Holochain Hackathon: Denver!

The Commons on Champa, Denver
From Jul 13th 2018
To Jul 15th 2018
See the website


Build a distributed app prototype in a weekend!

Familiarize yourself with a new coding paradigm and learn tools for the rapid development of decentralized applications. Holochain is a post-blockchain protocol for storing data in a completely peer-2-peer network. Join co-founder Arthur Brock, our Denver Internship Program, and members of the Holochain team for a weekend workshop on using the technology.

Friday, July 13th 6:00PM—9:00PM 

Saturday, July 14th 10:00AM—9:00PM 

Sunday, July 15th 11:00AM—6:00PM 

Note 1: Friday's session is free and open to the public. Please arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 pm. Your registration helps us plan appropriately. Note 2: Tickets required for Saturday & Sunday - the fee helps us cover snack and lunches for the event. Thanks for your support! 

Are you interested in building decentralised applications?

Imagine a world where everyone can interact with no central power in the middle. Imagine a world where we can build a local and global sharing economy (cars, homes, tools, learning...), where everyone can play and contribute to the decisions, where we can build sustainable currencies, with no central authority that may sooner or later dictate the rules. Just imagine a world where we can design thriving economies. This world will run on distributed apps, or dApps. Open source, completely distributed, dApps allow direct peer-to-peer interactions and have incredible evolutionary capacities.

Holochain enables a distributed web with user autonomy built directly into its architecture and protocols. Data allows the remembering of our lived and shared experiences. Distributing the storage and processing of that data will change how we coordinate and interact. With digital integration under user control, Holochain liberates our lives from corporate control over our choices and information.

Prior to the Event, Check Out Our Developer Documentation:



And review our web site: http://holo.host


Hackathon Structure

Project co-founder Arthur Brock will introduce people to building in the Holochain framework. We encourage people to come with distributed app ideas. Experience with either JavaScript or Lisp will be helpful, but not mandatory. Information on how to prepare for the Hackathon will be provided in advance to ticket holders.

The Friday evening session will include an introduction to the technology from Arthur with an inital Q&A. This session is free and open to the public. 

Saturday and Sunday attendees will experience short educational sessions alternating with unstructured time for learning and collaboration with the goal of building an app prototype.

Location, Food & Parking

The Commons on Champa is the host of the weekend. Please note that parking is not included in the ticket price. Here are some parking options (the location is also easily accessible using RTD transit)

Covered Garage Parking:

Colorado Convention Center: 1604 N Speer Blvd (bet. Stout St-Champa St). Daily rate is $12

Denver Performing Arts Complex: 1300 Arapahoe St (bet. 13thSt-14thSt). Daily rate is $6-$13

TIME Park: 1435 Stout St (bet. 14thSt-15thSt). Daily rate is $10

Auraria Campus: 890 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204- Tivoli. Daily rate is $6.50  /  777 Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204- 7th st. (re-entry is allowed) $6.50

Street Parking:

Metered parking is available for $1 an hour (2 hour max) on the West side of Champa Street between 13th and 15th.  

Downtown Denver Parking Interactive Map (http://www.bestparking.com/denverparking/) has additional parking suggestions and surrounding garage locations.

Lunches and light snacks will be provided. Please bring a reusable water bottle and anything else you need to be comfortable during the event.

Event Partners

We are super grateful to The Commons for hosting our event. Want to co-sponsor? Contact us!

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