Hello Pi Developers! The Core Team has updated some dates and agenda events for the Hackathon. This updated plan both allows more time for developers to work on their apps and provides more events and resources to facilitate their team building and app
development. Read more above about the new events, resources and dates
Updated Hackathon Agenda can be accessed through this Medium post.
August 15 - Extended Midpoint progress report submission deadline September 5 - Hackathon building ends and submit final report September 13-17 - Community rating September 30 - Announcement of winners
New events and resources
The Pi Core Team is announcing Hackathon networking events through Zoom. One of these events already occurred on July 22nd last week. Please refer to the updated Hackathon agenda for future networking events.These events will help connect technical developers and project teams. After finding an interesting project, developers can then search and apply on the Brainstorm app.
Technical office hours – Core Team tech members will host office hours to answer technical questions about building Pi apps, e.g. using Pi SDK, Sandbox, Developer Portal, Pi App Engine, Brainstorm app etc. Please refer to the updated Hackathon Agenda for office hour times.
Hackathon teams must turn in only one type of midpoint check in by August 15 — either a video submission or a Zoom presentation. Video submissions can be sent through this linked form or on the Pi Ecosystem Developer Discord server #video-update. A live Zoom presentation will be an additional format for teams to submit their midpoint progress reports, the details of which are below.
The Zoom midpoint progress report will consist of a live-recorded Zoom 2-minute presentation with a Core Team member. The Pi Core Team will moderate presentation times and record your presentation via Zoom. Great projects will have their project presentations showcased on social media and the home screen of the Pi app. The signup sheet will be shared on the Pi Ecosystem Developer Discord server.
One person from each team will present their progress in 2-3 mins. Example:
(1 min) Idea pitch — what issue/need is the app addressing?
(1 min) App demo if there is a functioning app
(10 sec) Current team size
(20 sec) Type of team members needed
(30 sec) Other needs they have
Summary of Hackathon participation steps
Below are required steps for teams to take to participate in the Hackathon. You can also participate in events or tap into the resources mentioned above to make your project a success.
Join hackathon on Brainstorm app
If you’re a developer, take the developer quiz inside the Brainstorm app to become a verified developer.
In the Brainstorm app, propose your project or join other published projects with a concrete app idea. If you have proposed a project, get other developers in the Hackathon to join your team by reviewing the applicants to your team on Brainstorm through the “Manage team” button.
Once you’re ready to build your app, visit the Pi Developer Portal to apply and get your Pi SDK credentials by visiting develop.pi on the Pi Browser.