The best way to learn something often is to just throw yourself in.
The open source community has made a ton of amazing tools for us to create blockchain, fintech, and data analytics tools. With blockchain you can create truly decentralized applications, helping people have more trust and transparency in the world. Fintech applications allow better resource managment, retirement savings, alpha seeking strategies and more. Not to mention blockchain and fintech engineers in Boston can make over $200k a year.
We invite everyone (experienced and new) to come take part in our first hackathon.
We will have workshops and tutorials on blockchain as well as introductory algorithmic trading tutorials. Woot woot!
We want users to build anything that excites them, and prompts will be given the day of. Teams of 1 - 5 people are recommended, and prizes will be given out after to see what everyone's made! This is happening at the WeWork at 31 St. James Ave in Boston, MA. The hackathon is powered by the Alpha Vantage stock APIs by default, but you have full flexibility to choose any data source as you wish - regardless of whether it is RESTful API or WebSocket.
We hope to see everyone there!
Please register HERE on eventbrite so we can have a solid count of users
You can find more about Alpha Vantage here:
Submissions will be in the demo form, and their shown work, codebase, or project may be submitted via github, on-chain contract, notebook, spreadsheet or any form desired.
Submission Rights & Display
The event retains the right to publize the projects that the attendees submit, but the attendees will maintain all rights to the project itself.
$630 in prizes
Blockchain Winner - 50 LINK (Chainlink Cryptocurrency)
For the most interesting Blockchain application we will be giving out 50 LINK(currently trading at $2.80 as of the time of writing)
Chainlink is becoming the heart of building applications on the blockchain. It is a way to collect external data onto the blockchain, for example with API calls.
Learn more here:
Fintech Winner - 6 Month Premium Alpha Vantage Data Key
For the winner on the fintech side, we will give out a premium key for 6 month at 30 calls / minute.
This means they will have uncapped monthly data requests and may build even cooler applications!
25 LINK (Chainlink Cryptocurrency) - Rookie award
This is specifically for people who attended workshops and are new to the space. This is equivalent to an amateur bracket. To incentivize people trying something new!
Judges Pick (25 LINK)
Each judge will get to pick a project they thought was best! This is a purely opinion based judging metric.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Developer Advocate @ Alpha Vantage
Investment Associate @Man Numeric - CFA
Software Engineer @ Brave
Senior Business Analyst @EPAM Systems