Artists, bloggers, authors and developers using and developing dApps on the Steem dPos blockchain are meeting for the third time to share knowledge, showcase their creations, and enjoy each other’s company.
The main program of the 5 day event consists of 2 conference days, filled with talks, panels, workshops and pitches by a wide array of speakers, as diverse as the Steem blockchain itself. Steem users from over 40 countries flock to Kraków to meet one other and to hear insights and stories from, amongst many others:
- Ned Scott, CEO of Steemit Inc and founder of Steem
- Alina Miller, Artist, urban sketcher and markers guru
- Joe Parys, Online instructor with 350,000+ students
- Blair Reich, Co-Founder of the popular digital card game Steem Monsters
- Diego Pucci, CEO of Utopian SRLS, an initiative empowering open source development
- Sorin Cristescu, Blockchain Competence Centre leader at the European Commission
Round table sessions with in depth person-to-person chats with speakers and the “Wall of dApps”-expo, showcasing a selection of third party apps build on top of the Steem chain, complete the official conference days.
But Steemfest is more than two days of conference. SteemFest aims to combine a conference with a travel opportunity, giving the participants access to various parts of Kraków just by picking the venues for the program, leading attendees to explore the city. By submerging 5 days into the Steem ecosystem in several settings, both formal and informal, one can truly make lasting connections and return home with newfound insights and ideas. The weekend also gives time for activities such as a trip to nearby Auschwitz and a visit to the nearby salt-mines.
In addition to travel, exploration and traditional conference, the Steemfest five day program includes quite a selection of social events, including:the “SteemFest 2018 Bear Bowling Competition”, a “Night of Steem”-friday night party, filled with Steem users performing on stage, and the “Art at SteemFest” pop-up art exposition displaying works of art created by Steem users.