NEAR Hacker Houses: Starting in 🌴MIAMI🌴

5 min readApr 12, 2022
NEAR Hacker House: The first Hacker House for NEAR. May 18–22 | The Spot Wynwood

The start of NEAR Hacker Houses in the crypto capital of the world 🌴MIAMI🌴!

In the first official Hacker House of its kind, we are proud to announce we are launching a NEAR Hacker House in Miami. Florida.

​The NEAR Hacker House is a weeklong in-real-life event (with digital bounties) from Wednesday May 18 — Sunday May 22 [w/ Coworking + Creation at the Spot Wynwood from Sunday May 15 — Tuesday May 17] in Miami with in-person guidance from key industry players in the NEAR ecosystem providing training, mentorship, and acceleration for builders, artists, and marketers. Each night after the Hacker House, there is also a weeklong of social and community driven events.

NEAR Hacker House

The NEAR Hacker House is open to those looking to build projects on NEAR. Sign up to participate in the NEAR HH here and make sure to check your email for more details to confirm your participation in the coming weeks.

🎯 Objectives

The NEAR Hacker House in Miami was created in order to

  • Provide life-changing building experiences
  • Prioritizing collaboration and well-being that sets a catalyst for NEAR Hacker Houses around the world
  • Onboard users, communities, DAOs and projects into the NEAR ecosystem IRL
  • Provide guided developer resources for Rust Developers building on Near and Solidity Developers building on Aurora
  • Funnel engineers from Web2 and other blockchains into NEAR ecosystem
  • Bring teams together (marketing, artists, developers)
  • Support the NEAR Miami ecosystem and local Miami community

🛤️ Tracks

Every successful project in the Web3 space consists of more than just developers working together. This is why we have divided the tracks into Development, Marketing, and Art categories indicated by [🛠️📣🎨] , so that those outside of software engineering can get involved in the industry and everyone can focus on their niche.

🛠️ Development

We encourage developers from all experiences to start building on NEAR. Doesn’t matter if you are a Front End , Rust, Smart Contract, Game, Backend, or Solidity developer, we have resources, workshops, and office hours for you!

🎨 Art

We encourage artists to join this. Whether you paint, create digital art, fashion, or dance. Whatever your medium is, we can get you to start creating in the carbon-neutral NEAR ecosystem, not only teaching you how to create NFTs, but find a team and build a community to support your creativity in a sustainable way.

📣 Marketing

Every project needs marketing to reach the masses. However, there is a huge gap between traditional marketing in the Web2 space and the Web3 space. This is why we are developing this track to teach DAO design, ecosystem, business development, and much more for those looking to learn the business side of the industry.

🎁 What’s Included

Aside from building, the NEAR Hacker Houses emphasizes productivity, wellness, community driven activism, and fun + is free to all participants who get accepted.

  • 🧘 Yoga & Meditation Classes in the Morning
  • 🖥️ Monitors & Co-working Space
  • 💆 Massage Therapy during Peak Buidl Hours
  • 🍽️ Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Served (Vegan accommodations)
  • 🎉 Music & Afterparties
  • 👩‍🏫 Free Marketing, NFTs, and Development Workshops with Office Hours
  • 🚌 Meetups & Tours of Miami
  • 💰 Bounties & Prizes & Access to Grant Capital
  • 👕 Merch
  • 🎥 Media Exposure

🔭 The Future of the NEAR HH [HACKER-HOUSE]

The NEAR Hacker House — Miami is intended to be part of a broader movement to bring NEAR Hacker Houses around the world to communities that need Web3 the most. After Miami, NEAR aims to set a series of Hacker Houses around the world (both satellite) and from the official team instituting this inaugural Hacker House with a focus on the following areas

  • Latin America and the Caribbeans
  • Africa
  • Asia

We are also proud to announce the formation of The HackerHouse DAO powered by Astro DAO to be officially set up during our inaugural Hacker House in Miami. Here are the objectives of the DAO

  • Fostering a decentralized infrastructure to continue to support IRL Hacker Houses
  • Act as a decentralized IRL incubator for artists, developers, and business-facing people to rapidly build projects
  • Support local communities through community driven + humanitarian events coupled with festivals celebrating local culture
  • Building open-source educational curriculum for those in the NEAR ecosystem
  • Create a hub for other protocols and tools to integrate within the NEAR Protocol
  • Provide a network of continued support and resources for projects in the NEAR ecosystem
  • Create meaningful relationships between people in the ecosystem with a emphasis on collaboration & wellness
  • Reinforce and create local NEAR chapters
  • Supplement and work in tangent with NEAR’s digital & global hackathons

Decisions the HackerHouse DAO will be making

  • Where & When to Add Official NEAR Hacker Houses to the World Tour
  • Giving Funding/Grant Allocations to Other Satellite Hackathons
  • Determining Satellite Events to Fund
  • Winners of Bounties & Prizes
  • Request for Speakers
  • Which Local Community Charities to Support At Events
  • Curriculum & Sponsorship Approval for HH(s)
  • Allocating Grant Allocations to Successful Projects
  • Creation of Sub-DAOs based on changing needs like A HH-InstructorDAO, HH-JudgeDAO and so on

Voting will be based on a Hacker House token that will be awarded to those who have successfully submitted a project during a Hacker House, organized a satellite event, sponsored the event, or facilitated a workshop/lecture.

🤝 Who’s Helping

The NEAR Hacker House is brought to you by Sponsors, Organizers & Ecosystem partners that are making this weeklong mini hackathon/conference possible. Here is who is helping out so far:

💸 Sponsors

NEAR Foundation


Stealth Capital

Are you looking to officially sponsor the hackathon. Sign up and setup your meeting with the sponsorship coordinator here


If you are interested in helping organize this event apply here or hosting a workshop/lecture apply here

🌲 Ecosystem Partners

If you are interested in having your organization as an ecosystem partner apply here.

🔔 Keep Up To Date

Stay tuned with all the action and developments around the NEAR Miami Hacker House by tapping in with us across all social media. As the weeks come we will be posting information about our curriculum, schedule, satellite events, and accommodations.



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