RUNNING

OCTOBER 12 - 14 2018

BAHEN CENTRE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

UofTBlockfest is a student-focused hackathon being held with the purpose to teach participants the necessary skills to begin development on various blockchain ecosystems.

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Tentative Schedule

TIMES AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE



FRIDAY

Time Event Location
5:00pm - 9:00pm Check-in BA Atrium
6:00pm - 7:30pm Team Formation Event BA Atrium
7:30pm - 8:00pm Opening Ceremony BA1160
8:00pm Hacking Begins! Bahen
8:15pm - 9:15pm TODA.network workshop BA1170
10:15pm - 11:15pm Introduction to building Ethereum Smart Contracts with Solidity with Chainsafe BA1170
11:15pm - 12:15am Introduction to Bitcoin Scripting with Bitcoin Bay BA1180

SATURDAY

Time Event Location
12:00am Hacking Continues! Bahen
7:00am - 9:00am Breakfast + Coffee BA Atrium
9:00am Coffee and Snacks moved to outside BA1255 Outside BA1255
9:00am - 10:00am Compliance for Security Token Issuance and Trading BA1170
10:00am - 11:00am Hyperledger Workshop with Fintelics BA1170
11:00am - 12:00pm Ethereum On Toda-T without TCP/IP BA1170
12:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch! Outside BA1255
12:30pm - 1:00pm Designing A Better User Experience for Blockchain Technologies with Status.im BA2140
1:00pm - 2:00pm Business Models for Blockchain projects workshop with RBC BA1220
2:00pm - 3:00pm Overview of Consensys BA1200
3:00pm - 4:00pm Localcoin Talk BA1220
4:00pm - 5:00pm The intersection of blockchain technology and Law with Fasken Law BA1200
6:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner! Bahen Atrium

SUNDAY

Time Event Location
12:00 am Hacking Continues! Bahen
7:00am - 10:00am Breakfast BA Atrium
9:00am Hacking Ends Bahen
9:30pm - 10:00pm Shyft Workshop with Chainsafe BA1170
10:00am - 12:00pm Judging BA Atrium
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch! BA Atrium
1:00pm - 1:30pm Top 3 Projects Presentation BA 1170
1:30pm - 2:30pm Winners are announced and Closing Ceremony BA 1170




Judges, Speakers & Mentors

MORE COMING SOON





Toufi Saliba

Toufi Saliba

CEO
TODA.network
Judge

Dann Toliver

Dann Toliver

CTO
TODA.network
Judge/Speaker

Coming Soon

Frederico Nassire

Co-Founder and CSO
Shyft Network
Judge

Scott Moore

Scott Moore

Technical Growth Lead
Gitcoin
Mentor

Thomas Lui

Thomas Lui

Lead Blockchain Engineer
STACK
Mentor

Natalie Chin

Natalie Chin

Ethereum Developer
STACK
Mentor

Aleska Jovanovic

Aleksa Jovanovic

Bitcoin Developer
STACK
Mentor

Mark Lijour

Marc Lijour

Solution Delivery
Consensys
Speaker

Jerry Qian

Jerry Qian

Founder
Bitcoin Bay
Mentor/Speaker

Tristan Fong

Tristan Fong

CEO
Localcoin
Speaker

Elizabeth Binks

Elizabeth Binks

Software Developer
Chainsafe Systems
Mentor/Speaker

Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Software Developer
Chainsafe Systems
Mentor

Stu Peters

Stu Peters

CTO
ChainSafe Systems
Speaker

Philip Wu

Philip Wu

User Researcher
Status.im
Speaker

Dr. Yu Wang

Dr. Yu Wang

Senior Consultant
Fintelics
Speaker

Will Zhang

Will Zhang

Blockchain Solution Architect
Fintelics
Speaker

Haider Nawab

Haider Nawab

Commercial Account Manager
Royal Bank of Canada
Speaker

Kai Kramer

Kai Kramer

Associate
Fasken
Speaker

Issac Ru

Issac Ru

Associate Director
GBM @Scotiabank
Speaker

Sponsors







Sponsored Prizes



Toda Network

Toda Challenge

The TODA challenge is simple: present your business solution that requires a permissionless blockchain that can scale without comprimising security, efficiency or confidentiality. How SECSI is your blockchain use case?

1. Choose (a) an existing product using blockchain technology or (b) an original product of your design

2. Outline why your solution cannot be solved by anything else (governance, transaction costs, required tps, confidentiality) and why it requires decentralized consensus to run

3. Make a demo (webapp, mobile app) or slide presentation of your product

Prize

You will get the chance to develop your product with the Toda.Network team and bring it to market.

Toda Network Toda Network Challenge

Bunz Prize

Bunz Challenge


1) Jordan is graduating and uses the BUNZ App to trade his bike.
2) Casey is in her 1st year on campus and needs a new bike.
3) Casey realizes that she has BTZ a cryptocurrency on the BUNZ App.
4) Casey and Jordan agree to trade his bike for her 100BTZ.
5) Casey sends Jordan 100 BTZ. The transaction is completed and Casey now owns a bike!

When Casey goes home she discovers that the brakes on the bike are broken!!! Jordan does not agree that the brakes were in bad condition when he delivered the bike to Casey

Challenge:
Devise an Ethereum smart contract that can be used to help Casey and Jordan resolve their dispute. The winning solution will provide a dispute resolution solution that can bind Casey and Jordan to the decision of your smart contract.

Prize

100000 BTZ

Frequently Asked Questions





What is UofT Blockfest?

We are a student-focused Hackathon aimed at connecting participants with mentors and resources so they can learn more about developing on and around various blockchain ecosystems. Over the course of our 36 hour Hackathon there will be various talks, workshops, and panels held by experts. We want to help provide the needed resources, mentors, and software to make awesome things possible.

Who can participate?

Though we place a heavy emphasis on students, anyone (anywhere) can apply to participate in our Hackathon! All applications are vetted based on interest in Ethereum and demonstrated ability to code or contribute in some meaningful way to a project. Non-technical participants are also welcome, as long as you have a desire to learn.

How much does it cost to attend?

If you are participating, attending our hackathon is free! We also offer workshop passes for those who don't want to hack but still want to take part in the workshops/panels/talks.

How many people can be on a team?

You can be a solo developer or in a team of up to 4 people. If you don't have a team coming into the event, you will have an opportunity at the beginning to find like-minded teammates.







What if I've never participated in a Hackathon before?

That's perfectly fine! There’s a first time for everything. As long as you’re interested in learning and building, we'll be providing mentors, resources and workshops to help you to make your ideas a reality.

Can I work on my project before the Hackathon?

Nope. That's against the spirit of this Hackathon.

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