Exciting times lie ahead as we draw closer to Montreal’s first ever Blockchain focused hackathon, BlockHacksMTL, which will take place over a 24-hour period on March 23 and 24, 2018. The event has already received numerous applications from individuals located across the globe, yet spots are limited so be quick to sign up.
The hackathon will be open to entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, designers and developers who are invited to envision and build prototypes across blockchain platform, generously sponsored by MLG Blockchain in association with TRON and BlockMason.
Whether you are a competitive developer or startup founder, this hackathon is an ideal platform for you to interact with the blockchain industry professionals and unlock your potential to ideate, invent and develop.
BlockHacksMTL is intended to be the largest crypto meetup group in Montreal. The event welcomes all people, communities, or organizations to join or speak as long as the concept of blockchain remains in the spotlight.
So tell me about BlockHacks
The main theme of the hackathon revolves around, but is not exclusively limited to, Blockchain. The organizers hope to see several projects utilize talent and crypto-based technologies to solve relevant issues. As an example, click here to read about ideas that BlockHacksMTL has been working on.
BlockHacks will have several high-profile guests from the Blockchain community participating as mentors and judges for the different projects.
All attendees will have the opportunity to join Stu Peters and Priom Chowdhury for a walk-through of a sample project from beginning to end, followed by a code review with senior developers.
During the workshop, Peters & Chowdhury will start with an overview on the EVM with a focus on Parity. They will then explore Solidity, write a smart contract, deploy and interact with it. Development tools specific to Ethereum will be discussed and used throughout the workshop.
As entrepreneurs, this time-bounded collaborative event enables you to uniquely position your skills in a competitive and growing industry. The Hackathon provides exciting opportunities for you to develop and strengthen your skill set, whilst connecting you with key members of the blockchain community.
The hackathon will be hosted at Maison Notman House, Montréal, QC H2X 1X2, Canada. View Map.
At the end of the hackathon all teams will be able to present their progress. On completion of the event, there is an awards dinner to name the competition winners.
Prizes will be awarded in the form of:
- 5K in ETH
- 3K in BTC
- 2K in LRC Tokens
|06:00PM – 06:30PM||Team Registration|
|06:30PM ||Problem Statement Released|
|06:30PM ||Submission Deadlines|
|7:00PM – 9:00PM||Presentations and Judging|
|9:30PM – 10:30 PM||Drinks and Networking|
*-Ticket Price includes Dinner on the night of the 23rd, Breakfast Lunch and Dinner + Drinks on 24th.
Selecting the winning projects
Winning teams will be judged on concept originality, feasibility, level of development and appropriate use in the realm of blockchain. The best entries will be chosen by the esteemed jury for further honing and winners will be awarded with exciting prizes!
The potential is also there to take the concept to live prototype with the event’s sponsors.
Selecting the winning projects was not a task that the organizers take lightly. They want to set the bar high and encourage people to take on ambitious projects which use blockchain technology to solve pressing problems.
That’s why the organizers reached out to the leading figures in the blockchain community to ask for their advice and support. They were incredibly lucky to have several of these experts agree to come on board and volunteer their time to evaluate submissions.
Introducing the all star judging panel….
Judge # 1: Laurent Féral-Pierssens
A business leader specializing in emerging technologies. He has been focusing on the blockchain industry and crypto-economy since 2016, when he took on the leadership for KPMG Canada’s Emerging Technologies practice.
Judge # 3: Ethan Wilding
Co-founder of L4 Ventures, co-founder of Ledger Labs, and a founding team member of Ethereum. He has a doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Waterloo.
Judge # 3: Isaac Souweine
A Partner at Real Ventures where he focuses on early stage investments into Montreal based companies. He is also General Manager of FounderFuel, Real’s accelerator program.
Judge # 4 : Sam Kawthrani
Sam is the Co-Founder and CEO of Corl, the world’s first revenue-sharing and equity token designed to support and participate in the growth of emerging companies.
Judge # 5: Manu Varghese
Manu has an extensive blockchain industry experience as an advisor and architect for leading industry stakeholders including enterprise customers, blockchain development teams and solution providers, regulatory and industry bodies and investors.
Judge # 6: Scott Moore
Scott serves on the investment committee of Astronaut Capital, a Singapore based blockchain investment firm; as an advisor to the C-Lab blockchain incubator program at York University; and as a selective consultant for several blockchain projects.
Judge # 7: Aidan Hyman
Aidan Hyman is the co-Founder and CEO at ChainSafe Systems.
More information about these judges were released by BlockHacks this week on the event’s Facebook page.
Interested? Join and become a valued token!