NOTICE: The application period closes at 11:59pm EST on Sunday 23rd September
Please apply before Sunday if you wish to be considered for the residency
Chaincode Labs is hosting a residency program focusing on Lightning application development during October 22nd - 26th, 2018 in New York City.
We will invite 12 application developers to spend a week learning from experts about building production Bitcoin applications using the Lightning Network. Participants will build their own Lightning application throughout the course of the week while having access to experienced mentors and the camaraderie of other residents.
Applications like Satoshi's Place and yalls.org demonstrate some of the possibilities, but we believe we're still in the early days. Join us for a week of learning and coding to explore this exciting new technology.
The residency will last for one week (October 22nd - 26th) and will be held in the Flatiron neighborhood of New York City, near to the Chaincode Labs office. Attendees will be expected to commit to being in New York for the duration of the week. Travel and lodging stipends are available to make this opportunity more accessible to a wide range of people.
Time will be split evenly between talks from Lightning application experts and building Lightning apps. On Friday, a "demo day"-style presentation will be held to cap off the week.
Protocol details of Lightning will be briefly covered, but the focus of this event is application development. Attendees need not have in-depth familiarity with Bitcoin or Lightning, but should be ready to build full-stack, working application prototypes. Experience with smart contract platforms such as Ethereum will also serve as good preparation.
Ideal applicants will have a strong interest in building the next generation of (micro)payment-enabled applications and games.
Applicants should be invested in developing or furthering their fluency with Lightning, and should arrive to the residency with an idea for the application they want to build. Applicants should have good fluency with some or most aspects of web application development so that they can build a basic working version of their idea.
If you're worried about whether or not you're qualified, just apply.
Monday to Thursday will be split between talks from our experts and project time.The talks will cover all aspects of building and running Lightning Applications:
History of the lightning network - Christian Decker
Bootstrapping and Maintaining a Lightning Node - Elaine Ou
Lightning ≈ Bitcoin - Christian Decker
Lightning Protocol From An Application Design Perspective - Alex Bosworth
Building Applications on LND - Alex Bosworth
Building satoshis.place 1 - lightningk0ala
Building with Eclair, websockets and lapps - Chris Stewart
Lightning applications on light clients - Elaine Ou
c-lightning API - Christian Decker
Building Lightning into Bitrefill - Justin Camarena
Effective Node Management - Alex Bosworth
Building Zap - A look under the hood - Jack Mallers
Building satoshis.place 2 - lightningk0ala
Lightning UX - Building Lightning into Bitrefill - Justin Camarena
Lightning Network powered games - lightningk0ala
Building Zap - UX, design and product appraoch - Jack Mallers