ETHDenver

8:00 AM (MST), February 14, 2020

Denver Sports Castle, 1000 Broadway, Denver, CO, USA

About ETHDenver

Welcome back #BUIDLers! Applications for ETHDenver 2020 are officially live here on Devfolio for developers, creatives, volunteers, speakers and all other breed of Bufficorns. We also have exciting news to share about ETHDenver’s evolution and some fun experiences planned for 2020, in our Medium Post here.

For newcomers, we’re excited to welcome you to ETHDenver, the largest Web3 #BUIDLathon in the world (formerly known as a hackathon). Ethereum and other blockchain protocol enthusiasts, designers and developers converge on the mile high city to #BUIDL the decentralized future. ETHDenver is free to attend; however, must apply, and be accepted, in advance.

Our 3-day weekend-long event is a nonstop, 24 hours a day, innovation marathon and is alive with a wide variety of activities. From talks and workshops by top blockchain influencers/experts to tech-art exhibitions, we have a futuristic experience for everyone.

The purpose of ETHDenver 2020 is to contribute to the global blockchain ecosystem, whether by #BUIDLing decentralized applications (dApps), contributing to infrastructure development projects, writing documentation/tutorials/white-papers, designing UI/UX, or info-graphics. So bring your inner awesomeness and some friends. We’ll provide mentors, resources, and provisions. Check out the schedule, FAQ’s and more info to help plan your trip at https://www.ethdenver.com.

ETHDenver 2020 Application

The ETHDenver crew is continually working to integrate community tools and “dog food” decentralized tech. This year we’re launching our attendance application through our friends at Devfolio, in partnership with Fortmatic. Your Fortmatic identity will serve as your ticket and engagement point throughout the event. Stay tuned for more on how this will work throughout the ecosytems.

Please note that Devfolio was originally designed for #BUIDLathon/hackathon events. While a few lines of the canned verbiage focuses on developers, note that we are excited to welcome diverse intelligences and all varieties of Bufficorns regardless of technological expertise.

On the first page of the application, we will ask how you wish to participate in the event. Please indicate any and all appropriate selections, even if you don’t intend to #BUIDL a project. If you need help along the way, don’t be shy! You can find us on Telegram, Twitter or hello@ethdenver.com. We look forward to hearing your feedback on the new application experience!

How to Apply:

  1. Click the blue “Apply with Devfolio” button above and the system will assist you in creating a Fortmatic blockchain ID.
  2. Complete ETHDenver event questions and mandatory waiver (review waiver here)
  3. Once complete, complete the ‘Profile’ tab on the next page.
  4. After your ‘Profile’ shows 100% complete, visit the ‘Hackathons’ tab to formally submit your ETHDenver application as an individual or team (you can change later). Your application is submitted and complete after this step.
  5. Optional: Stake your application at https://stake.ethdenver.com/ to receive priority review and score rare swag. (See FAQs for more details)

Application Review/Acceptance Schedule

Applying early increases your probability of acceptance as space is limited. The ETHDenver team will be hard at work reviewing applications over the next few months to get you a quick response and here’s a peek at deadlines we’ll guarantee a response by:

  • WAVE 1: Apply by November 30th prior to midnight & receive confirmation no later than December 1st by 9PM MT.
  • WAVE 2: Apply by December 20th prior to midnight & receive confirmation no later than December 21st by 9PM MT.
  • WAVE 3: Apply by January 15th prior to midnight & receive confirmation no later than January 16th by 9PM MT.
  • You may apply AFTER January 15th and if space becomes available, we will approve applications based on availability. For best results, you must have your application submitted by no later than January 15th.
  • NOTE: If you are not initially accepted, you (or your team) will be automatically allocated to our waitlist and notified as space becomes available.

How Does Staking Work?

Visit https://stake.ethdenver.com/ to stake your application.

A few reminders:

  • Staking is 100% optional
  • You DO NOT have to stake to be accepted and attend ETHDenver 2020
  • ETHDenver is, and always will be, free to attend
  • If you choose not to stake, you can consider your application complete after #4 in the “How to Apply” section above.

More details on staking in the FAQs below

Judges & Speakers

View Current List: https://www.ethdenver.com/#speakers

Prizes

BOUNTY TRACK

  • #BUIDLathon participants can hack on open repos for which sponsor companies will offer bounties after successful completion.
  • Repos will be listed no more than 3 days before the #BUIDLathon begins.
  • All prizes will be funded by company listing repos.
  • Bounties range from $500-10,000 USD each.

OPEN TRACK

  • Participants are encouraged to work on any project of their choice.
  • No existing projects are allowed to keep a level playing field. ETHDenver will recognize top projects in dApps, tools & infrastructure.
  • The top 5 projects will share a prize pool of a minimum of $15,000 (cash or ETH equivalent).

IMPACT TRACK

  • Participants can submit projects which qualify under the UN Sustainability categories.
  • No existing projects are allowed as to keep a level playing field.
  • The top 5 projects will share a prize pool of a minimum of $15,000 (cash or ETH equivalent).

Schedule

For the event schedule, visit https://www.ethdenver.com/

FAQ

Everyone including but not limited to: bufficorns, developers, designers, businesspeople, blockchain enthusiasts, and all who are interested in exploring/learning more about blockchain tech.

Yes

WAVE 1: Apply by November 30th prior to midnight & receive confirmation no later than December 1st by 9PM MT. // WAVE 2: Apply by December 20th prior to midnight & receive confirmation no later than December 21st by 9PM MT. // WAVE 3: Apply by January 15th prior to midnight & receive confirmation no later than January 16th by 9PM MT. // You may apply AFTER January 15th and we will approve applications based on availability. For best results, you must have your application submitted by January 15th. NOTE: If you are not initially accepted, you (or your team) will be automatically allocated to our waitlist.

All Travel Details here: https://www.ethdenver.com/travel/

Venue: Sports Castle, 1000 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 (Google Map)

Hotel Discounted Room Block: We’ve pre-booked room blocks at two hotels near ETHDenver. It may be possible to also book shoulder dates, a few days before/after the event, and still receive the rate. Details on the travel page.

Transportation: See travel page for airport transfer options and Denver public transit links.

Requesting a Visa Invitation Letter: See travel page for details.

ETHDenver will be rife with couches, chill spaces, bean bags and other resting amenities for those who wish to maximize hacking time and "power nap". We'll also have a relaxation room away from the action with additional places to rest your eyes. The official event hotel is the Art Hotel located 2 blocks from the venue, with a limited number of $159 rooms available. Additionally, the Sheraton has a limited number of $89 rooms available. Hotel and other details are available at the ETHDenver Travel Page.

Staking demonstrates your enthusiasm and commitment to attend ETHDenver 2020.

  • For 2020, you must stake if you wish to receive our world-famous swag for free.
  • If you don’t, that’s ok, you will be able to purchase t-shirts and other gear at the event.
  • Staking gives your application priority review status as space is limited.

You have three options for staking:

  • Each level comes with rarer and rarer swag.
  • All stakes, for those who check in at ETHDenver, will be returned following the end of the event.
  • Stakers who do not attend the event following acceptance will have their stake contributed to the #KeepETHDenverFree fund.

Visit https://stake.ethdenver.com/ to stake your application.

Please find the full FAQ list here https://www.ethdenver.com/#faqs.