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

  • Starfish Mission 1535 Mission Street San Francisco United States (map)

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.

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



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
- Ethernaut: Smart contract tutorial
- Hyperledger Composer: Build a Hyperledger solution from scratch
...and more.

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

• Bring your laptops!

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Join the White Paper Discord!


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.

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