EOS Global Hackathon San Francisco Recap

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San Francisco is such a vibrant city. I think it’s the perfect place
to get everyone who’s really well-versed in
coding and kind of very innovative. All the chatter online about the magnitude of this
event and all the enthusiasm has had me ready to get in there. San Francisco is known for
hosting the best of the best, right. I mean this is where everyone –
the entire industry – comes play their A game. Any name that comes to my mind
came from Silicon Valley. We want to be in the mix. Amongst that,
we want to be attracting top quality developers. There are so many great teams and
great people in EOS based in L.A., and this makes it very easy for
all of us to come together. Welcome everybody, I am so excited to
see all you people here today. This hackathon is really exciting to be a part of,
everyone just seems so happy that we’re here. The atmosphere at this
hackathon is absolutely amazing. A lot of smart, energetic people who are
excited about what they’re doing. You can feel it – a sense of mission that almost every
team in there is bringing out, it’s cool. Companies like Google and Facebook,
and LinkedIn and Salesforce… you know you get an extraordinary
level of sophistication and talent on that
engineering side out here, so I’m excited to see the same kind
of skills that were expected. We’re just in the first minutes
and definitely, it’s booming. You can feel the tension – people
actually brainstorming, bouncing ideas, one to another,
it’s exhilarating. There’s just generally an atmosphere of
kind of an intense focus and collaboration. I see so many people joining
and they’re very excited. They bring their laptops and
have a good discussion. The challenge this time – creating a business model that creates fundamental competitive advantages by aligning stakeholders really gets to the heart of where the whole value proposition of blockchain and EOS comes from. Hello everyone and thank you for coming for
the C++ breakout session. We invite all teams that successfully
submit a project at the hackathon to then come again and pitch to us
for a US$50,000 investment. I’ve been an entrepreneur in the past,
raised money and sold a company, so I’ve been on both sides of the table. This is the simple boilerplate project on GitHub. The mentors have been really helpful. I’ve definitely asked them a lot of questions. Do I think I’m going to be using them? I’ve – man I’ve used about five,
so yeah I think I’m gonna be using them. When we find one walking by
our table, we say “Hey!” “Check us out, this is our idea,
poke holes in it.” Trying to compile a list of security vulnerabilities
and the mentors helped there. And then we needed help troubleshooting
something with the EOS contract, the mentors have been like,
really expert and really warm. We get a walk around and see
all these groups of brilliant minds, thinking together and trying to
understand each other, developing ideas and bringing skill sets
together that the other doesn’t have. Feels great to be able to give back a little to such a vibrant community. It’s just great to see and hear ideas as they’re trying to come up
with their idea for their project. As a developer myself – an engineer – I’m curious about how much
people can get done in a couple of days on
a completely new platform, but from what I’ve been hearing,
it sounds like that’s going to be quite a bit. I think the biggest challenge
is to give back the power to users, finding ways to build systems that unlock
networks and unlock capabilities. I mean, we are as yet at the very beginning of understanding all the implications for blockchain. I haven’t seen anyone panicking
yet but it’s still early, you know People – people are settled in
and now they’re on the grind. As soon as we punch those
final pieces of code in, we’ll be excited. Until then it’s more stress probably, yeah.
(laughs) We think that we’ve stumbled
upon this real business model and truly disruptive concepts
all amongst this hackathon here. Ladies and gentlemen across the venue,
the big clock has spoken. Less than 10 minutes are left, you have
less than 10 minutes to submit to YouNoodle. Do not make the mistake
of waiting til the last minute. Ten… Nine… Eight… Seven… Six… Five… Four… Three… Two… One! Ladies and gentlemen, time’s up!
(cheering) This really was definitely
an intense hackathon for sure. There are some of the
best teams in Silicon Valley, so you’re up against some pretty big talent. 400 odd people in there
have been working 24 straight hours. Some people are nervous when they pitch, some people are confident… you can tell there’s a variety
of experience levels but they get their minutes
to make their case. Guys, three minutes on the clock… go! A decline in the volunteer rate,
almost 30% since 2002. If you have the high score,
you then own a piece of that game. We’re here to show you an idea that’s fundamentally going to change
every single team here once we implement this. 78 percent of all organizations around
the globe use open-source software to run vital aspects of their business
on a day-to-day basis. And here, you’re used to getting
Amazon two days max. In Thailand, it took me two weeks. The idea of Six Degrees
of Separation is basically you’re connected to anyone,
up to six steps. The great majority of tokens today are created for liquidities. Consumers own their health data
but do not control their data. Time! On the dot, well done!
(Applause) The overall winner of the
EOS San Francisco hackathon. The last team to join us at
the EOS Grand Finale in Cape Town. Team… NouGit, come on down! It’s absolutely fantastic. We’re going to Cape Town! Great! The hackathon was really cool, really.
We’re really happy to win it. It feels amazing, yeah.
We’re going to Cape Town! This is gonna be – it’s gonna be wild. (Applause and cheering) EOS Hackathon Grand Finale, here we come! {Cheering)

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