Last weekend was all about shaping solutions for pressing issues and showing possibilities of A.I. and Blockchain. For at least 20 out of the 100 teams competing in the Odyssey Hackathon, the real work has just started. On Monday, Odyssey Ignite kicked-off the decentralized incubation program of the 20 winning teams, together with a fully supportive ecosystem and four super accelerators.
The third edition of the biggest Blockchain and A.I. hackathon is just around the corner. A whopping 100 teams will be building prototypes this weekend, to address 20 complex challenges, with 1,500 people expected to attend the hackathon. City Council Member and Java consultant Terence van Zoelen is a real veteran, having competed in all three editions. So what’s it like to compete? And what will he be working on this year?
The Odyssey Hackathon, previously known as the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon and Blockchaingers, will take place from April 11 to 15 and will see some of the brightest developers, creatives, and entrepreneurs from all over the world descend on Groningen, the Netherlands, to build collaborative solutions for global issues.
Attention Groningen based blockchain devs and A.I. wizards, the Odyssey Hackathon is looking for you! Join the world’s biggest blockchain hackathon in the world, work on pressing societal issues, with the chance to join the incubation program afterwards and work with big corporates and investors.
Thursday 05-04 4 days
It’s been about two months since the world’s biggest Blockchain Hackathon was held in the Big Building. But all the ideas, hard work and efforts weren’t limited to that single weekend. Behind the scenes, the track winners of the hackathon are still working hard on their prototypes and concepts to improve society with the help of blockchain innovation. On Tuesday, May 2, the first post-hackathon meetup took place in the Big Building, with the teams presenting their work so far.
“Worst audience ever!” That’s how Groningen’s newly appointed Chief Digital Officer and Big Building Head Honcho Nick Stevens jokingly characterizes the applause he receives as he walks up on stage to kick off the Dutch Blockchain Hackathon. It’s exactly 1 pm, and the biggest blockchain hackathon in the world runs on a tight schedule, because there’s plenty of work to be done in the span of just one short weekend.