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The Thriving Career of Bitcoin Development in India | Coin Selection | Summer of Bitcoin | E01
Episode 01
The Thriving Career of Bitcoin Development in India | Coin Selection | Summer of..
In this episode, we talk with Anmol Sharma. Anmol is an - IIIT Jabalpur student and 3rd-year Electronics and Telecom engineering - SOB alumn and FOSS contributor to [bcoin](https://twitter.com/bcoin) - working as a Bitcoin Engineer in [Bold](https://twitter.com/Bold). In this episode, we covered - His Background and Introduction to SOB - His journey into the rabbit hole. - His work with @bcoin on coin-selection - The emerging Indian Bitcoin Dev community. - Required developer resources and materials. Related links: - Summer of Bitcoin: https://www.summerofbitcoin.org/ - Murch's Coin Selection Thesis: https://murch.one/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/erhardt2016coinselection.pdf - Anmol's SOB Project on Coin Selection: https://blog.summerofbitcoin.org/coin-selection-waste-metric/ - Mastering Bitcoin: https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook - Connect with Anmol: https://twitter.com/theanmolsharma_
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Empowering Africa with Bitcoin: Insights from a Bitcoin FOSS Developer | E02
Episode 02
Empowering Africa with Bitcoin: Insights from a Bitcoin FOSS Developer | E02..
In this episode, we walked with Vladimir Fomene, who is an open-source Bitcoin developer working on BDK and other rust-based Bitcoin projects. In this conversation, we covered: - His Bitcoin rabbit hole journey. - His path of getting into Bitcoin development full-time. - Qala Africa and related programs. - Bitcoin and African Adoption. Related links: - Qala Africa: https://qala.dev/ - BDK: https://bitcoindevkit.org/ - Bitcoin Africa Conference: https://www.afrobitcoin.org/ - Mastering Bitcoin: https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook - Connect with Vlad: https://twitter.com/Vlad_kwasi
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Journey of non-CS grad to working with Blockstream | Core Lightning | Summer of Bitcoin | E04
Episode 03
Journey of non-CS grad to working with Blockstream | Core Lightning | Summer of ..
In this episode, we talk with Aditya Sharma, who is a final-year student at IITBHU and interned with Blockstream via Summer of Bitcoin. In this we covered: - His journey of Bitcoin development - Summer of Bitcoin experience - Working with Blockstream - Static Channel Backup in CLN - Demo of SCB working with two CLN regtest nodes - Path ahead for future aspirants to get into Bitcoin Related Links: - Core LN: https://lightning.readthedocs.io/ - Summer of Bitcoin: https://www.summerofbitcoin.org/ - Blockstream: https://blockstream.com/ - Connect with Aditya: https://twitter.com/adityaa2011
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Bitcoin Design Career & Bitcoin Core's New UI | Summer of Bitcoin | EP 05
Episode 04
Bitcoin Design Career & Bitcoin Core's New UI | Summer of Bitcoin | EP 05..
We bring a new episode of Bitcoin Talk, wherein we join Shashwat Vangani, a final-year student at IIT Roorkee and Summer of Bitcoin intern with Bitcoin Core, and discuss his journey and design Career. ⏱️ Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction 02:40 Getting into Summer of Bitcoin 03:37 Physics Background & Transition to Bitcoin 06:12 Summer of Bitcoin Experience 11:13 Work on Bitcoin Core's New UI 12:32 Presentation on UI Revamp 22:03 Live Project Demo 34:22 Bitcoin Core's Mobile Potential 36:22 Contributing to Bitcoin as Designers & Developers 39:20 Shashwat's Future Path 41:44 Fostering Indian Developer Community in Bitcoin 45:59 Personal Perspective on Bitcoin 🌐 Related Links: - Grokking Bitcoin by Karly Rosenbaum: https://github.com/kallerosenbaum/grokkingbitcoin - Bitcoin Core GUI GitHub Repo: https://github.com/bitcoin-core/gui-qml - Bitcoin Design community: https://bitcoin.design/ - Programming Bitcoin by Jimmy Song: https://github.com/jimmysong/programmingbitcoin - Mastering Bitcoin by Andreas M. Antonopoulos: https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook - BitShala community: https://www.bitshala.org/ 👥 Connect with us and delve into the Bitcoin universe. Subscribe for more exciting insights! 🚀
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Becoming a Self-Taught Bitcoin Dev: The Desi Version | EP 06
Episode 05
Becoming a Self-Taught Bitcoin Dev: The Desi Version | EP 06..
Join us in this exciting episode of Bitcoin Talk as we sit down with Saravanan Mani, and find out about how to become a self-taught Bitcoin Developer, "The Desi Version" Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction 03:55 Experience with Bitgo 05:23 First Encounter to Bitcoin 08:41 Is Bitcoin Obvious for CS students 14:19 Proof of Work vs Proof of XYZ 20:08 Fallacy of Proof of Useful Work 24:28 Working on Bitcoin seriously 32:28 Resources to get started with 33:20 Challenges in the Bitcoin/LN Dev Ecosystem 36:24 Missing Educational Material Styles 39:20 Learning Crypto as Bitcoin Dev 43:20 Learning via a Community 51:35 Community Activities 53:30 Bitcoin and Politics 57:20 Path Forward Related Links: Mastering Bitcoin: https://github.com/bitcoinbook/bitcoinbook Programming Bitcoin: https://github.com/jimmysong/programmingbitcoin LightHouse: https://lnlighthouse.online/
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The Hard Path to Bitcoin Dev | Frontend Development | FOSS Career | EP 07
Episode 06
The Hard Path to Bitcoin Dev | Frontend Development | FOSS Career | EP 07..
Join us in this episode of Bitcoin Talk with Saiyasodharan as we explore his journey to becoming a UI/UX Developer in Bitcoin. Timestamps: 00:00 Introduction 02:50 Transition to Bitcoin Career 04:50 POW Project, Lighthouse. 06:40 Life as a Bitcoin Dev 07:20 UI/UX Landscape of Bitcoin 10:45 Cutting-edge Bitcoin UI/UX 12:10 Where to start from for UI/UX devs 13:50 Getting Involved in the Community 15:45 Design Tools 18:20 What is Bitcoin? 21:30 How Bitcoin Changed You. 25:25 Why should young people care about Bitcoin? 28:20 Why Bitcoin is Hope? 29:30 Implications of Bitcoin to Nation States. 32:00 Bitcoin India Community. Related Links: https://lnlighthouse.online/
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