Polkadot Hacker House in NYC

The first ever Polkadot Hacker House will be held in New York City, between June 23 and 28. This six-day event for developers, coders, engineers and builders will be filled with technical workshops, in-person support, mentorship and networking. Put your hacking hats on because New York, here we come! Make sure to APPLY NOW, only limited seats are available.

Polkadot boasts a large and diverse developer ecosystem, with incredible engineers from every corner of the world. A wide range of activities is already available for both seasoned Polkadot builders and new joiners alike, ranging from educational initiatives to hackathons and beyond. The newest addition is the Polkadot Hacker House in New York City!

When and where will the Hacker House take place?

The event will be held at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY between June 23 and 28. It complements the ongoing Polkadot Hackathon: North America Edition by providing an in-person component to an otherwise virtual hackathon.

Who can participate?

The Hacker House is designed for a broad technical audience: engineers and developers that are just starting to dive into the Polkadot ecosystem as well as more seasoned Polkadot builders wanting to take their projects to the finish line. All participants of the Hacker House should also make a submission to the Polkadot Hackathon: North America Edition.

Are there any prizes?

Yes! Hacker House participants should make a submission to the Polkadot Hackathon: North America Edition, which has a combined prize pool of over $570,000.

How do I apply?

Due to limitations in the physical space, we can only accommodate about 200 participants. Since there are only very limited seats available, please make sure to APPLY as soon as possible.

How much does it cost to participate?

The Polkadot Hacker House is free of charge for all participants.

What does the agenda look like?

The agenda will be heavily geared towards builders and developers. A broad range of workshops will provide technical deep dives into various topics, ranging from Substrate, ink! and XCM to parachain-specific development. In addition to workshops, you’ll be able to take advantage of in-person support and mentorship from some of the leading experts in the Polkadot ecosystem. A more detailed agenda will be released soon.

What will I get out of it?

You’ll be able to massively upgrade your developer skills in the Polkadot ecosystem by joining workshops and getting invaluable facetime with some of the smartest developers in the ecosystem. Equally important, you will be able to grow your network, potentially finding your future colleagues, employers or co-founders.