ArcBlock joins Future of Work virtual hackathon alongside industry leaders to build next-generation apps and services for work using the decentralized identity.

ArcBlock's is partnering with YGC Data, a leading enterprise innovation studio, to be a part of this weekend's virtual Future of Work hackathon. ArcBlock will be providing several of its next-generation decentralized identity services for developers including the developer tools, DID:CONNECT and the upcoming ABT Node 2.0 software to support a wide range of identity use cases and application scenarios in the healthcare segment of the event. The organizers of the event expect to have more than 300+ participants.

ArcBlock will be partnering with other industry solutions from Hedera Hashgraph, Hupbeat, DLA Piper, Baker Hughes (a GE company), Austin Young Chamber, and St. Edward's University.


Participants will have a chance to part of a $10,000+ rewards package and will be judged on the user experience, ease of implementation and potential to add immediate value to works, and organizations.

Hackathon Description

20+ million workers in the U.S. alone have filed for unemployment benefits in the first two weeks of April. We all personally know someone who has been furloughed or laid off. As we look ahead amid the global economic crisis to bring people back on their feet, many are emotionally devastated, financially concerned, and insecure about their ability to contribute.

In order to turn things around, we believe that it's crucial for us to redirect energy to learning new skills, solving critical problems, and adding immediate value to potential employers. Employers who have practical problems to solve. Among our workforce, there are those who need new challenges that push them to learn. They need to know that they can confidently make an impact today, from their home, with the experience they already have from their respective industries.


To showcase innovative student and entrepreneurial talent. To build resumes and portfolio work. To bond new team members to advance each others' careers. And to connect our mentors, judges, and sponsors to the best minds to tackle these challenges of the future.

  1. Healthcare Challenge
  2. Energy Challenge

Both challenges will be revealed on Friday at 5 pm CT.

Team building on Slack will be revealed on Wednesday at 12 pm CT.

Anyone interested in participating in the hackathon can register here.


Thank you for signing up to participate in YGC's first Future of Work Hackathon - we're looking forward to tackling real enterprise challenges in healthcare and energy this weekend. Here is the schedule for the full hackathon:

All times are CST (Central Standard Time). Webinars will be recorded and can be watched offline.


  • 12 PM - Slack Channel Opens and Team Formation Begins


  • 12 PM - Mentors and Judges Announced


  • 5:00 - 5:15 PM - Hackathon Kickoff
  • 8:00 PM - Finalize Mentor Times


  • 11:00 - 11:30 PM - Healthcare and Energy Workshops
  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Mentoring


  • 12:00 PM - Submissions Due
  • 1:00 PM - Presentation Orders Posted
  • 1:30 PM - Live Presentations Start (Required)
  • 3:30 PM - Live Presentations End
  • 6:00 - 6:30 PM - Winners Announced


All individuals, regardless of location, are encouraged to participate. Individuals can sign up as teams (we recommend teams of no more than 5 members for productivity) or can be matched into teams.

Graduate students focused on industries such as energy, transportation/logistics, construction, healthcare, and retail / physical stores will receive priority access to team formation.


The final presentation will include a live presentation of 3 mins to our Hackathon Judges that showcases design, research, and demo of a working prototype. Followed by 2 min Q&A.

Please include all relevant files to your project in your submission to Devpost.


Customer/Problem Validation How practical is the problem for the entire industry? Are we truly solving a pain point for an entire industry or is this a nice to have for one organization? Who did you consult to validate this problem?

User Experience/Customer Experience How will the customer or the user interact with your solution? Why is your proposed interaction the most efficient way? What are the alternatives in comparison?

Speed of Implementation If you were to implement it today, how quickly can we deploy the solution? How many people, departments and other roadblocks that you would potentially face?

Immediate Impact/Value Add Once correctly implemented, what is the projected value of this solution? Can you show it in terms of the potential hours saved, cost reduced or revenue generated?