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MONTHLY MEETUPS @ CAPITAL FACTORY - NEXT ONE IS NOVEMBER 18
The Collective holds meetups at Capital Factory on the third Monday of every month. They are free to attend. Every month there is some kind of presentation(s) or a panel, and each meeting starts with shoutouts from anyone in the community that wants to tell the world what they are doing, request help, look for talent, etc. There is always also time for networking. Become a member of the meetup group and receive meetup notices @ https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Blockchain-Collective-Meetup/.
Next Meetup: Monday, November 18 will focus on Blockchain as a Service. More info and RSVP @ https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Blockchain-Collective-Meetup/events/258016177/.
DIY MEMBER TOOLKIT
All members, including Community members, can leverage our DIY Member Toolkit for education and to promote their company and its related activities (product launches, partnerships, press releases, new hires, open positions, etc.). The DIY Member Toolkit is provided free of charge and its operational costs are underwritten by Patron and Supporter members. Check out this post on the Collective's Community blog to find out what the DIY Member Toolkit can do for your company.
Collective members have a permanent, full-time blockchain/crypto-related presence in the Austin, TX area. Patrons and Supporters benefit from a full range of promotion, collaboration and engagement activities. Is your company missing from the list below? If so, contact us.
Working groups provide an opportunity for Collective Patron and Supporter members to collaborate on education, marketing and business development activities.
Healthcare Working Group
This working group’s mission is to help develop, explore and promote the applications of blockchain technology that have the potential to positively impact health and healthcare outcomes for patients, the broader Austin community and the nation.
The initial members of the working group are:
Dell Medical School
Read the launch press release here.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to become a member.
Web3 Technologies Working Group
Austin Blockchain/Crypto Meetups & Related Groups
A number of local Meetups and other groups meet regularly in Austin ... please tell us if a meetup you know of is not listed. Meetups are promoted via the Collective's Twitter feed and its weekly community news blog.
Austin Bitcoin Meetup
Austin Bitcoin Developers
Austin Blockchain Collective Community Meetup
Austin Blockchain Technology/Hyperledger Austin
Austin Ethereum Meetup
Meets the last Wednesday of every month at Capital Factory. Also hosts a monthly informal happy hour on the second Wednesday of every month at Buzzmill.
Cryptocurrency Traders of Texas
Hedera Hashgraph - Austin Texas
Here are links to some free resources that you can tap into to learn more about blockchain and crypto. In particular, we want to provide businesses and individuals new to the technology with a good understanding of it, and whether it is right for them.
Also, meetups are a great way to learn more about blockchain and crypto. See a list here.
Useful News Services and Podcasts
There are a lot of news sites and podcasts out there, but the quality of many is suspect. Here are some sites that are generally deemed to be the better ones.
Coin Central (produced in Austin)
The Trust Machine
This article in The Economist in late 2015 put blockchain on the radar of many businesses. It's big picture but worth a read for sure ... https://www.economist.com/leaders/2015/10/31/the-trust-machine
Blockchain Explained at 5 Levels
Blockchain researcher Bettina Warburg explains blockchain technology to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert. Watch the video ... https://youtu.be/hYip_Vuv8J0
Robin Bloor's Explain Like I'm 5 Series
Veteran IT industry analyst Robin Bloor - now at Algebraix Data - has written some blogs to explain blockchain technology ...
Antony Lewis (who now works at R3) has written quite a few blogs about blockchain and cryptocurrency in an effort to explain what the technology is about. Here are a few of his writings.
Avoiding the Pointless Blockchain Project
Blockchain for Dummies
This inexpensive book - 2nd edition now available - explains the basics of blockchain and highlights a number of different platforms ... https://www.amazon.com/Blockchain-Dummies-Tiana-Laurence/dp/1119555019/ref=sr_1_1_sspa