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DeWeb

Virtual Hackathon

Come build on the next-gen internet — security and performance by default. Built for the people, by the people.

$150k in prizes
JUNE 7 - JUNE 21
ChallengesPrize structureTimelineJudgesPartners & SupportersResources

Challenges

Blockchain apps / integrations

Although blockchains are touted as decentralized software, many nodes in most of the blockchains run on the same cloud service providers like Amazon, Azure and others. In order to further decentralization, it is necessary to make the setup of a secure node infrastructure and interoperable blockchains as easy as possible.

Challenge examples
Node infrastructure (staking service)

Create a Staking-as-a-Service application that can automatically set up nodes for nominators via the Syntropy Network

Interoperability

Setup automatically orchestrated infrastructure for blockchain nodes, including monitoring, alerting, etc.

Tokenization/NFT

Create a protocol that uses NFTs as digital twins for physical infrastructure (managing, transferring infrastructure, etc.)

Dapps
Protocols
Open-source contribution to Syntropy
Expand our already existing integrations on our GitHub

Gaming apps

The eSports scene is plagued with high ping and malicious attackers. To dwarf attacks and minimize latency, the Syntropy network can be used as an overlay between the players and the game servers.

Challenge examples
Create an app for e-sport

Make a web application like FaceIT that can organize competitive matches between two teams which would be played over the Syntropy network

Create something for tournaments

Create an application that can automatically orchestrate tournament game servers and dispatch connection info to every participating player of the opposing teams

Create something for server owner.

Create an application that automatically orchestrates Minecraft servers that communicate by the BungeeCord proxy over the Syntropy network

Open-source contribution to Syntropy
Expand our already existing Syntropy gaming integrations on our GitHub

IoT apps

As the number of IoT devices continues to grow at an exponential rate it is getting harder and harder to manage them easily and securely. The Syntropy Stack proposes an easy way to ensure stable and secure connectivity between IoT devices and their controllers without a hassle.

Challenge examples
Create something with Raspberry Pi

Design a Raspberry Pi image that would have the Syntropy Agent installed by default, controlled via the Cockpit service

Smart-home

Create an application for zigbee with Syntropy Agent for communication between different applications

Create an application for an automated Smart Home system installation

Create a Zigbee/MQTT/etc. Proxy for communication between IoT devices over the Syntropy Network

Make use of routers agent

Port the Syntropy Agent to OpenWRT or any other internet router distribution

Geeky stuff

Create a Raspberry Pi Wi-Fi Syntropy gateway

Open-source contribution to Syntropy

Secure edge computing

Software apps

There are many latency-critical applications like video streaming, video chatting, virtual private networks, etc. Show us how you would use the Syntropy Stack and its network in order to minimize latency and ensure the security of your users’ data.

Challenge examples
Secure network
Next generation VPN

Create a white-label VPN that uses the Syntropy Stack for connection orchestration

Bots

Create a Slack bot that can control your Syntropy Network (endpoint, connection management, status, etc.)

Infrastructure automation
Applications
Open-source contribution to Syntropy
Port the Syntropy Agent to platforms like FreeBSD
DARP Data analysis

DARP is the decentralized autonomous routing protocol that Syntropy uses to understand and analyze the internet's pathways. DARP nodes constantly share latency information, creating a global intelligence layer for internet pathways.

Challenge examples
Exploratory data analysis
Apply data science techniques, such as machine learning, statistical modeling, and artificial intelligence to find best routing paths over longer period of time
Examine data from various angles to see hidden trends and/or opportunities
Create visualisations
UI/UX track

At Syntropy we put a great focus on making our applications look great and be user friendly. Show us how you imagine future iterations of Syntropy software. Create Mock-Ups / Wireframes / Designs.

Challenge examples
Make Syntropy Mobile Friendly.
Design Dashbards that would extend user experience and provide valueable information.
Functionality extensions.

No team?
We got you – you can register individually, and find your teammates on Discord

Prize structure

$75,000
$75,000
3 teams will win $25,000
$75,000
$40,000
4 teams will win $10,000
$75,000
$20,000
5 teams will win $4,000
60 teams get $250 for a successful submission  =
$15,000
Prizes will be paid in Bitcoin or Ethereum or USDT or NOIA (winners will be able to choose)

Timeline

June 7th
Hackathon Starts
June 21st
Hackathon Ends
June 28th
Awards Ceremony

Judges

Jonas Simanavicius
CTO of Syntropy
Roman Pacewicz
Former Chief Product Officer at AT&T
Meltem Demirors
CSO of Coinshares
Joe Weinman
Former Executive at HP, Bell Labs, AT&T
William B. Norton
Co-founder at Syntropy
Daniel Schwartzkopff
CEO of Invictus Capital
Balder Bomans
CIO of Maven 11 Capital
Shawn Hakl
Partner at Microsoft, former SVP at Verizon
TBA
Jonas Simanavicius
CTO of Syntropy
Roman Pacewicz
Former Chief Product Officer at AT&T
Meltem Demirors
CSO of Coinshares
Joe Weinman
Former Executive at HP, Bell Labs, AT&T
William B. Norton
Co-founder at Syntropy
Daniel Schwartzkopff
CEO of Invictus Capital
Balder Bomans
CIO of Maven 11 Capital
Shawn Hakl
Partner at Microsoft, former SVP at Verizon

Partners & Supporters

Syntropy Network Limited aims to educate and motivate participants of the DeWeb Virtual Hackathon to improve their skills, creativity, critical thinking, and resourcefulness. All of Hackathon’s participants will be provided with code created by Syntropy Network Limited team and requested to perform specific tasks to create new products and tools, integrate the code alongside other requirements which will be provided to the participants throughout the event. Afterwards, final submissions will be evaluated by assigned judges.
By signing up for this Hackathon, participants understand and agree, that products and tools created throughout the event based on Syntropy Network Limited code are free and open for use for Syntropy Network Limited purposes. Teams who provide the best submissions may be contacted by Syntropy Network Limited team to explore further cooperation opportunities.
Furthermore, participants agree that any and all products created during this Hackathon while using tools provided by Syntropy Network Limited is for educational purposes only. Therefore, products created during the Hackathon (partially finalized and/or fully finalized) shall comply with all applicable legal regulations, laws, and requirements. Any illegal use of the products or tools created throughout the event is sole responsibility of the participant, Syntropy Network Limited does not take any responsibility for any and all damages caused by the illegal use of the mentioned products or tools.