BTC++ wrapped up last weekend in Austin, and I had the chance to attend this exciting developer focused event. Having previously attended Bitcoin Miami in 2022, I thought I had some idea of what to expect. However, the vibe at BTC++ was entirely different. Pure Bitcoin Signal at the lowest level.
Here are some of the highlights from the conference, in no particular order:
- Meeting OG Bitcoiners in person was an amazing experience. The founder of Lightning delivered what was, in my opinion, the best talk of the conference.
- Lightning was a significant area of focus, with plenty of exciting developments happening in that space.
- All attendees were required to create a Replit account, as many workshops were beginner-level code-alongs. As an intermediate coder who doesn't code much anymore, I found this to be a fun and engaging experience.
- Despite being a developer-focused conference, the event attracted a diverse crowd, including podcasters, developers, regular Bitcoin users, and a few investors.
- I attended as an investor looking to meet interesting people. Although there was a slight anti-VC sentiment in the air, most attendees were open to chat as long as you approach them respectfully.
In conclusion, BTC++ was an insightful and enjoyable experience that offered valuable insights into the world of Bitcoin development. It provided a unique opportunity to meet and learn from various individuals within the community and explore the latest advancements in the Bitcoin ecosystem.
What other Bitcoin conferences have you been to and love?
if you liked btc++ you'll also like tab conf, similar vibes just on a larger scale
Who do you mean the founder of Lightning? And are the talks on YT by any chance?
tadge dryja, co-author of the original lightning network paper
I hear so many good things about BTC++ I'm just disappointed I'm so far away!
As someone who is finding fun in using Replit learning to code
“All attendees were required to create a Replit account, as many workshops were beginner-level code-alongs. As an intermediate coder who doesn't code much anymore, I found this to be a fun and engaging experience.”
This is the coolest point. Also if you go alone how hard/easy is it to mingle and meet folks?