0x meetup | 2019 roadmap and more
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

0x meetup | 2019 roadmap and more

0x will be hosting a meetup at Starfish Mission to share our 2019 roadmap, as well as other exciting project and ecosystem updates.

Agenda:
6:00 - 6:30pm - Check-in and networking
6:30 - 7:35pm - 2019 roadmap presentation and more
7:35 - 8:30pm - Networking

We'll have light refreshments, including beer, wine, and a street taco bar. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can.

We hope you can make it!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/259916771/

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BAAs, STTRs, SBIRs and How to Win Them
Mar
29
4:00 PM16:00

BAAs, STTRs, SBIRs and How to Win Them

Learn About to Ins and Outs of Federal Grants!
About this Event
Agenda

4:00-4:30: Presentation on Federal Grants

4:30-5:00: Q&A Session

5:00-6:00: 1-1 meetings with Eagle Point Funding representatives.

To book a 1-1 meeting, please email liora@eaglepointfunding.com with your full name, company name, title and a blurb about your technology.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/259914053/

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Distributed Saturdays! A Bi-Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Distributed Saturdays! A Bi-Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event

Ride the Rocket ship to DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS! A bi-weekly, peer-to-peer, protocol-agnostic learning fest for ALL knowledge levels, technical and non-technical.

TODAY'S GRAND SCHEDULE
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Intro to Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum + Nakamoto's Market Game
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Featured Event: Developing user-facing dApps for Ethereum
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM White Paper Book Club: Nervos + blockchain project mapping

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SCHEDULE DETAILS

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning

• For those interested in the technical side, no DLT programming language experience necessary. Would be great if you've coded in something, but pure interest goes a long way. Self-learning programs include...
- CryptoZombies: Great primer on Solidity http://www.cryptozombies.io
- Ethernaut: Smart contract tutorial https://ethernaut.zeppelin.solutions/
- Hyperledger Composer: Build a Hyperledger solution from scratch
https://hyperledger.github.io/composer/v0.19/tutorials/tutorials.html
...and more.

• If you've got a project you're working on or something you'd like to further your understanding of with others, please bring it!

• Bring your laptops!

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11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Featured Event: Developing user-facing dApps for Ethereum

This workshop is for those who are interested in developing user-facing dApps for Ethereum, You'll learn exactly what a dapp is, why users would want to use them, and how the UX for dApps is different than traditional applications.

In the workshop, we'll cover critical dApp components such as wallets, public & private keys, Ethereum accounts, transactions, and how to connect professional front-ends to Smart Contracts. We'll also review why MetaMask is so critical for dApps on Ethereum, what it does for users and dApp developers alike, and how to integrate it into any user-facing dApp.

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11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical People

• We'll break down what blockchain technology is, what a blockchain is, and how it will benefit you.

• This week's Blockchain 101 angle is Blockchain + Nakamoto's Market Blockchain Game

11:00am to 12:00pm: What is Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum & Why Should I Care?
12:00pm to 12:15pm: Q&A + Where will you go from here?
12:15pm to 1:00pm: Nakamoto's Market: Blockchain Role-playing Game

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1:00PM to 3:00 PM White Paper Book Club: Nervos

Let's read the Nervos whitepaper, which outlines a network of interoperable protocols that are designed for layered blockchain architecture. Nervos combines a verification layer (layer 1) serving as a trust root and smart custodian, and a generation layer (layer 2) for high-performance transacting and privacy protection.

Come with us for a deep dive into a different White Paper vision every two weeks!

This Saturday, join your fellow Starfish community members in breaking down and analyzing TBD

Join the White Paper Discord! https://discord.gg/fFCUuu2

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
Distributed Saturdays is a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer, protocol-agnostic, blockchain/DLT-centric learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including up to 4 recurring learning sessions or workshops: Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Join the Discord to get more involved in Starfish working groups and projects: https://discord.gg/nHbZd9N

---

Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

---

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/wfnrsqyzfbnc/

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Blockchain Language P2P Learning (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Blockchain Language P2P Learning (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)

Come self-learn the languages of blockchain in a supportive environment by joining or forming a study group! No DLT programming language experience necessary. Would be great if you've coded in something, but pure interest goes a long way.

NOTE: We've added Golang / Go to the list!

In the near future, we'll go through Cosmos SDK -- a framework for building blockchain applications in Golang. https://github.com/cosmos/sdk-application-tutorial/blob/master/tutorial/README.md
Keep an eye out for the upcoming Cosmos SDK session at https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/

In the meantime, why not learn Go in preparation?

***You don't have to be interested in Cosmos to create a study group or be a part of one at Starfish. Anyone wanting to self-learn Go or any other language (that happens to be blockchain-related) in a supportive space with peers is also welcome.***

~

HOW DOES IT WORK?
1) Bring your laptop.

2) Show up at Starfish and network to find like-minded peers. We'll make an announcement in the morning to help you find other people interested in blockchain programming languages. You can also self-organize a study group prior and bring them to Starfish. Or plan one through our GoLang Discord channel: https://discord.gg/aB5r4AC

3) Open up an online tutorial of your liking (suggestions below) and start learning in a room with others who are also learning.

4) That's it!
~

SUGGESTED TUTORIALS

For Go...
https://youtu.be/OSPNUKoN81o
https://golangbot.com/learn-golang-series/
https://gophercises.com/

For other blockchain language tutorials...
- CryptoZombies: Great primer on Solidity http://www.cryptozombies.io
- Ethernaut: Smart contract tutorial https://ethernaut.zeppelin.solutions/
- Hyperledger Composer: Build a Hyperledger solution from scratch
https://hyperledger.github.io/composer/v0.19/tutorials/tutorials.html
- Python: https://www.learnpython.org/,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE9v9rt6ziw
...and more.

• If you've got a project you're working on or something you'd like to further your understanding of with others, please bring it!

~~~

DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
The Peer-to-Peer Self-Guided Study Groups are a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including 1 to 3 featured learning sessions or workshops, Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Join the Discord to get more involved in Starfish working groups and projects! https://discord.gg/kHRpuAWThank

~

STARFISH MISSION
Starfish Mission is a pioneering hub for the blockchain community - founded by the Starfish Network. We are dedicated to creating spaces and learning opportunities for the community which inspires us; to change commerce, communication and governance, effectively upgrading the operating system of our world.

Why Starfish? Starfish are decentralized, resilient organisms with no central control unit. All the arms communicate with each other to decide where to move next.

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

~

SF ETHEREUM
SF Ethereum is a mission-driven organization that provides a forum for those interested in the movement towards decentralization, accountability, increased security, and transparency of business and government entities through the use of Ethereum blockchain technology.

Visit: https://www.meetup.com/SF_Ethereum/
Follow: @SFEthereum

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/sjmrsqyzfbnc/

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White Paper Book Club - Nervos Whitepaper Reading + Blockchain project mapping
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

White Paper Book Club - Nervos Whitepaper Reading + Blockchain project mapping

Come deep dive with us into a different White Paper vision every two weeks!

Let's read the Nervos whitepaper, which outlines a network of interoperable protocols that are designed for layered blockchain architecture. Nervos combines a verification layer (layer 1) serving as a trust root and smart custodian, and a generation layer (layer 2) for high-performance transacting and privacy protection.

Here is a link to the white paper: https://github.com/nervosnetwork/rfcs/blob/master/rfcs/0002-ckb/0002-ckb.md

Nervos combines elements of and lessons learned from Bitcoin and Ethereum to create a unique protocol. This will help us with getting started on a map of the different blockchain projects we have reviewed during these whitepaper sessions.

Not mandatory, but we fully encourage you to read the white paper(s) before attending, or at least be somewhat familiar with it by reading, listening or watching material on the matter.

Join the Telegram to suggest the next white paper or
chat with your fellow White Paper "Book Club" community members:
https://t.me/joinchat/F7df-U5XZf8GTSv900RRIg

---

DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This White Paper "Book Club" is a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including 1 to 3 featured learning sessions or workshops, Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Join the Discord to get more involved in Starfish working groups and projects! https://discord.gg/nHbZd9N

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/frgqsqyzfbnc/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/gdlflqyzgbdb/

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RadicalxChange San Francisco
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

RadicalxChange San Francisco

RadicalxChange convenes a community of activists, artists, entrepreneurs and scholars committed to using dramatically expanded competitive, free and open market mechanisms to reduce inequality, build widely-shared prosperity, heal global political divides and build a richer and more cooperative social life.

The San Francisco chapter will co-create our local purpose within this city & on Telegram at t.me/radicalxchangeSF

Learn more at https://radicalxchange.org/

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/259876290/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

NEW MEETUP DATE IS MARCH 19th

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/gdlflqyzfbhb/

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White Paper Book Club - Blockchain project mapping
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

White Paper Book Club - Blockchain project mapping

We will be continuing our 'blockchain project mapping' exercise from last week's Nervos whitepaper. We are mapping out all of the different blockchain projects, their characteristics and how it all fits together.

Come join us!

Nervos combines elements of and lessons learned from Bitcoin and Ethereum to create a unique protocol. This will help us with getting started on a map of the different blockchain projects we have reviewed during these whitepaper sessions.

Not mandatory, but we fully encourage you to read the white paper(s) before attending, or at least be somewhat familiar with it by reading, listening or watching material on the matter.

Join the Telegram to suggest the next white paper or
chat with your fellow White Paper "Book Club" community members:
https://t.me/joinchat/F7df-U5XZf8GTSv900RRIg

---

DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This White Paper "Book Club" is a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including 1 to 3 featured learning sessions or workshops, Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Join the Discord to get more involved in Starfish working groups and projects! https://discord.gg/nHbZd9N

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/frgqsqyzfbvb/

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Build a Raspiblitz Bitcoin Lightning Node with a Raspberry Pi!
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Build a Raspiblitz Bitcoin Lightning Node with a Raspberry Pi!

The Lightning Network is picking up steam after entering beta in November 2018. More and more people are getting involved in operating nodes and routing payments. As of today there are almost 7000 Lightning nodes connected to the network.

Want to join us building Lightning nodes with a Raspberry Pi? The parts list to build your own is included below. In the spirit of a p2p network, this is a self-led workshop. Bring your parts and join others in building!

Join Starfish and the SF Bitcoin meetup in our efforts to scale Bitcoin!

The RaspiBlitz is built from the following parts:

-RaspBerryPi 3 B+
-1TB Hard Drive
-LCD-Display
-Micro SD-Card 16GB
-Powersupply >=3A (big & stable)
-Cheap Casing

This link contains all of the info about building this project:
https://github.com/rootzoll/raspiblitz

For more information about Lightning, go to https://1ml.com/

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/259458640/

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Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats
Mar
16
10:30 AM10:30

Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats

Are you tired of pretending that you know what Bitcoin & Ethereum is, what blockchain technology is...what A blockchain is for that matter???

Come to Starfish and we'll patiently guide you through the blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum jungle. You'll go in totes Blockchain Basic and come out as one Badass Blockchain Bitc...uhhhh...coin...er .

***This introductory class is for non-technical cats.***

10:30 AM - Networking
Starfish Mission is a protocol-agnostic, Blockchain co-working space and community hub run by you, the community. We welcome both non-technical and technical blockchain enthusiasts, explorers, developers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and investors of ALL knowledge levels. Come meet your peers and see what road your new-found connections will take you down.

11:00 AM - What is Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum &
Why Should I Care?
We'll start off by breaking down what blockchain technology is, what a blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum are, and how it will benefit you, your business, and humanity.

11:45 AM - Blockchain + ...

12:00 PM - Q&A

12:15 PM - Where will you go from here?
And finally, what is it about blockchain technology that attracted you and what would you like to do with the knowledge that you're gaining in this space?

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This Basics of Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum class is a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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STARFISH MISSION
Starfish Mission is a pioneering hub for the blockchain community - founded by the Starfish Network. We are dedicated to creating spaces and learning opportunities for the community which inspires us; to change commerce, communication and governance, effectively upgrading the operating system of our world.

Why Starfish? Starfish are decentralized, resilient organisms with no central control unit. All the arms communicate with each other to decide where to move next.

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

---

SF ETHEREUM
SF Ethereum is a mission-driven organization that provides a forum for those interested in the movement towards decentralization, accountability, increased security, and transparency of business and government entities through the use of Ethereum blockchain technology.

Visit: https://www.meetup.com/SF_Ethereum/
Follow: @SFEthereum

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/vsvnmqyzfbfc/

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Blockchain Language P2P Learning (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Blockchain Language P2P Learning (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)

Come self-learn the languages of blockchain in a supportive environment by joining or forming a study group! No DLT programming language experience necessary. Would be great if you've coded in something, but pure interest goes a long way.

NOTE: We've added Golang / Go to the list!

In the near future, we'll go through Cosmos SDK -- a framework for building blockchain applications in Golang. https://github.com/cosmos/sdk-application-tutorial/blob/master/tutorial/README.md
Keep an eye out for the upcoming Cosmos SDK session at https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/

In the meantime, why not learn Go in preparation?

***You don't have to be interested in Cosmos to create a study group or be a part of one at Starfish. Anyone wanting to self-learn Go or any other language (that happens to be blockchain-related) in a supportive space with peers is also welcome.***

~

HOW DOES IT WORK?
1) Bring your laptop.

2) Show up at Starfish and network to find like-minded peers. We'll make an announcement in the morning to help you find other people interested in blockchain programming languages. You can also self-organize a study group prior and bring them to Starfish. Or plan one through our GoLang Discord channel: https://discord.gg/aB5r4AC

3) Open up an online tutorial of your liking (suggestions below) and start learning in a room with others who are also learning.

4) That's it!
~

SUGGESTED TUTORIALS

For Go...
https://youtu.be/OSPNUKoN81o
https://golangbot.com/learn-golang-series/
https://gophercises.com/

For other blockchain language tutorials...
- CryptoZombies: Great primer on Solidity http://www.cryptozombies.io
- Ethernaut: Smart contract tutorial https://ethernaut.zeppelin.solutions/
- Hyperledger Composer: Build a Hyperledger solution from scratch
https://hyperledger.github.io/composer/v0.19/tutorials/tutorials.html
- Python: https://www.learnpython.org/,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE9v9rt6ziw
...and more.

• If you've got a project you're working on or something you'd like to further your understanding of with others, please bring it!

~~~

DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
The Peer-to-Peer Self-Guided Study Groups are a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including 1 to 3 featured learning sessions or workshops, Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Join the Discord to get more involved in Starfish working groups and projects! https://discord.gg/kHRpuAWThank

~

STARFISH MISSION
Starfish Mission is a pioneering hub for the blockchain community - founded by the Starfish Network. We are dedicated to creating spaces and learning opportunities for the community which inspires us; to change commerce, communication and governance, effectively upgrading the operating system of our world.

Why Starfish? Starfish are decentralized, resilient organisms with no central control unit. All the arms communicate with each other to decide where to move next.

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

~

SF ETHEREUM
SF Ethereum is a mission-driven organization that provides a forum for those interested in the movement towards decentralization, accountability, increased security, and transparency of business and government entities through the use of Ethereum blockchain technology.

Visit: https://www.meetup.com/SF_Ethereum/
Follow: @SFEthereum

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/sjmrsqyzfbvb/

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Distributed Saturdays! A Bi-Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Distributed Saturdays! A Bi-Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event

Ride the Rocket ship to DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS! A bi-weekly, peer-to-peer, protocol-agnostic learning fest for ALL knowledge levels, technical and non-technical.

TODAY'S GRAND SCHEDULE
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Intro to Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum + Nakamoto's Market Game
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Featured Event: Developing user-facing dApps for Ethereum
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM White Paper Book Club: Nervos + blockchain project mapping

~

SCHEDULE DETAILS

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning

• For those interested in the technical side, no DLT programming language experience necessary. Would be great if you've coded in something, but pure interest goes a long way. Self-learning programs include...
- CryptoZombies: Great primer on Solidity http://www.cryptozombies.io
- Ethernaut: Smart contract tutorial https://ethernaut.zeppelin.solutions/
- Hyperledger Composer: Build a Hyperledger solution from scratch
https://hyperledger.github.io/composer/v0.19/tutorials/tutorials.html
...and more.

• If you've got a project you're working on or something you'd like to further your understanding of with others, please bring it!

• Bring your laptops!

---
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Featured Event: Developing user-facing dApps for Ethereum

This workshop is for those who are interested in developing user-facing dApps for Ethereum, You'll learn exactly what a dapp is, why users would want to use them, and how the UX for dApps is different than traditional applications.

In the workshop, we'll cover critical dApp components such as wallets, public & private keys, Ethereum accounts, transactions, and how to connect professional front-ends to Smart Contracts. We'll also review why MetaMask is so critical for dApps on Ethereum, what it does for users and dApp developers alike, and how to integrate it into any user-facing dApp.

---

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical People

• We'll break down what blockchain technology is, what a blockchain is, and how it will benefit you.

• This week's Blockchain 101 angle is Blockchain + Nakamoto's Market Blockchain Game

11:00am to 12:00pm: What is Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum & Why Should I Care?
12:00pm to 12:15pm: Q&A + Where will you go from here?
12:15pm to 1:00pm: Nakamoto's Market: Blockchain Role-playing Game

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1:00PM to 3:00 PM White Paper Book Club: Nervos

Let's read the Nervos whitepaper, which outlines a network of interoperable protocols that are designed for layered blockchain architecture. Nervos combines a verification layer (layer 1) serving as a trust root and smart custodian, and a generation layer (layer 2) for high-performance transacting and privacy protection.

Come with us for a deep dive into a different White Paper vision every two weeks!

This Saturday, join your fellow Starfish community members in breaking down and analyzing TBD

Join the White Paper Discord! https://discord.gg/fFCUuu2

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
Distributed Saturdays is a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer, protocol-agnostic, blockchain/DLT-centric learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including up to 4 recurring learning sessions or workshops: Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Join the Discord to get more involved in Starfish working groups and projects: https://discord.gg/nHbZd9N

---

Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/wfnrsqyzfbvb/

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Nerd Nite - Starfish Happy Hour
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Nerd Nite - Starfish Happy Hour

Starfish’s 3rd Thursday monthly happy hour is back just as crypto-winter is thawing into crypto-spring. Come bond with the San Francisco bay area blockchain family over food and drinks while discussing the latest research into token bonding curves.

We will be serving some of the best beers and wines of the bay area, with tasty finger food pairings. The karaoke stage will be on fire so bring your best Freddie Mercury impersonation. Prizes available for the best performances.

Time: 5:30-8:00 March 14th
Tickets: $10 to the general public.
Starfish Coworking Members Free.

Please go to the Eventbrite link for purchase your tickets. Limited availability to 100 tickets so first come first serve.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nerd-nite-starfish-happy-hour-tickets-57853130270

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/gdlflqyzfbqb/

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[SF Eth Dev] The dYdX Protocol + A Conversation on the Crypto Winter
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

[SF Eth Dev] The dYdX Protocol + A Conversation on the Crypto Winter

Agenda
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6:00 Networking
6:30 Speakers
• A Deep Dive on dXdY
• A Conversation on the Crypto Winter

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About the Host
Starfish Mission is a co-working space for the Blockchain Community to gather, work and learn together in San Francisco. They are hosting both established blockchain startups and companies and small teams at the ideation or development stage. (https://www.starfish.network/)

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Talk 1: A Deep Dive on dYdX

dYdX will present an overview of their platform. dYdX is a set of protocols for decentralized margin and derivatives trading, enabling different types of financial products to be created, issued, and traded for any pair of underlying ERC20 tokens. Their approach uses off-chain order books with on-chain settlement to minimize blockchain computational overhead while still retaining the benefits of trustlessness.

Talk 2: A Conversation on the Crypto Winter

This talk will be a panel discussion on the Crypto Winter. We'll discuss how companies and projects have been affected by the cooling as well as areas and companies that are heating up and making progress. Our panelists and moderator are deeply involved in the Ethereum ecosystem and will share their thoughts on the state of the ecosystem and how they expect it to develop in the future.

Moderator: Grant Hummer
Panelists: Don Ho, Steve McKie

About the Panelists
Steven McKie is a crypto veteran of 6+ years. Previously Head of Growth and Product Content at Purse, he expanded Purse’s operations with value-added partnerships in multiple regions globally and assisted in building out the bcoin developer team and now working preparing for the launch of Handshake. McKie also hosts and edits BlockChannel, a podcast and educational publication focused on cryptoeconomics and crypto software development. He is now a Founding Partner and the CEO of a hybrid crypto hedge/VC, Amentum.

RSVP:

https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/259537522/

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Dinner, Movie & A Dance: The Internet's Own Boy + Raw Thought
Mar
8
to Mar 9

Dinner, Movie & A Dance: The Internet's Own Boy + Raw Thought

(This be a POTLUCK! - bring yo best dish)

As believers, we often speak in idealistic terms of breaking down the walls of silo-ed information so that we can better solve the human problems of the world...our problems. But we almost never speak of the gatekeeper$ and those that police this information and knowledge that is rightly ours.

"The Internet's Own Boy" is a real world account of a young man who broke those walls down at scale, and how the gatekeepers broke him in return.

"Raw Thought" is a monthly music, art and dance celebration of Aaron Swartz's life and legacy inspired by his blog of the same name.

We are the "Davids" of the new internet. Let's learn about Aaron Swartz and keep him in our minds as we continue his legacy of tearing down the walls built by the "Goliaths".

WHAT TO BRING
Please bring friends and food to share.
Starfish to provide popcorn and drinks.

SCHEDULE
6:00PM Potluck & Networking
7:00PM "The Internet's Own Boy" + Commentary/Discussion
9:45pm Walk together to DNA Lounge for "Raw Thought" (8 min walk)

RSVP
Rsvp here on Meetup. If going to DNA, also purchase tix at link here:
https://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2019/03-08d.html

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STARFISH MISSION
Starfish Mission is a pioneering hub for the blockchain community - founded by the Starfish Network. We are dedicated to creating spaces and learning opportunities for the community which inspires us; to change commerce, communication and governance, effectively upgrading the operating system of our world.

Why Starfish? Starfish are decentralized, resilient organisms with no central control unit. All the arms communicate with each other to decide where to move next.

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/258345356/

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RadicalxChange San Francisco
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

RadicalxChange San Francisco

RadicalxChange convenes a community of activists, artists, entrepreneurs and scholars committed to using dramatically expanded competitive, free and open market mechanisms to reduce inequality, build widely-shared prosperity, heal global political divides and build a richer and more cooperative social life.

The San Francisco chapter will co-create our local purpose within this city & on Telegram at t.me/radicalxchangeSF

Learn more at https://radicalxchange.org/

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/259305025/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/gdlflqyzfbhb/

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Starfish Viability Group (SVG): Foundational Elements Workshop
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

Starfish Viability Group (SVG): Foundational Elements Workshop

UPDATE!
https://discord.gg/kHRpuAW

Thank you all for sharing your ideas at our first ever SVG meeting!

We’ve begun to work on and implement some of your ideas which will be unveiled soon. Much of it is still under construction, but with your help your ideas can come to light. So far we've got the new "Starfish Working Groups" Discord. You asked for it and here it is! https://discord.gg/kHRpuAW

THE WORKSHOP
In creating an operation that is more decentralized and adaptive, we need something to reach for and guiding lights to keep us on path.

Why does our community exist?
What is our purpose?
How can we take this journey together with intention?
What do we imagine our future community to look like?

Come join us to help create a stable foundation to leap from.

AGENDA
1. Updates, announcements, and thank yous
2. Why are we here?
3. What is in our future?
4. What do we call this?
5. Action items, volunteers
6. Takeaways, feedback & other news

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This working group follows "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including 1 to 3 featured learning sessions or workshops, Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

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DISCORD
Introducing the Starfish Working Groups Discord!
https://discord.gg/kHRpuAW

Creating a Discord is one of many ideas shared by our active community members at the 1st Starfish Viability Group meeting to help ACTIVATE anyone who wants to...

Contribute time and support to help decentralize, manage and sustain the learning community.

Share broad knowledge topics that give value to the community via learning sessions and workshops.

Collaborate on and organize projects, ideas, events and community care.

See you there!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/259259611/

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White Paper Book Club - Nervos Whitepaper Reading + Blockchain project mapping
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

White Paper Book Club - Nervos Whitepaper Reading + Blockchain project mapping

Come deep dive with us into a different White Paper vision every two weeks!

Let's read the Nervos whitepaper, which outlines a network of interoperable protocols that are designed for layered blockchain architecture. Nervos combines a verification layer (layer 1) serving as a trust root and smart custodian, and a generation layer (layer 2) for high-performance transacting and privacy protection.

Here is a link to the white paper: https://github.com/nervosnetwork/rfcs/blob/master/rfcs/0002-ckb/0002-ckb.md

Nervos combines elements of uniquely combines lessons learned from Bitcoin and Ethereum to create a unique protocol. This will help us with getting started on a map of the different blockchain projects we have reviewed during these whitepaper sessions.

Not mandatory, but we fully encourage you to read the white paper(s) before attending, or at least be somewhat familiar with it by reading, listening or watching material on the matter.

Join the Telegram to suggest the next white paper or
chat with your fellow White Paper "Book Club" community members:
https://t.me/joinchat/F7df-U5XZf8GTSv900RRIg

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This White Paper "Book Club" is a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including 1 to 3 featured learning sessions or workshops, Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/tcdnnqyzfbdb/

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Building user-facing dApps for Ethereum
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Building user-facing dApps for Ethereum

This workshop is for those who are interested in developing user-facing dApps for Ethereum, You'll learn exactly what a dapp is, why users would want to use them, and how the UX for dApps is different than traditional applications.

In the workshop, we'll cover critical dApp components such as wallets, public & private keys, Ethereum accounts, transactions, and how to connect professional front-ends to Smart Contracts. We'll also review why MetaMask is so critical for dApps on Ethereum, what it does for users and dApp developers alike, and how to integrate it into any user-facing dApp.

About the presenter:

Mark is a Senior UI Engineer in the Bay Area with over 10 years of experience developing large-scale web applications.

He is currently helping developers learn how to build and design the world's first user-facing dApps using the best technologies available today.

His developer training programs at fullstackdapps.com and reactdapps.com are uniquely catered to developers and startups that need to create professional UIs for disruptive Smart Contracts on Ethereum.

You can check out Mark's webinar "How To Develop A User-Facing Blockchain Application" at https://bit.ly/2SibttP

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/259256931/

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Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats + A Blockchain Game!
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats + A Blockchain Game!

Are you tired of pretending that you know what Bitcoin & Ethereum is, what blockchain technology is...what A blockchain is for that matter???

Come to Starfish and we'll patiently guide you through the blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum jungle. You'll go in totes Blockchain Basic and come out as one Badass Blockchain Bitc...uhhhh...coin...er .

***This introductory class is for non-technical cats.***
10:30am - 11:00am Networking
11:00am - 12:00pm Blockchain 101
12:00pm - 12:15pm Q&A + Where Will You Go From Here?
12:15pm - 12:20pm Break
12:20pm - 1:20pm Blockchain Roleplaying Game (topic subject to change)

SCHEDULE DETAILS

10:30 AM - Networking
Starfish Mission is a protocol-agnostic, Blockchain co-working space and community hub run by you, the community. We welcome both non-technical and technical blockchain enthusiasts, explorers, developers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and investors of ALL knowledge levels. Come meet your peers and see what road your new-found connections will take you down.

11:00 AM - What is Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum &
Why Should I Care?
We'll start off by breaking down what blockchain technology is, what a blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum are, and how it will benefit you, your business, and humanity.

12:00 PM - Q&A + Where Will You Go From Here?
What would you like to do with the knowledge that you're gaining in this space?

12:15 PM - Break

12:20 PM - Nakamoto's Market: A Blockchain Roleplaying Game
This blockchain roleplaying game, created by your friends at ConsenSys, helps you to understand how a blockchain works in the real world. There will be four 15 minute rounds:
1) The Genesis Block
2) Creating a Digital Ledger
3) The Double Spend Problem
4) Collusion / 51% Attack

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This Basics of Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum class is a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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STARFISH MISSION
Starfish Mission is a pioneering hub for the blockchain community - founded by the Starfish Network. We are dedicated to creating spaces and learning opportunities for the community which inspires us; to change commerce, communication and governance, effectively upgrading the operating system of our world.

Why Starfish? Starfish are decentralized, resilient organisms with no central control unit. All the arms communicate with each other to decide where to move next.

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

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SF ETHEREUM
SF Ethereum is a mission-driven organization that provides a forum for those interested in the movement towards decentralization, accountability, increased security, and transparency of business and government entities through the use of Ethereum blockchain technology.

Visit: https://www.meetup.com/SF_Ethereum/
Follow: @SFEthereum

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/258998808/?isFirstPublish=true

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Blockchain Language P2P Learning (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Blockchain Language P2P Learning (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)

Come self-learn the languages of blockchain in a supportive environment by joining or forming a study group! No DLT programming language experience necessary. Would be great if you've coded in something, but pure interest goes a long way.

NOTE: We've added Golang / Go to the list!

In the near future, we'll go through Cosmos SDK -- a framework for building blockchain applications in Golang. https://github.com/cosmos/sdk-application-tutorial/blob/master/tutorial/README.md
Keep an eye out for the upcoming Cosmos SDK session at https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/

In the meantime, why not learn Go in preparation?

***You don't have to be interested in Cosmos to create a study group or be a part of one at Starfish. Anyone wanting to self-learn Go or any other language (that happens to be blockchain-related) in a supportive space with peers is also welcome.***
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HOW DOES IT WORK?
1) Bring your laptop.

2) Show up at Starfish and network to find like-minded peers. We'll make an announcement in the morning to help you find other people interested in blockchain programming languages. You can also self-organize a study group prior and bring them to Starfish.

3) Open up an online tutorial of your liking (suggestions below) and start learning in a room with others who are also learning.

4) That's it!
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SUGGESTED TUTORIALS

For Go...
https://youtu.be/OSPNUKoN81o
https://golangbot.com/learn-golang-series/
https://gophercises.com/

For other blockchain language tutorials...
- CryptoZombies: Great primer on Solidity http://www.cryptozombies.io
- Ethernaut: Smart contract tutorial https://ethernaut.zeppelin.solutions/
- Hyperledger Composer: Build a Hyperledger solution from scratch
https://hyperledger.github.io/composer/v0.19/tutorials/tutorials.html
- Python: https://www.learnpython.org/,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE9v9rt6ziw
...and more.

• If you've got a project you're working on or something you'd like to further your understanding of with others, please bring it!

• Bring your laptops!

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
The Peer-to-Peer Self-Guided Study Groups are a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including 1 to 3 featured learning sessions or workshops, Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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STARFISH MISSION
Starfish Mission is a pioneering hub for the blockchain community - founded by the Starfish Network. We are dedicated to creating spaces and learning opportunities for the community which inspires us; to change commerce, communication and governance, effectively upgrading the operating system of our world.

Why Starfish? Starfish are decentralized, resilient organisms with no central control unit. All the arms communicate with each other to decide where to move next.

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

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SF ETHEREUM
SF Ethereum is a mission-driven organization that provides a forum for those interested in the movement towards decentralization, accountability, increased security, and transparency of business and government entities through the use of Ethereum blockchain technology.

Visit: https://www.meetup.com/SF_Ethereum/
Follow: @SFEthereum

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/hqggrqyzfbdb/

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Solidity Saturdays P2P Study Group (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays P2P Study Group (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)

Come join your friends at the SF Ethereum Meetup for Solidity Saturdays!

This is part of the Blockchain Languages Peer-to-Peer Study Group offered at the bi-weekly blockchain learning fest event called Distributed Saturdays held at Starfish Mission. Here you can self-learn the languages of blockchain in a supportive environment.

No Solidity experience is necessary (but it would be great if you've coded in something). Pure interest goes a long way.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
1) Bring your laptops!

2) Show up at Starfish and network to find like-minded peers. We'll make an announcement in the morning to help you find other people interested in learning Solidity or other blockchain languages as well. You can also self-organize a study group prior and bring them to Starfish.

3) Open up an online tutorial of your liking (suggestions below) and start learning in a room with others who are also learning.

4) That's it!

TUTORIALS TO START WITH
• CryptoZombies: https://cryptozombies.io/
• SpaceDoggos: https://www.bitdegree.org/courses/learn-solidity-space-doggos/
• Ethernaut: https://ethernaut.zeppelin.solutions/
• Ethereum Pet Shop: http://truffleframework.com/tutorials/pet-shop

Interested in other blockchain language self-learning programs?
• Hyperledger Composer: Build a Hyperledger solution from scratch
https://hyperledger.github.io/composer/v0.19/tutorials/tutorials.html
• GoLang: https://youtu.be/OSPNUKoN81o,
https://golangbot.com/learn-golang-series/, https://gophercises.com/
• Python: https://www.learnpython.org/, https://realpython.com/
...and more.

If you've got a blockchain project you're working on or something you'd like to further your understanding of with others, please bring it!

Telegram supergroup for Solidity Saturdays:
https://t.me/sf_ethereum_ss

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
Solidity Saturdays is now a part of "Distributed Saturdays", a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer blockchain and protocol-agnostic learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including 1 to 3 featured learning sessions or workshops, Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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STARFISH MISSION
Starfish Mission is a pioneering hub for the blockchain community - founded by the Starfish Network. We are dedicated to creating spaces and learning opportunities for the community which inspires us; to change commerce, communication and governance, effectively upgrading the operating system of our world.

Why Starfish? Starfish are decentralized, resilient organisms with no central control unit. All the arms communicate with each other to decide where to move next.

We are Starfish. You are Starfish.

Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

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SF ETHEREUM
SF Ethereum is a mission-driven organization that provides a forum for those interested in the movement towards decentralization, accountability, increased security, and transparency of business and government entities through the use of Ethereum blockchain technology.

Visit: https://www.meetup.com/SF_Ethereum/
Follow: @SFEthereum

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/258978721/

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Distributed Saturdays! A Bi-Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Distributed Saturdays! A Bi-Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event

Ride the Rocket ship to DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS! A bi-weekly, peer-to-peer, protocol-agnostic learning fest for ALL knowledge levels, technical and non-technical.

TODAY'S GRAND SCHEDULE
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Intro to Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum + Nakamoto's Market Game
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Featured Event: Developing user-facing dApps for Ethereum
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM White Paper Book Club: TBD

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SCHEDULE DETAILS

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning

• For those interested in the technical side, no DLT programming language experience necessary. Would be great if you've coded in something, but pure interest goes a long way. Self-learning programs include...
- CryptoZombies: Great primer on Solidity http://www.cryptozombies.io
- Ethernaut: Smart contract tutorial https://ethernaut.zeppelin.solutions/
- Hyperledger Composer: Build a Hyperledger solution from scratch
https://hyperledger.github.io/composer/v0.19/tutorials/tutorials.html
...and more.

• If you've got a project you're working on or something you'd like to further your understanding of with others, please bring it!

• Bring your laptops!

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11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Featured Event: Developing user-facing dApps for Ethereum

This workshop is for those who are interested in developing user-facing dApps for Ethereum, You'll learn exactly what a dapp is, why users would want to use them, and how the UX for dApps is different than traditional applications.

In the workshop, we'll cover critical dApp components such as wallets, public & private keys, Ethereum accounts, transactions, and how to connect professional front-ends to Smart Contracts. We'll also review why MetaMask is so critical for dApps on Ethereum, what it does for users and dApp developers alike, and how to integrate it into any user-facing dApp.

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11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Blockchain 101 for Non-Technical People

• We'll break down what blockchain technology is, what a blockchain is, and how it will benefit you.

• This week's Blockchain 101 angle is Blockchain + Nakamoto's Market Blockchain Game

11:00am to 12:00pm: What is Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum & Why Should I Care?
12:00pm to 12:15pm: Q&A + Where will you go from here?
12:15pm to 1:00pm: Nakamoto's Market: Blockchain Role-playing Game

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1:00PM to 3:00 PM White Paper Book Club: Nervos

Let's read the Nervos whitepaper, which outlines a network of interoperable protocols that are designed for layered blockchain architecture. Nervos combines a verification layer (layer 1) serving as a trust root and smart custodian, and a generation layer (layer 2) for high-performance transacting and privacy protection.

Come with us for a deep dive into a different White Paper vision every two weeks!

This Saturday, join your fellow Starfish community members in breaking down and analyzing TBD

Join the White Paper Telegram!
https://t.me/joinchat/F7df-U5XZf8GTSv900RRIg

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
Distributed Saturdays is a bi-weekly, peer-to-peer, protocol-agnostic, blockchain/DLT-centric learning fest for both technical and non-technical people of ALL knowledge levels. This learning fest offers several tracks, including up to 4 recurring learning sessions or workshops: Blockchain 101 + A Blockchain Roleplaying Game or Fresh Angle, Build-a-thon, Peer-to-Peer Learning, and the White Paper Book Club. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram: https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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Contact info @ starfish.network
Visit http://starfish.network/
Follow https://twitter.com/starfishsf
Telegram: https://t.me/starfishnetwork

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/ssrjpqyzfbdb/

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NEW Steem Smart Contract Presentation@Starfish
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

NEW Steem Smart Contract Presentation@Starfish

Welcome to the San Francisco Steem meetup!

Steem is a public blockchain ecosystem where many popular dapps are building on. Join us on Thursday at Starfish to hang out with awesome Steem users and dapp developers from the Bay Area and around the globe!

Here is our agenda for Feb 28th:

6:30 to 7:00pm: Check-In
7:00 to 7:30pm: Recap of the latest development in the Steem community with Sida from Partiko.
7:30 to 8:00pm: Blockchain business model review: SteemMonsters vs Steemit
8:00 to 8:30pm: Sneak peek into the future: Steem Smart Contract
8:30pm: Networking & Drinks!

Hope to see you all around!
Starfish Team

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 Marketing in Blockchain.
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Marketing in Blockchain.

To kickstart our new monthly meetup at Starfish ‘Marketing in Blockchain’  a panel of marketing professionals in the blockchain industry will take a look at how marketing strategies have evolved through the funding stage to #BUIDLing  to go-to-market, and take a look back at the panel’s time building marketing programs for blockchain startups, and then take look forward to how Blockchain marketing will evolve in the coming years.

2018 saw almost $8billion raised through ICOs, while traditional VC investment in Blockchain technology startups increased 280%. As new technologies are being rapidly developed and #BUIDL is firmly underway, the conversation at the meetup will focus on:

  • #BUIDLing the community: how to maintaining constant contact and build user acquisition strategies in 24/7 international markets

  • #BUIDLing developer relations: how to sell your product to the most technical audiences

  • How to communicate effectively to a range of stakeholders with various difference technical accumen:  investors, developers, miners, users, and the blockchain curious

  • Designing marketing strategies in a new and rapidly evolving industry

    Our speakers:

  • Erez Halperin. Director Of Business Development at BLOX.IO.

    Erez leads business development for Blox.io; a crypto asset tracking, management & bookkeeping solution that allows seamless Blockchain asset tracking from a single source. A Starfish resident, prior to joining Blox.io, Erez built out the San Francisco HQ for Moburst. He was also a co-founder of Fuel Monitor, an app with over 500,000 organic downloads.

  • Rodrigo Coelho. Community Lead at GRAPH Protocol.
    An engineer by trade, Rodrigo has spent 20-years of as an entrepreneur in the technology industry, working across the business sectors - everything from writing code to marketing to designing Scrum frameworks. He founded and exited three startups before joining the Open Graph protocol, which is building a decentralized protocol for querying data off blockchains and storage networks like Ethereum and IPFS.

  • Jenia Barkanova. VP of Marketing at SKALE Labs.

    Jenia is leading marketing, community building, and developer relations at SKALE Labs. SKALE empowers Ethereum dApps to run high-speed low-cost smart contracts in Layer 2. Prior to joining SKALE, Jenia had been working with startups (YC alumni) and established tech companies (Adobe, Nest). In Adobe she was responsible for user retention strategy for over 5M paid customers. Duke MBA, entrepreneur, over 15 years of experience in marketing in executive roles.

    Our moderator:

  • Will McCormick, Founder, Pure Knot Communications

    Will is a 10-year Silicon Valley PR and marketing professional, turned blockchain communicator. He spent 5-years at PR agencies 10fold and Grayling, working on enterprise storage, hardware, and Big Data client accounts. After three years in-house, leading marketing teams at MarTech company Emarsys, and AR/VR startup, uSens, Will took a dive into the blockchain industry 18 months ago and founded Blockchain PR agency Pure Knot managing PR and communications campaigns for BTC.com (mining pool and wallet), Embleema and Sila.


    RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/258983789/

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EOS dApp Showcase
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

EOS dApp Showcase

Amazing projects are being built on EOS. Come join active members of the EOS community who will demo the the latest popular and some up and coming dApps on the EOS ecosystem. If you don't have an EOS account, don't worry we'll help you set one up for free at the meetup!

Brandon Parker - EOS San Francisco
Max Infeld - EOS San Francisco
Shaheen Counts - eosBlockSmith
Justin Giudici - infinitybloc

Come join us to see what dApps you can use on EOS today!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/259195674/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/gdlflqyzdbjc/

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On Monday, we talk about DAPPS
Feb
25
6:00 PM18:00

On Monday, we talk about DAPPS

We know it’s Monday, but it’s also a new day, a new week and in that lies the opportunity to talk about new DAPPS and new funding models.

Together with Patrick Stanley, Blockstack’s Head of Growth, we are gathering like-minded blockchain enthusiasts. This is a time to network and share dapp news.

We will have pizza and beverages served.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/259166371/

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Viral Shah on Growing a compiler: Getting to ML from the Julia Compiler
Feb
24
4:00 PM16:00

Viral Shah on Growing a compiler: Getting to ML from the Julia Compiler

We're happy to have Viral Shah [1], one of the original designers of Julia and the CEO of Julia Computing talk to us. Viral's abstract follows:

Since we originally proposed [2] the need for a first-class language, compiler and ecosystem for machine learning (ML) - a view that is increasingly shared by many, there have been plenty of interesting developments in the field. Not only have the tradeoffs in existing systems, such as TensorFlow and PyTorch, not been resolved, but they are clearer than ever now that both frameworks contain distinct “static graph” and “eager execution”interfaces. Meanwhile, the idea of ML models fundamentally being differentiable algorithms – often called differentiable programming – has caught on.

Where current frameworks fall short, several exciting new projects have sprung up that dispense with graphs entirely, to bring differentiable programming to the mainstream. Myia, by the Theano team, differentiates and compiles a subset of Python to high-performance GPU code. Swift for TensorFlow extends Swift so that compatible functions can be compiled to TensorFlow graphs. And finally, the Flux ecosystem is extending Julia’s compiler with a number of ML-focused tools, including first-class gradients, just-in-time CUDA kernel compilation, automatic batching and support for new hardware such as TPUs. This talk will provide the current state of our work [3], also recently presented [4] at the CGO conference by Keno Fischer and Jameson Nash, and the way forward.

We'll have pizza after the event.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_B._Shah
[2] https://julialang.org/blog/2017/12/ml&pl
[3] https://julialang.org/blog/2018/12/ml-language-compiler
[4] https://t.co/blURWb5xlC

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/259097241/

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HPL 101: Intro to Hyperledger & The Enterprise Blockchain Ecosystem
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

HPL 101: Intro to Hyperledger & The Enterprise Blockchain Ecosystem

Join us for a hands-on workshop and learn how to build and deploy Hyperledger applications.

The Hyperledger Project is quickly becoming the front-runner in enterprise Blockchain solutions and has attracted talent and resources from industry leaders like IBM and Intel in an open source collaborative effort to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing, and Technology.

In this workshop, you will learn:

- How to use the Hyperledger Composer, an extensive, open development toolset, to develop Hyperledger applications from a business perspective.

- How to deploy Hyperledger applications to the Hyperledger Fabric and the IBM Blockchain Platform, which is designed to accelerate the development, governance, and operation of enterprise business networks running on the IBM Cloud.

- Where do we go from here?

Meet the Instructor:

Koushik Gavini is the Co-Founder and Head of Engineering @Rettex. . Currently teaching Hyperledger @TheDen, previously he was a Software Engineer (Blockchain) at Kohls R&D and a Devops Engineer @RobertHalf.

Please arrive early! The event begins promptly at the start time.
Learn more about our community at theden.io!
You can always reach us at (408) 657-0861 or email us at hi@theden.io!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/258543784/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Working Group

The Mechanism Design Working Group (t.me/mechanismdesigners) is for collaborative learning about strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Our iterative, peer-to-peer co-learning format cycles through 6 week units*, structuring qualitative and quantitative exploration answering "what/who, why, how, when/where" about mechanism design topics.

• Follow along with reading materials on -->
- Are.na: bit.ly/mechanism-design_arena
- Google Drive: bit.ly/mechanism-design_drive

• Up-to-date info & materials on Telegram: t.me/mechanismdesigners
^^ including the remote meeting link for that week via Google Hangouts

The Mechanism Design Working Group meets weekly on Tuesdays (6:30 – 8:30 pm) in the Starfish Network Workshop Room (1535 Mission St., San Francisco).

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/gdlflqyzdbzb/

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Blockchain Developer Seminar- Applied Rust for Protocol Development (Offsite)
Feb
19
12:00 PM12:00

Blockchain Developer Seminar- Applied Rust for Protocol Development (Offsite)

NYC Blockchain Center and Starfish hosting first developer-focused seminar

About this Event

Blockchains have been developed in many languages, such as Go and C++. However, the language Rust presents a new tech paradigm in system engineering.

Looking at Rust's performance compared to C++, we can Rust can be coded safer and faster and is likely to replace other high-level languages.

The next generation of smart contracts will be based on the assembly language WASM by Mozilla, building a bare-metal platform-independent language that will be closely connected with Rust.

WebAssembly (abbreviated Wasm) is a binary instruction format for a stack-based virtual machine. Wasm has been designed as a portable target for compilation of high-level languages like C/C++/Rust, enabling deployment on the web for client and server applications. Wasm is the smart contract language of choice for next generation blockchains.


What this talk will cover:


I. Topic 1

Run a basic web server using Rust.

Install and run Substrate using Rust.

ECDSA Authentication and Authorization in Rust


II. Topic 2

Build and run a WASM module in react web app

Build and run a runtime (analogous to Smart Contract in the Polkadot ecosystem) and deploy it on Rust


III. Topic 3

Future implications to the blockchain ecosystem that Rust and WASM brings.


Prereqs (optional if you want to code along):

The Rust Toolchain

You will need the standard Rust toolchain, including rustup, rustc, and cargo.

Follow these instructions to install the Rust toolchain.



wasm-pack

wasm-pack is the primary library for building Rust-generated WebAssembly.

Get wasm-pack here!



About the Speaker:

Ling Qing Meng

Contact

Ling Qing Meng is a software engineer specializing in ground-up development of blockchain applications and infrastructure. He has helped companies from Korea to New York and Silicon Valley as a developer, advisor, security auditor, investor, and whitepaper writer. His thought leadership on Zero-Knowledge Proofs and cryptographic data obfuscation has empowered a new generation of permissionless end-to-end value exchange.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-developer-seminar-applied-rust-for-protocol-development-tickets-55577458675

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