Posted to Member Events, Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 19, 2018 (Barrie, ON)

BLOCKCHAIN: A coder’s challenge to solve a Downtown challenge!

The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) is excited to have partnered with the City of Barrie’s Invest Barrie to support Georgian College’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre blockHACK Hackathon using Blockchain coding technology.

A 24-hour brainstorming session between March 23 at 5 pm to March 24 at 5 pm, teams will come together to help solve challenges using the Blockchain technology. The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) is excited to present a specific challenge of an inability to offer a consistent and user-friendly multi-business ‘gift card’ program to our businesses customers.

‘The independent nature of the Blockchain technology provides the opportunity to come up with a user-friendly and consistent Downtown gift card program regardless of which POS or bank a business uses. We are looking forward to seeing the final outcomes.’ explains Craig Stevens, Managing Director for the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA).

The event is taking place both in Downtown Barrie and at Georgian College. It includes a kick off dinner and keynote speaker – filmmaker-turned-coder Niloo Ravaei on Friday evening. The event concludes on Saturday evening with the ‘solution pitches’ to a judging panel with over $5000 in prizes up for grabs.

Be sure to stay tuned for the results of this fun and progressive event.

For further media information contact:

Contact: Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA)
Craig Stevens, Managing Director
Office: 705-734-1414
Email: cstevens@downtownbarrie.ca

About Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA):
The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) is committed to marketing the Downtown, facilitating events, influencing policy and investing in the public realm to deliver an exceptional Downtown experience. www.downtownbarrie.ca

Contact: Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA)
Craig Stevens, Managing Director
Office: 705-734-1414
Email: cstevens@downtownbarrie.ca

About: Georgian College Henry Bernick Entrepreneur Centre Hackathon