Hack and Slash GraphQL

1301 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 3

Winners are announced.

Ideation Phase
starts on:
Aug 29, 2020, 10:00 AM
ends on:
Oct 19, 2020, 09:55 AM
Prototype Phase
starts on:
Oct 20, 2020, 05:00 AM
ends on:
Nov 02, 2020, 07:59 AM



What will you do if database queries were free — free from the hassle of thinking about how to structure data, free from the worry about lag and downtime, and free from the engineering effort of server management?

Introducing Slash GraphQL, Dgraph’s fully managed backend service. To create a flexible, production-ready backend database, all you have to do is define a schema in GraphQL, and our container will handle the rest. Simply spin up an instance, and your database will scale and adapt on the fly. No tables, no database management — just GraphQL. It’s that simple.

Dgraph Labs is hosting the ’ Hack and Slash GraphQL’ hackathon to showcase the power of Slash GraphQL. The aim is to show what apps can be made when frontend developers no longer need to think about database management. For the contest, you can create web apps, plugins, bots for popular systems such as Slack or Facebook, and a lot more - but no clones of existing systems.

Dgraph, the database powering Slash GraphQL, has a number of powerful graph features, and the hackathon judges will reward innovative use of data when giving out points. Additional points will be awarded for apps that are complete, have a clean user interface, and reach the levels of the functionality you’d expect from a completed ‘Minimum Viable Product’.

Register today and start hacking!


GraphQL powerup

We are looking for innovative, polished apps that show off the unique capabilities of Slash GraphQL, especially the more advanced graph features. Ideal apps should be original and appealing to users, whether written as mobile apps, or plugins or bots to popular systems such as Slack or Facebook.

  • All apps must be built using Slash GraphQL as their data store
  • Points will be awarded for apps which are complete, having a clean user interface, and reach the levels of the functionality you’d expect from a completed ‘Minimum Viable Product’
  • Try to leverage Slash GraphQL to showcase some advanced GraphQL features
  • Your app should be original & have an exceptional user experience

Click here and enter your email address to get invited and gain access to the Slash GraphQL

Introducing Surveyo: A sample app built using Slash GraphQL. Surveyo is a fresh look at forms with a GraphQL backend.

Code: https://github.com/dgraph-io/graphql-sample-apps/tree/master/surveyo

Deployed here: https://surveyo.one-click.cloud.dgraph.io/


Main Prizes
First Prize
USD 3000
Runner Up
USD 2000
Second Runner Up
USD 1500
Special Prizes
Special Prizes

All shortlisted teams post the ideation phase will receive Dgraph Swag Kits and e-certificates

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