After six major hackathon events around the globe, ETHGlobal is bringing its event to Africa. The ETHGlobal Hackathon will debut in Africa between April 19 and 21, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. The news was announced by ETHGlobal team member Liam Horne on Twitter. The most recent event in the series occurred from December 7 to 9 in Singapore. For the upcoming Cape Town Hackathon, they have set up an ETHCapeTown twitter account and website.
What Does ETHGlobal Cape Town Offer?
On its website, ETHGlobal writes:
“Building a culture of innovation in the beautiful tech hub of Cape Town, South Africa. Leading minds within the blockchain space will join over 200 international hackers, developers and curious minds to collaborate on building a decentralized future using Ethereum. The occasion will be inclusive and educational, inspiring communities through the creative design of blockchain applications. There has never been a better time to be a part of this community.”
The event will be the first to be organized in Africa, providing a chance for hackers to put their skills to test. The Ethereum Foundation and Linumlabs are supporting the event. Volunteers and mentors can apply for the event now. ETHGlobal has organized six hackathon events in 2018 which were located in San Francisco, India, Denver, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and Waterloo.
What Is the ETHGlobal Hackathon All About?
ETHGlobal is a community effort supported by teams at SV Angel and L4. Apart from Liam Horne, the team includes Josh Stark, Kartik Talwar, Panashe Mahachi, Ethan Wilding and Jeff Coleman. The team supports several hackathons in a multitude of cities every year. With the ETHGlobal hackathon, the team is reaching out to the Ethereum community. Though anyone can apply for any hackathon event they organize, the applications are reviewed by the organizers on a case-by-case basis.
The team also helps other Ethereum communities in organizing Hackathon events. It supports hackathon events all over the world and is ready to support communities that are willing to put in the ground work with local volunteers.