CoinFest Hack

April 5th, 2019 | Knowledge Development Center, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

100 PARTICIPANTS -Port Harcourt

following the COINFEST NIGERIA Conference

BUILD STUFF.

The Hackathon is a recent development of CoinFest Nigeria in engaging and encouraging developers on their interest in Blockchain, and developing/domesticating relevant use-cases specifically for financial inclusion/Financial services.

CoinFest Hack is the ultimate event for learning/hacking/networking with your peers from the devs community.

You are a developer with interest in Bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, HyperLedger, Ardor, or other Blockchain platforms, CoinFest Hack is the event you don’t want to miss.

You will have fun building stuff (there will be swag too).

Where you can participate in teams or code solo to build a decentralized application on your favourite Blockchain protocol.

It’s going to be a fun event. Seating is limited, so register now.

THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN

and why you should be there

CODE

You will build. Most of your time will be spent with your team, hacking a product together. We want projects to be built from scratch, no preformed teams!

MEET

Plenty of time to relax, enjoy a coffee or a pint with amazing people.

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Free food, free coffee, a lot of swag to bring home, some cool music, amazing cash prizes… and everything else that makes CoinFest Hack unique.

WIN

The leading team gets to go home with lots of accolades, and treasures, as announced by our expert Judges, in accordance to the hackathon criterias.

You have a day to build a blockchain product demo from scratch, with other participants, and compete for:

 

N500,000.

THE PROCESS

Here is how it works

PITCH

  • Find an idea (optional)
  • Get in the pitch queue
  • Grab the mike
  • Present in 30 seconds!

FORM A TEAM

  • Talk to the pitchers you like
  • Join your favorite and gather a team
  • Grab a table
  • Get to work!

BUILD

  • Collaborate with your team
  • Use the mentors
  • Don’t burn out
  • Enjoy!

THE SCHEDULE

We are going to keep you busy…

Port Harcourt, Nigeria | Friday April 5, 2019.

FRIDAY

-Opening-


-30Sec Pitches-


-Coffee Break/Teams Formation-


-Hack-

Get to work!


-Presentations-

Final Pitches
Technical Demo
Panel Discussion


-Award/Dinner-

Winners Announced
Entertainment


OUR AMAZING SPONSORS

Want to be a sponsor? Please contact us at info@coinfestng.org

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN WE COMPETE WITH AN EXISTING PRODUCT?

No, needs to be built from scratch during the Hackathon!

CAN I COME WITH AN EXISTING TEAM?

The whole point is to network and build. You will be encouraged to mingle and spread in different teams.

DO I NEED AN IDEA/PROJECT TO COME?

No, idea creation and team formation will be done on-site on Friday.

WHO OWNS THE IP/COPYRIGHT/PRODUCT?

You! By default, each coder owns his/her lines of code, that’s copyright. We will encourage you to put your work in GPL, MIT, CC or other open source licenses, but that’s your call.

WHY IS THERE A FEE?

To avoid no-shows. It is well worth it though, as we provide the logistics, food, drinks, coffee, swag…

WHICH PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE?

Any! There are APIs to make it simple for you to interact with blockchains without having to learn the core code itself.

WHICH BLOCKCHAINS? ONLY BITCOIN?

Any blockchain you want. Not restricted to Bitcoin. We will have mentors to help with most blockchains, including Ethereum.

WHAT ARE THE TOPICS?

Anything you want. Not only Finance, not only commercial ideas.

WHAT ARE THE JUDGING CRITERIAS?

This will be explained during the hackahton!

SHOULD I LEARN ANYTHING BEFOREHAND?

Reading the Bitcoin developer doc or/and the doc on developing Ethereum smart contracts would help to get started.

PERFECT TEAM?

The Hackathon is not restricted to Developers only, Business enthusiasts, as well as many other professions can participate. That’s what makes a perfect team.

I WANT TO BE AN OBSERVER, NOT PARTICIPATE. CAN I COME?

We will have the Award/Dinner on Friday. Register HERE.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Your laptop! (We have seen people come empty-handed to hackathons before…)

CAN I PAY IN BITCOIN?

Yes, contact us at info@coinfestng.org