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Reinvent

Finance

May 17 (Thursday) – May 19 (Saturday) 2018

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Campus Zug - Rotkreuz, Suurstoffi 41, CH - 6343 Rotkreuz ZG

Partners
About

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!

Categories & Prizes
The overall winner of the hackathon receives the grand prize of CHF 25 000 (paid in Melon)
Compliance Integrations
KYC/AML
CHF 2 500 (Paid in MLN)
Legal
CHF 2 500 (Paid in MLN)
Front-End and Design
UX/UI
CHF 2 500 (Paid in MLN)
Domainchain/Melonchain
Consensus Algorithms
CHF 2 500 (Paid in MLN)
Client-design
CHF 2 500 (Paid in MLN)
Asset Managers
Trading Bot
CHF 2 500 (Paid in MLN)
Risk Management
CHF 2 500 (Paid in MLN)
Freestyle
Choose your own topic*
CHF 2 500 (Paid in MLN)
*Topics need to be submitted to team@melonport.com by May 10th 2018 for consideration.
Everyone who participates will receive a participation prize regardless of performance
FAQ
What is a hackathon?

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.

What is in it for me?

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.

What to bring?

Photo ID, laptop, cell phone, chargers, sleeping bag, toiletries

Do I need to have an idea or team?

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.

How do I form or join a team?

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.

What is the goal of the hackathon?

There are three main goals:

  1. Helping newcomers to the blockchain space to get some real-life exposure + strengthen the community of developers
  2. Development of modules for the Melon protocol
  3. Development of industry specific programs that help to integrate blockchain into the traditional IT infrastucture
Who can attend?

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.

Deadline to register

Participants may register to the event up until 1 May 2018.

Other questions

If you have any other questions which are not addressed here, feel free to send us an email to team@melonport.com, we are happy to answer them.

Rules
  1. The intellectual property of the work is owned by the individual who produces it
  2. The Github repositories of the Melon project are open source projects under GPLv3, i.e. derivative work of the protocol is distributed under the same license terms
  3. When registering for the hackathon, the participant confirms that he/she is the sole author and copyright owner of the submitted code and that the submission is an original piece of work of the participant, If the submission is based on an existing application, it is the participant’s responsibility to provide proof that he/she has obtained the necessary rights to use that particular code and that the submission does not infringe upon any copyright or upon any other third party rights of which the participant is aware
  4. The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any participant if it violates third party rights or law or regulation at their sole discretion
  5. Melonport + partners provide a choice of 5 – 10 topics from which the participants can chose from
  6. Participants will be working in groups of up to a maximum of 5 people. Individual participation is also permitted, though we recommend a group size of 2 – 4
  7. During the hackathon, a group of advisors will be available for assistance to the participants
  8. All code has to be written during the hackathon. We do not permit the use of code written prior to the event. Teams can, however, re-use ideas they had before the event
  9. Teams can use libraries, frameworks, or open-source code in their projects. Working on a project before the event and open-sourcing it for the sole purpose of using the code during the event is against the spirit of the rules and is not allowed
  10. Adding new features to existing projects is allowed. Judges will only consider new functionality introduced or new features added during the hackathon in determining the winners
  11. Teams must finish their projects by 16:00 on Saturday. However, teams are allowed to debug and make small fixes to their programs after the time is upn