Melonport is hosting a hackathon and we would like to invite our fellow members of the blockchain community to join us as we build the future system for asset management together! We would like to invite anyone within the community who is interested in using The Melon Protocol for future business cases to come and experiment with us, learn from us, and contribute! Together, let’s reinvent the world of finance!
A hackathon is a competition-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development divide up in small groups to develop a product. The participants of the hackathon get together for a 48 hour session to compete in building the best application. The winners of the hackathon are rewarded with crypto currencies.
Participating in a hackathon is exciting. But what is more exciting are the outcomes. The best project wins CHF 25 000 worth in MLN tokens, there are 8 more winning groups who receive CHF 2 500 in MLN tokens – each. The hackathon provides you with the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge on real life applications to solve some of the problems the contemporary finance industry is facing. We will be hiring the best and brightest of you to continue working with us at the forefront of technological innovation in the finance industry.
Photo ID, laptop, cell phone, chargers, sleeping bag, toiletries
No, you don’t. In fact, we would prefer if you come with a (metaphorical) blank piece of paper to ensure that everyone has the same starting point. You can come with pre-determined teams but there are plenty of nice and smart individuals around you with whom you can form new teams to tackle a problem that interests you.
In our experience, the formation of teams usually happens quite naturally. We have an opening ceremony on the first day with presentations from industry leaders in the blockchain space, followed by dinner and drinks, which is a perfect opportunity to get to know people to form teams with. We will have a forum/chat available prior to the hackathon where the participants can get to know each other and ask questions.
There are three main goals:
Anyone with a sound understanding and some practical experience in computer science. We welcome people with different skill sets and have no preference in the programming language you use.
Participants may register to the event up until 1 May 2018.
If you have any other questions which are not addressed here, feel free to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we are happy to answer them.