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Hashgraph Hedera18 Hackathon - San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco, California 94111

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Hedera 18 Hackathon - San Francisco, California

The Hedera18 Hackathonthe first global, decentralized hashgraph hackathonwill gather developers to compete in nine cities around the world: Dallas, Bangalore, London, Moscow, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, and Tel Aviv. This two-day hackathon will give you an opportunity to build what’s next in fast-moving categories, including gaming, social causes and micro-payments. Start now to envision your next big idea for an entirely new class of applications on the world’s fastest distributed ledger platform.

Hackathon Challenge

Using Hedera Hashgraph APIs, teams can be inspired to take advantage of the high throughput, low consensus latency, and transaction order fairness to build DApps in categories such as gaming, supply chain, social causes, micropayments, and IoT.

Winning teams will earn Hedera tokens and a chance to have your project incubated and deployed on the Hedera hashgraph platform.


1 Grand Prize winner: 50k
3 Local winners per location: 1st: 10k | 2nd: 7k | 3rd: 3k

(prizes will be a combination of Hedera coin and USD)

Judging Criteria (25% for each)

Feasibility - Is the solution possible, or just nice in theory?
Innovation - Is the project new and disruptive?
Challenge fit - how relevant is the project to the stated challenge?
Technical execution - how has the team effectively utilized the available technologies? How easy is the application to use? How advanced is the prototype presented?

Global Judges

Leemon Baird - Co-Founder & Chief Scientist at Hedera Hashgraph
Mance Harmon - Co-Founder & CEO and at Hedera Hashgraph
Ken Anderson - Lead Developer Advocate at Hedera Hashgraph
Karen Salay - COO & Founder of PlayDFS / Chat Goose


  • October 15th (all times local)

    • 8am - Check in + Grab breakfast

    • 9am - Kickoff + Opening presentations

    • 10am - Idea pitches

    • 10:30am - Team formation

    • 11am- Hacking begins

    • 1pm - Lunch

    • 6pm - Dinner

    • Overnight coding

  • October 16th (all times local)

    • 8am - Breakfast

    • 9am - Welcome + Final demo tips from BeMyApp

    • 10am - A/V check

    • 1pm - Lunch

    • 2pm - Code freeze

    • 2:30pm - Final demos begin

    • 5pm - Demos end / Judges deliberation

    • 6pm - Local Winners announcement

    • 6:30pm - End

  • October 17th

    • 6pm CT - Global winner announcement from the main stage at the Hedera 18 Conference in Dallas. All Global hackathon participants will tune in to hear the winner announcement over a live-stream via zoom.


Learn more about the platform:

What is Hedera Hashgraph?
The Hedera hashgraph platform provides a new form of distributed consensus; a way for people who don’t know or trust each other to securely collaborate and transact online without the need for a trusted intermediary. The platform is lightning fast, secure, and fair, and, unlike some blockchain-based platforms, doesn’t require compute-heavy proof-of-work. Hedera enables and empowers developers to build an entirely new class of distributed applications that were never before possible.


San Francisco

San Francisco, California 94111

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