Berlin, Germany  |  27. - 28. October 2018

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NEO Camp: NEO Blockchain Hackathon

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Winning Teams

About

NEO Camp is a 2-day hackathon where 100 selected participants will work together to build the next generation of blockchain technology.
The focus of this hackathon is NEO, a platform designed to build scalable networks of decentralized applications.

The NEO ecosystem is much more than just a cryptocurrency. It relies on the NEP5 smart token framework, which provides a standardized workflow for application development.

The blockchain has evolved considerably since the publication of the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008. Having started as a system for recording cryptocurrency transactions, it has become a comprehensive framework for managing data.

The applications are practically unlimited. From data science to IoT products, the blockchain is being used almost everywhere.

At Neo Camp 2018, participants will be challenged with using the NEO platform to build real-world products that solve problems for users.

New concepts will be explored. Prototypes will be developed. And everyone will benefit from working on the products of the future in a fun, collaborative environment.

100

Participants

30

hours

12

Challenges

Hackathon Awards

First Prize

500 NEO (1 team)

Second Prize

450 GAS (1 team)

Third Prize

300 GAS (5 teams)

Mystery Prize

(It depends on the submitted work)

IT’S FREE

Want to participate?

Develop a business model that uses NEO to build new
software prototypes.

Build out the prototype in an interdisciplinary team of six to ten people.

Ideally, develop a working prototype along with a website and video to showcase your product.

Present your product and business model at the end of the week to the blockchain community in Berlin.

Boost your career by developing your blockchain skills and knowledge. Additionally you will receive an offical hackathon certificate.

The Venue

Noize Fabrik

Noize Fabrik is a multi-purpose space. Their aim is to provide an environment where like-minded people can collaborate, learn, create, network and follow their passion. With an open co-working space and event area Noize Fabrik offers a wide range of services and industry professionals.

What do we provide?

Network

A great network that will help you connect with like-minded IT professionals and corporate contacts.

Schedule

A very intense, well-structured 30-hour hackathon schedule.

Mentors

Experts to help you code and work with the provider developer tools.

Amazing working environment

An open work environment complete with on-site catering and snacks.

Your role

Designer

Develop visual elements for the finished application, including color schemes, fonts, icons and buttons.

Front end

Work in tandem with the designer to develop frontend scripts, including stylesheets, JS assets, and more.

Back end

Develop and maintain databases and other back end assets that make the finished NEO application work.

Business development

Work with the development team to create a structured business idea around your team's application.

What are you waiting for?

Apply now

“It’s really an amazing camp to get deep insights into the blockchain technology.“

Andreas Hofmann
CEO - MP Marketing GmbH

Agenda & Food

Hackathon Online Announcement

We encourage participants to start brainstorming, organizing teams and coding. This is the perfect time to join NEO discord and try to build a team to map out for the next few weeks. We hope the time period from Oct 21st to Oct 27th can be used to sketch out the delegation of work and start coming up with ideas and solutions for the Challenge. Do your best to accomplish as much as possible in this period. It should be the main bulk of the hackathon.

09:30

Welcome notes by Markus Weyerhäuser

09:40

Welcome notes by Zhao Chen

09:50

Introducing NEO smart contracts

10:00

Team building and brainstorming

10:30

Team concept finalization

11:00

Start sprint #neohack

13:00

Bio-break // Lunch

14:00

Build prototypes #neohack

18:00

Bio-break // Dinner

21:00

Reporting deliverables / Feedback session

22:00

beer, chat & chill @Noize Fabrik

8:30 - 10:00 Breakfast

butter, schoko and nougat-creme croissant assortment, buns with butter, müsli, greek yogurt; coffee, tea, juice

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

american style chili (veg and non-veg options) with side salad

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

lasagna (veg and non-veg options)


If any of the attendees happen to have any intolerances or allergies, please notify Laura at ​laura@noizefabrik.com​before Friday, October 12th.

09:00

Registration & final sprint // Breakfast

10:00

Build prototypes #neohack

13:00

Bio-break // Lunch

15:00

Team presentations (10 min per team)

18:30

Awards announcement & final words

19:00

Networking & drinks // Dinner

8:30 - 10:00 Breakfast

butter, schoko and nougat-creme croissant assortment,
buns with butter,
müsli, greek yogurt, coffee, tea, juice

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

​mexican-style fajitas (meat and veg options)

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

​pizza assortment (vegan and non-vegan options) with side salad


If any of the attendees happen to have any intolerances or allergies, please notify Laura at ​laura@noizefabrik.com before Friday, October 12th.

Hackathon rules

1. All code projects should use the MIT license.

2. Teams can use any platform or programing language to develop the system.

3. There is no maximum or minimum team size.

4. Organizers, judges, or sponsors are not allowed to participate or join a team.

5. All members of the team should be present during the day of the event, Oct 27th, as we believe it's integral to community development and working cooperatively. Leaving the venue for a duration to hack elsewhere is also allowed.

6. Teams can of course gain advice and support from organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and others. Judges can help teams with basic questions, but we strongly recommend team should think and solve problems independently.

7. Teams can use an idea they had before the event or adding new features to existing projects. However, we highly encourage innovation.

8. The competing teams are required to complete all the development work within the specified time.

9. We are holding this challenge at a very high regard, thus if there are no teams which have shown exemplary work, then the grand prize may be ommitted and left vacant.

10. Teams can be disqualified from the competition at the organizers' discretion. Reasons might include, but are not limited to, breaking the Competition Rules or other unsportsmanlike behaviour.

11. This is a competition for the community, so please follow the rules and respect competing teams.

12. Team member that already won a Mystery Prize before cannot join this hackathon.

“It was very valuable to be at the hackathon last year as it kickstarted my career in Blockchain.“

Amit Deshmukh

Judging Factors

Functionality

Did your project fulfill all of the criteria show on the table above? How could you try to take what is required and add onto it to make it stand out?

Ease to Use

Is the User-experience welcoming and not awfully complicated to new and concurrent users of the platform? Try to let other test for you to see if the system you built is intuitive.

Stability

Have you tested the reliability and amount of downtime for the dApp? We are looking for a system that can be consistent and relay information to user without many bugs.

dApp Performance

How much resource does the dApp take to run, short and long term? We encourage developers to optimize the platform in hopes to see a platform that won't hinder the user's inputs and experience as a whole.

Interface Design

Does the design of the platform not only reflect the themes of NEO's ecosystem but also have a look that can differentiate it from the others? Fluid and modern designs could make the website feel more approachable.

Forming Teams

It’s highly recommended that challengers can organize a team to participate in this competition. Allowing for delegated work while generating diversified ideas for the final product. If you want to start of join a team, but don't know if you have the ability to finish all aspects alone you can join the NEO discord to coordinate and communicate with others interested.

Jury

Erik Zhang

Founder & Core Developer, NEO

Sebastian Gajek

Founder and CTO of Weeve

Sean Chen

Founder of BlaCat

Peter Lin

Director of R&D NEO Global Development (NGD)

Previous events

About NEO Blockchain Hackathon

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What is the NEO Camp?

NEO Camp is a 2-day hackathon where 100 selected participants will work together to build the next generation of blockchain technology.

The focus of this hackathon is NEO, a platform designed to build scalable networks of decentralized applications.

The NEO ecosystem is much more than just a cryptocurrency. It relies on the NEP5 smart token framework, which provides a standardized workflow for application development.

The blockchain has evolved considerably since the publication of the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008.

Having started as a system for recording cryptocurrency transactions, it has become a comprehensive framework for managing data.

The applications are practically unlimited. From data science to IoT products, the blockchain is being used almost everywhere.

At Neo Camp 2018, participants will be challenged with using the NEO platform to build real-world products that solve problems for users.

New concepts will be explored. Prototypes will be developed. And everyone will benefit from working on the products of the future in a fun, collaborative environment.

Apply here.

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For more information visit our website.

What is the challenge?

The goal of the NEO Camp is to develop new blockchain-based solutions within a NEO framework.


What you build is up to you and your team. The possibilities are endless, but may include:

  • Payment systems
  • Data management tools
  • IoT product ecosystems
  • Supply chain management
  • and more.

Whatever you decide to make, the challenge is to come up with a novel solution that pushes the boundaries of blockchain technology.

And to support you, you’ll have a number of industry-leading speakers, developers and business professionals to inspire and educate you.

You’ll be given basic dev training in all the technologies used.

And we’ll provide you with all the tools you need to build a complete, working prototype.

Everything you need to define the future of blockchain technology is available at Neo Camp 2018.

What will be provided?

  • An open work environment complete with on-site catering and snacks.
  • An intense, well-structured 30-hour hackathon schedule.
  • A great network that will help you connect with like-minded IT professionals and corporate contacts.
  • Experts to help you code and work with the provider developer tools.

What are we going to do?

Develop a business model that uses NEO to build new software prototypes.

Build out the prototype in an interdisciplinary team of six to ten people.

Ideally, develop a working prototype along with a website and video to showcase your product.

Present your product and business model at the end of the week to the blockchain community in Berlin.

Boost your career by developing your blockchain skills and knowledge; additionally you will receive an official hackathon certificate.

What are we doing on Saturday?

09:00 - Welcome notes

09:15 - Rules of the game

09:30 - Intro to NEO and NEO technology

10:00 - Development setup and infrastructure

10:30 - Bio-break

10:45 - Deliverables for closing event and prototype presentation

11:00 - Team building

11:45 - Team brainstorming

12:00 - Bio-break

13:00 - Build prototypes // #NEOHACK

14:30 - Bio-break

14:45 - Build prototypes // #NEOHACK

20:00 - Reporting deliverables / feedback session

22:00 - Work / party @Noize Fabrik

What are we doing on Sunday?

09:00 - Sunday kick-off

09:15 - Build prototypes // #NEOHACK

10:30 - Bio-break

10:45 - Build prototypes // #NEOHACK

12:00 - Bio-break

13:00 - Build prototypes // #NEOHACK

16:15 - Bio-break

16:30 - Preparation for closing event

17:00 - Closing event and prototype presentation

How can I get a ticket?

Tickets are free, but you have to apply for them. They are available at Eventbrite. If you’re interested in participating, apply now, because only 100 spots are available and we expect tickets to sell out fast. Your chances to become a participant are currently good. If your application is successful, we will send you a voucher code that you can then use for your registration. Tickets are provided for FREE. Please note that we cannot provide accommodation; you have to make your own arrangements.

Apply here.

What skills are required to participate in the NEO Camp 2018 hackathon?

Designer

Develop visual elements for the finished application, including color schemes, fonts, icons and buttons. Required: Fundamental knowledge of Web-/App-Design. An asset: Experience with Sketch / Photoshop / Illustrator / Adobe XD.


Back end

Develop and maintain databases and other back end assets that make the finished NEO application work. Required: Fundamental knowledge of JavaScript and NodeJS. A strong passion for innovation and desire to learn. An asset: Experience with Raspberry Pi, C++, PHP.


Front end

Work in tandem with the designer to develop frontend scripts, including stylesheets, JS assets, and more. Required: Fundamental knowledge of HTTP and CSS. A strong passion for innovation and desire to learn. An asset: Experience with JavaScript.


Business development

Work with the development team to create a structured business idea around your team's application. Required: Passion for blockchain technology, and a strong belief in its capacity to change the world. An asset: Experience in marketing, design, or entrepreneurship. A strong passion for innovation.

When does the hackathon begin and end exactly?

The hackathon starts Saturday, 27. October 2018, 9:00am and goes until Sunday the 28. October 2018, 8:30pm.

Hackathon communication & How do I find my team?

Please register to the NEO Discord here.

The main communication channel for the hackathon is #hackathon.

You can find team members in the following channels: #german #dev-general and #hackathon.

However, there will be time on-event at Saturday to finalize the teams and especially the ideas & concepts.

Team organization

1. Please register to the NEO Discord here. You can find team members in the following channels: #german #dev-general and #hackathon.

2. However, there will be time on-event at Saturday to finalize the teams and especially the ideas & concepts.

3. Please register your team including team name, members and idea in the Google Docs. The link to this Google Docs is in the Hackathon Handbook, which will be sent to you.

Where will the NEO Camp take place?

The NEO Camp will take place in the "Noize Fabrik" Berlin. The Adress is: Elsenstraße 52, 12059 Berlin, Germany.

More information about the venue.

Will food be provided?

Yes, you will get 24/7 catering. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, beverages.

Will accommodation be provided for attendees?

The tickets and food/beverages are free. We cannot provide accommodation for attendes. You have to organize it by yourself.

About NEO

NEO is a non-profit community-driven blockchain project. It utilizes blockchain technology and digital identity to digitize assets and automate the management of digital assets using smart contracts. Using a distributed network, it aims to create a "Smart Economy". NEO was founded in 2014 and was open sourced on GitHub in June 2015. NEO believes that community development is its top priority. NEO has a huge developer community around the world, such as CoZ, NEL and NeoResearch, who continuously contribute to NEO development. Millions of community members are active on Reddit, Discord, Github and Twitter. For more information visit: https://www.neo.camp.

Can you recommend a hotel?

Yes, please have a look on one of the following links:

Low price: Motel Plus / Ibis

Middle price: NH Hotel / Holiday Inn

High price: Nhow / 4 Jahreszeiten

About DLT Camp

DLT Camp is a hackathon event organizer that empowers developers and blockchain enthusiasts to transform ideas in to real world prototypes. We provide a fun, collaborative environment for developers to work on challenging problems that define the future of IT. Our events include both business and IT teams, and are supported by lecturers from other fields like patent law and business marketing. For more information visit: https://www.dlt.camp.

Do I need special software/hardware at the event?

You don’t need any special hard- and software for the hackathon.


We just require:

  • Your own laptop / MacBook
  • Github account as a developer

I have further questions. Who can I contact?

NEO Camp

Website: https://www.neo.camp

Email: hi@dlt.camp

Phone: +49 177 8431872

The organizer

DLT Camp is a hackathon event organizer that empowers developers and blockchain enthusiasts to transform ideas in to real world prototypes. We provide a fun, collaborative environment for developers to work on challenging problems that define the future of IT. Our events include both business and IT teams, and are supported by lecturers from other fields like patent law and business marketing.

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