NEAR SF Builder Day

The NEAR HACKS team is onboarding Rust and Javascript developers to the NEAR ecosystem at the NEAR SF Builder Day on December 10th from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM! 🎉

After our stops in Miami, Austin, and New York City, we are stoked to meet more builders in San Francisco! NEAR's key ecosystem players will unpack the most cutting-edge innovations and opportunities across the NEAR ecosystem like decentralized and censorship-resistant frontends, Proximity Labs' $10M Orderbook DEX grant program, NEAR's Developer DAO, Aurora Plus, and more!

Join us at Digital Garage, a renowned startup incubator and innovation hub in Downtown SF for a full day of insightful talks and hands-on technical workshops that spotlights builders in the NEAR ecosystem. Hear from founders blazing uncharted trails in the realm of decentralized technology and learn from the developers at the forefront of the tech! We encourage builders and enthusiasts with varying backgrounds & skill sets to register and attend. Event capacity is extremely limited, register now!



Alex Skidanov

Co-Founder of NEAR Protocol

Maksym Zavershynskyi

Head of Engineering at Pagoda

Nneoma Kanu

Developer Relations, Hackathons Lead @ Banyan Collective

Ishan Goyal

Orange DAO

Evgeny Kuzyakov

Founder @ NEAR Social

Alejandra Corbella

NEAR SF Community Manager @ Banyan Collective

Bowen Wang

Head of Protocol @ Pagoda

Kendall Cole

GM @ Proximity Labs

Tiffany Gao

Product Manager @ Pagoda

Alex Chiocchi

Office of the Founders @ NEAR Protocol

Christian Cuffy

Head of Accounts @ Ottersec

Carol Xie

Blockchain at Berkeley

Zahid Islam

Dev Advocate @ NEAR SF

Dorian Crutcher

Dev Rel @ Pagoda

Lokp Ray

Researcher at Ref.Finance

Boris Polania

DevRel at Aurora Labs

Jordan Gray

Founder @ AstroDAO

Cameron Dennis

CEO @ Banyan Collective

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​10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Venue Open w/ Snacks & Coffee



Event Introduction

Nneoma Kanu, Project Lead at NEAR HACKS


Introduction to NEAR Development in JavaScript

Zahid Islam, Dev Rel at NEAR SF


NEAR in the Past, Present, Future

Cameron Dennis, CEO of Banyan Collective​


Introduction to NEAR Development in Rust

Dorian Crutcher, DevRel at Pagoda

11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Introducing NEAR OS

Alex Chiochhi, PM at NEAR's Founders Office

​12:00 PM-12:30 PM

The Developer Governance DAO

Maksym Zavershynskyi, Head of Engineering at Pagoda

​12:30 PM-1:00 PM

Navigating NEAR Data Infra

Tiffany Yijia Gao, Product Manager at Pagoda

​12:30 PM-1:00 PM

Building on Orderbook DEXs

Kendall Cole, GM at Proximity Labs

​1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

🍞 Lunch Break

​2:00 PM-2:30 PM

Ensuring Scalability w/ Nightshade & Doomslug

Alex Skidanov, Co-Founder of NEAR Protocol

2:30 PM-3:00 PM

The NEAR Protocol Roadmap

Bowen Wang, Head of Protocol at Pagoda

​3:00 PM-3:30 PM

Securing a Smart Contract Audit

Christian Cuffy, Head of Accounts at Ottersec

​3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Decentralized Front-Ends on NEAR Social

Evgeny Kuzyakov, Founder of NEAR Social

​3:30 PM-4:00 PM

What Makes Aurora Special?

Boris Polania, DevRel at Aurora Labs

​4:00 PM-4:30 PM



​4:30 PM-5:00 PM

Ref V2 & SDK

Lokp Ray, Researcher at Ref Finance

​4:30 PM-5:00 PM

Fundraising in a Bear Market

Ishan Goyal, Partnerships & Dealflow at Orange DAO
Linh Tan, Head of Operations at Open Web Collective
(Moderator) Carol Xie, Blockchain at Berkeley

​5:00 PM-5:30 PM

Decentralized Wireless Networks

Suruchi Gupta, Co-founder GIANT Protocol

​5:30 PM-6:00 PM

DAO Action Recipes

Jordan Gray, AstroDAO

​6:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Closing Remarks

Banyan Collective

​6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

🍸 Happy Hour

Banyan Collective
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