Hackster.io Contest, Just 2 Weeks To Go

Submitted by Peter on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 01:00

Amazon have partnered with Hackster.io to run a contest. If you are creating a skill that utilises a 3rd party public API this would be the perfect time to release that skill and enter the contest.

So What Are The Contest Details?

There are 2 categories for entering (you do not specify the category you are entering, this seems to be decided by the judges). The categories are Creative Skills and Useful Skills.

To be eligible the skill is required to make use of a 3rd party public API. There are no restrictions on where the skill needs to be hosted (i.e. self hosted or on AWS).

So What Do I Do To Enter?

To be in with a chance of winning you have to create an account on hackster.io and register as a participant.

While entering the contest you have to share details of how you created the skill as well as the code that you used for the skill.

So What Can I Win?

Kudos for the skill not good enough? That is ok as Amazon are giving away some great prizes (same prizes for both categories):

1st Place

  • Trophy
  • Amazon Echo
  • Echo Dot
  • Amazon Tap
  • $1,500 Gift Card

2nd Prize

  • Trophy
  • Amazon Echo
  • $1,000 Gift Card

3rd Prize

  • Trophy
  • Amazon Echo
  • $500 Gift Card

Unfortunately the prizes are only available to US residents however those that win outside of the US will receive a gift card for the value of the prizes.

Check out the full details contest on Hackster.io.

I have personally entered the contest and my entry can be see here. Have you entered already? Let us know about your project.