DEVELOPING IMPACT | Digital Technologies

Presented by:

University of Wyoming - College of Engineering and Applied Science (Department of Computer Science), College of Business, College of Law, and College of Agriculture

We are holding the WyoHackathon virtually from September 25 - October 24, 2020. 

WYOHACKATHON - SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 24, 2020

  • Month-long virtual hackathon. The kickoff is three (3) days virtually in our VR environment. A persistent virtual environment will be active for the duration.

STAMPEDE DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE - SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 24, 2020

  • Technical speakers and workshops helping attendees prepare for the WyoHackathon Challenges and get acquainted with new technologies, concepts, and emerging standards. 

Speakers:

 Caitlin Long

 Rep. Tyler Lindholm

 Rich Kopcho

 Ed Seidel

 Governor Mark Gordon

 Cameron Wright

 

Distinguished Judges:

 Scott Stornetta

 Christopher Allen

 Nick Spanos

 Bryan Bishop

 

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Prizes

$65,000 in prizes

WyoHackathon 2020 Blockchain Voting Challenge

1BTC to 1st Place Winner;

Help us upgrade our democracy to America 2.0!

This year's November election is set to be the most complex landscape voters have ever experienced. For the first time, most voters will be opting to use absentee mail-in ballots, something they have likely never done before. In 2020, somehow our democracy is still reliant on paper to determine who will lead our country, despite five states already having had successful pilot projects in blockchain voting for absentee ballots.

We want to see something different for 2021, 2022 and into our digital future. The Brock Pierce Foundation has a prize of 1 bitcoin for the WyoHackathon team that can build the best solution for a blockchain voting app that incorporates voter identification and ballot tabulation. Special consideration will be made for tailored solutions that can be used in Wyoming elections, specifically with the view to make Wyoming the next state to have a blockchain voting pilot that shows the rest of the country what innovation can do to support democracy.

Complete Challenge Details: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/759132432254631947/759224580908515328/WyoHackathon_2020_Blockchain_Voting_Challenge.pdf

The Best Solution for Economic Development in Wyoming

The best solution for economic development in Wyoming

$12,500 Cash:
$9,000 Cash prize for the 1st Place winning team, plus $5,000 rent-free space in Impact307; $2,500 Cash prize for the 2nd Place winning team, plus $5,000 rent-free space in Impact307; $1,000 Cash prize for the 3rd Place winning team, plus $5,000 rent-free space in Impact307;

Sponsors:
$5,000 — Sponsored by Avanti Financial Group
$5,000 — Sponsored by Caitlin Long
$2,500 — Sponsored by Blockchain Center for Excellence
$15,000 - Sponsored by Impact307 Rent-free Space*

*IMPACT307 is pleased to offer up to 1 year of rent-free space in their building(s) to the winning team(s). (Value $5,000)

Complete Challenge Details: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/759137409916600420/760316247933714432/Best_for_Wyoming.pdf

Battlesnake Challenge

Welcome to Battlesnake at WyoHack!

From September 25th-Oct 19 we will be running Battlesnake at WyoHack! Choose your division, build your Battlesnake and see if you can climb to the top of the leaderboard!

Battlesnake is a deceptively simple multi-player programming game for developers of all experience levels. Whether this is your first programming challenge, or you are a seasoned professional, Battlesnake has a place for you to practice your skills and have fun throughout the competition.

Build and deploy a live web server that implements the Battlesnake API and plays the game on your behalf. You can use whatever languages and technologies you want!

To be eligible to win you must be in the TOP THREE of a division!

Veteran: $1250 pool
1st - $650
2nd - $400
3rd - $200

Rookie: $750 Pool
1st - $400
2nd - $250
3rd - $100

Student: $500 Pool
1st - $250
2nd - $150
3rd - $100

All prizes are provided by WyoHack and will be distributed in accordance with their criteria.

Complete Challenge Details: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/759133276807364693/759228803036741632/Battlesnake.pdf

Enhance Actus in Marlowe

The challenge: enhance Actus in Marlowe

The challenge is to build on what the Marlowe playground already delivers to enhance Actus in Marlowe.

This could mean:

Implementing more of the Actus financial instruments in Marlowe, either by writing the contracts themselves or by generating contracts from their terms.

Building a JavaScript implementation of Actus contracts using the experimental JavaScript version of Marlowe for Actus contracts.

Visualizing how Actus contracts operate.

Building a mock-up of a stand-alone, mobile app for Actus contracts, using the Marlowe implementation for on-chain execution.

Proving correctness properties of Actus contract templates, using a proof assistant like Coq or Isabelle.

Any other ideas that will enhance Actus in Marlowe.

Complete Challenge Details: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/759137546302914560/759229446783500318/Cardano_challenge_-_Enhance_Actus_in_Marlowe.pdf

Beginner - Design a NetLogo Model which Demonstrates Common Decision Making Strategies

"Sponsored by the Office of the President UWYO, the Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR) and the Science and Engineering Education Development (SEED) Labs would like to see the creation of a NetLogo (multi-agent-simulator) model for use in education-spaces such as K-12 classrooms and/or community sessions.

This first model, meant for those that are new or learning about the blockchain and/or multi-agent simulation space, should demonstrate basic decision-making strategies amongst a per-simulation defined number of entities (agents). Types of decision-making strategies should include: 1) Majority Voting (simple); 2) Majority Voting (plurality); 3) Consensus (All or Nothing); 4) Bonus: Consensus (""Fist to Five"")."

Complete Challenge Details: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/759136536041357333/759195821106266143/cedarBeginner.pdf

Blockchain for social good - Supporting the United Nations Social Development Goals

1st Place $5000 in ADA; 2nd Place $3000 in ADA; 3rd Place $2000 in ADA;

Blockchain finance for social good - Supporting the United Nations Social Development Goals

We encourage you to come up with ideas that support the delivery of one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Your solution must be open source and developed using the Marlowe Playground. Although a comprehensive and full codebase is not required, you should include sufficient example code to demonstrate the effectiveness of your solution.

As important as example code is the production of a slide deck, outlining the problem you have identified or the way in which you can advance the achievement of the UN’s Social Development Goals and how your solution addresses it. We are determined to inspire those who currently have little or no knowledge of blockchain and the slide decks produced by winning participants will be used to illustrate to the public, governments, and other organizations how blockchain can overcome many of the barriers to sustainable development - particularly in the rapidly developing nations where the UN works.

We want to keep this challenge open ended to bring the brightest ideas to the table - many of which we are certain that we have not formulated. To spur some thoughts, below are a few examples.

Complete Challenge Details: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/759138118397591613/759218684295774229/IOHK_UN_challenge.pdf

Make the best NFT based game for VIMWorld

Interested in creating meaningful dApp games that connect people together through play? Here's your chance to demonstrate your Blockchain knowledge and your love for gaming. We are looking for creative thinkers and passionate builders that could make characters come-to-life in a browser-based game. We welcome any type of game such as strategy, action, puzzle, or adventure. This will be your opportunity to show the world what are you're capable of! We will provide assets for all the characters. Our frontend is built with React js so please keep in mind the limitations of js and the browser when developing.

Full Challenge Details: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/759136873146351627/759223571914162196/VIMWorld_INC.pdf

Advanced - Design a NetLogo Model which Demonstrates Blockchain Functionality

"Sponsored by the Office of the President UWYO, the Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR) and the Science and Engineering Education Development (SEED) Labs would like to see the creation of a NetLogo (multi-agent-simulator) model for use in education-spaces such as K-12 classrooms and/or community sessions.

The second model, meant for those with prior knowledge and experience in Blockchain and/or multi-agent simulations - should demonstrate, instrument, and allows novice engagement with the fundamental properties, characteristics, behaviors, and limitations of blockchain-based systems. Quality entries will include the ability to add/remove/hijack nodes, observe node and system behavior, add transactions, and compute node/system operations per ledger transaction. Advanced models may even allow the modification of "proof" mechanism.

Complete Challenge Details: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/759191923315048458/759516501886763008/UWyo_WyCS_-_SEED__CEDAR_-_Advanced.pdf

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Did you know? You don't have to be a developer to attend the 2020 WyoHackathon! The University of Wyoming event is open to anyone who is interested in business-building challenges or blockchain, including project managers, designers, development specialists, etc. Hear from leading blockchain and gaming leaders, attend a workshop on Wyoming’s blockchain laws and meet other forward-thinking people!

Requirements

1. Commit to a challenge by September 26, 2020 @ 11:59pm MDT

2. Commit to a team by September 26, 2020 @ 11:59pm MDT

3. Commit to a High Impact Headline by September 26, 2020 @ 11:59pm MDT

4. Submission Date is October 18, 2020 @ 11:59pm MDT

5. Top Ten Finalists Identified by October 20, 2020 @ 11:59pm MDT

6. Final Judging by October 23, 2020 @ 11:59pm MDT

7. Winners Announced October 24, 2020 @ 5:00pm MDT

Judges

Scott Stornetta

Scott Stornetta
Yugen Partners

 Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen
Blockchain Commons

Nick Spanos

Nick Spanos
Bitcoin Center

Bryan Bishop

Bryan Bishop
Avanti Financial Group

James Caldwell

James Caldwell
CS Professor University of Wyoming

Tommy Cooksey

Tommy Cooksey
SIMBA Chain

Hadrien Croubois

Hadrien Croubois
iExec

Jonathan Dunsmoor

Jonathan Dunsmoor
Dunsmoor Law

Edward Kepler

Edward Kepler
World Reserve

Yev Muchnik

Yev Muchnik
Launch Legal

Mike Borowczak

Nsikak-Ab Etim

Nsikak-Ab Etim

Ruben Gamboa
Professor

Philip Schlump

Philip Schlump

Jerad Stack

Jerad Stack

Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson

Romain Pellerin

Marc Liberati

Marc Liberati

John Temte

Brittany Kaiser

Brittany Kaiser

Kurt Wedgwood

Kurt Wedgwood

Dmytro Kondratiuk

Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce

Nils Bundi

Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

Test Judge

Test Judge

Kyriacos Koupparis

Judging Criteria

  • Execution
    Does the product function as intended? Is it robust and easy to interact with? No Credit:0 points; Developing:1-2 points; Effective:3-4 points: Excellent:5 points.
  • Design
    Is the product aesthetically pleasing? Does the design of the product elevate its message? No Credit:0 points; Developing:1-2 points; Effective:3-4 points: Excellent:5 points.
  • Creativity
    Does the product introduce a new approach or perspective, technical, analytical, or visual? No Credit:0 points; Developing:1-2 points; Effective:3-4 points: Excellent:5 points.
  • Utility
    Does the product address the challenge? No Credit:0 points; Developing:1-2 points; Effective:3-4 points: Excellent:5 points.
  • Impact
    Can the project make a significant impact? No Credit:0 points; Developing:1-2 points; Effective:3-4 points: Excellent:5 points.
  • Disqualified
    If you believe one of the rules has been broken, you must disqualify by marking this 5 points, otherwise leave it 0 points. Example: Built prior to WyoHackathon.