Blockchain Community Group Telecon

25 Jan 2017

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Mountie, Manu, Marta, Evo


<mountie> mountie, evo, marta, manu

<scribe> scribe: manu

Construct Conference

marta: Who is going to be at Construct


Construct is CoinDesk's first blockchain developer conference, curated by and for technologists.

marta: There will be a bunch of speakers from industry/academia. They still have some tickets left, you can still get in.
... Two day event, several people from Blockstream will be there.

3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123

marta: Wondering if anyone from here will be planning to go there?

mountie: This is a lunar holiday in Korea, China, so probably not a lot of eastern attendance.

marta: I will be talking about this group and how folks can participate. Seeing how that goes.

mountie: We had scheduled ... building under Blockchain CG - just the Korean members, we got some sponsors and have a plan to open an international conference in July.
... This will be around more general issues
... Two day conference.
... Hope to introduce new members via that venue.

Getting New Members

manu: Trying to get people interested in Blockchain HTTP APIs - been talking with Evernym and BigChainDB folks.

marta: I met with Dmitri with BigChainDB, so continue to bump into each other at different conferences.

manu: There are some Verifiable Claims stuff we're working on with Evernym that we'd like to bring into this group, will try to do that more as time goes on.

Use Cases


Manu provides update on use cases document... basic structure is there. We need to start filling out sections.

manu: We have a list of use cases, but many of them were proposed by people that are not showing up to the call.

marta: yes, we need to put in use cases that have active participation. Working on Google Doc is a good way to go about this.

mountie: From China, accessing Google Docs or Facebook is restricted. We have to choose another way.
... We show changes through mailing list...

marta: I can take an action to send snapshots out once every week of the current state of the document.

mountie: I will try to pull the initial document to Blockchain CG homepage to collect information.

manu: We may want to focus on getting more use cases in there and not as much on the rest of the document right now.
... For example, not clear to me what the roles are yet.

mountie: Are roles technologies or people?

Manu: We've tried to focus on people and the things they want to accomplish, so people... not things like user agents or blockchain nodes.

<scribe> ACTION: Manu to detail several use cases in the document. [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2017/01/25-blockchain-minutes.html#action01]

<mountie> manu is disconnected.

marta: ... the way we think about blockchain applications has to be different from what we think about today.

mountie: I'll send out document links

Meeting in April

marta: We have a possibility of meeting in April around Rebooting Web of Trust and IEEE - suggest we try meeting in Paris.

manu: +1, I'll be there.

marta: It might be easier for people to meet up there.

mountie: Not just our meeting, RWoT and IEEE

marta: I will send out that link after the call. Suggest that we meet in April via the mailing list.

mountie: I'll try to go to Paris... will try to make time.

Introduction to Evo

evo: Hi, my name is Evo... I joined your group around two weeks ago, this is my first Blockchain CG meeting. My background is in IT, team leader in an emailing organization. I have background in senior project management, interested in BI, Blockchain, Big Data.
... I'm moving into the financial services group, just listening in - need IRC address.
... I'm in Oregon.

mountie: In Korea

Manu: In Virginia, US.

Summary of Action Items

[NEW] ACTION: Manu to detail several use cases in the document. [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2017/01/25-blockchain-minutes.html#action01]

Summary of Resolutions

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