In the run-up to the AIOTI Signature Event on 10 October, AIOTI is organising its first hybrid (in-person and online) Web3 hackathon on 21/22 September in Brussels, at VUB, with the following objectives:
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About the Hackathon:
The WEB3 HACKATHON is a collaborative event with a mixed crowd of students, professionals and authorities, moderated by domain experts. The event is accessible for every individual, public or private organisations willing to enter the new digital era.
The Hackathon target is to solve a series of challenges, using WEB3 Technology:
Content preparation of the hackathon
The Web3 hackathon consists of opportunities and challenges for participants to ‘hack’ around by using business and technical Web3 components.
To identify these challenges and opportunities, a series of hybrid (online and on premises) pre-event workshops will be carried out ahead of the hackathon. In each workshop, industry-specific problems would be identified by current users of Web3 technology, alongside with transversal (industry-independent) challenges.
All workshops will follow the same pattern:
Workshop outputs will include:
Before the Hackathon: Hacking Guide
Hacking Guide is a document that provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the event. It offers both high-level guidance (how the hackathon is put together, the content – Challenges – of the event) and the detailed description of every major step in the event.
The Guide’s role is helping participants prepare for the Hackathon, as well as to enable them to work independently during the event.
The Guide will be distributed electronically (PDF) to the participants prior to the event, integrated in the online collaboration tool and made available during the event as well.
Hackathon Ideation Workshop (Day 1)
Two rounds of four simultaneous ideation workshops will take place at the start of the event:
Ideation Workshop Process
The ideation workshops will be co-hosted by an expert and a practitioner in the respective industry. At the start of the first part of the workshops they will present subjects (opportunities and challenges) identified during the pre-event workshops.
After a short introduction by the workshop’s facilitator, domain experts will present participants their challenges and opportunities:
Experts will answer questions from the participants and remain available throughout and between the workshops.
After presentation part, participants will be organised in groups and taken through a structured ideation exercise by the facilitator. Participants would be encouraged not only to think about how their own technologies could be applied to solve the challenges, but to also see what kind of collaborative Web3 solutions could be developed.
One idea of each of the groups will be shared with all other participants at the end of each ideation workshop. These ideas will be written up on Big Idea Posters.
First ideation workshop will last about 1 hour and 45 minutes; the second will last about 1 hour and 30 minutes as the participants will be more familiar with the methodology, and the same process will take less time.
After the ideation workshops, participants will be asked to form mixed teams around their favourite ideas (Big Ideas from two rounds of ideation). Facilitators will ensure that the teams are diverse, and that they are of manageable size (4-7 participants).
09:00 Opening Briefing – About Web3
Presentation – Challenges
09:20 Presentation – Web3 Components
09:50 WORKSHOP 1 – Co-creation and Revenue Split
10:20 Web3 Ideations gallery Part 1
11:10 Coffee Break
11:30 Web3 Ideations gallery Part 2
13:15 Lunch break
14:00 Afternoon briefing
14:10 Web3 Ideation Gallery and Team Formation
14:40 Team Work Kick-off: Hacking Time & Validating Solutions (expert meetings)
16:45 Deliverable 1 – Deliver your proposal
17:00 Closing Briefing
08:30 Welcome & Coffee
09:00 Welcome Briefing
09:50 Workshop 2: Understanding Grants & Funding
10:20 Hacking Time & Validating Solutions (expert meetings)
12:30 Lunch Break
13:00 Hacking Time: Get Ready & Expert Consultations
15:30 Deliver Your Presentations
16:00 Pitch Your Proposal
17:00 Closing Sessions and Awards