Building a culture of blockchain innovation in Cape Town


Building a culture of blockchain innovation in Cape Town

 

Community members, both local and international, will converge at The Lookout in April to attend the first ETHGlobal hackathon on the African continent.

ETHCapeTown, hosted by ETHGlobal and Linum Labs, is designed as a hands-on event that encourages participants to stay as focused as possible to develop their concepts into actionable solutions. The occasion will be inclusive and educational, inspiring communities through the creative design of blockchain applications.

Building a culture of blockchain innovation in Cape Town

Hackathons are becoming increasingly popular platforms as a means to teach new skills, bring a fresh perspective to business challenges, strengthen developer communities, and push the limits of new technologies.

ETHCapeTown brings people together in a way that allows participants to learn new things from others directly. Leading minds within the blockchain space will join international hackers, developers and curious minds to collaborate in building decentralised applications using Ethereum.

Ethereum development is growing fast, and it’s valuable for the developer community in Cape Town to get together, discuss ideas, and push the envelope on what they themselves can do. And this is one of the goals of the hackathon – to simply give developers a place and time to build what they want to and see where their ideas take them,”  “We believe creative outcomes appear when there is collaboration from diverse groups. The developers from Cape Town will get a chance to see some of the latest tools being built by the global ethereum community, and the hackathon will help highlight Cape Town as a growing tech hub.” – says Kartik Talwar of ETHGlobal.

Creating a space where vast amounts of diverse skillsets and different disciplines can merge together under one roof, has become proven grounds for new ideas.

“The ETHCapeTown hackathon is again proving how Cape Town is pioneering the way forward for innovation in Africa. The city’s local tech hub is alive, thriving and hungry to grow and position itself as a leading destination for emerging technologies,” “One of the most notable things we’ve noticed in the space is the incredible capacity at which developers utilise new tools during time-sensitive environments at hackathons to deliver decentralised solutions that can have real-world impact.” – says Devon Krantz of Linum Labs.

Not only will participants be exposed to some of the leading minds within the blockchain space, but they will also have the opportunity to win prizes for the work that they produce at ETHCapeTown.

If you are in Cape Town between April 19th-21st and would like to participate in the hackathon, apply here.

Want to connect with Ethereum’s founder?

Kick off your long weekend by joining ETHCapeTown attendees at the V&A Waterfront for a Friday braai and talk by Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum.

Schedule:

  • 5:30PM – ticket holder check-in opens
  • 6:00PM – braai
  • 7:00PM – Opening Ceremonies featuring Vitalik Buterin

About ETHCapeTown

Leading minds within the blockchain space will join over 200 international hackers, developers and curious minds to collaborate on building a decentralized future using Ethereum. The occasion will be inclusive and educational, inspiring communities through the creative design of blockchain applications.

If you have applied and been accepted to ETHCapeTown, you do not need a ticket to attend the opening ceremonies. ETHGlobal events are always free for hackers.

NOTE: These tickets permit guests to 1 dinner meal and attendance of the event’s opening ceremonies and entrance to the Lookout from 6:00-9:00PM. These tickets do not grant entry to the hackathon itself.

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