hack to the moon

hot & top blockchain hackathon – soon in Prague
(28-29 September 2019)

For blockchain,
no challenge is big enough

There are a lot of hackathons – but there has never been one like this in Prague. The leading blockchain firms are going to be there and we are bringing the local and foreign blockchain communities together. We will throw problems at you and it will be up to you to overcome them. At the same time, you can network and learn… And perhaps even lay the foundations of a project that will change the crypto world a bit.

And BTW – the event will be followed by the Hackers Congress. ;)

This is who we are And we are expecting you

What will we hack?

The assignment from Binance will be here.

It won’t take long.

The assignment from Oasis Labs will appear here.

But nothing so far.

The assignment from TOP Network will pop up here.

And it will be the tops.

Here the assignment will be from Matic Network.

Patience, young padawan.

Mentors

Extremely experienced mentors will be available to you nonstop.

Teck Chia

Teck Chia

Binance X

Teck Chia leads Binance X, an initiative to foster innovation on the Binance platform and the general ecosystem at large. Before that, he has played the role of an investor, entrepreneur, product manager and software engineer at companies like Facebook and Oracle. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and founded HashTrust.com, a smart contracts platform on Bitcoin. Teck holds a BSc. and MEng. in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Flora Sun

Flora Sun

Director @ Binance X

Flora Sun is a Director at Binance X, a new innovation-focused initiative at Binance. Flora has experiences as a software developer, product manager, entrepreneur, and investor. She has built services used by millions of users and her passion is to make the world a better place via computer science innovations. She is now supporting and enabling blockchain developers to do the same. Flora holds B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Matevž Jekovec

Matevž Jekovec

Software engineer @ Oasis Labs

Matevž Jekovec graduated from computer science at University of Ljubljana and received University award for his diploma thesis titled “Computer-aided melodic analysis”. He was a teaching assistant and a researcher at the University for 7 years focusing on efficient parallel and distributed data structures and algorithms related to indexing and succinctly storing big, unstructured data. From 2018 Matevž is a backend developer at Oasis Labs inc. While his daily tasks are mostly storage and efficiency related, he is also using the Oasis platform as a dapp developer.

Taylor Wei

Taylor Wei

VP & Co-founder @ TOP Network

Taylor joined WebEx in 2001 and served as one of the key developers of WebEx Mobile. Taylor co-founded Dingtone in 2012 and served as VP of Platform. Taylor is a senior network communication architect and cryptography expert. He designed the security architecture of CoverMe, an end-to-end encrypted messaging app, long before Telegram and WhatsApp implemented end-to-end message encryption.

Noah Wang

Noah Wang

CMO, CFO & Co-founder @ TOP Network

Noah has extensive experiences in investment, accounting and auditing. Noah served as the U.S. West Coast Regional Head at Starr Strategic Holdings, the founding shareholder of AIG, overseeing investment management and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Before Starr, Noah worked for PwC and ICBC. He is a charter member of HYSTA and the Alumni Relations Chair of Young Executive Board at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. Noah received an MBA degree from Yale University. He is a CFA charterholder, a CPA and a Mensa International member.

Sandeep Nailwal

Sandeep Nailwal

Co-founder & COO @ Matic Network

Sandeep is an ex-CTO of Welspun. He headed to blockchain services working with various clients to design & implement their decentralized app architectures. He is responsible for onboarding decentralised applications on Matic Network to achieve scalability and faster transactions, fueling user adoption for Matic Network and its based Dapps and designing product/network strategy for long term network velocity.

Jenny Fang

Jenny Fang

Community Lead @ TOP Network

Jenny joined TOP team in August, 2018. Jenny is a professional marketing operator with extensive experience on community and mobile applications. Jenny is currently responsible for TOP’s community, including but not limited to global SNS channels, offline activities and developer community. etc.

Siddhartha Jain

Siddhartha Jain

Head of Ecosystem growth @ Matic Network

Siddharth was previously Project Manager at EXL and Data Analyst at Mu-Sigma. Now he is responsible for ecosystem growth at Matic Network. He is one of the main reasons Matic’s IEO on Binance Launchpad has been a huge success in crypto market.

What will you fight for? EUR 12k+ in total.

Four partners, four hacks, four prizes for the winners.

We will provide the details as soon as possible – it will be worth it.

FAQ

What are the terms and conditions of the competition?

We tried to make them as simple as possible.

In brief:
– Participants must be at least 18 years old and have enthusiasm for blockchain.
– The competition will take place in teams of max. four people; individuals and whole teams can register.
– Individuals will have the option of forming teams at the venue or competing alone.
– Individuals and teams will register to work on a particular topic – there will be four topics (each assigned by one partner) and each partner will select one winner in its respective category.
– There will be four winners.
– Everything that is created at the event will be published as open-source.

By registering in the hackathon, you automatically agree with the terms and conditions.
You can find the full terms and conditions HERE. (When we upload them here.)

For whom are we doing this?

For hackers. For blockchain enthusiasts, whether advanced or beginners, who want to get high-quality mentoring, push their skills forward and get more involved in the community and discover its possibilities.

How will it happen?

We will post the topics at the beginning of September, so there will be time to prepare.
With a little luck, we will have the online kick-off in September.
We will then see you at the venue on Saturday morning. We will again present the topics, etc., go over a few organisational matters, put the teams together and get started.
We will hack through the night and finish up on Sunday evening.
Overnight accommodation and food will be available free of charge at the venue, as will energy.

What kind of technologies will we work with?

We will provide details when we publish the individual topics.

Is it a problem if I don’t have my own team?

Nope. An introductory presentation of the participants and their ideas will be given at the start of the event. As an individual, you can then join any already existing team or form your own team with other individuals. The maximum number of brains per team is four.

How to register?

We will launch registration when we publish the topics on this website at the end of August.

How will it be with staying overnight?

You really want to sleep?
Well, OK – help yourself at the venue.
There will be a quiet zone available together with some blankets, but ideally bring your own sleeping bag.

Have we left anything out?

Send us your questions

Agenda

The stated times are indicative. The faster we blow through the organisational stuff, the more time we’ll have for the hackathon.

Saturday

09:00 – 09:30Registration & breakfast
09:30 – 10:00What it’s all about
10:00 – 10:15Formation of teams
& checking that everyone knows what to do and how to do it
10:15 – 11:15Detailed inspection of assignments
11:15 – 13:00Hacking
13:00 – 13:30Lunch break
13:30 – 17:00Hacking
17:00 – 17:15Coffee break
17:15 – 20:00Hacking
20:00 – 20:30Dinner break
20:30 – 00:00Hacking

Sunday

00:00 – 00:15Midnight snack break
08:00 – 08:30Breakfast break
08:30 – 09:00Morning stretch
09:00 – 10:30Hacking
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00Hacking
13:00 – 14:00Lunch break
14:00 – 17:00Hacking
17:00 – 17:30Coffee break
17:30 – 20:00Hacking
20:00 – 22:00Presentations &
Announcement of the winners

Our venue

Paralelní Polis
Institute of Cryptoanarchy

Dělnická 475/43
Praha 7 - Holešovice

Paralelní Polis was established five years ago as one of the Ztohoven group’s art projects.
It is based on the ideas of freedom, independence, an innovative approach, decentralisation and development of society, and it is completely state-free. Its activities bring together science, art and new technologies. It experiments with cryptocurrencies and bitcoin economics, self-sufficiency and open-source technologies.

Through its activities, it strives to contribute to critical discussion of current topics and the problems of modern society. It is home to Bitcoin Coffee, the world's first bitcoin café, the Paper Hub coworking space, the Institute of Cryptoanarchy multipurpose facility and other original projects.

At Paralelní Polis, you will find an extensive programme that includes hackathons, courses and lectures, 3D printing workshops, drone flying, cryptocurrencies and internet and computer security.

registration?
coming soon

There will be a registration form here at the end of August.
For now, this leads nowhere.

Anything else you want to know?

We accept questions by e-mail.