Hello World! by Polkadot: Take the Challenge

2020-10-09 in  Polkadot, Kusama, Gitcoin, Hello World!
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It’s finally here – DOT and KSM are now integrated on Gitcoin!

Gitcoin has integrated the token of the Polkadot (DOT) and Kusama (KSM) network into their tech stack, making us (the Polkadot ecosystem) one of the first full integrations outside of the Ethereum ecosystem.

This is another milestone in our “year to remember” in the Polkadot universe: along with a launch, redenomination, token transfers, and a wealth of great projects joining our community, among other things.

Hello World! by Polkadot

To celebrate our integration on Gitcoin, we are organizing Hello World! by Polkadot, a series of challenges to bring you on a journey of Polkadot development discovery. In addition to interesting ways to expand your skills and explore the Polkadot universe, we’ve got DOT tokens, KSM tokens and some pretty cool swag up for grabs.

There are bounties to appeal to all levels, starting with beginners. And if your heart beats faster when someone mentions Substrate, ink!, Javascript, or dApps, we’ve got a challenge for you, too. Join the event HERE.

The Categories to play for DOT token and KSM

There are 23 different challenges over four categories: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Ecosystem. All come with extensive resources to guide you along the way.

Beginners

Conquer your learning curves and rise to the mission!. Launch a local development chain, explore Westend, begin coding with Javascript, deploy a node – we have all these and more for you to choose from.

Intermediate

Ready to raise the bar? Make a multisig transaction? Update the Pallet Template to include a storage item for a custom struct? Perform a forkless upgrades on a local development chain? If so, this is the challenge level for you.

Advanced

Dive deeper and check out our advanced challenges.Write a smart contract in ink!. Build a transaction fee estimator with Sidecar. Be inspired and build your own end-to-end dApp.

Ecosystem

Complete an array of challenges from projects in the Polkadot ecosystem like Acala, Moonbeam, Phala, Plasm, and more.

Win the Polkadot token (DOT) and Kusama (KSM)

All the challenges have been capped, so be in the first 50 valid submissions to get your reward. Prizes per challenge are as follows:

  • Beginner - 3 DOT
  • Intermediate - 1 KSM
  • Advanced - 10 DOT
  • Ecosystem challenge - 5 DOT

There’s swag up for grabs when you complete at least one challenge, too!

And as the icing on the cake, we have an extra prize if you manage to complete 18 or more challenges: 150 of Polkadot tokens, DOT!

Curious to see whether Polkadot lives up to the hype? Find out for yourself! Registration opens on October 9th, with the challenges going live on October 15th. Then you’ve got four weeks to immerse yourself and explore until November 12th - or before, if all categories receive 50 valid submissions, so dive in!

Chat and Support for Hello World!

Come say hello, ask questions and meet others participating in the Hello World challenges in the Polkadot Discord.

Gitcoin

The Gitcoin platform facilitates opportunities for independent developers to discover the latest tech, learn from others and get paid to build meaningful open-source projects. Discover more HERE.

Participate in the Polkadot Ecosystem: Join the Polkadot community

The Polkadot ecosystem is vast, exciting, and there's lots to learn. To find out  more about Polkadot and Kusama and join in the conversation on your favorite medium here.

Want to join the core growth team behind Polkadot? Become a Polkadot Ambassador.

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