This week, several Fissioneers and friends took the train to St. Louis to attend the final 😭 Strange Loop Conference. Fission co-founder and CTO Brooklyn Zelenka is giving a talk on IPVM, and Staff Research Engineer Zeeshan Lakhani is co-running the Papers We Love speaker track.

Following Strange Loop is the Local-First Software Unconference on Saturday the 23rd. We're bringing together people actively working on local-first projects - building frameworks or tools, developing local-first apps, or researching the area - and those who are curious and want to learn more. Thank you to DXOS and Ink & Switch for sponsoring this event with us!

Tickets are on sale for IPFS Connect Istanbul! Do you want to give a talk at the event? Submit an idea to the CFP! Interested in sponsoring? Email us at

Upcoming Events

Secure/Design Community Call

​The Secure / Design community aims to establish:
- A set of principles to guide secure design practices
- Heuristics to evaluate whether those principles are being upheld
- UX patterns and best practices to make upholding the principles a bit easier for the protocols, platforms, and products that folks rely upon every day.

Current focus: improving authorization and signing flows.

September 26th at 8 AM PDT / 11 AM EDT

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IPVM Community Call

​The IPVM is an effort to add content-addressed computation to IPFS. This requires specifying calling conventions, distributed scheduling, session receipts, mobile computing, and auto-upgradable IPFS internals.

​This community call is open to all but is focused on implementers, following the IETF's rough "consensus and running code" ethos.

September 27th at 9 AM PDT / 12 PM EDT

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UCAN Community Call

​​The UCAN Community Call is a monthly recurring time for library implementers, spec maintainers, and users to coordinate, share learnings, and ask questions.

September 28th at 9 AM PDT / 12 PM EDT

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​New On The Blog

10 Decentralized Web Tools You Should Know

Here's a list of 10 tools helping end users and builders move away from centralized entities and toward more affirming and humane software.

From the Discord

These are the most popular links shared on our Discord.

  • W3C has introduced Web Sustainability Guidelines explaining how to design and implement digital products and services that put people and the planet first.
  • Computing and information sciences professor Amy Ko began developing Wordplay, an accessible programming language, after she broke her elbow and realized the struggles disabled people must face when programming.

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

-The Fission Team