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BILHack #1 – Digital Identity & Blockchain Hackathon
29th September 2018 @ 10:00 am - 30th September 2018 @ 7:00 pm
The inaugural BILHack will be held in Edinburgh at the Universitiy’s Merchiston Campus across the 29 and 30 of September 2018.
The Blockpass Identity Lab is a multi-year research collaboration between the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, and Blockpass IDN, a self-sovereign digital identity and KYC compliance solution provider.
The lab invites participants from all backgrounds to come together and build things related to ‘digital identity’ and/or blockchain or other distributed ledger technologies, identifying use-cases and prototyping applications for these emerging and revolutionary advances.
Identity can mean many things – people have an identity, or perhaps they have multiple identities. Companies have an identity, and so do devices. Objects can have identities too, but so can doors, rooms, fictional characters, parts and materials, qualifications, and on and on… Blockchains gives us a way to manage and share identities in controlled, secure, and yet transportable, accessible and provable ways.
Themes and suggested focus within the overarching context will be advised ahead of the event but include identity & blockchain applications on food & drink, civic society and other use-cases.
The event will begin at 10am Saturday 29 September until 7pm on Sunday 30 September. Jamming will start at noon Saturday and continue till 3pm Sunday. Details of judging and prizes will be available closer to the event.
There are 50 high-end PCs available, and plenty of room for laptops and other devices you may want to bring.
Food will be provided on Saturday evening, and some fruit and light snacks will be available from the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Register for the event here.