Ably Realtime Experiences Hackathon

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Ably's Realtime Experiences Hackathon: A Digital Playground for Innovators

In the digital age, where everything is about speed and real-time interactions, Ably steps up to challenge the innovators of today. With the Realtime Experiences Hackathon, Ably is not just hosting a competition; it's laying down a gauntlet for all those who believe in the power of real-time data.

Brief About the Competition:

The Ably Realtime Experiences Hackathon is not your run-of-the-mill coding challenge. It's a call to arms for developers, designers, and dreamers. The goal? To create digital experiences that are not just fast but are in real-time. Whether it's a dashboard that updates itself every millisecond or a collaboration tool where changes reflect instantly, Ably wants to see it.

Key Information:

  • Organizer: Ably, a platform known for powering synchronized digital experiences in real-time.
  • Total Prize Pool: A whopping $19,000. But it's not just about the money. Winners get a virtual meeting with Ably's team leaders and a feature in a blog post. Oh, and let's not forget the swag bag!
  • Eligibility: If you're above the legal age of majority in your country of residence, you're in. However, some standard exceptions apply.
  • Deadline: Mark your calendars for Nov 1, 2023, 8:00pm PDT.

Challenge Focus, Goal, and Topic:

The hackathon revolves around three main categories:

  1. Realtime Dashboards: Think of projects that efficiently use information without overwhelming the user. The judging will focus on the usefulness, data source, and visualization of the application.
  2. Collaboration Experiences: How can people create together in real-time? This category is all about transforming the experience of a virtual space.
  3. Bonus Category - React: If you're using Ably's React SDK and other tools like Next.js, you're in for a bonus prize.

Prizes and Recognition:

With $19,000 up for grabs, the prizes are split across various categories. Whether you're aiming for the top spot in Realtime Dashboards or trying your hand at the React bonus, there's something for everyone.

How Does the Challenge Work?

Once registered for the hackathon and signed up for a free Ably account, participants can dive into creating their projects. Ably provides a plethora of resources, including a quickstart guide and a dedicated Discord channel for the hackathon.

Who is Available to Participate?

The hackathon is open to anyone above the legal age of majority in their country of residence, with some standard exceptions.

Introduction of the Organizing Company:

Ably is not just another tech company. It's a platform that powers synchronized digital experiences in real-time. With Ably's SDKs and APIs, developers can harness the power of real-time data over WebSocket connections. Whether it's live chat, data broadcast, or multiplayer collaboration, Ably has got you covered.

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