Hedera 18 Hackathon - Tel Aviv, ISRAELThe Hedera18 Hackathon—the first global, decentralized hashgraph hackathon—will gather developers to compete in nine cities around the world: Dallas, Bangalore, London, Moscow, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, and Tel Aviv. This two-day hackathon will give you an opportunity to build what’s next in fast-moving categories, including gaming, social causes, and micro-payments. Start now to envision your next big idea for an entirely new class of applications on the world’s fastest distributed ledger platform! Hackathon Challenge:Using Hedera Hashgraph APIs, teams can be inspired to take advantage of the high throughput, low consensus latency, and transaction order fairness to build DApps in categories such as gaming, supply chain, social causes, micropayments, and IoT.Winning teams will earn Hedera tokens and a chance to have your project incubated and deployed on the Hedera hashgraph platform.Prizes:1 Grand Prize winner: 50k3 Local winners per location: 1st: 10k | 2nd: 7k | 3rd: 3k(prizes will be a combination of Hedera coin and USD)Judging Criteria (25% for each):Feasibility - Is the solution possible, or just nice in theory?Innovation - Is the project new and disruptive?Challenge fit - how relevant is the project to the stated challenge?Technical execution - how has the team effectively utilized the available technologies? How easy is the application to use? How advanced is the prototype presented?Global Judges:Leemon Baird - Co-Founder & Chief Scientist at Hedera HashgraphMance Harmon - Co-Founder & CEO and at Hedera HashgraphKen Anderson - Lead Developer Advocate at Hedera HashgraphKaren Salay - COO & Founder of PlayDFS / Chat GooseHackathon Schedule:October 15th (all times local)8am - Check in + Grab breakfast9am - Kickoff + Opening presentations10am - Idea pitches10:30am - Team formation11am- Hacking begins1pm - Lunch6pm - DinnerOvernight codingOctober 16th (all times local)8am - Breakfast9am - Welcome + Final demo tips from BeMyApp10am - A/V check 1pm - Lunch2pm - Code freeze2:30pm - Final demos begin5pm - Demos end / Judges deliberation6pm - Local Winners announcement 6:30pm - EndOctober 17th 6pm CT - Global winner announcement from the main stage at the Hedera 18 Conference in Dallas. All Global hackathon participants will tune in to hear the winner announcement over a live-stream via zoom.ResourcesLearn more about the platform: https://www.hederahashgraph.com/platformWhat is Hedera Hashgraph?The Hedera hashgraph platform provides a new form of distributed consensus; a way for people who don’t know or trust each other to securely collaborate and transact online without the need for a trusted intermediary. The platform is lightning fast, secure, and fair, and, unlike some blockchain-based platforms, doesn’t require compute-heavy proof-of-work. Hedera enables and empowers developers to build an entirely new class of distributed applications that were never before possible.