$50,000 - $100,000 grants! Thousands in prizes!

NEAR Hackathon

Join us for our hackathon on March 5th at Capital Factory, Voltron Room, at 701 Brazos St., Suite 150, Austin, TX 78701


$50,000 - $100,000 grants awarded by NEAR

$50 dollars for each participating team

1st - $1000

2nd - $500

3rd - $250

4th - $250

5th - $250

Top 5 - mentoring from Chainhub


Start Hacking

  • Register
  • Join the discord
  • Get a team and start hacking!

March 5th, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

9:00 AM - Participants arrive and sign in

9:30 AM - NEAR Introduction

10:00 AM - NEAR Hackathon Overview

10:30 AM - Start Hacking

2:00 PM - Lunch

2:30 PM - Teams Finalize Presentations

5:00 PM - Dinner, Chipotle 

6:00 PM - Presentations, 5 minutes per team

9:00 PM - Judges Evaluate

9:45 PM - Closing Ceremony and Awards

10:00 PM - NEAR Hackathon Complete

Post-March 5th

  • Teams continue to build after the hackthon
  • NEAR awards grants to promising projects

Post-March 5th

  • Teams continue to build after the hackthon
  • NEAR awards grants to promising projects

Hackathon Info

People can sign up, find a team in the discord, and start building now! March 5th will be the hackathon and judging and submission. We heavily encourage any team to get started ASAP so that they'll have a more finished product to present, increasing their chances to win and to be awarded a NEAR grant and being awarded mentorship from the Chainhub incubator.

We will be having workshops every Friday in February for the NEAR Hackathon in PAI 2.48 from 7:00 - 8:30!  Join the Texas Blockchain discord for more info (button in header)

You can sign up via the google form below. All communication and announcements will be done through the discord and we'll be judging the number of participants via the number of active users so make sure you've joined it.

Where do I start?

Fill out the form below and then join the discord! Find a team in the discord if you don't have one. We'll be contacting people and try and pair teams up. Also go to the Texas Blockchain meetings to try and find teammates in real life! After you have a team and an idea, start hacking away!

What Is NEAR?

Write, test and deploy scalable decentralized applications in minutes on the most developer-friendly blockchain.

NEAR is here to help reimagine your world and empower users to have full control and responsibility over their data. Use languages you already know to build DeFi, Web3, Gaming, Digital Art/Collectibles, infrastructure app and tools, or migrate an existing EVM app to NEAR.

NEAR Hackathon


How do projects work?

You can select one of our recommended projects on the site (any number of teams can work on a project) or pick one of your own. You can start on the project anytime, right after the team is formed. You do not have to wait until the event to get started. You must, however, finish it before the final presentations at the event.

Do I need a team now?

No, you can sign up and find a team in the discord. Teams are flexible. People can join teams at any time. It's perfectly fine to start now and then add people later!

Are there any rules?

You cannot demo somebody else’s work, i.e., everything you demo must be done by your team. All attendees (hackers, supporters, mentors, volunteers, etc.) must abide by the MLH Code of Conduct.

Do I need to know Solidity?

No. NEAR allows people to build in other languages like Rust, C++, and AssemblyScript.