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Hack the Planet Update: Doubling the Cash Prize!

captainellie profile image Captain Ellie ・2 min read

Hey there, Relican community!

You might have noticed a few weeks back that an exciting new hackathon is currently underway here on The Relicans in partnership with our friends at DEV! 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 New Relic swag, DEV shop credits, and cash!

Today, we’re excited to announce that we have doubled the cash prize 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 details in this post on DEV.

Happy coding and good luck!


Additional Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to ages 18+. Contest entry period ends March 8, 2021, 11:59 PM PST/ 8 AM UTC on March 9, 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.

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Mia Moore

Did someone say double prizes?! Wow! I can't wait to see more entries come in!

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Gracie Gregory

So exciting! This is a massive prize package — can't wait to see the winning projects! ❤️

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Bobby Iliev 🌳🌲

This is awesome! Can't wait to submit my application!

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