October 2-3, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 5:00 AM PDT
Xpring is hosting a Blockchain community event with Berkeley at Blockchain for UBRI Connect – the first annual conference of the University Blockchain Research Initiative sponsored by Ripple. This is an exciting opportunity to learn, collaborate with other developers and build on the XRP Ledger and Interledger protocol, alongside Xpring product + engineering teams. All levels of engineering are welcome! Come join us!
Register now to win a chance at taking home some amazing prizes, including XRP! Plus, the top winners get an opportunity to present their demos on the main stage at UBRI Connect in front of 150+ academics, developers, industry experts, investors, and companies in the blockchain, cryptocurrency and FinTech space.
Lots of demos, good food, and music will be provided while you build the Internet of Value!
There will be a total of 3 judges from Xpring/Ripple, Berkeley at Blockchain and Electric Capital.
Ken Deeter, Investor, Electric Capital
Ethan Beard, Senior Vice President, Xpring/Ripple
Gloria Zhao, President of Blockchain at Berkeley
Attendees who plan to participate in the hackathon, training materials will be provided to all participants in advance of the event. Please note travel expense reimbursements are not provided for this event.
How will the judging process work?
After all projects have been submitted by 3:00 AM, teams will present their demo on stage in front of the judges' panel. The team can use up to 5 minutes (eg: 4 minutes demo and 1-minute questions) max to talk about what their hack is. They will have the opportunity to talk about what they build, why they built it, and demo how their project works.
The judges will be rating each team on the quality of idea (creativity + originality), implementation of the idea (execution + integration) and impact of the project. Judges will then pick the best projects reviewed with a total of 6 winning teams.
The top winner will be invited back to attend UBRI Connect on stage the following morning (October 3) during the keynote where they will again get 4 minutes to present their project on stage to all attendees.
Xpring will award prizes totaling up to $15,000 to 6 teams that integrate the latest XRP Ledger and Interledger protocol features using the new Xpring Developer Platform.
Prizes Categories for Top Winners
For the event schedule, visit https://xpring-hack.devfolio.co