I am putting together MetaBUILD 2 with external partners to reduce the load on the our team given NEAR CON.
DevPost can do almost all of the logistics and they have a huge number of hackers already in the network (~1m).
DevPost team are suggesting to run it for longer: at least 2 months. And launch hackathon same day as announcement - because it doesn’t make sense to pre-register for hackathons from their perspective (and they run 100s of hackathons).
Considering this, I’m thinking of setting up launch it at NEAR CON and run until Jan 8 with closing ceremony on Jan 9.
The work from NEAR’s marketing team will be activating our community and making sure we get PR around that. My consideration that it should be easier to get included into PR cycle if we are going to have one for NEAR CON already.
Wanted to check if there are any considerations from your side?
I know there is a plan to launch Growth Hackathon as well at NEAR CON - how can we best coordinate with that?