NEAR Community Update: January 17th, 2020

January 17, 2020

Welcome to our first Community Update of 2020. This is a weekly summary of our progress and community. As you might realise, we decided to change the structure of our community update. If you have any thoughts, please let us know what you think. Want something mentioned? Tweet us at @NEARProtocol or send us a message.


Our must watch

Alex’ sharding jam with Dean Eigenmann and Ryan Zurrer

Call for Participation

  • We want to hear from you! Will you take 15 seconds to fill out this survey so we can make more of the kind of content you love? 
  • Stardust: One of our beta program projects just released their integration guide. If you have experience with nodejs and would like to help out by providing some feedback, please reach out to Canaan: [email protected].


  • Illia, Amos and several NEAR core developers just came back from an event series and hackathon in China. Have a look at the pictures on our Discord.
  • We did a complete overhaul of our community channels. Please join us in our new Telegram channels for development and validators.


108 PRs across 31 repos by 28 authors. Featured repos: nearcore, near-bindgen-as, near-explorer, near-bridge, nearlib, near-runtime-ts, near-wallet, create-near-app, near-fiddle-api and near-shell

Upcoming Events 

  • We are going to be at ETHDenver between the 14th and 16th of February
  • And at the same time, you can meet us at SF Developer Week Expo and Hackathon

Are you a developer, student, or entrepreneur interested in joining us at DevWeek2020? Fill out this brief survey for a chance to win two free tickets!

@One of our events in Shanghai earlier this month; kudos to our co-hosts HashQuark and IOSG

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