Join us at SURGE, a youth learning event, for a sneak peak into the world of blockchain

SURGE Bangkok 

Focused on building solutions to increase financial inclusion for youth, this event will bring together interdisciplinary teams in Bangkok. This event will have a one-day learning event to teach an introduction to blockchain coding, as well as a two-day hackathon which will have talks from the leading minds in blockchain, and mentors on various topics such as design thinking and pitching.

SURGE is an immersive series of events that invites youth to learn new skills, while at the same time exploring where blockchain could play a role in addressing global challenges.

SURGE is more than an event, it’s an opportunity to learn, play and experiment while making new friends. SURGE aims to teach teens and young people about blockchain, a technology that is challenging existing models. Join us as we explore the hype and hope of blockchain.

SURGE is comprised of two components: learning events and hackathons. You’ll have the chance to learn, ask questions and engage with blockchain experts who are excited to help you navigate the world of this emerging technology.

SURGE offers a variety of events around the world, geared towards both non-technical and technical crowds.

 

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Judges

Mehran Hydary

Mehran Hydary
UNICEF

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Ariana Fowler
UNICEF

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Kelsie N
OmiseGo

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Nich Kesonpat
KXMade

Eric Mastro
Developer, Status.im

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Pol Bordas
DAppNode

Anthony Estebe
MESG

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Michael Elliot
MakerDAO

Sorawit Suriyakarn

Sorawit Suriyakarn
Band Protocol

Judging Criteria

  • Technicality
    How technically-challenging is this submission? Considering the number of developers who have contributed to it. How is the quality of the produced code? Are there security holes?
  • Originality
    Usability aside, is the idea proposed something that hasn’t been explored enough and rightfully deserves more attention? Are we witnessing the birth of a completely new use-case for tokens or smart contracts?
  • Impact
    Does this submission have the potential to improve financial inclusion for youth here in Thailand and the rest of the world?
  • Wow! Factor
    How has this project defied expectations? (i.e. did they do an extraordinary job producing code with just a few coders or is the scope of the project more ambitious than for a hackathon yet it was still delivered?)
  • Demo
    You are encouraged to present a demo of what you have built. You will be judged on what you build. You are encouraged to present what you have done, even if your hack is broken or not finished.