July 24, 2018
The “WyoHackathon 2018: Breakin’ Through” event will take place Sept. 7-9 at UW’s War Memorial Fieldhouse. (UW Photo)
Applications are being accepted for a groundbreaking technology event hosted by the University of Wyoming in September.
The “WyoHackathon 2018: Breakin’ Through” will take place Sept. 7-9 at UW’s War Memorial Fieldhouse. Organizers will open registration for up to 400 attendees, and participation in the hackathon will be limited to only technologists.
All applicants with experience in development, design or product will be considered, but they must provide brief descriptions of related experience when registering. Volunteer engineers will respond after reviewing the applications. The event is expected to feature more than $50,000 in prize money.
Those interested are required to preregister for the event on the WyoHackathon 2018 page at www.uwyo.edu/hackathon. No registration at the door will be offered. The registration deadline is Sept. 5 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.
After preregistration, participants can complete the application process and find more information at https://wyominghackathon.devpost.com/.
Judges for the event include James Glasscock (DNA Fund), Tony Rose (beefChain.io) and Kurt Wedgewood of IBM. Judging criteria include blockchain disruption and project design, Ethereum development and exploring concepts that are currently being researched.
The public is welcome to attend keynote speeches, which begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 9.
Confirmed guest speakers include:
— Patrick Byrne — Founder and CEO, Overstock.com; and executive chairman, tZERO.
— Caitlin Long — Wyoming Blockchain Coalition.
— Joseph Lubin — Founder, ConsenSys; and co-founder, Ethereum.
— Matt Roszak or Jeff Garzik — Co-founders, Bloq.
— Erik Voorhees — Founder and CEO, ShapeShift.
— George Weiksner — 12-year-old CEO, Pocketful of Quarters.