September summary of Foundation activities


#1

Hello everyone, and happy October! Here’s a snappy update on the Foundation’s September doings.

We took over the Zcash forum and the chat: Forum handover + URL change

We sponsored the Zero Knowledge Summit in Berlin. Check out the videos from the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4eYj_tPcTU&list=PL3bvPCw5QCLK0B6tN7LtAjRdVOstQSiU8

The Foundation also sponsored Crypto Springs in Palm Springs (in fact, Josh is attending right now).

We launched a full guide to running Zcash meetups: https://z.cash.foundation/meetups/

Unveiled our new visual branding: https://twitter.com/ZcashFoundation/status/1040691595341848576

Announced an upcoming meetup during SF Blockchain Week: https://www.meetup.com/urbit-sf/events/255001807/

The Foundation also continued to work on technical hiring. A couple of favored candidates fell through, unfortunately, but we’re pursuing multiple proposals for reference wallet implementations (both on mobile and desktop). We still want to hire a protocol developer, so please send this link to anyone who might be interested: https://github.com/ZcashFoundation/ZcashFoundation/issues/74

We started fleshing out the new website, which will be more organized and accessible — see the WIP here: https://github.com/RichardLitt/zcashfoundation.github.io

We started brainstorming a revamped, nimbler Grants Program. Details are still being figured out.

And lastly, Antonie is still doing early planning for Zcon1. We hope to announce a location soon!


#2

Congrats on all the great work! Really digging the rebrand. :grin:


#3

Back atcha, I saw your work announcement in the chat!