Bringing together the best builders of web3
March 8th - March 11th, 2024

$80,000+

in prizes and bounties


£30 deposit is returned as long as you participate

Deadline 1 (Hacker 50% discounted Gala tickets): Feb 26th, 23:59 UTCDeadline 2 (Gala ticket): Feb 28th, 23:59 UTCDeadline 3 (Guaranteed free accommodation): March 3rd, 23:59 UTC

Register before Feb 26th for a chance to win hardware wallets and a secret prize (ft. Manchester United football team * T&C apply)!

You will find more information about the hackathon on our hackathon management platform. We send out invitations to accepted hackers three times a week.


Sponsors

Diamond


Platinum


Gold


Tech partners

community and education partners




About

ETH Oxford is a 3-day web3 hackathon hosted by HomeDAO between March 8 - 11. We welcome veteran web3 developers and developers only beginning their blockchain journey.To learn more, please visit our Taikai hackathon page.The hackathon forms the Oxford Blockchain Week together with the Oxford Blockchain Conference, hosted right after the hackathon, March 12 - 13. Grab your tickets and learn more about the conference here!

Deadline 1 (Hacker 50% discounted Gala tickets): Feb 26th, 23:59 UTCDeadline 2 (Gala ticket): Feb 28th, 23:59 UTCDeadline 3 (Guaranteed free accommodation): March 3rd, 23:59 UTC

Venues

Main Venue

Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.
University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory, Andrew Wiles Building, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6GG, United Kingdom. Google maps

The main venue has a number of spaces for our use during the hackathon:

  • South and North Mezzanine: open space for builders (24/7 access).

  • L1 lecture hall: opening ceremony and keynote speeches.

  • C1: staff and sponsors room (24/7 access).

  • C2-C5: workshops and at night, sleeping rooms (24/7 access).

  • C6: workshops and women's napping room (24/7 access).

Gala Dinner

Exeter College Dining Hall
College of J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of Lord of the Rings
Google maps

Hacker Houses

HomeDAO HQ
45 Union Street, OX4 1 JP. Google Maps

HomeDAO H2
36 Morrell Avenue, OX4 1ND. Google Maps

Flare Hacker House @ ETH Oxford
14 Golden Road, Oxfordshire, England OX4 3AR
Google Maps

HomeDAO Cambridge Tagus house
4 Reliance Way, Oxfordshire, England OX4 2FU
Google Maps

TBD
6B Cherwell Street, Oxfordshire, England OX4 1BG
Google Maps

AntAlpha hacker house! Location: TBD!

Apply to join here!

More hacker houses will be announced on a rolling basis



The Gala Ticket Competition Prizes

  • Gala Dinner ticket

  • Manchester United VIP ticket

  • Hacker house accommodation

Learn how to enter this competition further below or check out this announcement post on X!

The Gala Dinner

The Gala dinner is a 3-course formal dinner with wine included hosted at Exeter College. All judges of the Main Tracks will be in attendance, as will sponsors and all Main Tracks finalists from the hackathon (finalists win free tickets). All accepted hackers receive a 50% discount code for the Gala dinner, sent out 3 times a week.Dress code: formal (suit or dress), but we won't refuse anyone at the door.

Exeter Dining Hall

2023 Blockchain Conference Dinner

Fellow's Garden (pre-drinks)

The competition

How to win Gala, Hacker house accommodation or the Manchester United VIP ticket1️⃣ Pick a token you think will gain most (%) in the next 7 days2️⃣ Follow @homeDAO_live and repost this!3️⃣ Post your guess on X and include the token ticker, #ETHOxfordGala, and @HomeDAO _live⚠️All hashtags and tags must be included in the post for it to be valid!

Hotel

We are delighted to share that all participants attending the Oxford Blockchain Week are offered a 25% discount with hotel partner the Galaxie - Oxford Boutique Hotel located just 10 minutes from the Main Venue. Use discount code "Blockchain25" at check-out.

Main venue

For students and other hackers on a budget, we will offer (first come, first serve) simple mattresses in classrooms that, for the hackathon, have been temporarily converted into nap, sleep and resting rooms! One of the rooms will be reserved for female-identifying attendees.We require attendees to bring their own sleeping bags if they wish to use this option. They will be able to purchase one from HomeDAO for £20 if they are unable to bring one themselves.

Prizes

ETH Oxford has both Main Tracks and Sponsor Bounties. Builders compete by submitting projects to Main Tracks, Sponsor Bounties, or both!Main Track
Based on the category brief and judging criteria, the top 3 projects within each track are selected as finalists by a panel of domain experts. Finalists are given free tickets to the Gala Dinner.
Sponsor Bounties
Bounty sponsors define submission scope and marking criteria and decide winners for their bounty. Builders can submit the same project to several Sponsor Bounties. Sponsor bounty details will be released on our Taikai hackathon page.

Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZKP), Privacy and Compliance

Real-World Assets (RWA), Oracles and Identity

Decentralised Finance (DeFi)

Decentralised Social Media and Gaming

Wildcard Category: AI, Account Abstraction, Interoperability, Blockchain Research and other



Schedule

Fri, Mar 8

StartLengthDescriptionLocation
17:30-Check-in and goodie bagsMain venue, outside L1
18:3030 minOpening and Keynote SpeechesMain venue, L1
19:001hBeginners Blockchain IntroMain venue, L1
19:003hTeam Formation & NetworkingMain venue
19:003hSponsor WorkshopsMain venue, L1, L4, L5
22:00-Hackathon Official StartTaikai hackathon platform
00:00-Midnight snack!Main venue, Entrance

Sat, Mar 9

StartLengthDescriptionLocation
00:00-Midnight Spike Ball TournamentMain venue, Main entrance
09:001hCoffee and light breakfastMain venue, Mezzanine
12:002hLunchMain venue, Triton Fountain
12:301hLunch talksMain venue, C1-C4
14:301hYogaMain venue, C5
15:001hJacuzzi Cold Plunge and ChillHomeDAO HQ
18:002hDinnerMain venue
21:002hSuper Smash Bros TournamentHomeDAO HQ
22:003hPoker TournamentMain venue

Sun, Mar 10

StartLengthDescriptionLocation
00:001hMidnight Spike ball tournamentMain venue, Mezzanine
09:001hCoffee and light breakfastMain venue, Mezzanine
12:002hLunchMain venue
17:00-Main Track SubmissionsTaikai platform
17:00-Sponsor Bounty SubmissionsMintycode platform
17:002hDinnerMain venue
17:301.5hPresentation to judgesMain venue
20:00-Social mixer/after partyBridges night club

Mon, Mar 11

StartLengthDescriptionLocation
11:002hOxford Colleges TourCarfax tower
14:003hFootball 5s tournamentUnion Street Astroturf
14:003hHomeDAO applicants interviews, apply hereHomeDAO HQ
18:454h3-Course Gala Dinner incl. wine & entertainment. TicketsExeter College


We look forward to welcoming you!

We'll send you the 50% Gala Ticket discount in the next 3 days.

Expect...

  • $80,000+ in bounties, with something for all levels of experience

  • Free breakfast, lunch and dinner (continental catering)!

  • Mini-tourneys in Poker, Super Smash, Spikeball ($$$ prizes)

  • Jacuzzi and chill at HomeDAO headquarters

NEXT STEPS

1. Secure your ticket
We will soon send you a link to deposit (also below) so you can confirm your attendance. This deposit is 100% refundable as long as you participate.
2. Join hackathon platform (Taikai) and our Discord
The Taikai invitation will be in your inbox in the next 3 days. You can join our Discord to find more learning resources and team mates!
3. Check out the webinars
Feb 19th, recording on X, ft. sponsors including Avalanche, Tezos, Flare, Flock.
Feb 26th, 4-5 pm streamed via @HomeDAO_live, ft NEAR, StarkNET, Solana, Gateway.fm, and Filecoin
4. Find Team Mates
There'll be students joining from North America, Europe and Asia. Write in the Discord #find-a-team channel to get started. It's ok to be a beginner, many are!

Frequently Asked questions

Q. Can I register as a team?
A. No, hackers have to register individually. Once we've confirmed your registration and invited you as a participant via the Taikai hackathon platform you can then form a team.

Q. Who can attend ETH Oxford 2024?
A. ETH Oxford is targeted at creative minds with a hacker spirit. We don't just want blockchain engineers. Developers familiar with traditional software stacks are more than welcome! We also strongly believe that every team needs people who can research to understand the market, can present, and can design intuitive UI/UX. We will also have low-code/no-code options for people with less blockchain experience.

Q. How much does it cost?
A. ETH Oxford is 100% free for all approved hackers. However, a small deposit is required to help us manage our waitlist and attendee list.

Q. Do you provide scholarships for attendees' transportation or VISA?
A. No. However, we can provide a VISA letter and also have something called an Income Sharing Agreement which you can learn more about simon@home-dao.com

Q. Is there food and beverages at the event?
A. Food and drinks will be provided free for all attendees including vegan options. We'll be providing lunch and dinner daily, and there will be random snacks and beverages available 24/7.

Q. Is there Wi-Fi at the event?
A. Of course. Students will be able to connect via Eduroam. All other users will be able to access high-speed guest WiFi provided by the Mathematical Institute.

Q. I am interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor, what do I do?
A. If you are interested in sponsoring ETH Oxford, please contact simon@home-dao.com and we'll take it from there.

Q. Do I have to be a blockchain developer?
A. We welcome developers of all experience levels (and non-devs too) and there will be bounties adapted to your level. There will be workshops before and during the hacks to help you!

Q. How are applicants selected?
A. ETH Oxford curators aim at selecting the best, most participative and motivated, programmers and creatives. For this they rely on what candidates fill in their profiles. What matters is your potential and your passion for technology, no matter your level of experience.

Q. I was accepted but have a conflict so I can't attend, what do I do?
A. Please let us know via ethoxford@home-dao.com and we will return your deposit provided that you inform us on time.

Q. Can I bring a guest to the event?
A. No. All attendees must apply to the event individually.

Q. Should I arrange for a place to stay?
A. Hackers can choose to stay the night at the venue. If you plan to stay overnight, we require you to bring your own sleeping bag or purchase from us (£20). Our napping rooms will have a capacity of about 100 hackers. These rooms will be stashed with mattresses and limited pillows and blankets. There will be one napping room for non-male-identifying individuals.

Q. Are there hotels nearby?
A. ETH Oxford is in a very central location in the city, so there are plenty of hotels around. Check out the housing section on the website to find the discount codes.

Still have questions?
A. Head over to our Discord and ask away! You can also file a support ticket there.

Contact

For sponsorship requests, please reach out to simon |at| home-dao.comFor general inquiries, please contact ethoxford |at| home-dao.com