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NEO are sponsoring two hackathons this month – START Hack in Switzerland and HackCU in Colorado, with City of Zion developers attending as representation.

START Hack is a 35 hour event that will be held on the 23rd – 25th of February in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The hackathon is organised by START Global, a student run association for entrepreneurship and technology at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). START Hack is an annual event that attracts more than 500 computer scientists, engineers and tech enthusiasts from all over the world.

Charlie Revett, City of Zion member and creator of NEOAuth, will be on hand at the event to pitch a challenge to participants. Charlie will also provide a 30 minute workshop on an introduction to NEO smart contract development, providing the knowledge required for web and mobile developers to start building their own dApp.

HackCU will be held at the University of Colorado Boulder on February 24th & 25th, and is a 24 hour hackathon that describes itself as a ‘invention marathon’. HackCU was founded four years ago by a group who wanted to provide students with the time and space to work on projects they would not normally have during school. Other sponsors of HackCU include Twitter, Dish, Deloitte, Seagate and GitHub.

Tyler Adams, City of Zion and Moonlight co-founder will be attending HackCU along with Yak Jun Xiang, lead developer on neon.js. Tyler will be giving a presentation on the NEO blockchain, and he and Yak Jun will be available to any developers requiring assistance on their projects throughout the event.

Participants at both hackathons can compete as individuals or in teams consisting of up to four people. There will be prizes of 500 GAS for the winners of each event, which is enough to deploy a dApp to the NEO main net.

For more information and registration on the START Hack event you can visit starthack.ch.

For more information and registration on the HackCU event you can visit hackcu.org.