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Special Developer Event: Gavin Wood and Jeffrey Wilcke teach Ethereum

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This is a special event with both ethereum lead developers Gavin Wood and Jeffrey Wilcke.

Please insure you have the ethereum clients binaries installed on your machines before you arrive!


Do you like the bleeding edge? Do you dream in statically typed languages? Do you want to be able to tell your children "I was there" when they watch videos of Ethereum circa 2014?

Then please RSVP to register your interest in attending a developer-specific event, focused on learning how to program smart contracts in Serpent, LLL and Mutan. Leading the group will be both Jeffrey Wilcke and Gavin Wood, the ethereum developers.

This event will be provided free of charge. Attendance is limited to 30 for now. Unfortunately until we find a sponsor we won't be able to provide refreshments and food, but a cafe is available in the same building with vegatarian options if required.

We expect it to last a whole day, with 1/2 dedicated to learn everything about Ethereum, smart contracts and their decentralized GUIs, followed by a mini hackathon until max 9pm.

Level of skills required is fairly high as Ethereum is currently rapidly iterating over its software. Please insure you have the client installed on your platform before arriving. A step by step tutorial can be found at:

Ideal background would be 2+ years of Go, C++ or Java development, although anyone who can fluently program in any other high level language should be at home, too.

We reserve the right to refuse entry and will validate the guest list to make sure everyone has a good time with peers of the same skill level. Everyone who RSVPs will be contacted via Skype to coordinate the event.


Once again, the venue and date is secured thanks to the amazing people at the The Escalator ( ). Their twitter handle is @LondonEscalator (

Once you are at the address (you can't miss it, it's a huge building!), enter the Foxcroft and Ginger Cafe, to the left of the big dog mural and make your way upstairs. There will be Ethereum signs, but not necessarily staff to welcome you as it's a Saturday.

Here's a link to handy map:

By Tube: Stop in WhiteChapel or Stepney Green, it's a 7 minute walk.

By Bus: 25, 205 and N205 all stop nearby.