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 members 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 passed off at numerous 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 glad 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. An enormous shoutout is owed to all of the unbiased organizers, volunteers, and to all of the attendees who participated, mentioned, and contributed.

Per 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 centered on their respective Ethereum experience. Key matters ranged from Layer-2 scaling options and programmable cryptography to real-world purposes, showcasing the flexibility throughout the Ethereum ecosystem and neighborhood. One notable know-how used for Devconnect ticketing was Zupass – an open-source instrument 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 world neighborhood in a single place, sparking real-life connections which can be so necessary for our decentralized ecosystem. The Cowork attendees’ backgrounds had been diverse, 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 novel surroundings for collaboration and data sharing.

Native influence and world connections

A singular side of this 12 months’s Devconnect was the exceptional involvement of the native Turkish Ethereum neighborhood. A plurality of all Devconnect Cowork attendees had been locals from Türkiye, making them the most important group with 17.5% of the whole 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 world communities.

Trying Ahead

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

Be part of us subsequent 12 months

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

Maintain connecting

  • Take a look at extra images from Devconnect IST right here
  • View Devconnect IST occasions, their recaps, and picture 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 Group Hub (you’ll must ZK proof that you’ve got a ticket to one of many ZK ticketed Devconnect occasions)

Yours sincerely

Devconnect group 🦄



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