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Zach Burks

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About this event

The seasons are changing, and that means that it's time to get ready for the very first Settle Virtual Hackathon!

Sign up form -

Wait, what's this about? This is a chance to spend 2 weeks buidling something new with up to three of your closest friends/complete strangers for a chance to win a share of $5K in prize money. And you don't even need to put on pants.

What's virtual about this hackathon? The location. Instead of having to make arrangements to travel to some designated location that probably isn't near where you live, you can do this from anywhere. And at any time between the start date (Oct. 8) and end date (Oct 22).

Money? Yes. There's $5,000 in total prize money, and it'll be split among the top four teams. First place gets $3,000; second places get $1,500; and third place gets $500.

I'm already sold. Where do I go?

If you don't have a team, join our Discord ( and go to the #settle-team-forming channel.

If you want to sign up, submit your official entry by filling out this FORM and the form linked in that form (it's okay; both forms are short)

Settle -

A screenshot Settle demo -

No matter what, feel free to join our Discord to ask questions, get more information, or just see what we're all about

What is Settle? Settle is a chance for all of us to buidl the future of finance together. It's a thin platform that allows developers to focus on buidling. You deploy your app, Settle deals with the DevOps, and you share in Settle's subscription revenue in relation to the popularity of your app. We are all-in on the decentralized future, and we know developers are the key to getting there sooner than later. No ICO, no token.

Settle apps aren't about complexity – they're about distilling things down to core functionality to help users get done what they want to do without having to spend tons of time getting familiar with new software. Anybody could be the one to come up with the killer app on Settle.

One area of Settle we think is ripe for innovation is our Chat Hubs, where rich-messaging functionality allows for all sorts of inventive + efficiency-enhancing apps. Imagine a Telegram group where it's not a huge pain to go back and capture + catalog important info from thousands of prior messages. That's just the start of what can be built on Settle.

I've never heard of Settle. Who are you people? Settle's new. Not yet launched. If you feel like you need to sound cool when describing us, say that we're just coming out of stealth mode. But maybe don't. Anyway, we've been active on Twitter for less than a month; if you blinked, you might've missed your chance to vote in our binding poll for Settle's spirit emoji (🦖 - t-rex - won because you didn't vote!) Maybe you've seen some of the recent posts about our ongoing thinkathon.

We're the folks behind ConcourseQ, where we take an objective and community-driven approach to sharing research about ICOs. Maybe you've seen our Terrible Token Tuesday posts. And while we're throwing out links, come join our broader Concourse Open Community on Discord. Open is our middle name!

Who can participate? Anyone. Everyone! Form a team with your roommates or form a team with people from some other continent. Awesome at coding? Perfect. Less-than-confident about your coding skills? Don't be. Spend the next month learning (or don't) and enter anyway. What's the worst that could happen? Working on a discrete task and having to meet an external deadline is a great way to push yourself, find out what you're capable of, and find out what you might need to work on. And who knows, maybe you'll win, or maybe you'll create something that you're proud of. You'll almost certainly learn something and have fun.

How many people can be on a team? Between 2 and 4. If you're by yourself or if you need to add a team member or two, head to the Settle Discord and go to the #settle-team-forming channel. You can post an idea and see who might want to join your team, or you can post a request for team members who fit your specific needs. Of use it however you want.

How will you decide that my entry is better than all those other ones? We have judges. Maybe you'll have heard of them. Regardless, they're no strangers to this space, and they're more than capable of recognizing awesomeness. They'll be fair and impartial and will have a set of criteria they'll apply to each entry. The entries receiving the highest scores will win the prize money.

I wanna hack now! Can I go ahead and start? No. Everybody must start fresh on October 8 – no preexisting projects are allowed to enter. But we encourage everyone to spend the time leading up to the start-date getting familiar with Settle and any other relevant tools or tech in order to get right to buidling on October 8. Check out the links at the top of this post.

Why does this post's title say "The first"? Because this will be the first of many Settle Virtual Hackathons, or definitely a few. We're planning three successive hackathons leading up to the holiday season. But let's focus on this one for now.

That's it. Let's buidl!


  • Home-1st
  • $3000.0
  • $3,000 in ETH for the top team

  • Home-2nd
  • $1500.0
  • $1,500 in ETH for second place team

  • Home-3rd
  • $500.0
  • $500 in ETH for third place team



  • Sunday
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  • Monday
  • Schedule for the day is not published


Rules are not published.