An incredible weekend of building and bonding with the Denver community
This past weekend several members of the Aragon team, including Jorge, Luke, Oliver, and myself (John), attended ETHDenver in Colorado, USA. ETHDenver is an Ethereum community event featuring a hackathon and workshops.
As we shared previously on the blog, Aragon helped sponsor the event this year and provided bounties for Best App/Integration and Best Proposal. What followed was a whirlwind a weekend of hacking, mentoring, learning, and bonding.
ETHDenver banner. Image by @ethereumjoseph
Art + Community
One of the unique aspects of the ETHDenver event was their inclusion of artists and the local Denver community. This wasn’t just a hackathon or a conference. From a silent art auction mediated by a smart contract, to inclusion of Denver Kids, to Flobots headlining the closing ceremony, ETHDenver was very much an event focused on building and connecting the community.
Silent art auction. Image by John Light.
Flobots headlining. Image by John Light.
Workshops and Panel Discussions
Jorge and Luke from the Aragon team were invited to give several presentations and represent Aragon on a panel discussion during the event. Many thanks to the ETHDenver organizers for giving us the opportunity to share our perspective and progress working on the important issue of decentralized governance.
Image by @stellarmagnet
You can find video from all of the workshops and discussion panels that the Aragon team participated in on the ETHDenver Facebook page. Here are the timestamps for each video:
- Luke Duncan: Introduction to aragonOS (50:38)
- Jorge Izquierdo: Presenting Aragon (1:50:41)
- Luke Duncan: Practical Considerations for Smart Contract Governance (23:24)
- Luke Duncan: Decentralized Governance panel, featuring Robin Hanson and Matan Field, moderated by Ryan Selkis (1:14:21)
We were surprised and delighted to meet over half a dozen teams building on Aragon during the course of the weekend. But at the end of the hackathon, we had to choose from among them the winners of our bounties.
Hackathon judging. Image by John Light.
We are pleased to share the following winners of the Aragon bounties:
- Best Aragon App/Integration: Community Jumpstart, for community crowdfunding
- Best Aragon App/Integration Runner up: FalseByte Carbon Voting, off-chain voting system
- Best Proposal: DAO Planning Poker, for collaboratively pricing task bounties
Huge congrats to these teams on their success, and huge thanks to all the other hackers who participated as well. We’re excited to continue growing the Aragon developer community and improving our documentation and code to make it even easier to start building on Aragon.
’Til next time!
ETHDenver was a blast. BIG ups and gratitude to all of the organizers, volunteers, and community members who made it happen. We hear that even after all of their hard work making this year’s event a massive success, the organizers are already planning the next event for 2019. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.
To everyone we saw or met at ETHDenver, it was great hanging out! See you at the next one 🙂
ETH diamond art. Image by John Light.
Aragon team members will be at Signature Berlin and EthCC. If you’re planning to attend either or both of these events, we invite you to find us and say hi! You can also join one of the community channels below to hear about any spontaneous Aragon community gatherings that may happen at the events.