3 days ago

Making a great submission video

We know as devs your expertise lies behind the scenes - so keep building! - however, the submission video needs time too! It's often the first thing that judges and voters review.

Your video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear display of your project and talent in a video:


  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain how your Twitch Extension solves a pain point or improves an experience for viewers or broadcasters. Within 60 seconds, viewers tend to lose interest, so use this time wisely to keep them engaged!
  • Show,…

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5 days ago

Schedule a help session with a Twitch developer (first come, first serve)

The developers at Twitch know that building extensions can be tough so they’re offering 15 minute, one-on-one support sessions to help address your technical questions.

The sessions will be every Tuesday and Thursday from Jan. 22nd - Feb. 26th during these times:

  • Tuesdays: 1-2pm EST / 10-11am PST
  • Thursdays: 6-7pm EST / 3-4pm PST
Schedule now before they fill up HERE.

Notes: these will be held using Google Hangouts and must be booked at least 24 hours prior to the start time.


8 days ago

You’re Halfway There - Keep Going!

Hackathon Halfway Point


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.

16 days ago

Best Practices for your Twitch Extension

When building an Extension, you need to think about two customers: both the creator who will leverage your Extension on their channel and the viewer who will ultimately engage with your Extension. Below are some UI/UX best practices from a blog post by Cheri Saito, Product marketing at Twitch:


Optimizing Extension design for viewers

  1. Be aware of the Twitch UI. Think through how your Extension will display in different video player modes. For example, theater and full screen mode have a header with stream info on the top of the video player, while standard mode does not.
  2. Provide…

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about 1 month ago

Join Slack and connect with the Dev Community

Whether or not you have starting building your Twitch Extension, the Twitch AWS Extensions Challenge Slack Workspace is the perfect place to connect with other developers!

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use the Slack Workspace to ask the Devpost and Twitch teams questions!

Looking for a team?  The #teams channel can help you connect with other developers who are potential teammates.  (You can also search the challenge Participants Page to message other participants)

Happy Building!


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about 1 month ago

Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday

Did you know?

There are plenty of examples, code samples and projects on GitHub for the Twitch API and Twitch Integrations!

Click here to check them out and get started!


If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.

about 2 months ago

Quick-start guide

Welcome to the Twitch AWS Extensions Challenge!

It’s time to get started! Once you have officially registered (if you haven’t done so already) we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition. Submissions are due February 26, 2019, at 5pm ET.

  1. Sign up for a free Twitch Developer account. If you don’t have a Twitch developer account yet, sign up for one (it’s free!). While you’re there, find examples and get started with the Twitch Extensions sandbox, Developer Rig and more.
  2. Review the rules. Thoroughly read the competition rules to ensure your submission complies. Make sure you have integrated…

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