Conferences as Community Gathering

Conferences as Community Gathering

Rather than treating attendees just as an audience for lectures, conferences should be a community gathering that invites people to make it an awesome experience. Here are some thoughts on how to include community in your traditional conference format, starting with a bit of history about unconferences.

Cities Built for Talent - Smart City Summit Algiers

Cities Built for Talent - Smart City Summit Algiers

I presented a keynote at the Smart City Summit Algiers talking about how cities should think about talent — attracting it, retaining it, and training it locally.

The feature image is a screenshot of Nomad List’s cities sorted by top Internet speed.

The DCS Triangle - Decentralized, Consistent, Scalable

The DCS Triangle - Decentralized, Consistent, Scalable

In this post, Trent introduces the DCS (Decentralized-Consistent-Scale) triangle as a way to compare tradeoffs among some of today’s popular decentralized systems, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, IPFS, and BigchainDB. Each system has its own complementary uses. This is an engineering statement of technology today, not of fundamental boundaries like in the CAP theorem. As engineering progress is made, Trent envisions systems that are fully DCS.

Programmable Blockchains in Context, Ethereum's future

Programmable Blockchains in Context, Ethereum's future

Vinay Gupta, “Programmable Blockchains in Context, Ethereum’s Future“:

By the end of this article, you’re going to understand blockchains in general (and Ethereum, a next-generation blockchain platform, in particular) well enough to decide what they mean to your life.