Highlights from HackUNT
Recap of HackUNT and deep dive into our favourite projects.
On April 23rd our team came out to North Texas for HackUNT, the second major hackathon we have sponsored. The hackathon was an amazing opportunity to teach eager students how to build Dapps on the Sonr Network with us and was also the first time most of our engineering team got to meet one another in person.
While we loved every project that was presented to us, there were three projects that truly blew us away.
Most Notable Projects
The Sonr Rover received 3rd place among all other projects at HackUNT! The project's vision leverages Sonr technology to create a network of decentralized rovers. This innovation will bolster large-scale planetary exploration initiatives' efficiency, safety, and viability. When integrated, the Sonr platform would enable complex cooperation amongst the rovers and advances in planetary exploration, like maintaining connectivity on the moon's dark side by daisy-chaining the connection and enabling latency-free swarm decisions that harness planet-wide sensory data.
One aspect we loved about this project was its sheer scale. The students effectively showcased that they understood how powerful our system could be in solving problems through its implementation. They even brought in the highway node as a means of storing the data locally!
Docuswap is a secure peer to peer file sharing for private/secure data. What we found most interesting about this idea is that they incorporated the concept of ‘verifiable documents’ that would be linked to someone’s identity. One possible use-case for this would be to replace the in-person verification one currently must do at the DMV or a notary office with this secure, online, and asynchronous option.
For this team’s first ever hackathon we were brazenly impressed by the inherent initiative they possessed through their questions and eagerness to build. As they continued to learn more about the possibilities our tech has we could sense a growing enthusiasm, which was fondly appreciated by all the members of our team.
Another notable project was Jigsaw (think pokemon go meets NFTs)! As people travel to different real-world locations, they can discover and collect different puzzle pieces. Once all the pieces that form the jigsaw puzzle are collected an NFT of the completed puzzle would be minted as an NFT on our chain.
What we loved most about this idea is how consumer friendly the idea is and the gamification of interactions. On the technical front, this team demonstrated an excellent understanding of real-time channels feature and our geocaching feature through their implementation of these into their project.
We’d personally like to thank all of the students that participated with our team at HackUNT. We were glad to see the tangible enthusiasm that people had for our software and where it led them as they developed their own Dapps that could be built on the Sonr Network.
We hope we were able to give you a taste of what Sonr is capable of and what it can mean for our world to be brought fully into the Web3 space, we even hope to see you there! Keep us in your thoughts builders, you’ll always be in ours ❤️ Until next time! Much love and best wishes from all of us at Sonr!