September 7 - October 7, 2017
Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition To Hold Virtual Hackathon
Pricing: See Event Details
From the website:
NEW YORK, NY; July 26, 2017 - The Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC) will host a month-long virtual hackathon from September 7th, 2017 through October 7th, 2017.
During the hackathon, members of the BSIC will provide guidance and contextual support to participating teams, whose aim will be to build proof-of-concept solutions in the following four categories:
- Financial Inclusion
- Supply Chain
- Identity & Vulnerable Populations
- Energy & Environment
The event will give developers a unique opportunity to test their skills in blockchain, and to tap into BSIC members’ expert knowledge and contextual support so that participating teams can fully understand the real world problems they are working to solve. Participants will also gain access to a range of technical, humanitarian, and business mentors to help with all aspects of their projects. Localized events are planned, too, so that the teams can collaborate on projects with mentors and BSIC members in person.
A post-hackathon conference will be held where teams will pitch their proof-of-concepts to partner organizations and potential investors in an effort to get funding that will enable them to further develop their solutions. The BSIC is implementing this model in the hopes of shifting economic and social paradigms through blockchain technology.
“The BSIC hackathon is designed to bring together designers, developers, impact experts, entrepreneurs, and creative technologists to address a wide range of social issues. The coalition wants to encourage more people from a variety of backgrounds to enter the blockchain space, to create a diverse and creative environment.” - Vanessa Grellet, Executive Director, Enterprise and Social Impact
More details about the hackathon and conference, as well as about sponsorship, in-person events, and the prize pool are set to be released later this summer.
About Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition
Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC), an initiative of ConsenSys incubates, develops, and implements confederated blockchain products and solutions that can address social and environmental challenges across the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
ConsenSys is a venture production studio and custom software development consultancy building decentralized applications (DApps), enterprise solutions and developer tools for blockchain ecosystems, focused primarily on Ethereum. Powered by smart contracts and secured through encryption, our applications provide the benefits of transparency, auditability, and immutability that are unique to blockchain-based solutions. For more information please go to https://consensys.net/.