# Calling IPFS Builders
Jupiter is a virtual hackathon lasting from late August to October focused on solutions building on IPFS or decentralized storage services that use IPFS. Technical support for Jupiter Hackathon is being provided by Alibaba Cloud (opens new window), the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group. The hackathon kicks off today, August 25th, and will run through October.
There will be a couple of informative workshops and an AMA held as part of the hackathon, on September 7th and 22nd. Applications will be accepted (opens new window) until September 30th. Judging of the projects will take place on October 14th and will be based on equally-weighted categories: Design, Novelty/Originality, Technical Complexity, Daily/Mass Usability, and Creativity/Fun.
On October 23rd, the Jupiter Hackathon will culminate in an offline demo day and reward ceremony in Shanghai, where $19,000 in prizes will be split among five winners for the best projects!
# Asia Hackathon Season
Jupiter Hackathon is also part of Asia Hackathon Season 2021 (opens new window), a multi-month hackathon series that aims to identify, accelerate, and highlight the incredible development work being done in Asia with Web3 technologies. About $500,000 in prizes and grants will be rewarded to teams, startups, projects, and entrepreneurs taking part in Asia Hackathon Season.