Here’s what’s happening in the InterPlanetary File System (opens new window) galaxy!
# Indexing and Interoperability on IPFS and Filecoin
‘Content routing’ is the set of rules and mechanisms that dictate how information and traffic flow between users and applications on a network. At Protocol Labs, the Data Systems team works on the data layer of the transfer protocols in the interplanetary stack that Protocol Labs helps maintain. At Filecoin Orbit, Will Scott from the Data Systems team walked through how content routing currently works in IPFS, and the improvements being made to ensure more efficient and complete data transfer. Catch up here (opens new window).
# Brand new on IPFS
- From the Mercury Hackathon, part of Asia Hackathon 2021, Join Yusef Napora for a 45-min workshop about NFT.storage and IPFS for NFTs. Watch here (opens new window).
- “Measuring the Web3.0 Stack.” Yiannis Psaras talks through the methodologies of retrieving insights from node performance in decentralized networks like IPFS. From Filecoin Orbit 2021. Watch here (opens new window).
- ¿Qué es IPFS (Interplanetary File System)? Una explicación, en español (opens new window).
- IPFS builders welcome! Visit hackathons.filecoin.io (opens new window) to learn about and register for current and upcoming hackathons - find the one that’s right for you.
# Around the ecosystem 🌏
In case you weren’t able to tune in for Filecoin Orbit 2021 — on Friday, Protocol Labs announced the Filecoin Virtual Machine (FMV)! The FVM is an EVM-compatible execution environment for the Filecoin network, bringing computation and data storage together in a way that will revolutionize the dapp ecosystem on top of Filecoin. Learn more about the FVM (opens new window).
While the first IPFS version of the Aave Protocol UI went live with the open sourcing, now http://app.aave.com (opens new window) will always point to a pinned version of the latest IPFS hash, to allow for a decentralized front end controlled by the community. Learn more (opens new window).
It has been just over one year since the Filecoin mainnet went live. The past year, the community of developers, builders, entrepreneurs, investors, storage providers, and clients have been growing at breakneck speeds. Check out the complete overview of what’s been happening on Filecoin for the past year — from research and engineering to use cases, collaborations, and more. Dive in (opens new window).
The first Techstars Filecoin Accelerator starts in 2022 — and applications are open now! Tonight, Protocol Labs CEO Juan Benet and Techstars Filecoin Managing Director Isaac Kato sit down for a Fireside Chat and AMA about the upcoming accelerator. Join the conversation at 8:00pm ET tonight — register here (opens new window).
Tomorrow! Join the Chainlink Fall 2021 Hackathon (opens new window) for an “Introduction to IPFS and Filecoin” session starting October 27th at 11:00am ET. Join the livestream here (opens new window).
# Want to help build the new internet?
Head of Content (opens new window): Protocol Labs is seeking a Head of Content to develop and execute effective content deliverables for our portfolio and ecosystem projects including Filecoin and IPFS. The ideal candidate is an exceptional writer with a proven experience in communicating blockchain and Web3 concepts to developers, non-developers, enterprises, and newcomers. Protocol Labs, Remote.
Fullstack Performance Engineer (opens new window): At PowerLoom, they are building a decentralized protocol that creates a trusted audit trail of information that is independently verifiable, replayable and ready to extract higher order insights and analytics from. If you are passionate about coding on Python, solving complex data storage and fingerprinting puzzles, and have already worked on open source projects and/or production scale code, please apply. PowerLoom, Remote.
ARG Software Engineer (opens new window): The Protocol Labs Application Research Group (ARG) (opens new window)is seeking a proactive and autonomous builder that can draft a roadmap forward and execute with code. You will need to have both a passion for hands-on development of distributed systems as well as problem solving within a complex system. Protocol Labs, Remote.
Developer Relations (opens new window): Textile is seeking someone to run large-scale community projects. These include amplifying our grants program to fund community projects, curating governance groups where we bring community stakeholders into our technology planning, engaging with external teams like Gitcoin and EthDenver to support large-scale developer events, and giving technical presentations at events. This position also includes day-to-day engagement with our Slack group, helping to triage GitHub issues, hacking on demos, writing blog posts and technical guides, and more. We are looking for a self-directed leader who wants to build a developer community while staying hands on with technology. Textile, Remote.
Senior Software Engineer (opens new window): Distributed systems engineering lies at the center of many projects at Protocol Labs. With IPFS, libp2p, Filecoin, and other related projects, we are laying the foundation for a more resilient, more secure, distributed version of the web. This requires rigorous engineering from protocol design through all the phases of implementation. We strike a balance between pragmatism (put it on a ship ⛴), deeply informed protocol design, and strict application of strong engineering principles. All of this happens in an environment defined by curiosity, passion, and a love for open source. Protocol Labs, Remote.
Fullstack Engineer (opens new window): Textile's web products and services are written primarily in Golang and TypeScript, and communicate with Textile's core gRPC services. You will own the end user experience and have full ownership over the product stack, from research and development to implementation and production monitoring. Textile, Remote.
Backend/API Engineer (opens new window): As a Backend/API Engineer, you will research, contribute to the product vision and help define the roadmap of multiple products. You will build and maintain features on the Textile Hub (opens new window), and build new services and systems to integrate with blockchain networks including Threads (opens new window), Buckets (opens new window), Hub (opens new window), and Powergate (opens new window). This role is for someone with solid coding experience and the ability to lead new features. Textile, Remote.
Product Manager, Developer Experience (opens new window): As a Product Manager on the Developer Experience team at 3Box Labs, you'll be in charge of delivering a best-in-class experience for developers building on the Ceramic platform. 3Box Labs created the leading identity and data solution for Web3, and alongside the open source developer community. They’re looking for impact-driven, intentional, and fast-learning teammates. 3Box Labs, Remote.
Community Lead (opens new window): As a Community Lead at 3Box Labs, you’ll have the opportunity to create an incredibly engaged, welcoming, synergistic community around the technology and values that can help catalyze a global movement for a better web. 3Box Labs created the leading identity and data solution for Web3, and alongside the open source developer community. They’re looking for impact-driven, intentional, and fast-learning teammates. 3Box Labs, Remote.
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