Build creative, well-implemented, and impactful solutions with Algorand, at Hack the North- Canada's biggest hackathon!
1,000+ students from all around the globe will be gathered at the University of Waterloo to build something incredible in just 36 hours.
Prizes for our API Challenge!
First Place: $1000 + Codrone
Second Place: Raspberry Pi 4 4GB w/ case + Matrix Creator
Third Place: Thule 32L Backpack + Gotenna
Fourth Place: Gotenna x 2
Fifth Place: $200 Amazon Gift Card
Sixth Place: Ledger Nano
The evaluation team is comprised of members of the Algorand product and developer relations team. We are here for:
Sergey is an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo. His research interests range from foundational cryptography to design of secure large scale systems, computer networks, protocols and blockchains. He received PhD from MIT in '15 where he was the recipient of the Microsoft PhD fellowship. His dissertation was on building advanced cryptographic protocols using lattice-based cryptography for which he received Sprowl's Doctoral Thesis Prize for best PhD thesis in CS at MIT. Prior to joining Algorand, he was the founder and CTO of StealthMine, and spent some time at IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre.
Russ is Technical Evangelist on Blockchain for Algorand, CEO of Fustino Brothers, Inc, makers of the Endorsed Jethro Tull App, and a Microsoft MVP reconnect in App Development. In addition to being a former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, he has also been one for Russ’ ToolShed, Xamarin, Raygun, Wowza & ComponentOne. Russ is a former Azure Senior Cloud Solutions Architect for Opsgility and Windows Developer for Directorpoint. He is highly experienced in developing cross platform apps using Xamarin and C# for UWP, Android and iOS. Russ is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer software developer and author of the book “Azure and Xamarin Forms” published by Apress. He has a passion for conveying relevant, current, and future software development technologies and tools through live seminars, teaching, and internet video productions. Russ heads up a user group in the Tampa Florida area: Mobile Application Dev Tampa. Russ is also the local PC Handyman for his community, fixing virus problems and providing tune-ups for his neighborhood and helping folks that have been scammed on their PC. On Twitter follow @RussFustino to keep tabs on him. Russ has enlightened, entertained and educated over 1 million developers in his career and is a recipient of the INETA Lifetime Achievement award.
Researcher whose general area focuses on cryptography and, more specifically, on secure multiparty computation, threshold cryptography, and proactive security.
Obtained Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University, Israel in 1994. Joined the cryptography group at IBM Research in 1996 and managed it from 1997 to 2019. Served as a member of the SIGACT Executive Board and a council member of the Computing Community Consortium. Initiated and organizes the Women in Theory Workshop, a biennial event for graduate students in Theory of Computer Science.
Member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the ACM and a fellow of the International Association of Cryptologic Research (IACR). 2019 recipient of the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics and winner of the 2014 Anita Borg Women of Vision Award for Innovation. Listed by Forbes as one of the World’s Top 50 Women in Tech for 2018.