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Hack the Planet Contest Winners, Announced!

In January, we announced a new hackathon in partnership with our friends at DEV. The Hack the Planet contest. 🌍

This hackathon was unlike anything DEV has co-hosted in the past. Participants were challenged to use New Relic's observability software to build applications that included monitoring features for the good of the planet. While one "random" submission category allowed participants to create whatever they wanted, two out of three submission categories were centered around climate change and the help that software can provide in the fight to save our planet.

This challenge was also unique because participants were asked to submit their projects outside of DEV. Instead, projects were posted here on New Relic's new Forem-built community, The Relicans. If you’re visiting this post from DEV today, The Relicans is a space for software developers of all levels to connect with one another and be in direct contact with the New Relic team. If you’re already part of the community, we’re so happy you’re here!

Finally, Hack the Planet was also distinct due to the sheer size of our cash prize package. New Relic doubled the cash prize midway through for a total of $20,000 in cash prizes!

We thank all of you for working with this exciting new hackathon format and becoming a member of a new community in the process. ❤️

Without further ado, let's meet the Grand Prize winners of the New Relic x DEV "Hack the Planet" contest!

Science and Observation: @leviarista

New Year, New Resources: @anabella

Out of this World: @csjohn1

All Grand Prize Winners will receive:

  • $5,000 USD gift card or equivalent 🤑
  • $350 USD credit to the DEV Shop 😎
  • DEV Sticker Pack ⭐️
  • “Hack the Planet” Grand Prize profile badge here on The Relicans 🌈
  • Their choice of eco-friendly New Relic swag, OR a donation to the Environmental Defense Fund 💚
  • A tree planted in your name 🌲

And, our Top 10 Runners-Up, in random order!

@kokanek

@bobbyiliev

@emma

@davidarce

@tonhocodes

@darthbenro008

@ameysunu

@imjoseangel

@saniadsouza

@lilliantoh

All Runners-Up will receive:

  • $500 USD gift card or equivalent 🤑
  • $150 USD credit to the DEV Shop 😎
  • DEV Sticker Pack ⭐️
  • “Hack the Planet” Grand Prize profile badge here on The Relicans 🌈
  • Their choice of eco-friendly New Relic swag, OR a donation to the Environmental Defense Fund 💚
  • A tree planted in your name 🌲

Participants

All participants with a valid project will receive a DEV Sticker Pack, their choice of eco-friendly New Relic swag, OR a donation to the Environmental Defense Fund, and a “Hack the Planet” participant profile badge on The Relicans. 🎉


The New Relic team will follow up with each winner via email about their prizes, and the DEV team will do the same within two weeks.

To everyone who submitted a project for this hackathon, please pat yourselves on the back. You've created an app dedicated to saving the planet and we've planted a bunch of trees together in the process. It's efforts like these that help us all see the larger value of software development in the world we live in ❤️

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rino

I LOSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT NOOOOOOOOOOO, but congrats all the winner though and much more importantly i can know plant a tree in my name can't wait for it

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Pachi 🪐 (she/her/ela)

Congrats on your participation!!! You did great

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rino

thank you pachi, want to ask, how do you plant our trees with our name? you add nametag to the tree and take a pic of that or how? really curious about that

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Pachi 🪐 (she/her/ela)

I am not sure myself! But you should get an email about that soon!

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rino

fantastic, thank you pachi fyi

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Amey Sunu

Omg. I can't believe this 😭😭❤️❤️. Congrats to all the winners! And thanks to NewRelic and DEV.to team for making this an awesome experience!

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Mia Moore

Congratulations!!

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LillianToh

Congrats to all winners and participants! Big shoutout to DEV and New Relic for organising and sponsoring this hackathon. Our team enjoyed it very much, it's our first hackathon together but not our last! 💪

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Gracie Gregory

HUGE congrats to the winners. And a massive round of applause to all participants as well. Your projects represent the power of software to help make the world a better place. ❤️

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Leví Arista

Congratulations to all!! 👏
Very nice and interesting projects 😊.

And many thanks to New Relic.
It has been a great experience to participate in this hackathon.
And I'm so amazed, with all the potential New Relic tools have, just great.

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Chris John

Absolutely thrilled! Thank you everybody for the kind words and thank you DEV and New Relic for hosting and sponsoring!

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Hemanth Krishna

Congratulations to everyone! Really loved to see everyone's projects to hack the planet! Thanks to NewRelic and DEV team to organize this amazing hackathon!

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Isabelle Francis

Congratulations to everyone!Thank you for naming us as one of your runner up winners! Looking forward to growing forests! Thank you NewRelic, The Relicans and Dev!really encouraging for us newly-minted developers.

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Chetan • Edited

Levi(Winner) wrote really clean code. I right combination of content, simplicity, and beauty. I build a clone of his project at eco-stats-peru.vercel.app/ (Only Solution and Home Page Github:github.com/Chetan11-dev/eco-stats-...).

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Kirk Haines

What a phenomenal set of projects! Thank you to everyone who participated!

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Abhinav Chawla

Amazing job guys, congrats to all the winners!

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Bobby Iliev 🌳🌲

Congrats everyone! 🎉

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Chetan

I finally have my first tree in life!!!

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Danny Ramos

Congrats everyone!!!

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Mia Moore

Congratulations to all the winners and participants!

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

So many awesome submissions here! 🙌

Congrats to the winners and all participants. 🥳

And just think of all these trees being planted! 🌲🌴🌳

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Pachi 🪐 (she/her/ela)

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!
There were some really great projects and you deserve it!

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David Arce

😍💪🏻🍃 thanks to the New Relic and DEV team, congrats to all winners!