•   over 2 years ago

Deadline Extension !!!

Hello Team Rapyd,

I am a fintech enthusiast and would like to participate in this hackathon but I see that timeline is quite challenging.

Wouldn't it be better to extend this by 4-8 weeks because building something great would require at least 90 days using the proper SDLC.

Pandemic has hit all of us very hard and people like me can't let this opportunity go out of hand. Please extend the deadline and do us the favour.

I don't think extending would do any harm to organizers instead it's beneficial as more developers will join and if given more time, they will come with better ideas and implementations thus the hackathon's success will be great.

I hope the concerned authorities will look forward to this and do the needful.

P.S. If participants agree with extension please comment +1.

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  • Manager   •   over 2 years ago

    Hey Shruti, Drew here from Rapyd.

    The hackathon officially kicked off on June 3 and had a two-week open enrollment period on top of that for developers to start their projects. So in all, it is a ~48-day event.

    Sounds like you are just learning about the hackathon – there will be future Rapyd hackathons where you can build fintech applications using our platform.

    Feel free to reach out to me directly if you want to chat further. If you should choose to take on the challenge - best of luck!

  •   •   over 2 years ago

    @uxdrew, Sir I do agree but please extend the deadline. I have seen that many big competitions span over 2-3 months to give candidates a good amount of time. I do also feel that would benefit organizers as well.

    I came to know about this hackathon around 3 week of June but some unavoidable circumstances due to the pandemic lead me to delay.

    I request to please extend deadline by 4-8 weeks. I hope you will agree.

  • Manager   •   over 2 years ago

    Sorry to hear you ran into unavoidable circumstances, these are times for all of us. We will consult as a team here at Rapyd, but as of right now the deadline stands: Jul 8, 2021, @ 5:00pm EDT Best, Drew

  • Manager   •   over 2 years ago

    Just to provide a final answer for anyone that views this thread. The deadline for submitting your project stands – Jul 8, 2021, @ 5:00pm EDT Best, Drew

  •   •   over 2 years ago

    Sir, why didn't the team want to extend the deadline? I was hoping that team will do extend and help the developers!

  •   •   over 2 years ago

    @uxdrew, Sir, very disappointed to not having deadline extension. Okay, so when can we expect the next big hackathon? Because this time it's gone for me.

  • Manager   •   over 2 years ago

    Thanks for your interest in the next Rapyd hackathon! The best bet would be to join https://community.rapyd.net where we will announce our next hackathon in the months ahead!

  •   •   over 2 years ago

    @uxdrew, Okay, will join the community.

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