2017 Trade Hackathon

This 24-hour hackathon will be held prior to the 2nd annual Distributed: Health conference as an opportunity for participants to build and then demo an original blockchain-powered application in competition for more than $10,000

Developers, students and aspiring entrepreneurs will have 24 hours to showcase their skills and vision using the APIs, SDKs and other tools from today’s leading innovators in healthcare. The challenge is to build the tech that will power the healthcare infrastructure of the future. The competition is being held at the The Wond’ry on Vanderbilt’s campus, and will be judged by a panel of experts looking for the the next big, disruptive ideas.

The event is open to anyone willing to participate. Feel free to email us at hackathon@godistributed.com with any questions.



Day One Saturday, September 23
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Hackathon Registration
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
12:00 - 12:15 p.m.  Introduction, initial remarks, hacking guidelines announced, special prizes announced
12:15 - 12:30 Special remarks from sponsors
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Team Formation
1:00 p.m. Hackathon Starts
5:00 p.m. Dinner served
11:00pm Special snack provided courtesy of Qtum

Day Two Sunday, September 24
8:00 a.m. Breakfast served
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Presentation rehearsals (required)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch is served
1:00 p.m. Hacking ends & Devpost submission deadline
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Project presentations
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Judges Deliberate
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Closing reception, winners announced


2016 site: https://dist-health.devpost.com/


Hackathon Sponsors


$12,500 in prizes

Grand Prize

The grand prize is $10,000 USD paid in bitcoin to the winning team.

Qtum Challenge Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


We believe technology should be built by people with different backgrounds and perspectives. All are welcome and we’d love to have a diverse, comfortable, creative environment for everyone! Any attendees under the age of 18 will need written permission from a parent or guardian to attend.


The judges will award the first place prize to the team that builds the best application of blockchain technology. All submissions must be posted on Devpost.


How to enter

All participants must register hereThe $25 registration fee covers your t-shirt, swag and meals. You can also apply for a scholarship by emailing lauren@btcmedia.org.



Jordan Earls

Jordan Earls
Co-Founder, Qtum

Tracy Kuhrt

Tracy Kuhrt
Community Architect, Hyperledger

Pauliina Alanen

Pauliina Alanen
Platform & Community, BetterDoctor

James Keck

James Keck
Business Innovator, Accenture

Judging Criteria

  • Problem being solved
    What problem is addressed or opportunity uncovered?
  • Use of blockchain technology
    Is the opportunity space or problem being solved leveraging the unique qualities of blockchain technology?
  • Market readiness
  • Implementation and technical quality
  • Presentation quality

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