Hands-on with NEAR Protocol, Cosmos, and Fluence

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Starfish Mission - Blockchain Coworking space

1535 Mission St · San Francisco, CA

How to find us

Use the double doors to enter the "building". Take the flight of stairs (or elevator) to the top. Turn left and walk through the double doors and...Boom!!! Starfish Mission. Engaged.

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NEAR Protocol (https://nearprotocol.com/) and friends from Cosmos (https://cosmos.network/ https://www.tendermint.com/) and Fluence (https://fluence.network/) are coming together for the Devnet and Mainnet demo night at Starfish Mission.

Learn how to build user-friendly and scalable dapps with a developer friendly IDE and reliable infrastructure.

18.00 — Doors open, drinks & snacks
18.30 — Building Decentralized Databases for Web3. Devnet Demo.
Alexander Demidko, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder, Fluence Labs.
19.00 — The latest breakthroughs in Blockchain Sharding. DevNet demo.
Alex Skidanov, CEO & Co-founder, NEAR Protocol.
19.30 — Cosmos Hub launch, bonded proof-of-stake, Cosmos IBC.
Zaki Manian, Director of Tendermint Labs & Contributor at Cosmos
20.00 — Networking & snacks

Alex Skidanov, CEO & Co-founder at NEAR Protocol, will walk the audience through what’s required to reach mass adoption, and how the future can play out in both short-term and long-term. Furthermore, Alex will perform a live coding session and walk the audience through NEAR DevNet and development experience demo.

About the speaker Alexander Skidanov

Alex started his professional career at Microsoft in 2009, then joined memSQL in 2011 as Engineer #1, where he worked for 5 years as Architect and Director of Engineering. He is a 2x ICPC medalist (gold in 2008 and bronze in 2005).

Are you curious to learn more about NEAR or get started playing sooner?

The best place to start is by reading the plain-English Beginner's Guide to the NEAR blockchain at https://near.ai/beginner. There are tons of resources to help you more at the end of this.

If you just want to dive into the community and talk to the core team, join our Discord channel at http://www.near.chat

If you want to start playing with code, view the docs at https://docs.nearprotocol.com or dive into the web-based IDE at https://studio.nearprotocol.com.

If you're already deep into blockchain development and want to have a more substantial conversation about how to build your app as a launch partner of NEAR's, reach out directly to [masked].

This event is free to attend. Refreshments provided by NEAR Protocol.

Coworking space provided by Starfish Mission

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, incubator support, curated industry events, education, research groups. You can reach us at [masked] or visit www.starfish.network.