Announcing Hack-R-Play 2.0 by ReactPlay

Announcing Hack-R-Play 2.0 by ReactPlay

The second edition of ReactPlay Hackathon is here!

Jul 20, 2023ยท

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Yes! You read it right! We are back with a hackathon! ๐Ÿคฉ

We also know you are as excited as we are, so let's get straight to the point...

Announcing Hack-R-Play 2.0 ๐Ÿš€

Hack-R-Play 2.0 is an online, open-source, React.js hackathon organized by the ReactPlay community between the 28th of July and the 11th of August.

Whether you are a seasoned hacker or just getting started, we welcome you both. It doesn't matter how many projects you have built or how many hackathons you have participated in. You can join if you want to become part of something exciting and showcase your ideas.

You can either be a lone wolf and participate alone or partner up with someone. We allow a maximum of two participants in the team. If you don't have a partner but want someone on your team, please check our community to see if anybody is interested.

Register now at

Registrations are open now! Here's how you can register your idea:

  1. Go to

  2. Authenticate with your GitHub account

  3. Enter your idea and explain it in brief

  4. If you are partnering up with someone, mention their name or GitHub username. If you are participating alone, keep this blank.

  5. Submit your idea by clicking Register now.

Hackathon timeline โŒš

Here are the important dates you should not miss:

  • Registration and Ideation: 21st to 27th July

  • Hacking: 28th July to 11th August

  • Demo Day: 13th August

  • Results: 15th August

If the schedule changes for any reason, we will inform you on Twitter and Discord. So make sure you are part of both!

What to build ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป

We are not limiting your imagination and creativity in this hackathon. You can build anything that you want, literally anything!

Whether you are someone who works with the web or develops apps for mobiles, or someone who is creating CLI tools or building CLI applications. It doesn't matter. You can build anything. There is no restriction on what library, framework, or programming language you are using. The project should be yours.

The project should be open-source. Meaning you need to make its codebase public so anyone can read it. You need to share a GitHub or GitLab link while submitting your project.

Side activities โœจ

Hackathon is not just about building projects; it's also about meeting new folks, learning new things, and having fun. We will have several activities along with hackathons.

  1. Sessions by experts and mentors: You can learn from industry-leading working professionals and grow further in your career. We will also conduct mentoring sessions where you can clear doubts or clarify further directions regarding the hackathon.

  2. Quizzes and challenges: We will also conduct various quizzes and challenges throughout the hackathon. This will not only create a friendly competitive environment within the community but also give you a chance to test your skill set.

  3. Giveaways: Who doesn't love goodies and swags? We will have giveaways multiple times during the hackathon.

  4. Checkpoints: We know it's difficult to manage your college, work, home, and hackathons altogether. Hence we will have regular check-ins to keep you motivated and on track.

Sound exciting enough? Join our community now to participate in these activities. We will have more activities in the future that you don't want to miss.

Judging criteria ๐Ÿฅ‹

The hackathon is open to everyone with any experience. Hence we are focusing less on the actual product and more on the implementation and demo. Whether you have built a to-do app or your next Facebook, you will be judged like others. Similarly, even if your final product is not built, you can still submit a demo and pitch your project.

Here are the four judging criteria we will consider while selecting projects:

  1. Idea: Building an innovative or creative project is a big plus. We don't expect a unique idea, but you must add unique flavor to your project.

  2. UI/UX: The project should be user-friendly. It must have a visually appealing design and work on devices of different screen sizes.

  3. Using Bugfender SDK/Library: If the platform you are building on is supported by Bigfender, you must use it in your project. Check available platforms.

  4. Demo: How you pitch your project on Demo day also plays an important role. Make sure your presentation, demo URLs, and project are working fine.

  5. Content: Finally, the content you will create based on your project will also be considered while judging your project.

Prizes and rewards ๐Ÿ†

We will select three projects that stand out from the rest. The winners will get exciting cash prizes ๐Ÿ’ฐ

  1. ๐Ÿฅ‡ First winner: $500 USD

  2. ๐Ÿฅˆ Second winner: $300 USD

  3. ๐Ÿฅ‰ Third winner: $200 USD

Also, two noteworthy projects who could not make it into the top three yet are mentionable will be rewarded with $100 USD each!

Everyone else who participated but could not get shortlisted will receive badges and certificates for participation.

Please note that if you participated as a group, the prize money will be divided equally. Similarly, badges and certificates will be given to individual members.

Sponsors ๐Ÿค—

We are thankful to our sponsor Bugfender for sponsoring this hackathon.

Bugfender is a log storage service for developers. It collects everything happening in the application, even if it doesn't crash, in order to reproduce and resolve bugs more effectively and provide better customer support. It is built of native Android and iOS, hybrid mobile platforms, as well as for the web.

You can get started with Bugfender from here

Become a sponsor

If you want to sponsor Hack-R-Play 2.0 or any ReactPlay activity we conduct in the future, we are always open to collaborations!

If you want to sponsor ReactPlay events, please fill out this form

Reach out to us at or send a DM on Twitter if you have any queries

Fast Answer and Questions ๐Ÿ”

Here are answers to the most common questions participants have:

I am just getting started, can I participate?

Absolutely yes! We encourage you to participate in this hackathon, especially if you are just getting started with software development. You will surely learn a lot about developing, deploying, and showcasing your project ideas in a competitive way.

I don't have a project idea, can I participate?

We appreciate your efforts! However, we don't expect a unique project idea or complex problem statement for the hackathon. Pick anything that you are interested in, which lies in your domain, and start building it. Feel free to take help from the internet, ChatGPT, and GitHub to find new ideas.

Don't steal code, though.

Is using bugfender necessary?

Yes. If the platform you are working on (web, Android, iOS, etc) is supported by bugfender, you must use it in your project. Bugfender has provided a list of all platforms it currently supports.

Platforms supported by bugfender

Closing notes ๐ŸŒˆ

Are you ready to unleash your coding skills and compete for amazing prizes?

ReactPlay is back with its most anticipated event of the year: Hack-R-Play 2.0. Whether you're a seasoned hacker or new to hackathons, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase your talent and learn something new.

Register now at

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be a part of the Hack-R-Play 2.0 hackathon! Expand your network, learn from experts, and compete for amazing prizes. Register now and get ready to code your way to success.

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