PayPal and Braintree added a new location on BattleHack 2015’s map, Athens, a regional stop for the competition that will hold its final confrontation in California and has as stake the amount of $100,000.
By launching BattleHack Athens, PayPal and Braintree offer to local developers the chance to help the community, show their skills and share ideas while competing against the best of their peers in Southern and Eastern Europe.
The winners of the regional competition will go to San Jose for BattleHack World Finals, scheduled for November 14-15. The competition in Athens is scheduled to start on May 30th, at 10.00, and will end the next day, on May 31st, at 17.00.
To participate to BattleHack Athens are invited EU developers, hackers, IT specialists and more. They will have to create an application for social good and integrate PayPal API or Braintree SDKs. There is no topic limit and BattleHack is free to enter. Winners
The judges at the Athens competition are John Lunn, Senior Global Director, PayPal/Braintree_Dev., George Psistarkis Founder of Blendo and Apirise, and George Kasselakis, Partner at Openfund.
Winners of the BattleHack Athens will be awarded axe trophies, flights and accommodation to the World Finals in Silicon Valley to compete in the grand finale as “Greece’s Best Developers” with winners of other regional editions of the BattleHack Series 2015. The prize for the first runner up will be XBOX One 500GB and the second runner up will be given ADAFRUIT ARDX V1.3 KIT.
More details about the event can be found at 2015.battlehack.org.
BattleHack is a series of global hackathon contests organised by PayPal and Braintree. Competitors are required to solve a local problem by coding. Winners of the first prize of each contest receive an axe as the trophy, and admission to the world finals where competitors compete for the 100,000 USD grand prize. Competitors retain the ownership of their applications made in the contests. Previous two editions gathered a total of more than 5,000 competitors.