What is MAXathon?

Maxonrow will host its first-ever hackathon, MAXathon online!

Maxonrow is looking for blockchain experts, developers or enthusiasts who can help us fight COVID-19 and future pandemics by solidifying our blockchain for healthcare solution, MedsLOCK.

About Us

Maxonrow is a leading technology company committed to building a safe and efficient digital world. We develop an array of products and services powered by blockchain technology, focusing on increasing security and efficiency in digital processes, including data management systems, tokenization services and digital identity solutions.

We work proactively with global regulators and governments to build a healthy ecosystem for new technologies to flourish. With Maxonrow, you can enjoy all the benefits blockchain offers without sacrificing regulatory oversight.

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Challenges

Track 1:

Contact tracing for social distancing

Many governments have already implemented contact tracing apps to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, ethical dilemmas surround the nature of these apps and as a result, they haven’t been widely adopted. How can we create a “contact tracing” or “social distancing” solution using blockchain technology?

Track 2:

Certificate issuance

Apart from test results, governments have no way of verifying if a patient has had COVID-19 and is virus-free. Help us build a solution that can help governments quickly retrieve verifiable data.

Track 3:

Welfare

How do we improve the process flow between businesses and the government during a pandemic? Can we eliminate intermediaries to lower transaction costs, while providing transparency to beneficiaries of welfare programs?

Track 4:

Virtualizing the new norm

To ensure everyone’s safety during a pandemic, we need to maintain physical distance. As our regular lives become disrupted, how can we use blockchain technology to navigate this change? This is a challenge where we will allow creative freedom and evaluate the quality of the solution based on how well it solves the problem presented by each group.

Track 5:

UI/UX and data analytics

There are many data representations of the current pandemic. How do we present a holistic multi-dimensional dashboard with unique features that are not being used right now and are powered by blockchain technology?

Prize Pool

The winning teams will take home €15,000 in prizes!

Who Can Join?

Developers

Blockchain Enthusiasts

Students

Schedule

Opening Day!

Opening Day! You will receive your invitation to the challenge platform and attend the MAXathon Live Opening Conference. You’ll be introduced to MAXathon teams, our technology and the 5 challenges, will get access to helpful resources, and start mingling with other participants. The opening conference replay will be available on the platform.

September 5th

Hacking time!

Use this time to come up with your solution.

September 5th-30th

Finalists Selection

October 1st-2nd

Demo Day

Selected teams will pitch their solution to the jury and we will name the winners!

October 3rd

MAXathon FAQ

A hackathon is an intense and fun collaborative hacking marathon. Here, “hack” means to create something entirely new from things that already exist—think “MacGyver”. Developers, designers, marketers, data scientists, start-ups, joined by tech partners, have to develop new products or services within one month in response to Maxonrow’s proposed challenges for MedsLOCK.
Not all participants need to be developers. However, you will need to demonstrate a prototype, so forming a team that accounts for design, UX flow, and code is a great way to go. You will have the opportunity to join a team or recruit new teammates on the hackathon platform. You may also want to recruit colleagues with a broad range of skills to register before the hackathon.
To participate, click the Join Now button on our navigation bar and fill out the form.
Registration is open from July 10, 2020 until September 30, 2020, 11:59 pm (CET). The hackathon will take place from September 5, 2020 until October 3, 2020.
What registration fee? MAXathon is a completely free event! :-)
Due to the ongoing pandemic we have taken our event experience entirely online. We are working hard to bring you an amazing hackathon experience either way :)
Here are some benefits described by people who have participated in other internal hackathons:
• "It’s a new way of working, in a more agile, interdisciplinary, and collaborative form."
• "Challenge yourself, learn by doing and improve your skills."
• "Have a fun and life-changing experience."
• "Turn your knowledge into a concrete and innovative product/service."
• "Collaborate on a project that might be implemented in real life."
Teams can be formed and grouped either:
• ahead of time if you are registering to the hackathon with people you know,
• or virtually by posting on the platform and joining our Slack channel and letting us know then or connecting with potential teammates.
Teams should have 2–6 members. No matter the number of teammates, make sure to cover all hats: development, design (UI/UX), business, and pitch. A single participant can wear several hats!
Absolutely! The competition is endowed with five prizes for a total sum of €15,000, to be distributed evenly among winners.
Yes. In addition to the available technologies provided by Maxonrow, you are free to use any publicly available software and third-party APIs.
They can visit hackathon.maxonrow.com and fill out the form to begin participating!
Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions regarding the organizer or hackathon itself.