The DreamTeam Crew is headed to Cape Town to compete in Africa’s first ETHGlobal hackathon. What’s a hackathon and what will our crew be doing? Will we be joining Hugh Jackman and John Travolta from Swordfish to use cutting edge technology to hack into a secret government slush fund and steal billions? Not exactly. However, that would be cool.
A hackathon isn’t what it sounds like to most people. Basically, a bunch of experts get together and compete to see who can build the coolest functional product by the end of the event. The rules of any hackathon can vary from event to event. The rules of the ETHCapeTown are subject to change and are currently as follows:
- Teams have a maximum size of 4 members.
- All teams have 48 hours to design and build a working product.
- Attendees must not work on their projects before ETHCapeTown begins.
- Products will be judged by a panel of industry experts based on creativity, technical difficulty, design, and usefulness.
- There is a prize — only a select few know what it is at this point.
As the event hasn’t started yet, we don’t have any information on what our team will be working on. However, we can tell you about who our team consists of. DreamTeam is sending two of our specialists, Nikita Savchenko and Kirill Beresnev to take part in ETHCapeTown. We invited Vitalik Buterin to be the third member of our team. But, due to a conflict of interest, Vitalik being on the judging panel, it was determined that it probably wasn’t allowed. Well, that and he is Vitalik Buterin. ;)
We are excited to see what our team builds. Be sure to follow our Facebook page to find out what it is and stay updated on how we rank among some of the greatest teams in the world.
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