It's the first edition of the NYC Blockchain Hack! Get ready for the ultimate event for learning, hacking, & networking with fellow crypto enthusiasts.
Whether you are an old-timer from the Mt Gox era, or an intrigued newbie with interest in Bitcoin, Ethereum or other blockchain projects, NYC Blockchain Hack is the event you don't want to miss. Plus catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner included in your ticket!
You will have fun building stuff (there will be swag too), and if you are a beginner, don't panic! Some of the best technical experts in the NYC blockchain realm will be right there to help you build your project. Come as you are!
Settle in, grab hot coffee and breakfast, and say hello to those around you. It's just about time to get down to the fun.
08:30 Kickoff & orientation
Introduction to the mentors, API sponsors, prizes, and house rules. Let's get this show on the road.
09:15 Form teams & begin hacking
Whether you come alone or with friends, we'll help you find a great group of friendly folks to work with for the day.
Ding ding ding, it's lunch time! Get some food and keep hacking on.
Time's almost up. Grab some grub to get you through those last few hours of hacking.
21:00 Hacking Completed
It's time to close your laptops and pat yourself on the back. You made it, hooray!
21:30 Presentations begin
Sit back, relax, and see what projects your peers were working on. Share your project too!
22:00 Winners announced
Judges have picked their winners. Let's see their favorite projects of the evening.
23:00 Fin + beers
NYC Blockchain Hackathon is finished so now let's enjoy some brews! We are all winners here.
10:00AM Making your first dApp with Metamsak and Truffle
For many types of Dapps (Distributed Apps), Truffle does everything you could want: It compiles your blockchain contracts and injects them into your web app. With Metamask, all your users need to do is install their Chrome plugin, and they will have their own secure blockchain accounts right in their browsers.
12:00 PM Build your own blockchain with Hyperledger
Is the public blockchain not cutting it for you? No worries, you can make your own! This workshop will go into how to get started with creating your own Hyperledger Fabric channel using the Node.js fabric-client SDK. Once you've got a channel, you can invite your trusted peer nodes to join on in.
1:30 PM Inner Workings of the Blockchain.com Wallet
Tori is the product lead for Blockchain.com's mobile wallet. Learn about what makes a crypto wallet tick, and how to quickly architect your own wallet creation.
CAN WE COMPETE WITH AN EXISTING PRODUCT?
No, it all needs to be built from scratch day of, excluding any frameworks.
CAN I COME WITH AN EXISTING TEAM?
Feel free to bring friends but we'd love for you to meet and mingle with new folks too!
WHO OWNS THE IP/COPYRIGHT/PRODUCT?
You, of course. Personally, we are #TeamOpenSource, but it's all up to you.
WHY IS THERE A FEE?
To avoid no-shows. It is well worth it though, as we provide the food, drinks, coffee, mentoring, new friends, swag...
I'M NOT A BLOCKCHAIN DEVELOPER. IS THAT OKAY?
In order to make the most of this hackathon, you should have basic programming knowledge. Ideally, you are familiar with web dev frameworks and have experience creating apps on your own as well.
WHICH BLOCKCHAINS? ONLY BITCOIN?
Any blockchain you want. Not restricted to Bitcoin. We will have mentors to help with several blockchain protocols, including Ethereum. Bring questions!
WHAT ARE THE JUDGING CRITERIA?
This will be explained during the hackathon.
SHOULD I LEARN ANYTHING BEFOREHAND?
You don't have to, but we like your spirit! To make the most of the day, reading the Bitcoin and Ethereum smart contracts developer doc and getting familiar with the basics would help.
CAN I HAVE A REFUND?
No refunds, but feel free to give your ticket to a friend.
I AM A BEGINNER AT THIS BLOCKCHAIN STUFF. AM I WELCOME?
Yes! This is an event to learn. Some people will be talented blockchain developers, some just beginners who are interested in blockchain. That's why it will be amazing ✨
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Your laptop! (We have seen people come empty-handed to hackathons before... yikes!)
NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE :( WHAT CAN I DO?
The venue supports a maximum number of 150 participants, if you want to attend you should get your ticket(s) as soon as registration opens.
I'D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER / SPONSOR / MENTOR. CAN I?
We'd love that! Please send a note to [email protected]
Contact the organizers of NYC Blockchain Hack | Hackathon for Crypto enthusiasts + food, drinks, prizes for information on pricing and tickets