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.
Check our algorand.org/hack for a description of our API Challenge.
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:
Head of Cryptography
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.
University of Waterloo