Algorand Foundation

W3 Algorand Hackathon 2023 - W3AH’23

Blockchain - Reach – PyTeal - Algorand

Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade or Online

27 April 2023

Free for all

About the W3AH’23

W3 Algorand Hackathon 2023 – W3AH’23 is a chance for students to create innovative Web3 projects based on blockchain technologies and the development of smart contracts on the Algorand platform. Projects should propose new e-business ecosystems and models (for health, education, industry, banking, commerce, smart cities, etc.). It is possible to design and develop NFT projects as well. Recommended technologies for the development of Web3 projects are PyTeal, Reach and Algorand.

The W3 Algorand Hackathon 2023 – W3AH’23 aims to enable students to create and promote innovative Web3 business models and projects based on blockchain technologies.

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Benefits for all attendees of the W3AH’23 are:

  • Mentorship program
  • Networking opportunities with other students and the entire academic environment
  • Hands-on experience working with blockchain technologies
  • A chance to showcase knowledge and skills
  • The opportunity to develop and launch new blockchain solutions
  • Collaborative environment for fostering creativity and problem-solving
  • Prizes for the first three nominated projects by the expert jury
  • Special financial and sponsors’ prizes for the best-nominated projects from different categories
UB event organizers:

Aleksandra Labus

Full Professor

CO-PI, Chair of the Blockchain Laboratory


Marijana Despotović-Zrakić

Full Professor

Co-Chair of the Blockchain Laboratory, Project manager/Senior


Zorica Bogdanović

Full Professor

Project manager/Senior, Senior Researcher


Dušan Barać

Full Professor and the
Vice-dean for digital development

Project manager/Senior, Senior Researcher


Tamara Naumović

Teaching Assistant

Project manager/Junior, Junior Researcher


Petar Lukovac

Teaching Associate

Junior researcher, Developer


Aleksa Miletić

Teaching Associate

Junior researcher, Developer


Milica Simić

Teaching Associate

Algorand Campus Champion, President of the Student Blockchain Club



Faculty Organizational Science
University of Belgrade
Jove Ilića 154, cabinets 304, 303 and 303a.
11000 Belgrade, Serbia

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UF event organizers:

Marko Suvajdzic

Associate Director of Digital Worlds Institute and an Associate Professor, UF

PI, University of Florida (UF), United States



Tom Shrimpton

Professor, UF

CO-PI, University of Florida (UF), United States



Jamie Kraft

Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, UF

CO-I, University of Florida (UF), United States



Tim Difato

Associate Director and an Associate faculty member at Digital Worlds Institute, UF

CO-I, University of Florida (UF), United States



First place


Second place


Third place


More awesome awards will be announced

The mentorship program for the W3 Algorand Hackathon 2023 – W3AH’23 will start on March 31st when the teams will get instructions for their projects. All teams will work with their mentors at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences and/or online during April.

The final presentation of the projects will be held on April 27th at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences. There will be an option for online project presentations if the teams are not able to attend the competition live.

About the blockchain technologies

Algorand is a decentralized, open-source blockchain platform that aims to provide fast and secure transactions for businesses and individuals. It uses a proof-of-stake consensus algorithm called Pure Proof of Stake (PPoS), which allows for fast and efficient block production. Algorand has been recognized for its high levels of security and scalability, making it a popular choice for businesses and organizations looking to integrate blockchain technology into their operations.

Reach is a programming language used to create smart contracts and transactions on the Algorand blockchain. It is designed to be easy to read and write, making it accessible for developers of all skill levels.

PyTeal is a Python library that allows developers to easily write and test smart contracts using the Reach language. PyTeal simplifies the process of deploying and managing smart contracts on the Algorand platform, making it a popular choice for developers working with the Algorand blockchain. PyTeal includes features such as syntax highlighting and error checking, which help developers write high-quality smart contracts.

Algorand support for Reach and PyTeal allows developers to build complex and reliable applications on the Algorand blockchain, increasing the adoption and use of the platform.

Who can attend?

W3AH’23 is open for students of all study levels (undergraduate, graduate, specialist and PhD studies) and high school students, all around the world.

Recommendation for participation in the W3 Algorand Hackathon 2023 – W3AH’23:

  • previous knowledge of blockchain technologies (PyTeal, Reach, Algorand, and other), or
  • previously finished Blockchain Bootcamp 2023 (PyTeal, Reach, Algorand).

Students can apply as a team of 3 to 4 members or as an individual. Students can find the available team members on the BC Lab Discord channel.

If you are interested in participating in Blockchain Bootcamp 2023, fill out the form by 4th March 2023

Sign-up by 20th March 2023, and participate in the W3 Algorand Hackathon 2023 – W3AH’23!

Become a member of the blockchain community and participate in creating a better future!

Have a look at the given timeline and team schedule  for the final day of the hackathon, and also take a look at our sponsors & partners.