Connect, learn, and #buidl with those who are shaping 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.

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Eligibility

  • Teams must have no more than 4 hackers, who are all physically in attendance
  • Hackers must be over the age of 18
  • No geographic restrictions on hackers

Requirements

  • Your hack must be related to Ethereum
  • You cannot work on your project before the event begins
  • You cannot steal another team's source code
  • All code required to run your project must be submitted

How to enter

Submissions are only permitted from teams which have been accepted to ETHDenver.

Judges

Allyson Dias

Allyson Dias
Director, Thiel Fellowship

Ashley Tyson

Ashley Tyson
Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, Web3 Foundation

Ben O'Neill

Ben O'Neill
Principal, Satis Group

Ben Siegel

Ben Siegel
Impact Policy Manager, Blockchain for Social Impact

David Gold

David Gold
Managing Director, Access Ventures

Dmitry Buterin

Dmitry Buterin
Founder, Blockgeeks

Elena Sinelnikova

Elena Sinelnikova
Founder, Cryptochicks

Evan van Ness

Evan van Ness
Curator, This Week in Ethereum

Hannah Parsons

Hannah Parsons
Chief Executive, Exponential Impact

Hudson Jameson

Hudson Jameson
Co-Founder, Oaken

Mohamad Elkasstawi

Mohamad Elkasstawi
Founder and CEO, zkCapital

Jesse Walden

Jesse Walden
Crypto, a16z

Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin
Founder, ConsenSys

Joshua Nussbaum

Joshua Nussbaum
Partner, Compound VC

Kieren James-Lubin

Kieren James-Lubin
Founder & CEO, BlockApps

Kyle Samani

Kyle Samani
Managing Partner, Multicoin Capital

Leigh Cuen

Leigh Cuen
Journalist, International Business Times

Liam Horne

Liam Horne
Co-founder, L4 and ETHGlobal

Linda Xie

Linda Xie
Co-Founder, Scalar Capital

Manuel Araoz

Manuel Araoz
CTO, Zeppelin Solutions

Mike Goldin

Mike Goldin
Lead Engineer, Adchain

Niraj Pant

Niraj Pant
Research, Polychain Capital

Panashe Mahachi

Panashe Mahachi
Co-founder, L4

Piper Merriam

Piper Merriam
Builder of Things, Ethereum Foundation

Preethi Kasireddy

Preethi Kasireddy
Founder, Schelling

Raine Revere

Raine Revere
Prism Architect, Shapeshift. Co-Founder, Maiden

Robbie Bent

Robbie Bent
COO, TrueBit

Rouven Heck

Rouven Heck
Founder, uPort

Saul Hudson

Saul Hudson
Advisor, ixo Foundation

Steven McKie

Steven McKie
Founding Partner, Amentum

Tekin Salimi

Tekin Salimi
Project Manager, Polychain2030 Programme

William Mougayar

William Mougayar
Author, The Business Blockchain

Zooko

Zooko
Founder and CEO, Zcash

Judging Criteria

  • Technicality
    What type of technical challenges did the group deal with? (Coding or non-coding challenges.)
  • Creativity
    How unique and innovative is the demo? Has it been seen at previous hackathons?
  • Usefulness
    How useful is this demo, based on the problem they are trying to solve?
  • Design
    How good is the visual design and interaction experience?
  • Makes the World a Better Place
    Will this demo equalize the playing field rather than perpetuate existing inequities? Does it lead us towards a better society and a blockchain culture that reflects the diversity of the world?