Welcome to IPFS Weekly 113

by Jenn Turner on 2020-11-11

Here’s what’s happening in the InterPlanetary File System galaxy! 🚀

The Whiteboard Series with NEAR is a set of video interviews with creators who are building scalable solutions for blockchain, and in their most recent episode, they interviewed IPFS software engineer Adin Schmahmann. As one of the foremost go-IPFS maintainers, Schmahmann takes the NEAR Protocol audience on a deep dive, including what’s next for IPFS and how it is helping the Web3 ecosystem.

Watch the interview

IPFS and the summers of P2P, a history

Thanks to contributor and friend to the project, Graven Prest, the history section of the IPFS docs site has a few new chapters. We don’t want to spoil them here, so head over to (or bookmark it, while you’re at it) docs.ipfs.io to check out our history for yourself!

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📆 Next week in the community

17 Nov 2020: IPFS Monthly Meetup

Register for this month’s virtual community meetup next Tuesday, and reach out to speak at future events!

19 Nov 2020: Munich IPFS Meetup

Speakers include David Craven from the Sunshine Foundation talking about ipfs-embed, and Volker Mische presenting on IPLD and Multiformats.

Leveraging Bitswap chatter for faster transfers

The latest post from ResNetLab guide you through the process they followed to drive speed-ups on file transfers, from ideation and prototyping to evaluation. Learn how they prototyped and evaluated the first upgrade, which produced an approximately 25% improvement in the time to fetch popular content, and a reduction of the number of control messages exchanged in Bitswap by 75%.

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Brand new on IPFS

People are building the coolest things with IPFS

VIDEO: Nerd out to IPFS in this Student Spotlight

Vocdoni believes decentralized technologies are a paradigm shift in governance, and designed their system to leverage technologies such as Ethereum, IPFS, and Tendermint.

From Textile’s “Winner’s Circle”: Tonic: Honorable mention for exciting use of Threads

The latest from Berty: Art for Privacy

Unstoppable Domains CEO Brad Kam joins MouseBelt’s Adam Leon to discuss privacy and security, the decentralized web, and what our future of the internet will look like at REIMAGINE 2020.

Get the details on Vital Point’s Guild DAO, built with Textile and IPFS.

New Release for the Fission CLI, the “Mando” 2.9.x release!

VIDEO: Watch the introduction to offchain::ipfs from Equilibrium

Check out this list of known IPFS web gateways and their statuses.

Quote of the week

Job hunting? Work on IPFS!

Support Engineer, Full-Stack: As a support engineer, you’ll write code examples, documentation, build applications, and support our growing community of developers. Contract role, Textile, Remote.

IPFS Engineer: This role is for someone with a deep understanding of IPFS and its ecosystem, and a passion for open source and scientific projects. Ideally they would have contributed to the IPFS project itself. Experience with Docker is also a plus. Arbol, Remote or NYC.

Technical Writer: who can primarily create high-quality technical content, but has some other adjacent skills as well in the form of graphic design and/or video editing. Contract, Remote.

Devops or SRE: The role is for someone with strong hands-on DevOps experience (cloud architecture, automated deployment, Kubernetes orchestration) that also likes to get their hands into the code (primarily written in Go). Textile, Remote.

Front-end Developer: Are you an experienced front end dev that understands IPFS and linked data and wants to make an impact on the future of Web3? Ceramic is looking for a contractor to work on Ceramic Explorer.

Take care of yourselves and each other. ❤️

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