A hackathon is a collaborative event where several people (developers, students, entrepreneurs, blockchain specialists, marketers, novices, etc.) will come together to bring ideas to life on a given topic. To learn more about a hackathon, watch this video.

The PBWS hackathon will take place at the FinTech Place in the Palais Brongniart, 16 place de la Bourse, 75 002 PARIS.

Everyone interested in blockchain is welcome to the PBWS hackathon. Whether you are a student, an entrepreneur, a business owner, an employee, a novice or an expert !  The idea is to have multidisciplinary teams with blockchain experts in each of them.

Flagship event of the Paris Blockchain Week, the Paris Blockchain Week Summit is the largest conference in Europe dedicated to blockchain. It brings together more than 3000 participants, 70 sponsors, 250 speakers and 100 media partners to discuss topics such as data security, cryptocurrency and NFTs. The PBWS will start on April 12th with the Paris NFT Day and will end with the PBWS on April 13th and 14th 2022 at the Palais Brongniart and online.

Yes, the event is open to all. It’s an opportunity to learn more about an established or emerging passion.

Yes, no problem ! At registration and at the beginning of the event, volunteers who have an idea for a project will share it. But not everyone will. The best ideas will be selected and teams will be formed around them. The different sponsors will brief you on their potential issues and themes to be addressed. 

The idea of a hackathon is to mix and meet new people. That’s the state of mind. It’s not forbidden but we don’t encourage it.

This is not the spirit of a Hackathon either. If your project is not very advanced (research, ideas, concept) then no problem. If, on the contrary, your project has made significant progress (team formed, existing prototype, etc.) then we do not encourage you to propose it.

The project leaders will pitch their project ideas in 60 seconds.

And no.. You have to choose. But bravo for your creativity !

Before participating in the event, you will be invited on Discord to exchange with other participants about potential project ideas to present on the day.

The hackathon is organised by the PBWS in collaboration with WHAT THE HACK, a company specialised in the organisation and running of hackathons.

The winners of the hackathon will share 4500€ of prizes and will have access to the PBWS exhibition ! The prizes will be awarded on April 13th during the PBWS exhibition. 

Check out the “Sponsors” pages for more information.

The event will start on Friday 08 April at 6pm at the Palais Brongniart. 

Friday 08/04: 6pm – 11pm

Saturday 09/04: 8am – 11pm

Sunday 10/04: 8am – 7pm

Your team will be counting on you. If you have to be away for a few hours during the weekend, it should be fine. If you are not present at the opening or if you have to be away for a long time, it will be more complicated.

There is no accommodation for participants.

The PBWS hackathon is free of charge for participants and offers you the 7 meals of the weekend, goodies, access to the Palais Brongniart and to blockchain experts during the weekend. The participation does not include access to the PBWS exhibition which will take place on April 12 and 13, 2022, nor accommodation, nor transportation costs.

Yes, depending on the number of participants, we can make a selection of participants.