Hello fellow hackers!
The Blockchain Society together with Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T- Labs) presents the #TLabsHACK! A 32-hour Blockchain Mobility Hackathon and Learnathon to learn and develop blockchain solutions.
This is the third T-Labs Hack Session, with the first one taking place in Seattle and the second one in Berlin, this one is happening in Barcelona, Spain!
Where: Valkiria, Carrer de Pujades, 126, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
When: February 23rd & 24th
What is the #T-LabsHACK you may ask?
Well, with the increasing popularity of blockchain technology in the industry today, there comes a desire to always be ahead of the curve; with this event, we will bring you up to speed on some of the hottest tech to hit the blockchain space, which you can then use directly in your Hackathon projects to win great prizes!
The hackathon will focus on blockchain and mobility, and how DLT will transform how we view transportation!
A Learnathon will also be included with a workshop that will introduce hashstaX. To get some impressions about the work of the Blockchain team at T-Labs and learn more about haststaX check out this video.
The hackathon will be held at Valkiria, Carrer de Pujades, 126, 08005 Barcelona, Spain. The amount charged for the hackathon is to encourage attendees to show up on the day of the event. This amount can be refunded on request once you are at the event.
See more details on DevPost. There will be €6,000 in prizes!
We suggest teams of no more than 4–5 individuals. You can organize teams prior to the event, and
we will be helping teams coordinate team formation on the day of.
We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably (definitely) stick by these
1. Fresh Code
We all start coding at the same time. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.
2. Code Review
Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.
3. Ownership and IP
You own your IP and whatever you create. Simple as that.
4. Team Size
No more than five people.
You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that. More information will be given at the event.
You’ll demo the functionality of your project and talk through your idea. You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that, more information will be given at the event.
The Hackathon projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
— Technical Deployment — 25%
— Consumer Centric — 25%
— Usefulness — 25%
— Innovation — 25%
John Calian is a Senior Vice President at Deutsche Telekom AG and Head of the Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) in Berlin, a group of over 300 experts & scientists (+ entrepreneurs) from a variety of disciplines, from more than 25 nations all working together at T-Labs. Additionally, John co-
founded and leads all product development for the T-Labs Blockchain Group, a team dedicated to decentralization research and development. In this dual role, John is responsible for developing and leading innovation topics, including blockchain strategies and initiatives, machine learning techniques
and customer experiences, for Deutsche Telekom and its partners. Prior to joining T-Labs, John held numerous technology leadership roles and was the founder and COO of multiple startup software firms in the Seattle area. Mr. Calian holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of
Dr. Alexandra Mikityuk is a 10 year veteran of the telecommunication industry, having held various positions at Deutsche Telekom in Berlin. Dr. Mikityuk received her Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin. In 2010, she concentrated her research and work on secure media distribution and processing topics. In 2013, she joined the Security in Telecommunication research group at TU Berlin, where she received her doctorate (PhD) in embedded security for remote processing. In 2017, Dr. Mikityuk turned her attention towards distributed ledger technology and is currently the Co-Founder and Head of Blockchain Technology for The Blockchain Group, a unit of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs (T-Labs).
Alexander Renz has been involved in the Internet of Things (IoT) since its humble beginnings at the MIT Auto-ID Center, where Kevin Ashton coined the term in 1999. He is interested in exploring applications and new business models in IoT and the machine-to-machine economy. He is interested in applications across industries, even though his focus over the last few years has been on the future of mobility including human-centric connected and autonomous vehicles, shared and electric mobility as well as urban mobility and smart cities. Alex is an advisor to the IOTA foundation, a next generation blockchainless architecture based on a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) that promises infinite scalability and zero transaction fees.
Saturday, February 23rd
9:00 am: Registration & team formation, breakfast
9:45 am: Opening remarks from T-Labs
10:30 am: Opening remarks from the Blockchain Society
10:45 am: Introduction to hashstaX Workshop
11:30 am: Lunch
12:45 am: Workshop with a partner
1:45 pm: Workshop with a partner
2:45 pm: Hackathon rules, team formation, challenge overview
3:15 pm: Start of Hackathon
7:00 pm: Dinner
Hacking will continue overnight! (Attendees may choose to stay over and hack or go home to sleep)
Sunday, February 24th
9:00 am: Breakfast
12:00 pm: Lunch with judges
3:00 pm: Conclusion of Hackathon & submissions on DevPost
3:15 pm: Presentations & judging
4:30 pm: Winner selection & final remarks by T-Labs
4:45 pm: Optional networking
6:00 pm: Closure
Come out and hack! We are looking forward to seeing you!