FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Completed programmer and serial blockchain entrepreneur Jed McCaleb would be the keynote speaker to kick off the 2021 RZRblock Hackathon.
The RZRblock Hackathon is an annual occasion hosted by the Blockchain Middle of Excellence, which was established in Might 2018 throughout the Division of Data Methods within the Sam M. Walton Faculty of Enterprise on the College of Arkansas.
The month-long 2021 RZRblock Hackathon will probably be a free, digital competitors that includes money prizes. The occasion will probably be open to college students as properly professionals from the group.
The kick-off for the hackathon will probably be Friday, March 5, that includes McCaleb, firm use-case shows and technical workshops exploring totally different blockchain platforms.
The kick-off will probably be hosted on a digital conferencing platform referred to as Brella.io. Brella is a world chief in on-line occasions and provides distinctive attendee experiences like intent-based networking suggestions utilizing synthetic intelligence. The Blockchain Middle of Excellence says utilizing Brella will supply the most effective person expertise to contributors seeking to construct groups and collaborate with mentors.
A tentative schedule for the March 5 kick-off is:
- 9 a.m. — Welcome Remarks
- 9:15 a.m. — Keynote Speaker: Jed McCaleb
- 10 a.m. — Use case pitches offered by corporations and U of A College
- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Tech Workshops – Breakout 1
- 1:30-3:30 p.m. — Tech Workshops – Breakout 2
- 3:30-5:30 p.m. — Tech Workshops – Breakout 3
McCaleb, initially from Fayetteville, is co-founder and chief know-how officer of Stellar Improvement Basis, an open community that connects the world’s monetary infrastructure. McCaleb created Stellar in 2014. It’s an open-source blockchain community constructed to democratize financial participation by earning money extra fluid, markets extra open and other people extra empowered.
An early pioneer in decentralized programs and blockchain know-how, McCaleb created eDonkey2000 which turned one of many largest file-sharing networks in its time. He later created Mt. Gox, the primary bitcoin alternate, which was subsequently bought and re-coded by its present homeowners. He’s additionally a co-founder of Ripple.
College students will have the ability to interact with business professionals and construct options for actual world, blockchain-enabled use instances. First, second and third place money prizes will probably be introduced on April 9 for a Scholar Monitor and an Open Monitor.
Members can RSVP now to say a spot within the hackathon or learn how to sponsor the 2021 occasion on the event website.
Present 2021 sponsors for the 2021 RZRblock Hackathon embody:
- Blockchain Middle of Excellence board members
- Tyson Meals
- J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
- Golden State Meals