• Bitcoin Meetup - Transaction Privacy

    Starfish Mission - Emerging Tech Coworking Space

    Welcome to the San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup. We're the oldest, largest Bitcoin meetup globally. Join our community of blockchain users, explorers, learners and doers. The San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup hosts one or more speaker events monthly. This month we are proud to announce we are featuring Jake Yocom-Piatt from Decred, a cryptocurrency that prioritizes decentralized governance and decision-making on the blockchain. About the Speaker: Jake Yocom-Piatt is Project Lead for Decred (www.decred.org). A cryptocurrency pioneer who has been using, funding and directing the creation of open-source software for 10+ years, he has been an expert source for a variety of industry publications, including CoinDesk, Bitcoin Magazine, and Coin Telegraph. Prior to Decred, Jake funded and oversaw the creation of btcsuite, an alternative full-node Bitcoin implementation written in go, whose source code has been used in several other notable projects, e.g. Lightning Network (lnd), Ethereum, and Factom. He also is a co-creator of zkc, a high-security asynchronous chat system. Jake will be doing full overview of the different transaction privacy and fungibility technology being in: - Bitcoin - Grin/Beam (MimbleWimble) - Monero - Zcash - Dash - Decred We will leave time after the event for Q&As. This event will be live-streamed via the Starfish Youtube channel, and World Crypto Network. The video link will be posted when the event starts. Yes, this event is open to the public, attendance is free and we'll be serving light snacks and drinks. Remember to RSVP! Limited seats are available and we'll close the doors once we reach capacity. Remember to tag us when sharing images from the event. Twitter: @starfishsf IG: starfishcommunity #starfishcommunity #starfishsf About Starfish (venue sponsor): Starfish is a co-working space and incubator for emerging technologies with a focus on blockchain. We have over 35 member companies in the venue and host multiple value-driven community events per week, connecting the local Bay Area blockchain community. To rent a desk, or inquire about offices visit: https://www.starfishcommunity.com/coworking Reach us at [masked] or visit https://www.starfishcommunity.com/. You can sign up here: https://www.starfishcommunity.com/events

  • A Complete Guide on Onboarding to the Hedera Network

    Starfish Mission

    Presentation abstract — Join us for an educational meetup and get set up on the Hedera mainnet! As of September 16th, 2019, developers from the general public can create an account and build decentralized applications (dApps) on the Hedera Hashgraph platform. At this meetup, Hedera will evaluate some specific use cases commonly chosen by developers in the Hedera community. Together we will review some of the resources available for developers, and exactly how to get started building game-changing decentralized applications using Hedera Hashgraph’s network and services. Gehrig Kunz, Hedera Product Marketing Manager, will be presenting on the Hedera developer experience and share example SDK code to jumpstart your project. Prerequisite — Java Development Kit 11 (JDK 11) Download Here: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk11-downloads-5066655.html Event agenda — Food, drinks (30 minutes) Presentation by Hedera Hashgraph (45 minutes) Q&A (15 minutes) Networking and general discussion (30 minutes) Presentation by — Gehrig Knuz, Product Marketing Manager at Hedera Hashgraph Company Website - https://www.hedera.com Venue address — Starfish Mission 1535 Mission St San Francisco CA, 94103 Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers. Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education. Reach us at [masked] or visit https://www.starfishcommunity.com/. You can sign up here: https://www.starfishcommunity.com/events

  • How to Build Blockchain Applications in GoLang: An Education Webinar with Orbs

    Orbs is partnering with Galvanize to share how easy it is to start building blockchain solutions on the Orbs public blockchain. The goal of this session is to get you started with the Orbs network, and see how simple it is to run it locally and create contracts on top of Orbs using Golang. A Zoom meeting link will be shared with the participants who register. What is Orbs: Orbs is the hybrid blockchain offering performance as fast as centralized solutions without compromising security. Orbs has developed breakthrough technologies to achieve scale without compromising decentralization - virtual chains and Randomized Proof-of-Stake (rPoS) for speed and security. Adopting Orbs alongside Ethereum allows DApps to enjoy the best of both chains: unmatched security, liquidity and ecosystem integration, together with low-fees, production-ready scalability and suitable fee structure. This combination of Ethereum + Orbs is the optimal solution for applications with millions of users looking to adopt blockchain, today. In this session, we will cover: - The Orbs Technology Stack - Getting started using the Orbs Starter Kit - Overview of tooling - Overview of contract structure - Overview of the client-side - Creating and deploying a contract Who Should Attend: Software engineers looking to learn more about building on blockchains Industry Junior + Senior Software Engineers Anyone working with large enterprise data About Galvanize: Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following: Education – part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to supporting your company’s growth Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com. If you have specific questions regarding our Data Science Immersive course, please reach out to our Enrollment Officer, Itzel Cortes ([masked]). **By registering for this event, I understand that I am opting to receive electronic communications from Galvanize and Orbs agree to be photographed for future marketing purposes. By doing so, I am expressly overriding any prior opt-out I may have previously made to Galvanize. I understand that I can opt-out at any time.

  • ZANEAPALOOZA 3: Goodbye San Francisco

    Starfish Mission

    ZANEAPALOOZA 3 is finally here and it is an emotional one. I'm moving to New York in October, so we're going to celebrate the amazing 5 years SF (and all of you!) have given me. 🎉 It's become really trendy to hate on SF, so we're going to flip the script 🔁 Everyone knows the Bay ❤️'s costumes, so we encourage (borderline demand) you dress up as a SF/Bay Area neighborhood. What does Marina, Castro, Oakland look like to you? We'll give away a special prize 🎁 to the best costume. Here's so other random stuff we'll probably have: 🎵 Obviously the best musicians (lineup TBA) ⚡️ Interactive installations 🎨 Art exhibitions 🎭 Performers ❤️ Love I can't wait to see you all there About the location: Starfish Mission is a hub for emerging tech communities with a focus on blockchain/Web3 and AI, based out of the mid-market area in San Francisco. As an organization, and network, Starfish is committed to creating spaces and learning networks for a community of builders, and doers. Offerings at Starfish include coworking and office space, curated industry events, and education. Reach us at [masked] or visit https://www.starfishcommunity.com/. You can sign up here: https://www.starfishcommunity.com/events PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://zaneapalooza.secretparty.io/create-invite/RTPC1