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Bitcoin Programming From Scratch

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

Programmable Money!

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.

The "Programming Bitcoin" book is free on Github:

You can also purchase a copy on Amazon if you prefer to support the author Jimmy Song:

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Most of the exercises will be done on Jupyter Notebooks and the easiest way to get it on your machine is via Anaconda -->

The latest Python:

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.