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MaidSafe Hosts its First European SAFE Developer Conference

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International Attendees to Discuss SAFE Network Platform and MaidSafe Launches SAFE Developer Hub

Ayr, SCOTLAND, April 22, 2018 - MaidSafe, the developer of the world’s first and only autonomous data network, will be kicking off its first international developer conference, SAFE DevCon in Scotland on April 23rd. There will be attendees from 18 countries at the event, where they will hear the latest product and strategy developments from MaidSafe, as well as have more detailed introduction to the key technology components in the SAFE Network and hear about the activities of fellow SAFE Network Forum community members. This invitation-only event is the first time MaidSafe is bringing its engineers, the community and developers together with the goal that this event becomes bigger every year. For those not attending there is also the opportunity to watch the event by livestream.

SAFE DevCon 2018
SAFE DevCon 2018

SAFE DevCon will see strategy presentations from David Irvine, the founder and CEO, MaidSafe and Viv Rajkumar, Chief Technology Officer outlining their vision for what the SAFE Network will look like in the future, as well as highlight key product development goals and the commercial focus for MaidSafe. Project Managers Krishna Rajkumar and Spandan Sharma will run question and answer sessions with attendees discussing both the front and back-end of the SAFE Network, giving attendees insights into key considerations when developing applications for the platform. There will also be sessions advising developers on how to get started using the network and how MaidSafe is looking to build out the ecosystem. Nick Lambert, COO, will discuss the importance of community to the future of the SAFE Network and there will be presentations by members of the SAFE Network community showing the applications and functionality they are building.

“We are very excited to be welcoming SAFE Network developers and supporters from as far away as Australia and Indonesia to the first European SAFE DevCon,” said David Irvine, founder and CEO, MaidSafe. “This is an important step along the path of turning the SAFE Network into a vibrant, self-sustaining community and it will be great to learn from the experiences of those attending. In the coming year the pace of development for the SAFE Network is going to rapidly increase, as we near Alpha 3 and increase the functionality available. That means the support we provide the community has to become ever more sophisticated, hence why we’re rapidly adding team members and launching new resources for Developers.”

To support developers MaidSafe is also introducing a new site, called the SAFE Developer Hub available at [https://hub.safedev.org]. It will be the location for information about applications being developed, provide advice and guidance on the technical framework for the SAFE Network and its APIs. Combined with the SAFE Network Developer Forum, the SAFE Developer Hub will enable developers to share ideas and expertise to improve the effectiveness of application development.

The Portal will focus on three key areas:

  1. Consolidating information: MaidSafe will create a landing page for all topics related to development. This will guide users through key aspects of the SAFE Network such as the Authenticator, Vaults and the network flavours of local, mock and testnets.
  2. Clearing pathways for developers: The site will start out with a bootstrapping guide focusing on four key areas: understanding the SAFE Network; Developing on the platform; Testing applications; and deploying applications.
  3. Preferred programming language/platform: Developers can easily access their preferred platform and programming language via icons on the site and link to each of the GitHub repositories for each of the components. It will also have links to the RFC’s (Request for Comments) and information about licensing and the various defensive patents MaidSafe has in place.

SAFE DevCon 2018 will be streamlined live via YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChDck5R_C9i6XTrS66tbwOw] during the day with each session also available after the event on the company’s channel.

About MaidSafe
MaidSafe is a company founded by David Irvine in 2006, which has a mission to provide security and privacy for everyone by building a better internet platform. This new platform is the SAFE Network, which is the world’s first autonomous and decentralised data network. The network is made up of the unused hard drive space, processing power and bandwidth of its users. The SAFE Network will include storage, peer-to-peer communications, transactions, internet functionality and a wide variety of apps to name a few of its features.

For more information about MaidSafe, please go to: https://maidsafe.net/
For more information about SAFE Network please go to: https://safenetforum.org/