ETHSF

ETH San Francisco

World's largest Ethereum hackathon

October 5 - 7, 2018
Palace of Fine Arts
Part of the ETHGlobal community

Build the decentralized future

This hackathon is an opportunity to work alongside the developers, industry experts, advisers, and companies who are making the infrastructure and applications that will power the new decentralized web.

Schedule



04:00 PM Check-in
06:30 PM Dinner
08:00 PM Opening Ceremonies - An interview with Vitalik Buterin and Balaji Srinivasan by Kartik Talwar
10:00 PM Team formation / Hacking begins
11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Mezzanine
Solidity and Smart Contracts 101 by Dan Nolan
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Mezzanine
Getting up to speed on Ethereum - your first dapp by Matt Condon
11:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Broadway Theatre
Building out models and frameworks to robustly design and evaluate protocols by Alexis Gauba
11:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Classroom 1
NuCypher - How to use proxy re-encryption to enable permission management over encrypted data by Michael Egorov
11:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Classroom 2
Creating a scalable payment dApp with a Connext Hub by Rahul Sethuram
11:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Theatre 1
Build with Loopring by Matthew Finestone
11:40 PM - 12:10 AM
Classroom 1
Tapping Into 0x's Liquidity by Francesco Agosti
11:40 PM - 12:10 AM
Classroom 2
Building Your First Subgraph by Yaniv Tal
11:40 PM - 12:10 AM
Theatre 1
Liquidity SDK: Build apps that scale with free and instant off-chain transactions by Thibault Meunier
11:40 PM - 12:10 AM
Broadway Theatre
Using Off-chain Data Sources to Trigger Smart Contracts by Sergey Nazarov
12:20 AM - 12:50 AM
Broadway Theatre
Celer Network SDK: Build Fast, Private, Secure and Easy-to-use Off-chain dApps by Mo Dong
12:20 AM - 12:50 AM
Classroom 1
Intro to Set Protocol by Felix Feng
12:20 AM - 12:50 AM
Classroom 2
Dai.js: How (and Why) to Build Your Dapp With Dai by Ethan Bennett
12:20 AM - 12:50 AM
Theatre 1
RCN API Workshop by Juan Mendez
1:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Broadway Theatre
Building Borderless Lending Services on Dharma Protocol by Nadav Hollander
1:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Classroom 1
Smart Contract Security by Alejo Salles
1:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Classroom 2
Intro to POA Network by Victor Baranov
1:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Mezzanine
Build Global Finance and Identity Applications with Bloom API by Jesse Leimgruber
1:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Theatre 1
Wyre: the API for Payments and Compliance by Sam Schlachter
08:00 AM Breakfast
09:00 AM
Mezzanine
Meditation
11:00 AM
Main Stage
Panel: Buidling an Open Financial System with Siddharth Coelho-Prabhu (Coinbase), Will Warren (0x), Andy Milenius (MakerDAO), Robert Leshner (Compound Finance), and Nadav Hollander (Dharma)
12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Broadway Theatre
Techniques for Upgrading Smart Contract in Production by Rafael Cosman and Terry Li
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Mezzanine
Panel: The Future of Generalized Mining by Erik Torenberg (Token Daily), Mohamad Fouda (zk Capital), John Loeber (Coalition) and Erin Gun Ezerel (Incentive Design & Mining 2.0)
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Mezzanine
Privacy-Preserving Technology Landscape for Blockchain by MacLane Wilkison
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Broadway Theatre
Fully anonymous onchain voting using Zero Knowledge proofs by Ling Meng
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Mezzanine
Keeper incentives in Maker by Paweł Grajewski
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Broadway Theatre
Good & bad communication guidelines: how to NOT onboard users and how to get your message through loud and clear by Helena Flack & Maria Paula Fernandez
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Mezzanine
How to ruin your smart contracts by Agustin Aguilar
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Broadway Theatre
Ethereum clients; a tear down by Antoine Toulme
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Broadway Theatre
Simplifying Decentralised Payments by Desmond
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Mezzanine
Build and Operate Internet-Scale Ethereum dApps on Celer Network by Mo Dong
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Broadway Theatre
Connecting Blockchain to the Real World by Erik Saberski
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Mezzanine
CryptoFinance: How Smart Contracts will Change Wall Street by Nemil Dalal
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Broadway Theatre
Ion and Continuous Execution by Friedrich Grabner
5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Broadway Theatre
How to BUIDL a Mesh Network of Human Beings by Kevin Owocki
5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Mezzanine
Using Ethereum's Whisper Protocol to Bootstrap a WebRTC Connection by Vincent Chu
6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Mezzanine
State Channels by Liam Horne
07:30 PM Dinner
11:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Fireside Lounge
Midnight Karaoke
08:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Submissions due
10:00 AM Judging begins
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Closing ceremonies

Judges & Speakers

Vitalik Buterin Chief Scientist Ethereum Foundation
Balaji Srinivasan CTO Coinbase
Vlad Zamfir Researcher Ethereum Foundation
Fred Ehrsam VC Paradigm
Linda Xie VC Scalar Capital
Simon de la Rouviere Storyteller ConsenSys
Anna Rose Co-Founder Zero Knowledge
Will Warren Co-Founder 0x Project
Rob Habermeier Co-Founder Polkadot
Liam Horne Co-Founder L4 & ETHGlobal
Bjorn Wagner Co-Founder Parity
Kartik Talwar VC SV Angel
Cassandra Shi Grant Manager Ethereum Community Fund
Chris Li CTO ThunderToken
Joey Krug Co-Founder Augur
Lasse Clausen Partner 1kx
Yin Wu Co-Founder DIRT Protocol
Ethan Wilding Founding Team Ethereum Foundation
Evan Van Ness Week in Ethereum ConsenSys
Loi Luu CEO Kyber Network
Mo Dong Co-Founder Celer
Eleazar Galano Co-Founder Infura
Kyle Samani Partner Multicoin
Jeff Coleman Co-Founder Counterfactual
Connie Yang Director of Design Coinbase
Mitch Kosowski Director of Product ETHPrize
Robbie Bent Founder ETHPrize
Avichal Garg Partner Electric Capital
Mert Celebi Co-Founder Veil
Dan Elitzer Distributed Web IDEO
Aparna Krishnan Co-Founder Mechanism Labs
Ethan Bennett Engineer MakerDao
Francesco Agosti Engineer 0x Project
Antoine Toulme Engineer ConsenSys
Felix Feng Founder Set Protocol
Alejo Salles Researcher Zeppelin
Ish Goel Founder GovBlocks
Vincent Chu Partner Initialized Capital
Rahul Sethuram CTO Connext
Jesse Leimgruber Co-Founder Bloom Protocol
Alexis Gauba Co-Founder Mechanism Labs
Matt Condon XLNT Person XLNT
Yaniv Tal Co-Founder The Graph
Michael Egorov Co-Founder NuCypher
Nadav Hollander Founder Dharma
Steve Marx Contract Security ConsenSys
Pawel Grajewski Head of Keepers MakerDao
Nemil Dalal CEO CryptoFin
Thibault Meunier Research Engineer Liquidity Network
Sam Schlachter CTO Wyre
Erik Saberski Data Scientist XYO Network
Viktor Baranov Engineer POA Network
Siddharth Coelho-Prabhu Product Lead Coinbase Wallet
Andy Milenius CTO MakerDAO
Robert Leshner CEO Compound Finance
MacLane Wilkison Co-Founder NuCypher
Sergey Nazarov CEO Chainlink
Kevin Owocki Founder Gitcoin
Desmond Ho Engineer Kyber Network
Erik Torenberg Co-founder Token Daily
Mohamed Fouda Partner zK Capital

Our Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ETHSanFrancisco?

ETHSanFrancisco is the world's largest Ethereum hackathon, where developers of all backgrounds will work on projects using Ethereum that can have an impact on the world. We enable teams to make something great in only 36 hours by providing an abundance of hacking resources like mentors, sponsors, and software. Sleeping is optional, but trying to make awesome things is not.

Who can participate?

Anyone from anywhere in the world can apply. Applications are based on interest in Ethereum and proven ability to write software.

How much does it cost to attend ETHSanFrancisco?

Admission to ETHSanFrancisco is completely free.

How do I get to ETHSanFrancisco?

Travel is up to you to figure out. We recommended booking flights and buses well in advance to minimize the cost to get here.

How many people can be on a team?

You can form teams of up to 4 people. There are no restrictions for team members, so you can team up with hackers of any country or experience level!

What if I've never been to a hackathon before?

No worries! It’s helpful to have some programming or technical experience, but it’s not a requirement. We’ll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project; hackathons can be a great place to learn new skills in a short amount of time. Just come eager to learn, excited to meet lots of awesome people, and most importantly, come ready to build.

Can I start working on my hack before the event?

No. In the interest of fairness, attendees should not be working on their projects before ETHSanFrancisco begins and we do not allow participants to work on pre-existing projects. However, you can familiarize yourself with all the tools and technologies you intend to use beforehand!

What kind of workshops, talks, and activities will there be?

Talks will be focused on Ethereum development such as using Solidity, state channels, testnets, and other such topics. Schedule to be announced soon.

How does judging work?

A panel of some of the biggest names in this ecosystem will evaluate hacks based on creativity, technical difficulty, design, and usefulness. The top 10 overall projects will demo what they have built in front of all of ETHSanFrancisco during our closing ceremonies. New judges will be announced on a rolling basis on Twitter and Facebook, so make sure to follow us!

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

Feel free to email us at [email protected] or reach out to us on Twitter!

Venue

Palace of Fine Arts

3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Palace of Fine Arts

3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Contact Us

For any questions or inquiries, please reach us at [email protected]
Also, follow us at @ethsanfrancisco on Twitter!