Meetup w/ Zcash, ParityTech, Solana | Why Use RUST For Blockchain Development

Portland - Solana Blockchain Meetup
Portland - Solana Blockchain Meetup
Public group


618 NW Glisan St #201 · Portland, or

How to find us

1) Enter via the Glisan side of the building. Use code: *15849 (note the star *) 2) head to the elevator and go to the 2nd floor 3) venue is at office space #201. If you run into issues, please call me via Telegram hsinju8!

Location image of event venue


Programming language selection is heavily dependent upon the problem you're trying to automate/solve for. On Thurs August 16th, Sean Bowe, cryptographic engineer at Zcash, Jack Fransham, core developer at ParityTech, and Greg Fitzgerald, CTO of Solana, will do a technical deep dive on 1) why they chose to use RUST 2) lessons / learnings / insights they've garnered from developing a variety of blockchain infrastructures.

6:30pm-7:00pm - Networking
7:00pm-7:15pm - Introduction
7:15pm-8:00pm - Technical Deep Dive Discussion
8:00pm-8:30pm - Q/A

This will be a fairly technical event, so please bring your best questions. We can't wait to meet you all in person! There will be FREE BEER & PIZZA.

ZCash Github:
Parity Tech Github:
Solana Github:

BIO: Sean Bowe is a cryptographic engineer working on the Zcash cryptocurrency. Sean is primarily responsible for the engineering of Zcash's next generation cryptography, all of which is written in Rust.

BIO: Jack Fransham is a core developer at Parity Technologies.

BIO: Greg Fitzgerald is the principal architect of Solana. Formerly of Qualcomm's Office of the Chief Scientist, Greg has explored the full landscape of embedded systems. He created an bidirectional RPC bridge between C and Lua for the BREW operating system, helped launch the ARM backend for the LLVM compiler toolchain, and published a variety of open source projects including a streaming LLVM optimizer in Haskell, license analysis tooling in Python, and a reactive web framework in TypeScript. If you have time to burn, ask him "Why Rust?" We dare you.