Informatics Valley, Turkey's technology and innovation base, hosted a continuous 36-hour marathon in the fields of Blockchain, NFT and Metaverse, which are the first concepts that come to mind when technology is mentioned.
41 developers from 112 teams from all over Turkey competed in the target-oriented project development competition organized by the Turkish Open Source Platform within a certain period of time.
Informatics Valley General Manager A. Serdar İbrahimcioğlu, who gave their awards to the teams that took the lead, said, “We see each of the 112 developers and 41 teams participating here as a venture firm. There are 41 new technology companies in front of us.” said.
Turkey Open Source Platform, established under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Technology, in partnership with Bilişim Vadisi and TÜBİTAK TÜSSIDE, organized a Hackathon in the fields of Blockchain, NFT and Meteverse, which are among the most up-to-date topics of technology. 41 teams and 112 developers competed at the Hackathon, which was organized to increase the number of ideas developed with open source, to raise awareness and to develop technology in strategic sectors.
VARANK GOT INFORMATION ABOUT PROJECTS
Turkey Open Source Platform Blockchain, Metaverse and NFT Hackathon started on May 13 at the IT Valley Congress Center with the participation of Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank. Minister Varank, one by one, with the teams in the area where the competition was held. sohbet and got information about the projects. With the instruction of Minister Varank, the first prize in the original project category of the competition was increased from 75 thousand liras to 100 thousand liras.
The Hackhathon lasted for 15 uninterrupted hours until the awards ceremony on May 36th. All kinds of training, mentoring and infrastructure support were given to the participants in the race, which was continued uninterruptedly with a few hours of sleep breaks.
15 MENTOR 12 JURY
At the Hackathon, the competing teams were asked to develop projects with blockchain technology, especially in the fields of financial technologies, sustainable energy, mobility, supply chain management, NFT, Metaverse, certification and data security. At the end of the Hackathon, in which 15 mentors and 12 juries, including expert educators, academics, software developers, entrepreneurs, business people and sector managers, took part, the winners of the original project and case study project categories were announced.
RANKING IS DEFINED
Medipol Blockchain Community came first in the original project category. This team
Notus Network and OMS followed suit. In the case analysis category, 42 Cores took the first place. ft_bestof42 was second and ft_blockchain was third.
THE COMPETITION WAS COMPULSORY
Berkay Ermiş, the team leader of Medipol Blockchain Community A, the winner of the original project category and the winner of the 100 thousand lira award, mentioned that they have developed a project related to the integration of the cold supply chain, the internet of things and the blockchain, and said, “We carried out the entire application here in 36 hours. We have also seen that we can succeed and that we can finally produce a product. We competed with 41 teams, the competition was challenging. I slept for 3-4 hours in total. It was very challenging but beautiful.” said.
WORKED FOR 36 HOURS
Informatics Valley General Manager A. Serdar ibrahimcioğlu stated that the Hackathon is a project completion competition in line with a certain goal in a limited time, and said, “Friends worked here non-stop for 36 hours. 41 teams and 112 developers are making presentations to strong juries and mentors who support their projects, both on the academic side and the sector side, without sleeping, napping from time to time.” said.
AWARD INCREASED TO 100 THOUSAND LIRA
Reminding that the Hackathon was opened by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, General Manager İbrahimcioğlu said, “Normally, our first prize was 75 thousand liras, our Minister increased it to 100 thousand liras.” he said.
WE SEE IT AS ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Noting that Informatics Valley is working to develop the entrepreneurship ecosystem and technology entrepreneurship, he said, “We see each of the 112 developers and 41 teams participating here as a venture firm. There are 41 new technology companies in front of us.” said.
WE WANT TO RISE AWARENESS
Turkey Open Source Platform Manager Sertaç Yerlikaya explained that the competition is in the fields of blockchain, NFT and metaverse, which are the most popular topics of recent days, and said, “We want to raise awareness in this area. What is the technology of this business, what benefits does it provide, what kind of openings does it make for us as Turkey. We want to present them, discuss these issues through the contestants and the jury, and show some guidance to those who want to work in this field.” he said.
E-GOVERNMENT AND METAVERS
Duzce University Biomedical Department Student Sema Dirican stated that they aim to bring e-Government to the metaverse universe with their projects, and we aim to make Metavers more fun and facilitate our processes. We have made a project where we will carry out our entertainment and financial activities at the same time. After 36 hours of adventure, I'm a little tired, I slept for about an hour and a half, two hours a day, but I think it's worth it.” said.
IS THE PRODUCT ORIGINAL?
Burak Kozluca, one of the competitors, said, "We have implemented a blockchain-based NFT system to detect whether a product is fake or original. It was very tiring. We did not sleep much day and night. It was tiring but beautiful. We had a very good yield.” he said.
IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE
Yusuf Sina Yıldız, a participant from Sakarya University, described the 36-hour Hackathon with the following words: The competition contributed a lot to us. We had the opportunity to meet the judges. We have given important information here. It has been an important experience for us. So we are very pleased. We slept a total of eight hours over the two days. Apart from that, we always wrote code on the computer, developed a design or discussed the ideas of the project. We spent a weekend intertwined with the project.
Kırıkkale University Software Engineering student Furkan Aslan emphasized that they want to break the perception that blockchain technology will only be used in cryptocurrencies and said, “Our project is to prevent unfair billing in the health system and to provide control in these billings.” said.
BLOCKCHAIN SECURE NFT SYSTEM
Nazlı Bişmiş, one of the contestants, summarized her project that she developed in 36 hours: How can a citizen make money from NFT? kazanWhen he says I'm here, he will come and enter the system we have created. If he has an NFT he will be able to sell, if not he will be able to create an NFT there. We have secured it with blockchain.