Come build new product and tinker with some of the latest and greatest blockchain infrastructure. Apply to join us in Times Square.
Last year’s Consensus hackathon featured 75+ participants working on solutions in financial infrastructure and financial inclusion. This year we’re seeking fresh and interesting ways to use blockchain technology to solve problems in several new end markets.
We're looking for top blockchain developer talent to join us for a weekend of hacking and hustling. Come build new products and tinker with some of the latest and greatest blockchain infrastructure. Apply to join us in Times Square, and earn the chance to walk away with cash prizes, new contacts, and the respect and admiration of our awesome sponsors and mentors — who you will inevitably wow with your project.
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ConsenSys/BlockApps/MSFT Challenge Mentors:
ConsenSys/Truffle Challenge Mentors:
Anya Derbakova, Software Engineer, Blockchain
Sheehan Anderson, Software Developer, Blockchain
Dale Avery, Software Engineer, Blockchain
Wolfgang Kulhanek, Cloud Architect
Remko De Knikker, Cloud Technology Evangelist
Nitin Gaur, Director, Blockchain Labs
Sean Barclay, Creative Director and Offering Management, Blockchain
Participants must be 18 years of age or older, to qualify to win.
Team size is 1 - 4 participants.
Signup to rehearse on Saturday.
Rehearse on Sunday morning.
Submit project and team to Devpost by 1 pm Sunday at the latest.
How to enter
Hackathon participants will form teams on the first day to tackle briefs that we will develop in partnership with our sponsors. More details will follow, but these briefs will be broadly focused on the agenda themes at Consensus 2016 of identifying real and useful applications for blockchain technology.
The hackathon will take place the weekend prior to the main Consensus 2016 sessions. Winning teams will receive comped registration passes, and all participants will receive the option to purchase discounted passes.
Principal at Deloitte
Chief Technology Officer at IBM
Chief Strategy Officer at ConsenSys
Co-Founder at ConsenSys Enterprise
Chief Executive Officer at Tierion
Head of Blockchain Innovation Lab at Allianz
Senior Vice President at Fidelity Labs
Co-founder at Blockstack Labs
Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Azure
Deloitte: App with highest potential for commercialization
Prize: 1/2 session with Deloitte’s iLab and global innovation group, followed by dinner with Deloitte blockchain leaders & executives. Includes roundtrip airfare (with max value of $500 each) & one night stay in Atlanta for each team member.
Best app using the MSFT Visual Studio Block Azure Stack
Best app using Truffle Stack
IBM Most innovative use of IBM Blockchain Services
Prize: Each team member will receive GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera, recognition on ibm.com/blockchain for 30 days and a half-day IBM Garage Session with IBM Blockchain architects. An additional team will receive GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera.
Consensus2016 Grand Prize
Prize: $5,000. Runner-up $1,000. Criteria includes: Unique idea, market readiness, tech complexity & presentation.