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Devconnect Istanbul 2023 – A celebration of progress and the Ethereum neighborhood


Devconnect, the week-long gathering of the Ethereum ecosystem and neighborhood, concluded its second version in Istanbul. The week noticed over 3,500 contributors from various backgrounds come collectively from November 13-19 on the Devconnect Cowork within the Istanbul Congress Heart, and plenty of extra be part of the 70+ deep-dive occasions organized by unbiased groups within the Ethereum neighborhood. Occasions befell at varied areas throughout town and past, celebrating the breadth and depth of the Ethereum ecosystem.

Thanks to everybody who was a part of Devconnect! We’re so completely happy that everybody that was in a position to be part of us for an intense week, brimming with conversations, talks, workshops, and real-life connections. A large shoutout is owed to all of the unbiased organizers, volunteers, and to all of the attendees who participated, mentioned, and contributed.

Every week of studying, sharing, and progress

On the coronary heart of Devconnect was its deal with progress for the Ethereum ecosystem. As a gathering constructed by and for the neighborhood, many groups within the ecosystem organized unbiased occasions targeted on their respective Ethereum experience. Key matters ranged from Layer-2 scaling options and programmable cryptography to real-world purposes, showcasing the flexibility inside the Ethereum ecosystem and neighborhood. One notable know-how used for Devconnect ticketing was Zupass – an open-source software constructed by builders from the Devconnect and Zuzalu communities. Zupass allows the creation of ZK proofs to, for instance, confirm occasion attendance.


Devconnect IST introduced collectively our international neighborhood in a single place, sparking real-life connections which might be so vital for our decentralized ecosystem. The Cowork attendees’ backgrounds have been assorted, together with builders (33.7%), founders (19.4%), researchers (11.6%), entrepreneurs (5.8%), designers (2.4%), and extra. This mixture of backgrounds and experience fostered a singular setting for collaboration and information sharing.

Native impression and international connections

A novel side of this 12 months’s Devconnect was the outstanding involvement of the native Turkish Ethereum neighborhood. A plurality of all Devconnect Cowork attendees have been locals from Türkiye, making them the biggest group with 17.5% of the full attendees. Occasions like ETHGünü and notDEVCON by ITU Blockchain, the most important blockchain membership in Istanbul, emphasised the importance of native communities and sparked connections between native and international communities.

Trying Ahead

As we mirror on the success of Devconnect IST 2023, it is clear that this occasion is an element of a bigger evolving development inside our decentralized ecosystem. Devconnect’s distinctive format, much like the format of Zuzalu and Zuconnect (which befell simply earlier than Devconnect in Istanbul), represents a brand new paradigm of our decentralized ecosystem – coming collectively for per week or longer, working collaboratively on the challenges we face, and making tangible progress.

Be a part of us subsequent 12 months

We’re excited that our subsequent occasion will probably be Devcon 7, which is able to happen in Southeast Asia in November 2024. Keep updated with the most recent information on the Highway to Devcon by subscribing to our publication.

Hold connecting

  • Try extra images from Devconnect IST right here
  • View Devconnect IST occasions, their recaps, and photograph galleries on their web sites, right here on the calendar
  • Observe Devconnect and Devcon on X/Twitter for updates: @EFDevconnect, @EFDevcon
  • Join with Devconnect attendees within the Neighborhood Hub (you’ll must ZK proof that you’ve got a ticket to one of many ZK ticketed Devconnect occasions)

Yours sincerely

Devconnect workforce 🦄



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