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11 months ago

Time to build - meet your mentor team!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Planathon phase of the Neo Polaris Launchpad! By now, you should have received your plan feedback and any Prize Multiplier awarded from the Neo EcoGrowth team. We’re inspired by your plans. Now we want to help you bring them into reality. 

Today kicks off the second phase of the Neo Polaris Launchpad: Developing your ideas! You have joined a famously supportive blockchain community. Neo has an active, friendly community of developers who are eager to help you every step of the way.

Read on to meet your Polaris Launchpad Hackathon mentors, a group of Neo experts and members of the groups that built many of the tools you’ll use to bring your ideas to life. You can contact these mentors for help if you get stuck or have questions at any point.

You can also visit our Polaris Resources page to find tooling, documentation and tutorials, post questions in the Discussions forum here, and join our Discord group to quickly get support.

-The Neo team

Message from John deVadoss, Head of Development, NGD Enterprise

Welcome to the Polaris Launchpad Hackathon! This is your time to have fun and try something new. I want to challenge you to come in with an open mind, give Neo N3 a spin, and really push the platform to the limits as you explore the technical and economic scale and scope of the architecture.

Our mission is to enable and empower developers like you with the best developer platform in the blockchain industry. The Neo Blockchain Toolkit offers a fully integrated smart contract debugging experience with a real-world private net built on top of the main-net code base providing symmetry across the CI/CD lifecycle; an integrated developer tracker; enhanced smart contract compiler with metadata; the most advanced debugger tools in the market (including new productivity features that make a great development experience even better); and more. 

The top developers in the ecosystem and the industry use the Neo Blockchain Toolkit. I want you to use it and to be very successful in the hackathon! I am always happy to hear from you if you have feedback about anything we can do to make your experience as a developer even better.

Meet Your Polaris Launchpad Hackathon Mentors


Neo Blockchain Toolkit for VS Code

Discord: devhawk#5570

GitHub: devhawk

Greetings Neo Developers! Whether you're new around here, you took part in the Neo N3 Frontier Launchpad, or you've been around since Neo was called AntShares, we are excited to have you involved in the Neo Polaris Launchpad. 

Neo is a great blockchain platform, and every great platform needs great developer tools. I have spent most of my career focused on developer tools and experiences. For the past three years, I've focused my skills on Neo. I'm the Chief Architect of the Neo Blockchain Toolkit. The Neo Blockchain Toolkit provides all the tools you need to build, test, and deploy your dApp. We also have quick starts, tutorials, sample dApps and more for you to learn from in the Neo Developer Resources portal. 

I'm proud of what we've built, and I can't wait to hear your feedback. I'll be spending the Development phase of the Hackathon answering questions and listening to feedback. If you have a suggestion that can make the toolkit even better - I want to hear it! Don't be afraid to reach out on Discord, GitHub or Twitter if you have questions about building on Neo. Your success is our success!


Neo Python Suite (Boa & Mamba), Neon.js, Neon Wallet, Dora, PROPS


Discord: tyler#5857

Hello Hacker!

My name is Tyler from COZ, and I want to personally welcome you to the Polaris Launchpad. COZ maintains a number of great N3 developer tools, and we would love to help you get started with them. If you're a Python developer, check out Boa, our industry-leading smart contract development language. If you're interested in interfacing with the network, take a look at Mamba, our N3 Python SDK with a built-in virtual machine.  For Javascript, take a look at Neon.js to quickly get started with interfacing.  We also have a collection of wallet utilities if you need to interface with your users.  Make sure to take a look at Neon Wallet (desktop and mobile) as well as our WalletConnect SDK

If you want a head start, we also have released a new developer framework called PROPS that includes a complete application development environment with contracts, helpful scripts, and an SDK for you to use as a template for your new project.

Feel free to reach out to me personally or any of the COZ team on Discord if you need support or have questions about any of our tools. We can't wait to see what you come up with, and we are motivated to help you succeed!


Neow3j Java SDK, Neo Playground IDE


Discord: guil#4237 

Hello folks! 

It's Guil from AxLabs. We would like to give you a warm and 'hacky' welcome to the Launchpad! We at AxLabs are super focused on developing world-class tools to satisfy you, the "builders." We are the people behind the neow3j project, providing an easy and reliable experience to build Neo dApps and Smart Contracts using the Java platform (Java, Kotlin, Android). In addition, we are also the creators of the Neo Playground, which gives you a setup-free Neo developer experience in your own browser. Yes, you read that right: an IDE with all Neo tools pre-installed, in your browser. 

But hey, don't be afraid of contacting us! We don't bite... and we are known to have short response times! Feel free to ask any questions on neow3j GitHub, Neo Playground GitHub, or personally reach out to me on Discord for all kinds of tech-focused philosophical discussions. 


Connect your frontend with a Neo wallet with Neo-wallet-adapter library, bootstrap your frontend with a starter and interact with the Blockchain via Neonova

Discord: mfbz#4273

Hello Polaris Launchpad hackers! 

I'm Michael Fabozzi, founder of Rentfuse Labs and an alumina of the Neo N3 Fronter Launchpad Hackathon. I'm a software engineer with a background in building widely used software spanning from mobile and web applications to HMI for smart robots. I've been fascinated about the incredible use cases of the blockchain technology since reading the book "Blockchain revolution" by Don Tapscott, and now I'm leading Rentfuse Labs, a team of makers that is building the first NFT renting protocol on the Neo blockchain.

I want to see you succeed in Polaris Launchpad. You are welcome to reach out with questions about building on N3 or even about navigating the Neo hackathon experience. Feel free to contact me directly on Discord to chat.


SmartContract Development, Neow3j, Angular + NeoLine/WalletConnect

Discord: Fireche#1404

Hello everyone! 

I participated in the previous launchpad hackathon. Thus, I know exactly how challenging it can be - getting familiar with all the tools, understanding how the NVM works, writing the contracts, and last but not least, connecting them with a frontend application. 

I wouldn't have managed it without the community's help. So this time, I am here to help YOU out. If you have any questions, reach out to me in Discord.


NeoFS, smart contract development in Golang

Discord: Stanislav_nspcc#5353

Hi all!

I'm Stanislav from NeoSPCC, and we are the team behind NeoFS, NeoGo, and various ecosystem projects. We will be glad to help you integrate your projects with NeoFS, and maybe you will find NeoGo a good tool to try for developing your new Neo project =). 

Get in touch with me on Discord, and let's talk. Happy hacking!


Full-stack dApp development from the developer’s perspective including working code snippets: neo3-boa, neon.js, wallet integration

Discord: Lyrebird#4726

Hello and welcome!

I am the founder of Lyrebird - the first algorithmic stablecoin protocol on Neo N3. As the winner of the Best DeFi Project award in the Neo Frontier Hackathon and a participant of the EcoBoost incubator program, I'm excited to welcome new developers to the Neo N3 community. Feel free to contact me with your questions during the hackathon.