Hedera Hashgraph
Developer Conference

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Join us for Hedera18, the inaugural hashgraph developer conference, featuring our first global, decentralized hackathon across nine cities. Join thousands of developers, architects, and industry experts in-person and online to learn more about Hedera Hashgraph, the world’s fastest, most secure, and fairest public distributed ledger.

As an attendee, you’ll gain access to educational sessions presented by the Hedera team, industry experts, and ecosystem developers, where you’ll learn how to build a new class of decentralized applications. There’s plenty of opportunities to network with your peers and have a lot of fun. All conference attendees will be able to earn up to 4,000 Hedera tokens by participating in specific activities at Hedera18.

17 October
Anatole Hotel
Dallas, Texas, USA

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Event speakers

Dr. Leemon Baird Co-Founder & Chief Scientist
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Mance Harmon Co-Founder & CEO
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Simi Hunjan Developer Advocate
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Ken Anderson Chief Developer Advocate
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Dr. Leemon Baird

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist

Leemon is the inventor of the hashgraph distributed consensus algorithm, and is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Hedera. With over 20 years of technology and startup experience, he has held positions as a Professor of Computer Science at the US Air Force Academy and as a senior scientist in several labs. He has been the Co-Founder of several startups, including two identity-related startups, both of which were acquired. Leemon received his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University and has multiple patents and publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences in computer security, machine learning, and mathematics.


Mance Harmon

Co-Founder & CEO

Mance is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies, and high-tech startups, and is Co-Founder and CEO of Hedera. His prior experience includes serving as the Head of Architecture and Labs at Ping Identity, Founder and CEO of two tech startups, the senior executive for product security at a $1.7B revenue organization, Program Manager for a very-large scale software program for the Missile Defense Agency, the Course Director for Cybersecurity at the US Air Force Academy, and research scientist in Machine Learning at Wright Laboratory. Mance received a MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and a BS in Computer Science from Mississippi State University.


Simi Hunjan

Developer Advocate

Simi Hunjan is a Developer Advocate at Hedera Hashgraph. Previous to Hedera Hashgraph she worked as a Program Manager for Hennessey Wellness, a San Francisco based technology and services company that is developing integrated health programs in conjunction with leading-edge research institutions for proactive health and wellness management. Recently, she was a panelist for Women in Crypto and Blockchain in San Francisco. Her time outside of Hedera is spent building Women in Data, a non-profit that aims to foster and celebrate diversity to create connection and give meaning to data.


Ken Anderson

Chief Developer Advocate

Ken is passionate about a distributed economy, and is the Chief Developer Advocate of Hedera. He is a serial entrepreneur, with 20 years of experience in system design and software architecture. He has built a team of award-winning engineers and consulted as interim-CTO for various companies during periods of restructuring. He was also the lead contributor to the TM Forum’s REST API design guidelines, now used throughout the multi-trillion global telecom industry. Ken graduated with a BBA in Management Information Systems from California State University and was an Intelligence Sergeant in the United States Army.

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Hedera18 Global Hackathon

The Hedera18 Hackathon is our first global, decentralized hashgraph hackathon, gathering developers to compete in nine cities around the world: Dallas, San Francisco, London, Paris, Bangalore, Moscow, São Paulo, Singapore, and Tel Aviv.

This two-day hackathon gives you and your team the opportunity to build what’s next in fast-moving categories, such as: gaming, social causes, and micropayments.

Winners will be awarded a combination of cash and Hedera tokens, and the potential to have your project incubated and deployed on the Hedera Hashgraph public network.

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Watch the future unfold

Stay up-to-date on the Hedera18 livestream updates including:

  • Where to watch the livestreamed event on October 17

  • The launch of Hedera Wallets for iOS and Android, Hedera browser extension, and Hedera API

  • Setting up your proflie in the Hedera Portal and how to receive free tokens for testing the network

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Some of the biggest names in the industry have chosen to get behind Hedera18.
We are excited to partner with some of these innovative organizations to say hello future.

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