What we're about

A group focused on Bitcoin and the rapidly developing layer 2 scaling solution called the Lightning Network. We are BitDevsLA (https://bitdevsla.org/).

**Socratic Seminar**
Inspired by Bitdevs NY, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols. The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion.

Discussion topics from a variety of sources are collated by meetup members in the weeks preceding the events. We investigate pull requests in the Bitcoin Core, lnd, and other relevant repositories; we study network statistics, research papers, technical blog posts and other interesting content. To complete the meeting, members present open source projects, companies, research and other relevant materials. A feedback and Q&A section follow.

Please contact the organizers if you'd like to present at the Socratic event or have a recommended topic for discussion: ecurrencyhodler at gmail.

A post will be made the day of the event which outlines discussion topics. Archives of discussion topics and presentations can be found in the event descriptions of past meetups. The discussion portion of the event is NEVER recorded. It is recommended that you have a firm grasp of the basics of Bitcoin in order to extract the most value from our Socratic events.

Upcoming events (2)

Will Reeves and Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #7

Indie Desk

**Guest Speaker** Will Reeves is the CEO of Fold. I've actually bought pizza for past meetups through another service he started called LN Pizza! His previous work experience includes serving as a Venture Lead as well as a Product Manager at Beyond, a product design studio that worked with Google Store, Google Cloud, and Marketo. **Guest Links** https://twitter.com/wlrvs https://twitter.com/fold_app **Agenda** 7:00 Networking 7:15 Will Reeves 7:45 Socratic Seminar 8:45 Clean Up **Socratic Seminar** Inspired by Bitdevs NY, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols. The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion. Discussion topics from a variety of sources are collated by meetup members in the weeks preceding the events. We investigate pull requests in the Bitcoin Core, lnd, and other relevant repositories; we study network statistics, research papers, technical blog posts and other interesting content. To complete the meeting, members present open source projects, companies, research and other relevant materials. A feedback and Q&A section follow. Please contact the organizers if you'd like to present at the Socratic event or have a recommended topic for discussion: ecurrencyhodler at gmail. A post will be made prior to the event which outlines discussion topics. Archives of discussion topics and presentations can be found in the event descriptions of past meetups. The discussion portion of the event is NEVER recorded. It is recommended that you have a firm grasp of the basics of Bitcoin in order to extract the most value from our Socratic events. **Sponsors** River Financial - The best place to buy, sell, and use Bitcoin for the long-term investor. Request your invite at: www.river.com/request. Square Crypto - Helping make Bitcoin a widely used global currency. https://twitter.com/sqcrypto Indie Desk - The first coworking space in LA. They offer $275 / per month 24/7 access, month to month, no contract. Find out more at: https://www.indiedesk.com/ https://twitter.com/indiedesk **Location** Indie Desk: 333 S Grand Ave #3310, Los Angeles, CA 90071 **Parking** Parking can be difficult in DTLA. If you park in the parking structure at 330 S Hope Street, Indie Desk will give you a $10 parking voucher after 5pm.

Mark "Murch" Erhardt and Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #8

**Guest Speaker** Join us as we host Mark "Murch" Erhardt who is a Software Engineer at BitGo! He wrote his Master's Thesis on Coin Selection which has been merged into Bitcoin Core. He is also an avid contributor and moderator of http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/ where people can ask technical Bitcoin questions and the answers are crowdsourced by experts. **Guest Links** Twitter: https://twitter.com/murchandamus Master's Thesis: http://murch.one/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/erhardt2016coinselection.pdf **Socratic Seminar** Inspired by Bitdevs NY, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols. The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion. Discussion topics from a variety of sources are collated by meetup members in the weeks preceding the events. We investigate pull requests in the Bitcoin Core, lnd, and other relevant repositories; we study network statistics, research papers, technical blog posts and other interesting content. To complete the meeting, members present open source projects, companies, research and other relevant materials. A feedback and Q&A section follow. Please contact the organizers if you'd like to present at the Socratic event or have a recommended topic for discussion: ecurrencyhodler at gmail. A post will be made prior to the event which outlines discussion topics. Archives of discussion topics and presentations can be found in the event descriptions of past meetups. The discussion portion of the event is NEVER recorded. It is recommended that you have a firm grasp of the basics of Bitcoin in order to extract the most value from our Socratic events. **Sponsors** River Financial - The best place to buy, sell, and use Bitcoin for the long-term investor. Request your invite at: www.river.com/request Square Crypto - Helping make Bitcoin a widely used global currency. https://twitter.com/sqcrypto Indie Desk - The first coworking space in LA. They offer $275 / per month 24/7 access, month to month, no contract. Find out more at: https://www.indiedesk.com/ https://twitter.com/indiedesk **Location** Indie Desk: 333 S Grand Ave #3310, Los Angeles, CA 90071 **Parking** Parking can be difficult in DTLA. If you park in the parking structure at 330 S Hope Street, Indie Desk will give you a $10 parking voucher after 5pm.

Past events (16)

Elizabeth Stark and Bitcoin Socratic Seminar #6

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

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