36-Hour Ethereum Hackathon in the Capital
April 27 - 29, 2018
2100 Foxhall Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007

Schedule of Events

Hacking, Workshops, and more

Friday - April 27th

Time Event Location
6:00 PM Check in and waitlist standby Ames Hall front door
6:30 PM Box Dinner Ames Hall front door
7:00 PM Opening Ceremony and prize announcements Main Hall
8:00 PM Hacking Begins Everywhere
8:00 PM Tech & Tells and Meet Mentors Main Hall
8:30 PM Team Creation meet up HQ - B117
9:00 PM Solidity 101 - Basics of a Smart Contract Main Hall
10:00 PM Is your idea terrible? with Seeker of Awesomeness, John Wolpert B112
10:30 PM Solidity 202 - Events and Deploying Main Hall
11:00 PM Jackbox games HQ - B117
11:30 PM (Almost) Midnight Snack Outside front door
11:45 PM Solidity 203 - Deeper dive and best practices Main Hall

Saturday - April 28th

8:00 AM Breakfast Food Cubby
11:00 AM Ethereum on the Web - Intro to Web3.js Main Hall
11:30 AM Intro to IPFS Workshop with Infura B112
12:00 PM dApp 101 - Buidl a Blockchain Explorer with QuikNode Main Hall
1:00 PM Lunch Food Cubby
2:00 PM ConsenSys Networking Break Cafe
3:00 PM Guided DC Monument Tour Meet outside in the quad
6:00 PM Dinner Food Cubby
7:00 PM Pitch Practice and Feedback Main Hall
8:00 PM 12 Hours left! Check in and snacks HQ - B117
11:59 PM Last of the snacks HQ - B117

Sunday - April 29th

8:00 AM Submit your Hack on Devpost by now Everywhere
8:30 AM Breakfast Food Cubby
9:00 AM Judging starts B114 and B115
11:00 AM Awards Main Hall
6:00 PM Super cool after party Tompkins Hall - Room M06.
Take the shuttle to Foggy Bottom

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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 a programmer and you don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science.
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 the have. By the end of a hackathon weekend we hope people will have created cool new things and also become better problem solver.
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 that non-technical 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.
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.
Hackital is in Ames Hall (2100 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007), on GW’s Mount Vernon Campus. There is a white shuttle between Ames Hall and the corner of 23rd and G Streets NW, which is very close to the GWU / Foggy Bottom Metro stop. The shuttle will leave every 5 minutes on Friday and every 30 minutes all weekend.
You can also drive straight to the venue. There is a parking garage across the street which is open 24/7 and has a weekend daily maximum of about $8.
Check in will be on the lower level.
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. There will be shuttles between our venue and the corner of 23rd and G Streets running all day throughout the hackathon, which is close to the DC monuments and several hotels.
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! There will also be several cash bounties up for grabs by our sponsors and friends.
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 would be great too.
No. We want to see what you can come up with in one weekend.
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 4 people so we suggest you aim for teams of 4.
Unfortunately, we will not have space. However, 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. 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.
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 Memorial area, and a few blocks from the National Mall where the rest of the monuments are.
Email us at team@hackital.io We would love to answer any other questions you have!