By Christina Rodriguez
The Eth Global team holds hackathons worldwide to find the best talent in blockchain technology.
So, what exactly is a hackathon? A hackathon is a collaborative event where participants work together to solve problems or create new applications.
Women and men from around the world, as well as locals, traveled to Mexico, in Mexico City, to join together and form groups of five people to build “on-chain” using blockchain technology or to solve a technical issue that a tech company is unable to resolve in their company with the developers they have hired.
Developers are instructed to resolve the issue at the event in a short time, usually 48 hours, and can win prizes, bounties, and more if they do.
It is also possible to start your own tech company and build it during a hackathon like EthMexico, pitch it to the judges, and receive honest feedback, which is another reason many developers pursue hackathons.
I applaud the forward-thinking nature of EthGlobal‘s team and their flawless execution of the event. As soon as you enter the venue, you are entering one of the top-tier places and locations in Latin America, where the energy is so vital that you feel like it’s a whole new world.
A developer world awaits you, and it’s exciting to watch in countless real-time rooms packed with laptops and dozens of people typing code for hours and hours. Some team members take turns leaving the venue to go home and shower. At the same time, others stay bunkered down with the ambition and drive to get it done as soon as possible.
Ethglobal’s team is fantastic! It’s impossible to imagine what they haven’t thought of in the event. A lot of attention was paid to the smallest details. From the breakfast and lunch provided to the drinks and snacks stations, a strong wifi connection when you’re in Latin America, to the award ceremony afterward with wine and pinatas is all incredibly impressive.
Hackathons are a great way to meet other developers, learn new skills, and create something new and innovative.
And, who knows, you might just find your next co-founder and project at one of these events.