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Shock the Web ⚡️ is a 7 day virtual hackathon, bringing together bitcoiners to promote, explore, build and design web applications that can interact with WebLN enabled wallets and browsers. During the hackathon we'll be hosting guided sprint modules for your product team, workshops and talks, as well as ongoing mentorship from some friendly bitcoin developers and designers to help you along the way.

Bitcoin development can seem scary for new developers coming in, but it doesn't have to be. With the lightning network's toolkit and libraries a bunch of new opportunities are waiting to be explored. You'll get a primer on some important low level bitcoin concepts, but the goal is to make things and have fun! Our goal is to make building on bitcoin and lightning more accessible to web developers, decreasing essential onboarding time and creating a fun, collaborative environment for both developers and designers.

We share a Slack workspace with Bitcoin Design. Once you have joined the Slack workspace, join the #bolt-fun channel to hang out with other hackathon participants!

gold medal

1st

Atlanta BitDevs

Arion Parking

silver medal

2nd

dnilabs

LNbits Legend

bronz medal

3rd

Rene Aaron

TwentyUno

best design medal

Best Design

Atlanta BitDevs

Arion Parking

Schedule / Calendar

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Tuesday 22 nd

- Day 1

4 events

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Opening ceremony

15:00 - 15:30, CET ⏰ See in your timezone

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Introduction to Bitcoin & Lightning ⚡️

15:30 - 16:00, CET - Johns @ Peak Shift Research ⏰ See in your timezone

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Introduction to Alby 🐝

16:00 - 16:45, CET - Mortiz @ Alby ⏰ See in your timezone

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Lightning Sprint 0.1

17:00 - 19:30, CET - Peak Shift Research ⏰ See in your timezone

Wednesday 23 rd

- Day 2

6 events

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Welcome back

15:00 - 15:10, CET ⏰ See in your timezone

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Exploring lightning’s web economy 💸

15:10 - 15:55, CET - Roy @ Breez ⏰ See in your timezone

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Building your first lightning web app ⚡️

16:00 - 16:45, CET - Bumi @ Alby ⏰ See in your timezone

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Lightning Sprint 0.2

17:00 - 19:00, CET - Peak Shift Research ⏰ See in your timezone

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USD over Lightning

20:00 - 20:45, CET - Nicolas @ Galoy ⏰ See in your timezone

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Getting started with the Galoy API

20:45 - 21:30, CET - Arvin @ Galoy ⏰ See in your timezone

Thursday 24 th

- Day 3

4 events

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Building on LNbits

15:00 - 15:45, CET - Ben Arc @ LNbits ⏰ See in your timezone

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Lightning Sprint 0.3

16:00 - 18:00, CET - Peak Shift Research ⏰ See in your timezone

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Intro to Bitcoin.Design's Guide & UI Kit

18:15 - 19:00, CET - Christoph @ Bitcoin Design ⏰ See in your timezone

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Building lightning powered games

19:15 - 20:00, CET - Andre @ ZEBEDEE ⏰ See in your timezone

Friday 25 th

- Day 4

2 events

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Hacking all day

15:00 - 20:00, CET ⏰ See in your timezone

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Mentors Q+A

16:00 - 18:00, CET ⏰ See in your timezone

Saturday 26 th

- Day 5

2 events

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Hacking all day

15:00 - 20:00, CET ⏰ See in your timezone

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Mentors Q+A

16:00 - 18:00, CET ⏰ See in your timezone

Sunday 27 th

- Day 6

4 events

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Hacking all day

15:00 - 20:00, CEST ⏰ See in your timezone

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Mentors Q+A

16:00 - 17:00, CEST ⏰ See in your timezone

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Submissions open (makers.bolt.fun)

19:00, CEST ⏰ See in your timezone

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Makers' voting begins

20:30, CEST ⏰ See in your timezone

Monday 28 th

- Day 7

4 events

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Submissions close

17:00, CEST ⏰ See in your timezone

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Final project presentations

17:30 - 19:00, CEST ⏰ See in your timezone

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Results + Closing ceremony 🏆

19:30 - 20:30, CEST ⏰ See in your timezone

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Post hackathon hangout 🎉

20:30 - break of dawn, CEST ⏰ See in your timezone

Judges & Speakers

judge bumi

Michael Bumman

Alby

@bumi
judge bumi

John Carvalho

Synonym

@BitcoinErrorLog
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Christoph Ono

Bitcoin Design

@GBKS
judge bumi

FiatJaf

ZEBEDEE

@fiatjaf
judge bumi

Roy Sheinfeld

Breez

@Breez_Tech
judge bumi

André Neves

ZEBEDEE

@andreneves
judge bumi

Moritz Kaminski

Alby

@moritzkaminski
judge bumi

Ben Arc

LNbits

@arcbtc
judge bumi

Nicolas Burtey

Galoy

@nicolasburtey
judge bumi

Arvin R

Galoy

@vindaRd
judge bumi

Edward Pratt

Peak Shift Ltd.

@barefoot_88

FAQs

What is Shock the Web?

Shock the Web is a virtual hackathon to promote, explore, build and design web applications that can interact with WebLN enabled wallets and browsers. We want to make building on bitcoin more accessible to the masses of web developers out there.

Bitcoin development can seem scary for new developers coming in, but it doesn't have to be. With the lightning network's toolkit and libraries a bunch of new opportunities are waiting to be explored. We hope these hackathons can be a chance for you to preview what is possible on bitcoin and the lightning network by fostering collaboration, hopefully shortening (or easing) any developer onboarding time, and helping you connect with other bitcoiners in a fun and friendly space.

When and where will it take place?

The hackathon will be held online, and will take place between March 22nd (Tuesday) - 28th (Monday). Workshops, talks, and comminity engagement events will take place between 3pm - 8 pm UTC.

What will we be doing?

During the hackathon we'll have be a bunch of guided sprint modules and sessions, talks and lectures, as well as ongoing mentorship from some friendly bitcoiner developers and designers to help you make your app or prototype.

Who can take part?

Anyone! Hackathons are often very developer focused, and design is often left to one side. However, great products or experiences require this gap to be bridged. It's time to get designers and developers on the same team so we can create fun and cool new products.

We’d love to involve anyone that wants to take part: designers, developers, PMs, consultants, noobs! Everyone is welcome.

How many members can I have on my team?

Teams can be between 1-5 members. Try to structure your team so that you have a variety of skill sets. If you’d like to find people for your team, or join an existing one, you can request for that in your registration form and we’ll try to pair you with a good team match.

Who will choose the winners?

Our panel of judges will asses the final products (or prototypes) on the final afternoon. They will decide on a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

There will also be a community choice award - this is the project that receives the most amount of tips on makers.bolt.fun between the evening of the penultimate day and the final ceremony (24hr period). This will be chosen by you, the community!

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Supported by

Bitcoin Design

Bitcoin Design

Bitcoin Design is an open source community creating design standards and innovation within bitcoin.

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Alby

Alby

A versatile browser extension for Bitcoin and the Lightning Network

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Peak Shift

Peak Shift

Peak Shift crafts digital products built on web, mobile, and bitcoin.

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Spiral

Spiral

Building and funding free, open-source projects to make bitcoin the planet’s preferred currency.

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LNbits

LNbits

Lightning wallet and accounts system with extensions.

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Galoy

Galoy

Communities and institutions around the world are accelerating Bitcoin and Lightning adoption using Galoy.

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Prizes for Shock the Web have been provided by the following companies.