Note: if not done already, please add yourself to our skype channel for London Developers by adding 'stephan.tual' and specifying 'London Workshop' in your request, thank you!
PLEASE BE ADVISED OF CHANGES TO THE DATE OF THE WORKSHOP:
We will now be meeting on the 13th of December and will have a new format - please could everyone ensure that you have a copy of vmware installed on your system so that you can use the client. 30 day free trials are available from their website.
Do you like the bleeding edge? Not afraid of compiling things on Linux or OS X?
The event will include a presentation on Ethereum, updates on development and changes to the platform, guest speakers, Dapp autopsies, and workshopping solutions to common problems.
This event will be provided free of charge. Attendance is limited to 25. Unfortunately until we find a sponsor we won't be able to provide refreshments and food, but a cafe is available in the same building with vegetarian options if required.
We expect it to last a whole day, with 2/3 dedicated to learn everything about Ethereum, smart contracts and their decentralized GUIs, followed by a mini hackathon until max 7pm.
Level of skills required not because writing dapps is hard, but because Ethereum is currently rapidly iterating over its software, so things will break. Please try and insure you have the client installed on your platform before arriving especially if you run Linux or windows.
Installing on OSX:
Installing on Linux:
Installing on Windows (not recommended, use a VM instead)
Ideal background would be 2+ years of web development, and anyone who can program in Python, C++ or Java will feel at home.
We reserve the right to refuse entry.
HOW TO GET THERE
Once again, the venue and date is secured thanks to the amazing people at the The Escalator (http://www.theescalator.com/). Their twitter handle is @LondonEscalator, check them out.
Once you are at the address (you can't miss it, it's a huge building!), enter the Cafe Foxcroft and Ginger (to the left of the big dog mural) and directly make your way upstairs. There will be Ethereum signs, but not necessarily staff to welcome you as it's a Sunday, so tap on the door if needed and ask security to let you wait in the reception area.
If you are late, make your way directly to the "Coin" room (against please ask security to show you the way).
Here's a link to handy map: http://bit.ly/theescalator
By Tube: Stop in WhiteChapel (turn left as you exit the station) or Stepney Green (turn right as you exit the station), it's a 7 minute walk either way (but buses are available if needed).
By Bus: 25, 205 and N205 all stop nearby.