DoraHacks Global Hackathon Series is a tech event happening around the world, bringing together developers from different backgrounds to create prototypes and solve real-world industry-specific challenges. On Sunday, Nov. 4, CryptoTicker was invited to be a part of their 24-hour blockchain hackathon held at TechCode Berlin Innovation Center. As an official media partner, it gives a great pleasure to announce Dorahacks Dapp Dev & Crypto Games Hackathon was a huge success. More than 50 hackers from diverse background students, professional engineers, web & app developers, designers, etc. participated in the hackathon.
Let The Hack Begin
The hackers were grouped in a total of 11 teams, each having 3-6 participants with different skills. They were given the freedom to build anything related to blockchain as long as it solves the real-world challenges related to an industry. And with this, the creative thoughts were set into motion by each team. But, as diversified as it was for the teams to work together, Dorahacks staff had already formed a team of mentors who organized workshops to guide the hackers.
So what did the hackers build? All teams created unique blockchain projects on various industries and niches such as multiplayer gaming, decentralized exchanges, smart contracts, managing accounts & cards, licensing, real estate, online content, multimedia sharing app, and network visualization.
The Demo Fair
Hackers stayed overnight at the site building their prototypes, while Dorahacks took care of all their basic needs from food, sleeping pods to workshops and other necessities to work. The next morning, all teams were having their crunch time with the deadline o8:45 am. But, to decide the winner, it was not just the judges who were voting but the teams as well. They called it, “Demo Fair”. This was certainly the most exciting part, as all the teams had the chance to see and vote other teams’ projects. In that hour and a half time of fair, all teams interacted with each other and put up a presentation to show what challenges they recognized and the solutions they built for it. The judges did their evaluation alongside by interacting with each team.
The time had arrived to announce winners, the top 3 blockchain projects:
Team Dijkstra won the first prize for writing a network analysis toolkit for the Tendermint P2P layer. They created a crawl map/network of tendermint nodes with a sightful visualization of the map. Team Vapor won the second prize by creating a funding and licensing blockchain for digital distribution platforms.
And lastly, Team Ela Bloggers won the third prize by building a blog system based on Elastos DID focused on user identification, storing and validating blog posts’ md5 hash.
Shortly after the winners’ announcement, there was a party where all the participants, Dorahacks staff and all those who were involved could share their experiences, make friendships, collaborate and have fun.
It was an amazing hackathon, where hackers from different parts of the world and different backgrounds came together and built creative blockchain projects. Dorahacks Dapp Dev & Crypto Games Hackathon in Berlin was indeed a great success and as they tour around the world, don’t miss out on their next hackathon WDAS-Hackers’ Arena in San Francisco with $1 million prize pool.