In partnership with Blockchain@Berkeley

The First Ethereal



Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Saturday October 21st, 8:30 am


Sunday October 22nd, 6:00 pm


Consensys is hosting its first ever Ethereal Hackathon in partnership with UC Berkeley blockchain club! This is a one-of-a-kind experience that will not only expose attendees to the potential of Ethereum but also allow for in-depth exploration as self assembled teams partner with industry professionals providing mentorship throughout the competition.

The event will be two days long to allow teams to create substantial projects. Teams will focus on designing and building a blockchain-based governance system that takes advantage of Ethereum's unique platform of identity, voting and asset transfer systems.

Hackathon attendees are in the running to win various prizes, including a once in a lifetime opportunity to present their projects at Ethereal SF on October 27. Honored guests at Ethereal SF include; Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys, Peter Diamandis, Bryan Johnson of OS Fund and Kernel, and numerous leaders in the Blockchain space.


Blockchains offer a tamper-resistant architecture for storing signed messages, making them useful for identity, voting, and asset transfer systems. Together, these services can be bundled to form governance systems, helping communities make decisions and take action using shared resources, all while keeping relevant information transparent to participants. Design a blockchain-based governance system that takes advantage of these affordances.


Federico Alconada

Lead Architect, qiibee

Nick Dodson

GovernX Founder, Senior Engineer ConsenSys

Dan Finlay

Lead developer, MetaMask

Mike Goldin

Software developer, ConsenSys

Thomas Huang

QA Engineer, Metamask

Haseeb Qureshi

Software engineer,

Jeff Scott Ward

Senior Frontend Engineer at uPort Identity

Michael Wuehler

Core Infrastructure, INFURA Co-Founder


Peter Diamandis

Singularity University, XPrize, Human Longevity, Planetary Resources

Amanda Gutterman

CMO, ConsenSys; Co-Creator, Ethereal

Joseph Lubin

Ethereum co-founder, ConsenSys Founder

Spencer Montgomery

GBB Blockchain & App Innovation SSP, Microsoft

Sponsored By


Top three teams present their projects for judging at Ethereal SF

Priority access to ConsenSys Academy

$5000 in Ether


Team Composition:
  • Up to 6 individuals on a team
  • If you register as a smaller group or individual, you will be paired with a team
  • Also feel free to register as a team of 6 or under
  • Open to students and professionals
  • Developers, entrepreneurs and designers welcome
  • This is an in-person hackathon
  • Attendance both days encouraged
  • Choose teams beforehand or in-person

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are included and will be served

What Should I bring?

Your laptop, a notepad and an open mind

… Just don't bring the kitchen sink

Does this cost money?

Nope, totally free!