Pricey Ethereum neighborhood, builders, and researchers,
On the first-ever Devconnect final year in Amsterdam in 2022, we got here collectively for per week of in-depth workshops and discussions. Many who participated in the periods and conversations instructed us they felt Devconnect had a major influence on the ecosystem by driving progress in tangible methods.
Many expressed their needs for Devconnect to occur once more, and after we noticed the influence, we strongly agreed. At the moment, we are able to lastly share that Devconnect is coming again and is deliberate for November 13-19 this year in Istanbul! 🇹🇷
What is Devconnect?
Devconnect is a week-long gathering that options impartial Ethereum occasions, every with a singular focus. The purpose is to concentrate on in-depth periods on particular matters and to convey the Ethereum neighborhood collectively in smaller teams to speak, study, and make severe progress in particular topics. Occasions throughout Devconnect can be impartial and hosted by consultants in these domains — which may very well be you! Our crew will assist foster coordination in order that hosts have logistical assist, and assurance that there is minimal overlap of comparable domains to keep away from pulling members in completely different instructions. All through the week we can even preserve a coworking area for collaboration for all who’re .
Most occasions will goal an viewers of consultants or fans in the precise area of the occasion to allow thorough understanding and discussions. Not like a ordinary convention, we would like this week-long gathering to facilitate the deep discussions and conversations which are wanted to proceed to enhance Ethereum.
Devconnect is a pure candidate to use subtraction, and we’re wanting ahead to seeing the occasions, influence, and progress the neighborhood can create throughout this week. If you’d prefer to host an occasion, keep tuned for extra assets and knowledge.
Moreover, we’d additionally like to emphasise that Devconnect ≠ Devcon, which is able to stay our principal occasion, and we’re excited to convey Devcon 7 to Southeast Asia in 2024.
Why Istanbul 🇹🇷
Over the previous months, we noticed one neighborhood of builders and college students stand out: the Turkish Ethereum neighborhood has labored exhausting to advertise Istanbul. Nonetheless, we completely evaluated many choices for the situation of Devconnect 2023, visited a number of potential areas, toured venues, and checked for availability. We thought-about many choices and evaluated every location earlier than making our remaining resolution.
We’re excited to convey Devconnect to Istanbul, the colourful metropolis of Türkiye, the place two continents meet, and we sit up for internet hosting an unbelievable occasion for the worldwide Ethereum developer neighborhood.
However whereas we would like this to be a joyful message, we additionally acknowledge and have had on our minds the devastating earthquakes that so closely impacted southeast Turkey and northwest Syria, and affected the lives of tens of millions. Our hearts exit to all who misplaced family members or their properties.
The area will want help for a very long time, and if you prefer to contribute to the donations, right here is a list that some members of the neighborhood have put collectively. We hope the choice to convey Devconnect to Istanbul can present our help, and encourage others to help this area in other ways.
We perceive that considerations about earthquake security is perhaps in your thoughts. Whereas Istanbul was not bodily impacted by the latest earthquake, we’ll maintain monitoring the state of affairs intently. We hope to satisfy you quickly and collectively, allow us to create one thing significant and particular in Istanbul throughout Devconnect this November.
In selecting Istanbul because the host metropolis for Devconnect 2023, we purpose to capitalize on its distinctive place as a bridge between East and West. Accessibility is a key precedence, and acquiring visas for attendees from most international locations can be comparatively straightforward. Istanbul, being one of many world’s main vacationer hubs, is well-equipped with a significant worldwide airport to welcome guests from across the globe. Istanbul’s environment friendly native metro, and abundance of appropriate venues for neighborhood occasions make it the proper location for Devconnect 2023.
The engaged area people and quite a few scholar blockchain golf equipment in the area additional strengthen our perception in the potential of this vibrant metropolis. We’re assured that Istanbul’s distinctive mix of historical past, tradition, and modernity will present an inspiring backdrop for the worldwide Ethereum developer neighborhood to return collectively, collaborate with these passionate teams, and drive innovation for Ethereum.
Mark your calendars: Devconnect IST, November 13-19, 2023.
Extra updates, particulars, and a schedule of occasions coming quickly on our website and on Twitter! Within the meantime, see you at one of many many different community events taking place this year.
EF Devconnect crew