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Opportunities for Students to Build for Top Companies

We’ve just launched some awesome Hackathons I think your students may be interested in!.   From blockchain to AI, Facebook products and gaming on Twitch, there are so many opportunities to come up with awesome and innovative solutions! They are all virtual hackathons and no cost to enter, with cash and prizes on the line.

Not only is this a chance for participants to learn and improve skills, but also to connect with the developer community and potentially win some prizes! 

2019 Developer Circles Community Challenge

- Goal: Build (or update) software that falls into any of the three categories and incorporates at least one of the following Facebook Developer products: Spark AR, React360, HTML5 Games. 

 - Categories: for this challenge include: Gaming and Entertainment, Productivity and Utility, and Social Good

- Prizes: Over $160,000 in cash prizes, including a $25,000 grand prize- Deadline: September 20, 2019

- Registration: developercircles2019.devpost.com


Twitch Dev Jam 2019 

- Goal: Build game-matched Twitch Extensions that bring more game content, better functionality, and tailored interactivity to some of our favorite games.

- Prizes: over $60,000 in cash prizes

- Deadline: October 22, 2019

- Registration: twitchdevjam.devpost.com


Kin Crypto Challenge

- Goal: Build or integrate your app with at least one social feature using the Kin SDK and allow user-to-user earning and spending of Kin.

- Prizes: $75,000 in cash prizes + a chance to earn Kin

- Deadline: October 14, 2019

- Registration: kinchallenge.devpost.com


Blockstack Can't Be Evil: Part 2

- Goal: Build an app with the Blockstack Ecosystem to help end data breaches, predatory ad models, and the commoditization & abuse of individuals' digital identities

- Categories: Most Creative Use of Lightning, Best App Coded by Female Developer, Most Delightful

- Prizes: Over $16,000 in cash + prizes

- Deadline: August 28, 2019

- Registration: blockstack-evil2.devpost.com


Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon

- Goal: Build or update functioning software that uses Azure Machine Learning and/or Azure Cognitive services.

- Prizes:  $23,000 including cash and exposure.

- Deadline: September 10, 2019

- Registration: azureai.devpost.com


PyTorch Virtual Summer Hack

- Goal: Build a creative and well-implemented solution using PyTorch that can create a positive impact on businesses or people. The solution can be a machine learning model, an application, or a creative project such as art or music built with PyTorch.

- Prizes: $61,000 in cash + prizes, plus a call with the PyTorch team!

- Deadline: September 16, 2019

- Learn more and register at pytorch.devpost.com

Last Updated: Aug 21, 2019 11:07 AM

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