I’d like to continue building other projects on SLP.”
CoinSpice collected video presentations from other participants as well, from vending to merchant applications, and even beer tokens. Prizes included: 1st place 50% of main prize pool, 1st place Trophy Token;l 2nd place 30% of main prize pool, 2nd place Trophy Token; 3rd place 20% of main prize pool, 3rd place Trophy Token, all of which wound up being a few thousand dollars total.
Sponsors of the hackathon were BITCOIN.COM, CRYPTOPHYL, COINFLEX, SATOSHI’S ANGELS, MATRIXPORT, SIDESHIFT.AI, SPICETOKEN, SIMPLELEDGER, and FOUNTAINHEAD.
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