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Having come across Peace Accelerators, Stanford’s Peace Innovation Lab and Paris Peace Forum in 2018, Talent Hack is committed to help unite and align the international peace movement through open source.
Blockchain for Peace is a global community resource centre for social entrepreneurs, researchers, and impact investors focused on blockchain.
Our Blockchain for Peace hackathon is the opportunity to mobilize collective intelligence in the fields of computer, economics or social sciences around global governance and data transparency issues.
Use your creativity and skill to devise, strengthen and improve forward-looking approaches to global governance by designing and encouraging free, open source technology to allow the creation and management of decentralized governance models.
Global Information Systems’ works across national borders, facilitates communication between headquarters and subsidiaries in other countries, incorporates all the technologies and applications found in a typical information system, stores/manipulates/transmits data across cultural and geographic boundaries.
We are promoting decentralized co-ordination of architecture for data, standardization within departments, ability to communicate these standards to other departments, collaboration systems and technologies that support informal communication and socialization.
We are looking for experts, engineers, programmers and designers interested in global governance and data transparency to bring a concrete expertise, to challenge their ideas with international experts and to present their prototype in front of a panel of MP’s, industry leaders and potential partners or funders.
How to Enter:
Registration is now open and closes 23rd July 2019. To validate your entry please fill out this form and you will receive a welcome email with all the details on what to expect and the resources you need to be ready to go on the day of the event. We will also provide you with a digital marketing pack so that you can promote your team involvement.
Details of the Hackathon, along with the three challenges will be made available the day before the event to ensure a level playing field for all participant
s! You will also receive all channel and mentor information in an email 48 hrs before the event. In the mean time we’d love the opportunity to engage with you and get to know you better! Learn more about Talent Hack and get involved with our work through our social channels on Twitter and LinkedIn.
The event is aimed at engineers, designers, UX experts, data scientists, social media influencers and global governance experts.
Start & Finish: The event will begin with a drinks and networking reception on Friday 26th July 2019 and run until 18.00hrs BST Sunday 28th July.
Kick-Off: The team at Talent Hack will kick off with a presentation briefly explaining what we’re all about and give you some inspiration for challenges you will work on.
Teams: You will be working in teams of 6-10 people. As mentioned, the aim is to build solutions as teams, so make sure everyone in your team can contribute in a way that allows you to present a complete solution/product at the end of the day.
Suggested Team Roles: Ideation person. Designer. Developer. Domain Expert. Business Expert. Marketing Guru.
Challenge: Choose one of our three challenge that specifically excites team; be creative, innovative and put yourself in the shoes of your target audience to give them the best experience possible!
Presentation: Every team will present the hack they’ve built with a demo (if time allows) the same afternoon in the last hour of the event. The TH team along with their judging panel will ask questions on solutions and products and at the end of the day, decide on the winning team.
Winners: The winning team will have an original idea, that’s both innovative and customer focused, as well as well-executed.
Logistics: All you need is your laptop and toothbrush!
Prizes: There will be a £3,000 first prize for the best product produced by a team as well as the opportunity to represent the UK at Paris Peace Forum Nov 2019, and a £1000 second prize for the second-placed team. Participants will also get exclusive merchandise like T-shirts. All products will need to be open source and may be progressed later with other vendors by London Blockchain for Peace.
So, join us for the purpose of connecting, networking, empowering each other and having lots of fun along the way. The prize lies in the unique and collaborative experience!
Best Solution Design — Well thought out, detailed, practical, and with a sustainable business model.
Most Social Impact — The team who creates the most impactful solution according to the UN’s SDGs.
Code Bounties — All hackers can win prizes through Gitcoin bounties. Compete to solve code challenges for open-source projects like uPort, the best and fastest are immediately rewarded with ETH. Please set up your Gitcoin account in advance.
Structured like a “Hackathon” London Blockchain for Peace 2019 will be held at a central London venue, bringing together engineers, designers, storytellers, marketers, data scientists, designers, artists, journalists / PR / media people, analytics experts and social media influencers to work on these problems.
Participants will be selected from applications and given full instructions about the event.
There will be capacity for 100 people and the opportunity to stay over-night at the hackathon. Food and beverages will be provided. The event will be an ’18s and over’ event.