Hack-R-Play: Winner Announcement

Hack-R-Play: Winner Announcement


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And it's a Wrap!

We are incredibly thrilled to announce that our first-ever hackathon Hack-r-Play was a massive success!

And now it's time to announce the winners!


About Hack-R-Play ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Hack-R-Play is the first major event we organized in our ReactPlay community. It was an online-only hackathon throughout October 2022.

The hackathon is sponsored by Nhost, an open-source firebase alternative with GraphQL support.

Individual or group projects could be submitted by participants. They were supposed to develop an open-source application and write a blog about it. The application was to be built using any React Ecosystem technology and Nhost as the backend framework.

Read the announcement blog if you want to learn more about the event.

The Success Story ๐Ÿฅณ

We were blown away by the number of participants and community response. The submission deadline was initially set for October 15, 2022, but due to a large number of participants, we extended it to October 22.

And delaying the deadline was worthwhile. During the hackathon, we received 82 ideas. 17 ideas were completed successfully within the deadline, while 24 still needed to be completed. Every project participant who completed a blog became eligible for the winning criteria.

Don't feel bad if your project is still in the works. Regardless of the hackathon, you can work on it and add it to your portfolio.

Hackathon Winners ๐Ÿ†

Now it's time to announce the winners. We boarded two judges from the Nhost team and two from the ReactPlay community. Entries were judged based on the application's user experience, use case, and the quality of the article posted. We decided to select three top entries as winners.

The Third Prize ๐Ÿฅ‰

The third prize goes to Aashish Panthi for Mailsbe. mailsbe.png

Mailsbe helps you to see if the E-Mail has been read or not by the recipient. If it has, mailsbe shows you the date and time when it was opened for the first time.

๐Ÿ”— Deployed on Netlify

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Open Sourced on GitHub

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The Second Prize ๐Ÿฅˆ

The second prize goes to Shyam Mahanta for creating a Live Coding Playground!


Live Coding Playground is an IDE that persists your code over time. You can code in many languages, such as JS, TS, Python and more!

๐Ÿ”— Deployed on Netlify

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Open Sourced on GitHub

โœ Blog

The First Prize ๐Ÿฅ‡

The first prize goes to Geeky Chakri for Classroom!


Learn With Classroom is an app that makes it easier to learn on YouTube.

๐Ÿ”— Deployed on Vercel

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Open Sourced on GitHub

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Congratulations to the three of you! Keep reading the blog to know your prizes and how you can claim them.

Special Mentions ๐ŸŽŠ

The judging panel loved a few more projects that could not be made into the top three. This is a special shout-out to people's fantastic ideas submitted to the hackathon.


WriteOnce developed by Ammaar Aslam is an automation tool to write blogs and publish them on different platforms.


React Resume Builder

React Resume Builder, developed by Arman Kazi is a simple resume builder that lets you create and download resumes easily.


Personal Expense Tracker

Personal Expense Tracker, developed by Supriya is a persistent expense tracker that helps you manage your money.


Prizes for top 3 winners ๐ŸŽ

๐Ÿฅ‡ First prize

The first winner will receive $300 in cash and a swag kit.

๐Ÿฅˆ Second prize

The second winner will receive $200 and a swag kit.

๐Ÿฅ‰ Third prize

The third winner will receive $100 and a swag kit.

Claim Your Badges ๐Ÿ”ฅ

We are providing badges to everyone who participated in the competition. These badges will be shown on your ReactPlay profile once you claim them.


There are three types of badges: Winner, Finisher and Participant.

Three winners will be rewarded with the Winner badge. All participants who finished their project and wrote a blog will receive a Finisher badge. And everyone who participated but could not complete the project will receive the participant badge.

Participants will receive a message from our team. Until then, follow us on Twitter and become a part of our community to have the latest updates about your prizes.

How to Claim Prizes ๐Ÿคฉ

Three winners and all participants will receive a message from our community with instructions to claim the prize. Make sure you are following us on Twitter and part of our community to have the latest updates about your prizes.

Vote of Thanks ๐Ÿ™

And at last, we want to thank everyone who directly and indirectly contributed to making this hackathon successful.

We are grateful to Nhsot for their sponsorship. Johan. Nhost's CEO and Pratim, Nhost's developer advocate, agreed to judge submissions. Their help made it possible to organize the hackathon without any hurdles.

Most importantly, the 82 participants, whether individuals or teams are the primary reason for the hackathon's success. It could not have happened without your enthusiasm. We appreciate your willingness to learn, explore new frameworks, step outside your comfort zone to write blogs, and publicly display your work. Thank you for taking part in the event.

Our team is the unseen pillar of our success. From the idea's conception to its successful execution, every community member contributed in some way. Some helped with the design, some with the code, some with the review of pull requests or blogs, and some with participant support.

Thank you! We appreciate your contributions and enthusiasm towards communities, the web and open-source.

Wrapping Up! ๐Ÿ‘‹

And that's officially a wrap! But that's not it.

We have many exciting events planned for the future. The following event will take place next month. Stay tuned for our November event, as we have some exciting plans for it.

The simplest way to stay up-to-date with everything that we are up to is to follow us on Twitter. We also recently started posting content on LinkedIn. Feel free to join our communitywhere all the fun happens.

Until next event, happy open-source! ๐ŸŒฟ

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