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Saturday, April 6 • 9:00am - 3:00pm
Blockchain Hackathon

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Presented by SIMBA Chain

WIN $5,000 IN PRIZES

Join others interested in developing and growing interest in blockchain for a five-hour hackathon. Each team will be tasked with formulating and developing the best blockchain app. Judging criteria will be based on creativity, functionality, level of innovation, and user experience.

WHAT: Developers, coders, programmers, software engineers, or anyone interested in learning blockchain

JUDGES: Special Guest Panel

WHEN: April 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: the IDEA Center at 1400 E Angela Blvd Pit Road (first floor), South Bend, IN 46617

HOW TO PREPARE: Get early access to the SIMBA Chain Platform and start developing now: app.simbachain.com

Moderators
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Karl Burns

Strategic Partnerships Manager, SIMBA Chain
Karl Burns leads SIMBA Chain's strategic partnership and developer initiatives, and is a 2020 MBA candidate at Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. Prior to working at SIMBA Chain, he spent more than seven years as a derivatives trader and investment banker.
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Gerard Dache

Executive Director, Government Blockchain Association
Gerard Dache is the Executive Director of the Government Blockchain Association (www.GBAglobal.org). He has over thirty years of experience traveling around the world working with organizations to use technology to solve problems in the public and private sector. His military experience includes infantry, intelligence and logistics and his private sector experience ranges from small... Read More →
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Joel Neidig

CEO, SIMBA Chain
Joel Neidig is the CEO of SIMBA, a Blockchain as a Service platform. He has 14 years of experience integrating manufacturing technology and software development. In 2016, Neidig spoke at the White House by invitation of the National Economic Council in recognition of the progress... Read More →

Speakers
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Phil Gomes

Chief Communications Officer & Director of Communications, respectively, Bloq, Inc. & Chicago Blockchain Center
Phil Gomes’ career in the communications field is characterized by his passionate interest in technology, media, and emerging forms of communication. His approach uniquely blends the philosophies of open-source and hacker culture with best-practices in corporate communication... Read More →
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Ian Taylor

Chief Technology Officer and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, respectively, SIMBA Chain and the University of Notre Dame
Ian Taylor is a expert in distributed computing with 200 scientific publications. In addition to being the CTO for SIMBA Chain, he is also a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Notre Dame and was named to the ICO Alert Top 40 Influencer list for Blockchain... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm
Innovation Park at Notre Dame 1400 E Angela Blvd, South Bend, IN 46617, USA