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Feb 23

Somerco hackathon – a beer and blockathon

February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 24, 2019 @ 8:30 pm


Somerco blockathon in London. First release of tickets 250.

Kindly hosted by German Kraft Brewery. Somerco introducing Blockchain and Beer Club you will find on Meetup. What can beat London when it comes to mix business, fun, shopping and a rich historic culture? London has it all in abundance.

All teams pitch at the event and we select two teams from senior developers, two female teams and two teams with university students to pitch for our investors. The other teams still have good opportunities since the show is live streamed and we invite media and investors from different networks we have connections too to watch.

Blockchain developers are highly sought after in this Metropolis called London. So come and gain experience from each other.

London has a large grassroots movement with many groups interested in blockchain. Everyday you can listen to them giving their perspective. The techie perspective, the regulatory, the investor and very important the entrepreneur.

London Blockchain Startup Scene is growing day by day. It has attracted multinational companies to connect, techhubs, entrepreneurship programs and academia are part of the growing blockchain sector.

Somerco is partnering with the Craft Coin Company to launch the first ever “Beer and Blockathon”, hosted at German Kraft Brewery within Mercato Metropolitano. The Craft Coin Company is an exciting new venture creating a beer republic built on blockchain to catapult the craft beer movement across the world.

A blockathon inside Mercato Metropolitano give the hackers a greater experience and more exposure. Hackathon sponsors will have exposure to both participants and visitors at the market hall that during a weekend has 37 000 visitors. It enables them to engage with the most tech interested visitors and hackers.

Also two teams from senior developers, two female teams and two teams with university students are chosen as finalists and get to pitch for investors.

Here are themes for the hackathon that can be relevant for a brewery.
1. Blockchain Dapps for IoT;
2. Data Ownership vs. Data Stewardship (Ideas, Tools, Solutions);
3. AI & Smart Contracts (Hacks);
4. DAOs of the future (management structure and governance);
5. Fast Moving Consumer Goods related ideas,

There will be code written, we want a pitch deck, one pager, marketing plan and a simple version of a white paper. All done in two days. And yes you guessed it – fresh beer to drink

Criteria that are judged is quality of code, scalability of potential usage of dapp, unique business model, marketing model, usage of smart contract and token economics.

Come to the Meetup Blockchain and beer and mingle. You can also pre-register for the hackathon.

8:00 – Registration
8:30 – 8:45 Opening introduction for all.
8:45 – 9:15 Keynote speaker
9:15 – 10:00 Introduction for hackers and team building.
10:15 – 10:45 Short presentation of hacker teams.
10:45 – Kick – off. Start to hack.
21:00 First day ends.
21:00 – 01:00 am Close the day down with a party.
9:00 – 9:15 Summary of first day
9:15 – Start to hack
17:30 – Deadline submit hack to judges
17:45 All teams 5 min pitch
19:30 – 19:45 Announce the six finalist teams. Two teams with university students, two all female teams and two senior teams.
We also want to inform and educate our participants so we give you talks from keynote speakers, panel speakers and sponsors.

Come and listen to two full days of leading industry experts.

10:30 – 10:45 Opening introduction
10:45 – 11:15 Keynote speaker
11:15 – 12:00 Sponsor
12:15 – 13:00 Sponsor
13:15 – 14:00 Sponsor
14:15 – 15:00 Sponsor
15:15 – 16:00 5 Panel speakers discuss what technical hurdles need to be solved in blockchain?
16:15 – 17:00 5 panel speakers discuss why blockchain is disruptive.
17:00 – 17:15 Closing day
10:15 – 11:00 5 panel speakers discuss the latest blockchain innovations
11:15 – 12:00 Keynote speaker
12:15 – 13:00 Sponsors
13:15 – 14:00 Sponsors
14:15 – 15:00 Sponsors
15:15 – 16:00 Main sponsor with great offer
16:15 – 17:00 5 panel speakers discuss what is needed to make blockchain applications be used in all society?
17:15 – 18:00 5 panel speakers discuss what was 2018 technological blockchain breakthrough

Mercato Metropolitano, centrally located in London’s south east Elephant & Castle, is the city’s first sustainable community market focused on revitalizing neighbourhoods and protecting the environment. http://www.mercatometropolitano.co.uk

Get your ticket for the Beer and Blockathon on Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/somerco-blockathon-tickets-53853574491

Partners Balbir Judge and Max Garza from Dionysus.studio and Jan Softa and Angus Maidment from klikk token by Omnoptix can be met at the hackathon.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

To be part of the hackathon you are a university student or a professional and if you look young you might be asked to show ID to get beer or other alcohol.

What can I bring into the event?

You should bring a laptop and the cable.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attend?



February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am
February 24, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
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German Kraft Brewery at Mercato Metropolitano, London
42 Newington Causeway
London, SE1 6DR United Kingdom
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