The Algorand TestNet is now open–let the fun begin!
Algorand is a proud sponsor of the BUIDLBoston Hackathon set to take place May 11–12 at the end of Boston Blockchain Week. BUIDLBoston was created to help entrepreneurs, students, and professionals connect, meet, and learn about building real solutions using blockchain technology. Inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, we want participants to think about this technology can be used to cultivate a more sustainable future.
That said, we realize that Algorand is extremely new, and we’re not going to solve the world’s problems in a weekend. There still needs to be infrastructure and other tools built to get there so we welcome anyone to help build them so we can get closer to that goal, and to develop long-term relationships to unlock the boundless opportunity provided by the Algorand Network.
Algorand Developer Workshop
Prepare for the hackathon by joining Algorand Head of Dev Relations, Jason Weathersby, as he provides the foundational overview for successful development on the Algorand network.
Algorand Developer Overview and Hackathon Prep: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/algorand-developer-overview-tickets-60945713269
Date: Friday, May 10th
Location: Workbar: Back Bay — 399 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Dates: May 11–12
On-site Venue: GSVlabs —2 Ave de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111
BUIDLBoston — Online Details
In addition to the onsite hackathon, there is also an ongoing online hackathon. Details below:
Dates: May 3–25
- Algorand is a technologically advanced, innovation-focused blockchain
- Our proof-of-stake protocol is the first of its kind to support the scale, open participation, and transaction finality for billions of users.
- Backed by a sustainable business. Led by cryptography pioneer and Turing Award-winner Silvio Micali. And a renowned team of mathematicians, researchers, economists, and business leaders.
- We’re defining the standard for blockchain technology — and making possible a new borderless economy
Getting Started with Algorand
Developer Docs: developer.algorand.org
TestNet Resources: https://forum.algorand.org/t/testnet-resources/300/2
Hackathon Forum Topic: https://forum.algorand.org/t/buidlboston-hackathon-thread/477
Whether you choose to attend, participate online, or build on the foundation created in the coming weeks, thank you for helping to nurture boundless opportunity in the Borderless Economy.