libp2p Day at ETHDenver 2024 Recap

libp2p Day at ETHDenver 2024 Recap

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# Introduction

Last month on February 29th, 2024, the libp2p community came together in Denver, Colorado to hold the first libp2p Day in 2024 alongside the ETHDenver conference.

# SWOT Analaysis

At the end of the day we had our first "Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats" (SWOT) session of 2024. The highlights of which are below.

  • Strengths
    • Our community has expanded to include at least 5 implementations that are used in production.
    • There are several independent communities based around the different implementations. Most recently we connected with the nim-libp2p community who gave a talk about Waku at this event.
    • There is some funding to sustain the project going forward.
  • Weaknesses
    • Learning libp2p is still somewhat difficult.
  • Opportunities
    • We can focus funding on creation of new learning materials such as Zoe's Introduction to libp2p (opens new window) on ProtoSchool.
    • Make libp2p into the go-to library for distributed systems researchers to do protocol research.
    • Focusing on mobile optimization and establish a community focused on libp2p on mobile devices.
  • Threats
    • Continued funding is always going to be a threat to the health of the community.

# Talks

We had a great event with 12 different sessions focusing on topics such as public goods funding, probing p2p networks, synchronization protocols in blockchains, designing peer-to-peer social networks and others.

# Highlighted Talks

The following are a few of the talks that we want to highlight.

# Funding and Project update by Juan Benet

# Revolutionizing Data Governance with libp2p by TechieTeee

# Probing libp2p Networks with Filecoin Station by Miroslav Bajtoš

# Programming Peer-to-Peer Scenarios with Aqua

# Gitcoin and Open Source Funding Mechanism by Sov from Gitcoin

# Full Playlist

Below is the full list of talks at libp2p Day. Hope you enjoy!

# Get Involved/Stay Tuned

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to libp2p, come join us at one of our many meetings. Here's our community calendar.

We also have chat spaces on Slack (opens new window), Discord (opens new window), Matrix (opens new window), and Telegram (opens new window).

There is libp2p community discussion forum (opens new window) and you can follow us on Twitter (opens new window) or BlueSky (opens new window)

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Cheers! 🍻