The College Cryptocurrency Network is organizing a bitcoin and blockchain hackathon next month for students across the world. The Borderless Block Party will be a month long party beginning November 1, 2015 where students will get to build new blockchain based products using various available decentralized technologies and toolkits.
In order to participate in the Borderless Block Party, there is one simple prerequisite — the participant has to be a student who is currently enrolled in courses, be it high school, university or even an online degree. Students can enroll for the contest either as an individual or a team consisting of maximum 5 participants. Those who do not have a team can find one on Crypto Hacks Slack channel created for the hackathon participants.
Borderless Block Party intends to encourage students to explore decentralized technologies, helping them learn, use their technical skills, creativity and imagination together to build new blockchain and crypto related products. The online route opted by Borderless Block Party makes it accessible to all interested students across the globe, enabling them to collaborate with each other and work as a team towards creating wonderful products which may potentially change the way industry works. In addition to a strong mentor pool, the event is supported by a lot of big names in the industry.
Students participating in the Borderless Block Party will gain access to various APIs and services along with guidance to use them from partner crypto-tech companies for free, including resources from BitGo, Coinalytics, Factom, and Coinkite. Sponsored entirely by BitGo, the Borderless Block Party connects students with the industry.
Organizers of Borderless Block Party, the College Cryptocurrency Network is a non-profit organization formed by a collaborative effort of multiple university bitcoin clubs. With over 100 chapters, College Cryptocurrency Network currently is involved promoting blockchain education and innovation among the global student community.
Students interested in participating in Borderless Block Party can enroll themselves here. Winners will receive a lot of goodies from partner companies along with a weekloong getaway to Ibiza.