elective-stereophonic
elective-stereophonic
VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02) singapore
Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Latest Stable Nxt Client: Nxt 1.12.2

Author Topic: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)  (Read 2984 times)

Tai Zen

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Karma: +31/-4
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 81
    • View Profile
    • Prison Or Freedom

1.  We had the first public NXT community & Development Update last Wednesday with several people in the NXT community including Come From Beyond, Damelon, QBTC, Uniqueorn, Adam Levine, Opticalcarrier, Randall, etc and others who chose to remain anonymous.

The purpose of these NXT updates are to keep everyone in the NXT community informed and up to date with the latest developments and progress from NXT without having to read multiple forums.

Here is the NXT Community & Development Update #1 video:

http://nxtfoundation.com/updates/

2.  I will post this status update video in all the major nxt forums for now but in the future it will only be posted to Nxtforum.org.

3.  I'm in the process of creating a system that will automatically broadcast these status update videos to the community as soon as they are uploaded so you don't have to constantly check in the forums.

4.  Any suggestions and constructive criticisms to make future hangouts and updates better are highly welcomed.

5.  The goal is to have future updates broadcasted on Youtube Livestream and have a chat roll available so NXT community members can interact and do a Q&A during the update.

Enjoy!
Tai Zen

The next update will be next Wed, april 9th at gmt +1 (11am EST).  One of our main guests will be Wesley and he'll spend a few minutes to update us on the NXT Wesley Client which will soon become the default NXT client after it's code has been reviewed so stay tuned.
Logged
Founder of www.PrisonOrFreedom.com | BTC: 19HHZ1yEimKUYVFM9TkXqd9xwM54jSFrmc | NXT:  17225446755425423638 | LTC:  LTA99422wieqR1MfWeNxZU5xAsESE9MzW7

joefox

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +62/-1
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 522
    • View Profile
    • The Nxt Wiki
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 02:44:12 am »

Why on a Wednesday, during the day? You're cutting off participation from anyone in North America that has a day job. I'd appreciate at least the occasional session on a weekend! :)
Logged
GPG Key Id: 0x94A521DA613CAE76 | BitMessage BM-NBzUURL9jLagPALxCpxYDaMVe9E3965u
Nxt Wiki: http://wiki.nxtcrypto.org/
Tips: NXT-DBDW-STA8-ARBE-6JRPA

nCtrl

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Karma: +31/-0
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 254
    • View Profile
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 07:36:34 am »

Definitely a good initiative, keep them coming and I will keep watching them.
Thanks to all who participated.

If I may suggest something, I think it could be useful to couple these videos with a short description where essentially you describe the different topics touched in the video, with the corresponding timestamp and, if it is the case, the references (links to websites being mentioned, forum discussion, etc).
This would allow the viewer to have an idea about what is being discussed during an episode, it allows him to skip the parts he is not interested in and finally he can quickly launch the links mentioned without having to "decrypt" what is being said or what is written in the video. 
I does not have to be made necessarily by you, the community can do it. I think it would help to have this "table of contents".
« Last Edit: April 05, 2014, 07:44:33 am by nCtrl »
Logged

Damelon

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +792/-54
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2314
    • View Profile
    • Nxt Inside
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2014, 09:30:55 am »

Definitely a good initiative, keep them coming and I will keep watching them.
Thanks to all who participated.

If I may suggest something, I think it could be useful to couple these videos with a short description where essentially you describe the different topics touched in the video, with the corresponding timestamp and, if it is the case, the references (links to websites being mentioned, forum discussion, etc).
This would allow the viewer to have an idea about what is being discussed during an episode, it allows him to skip the parts he is not interested in and finally he can quickly launch the links mentioned without having to "decrypt" what is being said or what is written in the video. 
I does not have to be made necessarily by you, the community can do it. I think it would help to have this "table of contents".

As this was the first, we has nó idea what the content would be!  :D
But definitely something to do in the future, I agree. Sitting through 60 minutes is hard work :)
Logged
Member of the Nxt Foundation | Donations: NXT-D6K7-MLY6-98FM-FLL5T
Join Nxt Slack! https://nxtchat.herokuapp.com/
Founder of Blockchain Workspace | Personal Site & Blog

P2PGuy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Karma: +28/-4
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 329
    • View Profile
    • NXT Studios
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2014, 11:56:24 am »

Thanks @Thai Zen and @Damelon for putting up the video. I have quite some skills to apply to the Marketing initiative. So  I will definitely be in contact.
Logged
NXTStudios - Asset ID: 9362920961691252117  NXT Studios http://nxtstudios.org

bitcoinpaul

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +590/-590
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3097
  • Karmageddon
    • View Profile
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2014, 12:28:47 pm »

I really liked Adam's comments.

- Marketing needs to focus on educating about Nxt. I think my idea ("NXT - You decide" shorts campaign) could fit in there.
- We need more than just good speakers like Tai Zen. We need an Evangelist (Anon136?)
- We shouldn't talk like we are in competition with Ethereum and Co. "We are all in the same boat and want to defeat the current shitty system"
« Last Edit: April 05, 2014, 12:36:39 pm by bitcoinpaul »
Logged
Like my Avatar? Reply now! NXT-M5JR-2L5Z-CFBP-8X7P3

forkedchain

  • Ex-Staff Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +74/-10
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1190
  • bite me
    • View Profile
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 06:43:00 pm »

...educating about Nxt...We need an Evangelist...

I think Ill try to establish a google hangout and give all who attend my method of explaining cryptocurrencies to people who are completely uninitiated that I have been successful with.  my scheme has been to do this, then go into the reasons that NXT is an improvement over BTC.

Basically I start with giving them an understanding of how banking works now and how it is centralized, and then I inform that cryptocurrencies are methods of decentralized economies/banking, and describe how it works with no math, just analogies.  I describe the blockchain as a huge public ledger of transactions between accounts, consensus as "rules of the game", and where there are 100s of machines that all understand these rules, and so they all can tell if anyone is not playing by the rules.

The only real difficult part is describing accounts and their public/private keys, and signatures, in terms people can understand.
Logged
NXT tips: 2319251 or NXT-8SWM-2224-YKWW-22222

salsacz

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +239/-67
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1762
  • NXT-R67P-6BZ2-XWAK-8RHZR
    • View Profile
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2014, 10:41:25 pm »

The only real difficult part is describing accounts and their public/private keys, and signatures, in terms people can understand.
What about a big safe/vault that is on the square? If you use a short combination, anyone can guess it. If you use very long combination, it is very safe. BUT - this safe cannot be: taken by physical force or by force of the authorities/government/ executors
Logged
Holidays are (almost) over, check more news at: Nxt Academy

forkedchain

  • Ex-Staff Member
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +74/-10
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1190
  • bite me
    • View Profile
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2014, 02:36:15 am »

The only real difficult part is describing accounts and their public/private keys, and signatures, in terms people can understand.
What about a big safe/vault that is on the square? If you use a short combination, anyone can guess it. If you use very long combination, it is very safe. BUT - this safe cannot be: taken by physical force or by force of the authorities/government/ executors

thats a bit different than describing PKI.  Usually I just say something along the lines of "there are 2 keys that are mathematically related.  one is your secret/private key and other is your public key, or account number.  so when someone sends you money they send it to your publicKey/acct#.  but to spend it requires your private key."
Logged
NXT tips: 2319251 or NXT-8SWM-2224-YKWW-22222

salsacz

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Karma: +239/-67
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1762
  • NXT-R67P-6BZ2-XWAK-8RHZR
    • View Profile
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2014, 03:09:45 am »

anyone can give me money, but only I own a hammer
« Last Edit: April 06, 2014, 03:11:33 am by salsacz »
Logged
Holidays are (almost) over, check more news at: Nxt Academy

qbd1313

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Karma: +10/-8
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 372
    • View Profile
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2014, 04:28:32 am »

thx,Tai Zen

great video :D
Logged

Tai Zen

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Karma: +31/-4
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 81
    • View Profile
    • Prison Or Freedom
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2014, 05:52:15 pm »

Why on a Wednesday, during the day? You're cutting off participation from anyone in North America that has a day job. I'd appreciate at least the occasional session on a weekend! :)

We had to decide upon a time to get started and did not want to spend too much time trying to get it perfect on the first go around.

I believe in "speed of implementation" and just get it done and adjust as we go along.  The faster nxt can implement new ideas is more critical then getting it perfect so i also believe in "done is better then perfect" (unless it is a security  concern).

Our next update is on wed again n we can decide when is a good time on the weekend to accommodate the weekend folks and possibly alternate the wed n weekend times to accommodate both the european and the americas communities.

We should get it worked out in the next few updates.

Tai Zen
Logged
Founder of www.PrisonOrFreedom.com | BTC: 19HHZ1yEimKUYVFM9TkXqd9xwM54jSFrmc | NXT:  17225446755425423638 | LTC:  LTA99422wieqR1MfWeNxZU5xAsESE9MzW7

Tai Zen

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Karma: +31/-4
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 81
    • View Profile
    • Prison Or Freedom
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 05:54:49 pm »

Definitely a good initiative, keep them coming and I will keep watching them.
Thanks to all who participated.

If I may suggest something, I think it could be useful to couple these videos with a short description where essentially you describe the different topics touched in the video, with the corresponding timestamp and, if it is the case, the references (links to websites being mentioned, forum discussion, etc).
This would allow the viewer to have an idea about what is being discussed during an episode, it allows him to skip the parts he is not interested in and finally he can quickly launch the links mentioned without having to "decrypt" what is being said or what is written in the video. 
I does not have to be made necessarily by you, the community can do it. I think it would help to have this "table of contents".


As this was the first, we has nó idea what the content would be!  :D
But definitely something to do in the future, I agree. Sitting through 60 minutes is hard work :)

I'll work on doing this in the next update. Like I mentionned to bitcoinpaul, we came up with the idea n wanted to implement as quick as possible and will make improvements as we go along based on community feedback such as yours and bitcoinpaul.  thanks for the input.

tai zen
Logged
Founder of www.PrisonOrFreedom.com | BTC: 19HHZ1yEimKUYVFM9TkXqd9xwM54jSFrmc | NXT:  17225446755425423638 | LTC:  LTA99422wieqR1MfWeNxZU5xAsESE9MzW7

Tai Zen

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Karma: +31/-4
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 81
    • View Profile
    • Prison Or Freedom
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2014, 06:01:49 pm »

The only real difficult part is describing accounts and their public/private keys, and signatures, in terms people can understand.
What about a big safe/vault that is on the square? If you use a short combination, anyone can guess it. If you use very long combination, it is very safe. BUT - this safe cannot be: taken by physical force or by force of the authorities/government/ executors

I have been to several meetups to explain btc n nxt and I never even mention public/private keys.  All the public wants to know is how does it benefit them and all that can be done without ever referencing keys/signatures, etc.

Keep in mind that when u explain btc n nxt to the first world country audiences, they have a strong currency that is very favorable already.  it's like approaching somone with a ferrari n telling them u have a better car for them.  there first n natural response will be "yeah right... r u nuts?".

Being too technical does not help... and nothing kills adoption faster then confusion.  A confused mind can not make a decision so it's easier to just say no.

During the meetups in Dallas, I find it easier to just explain the emotional benefits of btc n nxt to people and it helps to reduce confusion.  If they ask about public/private keys then I address them.  Otherwise I just leave it alone.

people don't have to know the differenc between 4 stroke n 2 stroke cycle engines in order to operate an automobile. they just need to know where the ignition, brakes, turn signals, etc. and start driving.

tai zen
Logged
Founder of www.PrisonOrFreedom.com | BTC: 19HHZ1yEimKUYVFM9TkXqd9xwM54jSFrmc | NXT:  17225446755425423638 | LTC:  LTA99422wieqR1MfWeNxZU5xAsESE9MzW7

NxtPlayer

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Karma: +8/-8
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 39
    • View Profile
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2014, 05:42:14 am »

The only real difficult part is describing accounts and their public/private keys, and signatures, in terms people can understand.
What about a big safe/vault that is on the square? If you use a short combination, anyone can guess it. If you use very long combination, it is very safe. BUT - this safe cannot be: taken by physical force or by force of the authorities/government/ executors

I have been to several meetups to explain btc n nxt and I never even mention public/private keys.  All the public wants to know is how does it benefit them and all that can be done without ever referencing keys/signatures, etc.

Keep in mind that when u explain btc n nxt to the first world country audiences, they have a strong currency that is very favorable already.  it's like approaching somone with a ferrari n telling them u have a better car for them.  there first n natural response will be "yeah right... r u nuts?".

Being too technical does not help... and nothing kills adoption faster then confusion.  A confused mind can not make a decision so it's easier to just say no.

During the meetups in Dallas, I find it easier to just explain the emotional benefits of btc n nxt to people and it helps to reduce confusion.  If they ask about public/private keys then I address them.  Otherwise I just leave it alone.

people don't have to know the differenc between 4 stroke n 2 stroke cycle engines in order to operate an automobile. they just need to know where the ignition, brakes, turn signals, etc. and start driving.

tai zen

Very good point Tai!! I have to bite my lip everyday to remind myself that not everyone is awake like we all are!!!

NxtPlayer
Logged
NXT: 11008119530725812802
DRK: Xvi4proWMMrSP8voAs38btN9DNumuADx5k
BTC: 1MuATfqjoT4f5DLr6eyeaGWzpnWKikpCT2

P2PGuy

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Karma: +28/-4
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 329
    • View Profile
    • NXT Studios
Re: VIDEO: NXT Community & Development Update #1 – (2014-04-02)
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2014, 09:04:33 pm »

The only real difficult part is describing accounts and their public/private keys, and signatures, in terms people can understand.
What about a big safe/vault that is on the square? If you use a short combination, anyone can guess it. If you use very long combination, it is very safe. BUT - this safe cannot be: taken by physical force or by force of the authorities/government/ executors

I have been to several meetups to explain btc n nxt and I never even mention public/private keys.  All the public wants to know is how does it benefit them and all that can be done without ever referencing keys/signatures, etc.

Keep in mind that when u explain btc n nxt to the first world country audiences, they have a strong currency that is very favorable already.  it's like approaching somone with a ferrari n telling them u have a better car for them.  there first n natural response will be "yeah right... r u nuts?".

Being too technical does not help... and nothing kills adoption faster then confusion.  A confused mind can not make a decision so it's easier to just say no.

During the meetups in Dallas, I find it easier to just explain the emotional benefits of btc n nxt to people and it helps to reduce confusion.  If they ask about public/private keys then I address them.  Otherwise I just leave it alone.

people don't have to know the differenc between 4 stroke n 2 stroke cycle engines in order to operate an automobile. they just need to know where the ignition, brakes, turn signals, etc. and start driving.

tai zen

Very good point Tai!! I have to bite my lip everyday to remind myself that not everyone is awake like we all are!!!

NxtPlayer

It's going to be crucial to simplify the consumer message of Nxt and what crypto currencies are and how to use them. I keep coming across new start-ups in the genre who seem to distil there message quite well without going anywhere near the technical stuff. It will be a learning curve. It's similar in process to having a regular online banking account. Use a browser--> Login--> Make payment or transfer--> encrypt and send--> decrypt and arrives at the destination account --> reflects in your balance-->

Here's a few links for information flow reference (not the website design):

http://www.coinery.io simple.

https://www.coinjar.com a bit more technical but still simple.

https://squareup.com simple, friendly, clear.

If we can describe what Nxt does using images / icons like these, then it may translate well internationally.


« Last Edit: April 09, 2014, 09:08:21 pm by P2PGuy »
Logged
NXTStudios - Asset ID: 9362920961691252117  NXT Studios http://nxtstudios.org
 

elective-stereophonic
elective-stereophonic
assembly
assembly