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THDenver has become renowned in the blockchain world as the premier community-driven event for fueling innovation in the Ethereum ecosystem. For 6 years now, this eagerly anticipated festival has brought together developers, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts each winter to the Rocky Mountain region and the state of Colorado to exchange ideas, learn from each other, and build the decentralized applications that will define tomorrow.

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ETHDenver 2024

What is ETHDenver Hackathon?

The ETHDenver Hackathon, also known as the #BUIDLathon, was a key feature of the event where developers could build and showcase their decentralized applications (dApps) and collaborate with others. The term "#BUIDL" originated at ETHDenver 2018 as a misspelling of "build" and has since become a call to action for blockchain enthusiasts to actively contribute to the advancement of the blockchain ecosystem rather than passively holding (HODLing) their assets.

Details of the 2024 Event

ETHDenver 2024, dubbed the "Year of the SporkWhale," took place from February 23 to March 3, 2024. The event featured several components, including:

- #BUIDLWeek (Feb 23 - Feb 28): A six-day event packed with technical presentations, bounty-oriented workshops, and focused mini-summits dedicated to those passionate about building a decentralized future.

- #BUIDLathon (Feb 23 - Mar 3): A nine-day hackathon where participants formed teams of 2-4 to build unique Web3 projects across various tracks such as Infrastructure + Scalability, Identity + Privacy + Security, DeFi + NFTs + Gaming, DAOs + Communities, and Impact + Public Goods.

- Community Open Source Events: Hundreds of community-driven workshops, talks, and meetups throughout #BUIDLWeek, transformed Denver into a vibrant hub of open-source excitement.

What Happened at the Event?

During ETHDenver, attendees participated in a wide range of activities, including:

- Hackathon: Developers collaborated to build and showcase their dApps, competing for sponsor bounty prizes and post-event funding opportunities.

- Workshops and Technical Presentations: Attendees learned about the latest developments in blockchain technology through hands-on workshops and fast-paced technical presentations led by industry experts and sponsors.

- Networking: ETHDenver offered numerous networking opportunities for attendees to connect with developers, investors, and companies in the blockchain industry.

- Mini-Summits: In-depth discussions, product showcases, and panel discussions focused on real-world use cases and challenges in the blockchain space.

- Community Events: Open-source workshops, talks, and meetups coordinated by the community, fostered collaboration and innovation.

Why You Should Attend the Next One

Attending ETHDenver offers a unique opportunity to:

  • Learn from industry experts and gain hands-on experience with the latest blockchain technologies.
  • Network with developers, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the world.
  • Showcase your skills and ideas by participating in the #BUIDLathon, with the chance to win prizes and secure post-event funding.
  • Be part of a vibrant, community-driven event that celebrates the convergence of blockchain technology, decentralization, education, community, and culture.

ETHDenver is more than just a hackathon; it was a community-owned innovation festival that brought together the brightest minds in the blockchain industry to shape the future of decentralized technology. By attending ETHDenver, you can be part of this exciting journey, learning from experts, collaborating with peers, and contributing to the advancement of the Ethereum ecosystem. As the event continued to grow and evolve, it remained committed to its core values of education, community, and #BUIDLing the decentralized future.

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