Holochain hAppathon & workshops in Barcelona


We're holding a Holochain hAppathon / workshop with the Holochain team just before the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC19) in Barcelona. The hAppathon will emphasize the topics of smart cities, but will still be open to all projects and persons interested in building on Holochain. Some of the themes and projects possibly worked on during the hackathon: P2P credentials, sharing cities, verifiable news, eHealth, local currency and more.

During the event we are honoured to have Eric, Philip and Tom, from the Holochain team, joining and supporting us during this hAppathon:
* Arthur Brock - Co-founder and architect of Holochain and founder and
CTO of Holo.
* Matthew Schutte - Director Of Communications
* Eric Bear - Community and Events Manager
* Philip Beadle - Community Technology Lead
* Tom Gowan - Developer Empowerment and Education Lead

Who is it for?
Developers, network architects, project owners, and other geek-folk interested in building scalable, fully distributed, agent-centric P2P apps
Those interested in decentralized digital identity, especially Self-Sovereign identity solutions.

People interested in developing various currency systems - from local currencies, through mutual credit to P2P accounting
Regenerative Economy and P2P commons enthusiasts.

You don't need to be a programmer to attend - we welcome designers, business developers and others!

We aim to facilitate the sharing of know-how and catalyze collaboration within the local and regional Holochain communities, as well as provide a boost to growing Holochain community in the Barcelona.

We'll be encouraging the teams to produce a tangible output by the end of the hackathon. It can be an MVP, a presentation of a concept or design, or just a distillation of learnings - but we're biased towards creating (rather than discussing) ;) We're encouraging open-source sharing and cooperation to nurture the ecosystem.

You're welcome to attend either as a team or as an individual. We'll help match up groups and project ideas beforehand as well as during the hackathon.

The program is going to be building around the needs and desires of the group. We'll have regularly scheduled meals and a couple of brief all-group sessions at the start and end of the days. Most of the work/play/learning will happen during scheduled as well as emergent sessions, (self)organized in accord with Agile principles.


18:30 — 21:00 Introduction to Holochain, Q&A, Initial team formation, Informal mingling


09:30 — 10:00 Breakfast, Coffee, Informal scrum
10:00 — 11:00 Opening session, Project formation, Session offers/requests/scheduling
11:00 — 13:00 Hacking w/ support, and Emergent sessions
13:00 — 14:00 Lunch
14:00 — 18:30 Afternoon sessions & activities
18:30 — 19:00 End of day meeting and check-in


09:30 — 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 — 10:30 Check-ins, Consultations
10:30 — 13:00 Hacking w/ support, Final sessions
13:00 — 14:00 Lunch
14:00 — 17:00 Final sprint
17:00 — 18:00 Project presentations, Closing session

More details
Breakfast and Lunch will be with vegetarian/vegan options. Please let us know about your dietary preferences when you register.

If the cost is a barrier to your participation (whether you're a student, experiencing financial hardship, etc.) please reach out to us here and request a scholarship. We'll get right back to you.

You'll have a chance to work with many people from the core team as well as the European community: Eric Bear, Philip Beadle and Tom Gowan.

What is Holochain?
Holochain is an open-source protocol and framework for building cryptographically secure, cross-platform, distributed applications. It provides the necessary tools to allow individuals to maintain control over their identity and data.

Introduction for developers: https://hackmd.io/_QG3JUPGSm-sR9NqG9ieLA
Holochain developer forum: https://forum.holochain.net
Holochain developer guide & resources: https://developer.holochain.net