Montana, US This was a busy week, because of the hackathon submission & judging process, and publishing the RiB July newsletter. Since we started the road trip last week, we spent almost two days on the road. Each Airbnb we’ve stayed in was great, and I especially like the cabin surrounded by mountains in Montana. It has amazing expansive views from all directions, such that I can see the sunrise and sunset.
Utah, US The theme of this week is “hacking or hiking”. We hiked in different new trails and enjoyed all of them a lot. I took many photos and videos. I published the one-year-celebration post for RiB after a delay of a few weeks. We finished our BigAnnouncement project’s MVP and started polishing a bit before the submission. BigAnnouncement.eth hacks I finished our Solidity contract by adding a function for the creator to withdraw ETH.
Utah, US This week, I mainly spent time on hacking and reading documentation. Different from Rust documentation, the Solidity documentation is full of warnings about how not to write contracts. There isn’t much about its language syntax. A weird but must-use tool for building smart contracts on Ethereum. BigAnnouncement.eth hacks We finished our MVP roadmap, but need to do more detailed work, such as verification, error handling, and withdrawal. I am writing the Solidity contract slowly.
Utah, US This week, we moved out of Provo to Park City for a short vacation. Park City is cool. It’s a skiing city for tourists, and we expected there would be few people in summer. But we actually saw many people there for biking – there are a lot of trails among those mountains. BigAnnouncement.eth hacks Our HackFS project, The Big Announcement, went well according to our MVP Roadmap, though the journey wasn’t that smooth.
Utah, US This week I spent most of my time on IPFS and Ethereum related products for my HackFS project – bigannouncement.eth. The organizers arranged several online workshops: HackFS YouTube. Each showcased live coding, and attendees asked questions frequently. Speakers made mistakes sometimes, and they were pretty comfortable with that. They debugged and fixed mistakes confidently. I especially like Austin’s workshop, Connecting ETH to IPFS. He brought his optimistic attitude and experience about building on Ethereum.
Utah, US This week, I joined a hackathon, HackFS. It’s a 30 days online hackathon, in which you build stuff on IPFS and Filecoin. This must be the first time I participate in a hackathon as a hacker, rather than an organizer. Exciting! The experience so far is pretty good. The event is very well organized. Clear documentation, email follow up, staking to participate, slack channels for info sharing, pre-team-up spreadsheet, and so on.