What we're about

Portland BitDevs is strictly focused on Bitcoin & the Lightning Network! With that said, this meetup is for EVERYONE of all Bitcoin knowledge levels (technical & general).

**Socratic Seminar** 1st Sunday of each month

The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion. Inspired by other Bitdevs around the country, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols.

We'll spend the first half of the event discussing technical components: pull requests in the Bitcoin Core, lnd, network statistics, research papers, technical blog posts, and other relevant content.

During the second half, we will have a more broad-reaching educational discussion (generally in the form of a fireside chat or presentation), followed by feedback and Q&A.

To complete the meeting, members are free to present open-source projects, companies, research, and other relevant materials.

**Additional Details**
Please contact the organizers if you'd like to present at the Socratic event or have a recommended topic for discussion: eddy at portlandbitdevs (dot) com.

We always have dinner right after our Socratic Seminar events (see event page for more information).

Join our Telegram group: https://t.me/+hk_V3SDCnDE1MWNh

A post will be made on the day of the event which outlines discussion topics. Archives of discussion topics and presentations can be found in the event descriptions of past meetups.

Upcoming events (2)

Socratic Seminar #10: Arik Sosman

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion. Inspired by other Bitdevs around the country, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols.

Arik Sosman is a software engineer at Spiral, an open-source bitcoin initiative at Block (formerly Square). This will be a great opportunity to pick his brain and learn about all the amazing things he’s working on!

**Additional Details**

After BitDevs, we will be hanging out at the Lucky Labrador eating/drinking until they close at 9pm.

Join our Telegram group: https://t.me/PortlandBitDevs

Parking: there's only street parking (as far as I know) so make sure to get here early!

Questions: email me at [masked]

Socratic Seminar #11: SeedSigner

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion. Inspired by other Bitdevs around the country, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols.

SeedSigner is an open-source project centered around a bitcoin signing device, commonly referred to as a hardware wallet. SeedSigner's software allows you to convert a few hardware items into a fully functioning bitcoin storage device.

The goal of SeedSigner is to offer people an alternative self-custody solution that lowers the cost and complexity of Bitcoin multi-signature wallet use. SeedSigner allows anyone to build a verifiably air-gapped, stateless Bitcoin signing device that helps users save with Bitcoin. The SeedSigner device assists with bitcoin security by providing a trustless private key generation and multi-signature wallet setup and helps users transact with Bitcoin via a secure, air-gapped QR-exchange signing model.

**Additional Details**

After BitDevs, we will be hanging out at the Lucky Labrador eating/drinking until they close at 9pm.

Join our Telegram group: https://t.me/PortlandBitDevs

Parking: there's only street parking (as far as I know) so make sure to get here early!

Questions: email me at [masked]

Past events (10)

Socratic Seminar #9: Happy New Year!

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

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