DENVER – The last day of the most successful ETHDenver ever took place on Sunday. In Denver’s National Western Complex, the finalists in the hackathon that was held in conjunction with the Ethereum ecosystem conference presented their creations to a ragged but still excited crowd.
Following two weeks of programming, hacker homes, parties, and seminars that took place all across the city of Denver, the number of attendees had been cut down to a couple hundred hardcore developers who were present at the main stage for the closing ceremonies of ETHDenver.
The collaborative spirit of the event, which was a celebration of the Ethereum ecosystem as well as a summit for developers developing on top of it, carried over into the closing comments that conference co-founder John Paller gave at the end of the event.
The spork, a multi-use food utensil, served as the ETHDenver conference’s mascot this year. The organizers of the event chose the spork as a metaphor for the conference’s utility-minded ideals. Paller made the announcement during his remarks on Sunday that the “SporkWhale” would be the gathering’s mascot for the next year. According to Paller, the “SporkWhale” personifies community ownership.
This year, the community-run conference known as ETHDenver, which is managed by token-holder members in a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), reached new heights. On the first day of the main event, a staff member said that there were over 16,000 tickets to be checked in, making the event a sellout. Paller stated that there were 600 staff members at the event.
According to Paller, the conference is likely to expand both in terms of attendance and topics covered the next year. He stated that the organizers are in talks with “countries” about the possibility of putting up satellite feeder events throughout the world, with ETHDenver serving as the “super bowl” of all of these events.