fueling the decentralized app revolution, one hackathon at a time

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Oh contraire, my meticulous friend! “Buidl” means “build useful stuff,” and so a “buidler’ is a person (some of whom are also ATLiens) who builds useful stuff using blockchain. A buidler is inherently a progressive human. A lover of new ideas. A fearless  ‘yeah-let’s-try-that!’ technologist that realizes you have to break a few eggs to make an omelette.

Front-end, Back-end, Full-stack, n00b - the dApphacks BUIDL SQUAD welcomes all with a fun-loving spirit and the desire to learn something new and useful. We want you to join ETHGeorgia in building a better future through decentralization. You don’t need experience in crypto or blockchain technology to jump in, just a strong enough heart to ‘buidl’ on!

And lest we forget to mention it, hackathons look great on a resume.

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$2,500 in prizes

Kingland University Scholarship(s)

Scholarships to receive Blockchain Developer Certification through Kingland University

Additional prizes will be announced soon

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Who can attend? Professional and amateur software developers, hardware enthusiasts, and embedded system developers are ideal candidates. Front-end developers, designers and marketing or business professionals are encouraged to partner with deeper technical experts when creating teams, but are also welcome.

Do I need to know Solidity, C ++, and how blockchains work to participate? Your team should have several skilled programmers, but they do not need to have any prior experience with Solidity, C++ or blockchain technology. Basic to advanced concepts will be covered in tech talks, and participants should follow the setup instructions for their chosen track.

How are teams formed? What if I don’t have a team? Team forming is flexible. You can bring a pre-formed team or start/join a team the day of the event. We will help you form a team.

How do I register and is there any cost? No cost to participate.

If I have questions, where do I go to get them answered? join the slack or email hello@dapphacks.com

IP? Yours. Keep what you bring. Keep what you build.



What hardware do I need? What should I bring? Your laptop, and probably at least one external monitor per group for peer programming.

Do I need to setup my development environment ahead of time? All setup starts at the kickoff of the dapphack event.


Beth Laign

Beth Laign
Sr. Engineering Manager, Call Rail

Samrit Sangal

Samrit Sangal
Blockchain Solution Architect, Lab 486

Elizabeth Strickler

Elizabeth Strickler
Director, Media Entrepreneurship and Innovation, CMII

Jason Odom

Jason Odom
Lead Developer, Cox Enterprises

Jennifer Georgino

Jennifer Georgino
Advisor, Georgia Blockchain Coalition

Tommy Marshall

Tommy Marshall
Fintech Executive in Residence - Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)

Jagruti Solanki

Jagruti Solanki
Partner, Technology & Blockchain, Aprio

Michael Pareles

Michael Pareles
Crop Science Digital Strategy and Innovation, Bayer

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    Is it easy to understand? Is it easy to use? Is it creative?
  • Awesomeness
    Wow factor. Did you build something no one thought was possible? Did you use techniques that are abnormal, often impractical, and weirdly elegant?
  • Functionality
    Does it work?