Hack´n`Share Weekend V0.0 in Berlin



The blockchain revolution offers great potential for Science and Knowledge creation. Immutable data trails, novel means to research money distribution and even crowdfunding methods arise – just to name a few.

The most exciting concept is the living knowledge network, the easiest way to explain it is to draw an analogy to bitcoin. Replace the bitcoin scripts with scientific conclusions and see the consensus mechanism that keeps the bitcoin blockchain honest as a mean to keep science meaningful and honest. All incentivised by a Knowledge token, just like bitcoin mining is incentivised by an intrinsic value on the bitcoin blockchain.

With this minihackathon we want to bring the blockchain tech community together with scientists, create engagement and hope to win talent for the living knowledge network. There will be lightning talks, discussion rounds and lots of hands on. Bring your own laptop! (PC, MAC, LINUX), install node.js, git and other standard developer tools.

There will be similar weekends in London & Edinburgh this year. 

Who should come: All scientists with a slightest interest in Blockchain, Open Science advocates and techies with interest in blockchain in science and knowledge creation. 

Date:  27th – 29th of October, starts Friday evening with a public meetup.

Organized by PD Dr Sönke Bartling, James Littlejohn, Roman Gonitel

Program (prelimnary):


Planned breakouts: 

  • The Living Knowledge Network (James Littlejohn & Roman Gonitel, lkn.foundation)
  • Creating science`s incentivation & research money distribution systems of tomorrow (Shakib Wassey, pevo.science & Martin Etzrodt)

Friday (Public pre-program):

19:00 Meetup @ HIIG – 1-2 presentations about Blockchain for Science

21:00 Social in a bar, self-paid

Saturday (Main program):

09:00 Breakfast, self-paid, who can make it

10:00 Intro to community, showcase, education on what has been done to date and what needs to be done now and in the future by James Littlejohn


13:00 Pizza & Soda (provided)


15:00 Team build and start / breakout / Coffee (:-))

21:00 kickout > Restaurant, Bar, self-paid


10:00 Start with a talk

10:30 Continue breakout

13:00 Pizza & Soda (provided)

16:00 Sunday afternoon show case and close

Register here:

Eventbrite - Living Knowledge Network / Hack´n`Share / Blockchain For Science V0.0


Location: Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Französische Str.9, close to Bhf. Friedrichstrasse. 

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