Regular Monthly Meeting

We had a mid month meeting yesterday and discussed the format further and there seems to be agreement to continue puruing along the line of BarCamp's format as I wrote about for the first meeting. Think of it as being a monthly Bitcoin mini-conference where people can come and choose from among many topics to attend.Jesse Gough will be speaking to beginners and doing such things as getting them to install their first wallets (bring your smart phones and laptops for this) and even sending them their first Bitcoin transactions

I'll put my self to present a half hour spot about wallets. I'll describe the various types of wallets (online, PC, hardware, cold storage etc) and each's pros and cons. I will quickly cover the basics but will also include things of interest to even an intermediate user such as cold storage, brain wallets and hardware wallets (I developed my own hardware wallet using Ubuntu and Armory).

 

There were a few attendees that expressed an interest in doing presentations. It is better to step forward and pre-announce it now if you want. Try to keep it to a half hour or less. We don't have a projector but we do have a computer network that would let you broadcast your presentation to PCs in the room. If you have a powerpoint presentation for example we could broadcast that to the ten monitors in the room. If someone wanted to bring in a projector that can be done also.

 

Here are some of my ideas that might make interesting topics for presentation and discussion:

Bitcoin, The Basics - What Is IT? (for newcomers)

Legal Workshop

Political

Programming and Coding

Accepting Bitcoin at your business

Bitcoin In Education (I'll be doing one spot)

Bitcoin News/Links/Websites/Information

Bitcoin Internationally/Globally

Mining

Alt Coins

Bitcoin Startups

 

Post your own ideas and/or topics

 

I look forward to seeing you all here!

 

 

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  • Philippe C.

    Hey working late, can't make it. Hope to make it out next time!

    April 17, 2014

  • Tom P.

    Cannot make it tonight. I had a last-minute schedule conflict. See you next time!

    April 17, 2014

  • George S.

    Sounds like a great reboot! I'm sorry I couldn't make it. Thursdays are bad for me.

    Have you considered have meetups online using Google Hangouts using text, video or voice or whatever else works?

    March 21, 2014

    • Russ

      ya something like a third sat or sunday or something would work way better... but they want them on weekdays

      April 16, 2014

    • George S.

      Agreed. Saturdays would be best for me too.

      April 16, 2014

  • George S.

    In response to Robert's recent email (see below):

    Take a look here:

    http://spendbitcoins.com/places/in/any/

    If there is a more appropriate place to respond to such emails, please let me know.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: [masked] [mailto:[masked]]On Behalf Of Robert
    Sent: Saturday, March 22,[masked]:13 AM
    To: [masked]
    Subject: [Bitcoin-Orlando] Bitcoin's Image In Florida


    Seeing this article in today's Coindesk http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-needs-got-milk/ reminded me of an idea I had about something along the same lines

    Suppose all the Meetups in Florida adopt a theme something like "Make Spring Break A Bitcoin Break" and we set a target for getting Florida businesses to all accept Bitcoin by the next Spring Break?

    ...

    March 22, 2014

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