• The importance of asking questions + Microservices
    Together with our friends from Nardoz, we host a meetup this Thursday: AGENDA 18.30 - Arrival, networking 19.00 - The importance of asking questions - Daniela Fedyakin, full-stack developer The questions you ask shape the knowledge you get. We all hear that communication is the key and the solution to almost everything, but when it comes to learning, especially in the dev field with many opportunities to get to talk to experienced and skilled people, - how do you get the most out of it? Based on my experience as a newbie in tech I will be sharing how important it is to ask questions and to phrase them in the right way in order to get the best answer. 19.30 - Break 19.40 - Microservices: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Luis Farzati, software architect Moving to microservices may be a very challenging journey that brings up a whole new set of problems. After working with this architectural pattern for almost 2 years, Luis will share the pain points and difficulties of dealing with microservices as well as the immediate benefits you can expect from them. -- About the meetup Please get in touch with any of the organizers in case you have any questions. We welcome a diverse range of topics that are related in any way to IT and tech in general and the community around it. New speakers, experienced speakers, and everyone in between. Code of Conduct Our goal is to have an awesome, inclusive and safe community meetup where people meet, hang out together, chat, listen to talks, exchange ideas and make new friends. Any harmful or discriminating behavior will not be tolerated and results in the offending person being expelled from the meetup. For details on what kinds of behavior are not tolerated and the consequences for violating these rules, we refer to the Berlin Code of Conduct (http://berlincodeofconduct.org). Please find the original meetup here: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/nardozberlin/events/256383155/

    Missing Link Office

    Schönleinstraße 32 · Berlin

  • Friendly Functional Programming - A look at Haskell
    Together with "Friendly functional programming meetup Berlin" we are hosting a meetup about Haskell. https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Friendly-Functional-Programming-Meetup-Berlin/events/pwxblqyxpbkb/ Haskell is a statically typed, purely functional language that is used in industry but also very popular for academic research in programming language design. Our meetup is oriented towards beginners in functional programming, but if you already know Haskell or a related language you are very welcome to join and maybe show your work in the free hacking session in the second half of the meetup. In the first half, we will have two talks of about half an hour each. In the first one Daniel (@danyx23) will introduce Haskell and give a big picture overview of the language. In the second talk Eric (@etorreborre) will talk about the things Haskell taught us while they where not looking which deals with the (hidden) influence of Haskell and functional programming on other languages. After these two talks we will have an hour of free hacking with Haskell in small groups. You can try Haskell in a web browser during the meetup but if you want to get the most out of it we recommend that you install the Haskell environment manager Stack on your laptop and see if you are able to create and run the hello world example with stack (see the quick start guide: https://docs.haskellstack.org/en/stable/README/). We are not sure how good the Wifi will be, so please try to install Stack and do an initial build of the hello world before the meetup at a good internet connection :). We want this to be an inclusive learning environment and thus follow the Berlin Code of Conduct (https://berlincodeofconduct.org/). If you have any questions beforehand, please get in touch. We're very much looking forward to seeing you!

    Missing Link Office

    Schönleinstraße 32 · Berlin

  • An Exploration Into Security Tokens
    Together with our friends from DSTOQ (https://dstoq.com/) we are organizing a meetup during the Malta Blockchain Summit. Please find and RSVP on the original meetup page : https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/DSTOQ-Exchange-Without-Borders/events/255767767/ -------LOCATION------- Meeting Room in the InterContinental Hotel Malta - St George`s Bay, St Julians, St Julian's STJ 3310, Malta -------DESCRIPTION------- The financial services industry and cryptocurrency markets are rapidly changing and security tokens are the next natural step in their evolution. Security tokens offer a variety of features, hold intrinsic value and the potential to yield tremendous returns, which make its corresponding use cases so unique. As we head into the future, the demand for security tokens as a new financial instrument is expected to rise. Security tokens will revolutionize the way both traditional and crypto market investors view investment. DSTOQ is hosting this meetup during the Malta Blockchain Summit on the evening of October 31, 2018 with Inter/stellar and Bloqhouse to present the latest technological, regulatory and compliance frameworks surrounding security tokens. -------SCHEDULE------- 19:00-19:30: Attendee arrival, check-in 19:30-20:00: Keynote presentations 20:00-20:30: Panel discussion 20:30-21:30: Networking hour -------PROJECTS------- DSTOQ (www.dstoq.com) is one of the world's first licensed stock exchanges giving individuals, especially in emerging markets, the opportunity to invest in and trade real-world assets that we tokenize on our platform. Investors are able to diversify their portfolios without ever leaving the token economy. The decentralized trading platform provides the perfect setting for high-speed and scalable transactions, allowing investors to buy assets much quicker and much simpler for a fraction of traditional transaction fees. We will also help companies raise money by facilitating STOs with the creation of their security tokens and a platform for them to be traded. DSTOQ is built on top of the Stellar blockchain. Inter/stellar (https://interstellar.com/), part of Stellar (https://www.stellar.org/), will make it easy for developers and enterprises to leverage Stellar as a platform to build novel financial products and services. Stellar is a decentralized platform that connects banks, payments systems, and people, allowing for the integration and movement of money quick, reliable, and at almost no cost. The team is based in San Francisco, CA. Bloqhouse (https://bloqhouse.com/) has developed a white-label tokenization solution for fund managers. The platform is legally compliant (EU) and includes a KYC-module, fiat payments and a trading module based on the Stellar DEX. Peer-to-peer blockchain networks revolutionize the way value, such as a real estate share, is transferred between people. By utilizing the latest technologies, the costs of managing investors and assets will decrease dramatically for fund managers. Bloqhouse aims to become the go-to tokenization and trading platform for real assets within the European Union. ----------SPEAKERS---------- DSTOQ: Craig Mc Gregor (Co-founder and CEO) Interstellar: Boris Reznikov (Director of Partnerships) Bloqhouse: Tim Rutgers (Co-founder) We will be serving drinks, including wine and beer. Hope to see you all!

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  • How blockchain can promote Financial Inclusion
    This meetup is done together with our friends from DSTOQ and the main event can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/DSTOQ-Exchange-Without-Borders/events/253975157/ (please RSVP there!) //INTRO As part of the Berlin Blockchain Week, DSTOQ, the GIZ Blockchain Lab and Jolocom are partnering for the 3rd Crypto4Good panel discussion, featuring experts from both the tech world and the international development sector. This event will aim to define practical answers to a global issue, financial exclusion, and uncover how DLT (distributed ledger technology) could bring positive change. //EVENT DESCRIPTION Around two billion people worldwide do not have access to the financial services that meet their needs. Whether as individuals or small and medium enterprises (SMEs), many struggle to obtain sufficient financing to lift them off poverty, establish a sustained source of income or gain the opportunity to obtain shares and invest in assets. DLT could alleviate some of these challenges thanks to its decentralized and tamper-proof infrastructure, with intermediary-free remittances, credit-history for micro-loans or innovative and accessible tokenized-assets investments. Though the features of blockchain-based solutions might sound very promising, there are several issues to be tackled. When it comes to financial inclusion, major challenges include poor financial and digital literacy as well as the lack of identification documents. However, DLT can also be leveraged to store sensitive data, such as identification and empower users to participate in financial markets. This event will be the occasion to discuss both the opportunities the technology offers and its possible challenges, while assessing the conditions in which these solutions could be implemented and what might hinder their widespread adoption. //SPEAKERS Moderator: GIZ (tba) Jolocom (ID Management): Kai Wagner (Business Development) DSTOQ (Investing/Capital Distribution): Craig Mc Gregor (Founder) Tempo (Remittance): Anthony Barker (CTO) GIZ (Research, Generalists): tba //TIMELINE 18:00-18:30: Arrival of attendees 18:30-18:45: 5-minutes key notes 18:45-19:30: Panel discussion 19:30-21:00: Networking Food and Drinks provided!

    Impact Hub Berlin

    Friedrichstrasse 246 · Berlin

  • How does a blockchain work from a developers perspective?
    Everyone has heard of the blockchain by now (yeah, bitcoin and so). Some might already know what the blockchain is, but the questions is, how does it really work from a technical perspective? After the technical talk, we will have a short pitches of companies showing how the blockchain technology can be used to disrupt whole industries. Speaker: Georg Köster is Senior Developer at the SAP Innovation Center working in the Blockchain and Machine Learning use case coordination. "Blockchain basics before the background of production-2018 scenarios: Learn to understand Blockchain from a developer perspective, always guided by the goal of going beyond the hype into production territory."

    Missing Link Office

    Schönleinstraße 32 · Berlin

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  • Solutions blockchain technology can offer for global, humanitarian challenges
    We invite you to learn and discuss some real life examples of how blockchain technology could shape our society for good. With all the hype about "investing in bitcoin", people seem to have forgotten about the revolutionary thinking behind all this, the actual technology that enables Bitcoin. And what does this technology actually do? Or can do? This event is especially aimed for those who are interested in the whole "Crypto, Bitcoin, Blockchain" topic, but find it to theoretic. We will try to help you understand the revolutionary aspect of blockchain technology by applying blockchain to urgent challenges our society is facing today. confirmed speakers Balázs Némethi CEO Taqanu https://www.taqanu.com/ Moritz Stellmacher CEO Dacade http://dacade.org/ Oriol Pujoldevall Grid Singularity http://gridsingularity.com/ Christian Nagel Co-Founder of Dstoq ps: Drinks, food and education on the house!

    Missing Link Office

    Schönleinstraße 32 · Berlin

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  • Introduction to Blockchain
    Together with our friends from Dacade, we are hosting a meetup next Wednesday. Make sure to RSVP (limited seats) via: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Dacade-Blockchain-Education-Meetup-Berlin/events/245668149/?from=ref Join us to learn about Blockchain. We will provide a starting point for everybody who wants to know more about Bitcoins underlying technology. No prior knowledge is necessary. Make sure to RSVP (limited seats) via: https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/Dacade-Blockchain-Education-Meetup-Berlin/events/245668149/?from=ref

    Missing Link Office

    Schönleinstraße 32 · Berlin

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  • Autoscaling Near-persistent EBS and Introduction to X.509
    Hello everyone, we are hosting our meetup on the 12th with two really, really interesting speakers with two deeply technical talks: Maik Zumstrull still studied when he was hired out by google to work there as a SRE/SWE in the PKI team in the Information Security group, designing and operation Certification Authority services. He will give you an introduction to X.509: What's in a certificate and why should I care? Emil Filipov, originally from Bulgaria, moved to Berlin in 2014 and is now working for HERE as a senior software engineer dealing mostly with Kubernetes and Docker on AWS. Some people might already know him from AWS meetups where he gave talks as well. His talk will be about autoscaling near-persistent EBS: Cloud platforms like AWS have given us all kinds of scalable compute and storage services as basic commodity. Yet, despite having those capabilities around for more than a decade, running distributed stateful applications remains a tough nut to crack, especially when the state comes in the form of block storage. The near-persistent EBS approach takes a stab at some of the usecases involving scaling block storage on the AWS platform. Food and drinks will be provided!

    Missing Link Office

    Schönleinstraße 32 · Berlin

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  • The possibilities of blockchain technology for 3rd world countries
    By now, everyone has heard of the blockchain. Most people think of it as the underlaying technology on which cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoins are based on. That being said, the blockchain is a technology that can fundamentally change the way we live and the way our society works in many different ways. This event shines a light on possibilities based on the blockchain for 3rd world countries. Emin Mahrt, CPO at aeternity (https://www.aeternity.com/), is going to talk about Dacade, a education platform project on the blockchain which makes proper education and courses accessible for everyone. Fabian Gompf from Parity Technologies (https://parity.io/), will give you an insight on their project together with UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) and Datarella and how they applied blockchain technology to the WFP projects.

    Abend Headquarters

    Schönleinstraße 32 · Berlin

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