Breakin’ Through @ University of Wyoming

The State of Wyoming enacted five trail-blazing blockchain bills during its 2018 legislative session that garnered international attention. The WyoHackathon 2018 provides an opportunity for the global blockchain community and the State of Wyoming to converge, thank each other, collaborate, and keep Breakin' Through.

Wyoming has a rich history of Breakin' Through! Wyoming has a long record of being first: The first woman to vote in the US, the first female governor, the first national park, and the first LLC law. And it blazed a trail in blockchain, becoming the first elected body to recognize utility tokens as a new form of property that is neither securities nor money under Wyoming law. Wyoming offers blockchain businesses its most favorable tax, business entity, and privacy protections.

Join 300-400 developers from all over the world in this hackathon. With the help of our sponsors, we will be able to offer an engaging workspace, workshops, and prizes as well as food, drinks, and giveaways.

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 Confirmed Guest Speakers Include:

  • Joseph Lubin Joseph Lubin - Founder, Consensys and Co-Founder, Ethereum
  •  Patrick Byrne - Founder & CEO, Overstock.com and Executive Chairman, tZERO
  • Jeff Garzik - Co-Founder, Bloq
  •  Ken Hodler - Chief Engineer, Key Hodler LLC
  •  George Weiksner - 12 year old CEO, Pocketful of Quarters
  •  Caitlin Long - Wyoming Blockchain Coalition
  • G. Thomas Esmay - Director of Business Development, SingularDTV
  •  Daniel Riddell - Adviser, DECENT Foundation
  •  Dr. Robert MacInnis - CEO & Founder, ActiveAether
  • Mark Gordon Mark Gordon - Candidate for Governor of Wyoming
  • Mary Throne Mary Throne - Candidate for Governor of Wyoming
  • Others TBD

 Confirmed Mentors Include:

  •  Kirk Dameron - Geomehme Vorf, ConsenSys
  •  Viktor Bunin - Token Designer, Token Foundry
  •  Matthew Garnett - Full stack engineer, Bounties Network
  •  Chris Smith - Blockchain and API Lead, Meridio
  •  Eric Tu - Blockchain software developer, ConsenSys
  • G. Thomas Esmay - Director of Business Development, SingularDTV
  • Mae Smith - Strategy and Business Development Coordinator, SingularDTV
  • Aaron Steinberg - Manager, Business Development, SingularDTV
  •  Daniel Riddell - Adviser, DECENT Foundation
  •  Denis Carriere - Co-Founder, CTO, & Head of Blockchain Block Producer Infrastructure, EOS Nation
  •  Gabriel Cordona - Founder, BITBOX; Sr. Developer, Bitcoin.com
  • Anantha Krishnan - Founder / Chief Executive Officer, Aicumen Technologies Inc.
  • Karthik Balasubramanian - Founder / Chief Business Officer, Aicumen Technologies Inc.
  •  Paul Quigley - CEO, Bloclab Enterprises
  •  Conrad Benham - Senior Software Engineer, ActiveAether
  •  Jeff Teo - Professor of Cybersecurity, Bluefield College
  •  Dustin Goodwin - Co-Founder, Opolis

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Schedule (All Times MDT):

Friday, Sep 7 // Introductions and Team Formations - Opening Ceremony

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Registration. Sign-in, loot up with badges and swag, then check out the challenges to prep for a great weekend hacking with top developers.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Dinner & Opening Night Reception. Meet, greet and eat with the who’s who, speakers, mentors and developers from around the world.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Opening Ceremony, Sponsor Keynote. Join the excitement and hear Jeff Garzik speak as you brainstorm your strategy for winning the hackathon.

9:00 PM - 9:30 PM – Sponsor Challenges

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM - Team Formation. Drinks and Snacks. Fuel up and hydrate, then start your first long night architecting and developing your winning submittal.

All Night - Hacking. Hack Til Dawn and keep going. Survival of the fittest. Sleep is for babies!! Power nap on the cots if you must.

Saturday, Sep 8 // Hacking all day!

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast. Get your grub on! Calories are starting to count. Nail your proof-of-concept.

9:30 AM – 1:00 PM - Sponsor Workshops. Ultimate freedom for geeks like us — to learn, experiment, build and master the latest technology; or learn the new WY blockchain/crypto laws. Mentor office hours

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM - Lunch. Fuel up, meet up, check out the competition, grab some swag from sponsors while picking their brains for the win.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Keynotes & Fireside Chat with Joe Lubin. Hear the latest and greatest from the man himself, Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Mentor Office Hours

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Dinner. Dinner on the blockchain, is there a DApp for that?

All Night - Hacking.

Sunday, Sep 9 // Judging and Prizes - Closing Ceremony

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Breakfast. Coffee and Monster to power through to your final submittal.

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Mentor Office hours polish up that pitch!

11:00 AM - Hacking Stops. Wait, wait, I just have this one last line of code; DING! Commit it.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Lunch. Eating on the go as you polish up that preso.

12:00 PM – 2:25 PM - Line up of Speakers, Patrick Byrne, George Weiksner, Dr. MacInnis, Arie Ley-Cohen, Joe Lubin, Chris Kilroy, Mary Throne, Mark Gordon. LIVE STREAM LINK

2:25 PM – 4:00 PM – Present your challenge & Judging. The moment of truth, your baby, your heart and soul — judged on the merit, effort and sweat. LIVE STREAM LINK

4:20 PM - Winners Circle! LIVE STREAM LINK

4:45 PM - 6:30 PM - Celebration and Networking Reception. Collect your money, and party hearty, high fives and goodbyes before you jump on your plane home.

VENUE INFORMATION

LARAMIE, WYOMING

University of Wyoming, Memorial Fieldhouse, Adjacent to War Memorial Stadium West Stands, Laramie, WY 82070 USA

TRANSPORTATION

Laramie Regional Airport (LAR)

2 flights daily between Denver (DEN) and Laramie (LAR), 20 minute flight 

Green Ride Shuttle (More Information)

Departs Denver International Airport (DEN) every 2 hours and 20 minutes from 8:10 a.m. to 1:10 am.

Driving distance from Denver International Airport (DEN)

2 hours 35 minutes

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO EAT

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WHERE TO STAY

Are you coming from out of town and need to book a hotel? To book, you must call the hotel directly. Each person attending the WyoHackathon is responsible for their own accommodations. The University of Wyoming is not responsible for any charges incurred during your stay.

  • Comfort Inn, 1655 Centennial Dr, Laramie, WY 82070, 307-742-6665
  • Econo Lodge, 1370 N McCue St, Laramie, WY 82072, 307-745-8900
  • Hampton Inn, 3715 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070, 307-742-0125
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 2229 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070, 307-745-5500
  • Laramie Valley Inn, 1104 S 3rd St, Laramie, WY 82070, 307-742-4200
  • Quality Inn, 3420 Grand Ave, Laramie, WY 82070, 307-721-8856

OUR WORKSHOPS

  • Why Wyoming (Open to General Public) - Hear from and talk with our panel about "Why Wyoming", how the Business Council can help, and to highlight BeefChain as a use case for blockchain companies succeeding in Wyoming. Sponsored by Wyoming Business Council and BeefChain. (Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Live Stream Link)
  • So you want to join the blockchain revolution? Wyoming’s trail-blazing blockchain bills and the path forward (Open to General Public) - Join lawyers from Holland & Hart LLP and local lawmakers to learn about Wyoming’s historic blockchain legislation and the resulting business environment. Learn the issues facing you, your technology, and your company as you try to thrive under these laws, including launching or moving your business, protecting intellectual property, raising capital, and litigating disputes. Explore the potential future direction and impact of these laws and what may be on the horizon. And learn how the technology that led to these laws is changing the practice of law itself. (Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM - Live Stream Link)
  • dApp Tokit - SingularDTV will be doing a workshop around the dApp Tokit (https://tokit.io/). This is SingularDTV’s rights management and tokenization gateway. We will discuss the entertainment industry, the inter-workings of tokenization, smart contract systems, and rights, revenue, royalty management, and challenges within the SingularDTV ecosystem. (Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM)
  • Solidity 101 -  Get started with the most popular programming language for smart contracts on Ethereum. Learn Solidity syntax, patterns, best practices, and how to interact with your smart contracts from your dApp. Workshop led by Chris Smith and Matthew Garnett of ConsenSys. (Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM)
  • Experience the adChain Registry, the First Token-Curated Registry (TCR) on the Ethereum Mainnet! - Description: Take part in a live demo of the adChain Registry dapp with Director of Strategic Initiatives at MetaX, Hunter Gebron! The adChain Registry is a community-curated list of ad-supported websites (domains) designed for the digital advertising industry. Within the Registry, members use adToken (ADT) to include or reject applied domains based on community guidelines and specific ad ops metrics. Hunter will deep dive into token weighted voting and share more about MetaX and their experience building the first TCR in the blockchain space. (Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Live Stream Link)
  • Creating Dapps Using a Stablecoin - Using a stablecoin like Dai as the medium of exchange or store of value in a dapp has many benefits, and in this talk developers at Makerdao will show you how to quickly add Dai to your smart contracts or web3 project. (Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Live Stream Link)

  • BITBOX and the BCH Stress Test - Want to create amazing blockchain apps and change the world with Bitcoin Cash? Bitcoin.com's new developer platform has everything you need to go from idea to app 10x faster than the competition. Learn about how by leveraging BITBOX, the Bitcoin Cash network recently set records processing 2.2 million transactions on the first ever Stress Test Day. Presented by Gabriel Cardona. (Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM - Live Stream Link)
  • Banking the Blockchain (Open to General Public) - Join the conversation about the intersection of blockchain business and banking. Discuss the challenges and opportunities when new technologies intersect with age-old laws and regulations. Learn what Wyoming is doing to bridge this divide from a regulator’s and practitioner’s perspective. Presented by Albert Forkner and Richard Slater. (Saturday, September 8, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM - Live Stream Link)
  • Mining Bitcoin & Other Cryptos - Truths and Untruths from a Pioneer in Industrial-Scale Mining. Presented by Marshall Long. (Saturday, September 8, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM)

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Eligibility

Did you know? You don't have to be a developer to attend the WyoHackathon on Sept. 7-9! The University of Wyoming event is open to anyone who is interested in business-building challenges or blockchain, including project managers, designers, development specialists, etc. Hear from Joseph Lubin (ConsenSys and Ethereum), attend a workshop on Wyoming’s blockchain laws and meet other forward-thinking people!

We welcome applicants of all backgrounds. Please provide a 2-3 sentence description of your experience when you register and our volunteer engineers will respond after reviewing your application.

How to enter

You must pre-register for this hackathon on our Eventbrite WyoHackathon 2018 page, there will be no registration at the door allowed. Clicking the "Register for this hackathon" button above right on the DevPost website does not register you for this hackathon, you must pre-register here.

Registration Deadline: September 5, 2018 at 11:59 P.M. Mountain Time

Registration Limited to 400 participants, RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY, click here!

Judges

Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin
Co-Founder @ Ethereum & Founder @ ConsenSys

Shreesh Tiwari

Shreesh Tiwari
Chief Strategic Officer @ SingularDTV

Daniel Riddell

Daniel Riddell
Adviser @ DECENT Foundation

James Glasscock

James Glasscock
Elephas Ventures

Kyle Kuehm

Kyle Kuehm
CEO @ BullPay

Alanna Gombert

Alanna Gombert
Global CRO @ MetaX

Denis Carriere

Denis Carriere
Co-Founder, CTO and Head of Blockchain Block Producer Infrastructure @ EOS Nation

Kurt Wedgwood

Kurt Wedgwood
IBM

Pawel Mastalerz

Pawel Mastalerz
Co-Founder @ Stealth Blockchain Startup

Yev Muchnik, Esq.

Yev Muchnik, Esq.
Founder @ ESQLegal

Fred Krueger

Fred Krueger
CEO @ WorkCoin

Sean Brennan

Sean Brennan
Blockchain Engineer @ MakerDAO

Kari Zimmerman

Kari Zimmerman
Senior Software Developer @ Happy Jack Software

Charles Dusek

Charles Dusek
Co-Founder @ NODE Haven

John Carpenter

John Carpenter
Co-Founder @ Global Blockchain Summit

Jonathan Lehman

Jonathan Lehman
Chief Strategist @ Government Blockchain Association

	 Michael 'Indy' Astleford

Michael 'Indy' Astleford
Director, SOCOM @ Government Blockchain Association

Marshall Long

Marshall Long
Co-Founder @ EOS.fish

Daniel Cowgill

Daniel Cowgill
Sr. Architect @ EOS.fish

Eugene Luzgin

Eugene Luzgin
Founder @ EOS Tribe

Curtis Roberts, Esq.

Curtis Roberts, Esq.
Attorney @ The Founder's Attorney

Mary Throne

Mary Throne
Candidate for Governor for Wyoming

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon
Candidate for Governor of Wyoming

Bryan Lemster

Bryan Lemster
President @ Halcyon Innovation, LLC.

Paul Quigley

Paul Quigley
CEO @ Bloclab Enterprises

Jill Richmond

Jill Richmond
Co-Founder @ Digital Asset Trade Association

Jamiel Sheikh

Jamiel Sheikh
Found & CEO @ chainhaus

Dr. Robert MacInnis

Dr. Robert MacInnis
Founder & CEO @ ActiveAether

Judging Criteria

  • Biggest Wyoming Impact
    Biggest Wyoming Impact
  • Best/Most Creative Pitch
    Best/Most Creative Pitch
  • Best Use of Technology
    Best Use of Technology