Unleash your creativity and join the quest to build your great Urbit project. This year’s Assembly Hackathon has the most substantial prize pool in Urbit history. We invite you to rise to the challenge, showcase your skills, and claim victory.
In the first week you’ll enter as an individual and form a team, or register an existing team. Each team will get a mentor who guides you through the Hackathon, helps you solve issues, and keeps you on track. As you progress, they will provide regular meetings to ensure your product reaches its full potential. You'll have access to a network of UF team members, valuable resources, and experts from within the Urbit ecosystem. With a dedicated mentor by your side, workshops from our best developers, and a powerhouse team, all that's left for you to provide is the talent and determination.The Hackathon will start on August 28th and culminate on Demo Day at Urbit Week Lisboa.
On Demo Day the committee of judges will decide which product has the highest score overall. The criteria they will take into account are: innovation, usefulness, usage of Urbit, UI design, and completeness.
This prize will be awarded to the most unique, compelling, and fleshed out application built that makes use of Zorp's ZKVM (zero knowledge virtual machine) as a core component. For this category, you will get early access to Zorps ZKVM and hands-on help from their developers.
Hardcore hacker? This is for you. This prize will be awarded to the best project that improves Urbit's developer experience or technical capabilities. Possible topics include developer tooling, system utilities, networking, security, performance, and more.
This prize will be awarded to the userspace application with the best user interface design, judged based on visual appeal, user experience, clarity, responsiveness, and interactivity.
A huge advantage of an Urbit personal server is app composability. Apps can be built to seamlessly interact with each other while keeping data local and private. This prize will be awarded to the product that makes best use of this by showing an innovative and useful integration with other Urbit services.
This prize will be given to the best product built by a team composed of at least 50% graduates of Hoon School since Assembly 2022.
The Demo Day audience will vote on their favorite.