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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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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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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 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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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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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
Time TBD Build-a-thon: TBD
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: TBD
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 - 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: TBD

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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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/ssrjpqyzfbdb/

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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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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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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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White Paper Book Club
Mar
2
1:00 PM13:00

White Paper Book Club

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

The White Paper Book Club Community has spoken. This Saturday, TBA will lead us through TBD.

Here's a link to the original white paper and other important links: TBD

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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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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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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Mechanism Design Working Group
Feb
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/gdlflqyzdbqb/

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Saito - Technical Workshop
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Saito - Technical Workshop

Join Saito's (http://saito.tech) founders for an in-depth discussion of Saito's new consensus Mechanism: Proof of Transactions.

Proof of Transactions solves fundamental economic challenges that restrict blockchains from scaling. It creates a chain in which the nodes that move the most data into the blockchain are the most profitable while preserving the openness of the network. The result is a blockchain that can run fully distributed bandwidth-intensive applications without the complex architecture of a virtual-machine layer.

The session will cover the consensus mechanism in depth, followed by an open question and answer session.

Beer, food and refreshments provided.

Please sign up so we can cater appropriately.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/258689958/

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RadicalxChange San Francisco
Feb
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/257934261/

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White Paper Book Club: Cosmos!
Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

White Paper Book Club: Cosmos!

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

The White Paper Book Club Community has spoken. This Saturday, Fode Diop and Matthew Quinn will lead us through...

The Cosmos White Paper!

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

Here's a link to the original white paper and other helpful links:

White Paper https://cosmos.network/resources/whitepaper

What is a cross-chain protocol? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq1fXPLktUQ

What is Cosmos Blockchain? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QExyiPjC3b8

For Dummies https://medium.com/coinmonks/cosmos-tendermint-explained-for-real-idiots-ab4305cbb41

Blog https://blog.cosmos.network/tagged/blockchain-technology

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/tcdnnqyzdbdb/

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Crypto Art Gathering at Distributed Saturdays
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

Crypto Art Gathering at Distributed Saturdays

Come to this weeks Distributed Saturday at Starfish Mission to meetup with other Crypto Art people. We will be organizing discussion groups on these days, just let people know you are there to talk about art on the blockchain!

You can learn more about this weeks Distributed Saturday and Starfish Missions other events here https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/

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Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats
Feb
2
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.***
10:30am - 11:00am Networking
11:00am - 12:00pm Blockchain 101
12:00pm - 12:15pm Q&A
12:15pm - 12:20pm Break
12:20pm - 1:20pm Blockchain Roleplaying Game (topic subject to change)
1:20pm - 1:30pm Q&A + Where Will You Go From Here?

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

12:15 PM - Break

12:20 PM - (Topic subject to change)
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

1:20 PM - Q&A + 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

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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/258282359/

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Blockchain Language P2P Learning (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)
Feb
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! No DLT programming language experience necessary. Would be great if you've coded in something, but pure interest goes a long way.

• Golang or the Go programming language has been added to the self-learning curriculum. We'll be covering Cosmos-SDK this month which is a framework for building blockchain applications in Golang. Here are a few links to start with...
https://youtu.be/OSPNUKoN81o
https://golangbot.com/learn-golang-series/
https://gophercises.com/

• Other 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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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This Peer-to-Peer Self-Guided Learning Session 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

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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/bcxsqqyzdbdb/

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Distributed Saturdays! A Bi-Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event
Feb
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
Time TBD Build-a-thon: TBD
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: TBD
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 - 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: TBD

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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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/ssrjpqyzdbdb/

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Scaling Bitcoin
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

Scaling Bitcoin

How to safely improve the scalability while keeping the decentralized nature of the Bitcoin network? During this meetup, two researchers - Ren Zhang from Nervos/KU Leuven, Patrick McCorry from King's College London will share their explorations in two perspectives: consensus optimization and adding other layer 2 support.

Agenda:
6:30-7:00 Check-in and Say Hi

7:00-7:30 #Exploring the Throughput Limit of Nakamoto Consensus# by Ren Zhang

7:30-8:00 # Scaling Cryptocurrencies via State Channels (and how it can be improved in Bitcoin) # by Patrick McCorry

8:00-8:30 Q&A

More info about the topics:

#Exploring the Throughput Limit of Nakamoto Consensus#

A public blockchain relies on consensus algorithms to reach agreement among nodes. Bitcoin has laid the foundation of the PoW consensus, of which the safety has been battle-tested for over ten years.

Ren Zhang (researcher at Nervos) will give an overview of Nervos’ layer 1 consensus, which aims to push Bitcoin's PoW consensus to the extreme: to maximize the throughput and minimize the transaction confirmation latency without sacrificing security.

Presented by _Ren Zhang_ (https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/people/ren-zhang/), former researcher at Blockstream, currently researcher at Nervos CKB, a public permissionless blockchain (https://github.com/nervosnetwork/ckb). Ren is also a research assistant at KU Leuven. His research areas include blockchain consensus protocols, p2p network security and privacy-preserving technologies.

# Scaling Cryptocurrencies via State Channels (and how it can be improved in Bitcoin) #

State channels let a group of parties transact (and execute a smart contract) locally amongst themselves. The global blockchain is only used to open the channel, close the channel, or to resolve disputes within the group of parties. In this talk, we will provide an overview of how to construct a channel (in both Bitcoin and Ethereum), some experimental results on this scaling solution and highlight its practicality.

Presented by_Patrick McCorry_ (https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/patrick.mccorry/), Assistant Professor at King's College London with a focus on cryptocurrencies, decentralised systems and building cryptographic protocols.

Thanks for the support from SF Bitcoin meetup (https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bitcoin-Social/) and Starfish Mission (https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/).

RSVP: http://meetu.ps/e/Ghf0Z/1qZM6/d

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EOS - State of dApps
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

EOS - State of dApps

**Food & Drinks will be provided!**

Our panelists:

Tray Lewin
Tray founded 3 software companies with $50M+ in sales. He's a full-stack coder with an MBA from MIT. He's technical at heart, but also comfortable negotiating deals. He believes great ideas come from great people. He works with startups accordingly. He was the Global Tech Strategist at Microsoft for 9 years. Now he's putting blockchain tech to work as CTO of Aikon.

Ali Ayyash
Ali is the Founder & CEO of Lumeos building a decentralized social platform on EOS focused on data ownership and privacy. He is a tech entrepreneur with over 6 years of software engineering in Cloud Computing, Distributed Systems and Blockchain.

Prior to Lumeos Ali was a software engineer at Google and Amazon, and was the Co-founder & Lead Engineer at Beetoken where he designed and built one of the early hybrid decentralized applications on Ethereum. He is also a technical advisor for multiple Blockchain startups, and runs a blockchain blog at https://medium.com/@aliayyash with publications in Forbes, Hackernoon, Cryptoverze, and Apple News.

Rose Ren
Rose is Cofounder of Obsidian Labs, a Y-combinator-backed company. She has extensive experience in Investment and Public Relations. She was former Marketing Lead of Bodhi, former investment manager of Continue Capital and Danhua Capital. Rose received Bachelor’s degree of Economics and Math from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Moderator:
Brandon Parker, Happy Money Man, EOS SF
Brandon’s background spans biotech, aviation, investment, & business. He started as the youngest helicopter pilot in the US and became a commercial flight instructor. In the Silicon Valley, he was a Cord Blood Education Specialist with the world’s largest private stem cell bank. Brandon is the blockchain Founder of The EOS Podcast, Happy Money Man Media & Steemit San Francisco. He contributed to the launch of EOS Mainnet as a board member for the Tulip Conference. Brandon owns an NCAA National Championship and a degree in Economics.

Ask Them Anything (ATA):

What can we expect to see in 2019?

What dApps are catching fire?

What are your favorite dApps and why?

What dApps should I invest in that will make me rich?

What dApps give out enough rewards so I can quit my job?

What dApps have the best tokenomic models?

What challenges are dApps facing how do companies overcome them?

What is the latest in ICOs and fundraising?

What industries will dApps be most successful and why?

What is happening with the mainnet, sidechains or sisterchains?

How does EOS stack up against other blockchains?

When moon?

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/258533601/

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Indie Hackers SF Meetup - Idea Factory
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Indie Hackers SF Meetup - Idea Factory

REGISTER HERE! https://eventchain.io/event-details/161/Indie_Hackers_SF_Meetup_-__Idea_Factory

The theme behind this meetup is "Idea Factory". Each founder will have 2 minutes to present their startup/idea and what they need help with. For example, they may want marketing ideas, growth ideas, monetization ideas etc.

After they present, for 3 minutes everyone will write down as many ideas as possible for the startup in the area that they need help with. The focus is not on quality per se but on quantity. The idea behind this is that just by generating ideas, there should be a few good ones that come out of the many ideas that we brainstorm. Ideally, within 3 minutes, you should come up with at least 30 suggestions for the startup so they can review it later. You will also pick your favorite idea that you come up with and share it with the group.

We will go around and repeat this with everyone. At the end of the session, every founder should walk away with at least 300 ideas for their startup (30 ideas x 10 attendees). This will also give you a good place to practice sharing/pitching your startup in 2 minutes in a welcoming environment.

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Starfish Mission is a space for blockchain/crypto and Web 3.0, and brings a budding industry together, locally and globally, by providing spaces that anchor the community which inspires us.

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The Lunch Set - Sit and Sync Yoga
Jan
30
12:15 PM12:15

The Lunch Set - Sit and Sync Yoga

"Sit and Sync"- Relax and reboot with a yin style yoga practice sealed with a seated breathing meditation. Incense, singing bowls and mellow music will help you reset your body and brain for the duration of the day. This healing session is led by rainman.

Time: Friday 2/1 12:15-1:00pm.

Yoga mat encouraged but not required. Donations appreciated.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/258401438/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Jan
29
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/gdlflqyzcbmc/

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Smart Contracts using the Ethereum VM + Hyperledger for the Music Industry
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Smart Contracts using the Ethereum VM + Hyperledger for the Music Industry

Agenda
6:00 Networking
6:30 Speakers
• Talk 1: Smart Contract Development in Hyperledger using the Ethereum Virtual Model (EVM) (Horea Porutiu, IBM)
• Talk 2: Hyperledger for the Music Industry: Making the case for The Music Ledger
8:00 End

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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: Smart Contract Development in Hyperledger using the Ethereum Virtual Model (EVM)

One of the bigger announcements in the permissioned blockchain world this year is that Hyperledger Fabric now supports Ethereum Virtual Model (EVM) contracts. This support greatly expands Hyperledger Fabrics programming options, increases its interoperability, and leverages tooling and knowledge from the Ethereum community. What's great about the merging of EVM with Fabric is that you can still make use of channel support and implement a customizable consensus policy sharing the best of two worlds.

In this session, Horea Porutiu from IBM will explain the architecture which allows Fabric to process EVM contracts and demonstrate how EVM smart contracts work. Horea will also provide a live coding demo showing you how to build and run a Solidity contracts on Hyperledger Fabric.

About the Speaker
Horea Porutiu is a Developer Advocate focused on ensuring developers’ success on IBM Cloud and speaks at numerious events about blockchain and Hyperledger – a few of those being International Blockchain Congress, Global Blockchain Summit, Full Stack Festival, and SFHTML5 Meetup. Horea has been named a top writer for the leading tech blog site, Hacker Noon and is obsessed with creating the perfect programming tutorial.

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Talk 2: Hyperledger for the Music Industry: Making the case for The Music Ledger

(Description coming soon.)

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Hyperledger-SF/events/256548341/

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KryptoSF: Let's Recap 2018 & BUIDL for 2019
Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

KryptoSF: Let's Recap 2018 & BUIDL for 2019

Hello KryptoSeoulers! KryptoSeoul is more than excited to host its first global meetup in San Francisco, the hub of BUIDL. KryptoSeoul is a major blockchain community building team based in Seoul, South Korea, and has been consistently introducing promising blockchain projects to the Korean community.

In the SF meetup, we plan to do focus on important topics that are expected to be the focus for 2019. Based on the lessons and insights earned from 2018, we will discuss on how to prepare for and what to expect in 2019. Promising projects such as Cosmos, 0x, Celer Network, and Origin Protocol will share their valuable insights.

We’ll have time for questions, discussion, and networking! Snacks and drinks will be served. This event is free but we can only accommodate a limited amount of guests. Please RSVP early and see you there!

7:00pm - 7:30pm Registration

7:30pm - 7:40pm "KryptoSeoul meets SF" by Erica Kang, Founder and CEO of KryptoSeoul

7:40pm - 8:00pm Jae Kwon, CEO of Cosmos

Title: TBD

8:00pm - 8:20pm Mo Dong, CEO of Celer Network

Title: "Celer Network: Bring Internet-Scale Adoption to Every Blockchain"

8:20pm - 9:00pm Panel Discussion

Title: "Mass Adoption in 2019: What are the preparatory steps and limitations?"

Panelists:

- Tom Schmidt, Product at 0x

- Lily Liu, Co-founder of Earn.com

- Josh Fraser, CEO at Origin Protocol

9:00pm- 9:30pm Networking

If you have any inquiry about the meetup and about KryptoSeoul, please send an email to contact@kryptoseoul.com. Thank you!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kryptosf-lets-recap-2018-buidl-for-2019-tickets-54236602137

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FEATURED EVENT: Chainlink Fireside Chat: Tom Gonser (Founder of Docusign) & Sergey Nazarov
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

FEATURED EVENT: Chainlink Fireside Chat: Tom Gonser (Founder of Docusign) & Sergey Nazarov

Join us for a fireside chat with Sergey Nazarov, CEO of Chainlink along with Tom Gonser, Founder of Docusign . They will be discussing connected smart contracts, oracles, and the advantages of decentralized networks utilizing blockchain technology. With the growing interest in smart contracts, it is important to explore the benefits, challenges, and real-world application of smart contracts. Tom and Sergey's experience in combining emerging technology with the needs of enterprise businesses will give the audience a solid understanding of smart contracts and this evolving field.

Chainlink was recently featured in MIT Technology Review and has been selected by Gartner and other analysts as one of the top blockchain companies to watch.

Agenda

  • 6:30 - Food and Drinks

  • 7pm - Fireside Chat with Sergey and Tom

  • 8pm - Mingling


Chainlink

Chainlink is a decentralized oracle network that enables smart contracts to securely access off-chain data feeds, web APIs, and traditional bank payments. Chainlink is consistently selected as one of the top blockchain technologies by leading independent research firms such as Gartner. It is well known for providing highly secure and reliable oracles to both large enterprises (SWIFT) and leading smart contract development teams (Web3 FoundationOpenLawZeppelinMARKET ProtocolAccordZeppelin, and more). It is chain agnostic and will serve any chain ranging from Ethereum to Hyperledger and more. 

Sergey Nazarov

Sergey is the CEO of SmartContract.com and Chainlink. He joined the cryptocurrency revolution in 2011 as a Bitcoin miner, and went on to build some of the first decentralized applications in 2013 (Cryptamail & Secure Asset Exchange). He’s currently working on solving the “oracle problem”, by providing smart contracts on leading networks with the inputs and outputs they need to effectively interface with external data sources and various other off-chain payment methods.

Docusign

Since inception in 2003, DocuSign has been on a mission to accelerate business and simplify life for companies and people around the world. It spearheaded the development of e-signature technology, and today offers the world’s #1 e-signature solution. It serves more than 400,000 customers and hundreds of millions of users to measure to make signing any document easily. During their recent IPO they raised over $629 million and has a valuation of $4 billion.

Tom Gonser

Tom Gonser is the Founder and former Chief Strategy Officer of DocuSign. Currently, Tom serves as a General Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures and is and an entrepreneurial executive with a strong track record in technology leadership and innovation with more than 15 years’ experience participating on boards of directors of fast-growing companies. He began his career in large, successful companies such as Apple Computer, Wildfire Communications, McCaw Cellular, and AT&T Wireless, then launched and ran several companies focused on SaaS, Financial Services, and GPS Technology.


RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chainlink-fireside-chat-tom-gonser-founder-of-docusign-sergey-nazarov-tickets-53811925919

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Jan
22
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/gdlflqyzcbdc/

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White Paper Book Club
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

White Paper Book Club

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

The White Paper Book Club Community has spoken. This Saturday, TBA will lead us through TBD.

Here's a link to the original white paper and other important links: TBD

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/tcdnnqyzcbzb/

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CoinList + 0x Hackathon Workshop With Real Life 0x Engineer!
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

CoinList + 0x Hackathon Workshop With Real Life 0x Engineer!

[This LAPTOP-REQUIRED partner event with the Programmable Money Meetup Group is hosted by top blockchain developer, Fodé Diop. Don't miss this! You will kick yourself in the fanny.

Below is the post from his Meetup page. Scroll below that for REQUIREMENTS.]

Hello, SF!

Update 01/10/2019: We'll have a 0x engineer on site for the workshop.

We are moving back to Saturday meetups in concert with the Starfish Network.

Let's start the year strong by updating our skills and by earning crypto from hackathon bounties:
https://coinlist.co/build/0x

Project ideas:
https://blog.0xproject.com/22-ideas-to-explore-with-0x-4d551c10dd4e

The blockchain development ecosystem is changing very rapidly and today we'll explore what's new and what we need to learn to level up.

ERC721:
http://erc721.org/

What is 0x?
https://www.coinbase.com/earn/0x

0x Launch Kit:
https://0x.org/launch-kit

0x Instant:
https://0x.org/instant

Coinlist and 0x have an upcoming month-long hackathon perfect for anybody to showcase or test their blockchain development chops:
https://coinlist.co/build/0x/application

This is the ideal time to experiment and build something for the Decentralized Finance section or play around with ERC721 non-fungible tokens.

We'll explore how teams can get started by leveraging the new 0x LaunchKit and 0x Instant to quickly prototype ideas. One would be to build a Relayer. If you have been dreaming about building a DEX or decentralized exchange, this is your perfect opportunity.
https://0x.org/launch-kit

Want a head start? Start here:
https://cryptozombies.io/en/lesson/5/chapter/2

Please join our Telegram Group for updates:
https://t.me/joinchat/GSSWlRSAG7TZ8LN9kbg5-Q

See you there!

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PROGRAMMABLE MONEY
Programmable Money is a hands-on Meetup led by top blockchain developer, Fode Diop. Please bring your laptop if you want to code along.

"Programmable money" is one shorthand example for smart contracts. As a simple example, you could create a payroll smart contract that pays a fixed amount of coins/tokens/whatever at a certain time each month to a given ERC20 compliant address. -- Hacker News

We believe that smart contracts are amazing and we should get this knowledge to as many people as possible so they can start experimenting. We are a hands-on workshop on how to program cryptocurrencies, crypto collectibles, blockchains, smart contracts and much more.

***Requirements:

For entry-level workshops, any portable computer will do because we will be strictly working in the browser. For more advanced sessions you will, unfortunately, need a Mac OSX or a Linux computer if you want to follow along.***

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
This Programmable Money session 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

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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/258086752/

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Special Edition: Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats + Creators
Jan
19
12:30 PM12:30

Special Edition: Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats + Creators

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 week's introductory class is for non-technical cats, including artists, musicians, etc.***

12:30 PM - 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.

1:00 PM - What is Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum &
Why Should Creators, Artists, Musicians 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.

1:45 PM - Where to go from here + Q&A

2:00 PM - Wallets & What to Be Wary Of
Learn how to download a wallet + what to watch out for when selling or buying with crypto.

2:45PM - Q&A

3:00PM - MakersPlace Tour
Tour and try out MakersPlace, a blockchain-based, easy-to-navigate, online marketplace for digital artists and collectors. (Led by Dannie Chu & Ryoma Ito)

3:45PM - Q&A

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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 with several tracks 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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MAKERSPLACE
A platform that empowers creators to better manage and sell their work. Artists, photographers, writers, and more use MakersPlace to create and sell their work online through the use of blockchain technology.

https://makersplace.com/
https://opensea.io/assets/makersplace
https://discordapp.com/invite/XQPew5g
https://twitter.com/makersplaceco/
https://medium.com/makersplace

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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/vsvnmqyzdbmb/

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Distributed Saturdays! Creator Edition + Block is Hot Performances
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Distributed Saturdays! Creator Edition + Block is Hot Performances

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...

This very special Distributed Saturdays: Creators' Edition + Block is Hot event allows us to join forces in uplifting creators inspired by the movement towards decentralization.

Blockchain developers, artists and performers will explore, learn and build together, followed by entertainment, art and vendors provided by Block is Hot. (Hosted by Guled Muse)

SUMMARY OF EVENTS
• Art + Blockchain Build-a-thon: Building an art auction smart contract, connecting an art piece to the Ethereum blockchain, any other art + blockchain tech projects. (Led by Matt Quinn)
• White Paper Book Club: White paper TBD (Led by: ?)
• Blockchain 101, with emphasis on how blockchain hopes to benefit creators + general overview of current live dapps for creators (Speaker: Ann Marie Alanes)
• What to be wary of in the crypto world (Speaker: Matt Quinn)
• Showing non-techies, musicians & artists how to download and use a wallet that accepts ETH (Speaker: Matt Quinn)
• Give a tour and onboard creators to MakersPlace (Speakers: Dannie Chu & Ryoma Ito)
• Block is Hot performers and creators who attended Distributed Saturdays' Creator Edition program will share their performance talents with the community.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Subject to change / additions

Build-a-thon for Developers
10:00am - 1:30pm Art + Blockchain Build-a-thon
10:00am - 3:00pm Peer-to-Peer Learning
11:00am - 1:00pm TBD
1:00pm - 3:00pm White Paper Book Club: Paper TBD

Blockchain for Creators
11:00am Let's Explore a New Way for Crypto Artists to Sell Art
12:30pm Networking / Break
1:00pm What's blockchain? + Benefits of blockchain to creators + What's out there that you can use right now?
1:45pm Q&A
2:00pm How to download a wallet + What to watch out for when accepting crypto
2:45pm Q&A
3:00pm MakersPlace: Creator Tour and On-boarding
3:45pm Q&A
4:00pm Food & Drink

Block is Hot
5:00pm Doors open / DJ: TBA
5:30pm Intros: Guled, Ann Marie (Starfish), Dannie (MakersPlace)
5:45pm 1st Performance: TBA
6:15 Break
6:25pm 2nd Performance: TBA
6:55pm Break
7:05pm 3rd Performance: TBA
7:35pm Break
7:45pm 4th Performance: TBA
8:15pm Break
8:25pm DJ + Thank Yous
9:00pm Party moves downstairs to Forgery Bar

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DISTRIBUTED SATURDAYS
Distributed Saturdays is a bi-weekly blockchain-centric and protocol-agnostic learning fest for all knowledge levels, technical and non-technical. Our educational format features 3+ learning tracks at any given time, and recurring sessions such as Peer-to-Peer Learning, White Paper Book Club, Blockchain 101 + A Fresh New Angle, and the newly added Build-a-thon where developers get a chance to try out different tools and platforms or build together. Distributed Saturdays is a Starfish event held in partnership with SF Ethereum.

Telegram supergroup for this event:
https://t.me/DistributedSaturdaysSF

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BLOCK IS HOT
Block is Hot is a Monthly Artist Showcase that aims to provide early exposure to those unfamiliar to cryptocurrency and blockchain, as well as generate a new user experience for crypto users to utilize their wallets. Each event will have performers (hip-hop), live art, and vendors that will accept payment in both fiat and cryptocurrency for their goods and services.

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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/ssrjpqyzdbvb/

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Dear Blockchain: Say Hello to RISC-V
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Dear Blockchain: Say Hello to RISC-V

RISC-V is a new free and open instruction set architecture (ISA) developed at UC Berkeley, initially designed for research and education, but is now increasingly being used for commercial designs.

The aim of RISC-V is to provide a common CPU ISA that enables the next generation of system architecture development for several decades without the burden of legacy architecture issues. RISC-V can meet implementation requirements ranging from small-sized microprocessors with low power consumption to high-performance data center (DC) processors in all scenarios.

RISC-V is currently being used in and developed for a variety of products but mostly hardware and relatively new in the blockchain space. The most well-known blockchain Virtual Machine, the Ethereum Virtual Machine is moving to WebAssembly (eWASM).

Nervos Common Knowledge Base (CKB), an open-source public blockchain (Github:https://github.com/nervosnetwork/ckb), uses RISC-V in building its Virtual Machine. More details can be found on the CKB VM paper: https://medium.com/nervosnetwork/an-introduction-to-ckb-vm-9d95678a7757

This is an educational event to introduce RISC-V to the commuity, please bring your questions :)

Agenda
6:00-6:30 Meet & Greet
6:30-7:00 What is RISC-V and the state of RISC-V by Ted Marena
7:00-7:30 What is Virtual Machine, RISC-V based Blockchain Virtual Machine vs Web Assembly based VM by Matt Quinn

Speakers
Ted Marena
Director, RISC-V Ecosystem, Western Digital

Ted Marena is responsible for evangelizing RISC-V and accelerating the
build out of the RISC-V ecosystem. He was elected Marketing Chair for
the RISC-V foundation in 2016. Marena has over 25 years’ experience
in electronics and excels at business development, marketing and
revenue growth. He started working as a design engineer, field
application engineer and a sales manager before he moved to
marketing and business development.

Matt Quinn
Co-founder, Starfish Network
Matt Quinn supports communities around blockchain technologies with educational events as part of the SF Ethereum Meetup and community space Starfish Mission.

Previously Matt has worked with large entities such as New York City and Apple to improve their financial operations with custom software.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Nervos-Meetup/events/257517715/

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Monthly Chain Discussion
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Chain Discussion

MUST REGISTER YOUR SEAT HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monthly-chain-discussion-tickets-53198367750

We will be discussing current blockchain news happening in the blockchain space and their potential implications. This is an open discussion that will be lead people in attendance.

Events of Focus:

1. Basis shutting down due to SEC securities regulation - https://blackchaingroup.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a85cc21679c122f47bd8c2199&id=f366e63f08&e=01a4478134

2. Venezuela strong approach to Petro adoption - https://www.ccn.com/the-venezuelan-government-is-forcing-petro-down-the-pensioners-throats/

3. Ethereum Developers Agree on Launch Date for Major Constantinople Upgrade - https://blackchaingroup.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a85cc21679c122f47bd8c2199&id=c94c0f220e&e=01a4478134

4. Samsung Dismisses Galaxy S10 Crypto Wallet Reports as "Rumor and Speculation' - https://cointelegraph.com/news/samsung-dismisses-galaxy-s10-crypto-wallet-reports-as-rumor-and-speculation

5. Crypto-asset accounts nearly doubled in 2018 - https://blackchaingroup.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a85cc21679c122f47bd8c2199&id=711b185837&e=01a4478134

If you have any current events, you'd like to discuss please share in the article and subject in the comment section or send us an email at Blackchaingroup@gmail.com.

Meeting Agenda:

1. Networking - 6:00pm - 6:25pm
2. Open Discussion - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
3. Networking - 7:30pm - 8:00pm

About the Presenter:

Corey Harris, Blackchain Founder, views Blockchain, DAG and cryptocurrencies as a new economic paradigm shift. He writes regularly about token and crypto economics and wants to help foster of a community of well-informed Blockchain enthusiasts.

Check his blog: https://medium.com/@CoreyBlinks/part-i-what-is-token-economics-tokenomics-69bb018c7a96

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Jan
15
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/gdlflqyzcbtb/

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[Offsite Partner Event] Blockchain Connect Conference: Academic 2019
Jan
11
9:30 AM09:30

[Offsite Partner Event] Blockchain Connect Conference: Academic 2019

Put on your thinking caps and get your books out! Thanks to SV Insight, Starfish will be present for role call at this very academic conference.

We will be at booth #: TBA
(Keep an eye on this space for the booth number and updates!)

WHAT'S YOUR HUSTLE?
If you are a start-up looking for more exposure, our friends, Rosse Gates and Bryan Colligan of Alpha Growth, will be on deck to do "What's Your Hustle?" interviews at the Starfish booth. Come and tell us what your hustle is!

HOW TO GET DISCOUNT TICKETS
1) Please RSVP here on this Meetup page that you will be attending.
2) Click on this link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-connect-conference-academic-2019-tickets-49199676557?aff=webupright
3) Click on "Tickets" button.
4) In upper right hand side of the Select Tickets window, click on "Enter Promotional Code".
5) Enter STAR5, and click "Apply Code".
6) "Community Member Pass (General Admission)" ticket option will appear at the top for $4.99 + $1.24 fee.
7) Select ticket amount for this option and checkout.
8) You've been accepted to this academic "institution"! Congrats! Huzzah! Huzzah!

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BLOCKCHAIN CONNECT
Blockchain Connect Conference: Academic 2019 will be the third blockchain connect conference hosted by SV Insight. The theme of the event is “Academic”.

On Jan. 11, 2019 in San Francisco, the event will gather the most authoritative blockchain professors around the world, the public chain projects with the most advanced technology, and technical experts, to discuss the most cutting-edge blockchain academic research, problems, and solutions. By including keynote speeches and panels covering topics from research to application, the conference will explore the next big opportunity in the blockchain industry.

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SV INSIGHT
SV Insight is a technology media property rooted in Silicon Valley.

As a top-tier Chinese media company, SV Insight is dedicated to getting in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology.

SV Insight committed to exploring the essence of global innovation, connecting entrepreneurship ecology between China and overseas.

Follow us on Wechat @guigudiyixian to get updated with the newest tech trends!

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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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Baerchain Community Happy Hour: Gaming Blockchain Meetup
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Baerchain Community Happy Hour: Gaming Blockchain Meetup

Baer Chain is an online games ecological platform that is forged based on the blockchain technology, adopting distributed smart contracts. By using decentralized structure, it directly connects elements on the games ecological chain in an organic way, to realize the direct docking, losslessly circulating and secure storing of individual values.

Via the underlying games public chain that is independently researched and developed by BaerChain team, the global game developers and game players are capable of converting values created by them to revenues owned by them, which can circulate within the game ecology in the form of Baer Chain token, BRC. As the bearing of values, BRC not only circulates within the ecological system, but also pries the value ecologies outside online games, letting them participate in the values ecology cycle of BaerChain.

Join Baerchain the public chain game explorer, for a happy hour to meet everyone before Blockchain Connect kicks off. We are excited to host our international community for conversation and connection!

This event will feature a presentation by Baerchain, as well as snacks, drinks and a social mixer.

Blockchain connect will be there to meet everyone. Come in and mingle!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/257899366/?isFirstPublish=true

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Jan
8
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/gdlflqyzcblb/

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