A hackathon is best described as an
“invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a
hackathon to learn, build, & share their creations over the course
of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be
and you don’t have to be majoring in
Computer Science. We have cool hardware to play with and lots of
workshops to introduce participants to technology.
Hackital is a hackathon in the capital.
We are focused on mentorship and learning. We give participants
resources and incentives to go out of their way to learn new things from
each other and apply the skills they have. By the end of a hackathon
weekend we hope people will have created cool new things and also become
better problem solvers.
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
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.
Short answer: nothing.
Longer answer: Hackathons are great
places to learn new things and exchange ideas. We think that charging
for admission would seriously diminish this so there will never be any
charge for attending any Hackital event.
Grab a soylent and some coffee and hack
through the night! If that doesn’t appeal to you, we will have gender
separated silent dark rooms but don’t provide any sleeping
accommodations, so bring your own sleeping bag if you’d like to lay down
at some point.
Not a problem! You can find all things
you can find at the event. You may also want to use the event’s facebook
page to find team members with similar interests or different skills.
This will be made a few weeks before the event.
Bring a valid ID, anything you need to
hack with (like a laptop), toiletries, and some enthusiasm! Additionally
you might want to bring a sleeping bag & pillow if you plan on
sleeping, and a change of clothes. An extension cord / surge protector
be great too.
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
your inner awesomeness. Be eager,
coachable and open. You never know what you might be able to create.
We will have several beginner level
intro workshops focused on making dApps, learning Solidity, and Ethereum
development fundamentals. There will also be a few deeper dive
workshops for more experienced folks.
Yes, please do. The District is
beautiful in April and the cherry blossoms may still be blooming during
Hackital. We will have a shuttle going between our venue and the Foggy
Bottom neighborhood, which is adjacent to the White House, Lincoln
area, and a few blocks from the
National Mall where the rest of the monuments are.