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Girl Geek Scotland + Legal Hackers Scotland: HackChain17

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HackChain17 - Scotland’s 1st Blockchain Hackathon


Brought to you by Girl Geek Scotland and Legal Hackers Scotland in partnership with ScotChain17.

Blockchain is an area of rapid growth globally, with a number of start-ups in blockchain flourishing in Scotland. We're thrilled to be hosting HackChain17, Scotland's 1st blockchain hackathon, in partnership with Scotland's leading blockchain conference, and we hope you will sign up and get involved.

The hackathon winners will have the opportunity to present their solution on-stage at the high-profile ScotChain17 conference, attended widely by industry leaders, investors and technical experts.

The event is open to all (must be 18+ years), and there will be some optional workshops running before the hackathon if you are interested in learning more about blockchain development. Details will be posted on the Girl Geek Scotland website soon.

Challenge Areas:

(See the HackChain17 website for further details on challenges)

Legal

Smart contracts and other blockchain enabled digital documents highlight the potential for traditional legal services to be disrupted. Smart contracts can remove the need for enforcement of contracts in court, by having the agreement automatically execute on the blockchain and transfer funds in a verifiable way.

Financial

There's more to blockchain than cryptocurrency, and with the big players in financial services still firmly reliant upon legacy technology and software, there's huge potential for innovators using blockchain to bring highly competitive offerings to the table.

Medical

To realise the potential of personalised health-care and precision medicine, it's essential to have reliable, consistent and secure personal health data. This needs to be stored for long-term use, out-lasting a patient's relationship with any individual doctor, hospital or clinic, and should be portable world-wide.

Civic & Security

1 in 6 people in the world has no form of official identification, according to the World Bank, which impacts their ability to access financial services, democratic processes, travel, education, health and government benefits. Blockchain could be used to facilitate uncloneable identity documents which could be validated worldwide.


Pre-register on Eventbrite

Only people who pre-register on Eventbrite will be admitted to the event.


Agenda/Timetable

The event schedule is available on the HackChain17 website.

GGS Event Policies

The Event Rules and Code of Conduct are available on the HackChain17 website.

Please also see the Girl Geek Scotland Anti-Harassment Policy and Event Photography / Videography Policy as set out on our website. By registering to attend this event, you are deemed to have accepted the rules, Code of Conduct, and policies, which may be revised periodically.


GGS - Tackling the Technology Gender Gap

Please visit our report Tackling the Technology Gender Gap Together via the Our Skills Force website, produced in collaboration with Digital Scotland for Skills Development Scotland.


Girl Geek Scotland's Mentoring Community

We are working to build a fantastic community and make it as easy as we can for interested people to find mentors in their area. Find out more information on our website.


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With enormous thanks to our Parent Organisation and Main Partners:


Edinburgh Napier University

Now home to over 18,000 students from over 100 countries, we first welcomed 800 students as Napier Technical College in 1964. However our story goes back to the time of John Napier, the brilliant sixteenth century mathematician and philosopher from whom we take our name. When you come to Edinburgh Napier University, you’ll study at one of our six specialist schools. Each of our schools is an impressive institution in its own right, with world-class facilities, academics, researchers and international links.


Bright Red Triangle

Bright Red Triangle (BRT) offers a comprehensive set of professional/personal development activities for students and graduates in partnership with key stakeholders within and beyond Edinburgh Napier. Our focus is on improving the enterprise skills and employability of our students and graduates while instilling them with an entrepreneurial mindset. We offer business incubation services, paid consultancy experience as well as design thinking and design your future courses to our current and past students.


LINC Scotland

LINC Scotland is the national association for business angels in Scotland, with a membership which includes many active individual investors and most of the main angel groups or syndicates. We represent our members at government level in Edinburgh, London and Brussels and were founding members of both the European Business Angels Association (EBAN) and the World Business angels Association (WBAA). Since 1993, we have played a significant and active part in changing the business culture in Scotland and the Scottish business angel marketplace is now recognised as amongst the most developed in Europe.



In continued gratitude to our Subscribers who help to achieve our four key aims of: Sharing Best Practice, Profiling Women, Supporting the Delivery of Training, and Being Visible Allies by signing our Declaration of Support for Women in Technology:


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Cathcart Associates


CivTech


Craneware

Create Future

Fanduel

RBS

Skyscanner

The University of Edinburgh: Learning, Teaching and Web Services

Waracle & Exception

ZoneFox


With a big thanks to our Event Partners and Sponsors:


Legal Hackers Scotland

ScotChain17


University of Strathclyde: Strathclyde Business School


Spiritus Partners



Cloch Solicitors


ELTA

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