Preparing for a Ethereum Hackathon/What to expect as a participant

I was planning attending EthDenver in a couple of months. I’m currently a 3rd-year undergrad student with no experience in developing dApps at all. I was initially planning on attending just to go to presentationsbut I decided that I would actually want to participate in building something since I was going.

What’s the best way start learning and developing in preparation for EthDenver? Should I learn about Solidity? Do people usually combine their dApps with web frameworks? Any sources of information would be good (I’m already reading [this](

Also, feel free to share about your experiences at hackathons (especially Ethereum ones), especially if you went in alone. I know hackathons can be a bad experience when going alone and/or if you are not prepared so I’d like to avoid at least one of those.

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BAT & Brave announce partnership with CIVIC: Publishers will be able to withdraw earned BAT directly into an Ethereum address with CVC as secure identity verification

**Official announcement from BAT & Brave:**

**Official announcement from CIVIC:**

Brave-verified Publishers with Civic Reusable KYC will be able to collect earned BATs with their own Ethereum wallets

Civic, the global digital identity leader, and Brave, an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, will collaborate to provide Civic’s identity verification services to Brave’s verified publishers. Publishers will have the option to use Civic identity verification and other Know Your Customer (KYC) services in order to securely collect the Basic Attention Tokens (BATs) earned via the Brave browser and the BAT platform.

There are currently over 21,000 Brave-verified publishers, and 4 million monthly active users of the Brave browser. Brave users can opt to anonymously and automatically reward publisher content by donating BATs through the integrated Brave Payments system in the browser. In the future, publishers who provide their own Ethereum wallets to receive BAT payments will have the option to use Civic Reusable KYC to verify identity and ensure authenticity. Publishers will benefit from convenient, secure, and private identity verification through the Civic app.

Reusable digital identity is the core of Civic’s identity verification platform, and Civic Reusable KYC will enable publishers to safely and securely verify their identities and receive BAT contributions without sharing unnecessary data. Additionally, publishers will have a way to conveniently be identified with their mobile devices each time they log in to claim their tokens.

“Brave is a revolutionary browser that is combating some of the biggest Internet privacy challenges. As Brave is experiencing exponential publisher and user growth, implementing Civic will enable more people to safely and securely utilize the Brave platform while establishing and sustaining trust between publishers and users. We’re thrilled to partner with Brave and bring our trusted identity verification services to help build a better browser with the benefits of blockchain technology,” said Civic CEO and Co-Founder, Vinny Lingham.

“Brave and the Basic Attention Token aim to directly connect users and publishers in a transparent system to guarantee privacy and authenticity, without the intermediaries that harvest user data. Civic shares our values around privacy and protecting user information, and we’re excited to work with them to offer Civic Reusable KYC, which will be key to ensuring security and privacy on our publisher network,” said Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave Software.
This collaboration was announced at Consumer Identity World in Seattle on Friday, September 21. Civic recently launched its Reusable KYC incentive campaign, called “Civic Libre”, where anyone with a legitimate business can benefit from no cost identity verification services until the end of 2018.

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