What Is Devcon?
Devcon is a conference for Ethereum builders, creators, and thinkers.
Explorers can dive into Ethereum through Devcon which brings the ecosystem participants around the world together. For all Ethereum enthusiasts, Devcon brings passion and creativity.
The Upcoming Devcon VI
Devcon VI has been postponed for two years due to the pandemic. Finally, it is decided that Devcon VI will be held in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, on October 11th, 2022.
Ethereum isn’t merely a technical solution, but a community. While blockchain communities in Europe and North America are already strong and vivid, we can have a big impact today in newly developing communities.
Over the past years, we’ve seen young Ethereum communities sprouting in Latin America, and the potential growth is tremendous. This is why we are excited to bring Devcon to Colombia this year.
The community in Bogotá has great potential. In this city, Ethereum users range from builders, educational entities, to industry leaders and more. In addition to such a community, Bogotá is one of the most accessible cities in South America with direct flights around the world to the local international airport, which is very convenient for all attendees.
More than just a Conference
On top of big events lasting for four days, including sharing sessions, workshops, and round table discussions, Devcon also features gatherings in various forms and hackathons for ideas to meet each other. With all these events, the conference can be more exciting.
Note: the following events are held in the local time of Bogotá.
- October 7th to 9th, ETHBOGOTA Hackathon
ETHBOGOTA Hackathon is organized by ETHGlobal for three days. Builders in this hackathon can have a chance to win more than 300,000 USD in prizes.
- October 9th, DAOIST Bogotá
The past year saw DAO growing at an exponential speed. Now, we can find interesting DAO in the community. DAOIST is a platform for all DAO members to share their ideas in a friendly environment and grow together in solidarity.
- October 10th, ETHLATAM
ETHLATAM is run by the Latin America Ethereum Community, with most of its events held in Spanish.
- October 10th, Schelling Point
The blockchain world will meet its schelling point as decentralization is being more widely recognized. In the Devcon week, Schelling Point is an unconference covering topics like self-sovereignty, coordination technology, public goods, regenerative finance, and radical markets.
- October 11th to 14th Devcon
Devcon is the main event for the Devcon week, with keynote speakers such as the famous librarian Brewster Kahle, Ethereum foundation researcher Danny Ryan, and Aya Miyaguchi, Executive Director of the Ethereum Foundation.
More Devcon details are yet to be announced. Let’s stay tuned to this meaningful event.
Check out more events through this link: https://devcon.org/devcon-week/
ÐΞVcon-0 was held in Berlin in 2014. (Note: every Devcon has its own unique name) Since then, the conference has been held six times from Berlin, London, Shanghai, Cancun, Prague, to Osaka.
DEV CON 0
Long before the launch of Ethereum, the earliest builders and co-founders met together in the Kreuzberg neighborhood in late November of 2014 when the so-called Devcon 0 was held. At this conference, they discussed the work and design for the future of Ethereum, laying the foundation for the network’s birth.
A few months after Ethereum was launched, DΞVCON 1 was held in London in November of 2015. Speakers at the conference worked hard on every part of the early Ethereum roadmap. Apart from that, DApp teams also gave their presentations on stage, promising the arrival of early use cases in the industry. (That’s right, the arrival of DApps, which have been popular in the past two years, was predicted seven years ago.)
Before Devcon 2, there was an emergency that a set of Denial Service attacks were launched against the network. Given that, in Shanghai, many builders in Devcon 2 helped to coordinate emergency upgrades to make the network fully functional. After that, they spoke about the future of the network on stage.
Devcon 3 was held in November of 2017, celebrating "Dio de Los Muertos" and Halloween in Cancun. This year witnessed rapid adoption and growth of the network. 2000 attendees made Devcon 3 the largest Ethereum gathering ever at the time.
The Prague Convention Center in the Czech Republic was the host of Devcon 4 in 2018, bringing the Ethereum ecosystem to Europe, with 3000 conference participants and more enterprise support than ever before.
Held in Japan in October of 2019, Devcon 5 saw more attendees and content than previous Devcons. Along with conference talks, the first community-run outdoor stage and experiential park area were introduced at this conference where the world-renowned Kabosu (formerly known as Doge) appeared on stage.
If you are interested in past Devcons, you can know more about them through this link: https://devcon.org/past-events/