The Web Development Writing Contest by IONOS: Winners Announced!

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Welcome to results announcement of the Web Development Writing Contest by IONOS and HackerNoon. First, a brief overview of the contest. We published 249 stories during the contest, generating hundreds and thousands of reads and almost 71 days of reading time! This is a win for IONOS, HackerNoon, and our web development community.


The Web Development Writing Contest Winners

As we know, the contest had 3 rounds. Every month, we announced the finalists for each round and asked our community to comment which stories they liked the best. Our editors read your comments and voted for the best stories. Here are the finalists and winners for each round:

The Web Development Writing Contest, Round 1

Here’s the list of top 10 finalists:

  1. VS Code Extensions Every Developer Should Know by @cjson

  2. Understanding the Javascript Event Loop (Everything You Need to Know) by @sojinsamuel

  3. A Deep Dive Into the JavaScript Some() Method by @iggy

  4. Flix-Finder: Building a Movie Recommendation App With Django and BrightData [Part 1/3] by @infinity

  5. Advanced React Router V6 Techniques: Going Beyond the Basics by @sojinsamuel

  6. Top 6 Code Playgrounds That Every Web Developer Should Check Out by @sriparno08

  7. Over 40, With No Technical Background, This is How I Learned HTML and CSS in 3 Days by @codingjourneyfromunemployment

  8. JavaScript: Enable Parallelism for Private File Uploading by @artyms

  9. JavaScript: A Complex Love Story - A Dissection and Probable Resolution by @zhukmax

  10. A Nullish Coalescing (in JS) Tutorial for Normal People by @rahull

And the winners of the first round are:

Congratulations@codingjourneyfromunemployment and @zhukmax! You have won $1000!

The Web Development Writing Contest, Round 2

The top 10 finalists from round 2 are:

  1. Mastering JavaScript Shorthands by @leandronnz

  2. Unleashing the Power of TypeScript: Improving Standard Library Types by @nodge

  3. Build a Document Analyzer with ChatGPT, Google Cloud, and Python by @shanglun

  4. Over 40, With no Technical Background, This is How I Learned a Frontend Framework in 2 Weeks by @codingjourneyfromunemployment

  5. Understanding React's useEffect Hook: A Deep Dive by @lastcallofsummer

  6. Over 40, With No Technical Background, This Is How I Learned Javascript in 2 Weeks by @codingjourneyfromunemployment

  7. Is AI Eavesdropping on You?: Defend Your Passwords From AI Keystroke Pattern Detection by @induction

  8. Is Migrating From Java 11 to Java 17 Worth It? by @sergeidzeboev

  9. How to Create a Blackjack Game With Alpine.js and the Deck of Cards API by @raymondcamden

  10. Boosting Website Performance: Leveraging Webpack for File Compression and Optimization by @fed4wet

The top two stories, winning $1000 each, are:

Well deserved, @shanglun and @raymondcamden. Cheers!

The Web Development Writing Contest, Round 3

Let’s recall the top 10 stories first:

  1. Tailwindcss? I'll Pass by @sipping.
  2. Next.Js 13 Parallel Routes: A Comprehensive Guide by @leandronnz.
  3. Making TypeScript Truly "Strongly Typed" by @nodge.
  4. How I developed a Travel AI app with ChatGPT as a Product Manager and Non-programmer by @dinpd.
  5. A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Simple Next.js 13 Blog by @leandronnz.
  6. Using OpenAI's Whisper and GPT-3 API to Build and Deploy a Transcriber App – Part 1by @juanfrank77.
  7. Next.js and SignalR: Effortless Socket Integration and Troubleshooting by @chilledcowfan.
  8. File-Based Routing in Node.js: A Brief Guide by @dsitdikov.
  9. The Complete Guide to Deploying NestJS Application on Render by @chiamakaojiyi.
  10. Turbocharge Your Heavy-Duty Web App: Speed Hacks for Lightning-Fast Cloud Computation by @induction.

Here are the top-voted stories from round 3 are:

Yayyy, @sipping and @dinpd! Both of you have won $1000 each.

Once again, congratulations to all the winners! We will contact y’all via email to share the next steps. Visit to learn more about running and upcoming contests.

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The HackerNoon writing contests primarily aim to celebrate quality content and recruit educational stories for our community. We congratulate all the finalists. However, the Editorial team can ban a writer and/or disqualify a story if we find any misconduct like plagiarism, copyright infringement, or disinformation.

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