ETHGlobal's Premiere event of 2019.

November 8 - 10, 2019 | Waterloo, Canada

Back to Waterloo, where it all began

The leading minds in the cryptocurrency space are joining over 500 hackers from around the world to collaborate together on decentralized applications using Ethereum. With an exponential increase in adoption, developer interest, and other teams building on top of Ethereum, there has never been a better time to be a part of the community, building Web 3.0.

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ETHWaterloo is organized by the core ETHGlobal team, along with dozens of volunteers who invest their time and energy to make this event happen.

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Schedule

Friday, Nov 8th
  • 4:00PM
    Hackathon registration opens
  • 4:30-6:30PM
    Getting started with Ethereum development: How to use Metamask, Remix and Web3.js [A must attend for beginners!]
    with Josh Crites from Consensys Academy
  • 6:00PM
    Dinner
  • 7:00PM - 8:30PM
    Opening ceremony
  • 8:30PM
    Hacking begins!!
  • 8:30 - 8:55PM
    Team formation workshop
  • 9:00 - 9:25PM
    Napolean Room
    I-B-C, Easy as N-F-T (Baby, you and me)
    with Billy Rennekamp from Tendermint
  • 9:00 - 9:25PM
    Buterin Room
    Contract-fillable Liquidity Made Simple
    with David Sun from 0x
  • 9:00 - 9:25PM
    Lazaridis Room
    Monetize your casual game into a Blockchain eSports Game
    with Junda Liu from Celer
  • 9:30 - 9:55PM
    Napolean Room
    Managing secrets in your DApp
    with Derek Pierre and Ryan Caruso from NuCypher
  • 9:30 - 9:55PM
    Buterin Room
    Solving usability problems with delegated key management
    with Sean Li from Fortmatic
  • 9:30 - 9:55PM
    Lazaridis Room
    How to use UMA to build tokens that track the price of anything
    with Regina Cai from UMA
  • 10:00 - 10:25PM
    Napolean Room
    From Single-Collateral Dai to Multi-Collatoral Dai
    with Charles St. Louis from MakerDAO
  • 10:00 - 10:25PM
    Buterin Room
    Applied ThunderCore 101
    with Yifan Jiang of Thundercore
  • 10:00 - 10:25PM
    Lazaridis Room
    Activate by Codefi Networks - A new way of launching and participating in decentralized networks
    with Mara Schmiedt and Collin Myers from ConsenSys
  • 10:30 - 10:55PM
    Napolean Room
    Making dApps feel like apps: Best practices for using elastic sidechains
    with Christine Perry from SKALE Labs
  • 10:30 - 10:55PM
    Buterin Room
    An Introduction to Privacy on Ethereum
    with Arnaud Schenk from AZTEC Protocol
  • 10:30 - 10:55PM
    Lazaridis Room
    Coda: Decentralized at Scale
    with Evan Shapiro from O(1) Labs
  • 11:00 - 11:25PM
    Napolean Room
    Arbitrum SDK: Building trustless, scalable, and private off-chain dApps
    with Harry Kalodner from Offchain Labs
  • 11:00 - 11:25PM
    Buterin Room
    Real time chain data for an awesome UX
    with Alexandre Bourget from dfuse
  • 11:00 - 11:25PM
    Lazaridis Room
    Building applications using fast Plasma asset swaps on Matic
    with Jaynti Kanani from Matic
Saturday, Nov 9th
  • 8:00AM
    Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 9:55AM
    Napolean Room
    Accepting Crypto with Zabo
    with Christopher Brown from Zabo
  • 9:30 - 9:55AM
    Buterin Room
    Coinbase API Prize Workshop
    with Daniel Que and Michelle Pokrass from Coinbase
  • 9:30 - 9:55AM
    Lazaridis Room
    Chainlink Developer Workshop
    with Dan Forbes from Chainlink
  • 10:00 - 10:25AM
    Napolean Room
    Indexing the New Economy
    with Yaniv Tal from The Graph
  • 10:00 - 10:25AM
    Buterin Room
    Gas Optimization using TrueCurrencies
    with William Morriss from TrustToken
  • 10:00 - 10:25AM
    Lazaridis Room
    Secret Contracts: Private Data in dApps
    with Victor Grau Serrat from Enigma
  • 10:30 - 10:55AM
    Napolean Room
    Interoperability with Metaverse & KrawlCat (ERC1973)
    with Lee Raj from Metaverse DNA & KrawlCat
  • 10:30 - 10:55AM
    Buterin Room
    Increasing Your DApp Userbase
    with Chaitanya Potti from Torus
  • 10:30 - 10:55AM
    Lazaridis Room
    The AAVE Protocol
    with Ernesto Boado from Aave
  • 11:00 - 11:25AM
    Napolean Room
    Designing Ethereum UX for Humans - Considerations & Tech Stack
    with Jason Goldberg and Benjam Bollen from Pepo
  • 11:00 - 11:25AM
    Buterin Room
    Developing data-rich smart-contracts
    with Greg Kapka from Provable Things
  • 11:00 - 11:25AM
    Lazaridis Room
    Your dapp isn't finished without ENS
    with Brantly Millegan from ENS
  • 12:00PM
    Lunch
  • 1:00 - 1:25PM
    Napolean Room
    Architecture Session: Using Elastic Blockchain Networks as an execution layer for Ethereum
    with Jack O'Holleran from Skale
  • 1:00 - 1:25PM
    Buterin Room
    Brave's Story
    with Jonathan Sampson from Brave
  • 1:00 - 1:25PM
    Lazaridis Room
    Building Walletless Apps
    with Christopher Brown from Zabo
  • 1:30 - 1:55PM
    Napolean Room
    Arbitrum: Off-Chain Contracts with On-Chain Security
    with Ed Felten from Offchain Labs
  • 1:30 - 1:55PM
    Buterin Room
    Building Clovers Network
    with Billy Rennekamp from Clovers Network
  • 1:30 - 1:55PM
    Lazaridis Room
    What you should consider before putting millions into DeFi
    with Daniel Que from Coinbase
  • 2:00 - 2:25PM
    Napolean Room
    On Oracles
    with Joey Krug from Augur
  • 2:00 - 2:25PM
    Buterin Room
    A Financial System By & For the People
    with Kevin Owocki from Gitcoin
  • 2:00 - 2:25PM
    Lazaridis Room
    The Future of 0x
    with Will Warren from 0x
  • 2:30 - 2:55PM
    Napolean Room
    Why Ethereum matters for developers
    with Austin Griffith from the Ethereum Foundation
  • 2:30 - 2:55PM
    Buterin Room
    The Challenges of Composable Smart Contracts
    with Mark Beylin from Bounties Network
  • 3:00 - 3:25PM
    Napolean Room
    UMA’s DVM: Using Economic Guarantees to Build a Provable Honest Oracle
    with Hart Lambur from UMA
  • 3:00 - 3:25PM
    Buterin Room
    Celer Core State Channel Architecture and Protocols
    with Junda Liu from Celer
  • 3:00 - 3:25PM
    Lazaridis Room
    Making L2 usable
    with Jaynti Kanani from Matic
  • 6:00PM
    Dinner
Sunday, Nov 10th
  • 8:00AM
    Breakfast
  • 9:30AM
    Project submission deadline!
  • 10:00AM
    Judging begins
  • 12:00PM
    Lunch
  • 2:30PM - 3:30PM
    Closing ceremony
  • 4:00PM
    After party! 🎉
Venue Map

Judges & Speakers

Vitalik Buterin
Vitalik Buterin
Inventor
Ethereum
Joey Krug
Joey Krug
Co-Founder
Augur
Sinead Bovell
Sinead Bovell
Founder
WAYE
Evan Van Ness
Evan Van Ness
Author
Week in Ethereum
Will Warren
Will Warren
Co-Founder
0x
Min Teo
Min Teo
Partner
Consensys
Jeff Coleman
Jeff Coleman
Co-Founder
L4
Jeff Coleman
Austin Griffith
Inspiring Developers
Ethereum Foundation
Robbie Bent
Robbie Bent
Operations
Ethereum Foundation
Camila Russo
Camila Russo
Chiefess
The Defiant
Lasse Klausen
Lasse Klausen
Partner
1kx

Peter Kieltyka
Peter Kieltyka
Co-Founder
Horizon Games
Liam Horne
Liam Horne
Co-Founder
L4
Eric Conner
Eric Conner
Co-Founder
EthHub
Kartik Talwar
Kartik Talwar
Partner
A.Capital
Billy Rennekamp
Billy Rennekamp
Creator
Clovers Network
Hart Lambur
Hart Lambur
CEO
UMA
Marcelo Cortes
Marcelo Cortes
Co-Founder
Faire
Michael Dunworth
Michael Dunworth
Co-Founder
Wyre
Sean Li
Sean Li
CEO
Fortmatic
Scott Moore
Scott Moore
Co-Founder
Gitcoin
Lee Raj
Lee Raj
Tech Lead
KrawlCat
Brantly Millegan
Brantly Millegan
Director of Operations
ENS
Alexandre Bourget
Alexandre Bourget
CTO
dfuse
Christine Perry
Christine Perry
VP, Global Solutions Engineering
SKALE Labs
Regina Cai
Regina Cai
Software Engineer
UMA
Stani Kulechov
Stani Kulechov
CEO
Aave
Victor Grau Serrat
Victor Grau Serrat
Director of Engineering
Enigma
Michelle Pokrass
Michelle Pokrass
Software Engineer
Coinbase
Arnaud Schenk
Arnaud Schenk
Tech Lead
AZTEC Protocol
Benjamin Bollen
Benjamin Bollen
Chief Blockchain Strategist
OST
Chaitanya Potti
Chaitanya Potti
Senior Software Engineer
Torus Labs
Daniel Que
Daniel Que
Software Engineer
Coinbase
Ernesto Boado
Ernesto Boado
Blockchain Developer
Aave
Evan Shapiro
Evan Shapiro
CEO
O(1) Labs
Greg Kapka
Greg Kapka
Lead Ethereum Engineer
Provable Things
Jason Goldberg
Jason Goldberg
Maker
Pepo
Josh Crites
Josh Crites
Ethereum Adept
ConsenSys Academy
Junda Liu
Junda Liu
CTO
Celer
Yaniv Tal
Yaniv Tal
Project Lead
The Graph
Dan Forbes
Dan Forbes
Developer Advocate
Chainlink
Charles St Louis
Charles St Louis
Developer Advocate
MakerDAO
Ed Felten
Ed Felten
Co-founder
Offchain Labs
Harry Kalodner
Harry Kalodner
Co-founder
Offchain Labs
Hart Lambur
Hart Lambur
Co-founder
UMA
Jaynti Kanani
Jaynti Kanani
CEO
Matic
Mark Beylin
Mark Beylin
CEO
Bounties Network
Mark Beylin
Mara Schmiedt
Strategy and Partnerships
ConsenSys
William Morriss
William Morriss
Security Engineer
TrustToken
Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown
Co-founder
Zabo
Skale
NuCypher
Fortmatic
Thundercore
Cosmos

Consensys
UMA
Celer Network
Matic Network
MakerDao
Offchain Labs
Chainlink
Brave
Rivet
Metaverse
KrawlCat
Aave

Orchid
Enigma
0x
Aicument Technologies
Coinbase
Zabo
TrustToken
The Graph
DFuse
Pepo
Taxa Network
Coda
Torus
Gowling WLG
Provable Things
ENS
Aztec Protocol
ETC Cooperative

2019 Season Partners

Ethereum Foundation
Skale Labs
ENS
0x
Torus
Consensys
Thundercore
UNICEF
Offchain Labs
NuCypher
Matic Network
Bounties Network
Provable Things

The Venue

Centre for International Governance Innovation

67 Erb St W, Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2
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Venue

FAQs

What is ETHWaterloo?
ETHWaterloo is an event bringing together some of the top minds and experts in Ethereum and ETHGlobal’s premiere event of 2019. We enable teams to make something great in only 36 hours by providing an abundance of hacking resources like mentors, sponsors, and software. Sleeping is optional, but trying to make awesome things is not.
Anyone from anywhere in the world can apply. Applications are based on interest in Ethereum and proven ability to BUIDL - whether that’s writing software, designing beautiful UXs, product management, or something else entirely.
Admission to ETHWaterloo is completely free to hackers! We take care of all your meals, snacks, and drinks throughout the weekend too!
ETHWaterloo is free-of-charge thanks to the support of our partners and sponsors but, unfortunately, the event is not able to cover travel or other expenses for attendees.
You can form teams of up to 4 people. There are no restrictions for team members, so you can team up with hackers of any country or experience level!
No worries! It’s helpful to have some programming or technical experience, but it’s not a requirement. We’ll have talks, mentors and workshops to help you with your project; hackathons can be a great place to learn new skills in a short amount of time. Just come eager to learn, excited to meet lots of awesome people, and most importantly, come ready to BUIDL.
No. In the interest of fairness, attendees should not be working on their projects before ETHWaterloo begins and we do not allow participants to work on pre-existing projects. However, you can familiarize yourself with all the tools and technologies you intend to use beforehand!

Contact Us

For any questions or inquiries,
please reach us at [email protected].
Also, follow us at @ETHWaterloo2 on Twitter!