Meet Alice and Bob:
“They are hardworking members of society, but do not earn enough to afford a bare-bones household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and preventative health care.
Alice and Bob are your child care worker, your parent on Social Security, the cashier at your supermarket, the gas attendant, the salesperson at your big box store, your waitress, a home health aide, an office clerk working in health care.
Alice and Bob cannot always pay the bills, have little or nothing in savings, and are forced to make tough choices such as deciding between quality child care or paying the rent. One unexpected car repair or medical bill can push these financially strapped families over the edge.”
(Adapted from United Way: definition: The Alice Project)
The purpose of the hackathon:
Participants will create a decentralized product/service to help Alice and Bob participate in a viable and sustainable way in the emerging decentralized economy. We want to demonstrate how this will empower Alice and Bob to grow their financial wellbeing.
We will start sharing more information as Alice and Bob’s story unfolds….
Blockstack is a socially responsible business and a new internet for decentralized apps where users own their data. A browser is all that’s needed to get started. Developers do not need to have any prior blockchain coding skills.
This developer hackathon to bring the greater good of decentralized technologies into action is brought to you by Blockstack, BC Blockchain Forum and Women in Blockchain Vancouver with organizer support from Advance Tech Media, The BC Government Blockchain Association, Blockspace Solutions, Decentrum and DigitalFutures.