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.
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.
Fred Ehrsam's post "Accelerating Evolution through Forking", where he examines some of the issues around blockchain forking, including economic incentives.
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.
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.