Here’s what’s happening in the InterPlanetary File System (opens new window) galaxy!
# What is IPLD?
Most people already know what IPFS is and what it offers to the average developer in terms of distributed data. However, IPFS isn't the only thing that one should understand about this revolutionary system. Underneath IPFS is a system known as IPLD that deals with all the heavy lifting that IPFS does to store data on-chain and create hash-links which we see as content IDs (CIDs). But what is IPLD, and why is it important in the grander scheme of things? Learning about IPLD will allow a unique insight into how IPFS works and the methods necessary to extend the data structures currently available to users through IPFS. Read this recent blog post (opens new window) to learn all there is to know about IPLD.
# Brand new on IPFS
- Rust-libp2p v0.40.0 (opens new window) was released yesterday with rendezvous protocol implementation, improved state management, Open Metrics & Prometheus support, & more!
- Photoshop is launching a feature to ‘prepare NFTs’ that will all live on IPFS! Read more about the announcement (opens new window).
- The IPFS Jupiter Hackathon in Shanghai was a major success, with the support of Alibaba Cloud, the community celebrated 15 finalists and rewarded 5 winners. Watch the recap video (opens new window).
- The Babylon Project 2.0 Hackathon kicked off on October 29th. Join the IPFS and Filecoin tracks now (opens new window)!
# Around the ecosystem 🌏
Applications are now open for Web3 Jam (opens new window)! Join the ETHGlobal and Filecoin communities on November 12th as they bring together a virtual collective of passionate creatives, engineers, builders and more for a two-week long hackathon focused on decentralized media, Web3, and NFTs.
Next week, Textile's Filecoin deal auctions will award the top three Storage Providers based on the quality of service with 250FIL in prizes. Learn more (opens new window).
Currently live in Oceania and want to get involved in the Web3 ecosystem? Holon Innovate 2021 is the hackathon for you! Apply now (opens new window) by November 9th.
Have anything you'd like to chat with IPFS about? Come join the weekly IPFS Gather 'Office Hours' (opens new window) on Thursdays at 9am and 1pm EST.
The CryptoComputeLab at Protocol Labs Research just announced proofs release version 10.0.0.0! Read this blog post (opens new window) to learn about the highlights.
NFT.NYC is here! In collaboration with POAP, NFT.Storage, and more have scattered POAPs throughout the city - check out the website (opens new window) to learn how to participate.
Did you hear? Filecoin has officially become the storage collaborator for the Flow Blockchain! Read the announcement (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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