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Join us at the first edition of "Lightning Halloween", a seasonal event aimed at promoting development on the Lightning Network and driving Bitcoin adoption!

The event is the "developer track" of the Lugano Plan B Forum and will take place immediately after the Forum, with free transfer from Lugano for attendees of the 1st event.

Held in Viareggio, just a short train ride away from most major attractions in Tuscany, Lightning Halloween will feature world-class experts, who will deliver speeches on some of the most relevant and current topics within the Lightning Network ecosystem.

After the talks, participants will be able to work together on their preferred projects and participate in practical workshops led by industry experts and fellow Bitcoiners.

As if that weren’t exciting enough, participants will have a chance to meet Bitcoin and Lightning Network developers and designers and team up in sight of the #LegendsOfLightning global hackathon. In order to provide participants with the best possible experience, only a limited number of places will be available, to ensure that everybody will have enough time to ask all their questions to speakers and mentors.

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Schedule

October, Sunday 30 th

- Day 1

4 events

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Transfer from Lugano to Viareggio

12:30 - 17:30

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Opening remarks

18:30 - 19:00

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Networking apericena

19:00 - 20:00

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Free evening

20:00 onwards

October, Monday 31 st

- Day 2

5 events

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Talks

09:00 - 12:30

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Lunch

12:30 - 13:30

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Workshop/Talk to the audience

13:30 - 15:00

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Group hack time

15:00 - 18:00

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Networking dinner

19:30 onwards

November, Tuesday 1 st

- Day 3

5 events

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Talks

09:00 - 12:30

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Lunch

12:30 - 13:30

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Workshop/Talk to the audience

13:30 - 15:00

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Group hack time

15:00 - 18:00

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Group pizza/free evening (facultative)

19:30 onwards

November, Wednesday 2 nd

- Day 4

5 events

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Talks

09:00 - 12:30

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Lunch

12:30 - 13:30

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Workshop/Talk to the audience

13:30 - 15:00

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Group hack time

15:00 - 18:00

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Networking dinner/final party

19:30 onwards

November, Thursday 3 rd

- Day 5

3 events

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Closing remarks

09:00 - 09:15

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Optional cultural activity + lunch

09:15 - 15:00

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Return transfer

15:30 onwards

Speakers

Jimmy Song avatar

Jimmy Song

Bitcoin expert and author

Giacomo Zucco avatar

Giacomo Zucco

Bitcoin Consultant and Educator

Riccardo Masutti avatar

Riccardo Masutti

Cybersecurity & Privacy at Bitfinex

Christian Moss avatar

Christian Moss

Co-founder and head of gaming R&D at ZEBEDEE

Federico Tenga avatar

Federico Tenga

R&D at Bitfinex

Rikki avatar

Rikki

Bitcoin Italia Podcast

FAQs

What is this event trying to achieve?

Our objective is to strengthen the Lightning community and spur development in the ecosystem, while providing hands-on support to those who want to get involved in the space.

Who is coming?

Speakers from open-source communities who will share new and exciting developments in Lighting and Bitcoin, BTC/LN companies such as Bitfinex, Zebedee, Lipa, Alby and Vulpem Ventures as well as like-minded members of the LN community.

Why should I come?

Learn, network, build what you like, find projects to join or companies with job opportunities

How much does it cost?

The event is entirely sponsored by organisers, but we do ask participants to donate $100 to selected Bitcoin projects or organisations, such as Geyser or Bitcoin Italia Podcast on Lightning. We kindly ask you to be ready to show proof of payment at check-in.

What's included in the event?

Lectures, presentation equipment, transfer from Lugano to Viareggio, opening dinner, lunch every day, closing dinner, welcome cocktail, private spaces for small team collaboration and being surrounded by a nice community.

Is accommodation included in the price?

No, it is not. However, we are offering subsidised rates at a nearby hotel to make the event as accessible as possible. You might as well choose your own accommodation solution, or if you prefer, you can contact us and we’ll provide advice on local options. Please note: spaces at subsidized rates are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Is the event open to all?

The event is designed with in mind people with an interest in Lightning Network and speakers will cover a range of subjects. However, speech topics will be primarily of a technical nature, so it is advisable for the participants to have a sound understanding of Lightning to get the most value out of the sessions.’ Furthermore, fluency in English is advisable

Are only developers allowed?

We welcome people from different backgrounds, so you don’t necessarily need to be a developer. However, there will be a limited number of available spots to participate in the event.

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