Talking about at Montreal's JavaScript User Group Meetup

in #utopian-io5 years ago (edited)


As announced on their website I gave a presentation about Utopian. For this I took last year presentation deck I made and combined it with a newer deck I was provided by @techslut.

My presentation was more focused on the mechanics of making a contribution, the post on Steem, the moderation and the reward. There were more than 60 people in the audience and everyone had a GitHub account, so that's a good start.

I showcased three recent contributions as good examples of articles, task request and reviews.


The picture below is not of me but of Arnaud Buchholdz, the other presenter of that evening, who gave a great presentation on his own open source project


At the end of my presentation, as I asked if there was any question, as certain as I am that the earth is round, someone asked the inevitable question when crypto-currencies are involved; Where does the money come from?

While revealing the secret of money creation: inflation, I found it important to highlight the simplicity of use of the blogging platform Steem provides and not get stuck in the complexities and paradigm shifts that crypto-currencies induces in the critical minds.

Credit to Robyn Carter, taken from Google Map

A tradition of the Monthly meetup is to head to the Waverly Bar and socialise with the other participants after the meetup is over. I had a great time there as well and had the time to answer more questions about Utopian.


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Great stuff! It's great that you promote Utopian in such a nice meetup. Well done!
However, It would have been better if the post contains a video clip of you while doing the presentation. I checked one of the presentations you did 10 months ago, and it seems to be more informative than this one.

I want to reflect on the question asked during the presentation. I have had some conversation with some folks here about Steemit/Utopian, and they end up asking the same question. "Where does the money come from?". Most of the time, I had to simplify the explanation as easy as possible to avoid further questions in my answer.
Thank you for the great work!

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Thanks @tykee, I agree video is a great medium to relay what happens in a meetup. I have to bring a friend next time to film me!

Thank you for your review, @tykee! Keep up the good work!

Nice to see that there's still something going on here. I didn't visit for quite a while and I was afraid to see this community dieing because of the low price and everything. But utopian doesn't seem to give up. Glad to see that. And I heard that there are some efforts going on trying to get investors on the steem platform.

Actually I'm working in a company now that develops free software and supports the open source community. Maybe there are some opportunities.

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Very cool that you did this, and seeing that you used one of my contributions as an example in your presentation definitely put a smile on my face! Was it recorded and uploaded anywhere?

I think people really liked your app, and with the animated gifs, it was easy to understand what the app is about.

Unfortunately, it was not recorded. I did ask the crowd for pictures at the end, but I think they thought I was kidding.

That's unfortunate, wish I was there to see the presentation in person! Great stuff nonetheless, @helo!

Could you share the presentation deck?

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