The tea x pkgx Hackathon: Revolutionizing Smart Contract Code Review and Auditing

The tea x pkgx Hackathon: Revolutionizing Smart Contract Code Review and Auditing

With the tea protocol’s ITN fast approaching, the tea Association is partnering with pkgx, the blazingly fast package runner supported by the tea Protocol, for the tea x pkgx hackathon, set to kick off on the 22nd of January 2024. This exciting event brings together developers, AI enthusiasts, and machine learning experts to create a groundbreaking smart contract code review and auditing tool. Not only does this hackathon offer an opportunity to showcase your skills, but it also presents a chance to win a share of the impressive $5000 prize pool, with $2500 going to the first-place winner, $1500 to the second-place winner, and $1000 to the third-place winner.

Revolutionizing Code Review and Auditing with AI and Machine Learning

One of the most critical aspects of smart contract development is ensuring the code's security and reliability. With the rapid growth of blockchain technology, the need for efficient code review and auditing tools has become increasingly crucial. This hackathon provides a platform for participants to explore the potential of AI and machine learning in revolutionizing this process.

By leveraging AI and machine learning algorithms, participants will have the opportunity to develop a CLI tool that can automatically review and audit smart contract codes. This tool will analyze the code for vulnerabilities, potential security breaches, and inefficiencies, thereby streamlining the code review and auditing process. Such a tool has the potential to save developers countless hours of manual review and significantly enhance the security and reliability of smart contracts.

The $5000 Prize Pool: A Reward for Innovation and Excellence

The tea x pkgx hackathon not only offers a platform for participants to showcase their skills but also provides an exciting incentive to push the boundaries of innovation. The $5000 prize pool is a testament to our commitment to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the field of smart contract development and AI.

The first-place winner will receive a substantial cash prize of $2500 and an AMA session with Max Howell (CEO of pkgx, a core contributor to the tea Protocol), acknowledging their outstanding contribution to the development of a cutting-edge smart contract code review and auditing CLI tool. The second-place winner will be awarded $1500, while the third-place winner will receive $1000. These prizes not only serve as a motivation for participants but also act as a catalyst for further advancements in the field, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

Judging Criteria

  1. Innovation and Use of AI/ML: How effectively does the tool utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze and assess code quality and security?
  2. Accuracy and Precision: How accurate is the tool in identifying code issues and vulnerabilities? What is the precision of its suggestions?
  3. Usability: How user-friendly is the command-line interface tool, and how seamlessly does it integrate into existing development workflows (e.g. hardhat, parasol, etc)? Please note that performance is also a usability concern.
  4. Customization and Extensibility: Can users customize the tool to meet their specific smart contract requirements? How easily can the tool be extended or integrated with other tools?
  5. Documentation: Clear and comprehensive documentation showcasing the tool's features, usage, and integration.

Submission Requirements and Rules

Submission Requirements:

  1. Source Code: Participants are required to submit the source code of their CLI tool on a version control platform (e.g., GitHub) with an open-source license.
  2. Documentation: A comprehensive README file should be included, providing detailed explanations of the tool's functionality, usage, and integration.
  3. Demo Video: A brief demo video (5-10 minutes) showcasing the CLI tool in action is necessary.
  4. If necessary, please provide testing API keys.


  1. Participants can work individually or in teams of up to three members.
  2. All submissions must be original works created during the hackathon.
  3. The use of open-source libraries, frameworks, and pre-trained models is allowed and encouraged.
  4. Plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.
  5. Submissions must be in English or have English translations.

Resources and Support:

  • Participants can get support via tea’s or pkgx’s official discord servers.
  • Regular check-ins and progress updates will be facilitated to provide guidance and ensure participants are on the right track.


This hackathon aims to drive innovation in the realm of smart contract code quality and security. We challenge participants to explore the possibilities of AI and machine learning to enhance the smart contract review and auditing process. The best submission will be packaged and added to the pkgx pantry, as well as promoted by tea. Good luck to all participants, and may the most innovative CLI tool win!

To apply for the hackathon, click here.

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