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From idea to app: build your MVP or prototype at the AWS Amplify September hackathon

Attention developers: Do you have an idea for a web or mobile app? Eager to take it to the next level? Bring your idea to life—join the AWS Amplify hackathon, hosted throughout September by Hashnode and Amazon Web Services (AWS), and start building your application.

The hackathon begins on September 1, 2022 (12:00 GMT) and ends on September 30, 2022 (23:59 GMT).

Winners will be selected by the Amplify and Hashnode teams, and the results will be announced during the third week of October.

What’s AWS Amplify?

Amplify is a set of purpose-built tools and features that lets frontend web and mobile developers quickly and easily build full-stack applications on AWS. With Amplify, you can configure a web or mobile app backend, connect your app in minutes, visually build a web frontend user interface (UI), and manage app content outside the AWS console. Ship faster and scale effortlessly—with no cloud expertise needed.

Introduction to AWS Amplify

What do I need to participate?

Just an AWS account and your great idea!

Great, sign me up!

To find more details on how to enter the hackathon and start building your application, please read and follow the instructions here.

You will also find details on the hackathon process, evaluation criteria, and the many prizes you can win, including swag, AWS Activate credits, and up to $1,000 in prize money.

Need some help?

Join Amplify’s community on Discord to get assistance from thousands of developers and AWS specialists.

See you soon!

This is a terrific opportunity for you to learn new skills, take advantage of AWS tools and services to power your ideas, and show the community what you’re capable of.

We’re excited to see your ideas and projects. Good luck!

Ongoing and past hackathons on Hashnode

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  • Event series: Startup Academy | Ongoing | From tightening up your pitch deck to building your first MVP, early stage startups will learn the basics of launching and growing your business.
  • Event series: Startup Scale | Ongoing | For startups further along, this series dives deep on the challenges when scaling. With technical labs, founder talks, and investor trade secrets, access experts who have been through rapid scaling.