Fall brings cold temperatures to many places, and the thought of going to Cancun, Mexico sounds great! From November 1st to the 4th, the Ethereum Foundation Developers Conference was held. The conference also called “Devcon 3” was 100% sold out!
The event organizers realized this year’s annual conference was going to be quite popular. Over the past 3 months, logistics had to change so that attendees could enjoy 4 times more space, complimentary streaming presentations from the Main Hall. The final event included 2.5 times more presentations.
If you did not attend Devcon3, look for the 2017 presentations which will be posted online. So there is the opportunity to see the top experts and have some of the experience of being at the conference even if you weren’t able to get a ticket.
Speakers talked about every aspect of Ethereum that would interest investors and developers. Some of the presentations included “Regulatory Update and Look Ahead” by Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh, “Ethereum in 25 Minutes, Version MMXVII” by Vitalik Buterin and “Sikorka – Proof of Presence for Blockchain Applications” by Lefteris Karapetsas.
Not only could you attend presentations in the Main Hall, but there were talks in the Breakout Hall too. Because the Ethereum Foundation focused on making improvements to their conference’s capacity, they provided a top quality learning experience for everyone. This was “the” conference to attend if you are passionate about Ethereum.
The conference was held at Cancun ICC (the International Convention Center), which is located in the Hotel Zone of Cancun, Mexico. Guests had lovely scenic views of Cancun, especially of the beaches. But we can imagine that they spent much more time talking about crypto than looking at the ocean!
Researchers and university professionals submitted proposals to be presented at the 2017 conference. While Ethereum is a relatively young crypto starting in summer 2014, it is exciting to see its growth and the minds who are considering its potential for business, government, organizations and global functioning.
This conference welcomed everyone who is passionate about Ethereum. Devcon3 offered special pricing, especially both for students as well as individual developers.
Cryptocurrency is quite popular, so it will come as no surprise that this event had quite a few sponsors. The Universal (top level) sponsor was Status. The Galactic sponsor was Microsoft. The Global Sponsors were Bitcoin.com, omisego, Santiment, Funfair and Wanxiang Blockchain Labs. There were also Ecosystem sponsors that included JAAK, Streamr and golem. There were many Community sponsors such as AMIS, nuco, Crypto Valley and Opera Incubator.
The conference was run by the Ethereum Foundation. Their mission & vision is “to promote and support Ethereum platform and base layer research, development and education to bring decentralized protocols and tools to the world that empower developers to produce next generation decentralized applications (dapps), and together build a more globally accessible, more free and more trustworthy Internet.”
Did you miss this year’s conference? Remember that presentations will be put online, so you can learn from these top experts. If Ethereum is a favorite crypto of yours, keep a lookout for next year’s conference in the fall of 2018!