BUild the Decentralized Future

Decentralization is underway. In the coming years, emerging blockchain technologies (like Ethereum) will aid in distributing power from the center to the edges of our communities. This movement could bring about the most significant technological and social advancements since the advent of the internet. You can be a part of this change at ETHDenver.

ETHDenver is welcoming those who want to support and build the decentralized future. The Hackathon is an opportunity to work alongside the developers, thought leaders, advisers, and companies who are making the infrastructure and applications that will power the future.

 

APPLY FOR

Solo Hacker

[FREE]

Hacker Team

[FREE]

Workshops/Speakers

[$30.00]

Volunteer

[FREE]

First round of applications close January 14th. Second round closes January 31st.

Judges & Speakers

 

 

Joseph Lubin (AMA)

Founder, ConsenSys

Co-Founder, Ethereum

 

Raine Revere

Prism Architect, Shapeshift

Co-Founder, Maiden

 

Emma Channing

CEO and General Counsel, Satis Group

 

David Gold

Managing Director, Access Ventures

 

David Knott

Viper Developer, Ethereum Foundation

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Piper Merriam

Builder of Things, Ethereum Foundation

 

Kevin Owocki

Founder, Gitcoin

 

Nathan Schneider

Scholar in Residence, University of Colorado

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Robbie Bent

COO, TrueBit

 

Doug Petkanics

Founder, Livepeer

 

Will Warren

Co-Founder, 0x Protocol

 

Jesse Walden

Co-Founder, MediaChain

 

Shira Frank

Co-Founder, Maiden

 

Alex Xu

Director of Operations, 0x Protocol

 

Kyle Samani

Managing Partner, Multicoin Capital

 

Preethi Kasireddy

Founder, Schelling

 

 

Tony Tran

Co-Founder, Bee Token

 

Hudson Jameson

Co-Founder, Oaken

 

Adam Babik

Software Engineer, Status

 

Jim Goebelbecker

Chief Executive Officer, Denver Kids

 

Siddharth Coelho-Prabhu

Product Lead, Toshi

 

 

Kieren James-Lubin

Founder & CEO, BlockApps

 

 

Hannah Parsons

Chief Executive, Exponential Impact

 

Mark Beylin

Founder, Bounties.network

 

Matan Field

CEO/Architect, DAOstack

 

Pete Kim

Founder, Cipher Browser

 

Alexey Bashlykov

CTO, Zerion

 

Luke Duncan

Research Lead, Aragon

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Allyson Dias

Director, Thiel Fellowship

 

Ilya Nikolayev

CEO, Tapinator

 

Stephanie Copeland

Executive Director, CO Office of Economic Development

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Andy Milenius

Software Engineer, Maker

 

Amber McReynolds

Director , Elections Division, City & County of Denver

Sean Qillaq  

 

Haseeb Rabbani

Lead Devangelist, Blockgeeks

 

William Mougayar

Author, The Business Blockchain

 

 

Dmitry Buterin

Founder, Blockgeeks

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Leonard Tan

Engineer, ENS

 

Elena Sinelnikova

Founder, Cryptochicks

 

Kirk Dameron

Geomehme Vorf, ConsenSys

Stigmergist Extraordinaire

 

Zac Mitton

Project Lead, X-Relay

 

Rouven Heck

Founder, uPort

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Mike Goldin

Lead Engineer, Adchain

 

Liam Horne

Co-founder, L4 and ETHGlobal

 

Nadav Hollander

Founder, Dharma Labs

 

MacLane Wilkison

Co-Founder, NuCypher

 

Rhys Lindmark

Founder. Creating a Humanist Blockchain Future

 

Yondon Fu

Software Engineer, Livepeer

 

Linda Xie

Co-Founder, Scalar Capital

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Manuel Araoz

CTO, Zeppelin Solutions

 

Coury Ditch

Lead Architect, Opolis                          ETHDenver Chief Hydrationist

 

Felix Feng

Founder, {Set} Protocol

 

 

Scott Sanderson

Patent Attorney, Sanderson IP Law

 

Jorge Izquierdo

Co-Founder & Tech Lead, Aragon

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Boyma Fahnbulleh

Founding Partner, Amentum

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Evan van Ness

Curator, This Week in Ethereum

 

Alex Miller

Co-Founder, GridPlus

 

Panashe Mahachi

Co-founder, L4

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Steven McKie

Founding Partner, Amentum

 

David Aktary

Founder, ERC dEXCHANGE

 

Nadine Hachouche

Developer Evangelist, Storj

 

Jake Vartanian

Founder, Native

 

Kenneth Hodler

Chief Technology Officer, KeepKey

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Joshua Nussbaum

Partner, Compound

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Tom Bean

Lead Developer, b0x 

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Tracy Leparulo

Founder & CEO, Untraceable



SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ETHDenver sponsorship deadline is January 12th. Qualified sponsorships receive 15-20% credit for bounties & repos. 

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VENUE & ACCOMMODATIONS

The Gart Sports Castle, a historic Denver landmark, is home to ETHDenver. More details on how we're utilizing the space will be shared in early 2018. 

Applications close January 31st.

ETHDENVER HACKATHON The Sports Castle 

1000 N BROADWAY, DENVER, CO 80203

THE ART HOTEL               Official Hotel 

1201 BROADWAY, DENVER, CO 80203

 
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SCHEDULE

  • Friday

    February
    16
    • 8:00 AM Registration Opens
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Pre Hack Orientation
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Pre Hack Workshops & Speakers
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hackathon Kickoff Dinner
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Opening Ceremony & Keynotes
    • 10:00 PM - Sunday 10:00 AM Hacking Begins
  • Saturday

    February
    17
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Workshops & Speakers
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner
    • 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM Late Night Social / Break
  • Sunday

    February
    18
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshops & Speakers
    • 10:00 AM Hackathon Completion
    • 10:00 AM Judging
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Closing Ceremony
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Colorado Blockchain Policy Forum
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Break
    • 4:00pm - 8:00pm After Party - Denver Sports Castle
    • Depart Denver 8:00 PM - 10:00 AM Tuesday 2/20 After Party - Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is ETHDenver?

ETHDenver is a Hackathon for Ethereum enthusiasts and developers.  The 36-hour Hackathon will also include some talks and workshops given by top blockchain influencers and Ethereum experts. The purpose is to contribute to the Ethereum ecosystem, whether by building decentralized applications (DApps), contributing to or starting infrastructure level projects, writing documentation/tutorials/white-papers, or even designing UI/UX or info-graphics. So bring your inner awesomeness and some friends. We’ll provide mentors, resources, and provisions. 

What is Ethereum Denver?

Ethereum Denver has supported the region's blockchain community since early 2014, and is one of the groups contributing to this event. With over 1000 members, its goal is to provide opportunities for learning and connections. Along with its sister Meetups – Boulder Blockchain, Ethereum Boulder, and Rocky Mountain Blockchain – there are over 2,500 people registered to participate in regional events.

Who can participate in the Hackathon?

Anyone can apply to participate in the Hackathon. Applications are based on interest in Ethereum and demonstrated ability to code or meaningfully contribute to a project. Applications from any corner of the globe will be accepted. PLEASE NOTE that non-technical contributors are welcome as well. If you have something you think you can add to the ecosystem – whether it's a knack for crafting white papers to explain dApps, a creative or artistic perspective, or an entrepreneurial vision – we'd welcome your talents and skills on one of the Hackathon teams.

Who can attend the workshops & speakers?

Anyone can apply to attend the workshops & speakers. All Hackathon participants are able to attend as part of their acceptance for the Hackathon.  You do not have to have any specific skills or abilities to apply. Just an interest in Ethereum and the decentralized future. Due to restrictions on crowd capacity, not all applications for workshop & speaker tickets can be accepted. 

When will I know if I've been accepted to the hackathon?

WAVE 1: You can expect to hear back no later than January 15th at 9PM Mountain Time if you apply by January 14th. WAVE 2: If you apply after January 14th, you will hear back no later than February 1st. Applications close officially on January 31st. You must have your application submitted by then in order to be considered. If you are not initially accepted, you will be allocated to our waitlist. 

How does the waitlist work?

If your application is allocated to the waitlist on Wave 1, you will be notified during Wave 2, no later than February 1st, if we are able to accept you. If you are not accepted after Wave 2, we will continue to accept people as space becomes available.

Can I still come to ETHDenver if I'm not participating in the hackathon?

Absolutely! We'll be providing Workshop & Speaker tickets for $30 in addition to the free Hackathon tickets. Note that those attending Workshops & Speakers will not have access to the Hackathon. 

How much does it cost to attend the ETHDenver Hackathon?

This Hackathon is free for approved applicants. Spectators who want to attend Workshops & Speakers can purchase $30 tickets. 

How do I get to the ETHDenver Hackathon?

Flights should be arranged to Denver International Airport. Our venue is conveniently located in the heart of the city, so transportation and access is simple and easy.

How many people can be on a team?

You need at least two to form a team. This is not a solo sport; collaboration is key. The max for any one team is 4 people. (Hint: you will receive bonus points for the diversity of your team.) If you don’t have a team, there will be an opportunity to form or join one at the Hackathon.

What if I don't have a team?

If you don’t have a team, there will be an opportunity to form or join one before and at the Hackathon. We'll host a few "icebreaker" sessions pre-Hackathon on Friday where you can meet teams looking for more members or Solo Hackers looking to partner up. Additionally we've created a Slack Workspace just for this purpose. Look for the #ethdenver-team-up channel and feel free to pop in and introduce yourself. 

What if I've never participated in a Hackathon before?

There’s a first time for everything. If you’re not an experienced developer, that’s quite alright. If you’re interested in learning, even better reason to come. We’ll provide mentors, resources and workshops to help you sharpen your skills and unleash your inner awesomeness. Be eager, coachable and open. You never know what you might be able to create.

Can I start working on my project before the Hackathon?

We believe in a level playing field. As such, pre-exiting projects are not allowed if you wish to be considered for prizes. You may, however, build a new feature for an existing project that is unique and standalone. Judges will make the final decision on whether a project will qualify for prize consideration. 

What sort of workshops, speakers, and fun stuff will there be?

The focus of all speakers and workshops will be on decentralization and all things Ethereum – for example, development tools and practices such as Solidity, Vyper, testnets, state channels, tokenomics, and so on.  The official schedule will be announced sometime in early 2018.

Regarding fun stuff, we will provide many activities to help you take effective breaks and reset your brain. There will also be ample opportunities for socializing and connecting with your fellow participants and hackathon contributors.

What hardware do I need?

Please bring your own laptop computer. We will provide table, chair, power and a strong enterprise grade wifi internet connection.

Can I (or my Hacker Team) participate virtually?

ETHDenver is a live, in-person event only. We are unable to host individuals or Hacker Teams who wish to participate virtually.

Are there any travel scholarships available for Hackers?

If you are in need of financial assistance for travel and wish to attend ETHDenver, please indicate so on your application or click here to fill out this form to make a formal request .  Please note that we have a limited amount of scholarships available. Each request will be evaluated on a case by case basis and will be awarded no later than January 15th. 

How does judging work?

Judges will score your project based on 6 categories:

  • Usefulness

  • Design

  • Technical Sophistication

  • Creativity

  • Diversity Awareness

  • Makes the World A Better Place

The top 5 overall teams will have the opportunity to present and demo their hacks in front of the entire hackathon crowd at our concluding session.

What are the prizes for the winning teams?

The top 5 projects will receive a crypto-cash prize of Ether and other prizes which will be announced at the event.

How does ETHDenver define diversity?

Diversity encompasses the full range of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, countries of origin, sexual preferences, and gender orientations. We are truly a "big umbrella" community, and believe we're far stronger for having a rich variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Do I need to bring my own food/beverages/snacks?

All hackathon participants will have food/beverages/snacks provided for them. Those attending workshops & speakers will have access to food-trucks during meal hours, however, will bear their own expense. 

Where do I sleep?

ETHDenver will be ripe with couches, chill spaces, bean bags and other resting amenities for those who wish to maximize hacking time and "power nap". Alternatively, we have arranged for massively discounted rates ($159/night) at one of Denver's best boutique hotels, The Art. It is conveniently located 2 blocks from our venue for convenient access by foot in less than 5 minutes. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your room early. 

I have a question that is not listed here. Who should I ask?

hello@ethdenver.com

I want to attend, where do I sign up?

Applications close January 31st.