In our last post, we outlined Devconnect as a week-long gathering that will feature independent Ethereum events, which aim to bring the Ethereum community together in smaller groups to talk, learn about, or make serious progress on specific subjects. Learn more at Devconnect.org
Announcing Devconnect Dates
Save the date: Devconnect is scheduled to take place in Amsterdam between April 18-25 2022.
While we continue to closely monitor evolving COVID-measures in Amsterdam, things are progressing in the right direction, and we’re organizing quickly. With that, we wanted to share a lot more about what you’ll find in Amsterdam.
By (and for) everyone: Devconnect’s Evolving Schedule
Let’s talk about content. Each event during Devconnect week will be independently hosted and curated by experts in different domains, as innovators look to continue to improve Ethereum.
Keep in mind that we want Devconnect to be productive, which means smaller audiences for some events, as relevant experts in these specific domains get to work. Most of these pieces, including ticketing, are up to the organizers of each session (not the Devconnect team). And we’ll keep our schedule updated over at Devconnect.org so that you can see further additions as they come together.
Oh(!), and there will be space for everyone to collaborate, more on that in a moment!
Which types of summits are on the calendar as of now? Here are just a few — check out the Devconnect schedule for the full list!
And summary of some of the first events is below:
|ETH Day||Ethereum Amsterdam||April 18, 2022||Amsterdam will be hosting Devconnect for a week, gathering the brightest developers and Ethereum builders. Want to get a glimpse? Immerse yourself into the latest Ethereum developments, on April 18th at the Beurs Van Berlage.|
|Layer Two Amsterdam||L2BEAT||April 19, 2022 → April 20, 2022||A two-day technical conference dedicated to Ethereum L2 Scaling. Meet industry leaders: builders and developers, learn during talks and panels and dig deeper by attending workshops.|
|Web2 –> Web3 Dev Bootcamp||ChainShot||April 20, 2022 → April 21, 2022||Are you new to Web3? Get to know the tools that you’ll need to feel comfortable deploying and interacting with smart contracts.|
|ETHconomics||The Robust Incentives Group||April 21, 2022||ETH as an economic asset is critical to the security of Ethereum. RIG, economists, and others spend a day digging into the economics of Ether|
|DeFi Day||Ethereum Amsterdam||TBA||A day all about the novel world of DeFi: infrastructure, risk management, governance, UX, and more!|
|Staking Gathering||ETHStaker||April 19, 2022 → April 21, 2022||Everything about ETH staking. We welcome New Stakers interested in learning more about staking, Experienced Stakers looking to learn about new trends, and upcoming topics, Developers interested in contributing to open-sorce solo staking projects, and EthStaker community members that just want to hang out.|
|Web3 UX Unconference||Ethereum UX Community||April 23, 2022||Potential Working Groups: Sign-in with ethereum, Multichain Wallets, L2 onboarding/education, L1-L2 bridging UX, L2-Dapp Interaction UX, Staking + Validator UX & more.|
|Security is Key||Secureum||April 21, 2022 → April 22, 2022||A small intimate event for those who are pushing the boundaries of Ethereum security, especially smart contract security.|
|ETHAmsterdam Hackathon||ETHGlobal||April 22, 2022 → April 24, 2022||Join ETHGlobal as the Ethereum community converges upon Amsterdam for hacking, summits, and side events celebrating the energy in the ecosystem.|
|Build an ETH dapp in 7 hours||BuildSpace||TBA||Want to break into Web3 development? Come for a day with just your basic Web2 development skills, and leave with a shipped Ethereum dApp!|
|Layer 1 Research Event||EF Research Team||April 18, 2022 → April 19, 2022||A small two day meeting for those deeply involved in Layer 1 research — Statelessness, Portal network, ASE, state expiry, verkle trees, execution, client design, proof-of-stake, sharding, and more.|
|Global Governance Gathering||DAOist||April 18, 2022 → April 19, 2022||This will be a different “The DAOist”. Day 1 will be dedicated to manifesting intentional coordination between DAOs and will be attended only by people who work in and for DAOs daily. Day 2 will be open to the public as usual.|
|Schelling Point – Amsterdam||Gitcoin||April 21, 2022||We believe that Ethereum is a schelling point for the hopeful & we have come together to build a better world. By co-creating this schelling point, we will reconnect with why we’re actually here & accelerate these narratives: self-sovereignty, coordination technology, regenerative economic experiments, radical markets, solarpunk lore, & the many fruits of public goods.|
|Solidity Summit!||Solidity Team||April 20, 2022||This Solidity Summit day is for anyone involved and interested in the Solidity language and the ecosystem around it. It features talks & discussions on Solidity, Yul, language design and tooling.|
|Formal Verification hangout||FV team + Friends||April 19, 2022||During the FV hangout day, we’ll have open discussions, small breakout groups, technical sessions, anything FV and hangout related, instead of a day of talks|
|Web2 to Web3 Class||0xHack / TrueFi||TBA||Small, focused multi-day bootcamp to teach the necessary skills for Web2 developers to enter the Web3 world!|
|Dark Forest, Ember, and Friends: D.E.F.C.O.N.||0xPARC||April 19, 2022||Building, playing, and hacking on crypto-native games. Participants: Dark Forest, Lattice, Conquest.eth.|
|Gathering of Ethereum Magicians||Ethereum Magicians||April 23, 2022 → April 24, 2022||The aim of the Ethereum Magicians Council is to solve coordination issues within Ethereum core, improve coordination within the groups in the ecosystem, build public goods mainly infrastructure based and discuss how we can improve infrastructure.|
|AppliedZK Showcase||0xPARC & Applied ZKP Team||April 23, 2022 → April 24, 2022||Facilitate knowledge transfer between applied ZK developers at different levels of the stack, demonstrate the importance of application-specific ZK technology, and increase the legibility of ZK crypto to the crypto space broadly.|
The Devconnect Co-Work is a place to work, and a space to relax. While all of the events happening throughout the week are independently organized, this co-working space will be officially hosted by the Devconnect team and features space to:
- Work: Tables, wifi, and outlets
- Relax: Comfy areas to relax alone or in a small group
- Collaborate: Several meeting rooms available for informal meetings (first come first serve)
- Energize: Light snacks and drinks will be offered throughout.
And most importantly, passes to the Co-Work are open to all Devconnect attendees looking to work together and hang out between sessions, so come meet with old and new friends alike.
City Guide: Get to know Amsterdam
Before you fly, check out our Amsterdam City Guide, where you can find information about the city, learn about how to get around, or find places to stay, eat, pay with tokens and more.
Amsterdam is known as one of the world’s most multicultural cities. Like Ethereum, it can mean many things to many different people, and there’s something interesting for everyone. We hope you’ll find a few places to get started by using the guide.
Volunteer Call! Want to help?
Devconnect can’t take place without a group of dedicated, passionate volunteers ready to help keep the show on the road. Whether you’re an experienced event organizer or volunteer, or a first-time attendee looking for a way to meet people and get involved, please reach out using the Volunteer Form below, and join the team in Amsterdam!
We can’t wait to get together in Amsterdam in April, and in Bogota later in 2022. Stay tuned to Devconnect.org, and to @EFDevconnect on twitter for more information on exact dates and locations soon, and to the EF blog. See you all soon.
While Devconnect will be sponsor-free, independent events happening throughout Devconnect may be looking for sponsorship. If you’re interested in sponsoring, check out relevant events to see if they are accepting sponsorships.