I’m very pleased to announce the planning for our first Seattle meetup!
It’s been great to see the amount of interest that’s been shown for a Cardano meetup in Seattle, and this thread will be the discussion point to make sure the first meetup is a fun and informative experience for everyone.
As a basic starting template to flush this out - here’s some rough ideas based on discussions with a number of interested people:
time - end of March / early April (Mar 26 - Apr 6?)
location - Bellevue/Redmond (Eastside) WA…or possibly Seattle proper but depends on what meeting format we want to do.
Venue - we could do either restaurant with private room, or I’m actually wondering if MSFT may let us use one of their meeting rooms. I’ve given some presentations there though that was for MSFT user groups…but they might be amenable. Other options could be Columbia tower room (if anyone has membership there?), Met market is where Sammamish startups is meeting this Thursday for blockchain meeting, etc.
Agenda - besides the standard meet and greet, do we want to have some presentations and/or guided discussions? I’m thinking both some technical and some general?
*Edit update - Jon from Cardano Foundation indicated there is an overview of the Cardano Foundation role in the ecosystem they would like to have presented, so that would be a great initial topic to start with.
Shelley release is likely live or nearly live so could range from staking/wallet, dApps, cardano vs other crypto (technical merits, future dapps, etc. I mean…not price movements lol).
I would tentatively volunteer a talk on DAG’s vs blockchain if that’s of interest since it’s very possible Ouroboros Hydra will in fact be a form of DAG (and help quell the mystery that many cryptos’ market by invoking DAG lol).
Another dev I know that will likely attend has been learning K framework to get ready for Cardano smart contracts so I could see if he would be interested in a brief overview presentation?
And other ideas - please feel free to post below what topics would (or would not!) be of interest and we can shape it appropriately.
Note that if we do presentations/discussion, it would be great to have it video’ed and we can post it out here on the forums for those who can’t attend to see/view later.
Anyway, look forward to your input and our first annual Seattle Cardano meetup!