Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a sprint-like event, during which participants create solutions to real-life challenges. Using creativity and technology, participants engage mentors and create prototypes, fresh concepts, and other innovations.

What is EOSIO Hackathon?

A space for creativity and teamwork, EOSIO Hackathon empower engineers, designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and any other innovators to build their ideas on EOSIO blockchain. We host hackathons from time-to-time, but we also love the opportunity to help others host their own.

What is the goal of a hackathon?

Hackathons drive innovation through crowdsourced solutions. Designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and other creators collaborate to help various industries embrace new technology, test ideas before deployment, and more.

Who can participate?

Participants have an array of skills and come from countless backgrounds. Whether you’re getting started with your tech journey, learning more about blockchain, or want to test your skills–we invite all to join.

What if I don’t have an idea for the hackathon?

You don’t need an idea before the event. Most people don’t. Once the hackathon begins and you talk to other people, you might come up with an idea or you can always collaborate with someone else on their idea.

What operating systems does EOSIO support?

EOSIO currently supports Amazon Linux 2, Centos 7, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and MacOS 10.14 (Mojave) and higher. If you’re running Windows, we recommend using a VM with Ubuntu. For more information, please read about EOSIO prerequisites.

How do I access EOSIO during a hackathon?

Please go to the EOSIO Developer Portal for more information on how to access EOSIO.

Who owns my project & IP?

The team that develops the project owns the project and IP. We encourage you to share your code or make it open source, but it’s not required.