Student Blockchain Hackday in the US Capital

November 10,2018, 10am-7pm

Tompkins 402 and 405

The George Washington University

Registration is Live!


Schedule of Events

Hacking, Workshops, and more

9:30 Registration and Breakfast

10:00 Smart Contracts

11:00 Web3

11:45 What the #@?% is Code?

This workshop is open to the public

12:15 Hacking Starts!

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Post Lunch Siesta

4:00 Dance Break

5:00 Judging and Showcase

6:00 New Venture Competition

6:30 Prizes!

Our Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Please message us for additional questions.

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 day in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer 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 the day, we hope people will have created cool new things and also become better problem solvers.
Any current student from any college or university is welcome to attend. Please note that non-technical contributors are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have something you think you can add to the event – 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. Make sure you fill out the registration form above!
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. AND, you'll get some free swag for attending.
Yes, food (and soylent!) will be provided while you are at the event. We will have veggie options and accommodate anyone’s specific needs.
No, unfortunately, we can’t offer any reimbursements.
We are very accessable via metro and there is parking nearby.
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.
Prizes will be announced at Hackital’s opening ceremonies. We’re excited to announce them! They're pretty good this year...
Bring a valid ID, anything you need to hack with (like a laptop), toiletries, and some enthusiasm! An extension cord / surge protector would be great too.
No. We want to see what you can come up with in one day.
Every team will get a few minutes to pitch their idea and show a demo to a panel of experienced judges. We want to focus on technical difficulty and not just UI.
Teams can be as large as you like, but prizes are only for teams of up to 3 people so we suggest you aim for teams of 3.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our "What the #@?% is code workshop. However, unless you are participating in the event, we won't have space for you at the rest of our workshops and activities. But, follow us on social media because we may be running additional workshops throughout the year.
Waves of acceptances go out every Wednesday night until we are full, at which point you will be notified.
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. Our "What the #@?% is code workshop is for you! 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!
Our "What the #@?% is Code" workshop is open to the public and a beginner-level introduction to coding. Our "Smart Contracts" and "Web 3" workshops will be run by our sponsors.
Yes, please do. The District is beautiful in November even if it is a little chilly. Our venue and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood are adjacent to the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and a few blocks from the National Mall where the rest of the monuments are.
Email us at We would love to answer any other questions you have!