Re: #SharedCrypto team-specific hack-a-thon? #SharedCrypto

Hart Montgomery

I can't promise anything since I haven't confirmed yet, but I might be able to offer space at our Sunnyvale campus either before or after Real World Crypto  (but probably before, since it's a Wed-Fri event) this coming January.  If it's a small group, then I can almost certainly do it.


I doubt RWC is a good venue for a hackathon though--people are usually pretty drained from going to the talks all day.  I've never seen anyone try to do a hackathon in conjunction with an IACR conference before, and I'd be worried about turnout (RWC may be an exception to this rule, but I'd be surprised).  Most people are there to go to talks and socialize, not hack.  It would be difficult to get new people. 


Are lots of people on this list planning on coming to RWC?  If so, at minimum I can try to plan for a crypto-lib workday on the Tuesday before RWC.






From: labs@... [mailto:labs@...] On Behalf Of Geater, Jon
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 1:03 PM
To: David Huseby <dhuseby@...>; labs@...
Subject: Re: [Hyperledger Labs] #SharedCrypto team-specific hack-a-thon?


I think it’s a good idea.  The Crypto Lib is a very good fit for a hackathon in my opinion - lots of small jobs, lots of specialist edges that will benefit from a quick injection of niche skills, no distracting demo UI pressure...





Jon Geater

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On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 8:45 PM +0100, "David Huseby" <dhuseby@...> wrote:

Hi Crypto-Lib Team,
We're busy building the 2019 budget and I was considering setting
aside some money so that HL could pay for space/snacks/swag for doing
crypto-lib specific hack-a-thons that coincide with events such as
Real World Crypto.  Since we're all likely to be attending these
conferences, it might make sense to take advantage of that and get
some space for us to meet in during the evenings or the day after the
I'm looking for feedback from the rest of you on if you think it is a
good idea and a good use of HL resources.  Please respond ASAP.
David Huseby
Security Maven, Hyperledger
The Linux Foundation

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