Spring University Hackathons Roundup

Spring University Hackathons Roundup

Last month, the IPFS project partnered with two different universities to sponsor student-led and organized hackathons focused on introducing ground-breaking initiatives at both the global and local level.

Cal Hacks (opens new window), a nonprofit organization composed of University of California, Berkeley students, held a global hackathon to unite the innovators, creators, and troublemakers of the world, called hello:world (opens new window). The goal was to inspire students to build something out of this world in the following categories: sustainability, connectivity, education, or community and civic engagement.

Similarly, the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) also held CivHacks (opens new window), an annual hackathon focused on providing a welcoming, engaging and creative environment to support social good in tech culture, open to several categories including health, sustainability, student success, and civics.

# Winning projects 🏆

# Cal Hacks’ hello:world

Ecogift (opens new window)
Decentralised rewards system for waste management

Contentish (opens new window)
A real-time social networking dapp built on top of IPFS & Node!

# ASUC’s CivHacks

Anonymous Hawk (opens new window)
Blockchain and IPFS based news reporting site for safety of reporters and tamper proof news.

Void Replica (opens new window)
Using IPFS to detect plagiarized student assignments

Immutable (opens new window)
Using the immutability of IPFS to maintain the authenticity of evidences in lawsuit.

Sustainablox (opens new window)
A game teaching young children (ages 4-7) correct waste sorting.

# Workshop: Introduction to IPFS

During these events, the IPFS project was happy to participate by introducing students to IPFS and the Web3 ecosystem.

# 🕸️ Introduction to IPFS - NFTs, P2P and Web3 - by Protocol Labs

Dietrich Ayala, developer onboarding and ecosystem development lead, led a quick introduction to IPFS, the content distribution protocol used for NFTs and Web3 dapps, which uses peer-to-peer networking and content-addressing (instead of location!) to securely and resiliently transfer data and files on the internet.

# Want to get involved in a future hackathon?

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