Mega-Ace Summer school - 2023
A 6 day summer school sponsored by Algorand Foundation - MEGA-ACE project of the Algorand Centres of Excellence programme, took place from 21 to 26 of may and it was a great success. It was coordinated by Professor Vassilis Zikas from Purdue university and Professor Aris Pagourtzis from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Having 135 participants consisting of students, professors, researchers and industry professionals in the filed of blockchain. The program was a package of deep knowledge and exposure to the area of blockckchain and a relaxing and fun summer excursion to the beautiful Greek island of Spetses.
For more photos of the event please refer to the Gallary.
On 21 May, The annual Athecrypt event was successfully held. This year the main focus was on the foundations of blockchain and distributed ledgers. Leveraging the presence of our distinguished professors in the field from other parts of the world (mainly due to our Mega-ace summer school), professors Juan Garay, Vassilis Zikas, Oshani Senevirathne and Aggelos Kiyayas, our students had the chance to spend a valuable time at the talks and a great chance to socialize with each other and our respected visiting researchers and professors.
This challenge is open themed, so we invite you to unleash your creativity and build unique distributed applications (dApps) utilizing the power of the Algorand blockchain. Design and develop dApps that add value to the ecosystem and solve problems that blockchain technology uniquely solves. You can even integrate Algorand blockchain functionalities to an existing project.
Here are quick links to the related events:
Algorand Community Assembly
Here is their official announcement to participate in this important event.
Join the Algorand Foundation team on March 29th for their second Algorand Assembly Call!
In this Assembly, they will give an update on the recent Myalgo wallet incident, share the progress of the governance program, announce the upcoming community events and communication initiative.
Summer school 2023
We are excited to share a small teaser for our upcoming summer school. The duration of the school will be five days, from 21 to 26 of May 2023 and the venue will be the beautiful island of Spetses Greece. we are currently at the stage of program planning and more information will be announce at our page soon. Stay tuned!
How You Can Donate ALGO to Support Earthquake Disaster Survivors in Turkey and Syria
On February 6th, 2023, magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes struck regions in Turkey and Syria, centered near Gaziantep. As of February 19, the death toll had reached at least 47,000. Two weeks after those initial powerful quakes struck the region, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled Turkey once again on Feb 20, bringing even more trauma and loss. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, this series of disasters is one of the worst natural disasters in the region’s history.
120 ACE - members in one frame
A short tweet video - ACE meeting barcelona 2023
Two weeks ago @AlgoFoundation held the ACE Kick-Off Conference in Barcelona. 120+ researchers and students from over 20 countries came together to advance #blockchain education and research. pic.twitter.com/2VPSgBtmDl— Doro Unger-Lee (@doroungerlee) January 26, 2023
Talk by MEGA-ACE PI Prof. Vassilis Zikas at NTUA
On January 9, 2023, we had the pleasure to hear our MEGA-ACE PI, Prof. Vassilis Zikas, speaking at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), about today's research challenges in Computer Science, focusing on decentralized trustworthy systems (Blockchain).