The Blockchain Society together with Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T- Labs) presents the #T-
LabsHACK! A 32-hour Identity & Blockchain Hackathon and Learnathon to learn and develop
This is the follow-up T-Labs Hack Session, with the first one taking place in Seattle, this one is
happening in the capital of Germany: Berlin!
What is the #T-LabsHACK you may ask? Well, with the increasing popularity of blockchain technology
in the industry today, there comes a desire to always be ahead of the curve; with this event, we will
bring you up to speed on some of the hottest tech to hit the blockchain space, which you can then
use directly in your Hackathon projects to win great prizes!
A Learnathon will also be included with a workshop that will introduce hashstaX. To get some
impressions about the work of the Blockchain team at T-Labs and learn more about hashstaX check
out this video.
The Challenge of the hacakathon willl be centered around Identity Marketplaces.
The hackathon will be held at Hubraum Café, Winterfeldstraße 21, 10781 Berlin.
The amount charged for the hackathon is to encourage attendees to show up on the day of the
event. This amount can be refunded on request once you are at the event.
See more details on DevPost. There will be €6000 in cash prize and €3000 in IOTA tokens.
We suggest teams of no more than 4-5 individuals. You can organize teams prior to the event, we will be creating a Slack team to help create teams.
We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably (definitely) stick by these
1. Fresh Code – We all start coding at the same time. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital
mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within
2. Code Review – Winning teams may be subject to a code-review at some point following the event
or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.
3. Ownership and IP – You own your IP and whatever you create. Simple as that.
4. Team Size – No more than five people.
5. Submissions – You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to do just that. More information
will be given at the event.
6. Demos – You’ll demo the functionality of your project and talk through your idea. You’ll receive an
email with instructions on how to do just that, more information will be given at the event.
The Hackathon projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
Technical Deployment – 25%
Consumer Centric – 25%
Usefulness – 25%
Innovation – 25%
John Calian is a Senior Vice President at Deutsche Telekom AG, and the Head of the Telekom InnovationcLaboratories (T-Labs) in Berlin, a group of some 300 experts & scientists (+ entrepreneurs) from a variety of disciplines, from more than 25 nations all working together at T-Labs. Additionally, John co-founded and leads all product development for the T-Labs Blockchain Group, a team dedicated to decentralization research and development. In this dual role, John is responsible for developing and leading innovation topics, including blockchain strategies and initiatives, machine learning techniques and customer experiences, for Deutsche Telekom and its partners. Prior to joining T-Labs, John held numerous technology leadership roles and was the founder and COO of multiple startup software firms in the Seattle area. Mr. Calian holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Washington.
Matt Law has spent most of his career building teams and growing digital agencies with a focus on innovation, most recently as Worldwide Chief Operating Officer at a creative agency network. Matt has led teams that have been awarded at Cannes, D&AD, the Webby’s and One Show among others. He advises our portfolio on brand strategy, and telling their compelling stories through marketing planning, content, PR and communications. He is passionate about building inspired and committed teams, and is applying this to the operations of Outlier as it grows, advises our partner companies on their growth strategy, as well as developing our increasing network of commercial, academic and developer communities. A regular writer and speaker, he has contributed insight and analysis to marketing and business titles such as Campaign Magazine, The Drum, The Times and the Financial Times.
Dr. Alexandra Mikityuk is a 10 year veteran of the telecommunication industry, having held various positions at Deutsche Telekom in Berlin. Dr. Mikityuk received her Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin. In 2010, she concentrated her research and work on secure media distribution and processing topics. In 2013, she joined the Security in Telecommunication research group at TU Berlin, where she received her doctorate (PhD) in embedded security for remote processing. In 2017, Dr. Mikityuk turned her attention towards distributed ledger technology and is currently the Co-Founder and Head of Blockchain Technology for The Blockchain Group, a unit of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs (T-Labs).Event Schedule.
Saturday, January 19th
9:00 am: Registration & team formation, breakfast
9:45 am: Opening remarks from T-Labs
10:30 am: Opening remarks from the Blockchain Society
10:45 am: Introduction to hashstaX Workshop
11:45 am: Workshop by CRy
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm: Hackathon rules, team formation, challenge overview
1:25 pm: Start of Hackathon
7:00 pm: Dinner
Hacking will continue overnight! (Attendees may choose to stay over and hack or go home to sleep)
Sunday, January 20th
9:00 am: Breakfast
12:00 pm: Lunch with judges
3:00 pm: Conclusion of Hackathon & submissions on DevPost!
3:15 pm: Presentations & judging
4:30 pm: Winner selection & final remarks by T-Labs
4:45 pm: Optional networking
6:00 pm: Closure
Come out and hack! We are looking forward to seeing you!