Make the World Ready for Tomorrow
For the first of two Blockhack Toronto Hackathons this 2019 we are partnering with George Brown and the Toronto Blockchain Week, with 6 new challenges and $ 11,000 CAD in prizes.
BlockHack is a Blockchain hackathon, but we have tried to navigate through some of the pitfalls that litter the Blockchain space. First and foremost, the Blockchain developer community is spread far and wide – not just geographically but also intellectually. There is a huge developer base, but perhaps not a lot of Blockchain collaboration. Second, and it reflects the first hurdle, there are many Blockchain technologies, sometimes competing with each other, which makes Blockchain hackathons very difficult. And the one question which demands to answer and which can polarise: which Blockchain technology do you focus on?
Edward Buchi, the co-founder of BitcoinBay, puts it very simply, “BlockHack is platform agnostic”. Rather than adhere to solving a singular problem from a technical point of view, it is much more inclusive of specializations and approaches. “It’s something that reflects in our mentors and our audience. We have a lot of people coming in from the student community and Fintech professionals who are curious about the field. Rather than hear this is right or this is wrong because you can’t say that right now about any one particular technology, they want a bigger overview into what is out there”.
Blockchain technologies will have an impact, not on the behind-the-scenes computer science: it is going to change how we do business and remodel the concept of a business relationship. And that’s what Bitcoin Bay is helping achieve. Blockhack is already one of the biggest hackathons in downtown Toronto, and the community is continuing to grow rapidly.
Friday, April 26 2019
6:30 PM: Registration Opens / Networking
7:30 PM: Pitching Team Matching
8:00 PM: Open remarks from Host Bitcoin Bay
8:30 PM: Pre-Hack Dinner
9:00 PM: Hacking Begins!
Saturday, April 27 2019
All Day Hacking.
Workshops throughout the Hackathon.
Sunday, April 28 2019
9:00 AM: Breakfast
11:45 AM: HACKING ENDS, push all submissions to Blockhack Spring 2019 Devpost
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: LUNCH
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Teams Presentations
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Closing Session
2:30 -3:00 PM: Award & Closing Ceremonies
You must be registered for this hackathon and accepted through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockhack-toronto-blockchain-week-2019-edition-tickets-59330549270.
By Sunday morning your hard work would have paid off and you are soon to make your submission to Devpost. Don't worry this part is easy.
Before 11:45 AM all you need to be submitted are all the repo links, design assets and slideshows you've prepared. Be sure all to list all your teammates and give your team/product a cool name too! When you are done, take a break for lunch.
Presentations then begin at 1:00 PM at the 202 Hacker Area.
Here are a few tips for the presentation.
- You'll need a laptop with enough battery power for your pitch and either an HDMI port/adaptor
- Introduce your Team/Product name and what challenge(s) you are going after
- Depending on the number of teams present pitch times can range between 5-10 mins be sure to cover your main points and your demo as efficiently as possible. You'll then have 2 mins for Q&A
How to enter
Register before Hackathon at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockhack-toronto-blockchain-week-2019-edition-tickets-59330549270.
Please push your hackathon submissions onto this Devpost page to qualify for presentation period and be eligible for prizes.
George Brown College
Block X Labs
More to be added
Judging will happen on Sunday