# Welcome to the IPFS Weekly. 👋
The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) (opens new window) is a new hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identity. IPFS enables the creation of completely distributed applications. It aims to make the web faster, safer, and more open. Since that’s a pretty large scope, we track development across the ecosystem in this weekly dispatch.
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Here are some of the highlights since the last IPFS Weekly.
# Announcing ProtoSchool
This week we’re excited to announce the launch of ProtoSchool (opens new window), an educational community that teaches decentralized web protocols and tools through online tutorials and local chapter events.
Self-guided interactive tutorials (opens new window) teach new concepts through code challenges completed in the browser, with feedback to help you track your progress. Tutorials are built by community members like you with an interest in helping others learn about IPFS and other decentralized web projects such as IPLD, LibP2P, Multiformats, and Filecoin.
Local chapter events (opens new window) around the world use ProtoSchool tutorials as curriculum, with mentors available to help participants work through the challenges. ProtoSchool chapters operate independently, but each has its own repo in our org to facilitate chapter discussions and event planning, as well as easy hosting of a chapter website via GitHub Pages. Start your own chapter today! (opens new window) Check out our launch video (opens new window) to learn more about how you can get involved with the ProtoSchool community.
# Meet Jordyn Bonds and Mark Henderson of TallyLab
At next week’s IPFS Weekly Call, creators of TallyLab (opens new window), Jordyn Bonds and Mark Henderson will be on hand to explain how they used IPFS to help them build the encrypted diary app. Besides being CTO for TallyLab, Mark is also Distributed Systems Engineer at Haja Networks (working on OrbitDB) and is an active IPFS contributor. On the side, he makes podcasts and runs a marine science hackathon. Jordyn is TallyLab’s CEO – which, on any given day can mean building the UI, talking to customers, bookkeeping, or anything else under the sun. On the side, she is an instructor for Girls Who Code and throws a monthly karaoke party out of her living room. See their presentation next Monday at 5pm UTC here (opens new window).
# IPFS in the wild
Do you follow IPFS on Twitter (opens new window)? For the latest mentions of IPFS in the news, check our Twitter feed or see the latest articles on Awesome IPFS (opens new window).
- 2018 in Decentralization (opens new window), In the Mesh, 09 Jan 2019
- Introduction to InterPlanetary File System (opens new window), Kishan Sagathiya, 09 Jan 2019
- Easy personal IPFS pinning service with Textile (opens new window), Textile, 04 Jan 2019
- Blockchain Storage: Data Integrity Certification Is the Key (opens new window), Ethereum World News, 03 Jan 2019
- Civil-Backed News Site Stores Full Article on Ethereum Blockchain (opens new window), CoinDesk, 21 Dec 2018
- How one of the winning hacks beat the IPFS out of ETHBerlin… (and other hackathons) (opens new window), ETHBerlin, 20 Dec 2018
- Sludge Publishes Full Text of Investigation to Ethereum Blockchain (opens new window), Sludge, 19 Dec 2018
# Updates and new releases
See the latest releases of IPFS tools and projects across the ecosystem.
- IPFS Cluster 0.8.0-rc1 (opens new window) is here! For more, check out the changelog (opens new window).
# Tools and projects we ❤️
Awesome IPFS (opens new window) is a community maintained and updated list of projects, tools, or pretty much any things related to IPFS that are totally awesome. To see more, or add yours to the list, visit Awesome IPFS on GitHub (opens new window).
- Sweet IPFS (opens new window) – Run and manage an IPFS node from your device
- Dweb.page (previously Pact.online) (opens new window) is an open source webpage that lets you share and search content on the distributed web based on IPFS.
- brig (opens new window): Ship your data around the world
# Coming up in the Community
Did you know IPFS has a community forum at discuss.ipfs.io (opens new window)? Sign up to participate in discussions about coding, tutorials, see announcements and learn about upcoming community events.
- Graph Day (opens new window) was recently announced and will take place at the historic Grand Theater in San Francisco, California on January 25th, 2019.
- AraCon (opens new window), the first Aragon Conference, will take place in Berlin, Germany on January 29-30, 2019.
- IPFS will be a topic of discussion at FOSDEM 2&3 February 2019 in Brussels. Join us there! (opens new window)
- Global Diversity CFP Day 2019 (opens new window) will be on Saturday March 2nd. In 2019 there will be numerous workshops hosted around the globe encouraging and advising newbie speakers to put together your very first talk proposal and share your own individual perspective on any subject of interest to people in tech.
- Data Terra Nemo (opens new window) is coming May 2019, and they’ve announced Juan Benet (opens new window) as their first speaker.
And lastly, IPFS Conf will take place at LX Factory in Lisbon on Wed 26th - Friday 28th June, 2019. More info about our CFP and early bird tickets coming soon!
# Thanks for reading ☺️
That’s it for this week’s news on all things IPFS. If we missed something, reply to this email and let us know! That way we can feature you in next week’s edition.