In each Community Matters, we will be featuring one of the contributors, supporters, movers, catalyzers, and influencers who are changing the ecosystem in amazing ways.
We received some comments about the reception of the first Community Matters 01. Overall, the feeling was strong about the excellent community engagement and pride of the ability of our members. The interview helped everyone know more about Jon. One reader said, “It’s fantastic — I love the photo of Jon — it really brings the community to life.” Community Matters is a great way to learn about those who are building the community and express our gratitude.
We are excited to highlight some of the exceptional, talented, community contributors who are helping us build a more distributed web. In this edition, we are spotlighting Eduardo Moreira, Eysstech, Holochain en Español.
A CEO with international experience, Eduardo has worked and lived in Latin-America, the United States, and in Europe. With an MBA and background experience as an IT Director in various multinational companies with locations around the Globe, he is now focused on helping us achieve efficiencies and create positive market disruptions by using technology as part of our Digital Transformation programs.
Why did you choose to get involved in the community work of Holo, as opposed to other projects?
I really trust the project and the team behind it — what’s been done is credible, do-able, and responsible. Holochain solves many issues in today’s Internet world. Most other projects seem to fail in one way or the other, but I think Holochain has all the components to become a total success.
What accomplishments, highlights, or goals would you like to share regarding growing and expanding the community?
So far, we have been able to:
- Create a Holochain en Español Channel on Mattermost, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Create the Holochain Venezuela Channel, which has already had their first Meetup, and should have the second at the end of March.
- Get USB (University Simon Bolivar) — one of the best universities in Venezuela and South America — interested in the technology. We will create channels of collaboration with them and have regular talks and Meetups at their University and private technology park.
- Publish many Holochian articles in Mas Newspaper, a Hispanic newspaper in the UK.
- Hire a community manager to work exclusively on the Holochain en Español community.
- Hire a translator dedicated to translate the most important documentation (Green Paper, White Paper, etc.) into Spanish.
Check out the video interview.
Content Highlights for the Community, by the Community
Nick RedMark’s Holochain Web Server.
Adam Thomson’s article helps people understand the value proposition of Holochain: Holochain as a Framework for Value Creation.
Community Request: In your own words, how would you describe Holochain and Holo? Fill out this survey.
We had nine participants and are planning our next HoloDinner in Austria/Vienna this month. We are looking forward to our next event and are happy to be part of Holochain’s Community.
Eric Bear’s presentation at Protocol NYC:
A recap from the Sunshine Coast Intensive
Read a community-sourced report from the first Holochain Intensive held in Sunshine Coast, Australia.
For upcoming events check our meetup calendar.
Get involved! Connect with your local community on Mattermost — our open-source chat platform — or become an Organizer of Community . Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll help you with your DevDinner, Meetup, Presentation, or Workshop!
What We’ve Heard: Comments and Thoughts from our Channels
Join us for the Binance Telegram-based AMA session on Thursday, April 18th at 4PM GMT. This AMA will be with Mary Camacho, David Atkinson, Alastair Ong, and Amanda DHT.
From Crypto Briefing:
“Holochain is building more infrastructure for business applications. Developers for the cloud hosting market have partnered with Next Block Group, an investment platform that matches base layer protocols with established enterprises.”
Dev Report by Electric Capital
We are back in the top 10 in Dev Activity! Check out the latest Santiment post.
Holochain, although still in its early stages, is currently the leader among non-blockchain cryptocurrencies. …And it could challenge some of the world’s largest Web services.
Join us at the next AMA, No. 25, to ask the team about building on Holochain! This AMA will be with Co-founder Eric Harris-Braun, David Atkinson, Matthew Schutte, and Eric Bear on Thursday, April 11th at 6PM UTC (2PM EST) on Youtube.
Check out our YouTube playlist to watch previous AMAs.
AMA No. 26 is scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd at 6PM UTC (2PM EST).
Let’s discuss how we can address these issues together. We’d love to hear what you think! Start a new topic in our Community Feedback Forums.
Experience who we are and what we’re working on up close!
Lisa’s Holo(chain) Journey: From Holochain Hacker to Holo UI Developer
What gets me up in the morning?…I really enjoy getting up and working and being with my teammates and feel like I’m providing value and feel like I have a purpose to what I’m developing.
There is help for you on your learning journey — check out these HOT Topic FAQs and Resources to dig deeper!
In the face of fierce competition with Amazon, who have been planning to develop a decentralized cloud service business, does Holo intend to focus on establishing the ecosystem for hApps or to seek partnerships with other large firms to share the hosting market?
By virtue of Holochain and Holo’s design, anyone can deploy Holo hosting nodes or private dApps on any cloud services’ host — Amazon or any other hosting provider. There is no need for a partnership to have Amazon servers running Holo, and why someone would want to pay Amazon’s premium for that is not exactly clear. If Amazon is claiming to offer “decentralized” cloud computing only on their own platform, those claims are an abuse of language. Marketing centralized cloud services as “decentralized” is as ridiculous as Amazon’s previous marketing of “serverless cloud computing,” which consisted of renting storage and processing on their servers. The twisting of language to mean it’s opposite may be clever, but it doesn’t change the underlying reality of what they are delivering.
Now, let’s go deeper down the rabbit hole. Here are some links to help you find your bearings when learning about Holo and Holochain
Visit our growing Solutions Knowledge base to learn more.
We believe that the key to our success is in building our community — the moments that matter most are in the connections within and between our communities. We appreciate your faith in us; we appreciate your commitment and your desire to tell the world about the things you want to build or host on Holochain. We want to work with you all to realize this vision of a distributed web that is ever-expanding and community owned.
None of this would be possible without you! Thank you for showing up and sharing your unique talents with all of us. You work so hard to bring awareness and engagement to the Holo and Holochain communities, and we are thankful for you!