June 21, 2019

EMURGO to Host Cardano ADA Blockchain Hackathon Challenge in Partnership with Angel Hack! Exclusive Free Admission Offer Available!

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EMURGO, the official commercial arm of Cardano – the first third-generation blockchain to evolve out of a research-driven approach is proud to be a community sponsor for the Tokyo event of the “Angel Hack Global Hackathon Series” on June 29 & 30. The previous Angel Hack hackathon in Tokyo was a great success in 2018, thus EMURGO & Angel Hack are partnering again to bring another great hackathon event back to Tokyo this year!

EMURGO is committed to driving the adoption of Cardano as the blockchain protocol of choice for enterprises and developers thereby bringing value to ADA holders. We believe hackathons are excellent breeding grounds for new ideas, encouraging creative development and problem-solving for a variety of talented developers and attendees. Unlike day jobs where risk-taking may be frowned upon, there isn’t any notable downside risk during a hackathon. Participating developers are free to experiment and be imaginative when developing services with open APIs. In fact, some of the most successful apps and products were born out of hackathons and have contributed to real utility use cases.

EMURGO will be one of the selected companies to host a developer challenge for the two-day event alongside other large multinational enterprises. There will be a fun blockchain challenge for the developers to engage in, centered around Cardano ADA, and guided by our own Engineering R&D Lead Sebastien Guillemot.

Additionally, EMURGO will be giving an introductory opening speech to commence the event and be a judge on the judging panel to award giveaway prizes on the second day to the winning team.

!! Exclusive offer to EMURGO followers !!
Use the code “EMURGO100” for free admission to the hackathon when buying Hackathon tickets online here!

What is the Angel Hack Hackathon?

Angel Hack is a global hackathon and innovation organization with the world’s most diverse hacker community, driving innovation of tech products through developer programs. It has  expanded to over 100 cities with over 160,000 developers, startups, and entrepreneurs. Their Global Hackathon series has them traveling around the world to host their hackathons (pre-hackathon meetups, hackathon conference/workshops) with anywhere from 100-300 developers expected on site.

(Photo from last year’s Hackathon)

Looking to Come to the Event?

All attendees are welcome! Attendees are not required to have any blockchain developer experience. Yosuke Yoshida, EMURGO Chief Business Officer & EVP will give the opening speech for the event and EMURGO Consultant Puru Maralappa will be one of the judges on the panel. Other EMURGO members will be there as well to join in on the fun. Come join the Hackathon on June 29th and 30th. Please find more details below:

Location: Binary Star
Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Ginza, 1-chōme−8−19

Day 1 (June 29th)
09:00 Doors Open & Breakfast
10:00 Opening Ceremony, Sponsor Welcomes, & Team Building
11:00 Coding Kick Off
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Sponsor Breakout Sessions
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Pitch Workshop
*Venue open overnight

Day 2 (June 30th)
08:00 Breakfast
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Code Freeze & Submission Deadline
13:30 A/V Check
15:00 Demos
16:00 Winners are Announced / Prizes!

The winning team will be awarded the following EMURGO prize giveaway:
・Guaranteed 15 minute call interview with Nicolas Arqueros, CTO of EMURGO, about introduction into dLab/EMURGO accelerator program
・Lunch and project presentation to EMURGO executives at our Tokyo office
・Free internship with EMURGO (team & length to be determined)
・EMURGO exclusive T-shirt, totebags and other goodies!

Remember to redeem our exclusive offer for EMURGO followers:
Use the promotion code EMURGO100 for free admission!

Please note that the programme is subject to change, and will be updated continuously up to the conference. You can also learn more about the event schedule here.

EMURGO strongly believes in the future of the Cardano blockchain ecosystem and is dedicated to providing support for enterprises looking for blockchain solutions. Should you be interested, feel free to reach out to our team at https://emurgo.io. Don’t forget to follow our social media accounts and sign up to the EMURGO Newsletter to always receive the latest news from EMURGO!

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EMURGO drives the adoption of Cardano and adds value to ADA holders by building, investing in, and advising projects or organizations that adopt Cardano’s decentralized blockchain ecosystem. EMURGO leverages its expertise in blockchain R&D as well as its global network of related blockchain and industry partners to support ventures globally.

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