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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
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM White Paper Book Club: Casper the Friendly Finality Gadget!



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 - 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


11:00AM to 1:00PM Ethereum Project Group

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!


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!


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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