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Cartesi Experiment Week #2

Hackathon/May 15, 2024/Felipe Argento

The second Cartesi Experiment Week is here!

The Cartesi Foundation is hosting another week-long online hackathon for grantees and the broader community to spotlight Cartesi and explore experiments, applications, and more based on all of the amazing things we've been building.

The official channel for communications regarding this event will be the #experiment-week channel, feel free to use it to discuss ideas, find teammates, and ask your questions there.

Dates, Duration and Other Activities

Start Date: June 10, 2024

The Cartesi Experiment Week will begin with a community call from the Cartesi Foundation on June 10, 2024, at 13:00 UTC in the Cartesi Discord community channel.

End Date: June 16, 2024

All submissions must be received by 16:00 UTC on June 16, 2024, to be considered valid. Even if an idea or project didn’t work out, a submission is encouraged to explain any insights gained or problems faced.

Community Presentation: June 17, 2024

All submissions will complete a short community presentation (5 minutes long) taking place on Jun 17, 2024 at 13:00 UTC in the Cartesi Discord community.

What Can You Build?

  • Applications and use cases
  • UX / Convenience tooling
  • Integrations with other projects (highly encouraged)*
  • Any Cartesi-centric concepts!

This is an opportunity for everyone to channel their creative energies individually or in a team and focus intensively on generating novel dApp ideas, building impactful use cases, devising innovative tooling, or simply materializing any Cartesi-centric concepts they've been mulling over.

* Interesting integration possibilities will be shared in the #experiment-week channel over the coming days and weeks.

Prizes Up For Grabs:

  1. 🥇 $3,000 in CTSI for first place
  2. 🥈 $2,000 in CTSI for second place
  3. 🥉 $1,000 in CTSI for third place

Other prizes may be available at The Cartesi Foundation’s discretion.

*KYC will be required for non-grantees who receive a prize.

Rules & Guidelines

Participants must submit their emails, names, the project name, a short description of it, and the presentation they will use for the community. If applicable, you can also include your project's GitHub repo.

You are free to be creative however, your submission must be related to Cartesi technology.

It's important to emphasize that this hackathon is about collaboration, not competition. We genuinely hope and expect everyone to work together, assisting and uplifting each other. Remember, the goal isn't necessarily to tackle the hardest problems but to address the most impactful ones. Often, the most significant changes come from straightforward solutions. Let's work smart and make a real impact!

Submission & Presentation

Please submit your hackathon project by June 16, 2024, 16:00 UTC to the following form:

A short 5-minute presentation will be done over a recorded community call on Jun 17, 2024, at 13:00 UTC in the Cartesi Discord community. It can be in a form of your choice, and a demo of your project is highly desirable!

Judging Criteria

The judging criteria will be primarily based on the following:

  1. Technicality: How impactful or important is the problem that the project is trying to solve? How does the solution solve it?
  2. Originality: How original is the project?
  3. Practicality: How practical is the project?
  4. Usability (UI/UX/DX): Is/would the project be easy to use? Could it be improved to remove friction for the user?
  5. WOW Factor and Community Impact: How big of an impact does the project make on the Cartesi and wider blockchain ecosystem?

Submissions will be judged for prizes by the following panel:

  1. Felipe Argento - Cartesi Foundation
  2. Erick de Moura - Cartesi Foundation
  3. Colin Steil - Cartesi Foundation
  4. Brandon Isaacson - Cartesi Foundation
  5. Payal Patel - Developer Advocacy Grantee Unit

If participants have any questions, need any guidance, or support of any kind, please head to the #experiment-week channel in the Cartesi Discord community.

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