|Steemfest-Hackathon Focus Chain Sponsorship and Prize|
|Freelancer||Roeland P Landegent|
|Total||$5,555 + $1,111|
|Duration||2017/09/20 - 2017/10/20 (1 months)|
|Accounting & Reporting||workers.bitshares.foundation/201709-steemfest|
Dear BitShares Stakeholders and valuable committee members,
Thank you BitShares Foundation for giving me the opportunity to request a small sponsorship worker for the SteemFest 24 hour hackathon to be held as a part of SteemFest² in Lisbon, on November 1st 2017 in Cowork Lisboa.
SteemFest Hackathon: a developer oriented event focussing on creating proof of concept apps for Graphene-based blockchains.
During the course of 24 hours about 60 (or more) developers, designers and strategists are invited to work on a proof of concept app, to be demo-ed at Conference Day 2 of SteemFest. The idea for this hackathon is to draw new talent towards blockchain development and to introduce them to the development tools and possibilities. By having bright minds coming together and work on something new, the versatility of the chains can be explored and exposed.
SteemFest is the annual get together focussed on bringing steem users together in real life to learn from eachother and have a good time. Both conference days are filled with presentations, workshops and panels for steem users, by steem users. At nights some social events are happening and in the weekend attendees have ample time to explore the city, tourist wise :P - Steemit has become the defacto standard blogging tool for (graphene based) blockchain announcements and for example witness announcements of all sorts. Many Steem users know of BitShares and use it, but there is still work to be done. Did you know that this year you can also buy your SteemFest ticket with BTS?
SteemFest’s main event and program is still in the works but amongst the 2017 speakers who are already confirmed, of whom some of them will also be present at the hackathon (if relevant / devs) are:
See https://steemfest.com for the complete list of announced speakers.
SteemFest hackathon as part of SteemFest is organised by @roelandp with help from a group of enthusiast supporters during the event days. My experience in events is imho considerable: being co-organiser of TodaysArt.org for 5 years (3 years fulltime, 2 years parttime) and 2 Music Hackathon Amsterdam events and 3 Liberty Global ‘Appathons’ (and ofcourse organising SteemFest last year) gives me quite the experience in organising events.
Next to the big prize to paid out in steem for the best overall hack we would like to have a couple of graphene-based Focus Chains who have their own prize and judging criteria. We have currently asked a couple of other graphene chains such as Steem (will sponsor), Decent, Peerplays and Muse to join in as Focus Chain sponsors. Idea behind being a Focus Chain is on one hand that the chain is getting additional attention on the main SteemFest conference and that developers might opt to pick that chain to build a new app for (no guarantees, developers are free to make whatever app they want).
To join the sponsoring and become a focus chain, the organizers are asking for 5555 bitUSD and an additional 1111 bitUSD as prize money.
This sponsorship through a worker would give BitShares:
The sponsorship money will be distributed and use for the following items: