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Africa Virtual Hackathon

In this virtual competition participants built applications on the EOSIO platform to create a global economic opportunity for Africa to improve the welfare of its communities.

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Location: Virtual

Prizes

Three (3) winning teams from this virtual competition will be invited to join the Grand Finale in Cape Town and compete for the US $500,000 Grand Prize.

Judges

Serg Metelin

Block.one Head of Developer Relations

Brian Mehler

Block.One CFO
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Serg Metelin

Block.one Head of Developer Relations

As Head of Developer Relations, Serg oversees the company’s continued support for the EOSIO developer community by raising awareness for new and existing developers and supporting projects being built on the EOSIO blockchain platform. Originally from the Ukraine, he was one of the early pioneers of social media applications for the Eastern European social network, vk.com, in which was responsible for building highly engaging applications with a total of more than 11 million users and up to 250,000 daily active users. Prior to joining Block.one, he worked with digital and marketing agencies and consultancies to deliver solutions for international brands such as Disney, Electronic Arts, Woolworths and others.

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Brian Mehler

Block.One CFO

Brian Mehler joined Block.one in January 2018, coinciding with the launch of EOS VC business unit. Brian has spent 12 years in the private equity industry, focusing on investments in the financial and technology sectors and on distressed investment opportunities. Brian graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He recently relocated from New York to Hong Kong.

Schedule

Monday, October 15

9am

Coding begins

Mentors will be available throughout the competition to assist with technical and business questions about your project via Slack.


Breakout Sessions (C++, Web, Pitch, and Entrepreneur) will be provided via recordings in the Africa Virtual Slack Workspace.

Thursday, October 18

9am

Coding ends

All projects must be submitted by this time to be eligible.

Thursday, October 18 - 19

Judging Process

Week of October 22

Winners Announced

Be the first to find out about the next hackathon.