Good day all this is the summary of events and announcements of teams that participated in building on NEAR via the Testnet.
RECAP OF EVENT
Kano Hacknode occurred on the 11th of September which took place in the conference hall of Central hotel kano state. This is the first ever live blockchain event to ever hold in the northern part of Nigeria that saw many interested in seeing what Nearprotocol had to offer and its possibilities in terms of development.
We had more than 300 who registered for the event which can be seen be the summary PDF available here
Summary of registrants
And on the day of the event we had more than 140 live at the venue and tens of others watch live via our YouTube channel.
Summary of attendees with their near wallet provided in the link below
During the event speakers talked on what blockchain is using NEAR-PROTOCOL as an example, career opportunities in NEAR, how to build on NEAR than a MVP was show to the attendees, many questions were asked as many of the developers weren’t familiar with RUST or assembling script but the developers within the Nearprotocol Nigeria were able to answer best to their ability.
During the course of the event everybody opened a Near wallet and each wallet was funded with 1 Near so that they could understand the speed of transaction Near offers.
Also During the people of the metabuild Hacknode we challenged developers to form teams, use the knowledge gotten from the event and come up with ideas that can be built on NEAR using the test net that will be beneficial to both Nearprotocol ecosystem and Nigeria as a whole. We gave them a space of 3 weeks to form reasonable teams and come up with a product with a total pool price of a $1000 in NEAR tokens.
The event was carried up and published on two popular blogging site in Nigeria and a local newspaper here in Nigeria.
After the event we created a form to request feedback from the attendees. We got up to 100+ feedback which was very positive and many are hoping we can do similar events in other parts of Nigeria.
Summary of products built
3 weeks as passed and this is the summary of projects built from participants.
6 teams were formed each bringing up 6 different unique projects. Many factors were considered by both the Nearprotocol Nigeria team and the judge
@cenwadike who has finished his training on building on Binance Smartchain, finished the learner developers program for NEAR current building on Polygon and hyperledger.
From his point of view he has gone through all the 6 projects and made recommendations that only 2 seem fit to be awarded because many either couldn’t complete the task within the 3 weeks or some of their team members were having one issue or the other.
Github handle of judge,
Details of the projects built can be seen below
Hackathon project report
So we want to congratulate
Adavize guest book and Coin Game who atleast showed effort in trying to build something reasonable
And special call out to Identity Hub who didn’t make it to top 2 because of failure to complete their project but the idea behind their project is what we as Nearprotocol Nigeria will take up and work together with them to fulfilment.
So this brings an end to the kano Hacknode metabuild event that was hosted last month.
We will have a zoom meeting closing ceremony with participants and we would announce winners and we would immediately begin working with team of identity hub.
Remaining cost on completion of the Hacknode.
Reward for 1st team $500
Reward for 2nd team $300
3 media post $150
145 attendees with 5$ on each head 725$
Operations for a team of 12 people 1500
Bringing up a sum total of $3675
And we want to thank the NEAR team for believing in us to deliver and we would luv to participate in other metabuild Hacknodes in other regions in Nigeria
Link to the previous post about the kano Hacknode here
Initially introducing and events that occurred in the Hacknode
Tagging @norah.near and @Grace to pls look through this post