We hosted several community calls this week! The Secure / Design working group meeting notes are now available, as are the recordings for the August 2023 UCAN Community Call and the August 2023 IPVM Community Call.

The CFP for IPFS Connect is open, and we'd love to hear from you. Apply to present today!

This is the first of the IPFS Connect regional events, and Fission is taking the lead in organizing it, supported by Protocol Labs. Interested in sponsoring? Email us at

Upcoming Events

Causal Islands Podcast: EP02: A Conversation with the Strange Loop and Papers We Love Organizers

​We are so excited to be joined by Strange Loop founder Alex Miller and Papers We Love organizers Zeeshan Lakhani, Darren Newton, David Ashby, and Chas Emerick. Our guests will share stories from past conferences, what to expect at this year's final events, and what's coming next.

TrainJam: A celebration of local first software, DWeb, software builders, and trains!

​Take a train from Seattle to St. Louis to celebrate the last Strange Loop. Jam on software projects, share what you're working on, meet new people, and see the sights of the Empire Builder line. ​

Brought to you by the Gradient Retreat and Causal Islands.

Note: This event is sold out.

Local-First Software Unconference: On Saturday, September 23, 2023, immediately following the Strange Loop conference, we are holding an unconference-style community event for everybody interested in local-first software in St. Louis, MO.

​We particularly want to bring together people who are actively working on local-first projects — be it building frameworks or tools, developing local-first apps, or doing research in the area. But we also welcome people who are curious and want to learn more about the topic.

​Thank you to Fission, Ink & Switch, and DXOS for sponsoring the event.

Note: We hit our initial maximum. We will look at making more spaces available and have a waitlist up soon.

​New On The Blog

Projects We Love: Subconscious

You should own your thoughts. Subconscious is a tool for thought built on the open source Noosphere protocol that empowers users to do just that by avoiding centralization and enjoying the networked intelligence effects of a worldwide knowledge graph.

From the Discord

These are the most popular links shared on our Discord.

  • The folks at LEGO made an age check text field out of (what else?) digital LEGO.
  • p2panda is a peer-to-peer protocol and event-driven data store for secure, energy-efficient, local-first applications. It can be used in both fully distributed and federated network topologies and offers encryption (via MLS), multi-writer editing, permissions, and data schemas.

Thank you, and we'll be back next week with more exciting updates!

-The Fission Team