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You can help build next generation apps at this Vancouver hackathon

Tech, Events, Sponsored, Business

You can help build next generation apps at this Vancouver hackathon

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Daily Hive Custom Content Oct 10, 2017 11:10 am 366

Tech incubator Launch Academy is teaming up with media and tech company Bluzelle to launch the ultimate Decentralized Database Hackathon.

Taking place at Launch Academy on October 21 and 22, the event will focus on building internet 2.0 blockchain applications based on the next generation of database technology.

So if you have a passion for this kind of tech, you’re invited to participate – and you don’t need to have any hackathon experience! For real.

There will be mentors and coordinators onsite to help participants formulate their ideas in order to generate new ways to use decentralized database technology.

Some of the confirmed judges for the event include:

  • Koho’s CTO, Charles Krempeaux
  • Launch Academy’s co-founder, Ray Walia
  • Victory Square Technologies CEO, Shafin Diamond Tejani
  • Bluzelle’s software engineer and computer systems architect, Neeraj Murarka
  • And more will be announced very soon.

This will be the first of a series of new hackathons that will help expose developers to new technology stacks and spark new innovation. And did we mention that top prizes include $500 CAD of Crypto currency?

Team introductions will take place over breakfast at Launch Academy on October 21 at 8:30 am. Tickets to this brand new kind of hackathon are on sale now, costing $20 each. They will be available on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure to register via Picatic now to avoid disappointment.

For more information and to see a full schedule of events, check out the hackathon event page.


And just incase you didn’t know, nonprofit leader Launch Academy provides entrepreneurs with the mentorship, resources, network, and environment they need to launch, fund and grow their startups. Since 2012, it has incubated more than 500 companies that have collectively raised over $100 million and created in excess of 1,000 jobs.

The team at Bluzelle is made up of media and tech professionals who have worked with the biggest companies in the world like; Google, IBM, HSBC, Disney, Microsoft and more. It’s their engineering team who are experienced in Machine Learning, AI, Cognitive Science, Blockchain, Fintech, and Cybersecurity.

Launch Academy Blockchain Hackathon

When: October 21 and October 22, 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Launch Academy – 300 – 128 West Hastings Street
Price: $20 – Register via Picatic


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