[Council of Paris 2019] Call for Rings

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Council of Paris

  • When: March 4, 2019
  • Where: CNAM - 292 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003, Paris, same venue as ETHCC

Basic details:

Website: https://ethereumevents.global/events/2019-council-of-paris/ 28

Agenda: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BYudpf2TfjO-qbAoSuzFBH0Ab_BRiQJ31VUhGoc6n_Y/htmlview

Registration: https://pretix.eu/ethmagicians/councilofparis2019/ 40

Sponsors who want to pay with fiat: https://opencollective.com/ethmagicians-eu/events/council-of-paris-2019-27245ev


Please fill out this form:

Session Interest Form to help us schedule rooms

If you can facilitate or take notes for a session, check this guide out.

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to develop an understanding of which rings are participating in the Council of Paris and who is participating on each ring.

Further discussion here:

More broadly, don’t worry too much about “rings” – if there is a topic, EIP, or experience around the Ethereum ecosystem you’d like to discuss, please add yourself here. We’ll be wrangling the agenda so everyone has room and time to meet. As well, your job is to spread the word and get people to sign up. You can even consider having an organizing call ahead of Paris, write up some wiki or HackMD pages, or in general prep for having productive meetings during the time we are alll together in person.

Please suggest a new ring and begin to organize if you know of a set of related EIPs or significant issues in the Ethereum community.

The reason why it was determined to follow with this format and list the most popular rings of Prague 2018, is to ensure there will be continued dialogue, progress and accountability over the action items suggested in the rings. New rings will be added from the form.

Suggestion: if you think you will be a facilitator for a ring, please put “facilitator” next to your name under participants. If someone else already has a facilitator title, please coordinate with them.

Exact times and rooms will be assigned as part of agenda wrangling process.

Rings

1. Education

Working doc: https://hackmd.io/k166XmT8S5ysdHA_uXM02g#

To provide direction and process flow for knowledge management in the Ethereum ecosystem. The three main directives will be to help with:

  • Educating ourselves (those currently in the Ethereum community)

  • Educating the rest of the world (either devs or non technical community)

  • How we bring devs to opensource (grow the technical engagement of Ethereum)

Desired outcome(s):

Topics of Discussion

  • Newcomer education and broadening understanding for non-tech audiences

  • Discuss & Build on education models being currently worked on

  • B9 labs and DoD education for 1000 devs - progress update

Interested Participants

  • Simona Pop

  • María Paula Fernández

  • James Beck

  • Elias Hasse (Facilitator)

  • Aidan

  • Adeola

2. Wallet Ring

Notes from session: https://hackmd.io/s/r17bqknUV

Make wallets more useful, interoperable, user friendly, decentralized, secure, accessible.

Topics of Discussion

  • Please suggest in this doc.

Participants

  • You!

3. Signaling Ring

Discuss the problem of signaling and measuring preferences in decentralized networks.

Topics of Discussion

  • Please suggest in this doc.

Participants

  • Daniel Kronovet

  • You!

4. Fund Recovery Ring

Topics of Discussion

  • Please suggest in this doc.

Interested Participants

  • Afri 5chdn

5. Meta Magicians Ring

Discuss rings, events, operations, and how we can scale and organize together.

Topics of Discussion

  • Role of FEM

  • Your suggestion

Interested Participants

  • Boris Mann (facilitator)

  • Peter Mauric

  • Adeola

6. Security Ring

Discuss security community structure and planning.

Topics of Discussion

  • Please suggest in this doc.

Participants

  • You!

7. Token Ring

Discuss token standards.

Topics of Discussion

  • Modelling securities with tokens

  • Intersection of security tokens with exchanges (centralised & DEX)

  • Confidential transactions with security tokens

Participants

  • Adam Dossa (Polymath)

  • James Waugh

8. Business Models Ring

Discuss business models (streaming money, subscriptions, NFTs, ERC20 tokens) for dapps

Notes from 2018/10/29: https://hackmd.io/W11KX6Y9R3idXXhN2tHFzA

Topics of Discussion

  • Please suggest in this doc.

Participants

  • María Paula Fernández

  • Colin Platt

  • Yalda Mousavinia

  • Aqeel Mohammad

  • Thomas Jay Rush

  • Simona Pop

  • Adeola

9. Oracle Ring

Discuss oracles and their interfaces for smart contracts (EIP 1154 or equivalent)

Topics of Discussion

  • Please suggest in this doc.

Participants

  • Hadrien Croubois (Amxx)

  • You!

10. Data Ring

Discuss issues related to on-chain and off-chain data including size, usability, scalability, openess, etc. We will investigate difficulties and opportunities.

Topics of Discussion

  • Full nodes versus light nodes - known issues

  • The “Infura Problem”

  • DappNode, Denode, VIPNode

  • State Trie Pruning, Blockchain Pruning

  • State Rent Proposals

  • Publishing Data (can we avoid capture and censorship?)

Participants

  • Thomas Jay Rush (TrueBlocks)

  • Ankit CHIPLUNKAR (tokenanalyst)

  • You!

11. Trust & Reputation

Discuss issues related to on-chain reputation, uses, misuse, reputation models.

Topics of Discussion

  • Transferrable reputation: how to avoid what happened with the donut experiment

  • Staking reputation for voting (Colony’s model)

  • Decentralized reputation

  • Etymology of trust and trustless - how we define the tools we build for a globalized audience

Participants

  • Daniel Kronovet

  • María Paula Fernández

  • Hadrien Croubois (Amxx)

  • Yalda Mousavinia

  • Aqeel Mohammad

  • James Waugh

  • Lili Feyerabend

  • You!

12. EIPs & Ecosystem Standards

Topics of Discussion

  • EIP Process, especially core EIPs and hardfork planning

  • Istanbul hardfork

Interested Participants

  • Hadrien Croubois (Amxx)

  • Boris Mann (facilitator)

13. Ethereum Roadmap

Topics of Discussion

  • Continue the work done in Prague and catch up with the current existing roadmaps

  • Discuss Ethereum 1x

Interested Participants

  • María Paula Fernández (co-facilitating/ taking notes)

  • Daniel Kronovet

  • Simona Pop

  • Lane

  • Colin Platt

  • Chris Remus

  • Boris Mann

  • Hadrien Croubois (Amxx)

  • Greg Colvin

  • Adeola

  • Gregory Markou

14. Web3 UX

Discuss the progress of Web 3.0 application UX since the Devcon reunions. Identify pain points and potentially come up with vocabulary to describe the tools we use to a non-crypto audience.

Topics of Discussion

  • Vocabulary

  • UX painpoints

  • Teams building with top notch UX

Participants

  • María Paula Fernández

  • Hadrien Croubois (Amxx)

  • Simona Pop

  • Marko

  • Yalda Mousavinia

  • Aqeel Mohammad

  • Lili Feyerabend

  • James Beck

  • You!

15. Whisper-v2: Universal Secure Messaging for ETH2

Ethereum becomes a heterogeneous network of shards and different L2-nodes. It implies changes on secure messaging. Now many projects are reimplementing secure messaging instead of using whisper. It is a sign of an adoption problem. Let us fix it.

Topics of Discussion

Participants

  • Ethernian

  • Lane

  • Antoine Toulme

  • A2be

  • somerb

  • jpitts

  • Hadrien Croubois (Amxx)

  • Gregory Markou

16. Ethereum Project Management: Cat Herders

Proposing this ring to get together all the people that have been gathering in this group, discuss funding, and face to face dialogue.

Topics of Discussion

  • History and goals of the initiative

  • How to get involved

  • Project management vs. governance

  • Why is PM so hard in Ethereum?

  • Roadmap to DAOification

Participants

  • María Paula Fernández

  • Lane

  • Aidan

  • Colin Platt

  • Chris Remus

  • @Ethernian

  • Yalda Mousavinia

  • James Beck

  • Adeola

  • You

17. DAOS

People are calling 2019 the year of the DAO. How do we enable and encourage success? How do we mitigate dystopia?

Topics of Discussion

  • DAOism – “My DAO is better than your DAO” – waste of time to think this way, or important to enhance our governance models and messaging?

  • DAO dystopia – Ethereum Police State – DAOs will be used for evil, whether we like it or not – is there a role for a DAO to mitigate bad actor DAOs?

  • How do we get more people to build DAOs?

  • How do we get more services and infrastructure for DAOs?

  • DaoCon0: how do we make it great?

  • & more

Participants

  • Yalda Mousavina

  • María Paula Fernandez

  • Tomislav Mamić

  • James Waugh

  • Thomas Jay Rush

  • You

18. “5 Whys" retrospective: "Why we are too slow in adopting innovations we are creating”?

It’s taken 16 months from Byzantium to Constantinople (still not in production), despite the fact that Constantinople is relatively noncontroversial and doesn’t actually change very much. According to the best estimates 1, we won’t have a functional (from the perspective of most layer two developers) Eth2 until 2021 (phase 2) at the earliest.

We try to ask 5 Whys recursive starting with “Why we are too slow…”

Topics of Discussion

both started by @lrettig

Participants

  • @Ethernian

  • Lane

  • Marko

  • Greg Colvin

  • Gregory Markou

  • You

19. Immutables, invariants, and upgradability

What kind of social contract do we have to follow?

Topics of Discussion

started by @lrettig

Participants

20. Protocols to preserve the people working on Ethereum’s integrity

After the events unfolded during this past weekend that resulted on a massive outburst of accusations, conspiracy theories, demands, and verbal violence triggered by mob mentality, it is time, as a community, that we take a look at other tech communities and develop our own protocols (in case of abuse of power, harassment), talk about what is tolerable and what we should condemn and in which form, and work on our own procedures to behave as a unified, however decentralized community that has mature protocols and processes to deal with event that might jeopardize people’s integrity, and therefore, Ethereum’s development (eth is developed by humans!)

This session will not be livestreamed. Participation form is here.

Topics of Discussion

  • Power abuse

  • Harassment (various forms)

  • prevention protocols

  • mobbing /cyber bullying

  • Doxxing

  • D&I

Participants

  • María Paula Fernández

  • Lili Feyerabend

  • James Beck

  • Simona Pop


HackMD document is now protected?
COUNCIL OF PARIS: Call For Rings and Participants
[Council of Paris] Content, Experiences and Feedback
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Posting here for posterity: Elias our education lead at ETHBerlin and responsible for the Blockstars program to train 1000 devs, will be facilitating the Education ring.