Welcome to HackUMass VII & Blockstack!
Blockstack is a decentralized computing network that makes it easy to build powerful blockchain applications.
HackUMass VII is just the beginning.
In addition to the chance to win Apple BeatsX headphones as part of the hackathon, developers who participate in HackUMass VII also qualify for a unique additional opportunity.
Any app built with Blockstack during the event that successfully registers for the App Mining program by the deadline will receive an additional $200 reward.

See below to learn more and register! For any questions please reach out to [email protected].
START HERE: New to dapps or Blockstack?
Start with the Zero-to-Dapp Tutorial
If you're looking to build applications that protect privacy, offer better security, and allow users to own their data and identity, the best place to start is the 'Zero to Dapp' Tutorial. This tutorial will help you through key aspects of building on Blockstack and give you a good sense of tools and resources available to you.
Learn in 60 Minutes
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Then, dive deeper into Blockstack technology, resources, and open-source community:
BUILD
Register for HackUMass VII, build your vision, and compete to win Apple BeatsX headphones for the best app that uses Blockstack technology.
Some examples of apps that currently use Blockstack technology include:
The opportunity with Blockstack doesn't end with the event.
Register for App Mining
Any app built with Blockstack during an MLH event in October that successfully registers for the App Mining program before November 30th will receive an additional $200 reward.

To be eligible, your app must use Blockstack technology and be publicly accessible. If you have an eligible app, you can register it for App Mining here.
For any questions related to the App Mining program, or if you have an app you would like to register, please email [email protected]kstack.com.