48 hour hackathon focusing on technology implementation and innovation for Ethereum ecosystem

EDCON2019 is part of Community Ethereum Development series, organized by LinkTime, one of the Chinese Ethereum community representatives. The purpose of the conference is to improve communications among various Ethereum communities and to promote Ethereum ecosystem development on a global scale. 

EDCON HACK is a 48-hour Hackathon, focusing on technology implementation and innovation. World wide best and brightest hackers from all over the world will form teams for 48 hours of coding, learning and demonstrating ideas. We open to the hackers of all level, from the beginner to veteran. EDCON Hackathon team will provide supplementary resources, mentorship, and food for the candidates in need. Don’t hesitate to join us!

Before onsite Hackathon, EDCON team is opening live online workshops to get hackers prepared for the competition. It’s open to everyone who are interested in Ethereum Layer 1 and Layer 2 solutions. Anyone registered to participate online workshop will have a chance to receive live training on the topics of Sharding, PoS, Clients, Plasma, Channel, Snark, etc. You are able to learn from online sources and ask your questions face to face with the mentors. Each workshop is limited to 100 participants and consist of 40mins lecture and 20 mins Q&A. It’s free of charge and open to register for everyone.

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Eligibility

This is an in-person hackathon. You have to be present on site on April 8-10 2019 in Sydney, Australia

Requirements

Build and submit the solution for your idea for the Ethereum ecosystem. 

Judges

Thibault Denizet

Thibault Denizet
OmiseGO

John Pacific

John Pacific
NuCypher

Elena Sinelnikova

Elena Sinelnikova
CryptoChicks

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson
ENS

Justin Drake

Justin Drake
Ethereum Foundation

Simon Tan

Simon Tan
Kyber

Hsiao Wei

Hsiao Wei
Ethereum Foundation

Danny Ryan

Danny Ryan
Ethereum Foundation

Bok Khoo

Bok Khoo
BokConsulting

Tracy Leparulo

Tracy Leparulo
Untraceable

Natalia Ameline

Natalia Ameline
CryptoChicks

Jinglan Wan

Jinglan Wan
Plasma Group

Judging Criteria

  • Is it a Layer 1 solution
    Is your solution is implemented at the base-level protocol of ethereum itself and can be referred to as Layer 1 scaling solution? Or if it improves the existing Layer 1 scaling solutions such as Sharding, PoS or Clients
  • Is it a Layer 2 solution
    Is your solution is implemented “on top of” the ethereum main-chain and can be referred to as an "off-chain" or Layer 2 solution and improves ethereum scalability? Or does it improve the existing Layer 2 solutions, such as Plasma, Channel, Snark, etc?
  • Technical
    The completeness and functionality of the project, and the relevancy of the resources utilized to accomplish the goal of the project.Does it work?
  • Original
    A project that hasn’t been done before, or doesn’t currently exist. The project addressing a new or unsolved problem, or creating unique solution to an existing problem.
  • Ambitious
    The complexity of the problem being addressed, or the approach to solving it.
  • Design and User Experience
    The user experience and flow of the project are pleasant and delightful. This is relevant only for the solutions with User Interface. For the protocols, this criterion is ignored
  • WOW Factor
    The project is exceptional in some manner.
  • Need
    There is a real need of this project in Ethereum ecosystem
  • Social Impact
    Is your solution carried "makes the world a better place" value and makes a direct impact on the welfare of any country, region or community. This is relevant for the Social Impact Award.