Neo Global Development has scheduled two new learning opportunities as a part of the Neo APAC Hackathon. The first event is a panel discussion on infrastructure, while the second is a Java smart contract development workshop.

Infrastructure Panel

The infrastructure panel is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. (UTC) on Wednesday, Aug. 2, and will be hosted on Neo’s Twitter Spaces. This event, titled “Middlewares for Blockchain Performance Improvement,” aims to explore the latest trends and potential implementations in distributed infrastructure.

The Spaces will be moderated by a representative from NGD, with Neo SPCC software engineer Leonard Liubich, Greenfinch co-founder Alex Walker, and R3E Network co-founder Jimmy Liao as panelists. The discussion offers an opportunity for participants to gain insights from industry experts and community members working on oracle and decentralized storage solutions.

Java workshop

On the day following the infrastructure panel, the hackathon will continue with its fifth in a series of workshops on Aug. 3 at 9:00 a.m. (UTC). AxLabs software engineer Michael Bucher will host this workshop and delve into Java smart contract development. AxLabs maintains Neo’s Neow3j tooling suite, which offers tools to build dApps and smart contracts.

Held on the Neo YouTube channel, the session will aim to guide attendees through writing Neo smart contracts in Java. As with the previous workshops, this event is not exclusive to hackathon competitors, and anyone interested is welcome to join in the learning experience.

The Neo APAC Hackathon

The Neo APAC Hackathon is an initiative designed to foster Web3 growth in the Asia-Pacific region. Running from July to October 2023, this event offers over $1,100,000 in prizes and grant funding. With virtual sessions, on-the-ground “GAS Stations” across five major cities, and a grand finale in Hong Kong, the Hackathon seeks to attract innovative Web3 startups to the Neo ecosystem.