Chit-chats w/ italians 🇮🇹

Nelle ultime due settimane ho avuto il piacere di partecipare a ben due eventi online in italiano - occasioni abbastanza rare per me, che principalmente lavoro all’estero; nonostante non sia piú abituata a parlare italiano puro, e ogni tanto mi scappa una parolina inglese qua e lá, mi sono divertita tanto - dovrei davvero chiacchierare con italiani piú spesso!

Contributing to Bitcoin - tips and tricks

I’ve been working on Bitcoin-related OSS for a while now - long enough that I don’t fear git reflog anymore.

As you might guess, there was a time when I used to feel scared just thinking about the whole you-publish-your-code-and-then-strangers-look-at-it thing - luckily for me, I had friends1 helping me out, encouraging me to venture out my comfort zone, reading my code before I would post it and, why not, helping me with merge conflicts.

There are many people out there who are smart and humble enough to contribute significantly to Bitcoin, but are not as lucky as I am, and feel quite lost - this is my way of trying to help. In this post will cover the fundamentals for starting to contribute to open source projects:

I’m well aware that a blog post isn’t as helpful as a IRL mentor, but hey, I’m doing what I can :)

Life is short, Bitcoin is forever (a kinda-transcript)

Paralelni Polis organized a Pizza Day conference! It was short and sweet, less than 48 hours long, but a really nice occasion to meet with fellow bitcoiners and get drunk eat pizza!

I gave a pretty sad talk about death, but people seemed to enjoy it, for some reason. I decided to write a kinda-transcript around the slides, so I could share the sorrow with everyone who opened my blog, instead of limiting it to the Pizza Day participants. Pretty altruistic if you ask me.

BDK primer @ pleb.fi Miami

I was at pleb.fi talking about BDK - exploring why it’s so hard to build wallets from scratch, and how BDK (and other tools) might help.

The talk was not recorded, but you can find slides here.

Thanks Jeremy for having me!

Mining For Beginners @ Shoes in Bitcoin

Mining explained in simple terms, suitable for beginners and non-technicals.

You can find my talk here, and the slides here.

Thanks Shoes in Bitcoin for having me!

Mining overview + Stratum V2 @ Bitcoin Munich

A little introduction on what’s mining followed by an in-depth explanation of the Stratum V2 protocol.

Here’s the link to the meetup, and here’s the Youtube stream.

Thanks Bitcoin Munich for having me!

Stratum V2 @ BitcoinDevsLa

A in depth-explanation of the Stratum V2 protocol - oh, and also, my first public talk! 🎉

Here you can watch the full episode.

Thanks BitcoinDevsLa for having me!

Why Rust?

Why going to University wasn't the right choice for me

I am 20. I finished high school eight months ago. I’ve learned about computer science, along with mathematics, for the past five years.

At a certain point of my life I had to decide: should I study computer science? Should I study mathematics? Should I study Engineering?

And then I realized that going to college wasn’t the right choice for me. Although I had good grades, and I really enjoy learning, I felt like going to University was the easy, not optimized, not so useful, path.

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