The announcement of the Pi Network’s Commerce Hackathon sent ripples of excitement through the community. The dream is to craft an app that connects Pioneers and businesses locally and globally that fuels local Pi commerce! However, amidst the buzz, a question arises: Who will join another series of hackathon competitions?
Let’s be honest, developing an app isn’t a picnic. Tools, resources, and expertise all translate to one thing – money. For the average Pioneer, navigating this financial terrain can be tricky. Picture dipping into already modest savings to secure development tools, pay for tutorials, or hire freelancers. Estimates suggest a basic shopping app alone could set you back anywhere between $10,000 and $30,000, depending on bells and whistles. As we all know, the majority of Pioneers are everyday people that don’t have many resources to spare to join another series of hackathon.
Based on my short research and reading about developing an app, the burden stretches beyond the wallet. App development demands time, dedication, and technical prowess. The majority of Pioneers work for a living; some run and manage their own businesses. Who really has the time to join another hackathon? But I’m hoping a new batch of developers will heed the call and answer the challenge.
Will the Pioneers step up to the plate and accept the challenge the PCT brings, investing their resources to create apps that connect businesses and Pioneers worldwide? What will be the return on their investments? Will this be included in the 100 apps target goal by the PCT before opening the mainnet?
Benefits and Support for Hackathon Participants:
- Pi Day Feature: The winning app holds the spotlight during our global Pi Day celebration on March 14, 2024! Imagine your creation showcased in official communications, reaching millions of Pioneers worldwide. This exposure not only recognizes your efforts but also introduces your app to a vast and diverse audience
- Winning App Support: If your winning app is built using PiOS, the Pi Core Team may extend valuable support. This support includes access to server resources to ensure app stability, a crucial aspect of delivering a seamless user experience. Additionally, cost barriers may be removed, facilitating the development process and encouraging innovation without financial constraints
Would this truly be worth your investment, time, and resources?
As Pioneers, we need to engage in open dialogue and explore avenues that allow everyone to participate in building the future of Pi commerce without breaking the banks.
Remember, Pioneers, the choice is yours. Weigh the risks and rewards, share your thoughts, and most importantly, never lose sight of the potential this hackathon holds. Because when we all participate, the future of Pi commerce may not just be built by some, but by all.
Let’s talk, Pioneers! What are your thoughts on the latest hackathon series? How can we ensure everyone has the opportunity to contribute, regardless of financial constraints or technical expertise? Share your ideas in the comments below, and together, let’s build a thriving Pi commerce ecosystem!