Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour + Blockchain Patent Strategy
Jul
20
5:30 PM17:30

Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour + Blockchain Patent Strategy

Come by for our Galactic Happy Hour Blockchain community get-together! We'll provide drinks, snacks, and great conversation in this beautiful venue. Bring friends and good vibes!

Starfish Mission is up on the 2nd floor and the doors will be open. Text or call us at 650-495-4481 if you have trouble finding us.


At the same time, we'll also be hosting a Blockchain Patent Strategy event! Worldwide patent filings directed to blockchain technology are increasing at an exponential rate. As a result, even the open source ethos in the community will not insulate innovators from patent risk. Marc Kaufman, a Partner at Rimon Law, is the Co-Chair of the Digital Chamber of Commerce's Blockchain IP Council. Marc will discuss the patent landscape, the commensurate risk and how it can be managed with an industry led strategy.

 

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Solidity Saturdays
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays

What we'll do:

Come join your friends from the SF Ethereum Meetup for yet another Solidity Saturdays! We're building a top notch peer to peer learning community around the Solidity programming language and working with the Ethereum blockchain.

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Improving Communication with Secrets of Social Success
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Improving Communication with Secrets of Social Success

Monday, July 23rd, you can learn the Secrets of Social Success that will give you the interpersonal versatility you need for your personal and professional success.

You will learn a simple model to work well with all personality types and start using it immediately. By the end of the evening, you’ll appreciate people more and understand why they act the way they do.

You will discover your unique personality style, and learn to identify the other three styles.

Improve your communication and raise your social intelligence!

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Mechanism Design Mondays
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Mondays

Mechanism Design Mondays are for analyzing the strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Sometimes feat. a speaker, sometimes feat. a reading discussion or design workshop, and always an opportunity for discourse on the whitepapers featured in Saturday's Whitepaper Reading Group.

We welcome you to bring your own whitepaper, protocol design, crackpot half-formed idea etc. to rend & build up together... or just sit in companionable silence reading those whitepapers you always meant to get around to.

As always, internet friends can catch this on Hangouts – check this event page for today's link!

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Psychedelics Meets Permaculture w/ Leia Friedman
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Psychedelics Meets Permaculture w/ Leia Friedman

RSVP @ http://psychedelicsocietysf.org/event/psychedelics-meets-permaculture-w-leia-friedman/

We welcome Leia from Boston, Mass. to discuss the intersection of Psychedelics and Permaculture. After an incredible lecture, we will have time for questions and networking. Please make sure to RSVP as seating will be limited. We are asking a $5-10 donation to help support SFPS to become a non-profit!

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Solidity Saturdays
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays

Come join your friends from the SF Ethereum Meetup for yet another Solidity Saturdays! We're building a top notch peer to peer learning community around the Solidity programming language and working with the Ethereum blockchain.

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

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Mechanism Design Mondays
Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Mechanism Design Mondays

Mechanism Design Mondays are for analyzing the strategic design, game theory and dynamic systems in blockchain, decentralized networks and beyond.

Sometimes feat. a speaker, sometimes feat. a reading discussion or design workshop, and always an opportunity for discourse on the whitepapers featured in Saturday's Whitepaper Reading Group.

We welcome you to bring your own whitepaper, protocol design, crackpot half-formed idea etc. to rend & build up together... or just sit in companionable silence reading those whitepapers you always meant to get around to.

As always, internet friends can catch this on Hangouts – check this event page for today's link!

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Tesseract Initiative - Computer Vision Workshop
Aug
4
8:30 AM08:30

Tesseract Initiative - Computer Vision Workshop

Come learn about computer vision with this hands-on, robotics-oriented workshop! You'll collaborate with other participants to work on ways to detect a given object against arbitrary backgrounds and from different perspectives using various AI-driven and traditional computer vision techniques. 

Intended for high school students who are interested in learning more about computer vision. No prior experience is needed.

This workshop is presented by Tesseract Initiative, a student-driven organization designing accessible STEAM workshops, events, projects, and opportunities revolving around creativity, computation, community, and collaboration.

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Cold Storage
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Cold Storage

DESCRIPTION

We will walk you through all the cold and hot storage options for storing your crypto-assets, and risks involved with each option.

Please review the following terms before attending:

  1. Paper Wallet

  2. Hardware (Cold) Wallet

  3. Hot Wallet

  4. Private Key

  5. Public Key

  6. Thick Wallet

  7. Multi-signature Wallet

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Slaying the Centralized Dragon: A Crypto Storytelling Workshop
Jul
17
5:45 PM17:45

Slaying the Centralized Dragon: A Crypto Storytelling Workshop

Join Melissa Lafsky, author, content strategist, and digital storyteller, for an evening workshop in which we'll explore the use of storytelling as a map to more deeply understand and widely communicate the largely uncharted, and oft-misunderstood decentralized landscape.

Who should attend?


Founders and engineers seeking to tell the story of their product in a more compelling manner.


Marketers who'd like to understand how to more effectively place their story within the greater narrative of decentralization.


Anyone interested in developing more effective narrative-based communication strategies within the emerging crypto economy.

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A Bootcamp For Aspiring Blockchain Developers
Jul
14
9:30 AM09:30

A Bootcamp For Aspiring Blockchain Developers

Learn to Build Your Own Decentralized Applications.

If you are looking for cutting edge Blockchain education, look no further!

This 2 Day Blockchain Development Bootcamp is comprised of three modules of full stack programming on the Blockchain, with an optional module of contextual information and tools for those new to Blockchain, or technical matters entirely.

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TrueChain: The Next Supernova of Hybrid Consensus
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

TrueChain: The Next Supernova of Hybrid Consensus

The evolvement of public blockchain consensus has gone through two phases: decentralized solutions with less efficiency, and delegated protocols with higher efficiency. New generation of consensus algorithms focus on tackling the conflict between decentralization and efficiency.

This meetup invites TrueChain, an active development team of Hybrid Consensus, to host a discussion on three topics:
1. Evolvement of consensus algorithms, from PoW to Hybrid Consensus and Permissionless DAG
2. An introduction to hybrid consensus and its challenges, design & engineering solutions
3. Building up a community of hybrid consensus public blockchain development

Speaker: Archit Sharma and Samikshan from TrueChain consensus engineering team

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Paint A Dystopian Picture of Blockchain
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Paint A Dystopian Picture of Blockchain

From the SF Ethereum Meetup page:

Bring your apocalyptic paint brushes! We're painting a dystopian picture of blockchain.

You may be wondering why we'd want you to co-create such a negative picture of blockchain with us. Well, it's a pre-mortem of sorts: "By making it safe for dissenters who are knowledgeable about the undertaking and worried about its weaknesses to speak up", we can improve blockchain’s chances for success. (From "https://hbr.org/2007/09/performing-a-project-premortem")

Let's conjure up the worst so we can make the best of blockchain.

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What If I Told You...What Blockchain Is?
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

What If I Told You...What Blockchain Is?

From the SF Ethereum Meetup Page:

I imagine, right now you're feeling a bit like Alice. Tumbling down the Blockchain rabbit hole? Hm?

Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know, you can't explain. But you feel it. It is this feeling that has brought you to me.

Do you know what I'm talking about? The Blockchain.
Do you want to know...what it is?

Take the red pill...and I show you how deep the blockchain rabbit hole goes. Remember... all I'm offering is the truth...nothing more.

Follow me into the basics of blockchain (for regular, non-technical people) before we "Paint a Dystopian Picture of Blockchain".

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How Developing on EOS compares to Ethereum
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

How Developing on EOS compares to Ethereum

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

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.

In this event, he'll be talking about developing on EOS as compared to Ethereum and will address design pattern comparison and architecture. He'll also discuss how the team is building its platform Lumeos on EOS.

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Learn How To Audit Ethereum Smart Contracts
Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

Learn How To Audit Ethereum Smart Contracts

Are you interested in learning how to do security audits for Ethereum smart contracts written in Solidity? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

This workshop is designed for software engineers who want to learn the basics of Solidity and Ethereum Smart Contracts, with a particular emphasis on security and finding bugs in smart contracts. You'll learn how to make your own smart contracts more secure, as well as audit other peoples' smart contracts.

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Solidity Saturdays
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Solidity Saturdays

Come join your friends from the SF Ethereum Meetup for yet another Solidity Saturdays! We're building a top notch peer to peer learning community around the Solidity programming language and working with the Ethereum blockchain.

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

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Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour
Jul
6
5:30 PM17:30

Galactic Blockchain Community Happy Hour

Come by for our Galactic Happy Hour Blockchain community get-together! We'll provide drinks, snacks, and great conversation in this beautiful venue. Bring friends and good vibes!

Starfish Mission is up on the 2nd floor and the doors will be open. Text or call us at 650-495-4481 if you have trouble finding us.

Please RSVP if you're keen on coming!

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DapperNetwork 1-Day Ethereum Developer Bootcamp
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

DapperNetwork 1-Day Ethereum Developer Bootcamp

PLEASE NOTE YOU'LL NEED TO REGISTER WITH THE LINK!

DApperNetwork is partnering with MakerDAO to bring our next 1-Day Ethereum Developer Bootcamp to San Francisco on Saturday, June 30th.

Spend a full day learning how to build an Ethereum decentralized application from the Maker dev team and other experienced blockchain professionals.

The bootcamp will be a tuition-free application-based event (read: free!!) through our DApper Scholarship program, made possible by Maker and our amazing community partners from Ethereum Community Fund, Deconet, Starfish Mission, and BuildEth. Get more information and submit an application here:

https://dappernetwork.typeform.com/to/yq28bj

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Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Instant Breakthroughs for Builders and Innovators

Instant Breakthroughs for Builders and Innovators

Tuesday, June 26

Networking 6:00-6:30

Breakthrough Session 6:30-8:00

Starfish Mission

All materials provided

 

We are all working hard to iterate and build new things, but we’re faced with the realities of life and business today. The surprising truth is that we are never actually stuck or constrained—though it can seem like it sometimes—and you can learn what it takes to consistently and routinely break from the historical and create something genuinely new. 

 

This Tuesday, you can get to a new level of creativity and ability to make things real. In under 90 minutes, you will transform any problem or perceived obstacle into an opportunity. You will learn the proven steps for breaking out of your current predicament and into a new paradigm with a clear path forward. 

 

Instant Breakthroughs for Builders and Innovators is for you if:

  • You want to be a master of creativity and innovation and never be stuck again.
  • You have been struggling with a personal or professional challenge for some time and nothing seems to work.
  • You are committed to making a difference in the world by disrupting the ordinary. 
  • You are willing to discover something essential about being human that rewrites everything you thought was possible. 
  • You enjoy personal development and getting inspiration from others in a group setting.

 

About Clint Griess, Coach and Trainer

 

For 17 years, Clint has worked with extraordinary professionals who have huge demands to deliver valuable products and services. He helps executives, engineers and entrepreneurs of all kinds multiply their effectiveness while deriving greater satisfaction in life overall. From neuroscience to nutrition, from philosophy to psychology, and from improv to business best practices, Clint brings only the highest leverage tools and methodologies to his work with talented individuals and teams.

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Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Gitcoin+Friends: A Celebration of Open Source Web3 Development

Gitcoin is coming to town and would like to celebrate the incredible growth of open source development in the Web3 ecosystem.

This event will feature information about getting paid to contribute to open source development projects through Gitcoin and a talk from John Woeltz of Secureware outlining security considerations and open source.

ABOUT GITCOIN
Gitcoin is the easiest way to leverage the open source community
to incentivize or monetize work.
https://gitcoin.co/

ABOUT SECUREWARE
Secureware is a security and operations firm dedicated to improving the security capabilities and practices of the blockchain ecosystem to enable the long-term growth and adoption of decentralized technology. We believe in the potential of this technology to have massive positive impact on our world and we contribute by filling in gaps in the space to help realize that potential. Our practices include support for secure software development lifecycle, performing security assessments, and development of tools for the secure and efficient operation of blockchain networks.

Shout out to the sponsors! Consensys and Dispatch Labs!

ABOUT CONSENSYS
ConsenSys is a global formation of technologists and entrepreneurs building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralized world
https://new.consensys.net/

ABOUT DISPATCH LABS
Dispatch Labs is building a revolutionary business-ready blockchain protocol: an advanced platform that facilitates the upload and control of programmable files
https://dispatchlabs.io/
 

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Hiking, Blockchain and Restoring Earth's Ecosystems
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Hiking, Blockchain and Restoring Earth's Ecosystems

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE (bottom)

Blockchain For Ecology is an interactive meetup group that immerses attendees in nature while talking about real-world blockchain companies created to help restore and replenish the Earth’s ecosystems. The first meetup had 70 attendees, where four cutting-edge blockchain visionaries presented their visions to an enthusiastic audience.

This hike will include a basic overview of blockchain technology and a deep dive into two real-world case studies. Blockchain technology will not fix the world’s problems, but it can help motivate people and incentivize them to take actions that benefit the Earth.

Hike on Thursday- June 21st. 630-9 PM
Sunset at Marshall's Beach at 835PM.

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with us.

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Crypto Fraud 101
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Crypto Fraud 101

According to Bitcoin.com, it's estimated that $9 - 23 Million dollars are stolen every day in 2018 alone. Visa, Mastercard, and American Express have and are successfully dealing with fraud at scale. For Blockchain and DAG powered companies to rival credit card companies, they will need to solve their biggest threat, FRAUD.

We will discuss the following fraud, phishing attacks, exit scams, and hacks:

1. Bee Token Phishing attack
2. My Ether Wallet DNS Hack
3. Verge's three 51% Attacks
4. Bitconnect's Exit Scam
5. Coincheck/NEM Hack
6. The DAO Hack
7. Ethereum's Parity Wallet Hack

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Blockchain for Social Justice Conference
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Blockchain for Social Justice Conference

We are a collective of social justice minded individuals from various sectors coming together to support the development of blockchain projects that serve the most vulnerable.

Join us for a day long conference on blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and their applications to social justice issues. We will also be giving away prizes, building community and launching projects on sight!

RSVP for our afterparty as well!

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Open Coworking Day - FREE
Jun
15
1:00 PM13:00

Open Coworking Day - FREE

With the theme of the week "OCCUPY" we are excited to open up our space to be, well, occupied by the community.

We invite you to an open FREE blockchain focused co-working day at Starfish Mission at 1535 Mission Street, starting from 1pm on Friday. If you are curious, stick around for the open tour and quick presentation of what we do at Starfish Mission at 530pm. 

Sign up via the Eventbrite link and we look forward to the open coworking session. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-blockchain-focused-coworking-day-at-starfish-mission-tickets-46956510186

Free coffee, teas, and snacks.

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Design Week: Retail Tech - Convergence of A.I. and Blockchain
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Design Week: Retail Tech - Convergence of A.I. and Blockchain

Design Week: Retail Tech - Convergence of A.I. and Blockchain | June 13th, 2018|

It is undeniable that AI and blockchain are two of the major technologies that are catalyzing the pace of innovation and introducing radical shifts in every industry. Each technology has its own degree of technical complexity as well as business implications but the joint use of the two may be able to redesign the entire technological (and human) paradigm from scratch.

Please RSVP here

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Workshop: Defining 'Blockchain'
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Defining 'Blockchain'

Everybody's talking about it, but really what is 'blockchain'? While 'a blockchain' is pretty straightforward, 'blockchain' is a bit harder to pin down.

Is it a data structure? A technology? A data ownership model? A new field of computer science? A post-scarcity economic philosophy?

This event will be a loose workshop format; we'll break out into groups around shared interests to discuss, dispute and develop a definition for 'blockchain' then convene to share what we've discovered.

Please RSVP here.

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FOAM Meetup– A Proof of Location Protocol
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

FOAM Meetup– A Proof of Location Protocol

Come learn about FOAM!

FOAM is an open Proof of Location protocol for decentralized, geospatial data markets. The protocol is designed to empower users to build a consensus-driven map of the world that can be trusted for every application. As technology evolves and changes, maps need to change too. FOAM secures physical space on the blockchain, harnessing the power of Ethereum with a cryptographic software utility token used to provide computational work and verification to the network.

Please RSVP here.

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Space Decentral Meetup w/ Alexis Aiono, Luke Duncan, Marc Cohen
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Space Decentral Meetup w/ Alexis Aiono, Luke Duncan, Marc Cohen

The Space Decentral meetup is created for the purpose of encouraging the cross-pollination of ideas amongst scientists, engineers, artists, futurists and thinkers that are interested in all aspects of advancing technology and governance to improve life on Earth and ultimately become a spacefaring civilization.

Please RSVP here.

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