Are you ready for the challenge?

BlinkSky is hosting Blinkathon to unleash innovation & find FinTech solutions to accelerate the progress of global digital payments.

What is it?

A virtual hackathon to help developers generate new ideas about and create new methods for the movement of digital payments around the globe.

Why?

Digital payments, in the form of gift cards, donations and incentives, enable the immediate movement of value to anywhere in the world and bring people and their talents closer together.

How?

100% remote. Participants form teams, ideate, generate solutions, and then pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.

Who?

Anyone who is above legal age of majority in their country of residence in all non-excluded countries and territories.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$20,170 in prizes

Best Team Digital Solution (Sponsored by BlinkSky)

1 Winner - USD $10,000 Best Digital Team Solution (Team of 2-8 persons)

Best Individual Digital Solution (Sponsored by BlinkPaay)

USD $5,000 Best Individual Digital Solution

2nd Place (Sponsored by BlinkSky Founders)

Mac Book Pro 16-inch

3th Place (Sponsored by HammerPay)

iPad Pro 12.9-inch

4th Place (Sponsored by BlinkSky Trinidad)

1 Winner
USD $500 BlinkSky Digital Gift Card.

5th Place (Sponsored by BlinkSky Jamaica)

Apple AirPods Pro

6th Place

1 Winner - USD $100 BlinkSky Digital Gift Cards

First Teams to submit from the Caribbean and Africa (Sponsored by BlinkSky Nigeria) (3)

3 Teams
$10 BlinkSky Digital Gift Card per Participant Team Member. First Teams to submit, and have accepted projects from the Caribbean and Africa (see excluded territories and countries)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

Project Submission

  • All teams should have a team name and be registered with Devpost.
  • Each team should designate a team representative who submits the team’s submission.
  • The Devpost team page listing should have the following:
    • The Devpost team page listing should have the following:
    • The team lead must list a mobile phone number on the teams DevPost page (after judging is complete the number may be removed)
    • All team members will be listed with brief biographies.
    • Short abstract of the project
    • The hackathon theme (See https://realityvirtuallyhack.com/about/) and category if applicable
    • The development tools used to build the project
    • SDKs used in the project
    • APIs used in the project
    • Any assets used in the project
    • Any libraries used in the project
    • Any components not created at the hackathon
    • A link to the team Github repository
    • A link to a video of a screen capture of the application on Youtube.
  • Provide a URL to a publicly visible code repository with a README explaining the Project
  • When development ends at least one member from each team will meet with the judging team for a brief review of their submission and to confirm that the team’s Devpost page has been correctly updated.

Judges

Michael Cothill

Michael Cothill
CEO / HammerPay

Steve Youngblood

Steve Youngblood
EVP Product / BlinkSky

Mark Chambers

Mark Chambers
CEO / BlinkSky

Ronallie Sirju

Ronallie Sirju
Technology / Payment Consultant

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    We will look at innovations presented by the application and its associated presentation. Entries should show new ways to send digital payments using the APIs in the BlinkSky platform
  • UI/UX Design
    We will look at the solution and judge its look, feel and overall design. Designs should show how they make digital payments desirable and even fun.
  • Business Potential
    How will your solution attract users with the goal to generate new business?
  • Impact
    How will your solution improve people's lives, in economic terms, in satisfaction terms and in overall terms?

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