• Blockchain returns to UTDallas

    HackDFW Proof of Hack is 24 hours for you to learn, create, and make. For the whole weekend, students will make innovative projects focused on blockchain and cryptographic technology with help from cryptocurrency sponsors.

  • Where is Proof of Hack?

    Proof of Hack will be held at the UTDallas Makerspace Building at The University of Texas at Dallas. With both the first and second floor, anticipate a large open space for community hacking and the quiet floor for sleep and concentration.

    The address is 3000 Waterview Pkway, Richardson, TX 75080
    In other words, Synergy Park North.

  • Who is Proof of Hack for?

    Are you currently enrolled in a university?
    Are you interested in building something awesome?
    Congratulations! You are eligible!

    HackDFW organizers want you to have fun, learn and explore. We look forward to making an open environment for all participants to explore their desire to learn more about the blockchain.

24 hours

of hacking

24 hours to learn, build, and to do rapid prototyping. Tech talks, activities and more will be available at the event so don't miss out!

4 people

per team

You can come with a team or join a team at our team-formation event! Great minds work and learn best when working together.

5 workshops

learn away

Learn from the expert blockchainers, and sponsors. Plenty to learn and get help with to broaden your knowledge and skills.


You got questions? We got answers.

If you've feel like we missed something, feel free to reach out to us at info@hackdfw.com

Click on a FAQ to view more

A hackathon is a weekend long event where projects are made from idea to prototype. At the end of the given time, projects are presented in a science fair setting—which, yes, includes prizes. The purpose of a hackathon is to have students learn development by creating a product while being provided resources like free-rentable hardware, tech workshops, and mentors. Hackathons are a space where road-blocks are eliminated, and students can learn new skills with ease.

Gather your friends, meet some peeps at opening, or attend our team-creation event right after opening ceremonies. No worries about knowing anyone beforehand; HackDFW is for creating new connections and new people from around the states. Maximum 4 people per team.

That is awesome! We are so glad you decided to be a part of the hacker community. HackDFW welcomes everyone of any major and any level as long as they have a passion for development! We will have workshops during the event, mentors to help you through any troubles, so no matter what skill levels, we will provide the resources to help you learn.

Unfortunately, high school students are not able to participate in Proof of Hack.

Bring yourself, some comfy clothes, toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, etc.) and your hacking gear (laptop, hardware…and don’t forget the chargers!)

Head over to register.hackdfw.com to log in to your account and see your status!

Just like the best things in life, it’s free! The food is free, the swag is free, the prizes are free, and the fun is free!

Whether it’s walking, driving, boating, as long as you get here! Transportation is BYOT (bring your own transportation).

There is no travel reimbursements for Proof of Hack. But we encourage you to carpool or find a ride.



Event Schedule

Though most of the time will be allocated to hacking, we also have a load of workshops, tech talks, and activities. This schedule will be updated with time for activities and workshops as the event nears, so make sure to keep up to date!

Saturday, November 10th 2018

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

10:30 AM

Hacking Begins!

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Team Building / Ideation

1:00 PM

Lunch + Workshops

6:30 PM


Sunday, November 11th 2018

12:00 AM

Late Night Snack

8:00 AM


9:30 AM

Devpost Submissions Due

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Pitch Workshop

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 PM


1:00 PM


1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Closing Ceremony / Awards


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