Block.one announced today that it will be officially launching its Coding for Change Virtual Hackathon on May 1, 2020. The blockchain software publisher’s virtual hackathon will run through June 1, 2020. Its prime aim is to collect blockchain solutions for the various challenges the world will face once the COVID-19 pandemic runs its course.
The head of developer relations at Block.one, Serge Metelin, recently noted that Block.one is calling on the wisdom of the world to deal with the tremendous challenges we all will face. The hackathon has the potential to spawn the sort of groundbreaking solutions that could make both individuals and organizations even stronger than they were before COVID-19 surfaced.
While Block.one has hosted numerous hackathons across the globe, all their previous events were held in person. The strictly digital event is expected to involve a greater degree of camaraderie and cooperation than a typical EOSIO Global Hackathon series event. While Block.one’s Coding for Change Virtual Hackathon is a competition, there is no denying that participants will be more interested in the greater good than personal victories.
The EOS Global Hackathon Series began in June 2018. Past events have been held in Cape Town, San Francisco, London, Sydney, and Hong Kong. The company also hosted Africa Virtual in October 2018.
Block.one is set to announce the full rules, guidelines, and specific challenge on May 1, 2020, when the hackathon goes live. The hackathon is expected to attract participants from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of skills, including developers, UX designers, entrepreneurs, marketers, UI experts, and more.
Entrants can take part individually or participate as part of a team. The winner will receive a $100,000 cash prize. More information about Block.one’s Coding for Change Virtual Hackathon can be found at https://hackathon.eos.io/events/coding-for-change/.