It’s no surprise that our Founders Marshall Hayner & Glenn Mariën have a special place in their hearts for Dogecoin. For those that aren’t aware, Marshall and Glenn were involved very early on with the Dogecoin community, and Glenn even developed the first ever Dogecoin wallet, dogechain.info.
Dogecoin has always fostered an incredible community of blockchain developers, many of whom have progressed to launch their own projects in the industry, including Metallicus.
As Metallicus is committed to the supporting the industry as a whole and the great developers that continue to build it, we are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the inaugural Dogecoin Hackathon ‘Dogeathon’, in November, all the way in Victoria, Australia.
Below is an excerpt from Dogecoin.com, which outlines how the hackathon came around, and what you can expect from the event.
Seven months ago, the Dogecoin Foundation’s Timothy Stebbing outlined the Foundation’s approach to promoting Dogecoin Development, through a strong focus on building the Dogecoin Ecosystem and increasing the number of developers working on all things Dogecoin. This included highlighting some of the key drivers of the various projects that the Foundation is working on.
One of the Foundation’s primary goals has been to drastically expand what it means to be a ‘Dogecoin developer’, and champion projects that lower the barrier for many new people to get involved at different levels: through libraries, documentation, mentoring, and community engagement. Essentially, foster a ‘Dogecoin developer ecosystem’ of hundreds of new people so the #DogeDevArmy is strong, spread across many projects.
The first Foundation projects — Libdogecoin (Dogecoin C library) and GigaWallet (payment service) — are key stepping stones toward making this goal a reality. As we’ve begun to see the fruits of these labors with the first release of Libdogecoin — and many devs wrapping and using the library from different languages — we want to take the opportunity to see what amazing new things folk can build using these and other tools. Enter the Dogeathon!
The Dogecoin Foundation is aiming for the Dogeathon Downunder 2022 to set the stage for a more significant CampDoge Conference in 2023 and beyond, which will be held in different locations around the globe every year in the service of promoting Dogecoin development in the future.
The event will feature both Community and Prize Awards, the latter being judged by an esteemed panel of Dogecoin champions! The current Prize pool starts at Ð 200,069.00, and Shibes can tip the Prize Pool address to increase the award. Judges will be announced soon. Much wow.
We can’t wait to see the first Dogecoin hackathon come to life, and Metallicus is proud to be a part of it.
See you down-under!
Metallicus sponsors inaugural Dogecoin Hackathon ‘Dogeathon’
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