About Assembly
Assembly 2021 is Urbit’s first unconference, marking a pivotal moment in its history: software distribution. Yes, Urbit is ready to be built upon. We’ll spend three days together doing just that.

- Learn about building applications on Urbit (it’s easy).
- Find out how to work and create on a platform that is fully owned by you.
-  Meet with the growing ecosystem of communities and businesses built on Urbit.

If you’re simply into calm computing, well, there will be plenty of that too.

You’ll choose between two tracks:
- Assembly: Assemble software or work together on projects in small groups
- Workshop: A two day workshop taught by Neal Davis, Urbit for Developers
Location
Distribution Hall
1500 East 4th St. Austin, TX
Date
October 15, 16, 17 2021
Workshop: Urbit for Developers
Taught by professor Neal Davis, ~lagrev-nocfep, who brought this planet the first collegiate Urbit course, Martian Computing.

Prerequisites:
- We do not anticipate your knowing Hoon in advanced, although experience with programming is a prequisite.

Objectives:
- Program literately using the Hoon language, including source code conventions and interoperability.
- Explain and navigate the schematics and technical implementation of the Urbit OS kernel (Arvo and vanes).
- Construct novel userspace apps to run on the Urbit OS platform (Gall, Landscape).
- Sign and distribute working apps through an Urbit-backed software development service.

We will not deal with Azimuth, parsing, many aspects of generators, event logs, runtime issues, and many other aspects of fully grokking Urbit.
Schedule
Day 1

3:30pm - 7:00pm (CDT)



October 15
3:30pm - Registration

4:00pm - Happy Hour

6:00pm - Welcome

Included: 2 drink tickets
Day 2

10:00am - 6:00pm (CDT)



October 16
10:00am - Keynote

11:00am - Software Distribution Demo & Technical Talk

Lunch - Food trucks will be available onsite.

1:00pm - Kick Off

1:15pm - Assembly or Workshop: Day 1
Day 3

10:00am - 6:00pm (CDT)



October 17
10:00am - Panel: New World Energy

11:15am - Developer Programs

Lunch - Food trucks will be available onsite for lunch.

12:30pm - Assembly or Workshop: Day 2

5:00pm - Future of Urbit
Speakers
A majority of this event is unstructured. There will be a few speakers and panelists to share updates on software distribution, new world energy, and the future of Urbit.

More coming soon...
~wolref-podlex
Josh Lehman
Director of Urbit Foundation
urbit.org

Software Distribution
~ravmel-ropdyl
Galen Wolfe-Pauly
CEO of Tlon Corporation
tlon.io

Future of Urbit
~lagrev-nocfep
Neal Davis
Computer Science at University of Illinois

Workshop: Urbit for Developers
~hatryx-lastud
JUstin Murphy
Social scientist, PhD
jmrphy.net

Clean Slate Content Creation
~fosmex-hocmel
Haleek Maul
Musician, Artist and
Founder of Holdersland

Caribbean Computing
~fabled-faster
Edouard Urcades
Interface at
tlon.io

Distribution Demo
~rovnys-ricfer
Ted Blackman
Infrastructure at
tlon.io

Technical Talk
~littel-wolfur
Jake Miller
Infrastructure at
tlon.io

Distribution Demo
Questions?
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions regarding Assembly 2021.

Financial Assistance
We want anyone interested in Urbit to be able to attend Assembly 2021. If you need financial assistance, please reach out via the email form.

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