CRASH Comedy - monthly comedy night at NODE
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

CRASH Comedy - monthly comedy night at NODE

LET'S FIND THE COMEDY IN A CRASHING MARKET - 5 COMEDIANS WILL BE TREATING YOU TO LAUGHS TO START THE WEEKEND OFF WELL - LIMITED SEATING - GET YOUR TICKET NOW! - DRINKS INCLUDED!

It is time for the second comedy night at Node! Join us for some crash comedy, cocktails and cachinnating! 5 Bay area comedians will be hitting us hard with an entertaining start to the weekend.

6.30: Doors open. Drinks will be served.

7.30-8.30: Comedy begins:

Host: Sureni Weerasekera, presenting:
Chad Opitz
Julie Ash
Vincent Chuang
Xander Beltran

Come early - grab a drink and a seat before the show!

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Founder Funding - help to raise capital, limited spots!
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Founder Funding - help to raise capital, limited spots!

In one action-packed five hour session, company founders pitch from their current decks and get instant feedback and advice from fellow founders.

You will leave the seminar with a new set of slides and actionable advice for how to improve your chances of financing your startup.

Seth Goldstein and Stewart Noyce lead the workshop from practical real world experience: Seth has raised over $100m as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and VC; while Stewart has extensive product launch experience, including a reboot of Certicom that led to a $40m+ private placement.

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Smart Contract Basics - Limited to 8 students!
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Smart Contract Basics - Limited to 8 students!

Over the course of a full day, business architects will learn about crypto economics and the unique requirements of blockchain software.

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone to learn the basics of smart contracts and the value that they add in an application.

After this learning experience, you will be able to identify great crypto opportunities and lead a team to build out your new product idea.

Class size is limited to 8 students!

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Unblocked - Real Talk on Emerging Tech
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Unblocked - Real Talk on Emerging Tech

Learn tactics that work and dive into no-BS analysis at Unblocked, our monthly fireside sessions featuring the builders and operators behind the technologies, communities, and real-world applications eating our world.

Unblocked is an honest, practical, and collaborative answer to the hype of emerging technology. Our commitment is to support technologists, marketers, and investors deliver impactful products to eager users. To help you ship and sell, Unblocked is a trusted community invested in mutual success, expert mentorship, and consistently honest feedback.

Enjoy food and drinks, connect with friends and collaborators, and learn from fellow builders. Agenda below:

6-7 PM: Eat, drink, and meet other builders and connectors with some lightly facilitated networking.
7-8 PM: Sink into our talk with Jay Zalowitz, Co-founder of Hacker Noon.
8-9 PM: Meet the speaker and the SF tech community.

Cut through the hype, find your partners in crime, and get Unblocked - monthly at NODE SF.

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NODE Holiday party#2 LET GLOW Valentines PARTY
Feb
16
to Feb 17

NODE Holiday party#2 LET GLOW Valentines PARTY

PRESENTING THE NODE HOLIDAY PARTY PART 2! GROOVY, MELODIC DEEP DANCE MUSIC ALL NIGHT. DONATION BASED BAR / BYOB. DON'T MISS OUT! 

Post Valentines day party - LET GLOW - adventures on the heart-chain. Join us for an evening full of love and dancing, mingling and music. If you haven't been to Node or met the community yet - now is the time. Donation based bar and/or BYOB.

Email node@nodeworldwide.com to join the LIMO SHUTTLE around town!


Line-up:

9pm-11pm: J DELL

11pm-01am: JKIND

01am-4am: Mr Lokomot

Free for Node members all non-members will be charged - pre-buy ticket or buy in the door. Ask Node members for discount codes!

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NODE New Economy Series, live jazz and debate - Zach Resnick
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

NODE New Economy Series, live jazz and debate - Zach Resnick

In the Node New Economy series, Ezra's Zach Resnick brings together a panel on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss major disruptions in the blockchain world.

Speakers will include Orest Byskosh, Zach Resnick, and more to be decided soon!

In the inaugural event, we will be covering Mimblewimble.

What is the protocol? Why is it important for privacy and blockchain scalability? How do the implementations of Beam and Grin differ?

Recommended resources ahead of time:

Jackson Palmer's What is MimbleWimble?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMiM0rabRjc

What is Grin Coin & MimbleWimble? Complete Beginner’s Guide: https://blockonomi.com/grin-mimblewimble/

Zach Resnick's recommended reading list: https://medium.com/ezraneweconomythoughts/zach-resnicks-recommended-reading-list-20b99967dbc1"

The Ezra New Economy Fund is an impact investment fund's whose mission is to support top blockchain founders, companies, and decentralized networks in distributing power to the new economy - an economy built on sound store of value assets and distributed marketplaces. -> www.ezra.fund/new-economy

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POKER NIGHT
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

POKER NIGHT

Come for our new chill Sunday tradition, challenge the Blockchain community's Poker faces.

Come and attempt to win some fiat so you can get into the crypto market while it's down! We will make plenty of popcorn - play some smash in-between and order some food and beer!

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Mudit Goyal: What makes a successful entrepreneur?
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Mudit Goyal: What makes a successful entrepreneur?

IS AN INDIVIDUAL'S INNOVATIVE MINDSET LEVEL AND POWER TO INNOVATE MEASURABLE, AND HOW?

MUDIT GOYAL FROM UC BERKELEY WILL BE PRESENTING HIS RESEARCH - PLEASE JOIN US TO LEARN FROM HIM AND GIVE HIM FEEDBACK. THIS WEDNESDAY AT NODE!

Opening the doors to non-members at 6. Join us for a glass of wine before the presentation begins

Presentation begins at 7pm.

With the advancement of Big Data technologies, and the creation of new, open source Machine Learning and Data Science tools, we now have new methods and approaches to obtain quantitative entrepreneurship research results. This approach benefits from a seemingly inexhaustible source of information, i.e. data. In this paper, we apply data science techniques from UC Berkeley’s Data-X framework to research socio-economic characteristics and traits, related to successful entrepreneurs, and their link to early stage venture success. Such techniques include the use of web scraping scripts, data cleaning, the creation of data pipelines, and visualization using open source Python libraries (e.g. Scikit-learn, Pandas) as well as other tools commonly used in the Machine Learning development stack. This paper offers two types of results of the performed quantitative study, that is in the intersection between Machine Learning and Entrepreneurship Research

(Fig 1.). First that the Machine Learning development stack offers powerful tools to produce entrepreneurship research results, and this might be a new paradigm in this field of research. Second, we can now quantitatively verify from public data sources that, contrary to popular belief, a successful entrepreneur is not a young, college drop-out that had a genius idea in their dorm room. Instead, the most predictive trait of entrepreneurial success is the work experience of the founder, i.e., the number of years the founder has been employed before starting their company. Optimally they will have been employed for 10 to 12 years.

The Berkeley Innovation Index (BII) is both an open research concept, and a global collaboration project born out of interdisciplinary research by UC Berkeley faculty. In cooperation with industry professionals, BII has been developed to offer simple yet powerful ways to measure something never before measurable – an individual's innovative mindset level, and their power to innovate.

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MOVIE NIGHT AT NODE: 'Hackers' (1995)
Feb
3
6:00 PM18:00

MOVIE NIGHT AT NODE: 'Hackers' (1995)

Movie starts at 7pm

Hackers is a 1995 American crime film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee MillerAngelina JolieRenoly SantiagoLaurence MasonMatthew LillardJesse BradfordLorraine Bracco, and Fisher Stevens. The film follows a group of high school hackers and their involvement in a corporate extortion conspiracy. Made in the 1990s when the Internetwas unfamiliar to the general public, it reflects the ideals laid out in the Hacker Manifesto quoted in the film: "This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch [...] We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. [...] Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity." Hackers has achieved cult classic status.

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Blockchain Engineering Bootcamp
Jan
31
to Feb 9

Blockchain Engineering Bootcamp

Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm, a small group of experienced software engineers work together to gain valuable skills for blockchain development.  Led by an experienced instructor, currently working in a crypto startup, you learn how to deploy smart contracts using Solidity and create decentralized applications on the Ethereum blockchain.  Join us for a hands-on experience that prepares you to lead blockchain development projects.

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How to be Human: A Fireside Chat- Doug Rushkoff & Seth Goldstein
Jan
29
8:30 PM20:30

How to be Human: A Fireside Chat- Doug Rushkoff & Seth Goldstein

Please join us for a deep dive on what it means to be human in the age of surveillance capitalism and how we can create real communities (like Node!) to foster humanity in the age of machine intelligence.

Doug Rushkoff is author of the new book Team Human. Team Human is a manifesto—a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive statements, he argues that we are essentially social creatures, and that we achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together—not as individuals.

"A provocative, exciting, and important rallying cry to reassert our human spirit of community and teamwork.”—Walter Isaacson

https://teamhuman.fm/

There will be signed books by Doug himself available at Node after his talk at Node. We ask members/attendees to contribute $20 if they would like a signed book.

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Founder Funding
Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

Founder Funding

In one action-packed five hour session, company founders pitch from their current decks and get instant feedback and advice from fellow founders. 

You will leave the seminar with a new set of slides and actionable advice for how to improve your chances of financing your startup. 

Seth Goldstein and Stewart Noyce lead the workshop from practical real world experience: Seth has raised over $100m as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and VC; while Stewart has extensive product launch experience, including a reboot of Certicom that led to a $40m+ private placement.

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Smart Contract All-Day Workshop
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Smart Contract All-Day Workshop

Over the course of five two-hour lunch and learn sessions, business architects learn about crypto economics and the unique requirements of blockchain software.  This is the perfect opportunity for anyone to learn the basics of smart contracts and the value that they add in an application. After this learning experience, you can identify great crypto opportunities and lead a team to build out your new product idea.

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POKER NIGH AT NODE
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

POKER NIGH AT NODE

Come for our new chill Sunday tradition, challenge the Blockchain community's Poker faces.

Come and attempt to win some fiat so you can get into the crypto market while it's down!

For those who don’t play poker - we will also be showing movies and playing Smash Bro’s!

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MOVIE NIGHT AT NODE: Annihilation (2018)
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

MOVIE NIGHT AT NODE: Annihilation (2018)

This week we will be showing Annihilation (2018)

Movie starts at 7pm: Annihilation is a 2018 science fiction horror film written and directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer. It stars Natalie PortmanJennifer Jason LeighGina RodriguezTessa ThompsonTuva Novotny, and Oscar Isaac. The story follows a group of military scientists who enter "The Shimmer", a mysterious quarantined zone of mutating landscapes and transforming creatures.

Annihilation was released theatrically in Canada and the United States by Paramount Pictures on February 23, 2018 and in China on April 13, 2018.[7] Across all three countries, it grossed $43 million against a production budget between $40–55 million. It was released digitally by Netflix in a number of other countries on March 12, 2018. The film received praise for its visuals, acting, direction and thought-provoking story. According to Jonathan Pile of Empire magazine, the film addresses "depression, grief and the human propensity for self-destruction".[8]

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Thurs@Node : New Year, New Crypto with Miko Matsumura
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Thurs@Node : New Year, New Crypto with Miko Matsumura

Miko Matsumura, a former Node speaker on cryptocurrencies, is back in the New Year to describe the new rules for crypto and how to operate in a bear market for both crypto operators and investors. 

Miko is a cofounder of the Evercoin Exchange, a noncustodial exchange available at http://evercoin.com Miko has built multiple companies raising over $50M in venture capital, tripling the valuation of two companies and selling another in a $40M cash acquisition. This acquisition contributed to a subsequent acquisition of $200M.

Miko is also a General Partner of Gumi Cryptos, a $30M Crypto Asset Fund, a Limited Partner with Pantera Capital’s $100M ICO fund, a Venture Partner with BitBull Capital and an advisor to Arrington XRP capital. 

Free entry for Node Members.

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CoralConnects at Node!
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

CoralConnects at Node!

It's that time of the month again to make meaningful connections in the blockchain space with #CoralConnects

Be led by Coral (heycoral.com) in an intentional, curated mastermind session where you will make personal connections and leave with meaningful, tailored introductions to the people you need to connect with most for your business!

This facilitated exercise will allow you to meet amazing humans working on real projects in blockchain- a space for you to speak to your current challenges and needs/ asks as well as offer up your strengths/ ideas/ connections and ways to support!

It's a win-win.

Past events with this network have yielded big results for participants including fundraising deals, partnerships, and more! 

Past feedback:

"I joined Coral Connection’s first event and found that it was very useful for connecting deeply with people within the space! Often times we go to networking events and do not get the chance to meet everyone and understand what they are working on, but Coral Connections was different. We all got an opportunity to explain what we’re working on, what we need and what we can offer. I heard everyone else’s response as well.”

"Coral Connections is an interesting new way to connect blockchain innovators from a diverse set of background. What's most appealing for me was how highly curated the connections were and the rigorous follow up from the team. I met some amazing folks - highly recommend.”

We'll bring wine and feel free to bring some to contribute to the group as well! 

We look forward to seeing you there following Silicon Valley Blockchain Society's November event. 

Guests welcome who are passionate about blockchain and you know fit the ethos of this community :)

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Crypto 101
Jan
7
to Jan 10

Crypto 101

Want to understand and enter the world of Crypto? This interactive class is designed so that anyone can take it. We will walk you through all the basics regarding how to deal with this new asset class, including how and where to trade it, shown in real-time. Learn the lingo and the difference between a cold, warm and a hot wallet. Understand the use risk reward ratio correctly for both day trading and swing trading. Taught by Brit Morgan. 3 days 11am-2pm. 9 NUTS.

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Movie Night @ NODE
Jan
6
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Night @ NODE

Join us for the first movie night at Node! We'll be watching the just-released Bird Box!

Come at 6PM, make your popcorn and drinks and movie starts at 7PM!

About Bird Box:

When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain -- if you see it, you die. 

The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary.

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Ashtanga Yoga at Node
Dec
21
12:00 PM12:00

Ashtanga Yoga at Node


Join us Friday at Node for a little break from the blockchain world to get back into your body with Ashtanga yoga.

Ashtanga yoga is compromised of a set series of postures, where each posture is held for 5 breathes. We will focus on breathe work and deepening ourselves into each posture.

No flexibility or experience is required - everyone has yoga accessible to them!

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First Bitcoin SV SF Meetup!
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

First Bitcoin SV SF Meetup!

We have got some of the best developers already RSVP'd like Ryan X Charles from Money Button, Josh Chavannes from Memo.Cash, and Tom Harding from BU!

This first Meetup will be a simple meet and greet for everyone to get accustomed to each other, Join us for some food and drinks and let socialize... in person!

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Apocalyptic Crypto & Comedy Party
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Apocalyptic Crypto & Comedy Party

READY FOR THE BEST HOLIDAY PARTY OF 2018?? LOADS OF ENTERTAINMENT, COMEDY, DJ'S, VISUALS, COCKTAILS, PHOTOBOOTH, LIMOSINE PICKUPS AND OPEN ARMED BLOCKCHAIN COMMUNITY?

6.30PM: Doors open - free drinks.
7.00PM: Crypto Comedy - brought to you by Michael Callahan & Sureni Weerasekera

MORE COMEDIANS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

9.30PM, DJ's begin and dance floor opens. Limo will be parked in front of Node, book your pickup in advance or get in line early! 

Dance all night - get your xmas party portrait taken. Meet the real Santa Claus.

Don't want to buy a ticket?
Become part of the Blockchain community, NODE or meet a member to be their plus one.

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Future Cities & Distributed Societies: Governance, Software
Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Future Cities & Distributed Societies: Governance, Software

Our cities and societies are changing fast. How is our future impacted by decentralized law, blockchain, food supply, and other technologies? Join us for a two evening event about future cities and societies at Node SF membership space.

On December 14 we will discuss the digital aspects of future societies such as decentralized governance, AI in politics, decentralized nations, countries with no landmass, and more. Join us for this exclusive discussion and check out the event about Vertical Farming & Hardware 

Speakers

Christine Peterson - Cofounder & Senior Fellow at Foresight Institute

Patri Friedman - American libertarian activist and theorist of political economy

More speakers will be announced shortly

Moderator

Louis Mikal - Sustainable community space developer, co-creating an impact accelerator, working with sustainable energy storage

Agenda

5:00 - 5:30 Doors open/Welcome
5:30 - 5:45 Greeting by Miriam Lynn McGovern and Louis Mikal
5:45 - 6:15 Keynote by Christine Peterson
6:15 - 6:45 Keynote by Patri Friedman
6:45 - 8:00 Panel Discussion
8:00 - 8:45 Q&A and mingle
9.00 - 12.00 Event afterparty (Bar Access with a special ticket)

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Future Cities & Distributed Societies: Vertical Farming, Hardware
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

Future Cities & Distributed Societies: Vertical Farming, Hardware

Our cities and societies are changing fast. How is our future impacted by vertical farming, sustainable materials, blockchain, decentralized law, and other technologies? Join us for a two evening event about future cities and societies at Node SF membership space.

On December 13 we will discuss the physical aspects of future societies such as feeding the global population, new technologies like vertical farming, smart aquaponics systems, CO2 recapture from air, and more. Join us for this exclusive discussion with distinguished speakers and check the event about future societies, governance and software

Speakers

Wendy Leicht - Food Anthropologist & Learning Experience Designer

Meisha Donaldson – Chef and Food Entrepreneur

David Tze - CEO of NovoNutrients, serial entrepreneur and ex-investor in aquaculture

More speakers will be announced shortly

Moderator

Louis Mikal – Sustainable community space developer, co-creating an impact accelerator, working with sustainable energy storage

Agenda

6:00 - 6:45 Doors open/Welcome
6:45 - 7:00 Greeting by Miriam Lynn McGovern and Louis Mikal
7:00 - 8:30 Panel Discussion
8:30 - 9:30 Q&A and mingle
9.30 —— Event ends —

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Searching For the Killer Blockchain App w/ Dr. Steven Waterhouse
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Searching For the Killer Blockchain App w/ Dr. Steven Waterhouse

Steven Waterhouse, CEO & Co-Founder at Orchid Labs, will give a talk about the search for the "Killer App" and the problems that decentralization can solve.

Orchid Protocol is a surveillance-free layer on top of the internet that enables secure and anonymous communication between users. This protocol is being developed as an open-source project by Orchid Labs.

Free entry for Node Members.

About Node:

Come to San Francisco’s newest private lounge club and gain insider knowledge on the exploding blockchain and crypto industry. Network with like-minded people and start learning about blockchain with Node U. Your way into the blockchain industry.

https://www.nodeuniversity.org/

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Responsible Liquidation - A Crash-Course with Jason Victor, Co-Founder & CEO of Routefire
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Responsible Liquidation - A Crash-Course with Jason Victor, Co-Founder & CEO of Routefire

The recent bear market in cryptocurrencies, combined with ongoing regulatory headwinds, has left well-funded ICOs in need of liquidity. And while de-risking portfolios is likely a smart move for projects not intended to serve as investment vehicles, it is critical that large-volume trading — liquidating bags — be done responsibly so as to not adversely impact the entire ecosystem.

Routefire will provide a crash-course on responsible liquidation, alternative methods to protect against downward price pressures, and risk analysis. Finally, we'll teach some trading kung fu as we get into the mechanics of order book layering, and let you in on some trader secrets used to take advantage of large resting orders.

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Founder Funding
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Founder Funding

In one action-packed five hour session, company founders pitch from their current decks and get instant feedback and advice from fellow founders.  You will leave the seminar with a new set of slides and actionable advice for how to improve your chances of financing your startup. Seth Goldstein and Stewart Noyce lead the workshop from practical real world experience: Seth has raised over $100m as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and VC; while Stewart has extensive product launch experience, including a reboot of Certicom that led to a $40m+ private placement. Price - 5 NUTs

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