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After randomly getting free tickets from Google for the Google Cloud Next Conference in San Francisco, I decided to take a mini vacation to just explore the tech hub for the next couple of days. So excited!

I'm currently trying to figure out how to pack 3 days worth of stuff in a backpack and if I have room for my camera, or if it's even a good idea to bring it.

Also, I'm stopping the 100 day Big Data thing. Even though I always explore Big Data tech, I'm also interested in other forms of tech like decentralized apps, mobile apps, etc. Since this is my personal blog, I can do what I like :P

The past week, I fine tuned some flask/mongodb things for the food truck app. Also I surfed a bunch of crypto sites to find the platform I want to use for smart contracts. I wrote some basic Solidity Smart Contracts for Ethereum through cryptozombies, a fun game-like tutorial site for Solidity. Smart contracts are basically digital rules that automatically activate under certain conditions, which provide the underlying functionality for decentralized apps (dApps). The reason I'm actively learning dApps is because there are so many real problems these can solve ( and I like to think I have a game changing idea. It's a secret :) )

However, in the long run, I'll probably do more research into EOS since (in contrast to Ethereum), there is no gas cost. Instead, there is a steady inflation which I think is more reasonable since the cost isn't stacked on the users. To prepare myself, learning the basics of Ethereum is still useful for general purposes.

I am also starting to learn Docker right now since I find myself spending a lot of time installing/configuring cool things instead of actually using them. Docker makes things more modular and portable across systems.

Also a side note, it's useful to manage your personal tasks. I personally use quire.io since it has a simple interface, is free, and let's me set deadlines and other notes. It helps me stay organized, but still gives me the mental space to explore new things.

Anyways, that's it for this week!

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Saturnina Sprunger 1 year, 9 months ago

It is interesting to read your blog post and I am going to share it with my friends.

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