Factom Blockchain Hackathon
This event will bring the world of data and blockchain together in order to create killer apps against paper. The Factom network is full of data – come and build exciting applications that will leverage the power of blockchain technology. You will be joined with blockchain experts and beginners alike to hash your great ideas into action.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Reach out to Factom on Twitter @factom or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the theme for the hackathon?
The main theme of the hackathon is, “Blockchain vs Paper”. How does Blockchain enable the world to bypass paper? Participants will be asked to use the Factom blockchain to create solutions using data from the Factom Blockchain instead of what would be traditionally stored on paper.
Who should attend?
Anyone who’s interested in the potential of blockchain technology! Whether you’re a designer, developer, UI/UX Guru or just someone with a great idea, everyone is welcome to form or join a team.
Can I participate remotely?
One member, at a minimum, must be in attendance in Austin for the presentation.
How many team members do I need?
Teams can be any size (average team size 2.5)
How do I form a team?
We do encourage participants to start forming teams before the event. If you would like to start a team or are looking for a team to join, be sure to attend the Friday evening mixer or make an announcement at the opening ceremony on Saturday.
Factom Community Discord: link
What if I don’t know how to code?
You are still welcome! As long as you come willing to learn and ready to contribute ideas, you can contribute to a team.
What technical information do I need to know beforehand?
None at all! Non-technical members are still welcome to participate. If you’d like to prepare yourself for the hackathon, feel free to browse the Factom Documentation located on our site.
What is the judging criteria?
Judges will evaluate your hack based on the use of the Factom Protocol, Originality and Usefulness.
What are the prizes?
1st place – $2000 USD
2nd Place – $1000 USD
3rd Place – $500 USD
Who judges the winners?
The winning team will be decided by a jury comprised of industry experts and professionals at Factom.
What are the demos like?
You will have 5 minutes to pitch to a panel of judges followed by a five minute Q&A. You’ll be provided with A/V support, a microphone, and a projector.
Will we be provided food during the Hackathon?
Yes, you will be provided food and drinks throughout the Hackathon. You can also bring your own food and drinks if you prefer.
What will be provided during the contest?
Free wi-fi access
Two-day food and beverages
Mentors for groups