The first SXSW was in 1989, started by a couple of misfits from the Austin Chronicle.

Texas is a state with a rich history and culture, known for its strong sense of independence and rugged individualism. Austin, the state capital, is a city that embodies this spirit, with a vibrant culture and a community that values creativity and innovation. One of Austin's most notable annual events is SXSW, or South By Southwest, which began 34 years ago as a small music festival and has since grown into a major event that attracts people worldwide.

In March of 2022, the Bitcoin community in Austin introduced a new event, #SATSx, held in conjunction with SXSW. The event aims to showcase the latest developments and innovations in the world of Bitcoin and decentralization and foster community collaboration and networking. Since its inception, #SATSx has helped to spur growth in the number of Bitcoin developers, enthusiasts, and businesses living in Austin.

#SATSx Hackathon by Pleb Lab Day 1
From: March 12th-13th Location: Bitcoin Commons 601 Congress Ave. Suite 200 Austin, Texas.The #SATSx Hackathon launched at the Bitcoin Commons this morning with 30 talented Bitcoin developers from around the country gathering to participate in Pleb Lab’s first Bitcoin Hackathon. The Bens were there…

The SATSx Hackathon is one of the highlights of the now dubbed #SATSx week, occurring on March 18th-19th, 2023. It provides an opportunity for developers and startups to showcase their skills and ideas and to compete for a prize pool of over 45 million sats. The hackathon will also feature mentorship from experienced developers and experts, who will be available to provide guidance and support to participants throughout the event.

SATSx Hackathon 2023 is on March 18th - 19th.

Overall, SATSx Hackathon is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in developing on the powerful Lightning network and looking to learn, collaborate and showcase their ideas while also being part of Austin's vibrant bitcoin culture.

Details of the Full Schedule have been released:

Join the Lightning Builders on March 17th - 19th, 2023. Brought to you by PlebLab.

SATSx Hackathon: Day 1

8:00 AM - Doors open. Grab some coffee and breakfast.
9:00 AM - Morning announcements.
10:00 AM - Hacking begins.
12:30 PM - Lunch catered.
6:00 PM - Dinner catered and sponsor announcements.
7:30 PM - Doors stay open. Continue hacking.

SATSx Hackathon: Day 2

8:00 AM - Continue hacking, grab some coffee and breakfast.
9:00 AM - Morning announcements.
12:30 PM - Lunch catered.
5:00 PM - Project demos begin.
8:00 PM - Project demos end.
8:45 PM - Winners announced, and SATSx concludes.
9:30 PM - Afterparty at Shiners.


Best Hack Overall
⚡️20,000,000 sats

Most Polished
⚡️5,000,000 sats

Most Ambitious
⚡️5,000,000 sats

Project Chaumian Mint
⚡️5,000,000 sats

Project Privacy
⚡️5,000,000 sats

Project Nostr
⚡️5,000,000 sats

Registration is limited. RSVP at SATSx Hackathon.

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