Building Blocks Hackathon
April 30 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 1 9:00am - 5:00pm
Microsoft Technology Center: 11 Times Square NY, NY 10036
About the Hackathon
Today's most exciting use cases for blockchain technology extend far beyond payments and digital currency. New protocols that offer much more robust programming capabilities than bitcoin have ushered in the era of the "smart contract," and expectations are sky-high for what that could mean in industries ranging from capital markets trading, digital rights management, new peer-to-peer insurance models, and the internet of things.
The Building Blocks Hackathon at Consensus convened many of the world's top blockchain developers vying to build the next killer smart contract app. Participants could build on top of any blockchain protocol: bitcoin, ethereum, hyperledger or otherwise. And through various sponsor challenges, they were encouraged to leverage the software and support made available by our world-class mentors in order to deliver these solutions.
Sponsor Office Hours
Welcome, House Keeping, Grand Prize Challenge
Sponsor Prize Challenges & Mentor Introductions
Participants Pitch Ideas, Request Team Members / Skill Sets
1 minute each.
Sponsor Breakout Sessions Begin
Rehearsal Sign Up On Doodle
Teams must rehearse Sunday morning in order to present.
Doors Open & Breakfast
Sponsor Office Hours
Hackathon Ends / Submissions Due On devpost.com
Presentation Order Posted
Show what you built over the weekend (maximum 2 slides).
Judges Weigh In
Winners Announced & Prizes Awarded
Giant Selfie Group Photo
Co-Founder, Blockstack Labs
Distinguished Engineer, Blockchain, IBM
Senior Vice President, Fidelity Labs
Head of Blockchain Innovation Lab, Allianz
Thanks to our sponsors!
Interested in sponsorship or exhibition opportunities for 2017? Contact email@example.com
Challenge: Best app using the MSFT Visual Studio Block Azure Stack
Mentors: John Crain, Kristoffer Jossefson, Victor Wong
Prize: BlockApps will send you 100 Ether via the Ethereum blockchain
Winners: DAO Community Relief Fund, MicroSaas, UnionD
Challenge: Best app using Truffle Stack
Mentors: Joseph Chow, Karl Floersch, Jesse Grushack
Prize: Raspberry Pi2 Kit & 4 Truffle T-Shirts
Winner: Proof of Phone
Challenge: 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 and executives. Includes roundtrip airfare (with max value of $500 each) & one night stay in Atlanta for each team member.
Winner: DAO Community Relief Fund, FleetChain, Infinity
Challenge: We are challenging people to use our system live.ether.camp blockchain explorer and Ethereum Studio development system to deploy a hackathon product.
Mentors: Roman Mandeleil, Anton Nashatirev
Prize: 200 Eth for create by Ethereum Studio project and live network deployed.
Challenge: Most innovative use of IBM Blockchain Services
Mentors: Sheehan Anderson, Dale Avery, Sean Barclay, Anya Derbakova, Nitin Gaur, Remko De Knikker, Wolfgang Kulhanek
Prize: Each team member will receive GoPro HERO4 Silver Camera (up to five per team), 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 (up to five per team).
Winner: Black Ops Messaging