Blockchain Developer Bootcamp @ Starfish Mission Summer 2019 Open House/Information Session
May
20
6:30 PM18:30

Blockchain Developer Bootcamp @ Starfish Mission Summer 2019 Open House/Information Session

There are currently 14 high-paying job opportunities for every single qualified Blockchain Developer.

2018 went down in history as a year of ICO's, Bitcoin, and Blockchain. As a result, many Blockchain-based companies are flush with innovative ideas and the need to utilize funding to match their ambitions. There is, however, still a large hurdle to overcome before Blockchain technology can truly sheperd us into the era of Web 3.0.

There is a severe shortage of developers with expertise in smart-contracts, Ethereum, Blockchains, and other distributed protocols.

Blockchain-based companies are scrambling to find qualified prospects, and pay top-dollar for developers who have experience working on decentralized projects. Come speak with a professional Blockchain Developer, learn about the many new opportunities in the space, and learn how acquiring skills in Blockchain can supercharge your career and make a measurable impact on entrepreneurial teams and projects with the potential to disrupt global enterprises.

| Audience:

This information session is designed for developers with at least 2 years of OOP experience and a desire to learn more about what it takes to become a Blockchain Developer. You will be able to speak directly with The DEN's experienced team about building blockchain products in the space. You can also learn more about our intensive Professional Developer Bootcamps, understand if you are qualified, and assess the course curriculum.

| Takeaways:

- Why learning blockchain development is a smart career move

- Supply vs. demand problem for Blockchain-based companies and experienced developers

- Skills Blockchain-based companies are looking for in developers

- How to gain Blockchain skills and experience quickly & efficiently

- Q&A session with The DEN's Co-Founder & Lead Instructor

- Full breakdown of syllabus for our Professional Blockchain Developer Bootcamp, Hyperledger for Developers Bootcamp, and more

| Speakers

| Dr. Michael Garbade | CEO, Education Ecosystem

Dr. Michael J. Garbade is a serial entrepreneur and Python engineer, who enjoys building applications in Python, Django and Sencha Touch. He has a Masters in Business Administration and Physics and a PhD in Finance and is currently the CEO at Education Ecosystem, a decentralized ecosystem for learning about new technologies and trying them out hands-on using free practical projects. The platform provides developers with a place to learn from videos and build their skills with various developer-focused tools. With the growing demand for blockchain engineers, this provides Michael with a unique perspective on the need for building using blockchain and the needs of various industries.

| Victor Fang | CEO, AnChain .ai

Victor is the Founder of AnChain.AI along with a group of Silicon Valley cybersecurity industry veterans. They are backed by top VC's from Silicon Valley and Wall Street: Amino Capital, Susquehanna International Group (SIG) , etc. AnChain.AI Platform is continuously protecting worlds leading crypto exchanges (Huobi, Coinbene, ...) , protocol (ThunderCore, ... ) , DApp / Defi (top 10 EOS dApps) 

| About The Instructor:

Travis is a software engineer at Aura and has been in the blockchain space for about a year and a half. He has contributed significantly to token economics portion of their whitepaper and has delivered a functioning model to market. Before jumping into the blockchain, Travis was a full stack developer at Mavenlink.

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.

| What Should I Bring?

Please bring your laptop or tablet to the workshop for maximum productivity.

Please arrive on time! Event begins promptly at 6:30.

Learn more about our community at theden.io!

Connect with us on Telegram at t.me/dennexus!

You can always reach us directly at (408) 657-0861 or email us at hi@theden.io!


This event is sponsored by Starfish Mission

Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.


Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.


Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network.



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Mechanism Design Working Group
May
21
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).

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Mechanism Design Working Group
May
28
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).

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An Overview of the Ethereum 2.0 Prysmatic Labs Client (Part 1)
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

An Overview of the Ethereum 2.0 Prysmatic Labs Client (Part 1)

Schedule:

6:00 Networking
6:30 The ETH 2.0 Prysm Client with Terence Tsao

Ethereum 2.0 has been worked on for years, and has undergone innumerable iterations. It's a massive re-architecture of the Ethereum platform, involving new components such as proof of stake-based consensus, sharding, a WebAssembly-based VM, and more. These changes, if successful, will provide significant boosts to Ethereum's security, scalability, and decentralization. This event is the first of a multi-part series on ETH 2.0 and the Prysm client.

Terence from Prysmastic Labs (https://prysmaticlabs.com/) will present a high-level overview of ETH 2.0's current architecture, the progress it's made recently, and upcoming developments . His talk will cover topics like the deposit workflow, the beacon chain state transition, the LMD GHOST fork choice rule, and how finality gets achieved. The talk will cover multiple aspects of ETH 2.0, and will stay at high level for each topic but can dive into detail on any particular topic if there's sufficient interest from the audience.

Make sure you don't miss this great event!

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NAKA Chain - Shared Blockchain Economy
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

NAKA Chain - Shared Blockchain Economy

What is Naka Chain?

 Naka is a blockchain agonistic platform which focuses on solving DApp developer pain points by making it easier to build internal token economies for small and large companies.

Naka chain has two unique features. Firstly, everyone can create utility tokens with one-click, deploying a smart contract template on Naka Chain. Secondly, Naka allows users to choose any token in their wallet as the payment method for transaction fees.

About the presenter:

Xiahong Lin

Founder, Naka Chain

https://www.linkedin.com/in/xhlin/

Xiahong is a serial entrepreneur and software engineer who became interested in Bitcoin since 2011. Xiahong is the founder of Naka Chain and the Bodhi Prediction Market. Previously Xiahong worked as a software engineer at Edmodo, Twitter, and Tencent. Xiahong has a Master of Science from Purdue University where he specialized in Statistical Machine Learning, and Master of Science in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Agenda:

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Networking

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Presentation and engagement

8:00 p.m .- 8:30 p.m - Networking and Q&A

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GenoBank Innovates DNA Testing For Everyone using Blockchain Protocols
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

GenoBank Innovates DNA Testing For Everyone using Blockchain Protocols

Ever wanted to get your DNA tested -- knowing you’d gain valuable personal genomic data and valuable medical insights -- but were reluctant due to such factors as cost, or the fact that companies like 23andMe share your personal data with 3rd parties? Now there’s a better, private alternative. Starfish Mission is pleased to host the first public presentation of GenoBank.io, a new anonymous blockchain-based DNA testing service that permits you to conduct a DNA test just like the well-known DNA test kit brands, and to learn the same important high-quality personal DNA information, without fear of your personal medical data being leaked, hacked or shared ever, to any other 3rd party without your express permission, thanks to highly secure blockchain encryption.
GenoBank is the first Decentralized BioBank secured by the Blockchain. “The ethical way to participate in the Genomic Revolution”. Come join us April 25 to learn more about your DNA and to start YOUR bio-wallet.

Agenda:
- Daniel Uribe, CEO GenoBank.io on benefits of DNA testing yourself, your children, creating a personal “bio-wallet” to store your important health information
- Global Medical Research and DNA Testing: Future Disease Eradication Potential
- The GenoBank DNA Testing and Bio-Wallet Process: Why it’s Anonymous and Secure
- Discounts on GenoBank.io Testing Kits
- Upcoming fundraising round - your chance to invest in this patented, groundbreaking technology

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260462361/

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Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

ZEXE: Enabling Decentralized Private Computation

In this talk, we will introduce ZEXE, a system for conducting privacy-preserving decentralized computations using zero-knowledge proofs. we will focus on how one can use the strong privacy, expressivity, and efficiency guarantees of ZEXE to realize privacy-preserving analogues of popular applications, such as private user-defined assets, regulation-friendly private stablecoins, and private decentralized exchanges that allow users to trade these while providing front-running resistance.

ZEXE is a zkSNARK based micro-kernel for the blockchain. It provides the absolute minimum in process isolation while ensuring privacy and allowing inter process communication. It also makes all transactions succinct, therefore, it’s also scalable. Because ZEXE is a micro-kernel, you can build different types of systems on top of it. Full fledged smart contracts, smart transactions, or anything else. ZEXE is an OS, not a language or framework.

Paper: https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/962.pdf

Speakers

About Pratyush Mishra:

Pratyush is a third year PhD student at UC Berkeley working on applied cryptography and computer security. He is particularly interested in constructing and applying efficient zero knowledge proofs.

About Howard Wu:

Howard Wu is a cryptography researcher at UC Berkeley, where he is advised by Professor Alessandro Chiesa, and a managing partner of Dekrypt Capital, a blockchain investment firm focused on core infrastructure, privacy-preserving protocols, and early-stage ventures. Howard first became involved with Bitcoin in 2011, and has contributed to cryptographic libraries used in Ethereum and Zcash. He serves as Advisor to Blockchain at Berkeley, the largest university ecosystem for blockchain technology. Howard holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260000236/

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Introduction to Avalanche and the AVA Platform
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Avalanche and the AVA Platform

Introduction to Avalanche and the AVA Platform.

Bitcoin, and more specifically 'blockchain', has deep social, economical, and political implications. But, in its 10th year of nascency, we are still laying the technological foundations to support the true DeFi dream. In this talk, we discuss the present and future developments in core infrastructure, and how the AVA platform will play a key role in building the future of blockchain tech. We will focus our discussion on key technical details behind the platform. Crypto developers, researchers, and hackers of all kinds welcomed.

Agenda:

6:00pm Doors open and networking with refreshments

7:00 State-of-the-Crypto-Space Address and Future Developments Remarks by Emin Gun Sirer, Prof of Computer Science At Cornell University, Director of IC3, Co-founder and CEO at AVA Labs.

7:20 Intro to Avalanche and the AVA platform by Kevin Sekniqi, PhD at Cornell University, Co-founder and Chief Protocol Architect at AVA Labs.

7:40 Community Organization and Engagement Discussion by Phillip Liu Jr., Head of Operations and Business Dev at AVA Labs.

8:30 Q&A and Networking

9:00 PM Doors close

About avalabs.org

AVA Labs is building on the Avalanche protocol, a novel probabilistic consensus protocol that harnesses metastability of network sub-sampling to achieve unprecedented guarantees of system safety and scale.”

About Starfish Mission

Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers. Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.

Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260858639/

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Hive.one and The Changing Landscapes of Crypto-Social Networks
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Hive.one and The Changing Landscapes of Crypto-Social Networks

The Event:
Instead of building a new social platform, how can we structure existing data to create more transparency into the crypto ecosystem? We will be discussing this question and many more at Starfish Mission the evening of Thursday April 24th. This event is free to attend.

This evenings menu will include:

Quinoa Salad (Tomato, basil,mozzarella,pesto)
California Green Salad - fresh local greens - ranch and Italian dressing
Lemon Pepper Chicken
Rosemary Roasted Potato.

Event Schedule:
6:00 Doors open + Refreshments
6:45 The Starfish Story by Community Manager Anthony Paglino
7:00 The Linkedin For Crypto by Hive.One Founder Maciek Laskus
7:30 The Changing Landscape of Global Networks Panel + Q&A
8:30 Networking
9:00 Doors close

The Presentation:
Title: Hive.one - “The Linkedin for crypto”

How can network theory can be used to introduce a Linkedin-like structure on top of streams of data from Twitter, podcasts, events or Reddit. We will talk about early data-driven attempts to make sense of the crypto ecosystem and its social dynamics. We will also give examples of applications that have already been built on top of this data set by independent developers.

This project started from a simple experiment of using graph theory to find out who are the most influential accounts on Crypto Twitter. The results initially published on cryptoinfluencers.io soon went viral.
About Maciek Laskus (founder of Hive.one)

10 years in tech. Built a 50 people org. Sold 1 company. Advisor at Ocean Protocol. Worked as a journalist since the age of 12 till 20.
The Panel
Title: Global First, Local Second; Changing landscape of the global networks

Our world used to be built on predominantly geographical proximity networks (local first). We are undergoing a shift towards idea networks (global first). We will discuss the potential consequences of this transition and how to navigate the changing landscape.

Panel:
Maciek Laskus (founder @ Hive.one)
Charlie Noyes (Partner @ Paradigm)
Mattia Gagliardi (Partner @ Zee Prime Capital)
Max Brody (CEO and Founder @ Cent.co)

Event sponsors:
Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of projects and products.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education. Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network.

Zee Prime Capital is a VC investment firm based in Bratislava, Slovakia, investing mainly in early stage teams worldwide. The firm explores opportunities in the programmable asset class, collaborative intelligence and general proposals to solve coordination problems.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260742379/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Apr
23
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/gdlflqyzgbfc/

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Orchid Labs Internet Privacy Panel
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Orchid Labs Internet Privacy Panel

Orchid Labs will be holding a panel about Internet Privacy. Come learn from a group of experts about topics including government regulations such as GDPR and CCPA, Russia and China creating segregated internets, balancing crime prevention with privacy, and privacy best practices for users.

Our panelists include:
Yan Zhu (Chief Information Security Officer at Brave)
Ray Cheng (Chief Technology Officer at Oasis Labs)
Jay Freeman (Chief Technology Officer at Orchid Labs)

We will be accepting questions from the audience during the event through Slido at: https://app2.sli.do/event/opam5u75
and Yes, it does support asking questions anonymously.

For those that are unable to attend the event in person we plant to record the event. Links will be shared later.

We will be catering a Hawaiian-themed selection of food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided.

Agenda:
6:00pm: Doors Open
6:00pm: Networking, Food, and Drinks
6:30pm: Internet Privacy Panel
8:00pm: Networking
9:00pm: Event Concludes

About Orchid:
Orchid is a suite of open source tools and cryptographic protocols developed and run by people who want the internet to extend our natural human freedom, not curtail it. Our initial focus is an open marketplace for bandwidth built on Ethereum, and a VPN client for all major operating systems. Multi-hop routing connects multiple relays and adds security at each step.

Orchid began two years ago and the initial founding team includes Seven Waterhouse (Co-Founder of Pantara Capital, board member of Bitstamp and Co-Founder of RPX which he took public), Brian Fox (the author of Bash Shell for Linux, 20+ years of open source contribution), Jay Freeman (the author of Cydia, the App Store for jailbroken iPhones and Impactor software for the iPhone), Gustav Simonsson, white hat hacker and ex-security researcher for the Ethereum Foundation) to create a decentralized VPN.

This event is hosted at Starfish Mission. Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.

Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260579478/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Apr
16
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/gdlflqyzgbvb/

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EOS World Expo Presents - BLOCK PARTY @ Starfish Mission
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

EOS World Expo Presents - BLOCK PARTY @ Starfish Mission

EOS World Expo Presents Block Party

Join us to toast the success of EOSIO, arguably the most powerful infrastructure for decentralized applications. Mingle with Brock Pierce, Colin T Crypto, Rob Fynch, Luke Stokes and many other notable EOSIO/Crypto personalities. Listen to music by Emanate and Crypto Feez and hold your breath as a mysterious game changing product is unveiled launched live on EOS! Expect the announcement to be big, the team behind this(who shall not be named until the night) have some of the biggest crypto projects under their belt already.

Food and Drinks Provided.

Tickets just $15USD at https://www.eosworldexpo.com/
Expo VIP's and Sponsors are FREE, Just bring your VIP expo badge

EOS World Expo, is a collaboration between Infinitybloc, EOS blocksmith, and EOS San Francisco. Find out more and purchase tickets at eosworldexpo.com

About the venue:
Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers.

Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education.

Reach us at info@starfish.network or visit www.starfish.network

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260560428/

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White Paper Book Club - Nervos Whitepaper Reading + Blockchain project mapping
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Bitcoin Programming From Scratch
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Bitcoin Programming From Scratch

Programmable Money! https://www.meetup.com/Programmable-Money/events/259942426/

Want to learn how to program Bitcoin? Join our new reading group starting on Saturday, April 13th.

In this first Meetup, we will cover Chapter 1 of Jimmy Song's book "Programming Bitcoin". After each section, we pause and allow for questions and discussion, then go on to the next section.

Each time we meet thereafter, we just agree on the next chapter we're reading.

-- RESOURCES --
The "Programming Bitcoin" book is free on Github: https://github.com/jimmysong/programmingbitcoin/blob/master/ch01.asciidoc

You can also purchase a copy on Amazon if you prefer to support the author Jimmy Song: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1492031496/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1492031496&linkCode=as2&tag=fodediop-20&linkId=7fe7cb627a58cf78bc77717abba90c0b

-- TOOLS --
Most of the exercises will be done on Jupyter Notebooks and the easiest way to get it on your machine is via Anaconda --> https://www.anaconda.com/distribution/

-- PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE --
The latest Python: https://www.python.org/downloads/

See you there!

Led by Casey Bowman
Casey Bowman is a graduate of Princeton University (BSE, magna cum laude) and Stanford University (MS). At Stanford he pursued two PhDs, Applied Physics and Engineering - Economic Systems, (now known as MS&E) . He chose as a dissertation topic "Microeconomic Foundations of Monetary Theory", a topic which has consumed his life.

He supported his independent research earning a living as a software engineer with companies such as SPS Commerce, Wells Fargo, Target, Bertelsmann, and Verizon, primarily using Java and Python.

In 2011, he discovered Bitcoin and saw that it matched the the criteria he felt essential for a good money, based on his own ideas from his private research. In April 2018 he took Jimmy Song's course in San Francisco and in May 2018 began attending the Stanford Bitcoin Club's reading group.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260067785/

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Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats + A Blockchain Game!
Apr
13
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.

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

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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/260383031/

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Blockchain Language P2P Learning (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)
Apr
13
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. Or plan one through our GoLang Discord channel: https://discord.gg/aB5r4AC

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

4) That's it!
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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!

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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.

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

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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/sjmrsqyzgbrb/

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Distributed Saturdays! A Bi-Weekly, Protocol-Agnostic, Learning Event
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

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

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

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

TODAY'S GRAND SCHEDULE
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Intro to Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum + Nakamoto's Market Game
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Bitcoin Programming From Scratch
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 - Bitcoin Programming From Scratch
Want to learn how to program Bitcoin? Join our new reading group starting on Saturday, April 13th.

In this first Meetup, we will cover Chapter 1 of Jimmy Song's book "Programming Bitcoin". After each section, we pause and allow for questions and discussion, then go on to the next section.

Each time we meet thereafter, we just agree on the next chapter we're reading.

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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 Discord! https://discord.gg/fFCUuu2

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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.

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

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

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Solidity Saturdays P2P Study Group (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)
Apr
13
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.

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

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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/260383131/

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Crypto World Expo - San Francisco
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Crypto World Expo - San Francisco

Join Our SF Community Crypto Expo & Networking Event

Despite the current crypto bear market, this past year has been amazing for the development and release of decentralized apps and public releases of innovative crypto platforms.

Crypto World Expo is a showcase event for crypto teams to connect with early adopters, qualified investors, talented developers, meaningful partners and the tech media in an expo setting. In addition to the expo there will be a job fair, investor speed dating sessions, time for formal business meetings as well as some unconference lightning talks and roundtable discussion on the hottest crypto topics of today.

(50% off Early bird Ends March 23rd)
Buy tickets here: https://www.cwexpo.co/

What to expect:
- 60+ companies showcase & demo at expo hall
- Networking mixer
- Business meetings
- Company livestream interviews
- Photo shoots
- Job fair
- Investor speed dating
- Unconference sessions
- Exclusive previews
- Free crypto, accounts, and swag.

Register here: https://www.cwexpo.co/

Whether you are:

1) part of a team building a practical and sustainable crypto business

2) an early adopter or developer who wants to experience the latest in blockchain tech and connect with the founders behind them

3) or an investor who sees this as the best time to find the highest quality projects, don’t miss out on our event in San Francisco on April 13 &14th, 2019.

(50% off Early bird Ends March 23rd)
Buy tickets here: https://www.cwexpo.co/

For booths, sponsorships, media partnerships feel free to email: contact@cwexpo.co

Brought to you by the team that brought you the World Crypto Economic Forum 2018 and 100x Blockchain Investors in 2017.

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-BitShares-Blockchain-Interest-Group/events/259979571/

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Marketing to Developers: The Key Marketing Vertical in Crypto Today. Part of our *Marketing in Blockchain* Monthly Series
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Marketing to Developers: The Key Marketing Vertical in Crypto Today. Part of our *Marketing in Blockchain* Monthly Series

Adam Gross (Former CEO of Heroku) once said that there is no tech marketing other than marketing to developers. The success of Microsoft, Apple, Salesforce, Heroku was deeply dependent on their ability to market to developer communities and get them to build on or for their technologies.

Marketing strategies to attract developers is a rarely discussed topic in the media and conferences, yet it is a core function of a blockchain marketers role today. Developers are often creators, customers, community builders, and product champions all wrapped into one. Marketing to Developers is the most important marketing vertical for blockchain projects in 2019-2020.
In the second meetup of our ‘Marketing in Blockchain’ series, we’ll be recapping campaigns that worked to attract developers, covering, content marketing, media relations, community activations, GitHub, developer docs, hackathons, and many more. Our speakers bring invaluable experience in building and activating significant developer communities in crypto and blockchain space and they will break it down for attendees on how they reached their goals.

Format: panel discussion along with focused short case studies of what strategies and tactics worked best for our speakers.  

About the Marketing in Blockchain series:

Insightful & practical events that focus on actionable takeaways. Panel discussions are always high energy with lots of real-life examples. Our goal is simple -- to supply the marketing community and founders with applicable ideas and frameworks.

Speakers:

Jane Wu

Marketing and Community, Nervos Network: nervos.org

https://twitter.com/cryp_TOTO

http://linkedin.com/in/hijane

Jane is focusing on marketing and community at Nervos (www.nervos.org). The Nervos Common Knowledge Base (CKB) is a public blockchain generalizes Bitcoin's UTXO model to support tokens and smart contracts. She started the journey in crypto space since 2017 with Bodhi prediction market, previously she was a journalist at ELLE and Financial Times. Jane is also a curator of RelayNode (https://relaynode.io/).


Robbie Bent

COO at Truebit

Advisor: Ethereum Foundation

https://twitter.com/robbiebent1

http://linkedin.com/in/robbiebent

Robbie has been committed to building community in the Web 3.0 space, getting his start as the first employee and Chief Operating Officer at Truebit.  Robert has also been advising the Ethereum Foundation on its grant program and started a number of open source initiatives including ETHPrize, ETHSecurity, the Community of Communities, MerryMerkle and the CryptoPledge.


Steven McKie  

Founding partner at Amentum.org

Investor: Handshake, Cent, and others

Previously: Purse.io

https://twitter.com/Steven_McKie

http://linkedin.com/in/stevenmckie

Steven is a crypto veteran of 5 years. Previously Head of Growth and Product Content at Purse, he expanded Purse’s operations with value-added partnerships in multiple regions globally and assisted in building out the bcoin developer team and support team. McKie also hosts and edits BlockChannel, a podcast and educational publication focused on Bitcoin and Ethereum. He received his BSBA in Information Systems & Technology at Old Dominion University in ‘14.

Moderator:

Jenia Barkanova

Head of Marketing, SKALE Labs: skalelabs.com

https://twitter.com/jeniabark

Jenia is leading marketing, community, 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 alumnis) and established tech companies (Adobe, Nest). In Adobe she was responsible for user retention strategy for over 5M paid customers. Duke MBA, entrepreneur.

In support with Pure Knot, the Blockchain Strategic Communications and PR Agency
www.pureknot.com

RSVP:

https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260102296/


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Hands-on with NEAR Protocol, Cosmos, and Fluence
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Hands-on with NEAR Protocol, Cosmos, and Fluence

What are the short-term and long-term goals to Decentralizing the Web?

Short term: Building decentralized applications people can use
Long term: Rebuild the web in open source + open state fashion

As we know, walled gardens (likes of Facebook, Google, Amazon,etc..) brought light to a lot of ongoing concerns namely,
+ Privacy violation
+ Lack of data ownership
+ User tracking
+ Non-transparent data usage
+ Security Breaches &
+ Lack of reliability on behalf of large web companies who own user data today

Web3 can potentially solve all of that. The applications of the future will be built in an Open State fashion, where we will have transparent personal data processing, high uptime, and security.

The path to mass adoption lies in building a 10x better experience. The development on the blockchain must be as easy as developing a NodeJS application; Using Web3 applications must be as easy as using Web2 applications.

In the session on Friday, Alex Skidanov, CEO & Co-founder at NEAR Protocol, will walk the audience through what’s required to reach mass adoption, and how the future can play out in both short-term and long-term.

Furthermore, Alex will perform a live coding session and walk the audience through NEAR DevNet and development experience demo.

About the speaker Alexander Skidanov

Alex started his professional career at Microsoft in 2009, then joined memSQL in 2011 as Engineer #1, where he worked for 5 years as Architect and Director of Engineering. He is a 2x ICPC medalist (gold in 2008 and bronze in 2005).

Agenda:
- Doors open at 6:00pm
- Talk: 6:30pm
- Live Coding Session: 7:00 pm
- Q&A: 7:45 pm
- Networking: 8:30pm
- Doors close at 9:00pm

Are you curious to learn more about NEAR or get started playing sooner?

The best place to start is by reading the plain-English Beginner's Guide to the NEAR blockchain at https://near.ai/beginner. There are tons of resources to help you more at the end of this.

If you just want to dive into the community and talk to the core team, join our Discord channel at http://www.near.chat

If you want to start playing with code, view the docs at https://docs.nearprotocol.com or dive into the web-based IDE at https://studio.nearprotocol.com.

If you're already deep into blockchain development and want to have a more substantial conversation about how to build your app as a launch partner of NEAR's, reach out directly to partnerships@nearprotocol.com.

This event is free to attend. Refreshments provided by NEAR Protocol. Coworking space provided by starfish.network

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260305289/

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Mechanism Design Working Group
Apr
9
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/gdlflqyzgbmb/

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MLG Blockchain Investor Roundtable.
Apr
8
1:00 PM13:00

MLG Blockchain Investor Roundtable.

Hey Everyone!

MLG Blockchain and Zytech123 are hosting an investor networking event!!

Despite the crypto winter, it is a slow bloom to a vibrant crypto spring in the blockchain world. With so much going on, it is difficult to parcel through the noise - especially as an investor. Let's all get together for this exclusive Invite-Only networking event specifically constructed for investors to network with other investors.

On Monday, April 8th, four promising blockchain startups, which have been vetted and selected by MLG (one of the world's largest Blockchain Advisory Firms) & Zytech123 will present their value in San Francisco and we don't want you to miss this chance:

Attendees are encouraged to exchange thoughts on the industry, relax, and take a day off from heavy pitches.

Agenda:
- Introduction + sponsor presentations
- Large Icebreaker
- Small Group Icebreakers
- Networking

MLG Blockchain & Zytech123 work with investors who don't have the time to sit through the emerging global opportunities in Blockchain. We help select the best in class for ease and speed to deal making.

Food and drinks will be served.

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2019 Computational Law & Blockchain Festival: SF Node
Apr
5
5:30 PM17:30

2019 Computational Law & Blockchain Festival: SF Node

“[I]t makes most sense to see Bitcoin […] as a decentralized autonomous organization.” — Vitalik Buterin

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The second annual Computational Law & Blockchain Festival (#clbfest2019) is a month-long global event bringing together coders, designers, lawyers, policymakers, researchers, and students to co-create the future of law, legal practice, and policy. In the spirit of decentralization, the Festival will be hosted at independent, self-organized nodes in cities around the world during the month of March.

This year, the SF Node will be focused on everything DAOs.

2019 is being hailed as the year of the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). A DAO, in most instances, is an organization that operates based on rules which are encoded in smart contracts that run on a blockchain.

The SF Node will be exploring why DAOs are important, how they’re currently being used, and where the DAO space may go from here.

Join a group of hackers, , lawyers, and thought leaders as we dive into these questions. We’ll be kicking of the SF Node of the Computational Law + Blockchain Festival with a panel, a learning session, and finally some networking + mingling.

Schedule:
5:30pm - 6:00pm Meet and Greet

6:00pm - 6:15pm Welcome | Sponsor Remarks - Atrium LLP + Starfish

6:15pm - 6:25pm Intro to DAOs

Beth McCarhty, Starfish + DAO Incubator

Daniel Shavit

6:30pm - 7:15pm DAO Panel

Steven McKie, Amentum Capital

John Light, Aragon - Community Management

[Moderator] Tony Lai, Legal.io - Co-Founder & Chairman

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

7:20pm - 8:00pm What is Computational Law?

Dazza Greenwood, MIT Media Lab - Scientist

Silke Noa Elrifai, GNOSIS - General Counsel + CLO

8:00pm - 9:00pm Networking and Drinks

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260173182/

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RadicalxChange San Francisco
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

RadicalxChange San Francisco

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

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

Learn more at https://radicalxchange.org/

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

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

Mechanism Design Working Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

The Counterfactual State Channels Framework with Liam Horne

Agenda
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6:00 Networking
6:30 The Counterfactual State Channels Framework with Liam Horne
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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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Liam Horne, the founder of L4 Ventures, will be presenting Counterfactual, a framework for building generalized state channels. Liam will discuss what generalized state channels are and why they're beneficial to Ethereum developers (hint: you can scale your dApp a million-fold!), and then show how Counterfactual has been created to easily build dApps that utilize generalized state channels.

This is going to be a great event highlighting how one of the most advanced state channel frameworks in crypto works. If you're interested in layer 2 scalability, be sure not to miss it!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260060872/

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Ethereum Project Group (Workshop)
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Ethereum Project Group (Workshop)

Interested in making or working with ethereum projects? This event is setup as a regular meeting group (which you can join at anytime!) working on learning all the many parts and pieces of modern decentralized application design. It's more than just solidity after all!
Some examples of topics covered include:
- Frontend (web3, javascript, vuejs, etc.)
- Ethereum (Solidity, truffle)
- Backend (python, golang, etc)
- Ethereum network parsing (golang, etc)
- Admin panel (django, etc)
- Git and Github, IDEs, etc

The group will be working though an example project with example code plus expert guidance from an instructor (as well as each other!) All skill levels are welcome.

Bring a laptop and your desire to learn and contribute and share!

RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Starfish-Mission/events/260085275/

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White Paper Book Club - Casper the Friendly Finality Gadget!
Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

White Paper Book Club - Casper the Friendly Finality Gadget!

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

This week we'll take a look at one incarnation of Ethereum's defining endeavor: Casper FFG, a proof of stake-based finality system which overlays an existing proof of work blockchain.

Casper FFG is a partial consensus mechanism combining proof of stake algorithm research and Byzantine fault tolerant consensus theory. This paper introduces the system, proves some desirable features, and shows defenses against long range revisions and catastrophic crashes.

The Casper FFG overlay provides almost any proof of work chain with additional protections against block reversions.

We fully encourage you to read the white paper before attending. White papers can be dense and difficult to understand on your own and that's why this group exists! If reading the paper proves difficult, gain some familiarity by reading, listening or watching related material.

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

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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.

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

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Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum 101 for Non-Technical Cats + A Blockchain Game!
Mar
30
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/260157809/

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Solidity Saturdays P2P Study Group (Self-Guided Tutorials in a Supportive Space)
Mar
30
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.

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

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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/260158290/

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

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

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

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

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

In the meantime, why not learn Go in preparation?

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

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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. Or plan one through our GoLang Discord channel: https://discord.gg/aB5r4AC

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

4) That's it!
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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!

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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.

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

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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/sjmrsqyzfbnc/

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

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

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

TODAY'S GRAND SCHEDULE
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - Peer-to-Peer Learning
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Intro to Blockchain, Bitcoin & Ethereum + Nakamoto's Market Game
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM White Paper Book Club: Casper the Friendly Finality Gadget!

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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!

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: Casper the Friendly Finality Gadget!

This week we'll take a look at one incarnation of Ethereum's defining endeavor: Casper FFG, a proof of stake-based finality system which overlays an existing proof of work blockchain.

Casper FFG is a partial consensus mechanism combining proof of stake algorithm research and Byzantine fault tolerant consensus theory. This paper introduces the system, proves some desirable features, and shows defenses against long range revisions and catastrophic crashes.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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