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How To Make Money As A SOLIDITY Developer On Solana (Hyperdrive Hackathon)

1.0 Introduction🧩

1.1 Overview Of Guide/Tutorial’s Goal

Exploring opportunities for Solidity developers beyond Ethereum/EVM🤑

In this guide, I will be unveiling to you how to make money💸 with your existing Solidity skill

This time around not just on Ethereum/EVM Blockchains but expanding the opportunities into Solana Blockchain.

1.2 Target Audience

Solidity Developers on Ethereum/EVM Blockchains,

And anyone interested in exploring Web3 development with Solidity on Solana.

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2.0 Featured Video Overview📹

I have done a video walkthrough for this guide which includes the resources discussed below

and other things like step-by-step filling out the Solana Hyperdrive Hackathon application form correctly

3.0 An Overview of The Hyperdrive Hackathon🚀

3.1 Introduction to the Hyperdrive Hackathon

The Hyperdrive Hackathon is not just another hackathon,

it is a monumental event that aims to accelerate the adoption and development of decentralized applications on the Solana blockchain.

Hosted by Solana, this global hackathon is a golden opportunity for developers to showcase their skills, network with industry leaders,

and win substantial prizes.

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3.2 Key Dates and Duration for Hyperdrive Hackathon

The hackathon is typically a month-long event

6th September 2023 - 10th October 2023

giving you ample time to conceptualize, develop, and polish your project.

Make sure to mark your calendar with the submission deadlines, as late entries will likely not be extended to accommodate such.

Solana Hyperdrive Hackathon has a combine prize 
worth $1Million😜🤑💸🚀

3.3 Insight into the Prize Pool and Tracks Specifically Designed for Developers

The prize pool for the Hyperdrive Hackathon is nothing short of impressive.

With millions of dollars in prizes and seed funding,

this hackathon is a lucrative opportunity🤑💸🚀 for anyone looking to make a significant impact in the blockchain space.

The event features multiple tracks, including:

  1. Physical Infrastructure Networks Track
  2. AI Track
  3. Finance & Payment (DeFi/CeFi) Track
  4. Gaming & Entertainment Track
  5. Mobile Consumer Apps Track
  6. Crypto Infrastructure Track
  7. DAOs & Network State
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All the above tracks allow you to choose a single or combination that aligns with your expertise.

3.4 Why Solidity Developers Should Care About Solana Hyperdrive Hackathon

If you are a Solidity developer, you might be wondering,

“Why should I care about a hackathon on Solana?”

The answer is simple: Opportunity😍

Solana offers a high-performance blockchain with lower transaction costs compared to Ethereum.

This hackathon is your chance to expand your horizons and apply your already existing Solidity skills in a new and exciting ecosystem.

Moreover, with the availability of tools like Solang,

transitioning from Ethereum to Solana has never been easier.

4.0 Transitioning from Ethereum to Solana with Solang🛠️

4.1 Introduction to Solang Solidity for Solana

Solang is not just another compiler but a bridge that connects two worlds apart: Ethereum and Solana. Developed under the umbrella of Hyperledger Labs,

Solang offers a specialized compiler designed for the Solana blockchain.

What does this mean for you as a Solidity developer?

It means you can now venture into Solana’s high-performance,

low-cost environment without leaving your comfort zone.

Enjoying the benefits of both worlds with knowledge of a single programming language, Solidity.

However, it is crucial to note that you can’t just copy-paste your existing Solidity smart contracts and deploy them instantly or directly on Solana.

Solana is not EVM-compatible, but that's where Solang comes in. 

Solang help handles the compilation in a way that makes your Solidity code compatible with Solana.

While some adjustments will be needed before deploying (sorry, can’t copy-paste🫠),

it is a far less daunting task compared to learning a new language like Rust.

4.2 How Solang Enables Solidity Developers to Seamlessly Transition to Solana

You might be wondering,

"How does Solang make this transition smooth?" 

Well, the interesting thing about Solang lies in its ability to compile Solidity code into byte codes with compatibility with Solana’s BPF (Berkeley Packet Filter) virtual machine.

See a Solang Solidity for Solana diagram I did previous on it below:


This compatibility ensures that you don’t have to start from scratch when moving to Solana.

Imagine not having to learn a new programming language while adapting to a different development environment.

Solang makes this possible.

It allows you to write your smart contracts in Solidity and compile them for Solana.

But remember, some tweaks will be necessary due to the non-EVM compatibility of Solana.

Yet, these are minor adjustments, especially when you consider the benefits like lower transaction costs and higher performance on Solana.

4.3 Setting up and Installing Solang Solidity for Solana Development

Before you jump into the installation process,

I need to let you know that it won’t be covered right here.

All the nitty-gritty details for setting up your development environment for Solang and Solidity on Solana are already covered.

You will find a comprehensive guide in the resources that will be discussed in section 5.0 of this article.

So, check below.

5.0 Resources for Solidity Developers on Solana📚

Yeah, it is time to explore some resources that you can use to get started with Solidity on Solana.

1. Solang Official Docs

Here you have access to official documentation of Solang Solidity for Solana

2. Solana Official Developer Docs

You will want to have an idea of Solana development different from Ethereum. This is the right place to explore.

3. dProgramming University Solang Solidity For Solana Resources

Solang itself was announced officially just about 1 month ago

So, not enough resources out there yet

but still have taken it upon myself to create in-depth helpful step-by-step guides for beginners into Solana and Solang Solidity.

You can explore them below:

3.1 Ultimate Guide To Solidity For Solana Programs Development with Solang And Anchor

3.2 “Hello World” Solana Program Codes Walkthrough – Solang Solidity Solana Programs Walkthrough Ep1

3.3 “Checking Accounts” Solana Program Codes Walkthrough – Solang Solidity Solana Programs Walkthrough Ep2

3.4 Deep Dive Into Solana’s STATE COMPRESSION: A Revolutionary Approach to Blockchain Data Storage

3.5 Ultimate Guide To Create Solana SPL (Fungible) Token Program In Solidity With Solang And Anchor

3.6 Am currently working on more Solang Solidity for Solana content which will be release weekly during the Solana Hyperdrive Hackathon.

So, kindly ensure you join dPU discord server and ask questions in the dedicated #Solana channel

4. Solidity For Solana dApp Boilerplates

These are boilerplates and demos that can make it easier for you to kick-start Solana full-stack dApp development with essential things like Solana wallets and more pre-integrated

1. Solidity Solana Full Stack dApp Nextjs Boilerplate

I personally put this together. Though lot more work to do on it still.

Yet, it still may get you started with NextJS frontend, Solana wallet, Anchor, Solang Solidity and more pre-configured.

5. Solana Hyperdrive Hackathon Resources

I also recommend you check the official resources page as it contains loads of helpful resources to help dive deeper into the Solana ecosystem which will be helpful.

6.0 A Step-by-Step Guide to Participating in the Solana Hyprdrive Hackathon🚦🏁

It is time to dive into the nitty-gritty of participating in the Solana Hyperdrive Hackathon.

In this section, I will provide you with a step-by-step guide that covers everything from the registration process to crafting a project that stands out.

NOTE: I recommend you watch the video walkthrough above if you have not done so,

it gives an overview of how the hackathon form looks and what to prepare to fill in.

6.1 Detailed Information on the Registration Process

Participating in the Solana Hyperdrive Hackathon begins with a straightforward registration process. However, do not underestimate the importance of this step.

It is your gateway to a world of opportunities in the Solana ecosystem.

To register, you will typically need to fill out an online form on the Solana Hyperdrive Hackathon website that asks for basic information such as your name, and email address.

Make sure to read the terms and conditions carefully before submitting your registration.

NOTE: When asked for a referral code – you can put (No referral reward for me but not bad to have it there)😉

6.2 Submission Guidelines and Criteria

Once registered, the next crucial step is to understand the submission guidelines and criteria.

These guidelines are not mere formalities; they are the rulebook that your project will be judged upon.

Typically, the main criteria include

the originality of the idea,

the quality of the code, and

the potential impact of the project in the real world.

Ensure that your project adheres to these guidelines.

Any deviation could result in disqualification, and you do not want to risk that after investing your effort, time and skills.🫠

6.3 Pro Tips for Crafting a Successful Project For Web3 Hackathons

Crafting a successful project for a web3 hackathon like the Solana global Hyperdrive hackathon is not just about writing codes;

it is also about presenting it in a way that captures hackathon judges/reviewers/voters’ attention.

Here are some pro tips to help you stand out:

  1. Documentation: A well-documented project is easier to understand and leaves a good impression on the judges.
  2. User Experience: If your project includes a user interface, make sure it is intuitive and user-friendly. A good user experience can set your project apart from the rest and get you the winning ticket😍.
  3. Testing: Before submitting, rigorously test your project for any bugs or vulnerabilities. The last thing you want is for your project to fail during the evaluation by judges😱.
  4. Pitch Video: Consider creating a short pitch video explaining your project. A video can convey your enthusiasm and the project’s potential more effectively than written words alone.
  5. Community Engagement: Engage with the community through social media or forums (check above for the official discord server). Community support can be a strong indicator of your project’s potential and can catch the judges’ eyes from the start.

By following this step-by-step guide,

you are not just participating in the Solana Hyperdrive Hackathon;

you are also increasing and maximizing your chances of crafting a project that could be the next big thing in the Solana ecosystem.

So, why wait?

Dive in and let your Solidity skills shine on Solana!


As mentioned earlier, I plan to create and publish more helpful Solang Solidity content to help you are Solidity developer make money with your existing Solidity skills on Solana during and after the hackathon.


I also aim to continue to create helpful Web3 content like this and share it in future guides with you.

Thus, kindly use the social media share button to share this guide if you have found it helpful or will be helpful to some developers in your social media sphere.

Kindly join the dPU discord for support on this content and also to stay in the loop.

Thanks for your time, it’s been a wonderful ride with you all this while.


Founder, dProgramming University (dPU).

Twitter: SolomonFoskaay

See you in the next series.


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