2:30pm Networking
2:45 Shaan Batra
3:15pm Socratic Seminar
5:00pm Drinks at Fathers Office

Lightspark builds enterprise-ready infrastructure for the Lightning Network delivering open payments for the Internet at scale. Lightspark services aim to be the fastest, lowest cost, easiest and most reliable way to send and receive payments globally with exceptionally low fees, using Lightning.


Join us for another amazing Bitcoin meetup!

We are excited to host Shaan Batra who will be presenting on Learning Rust the Bitcoin Way. He'll give an overview of a very beginner-friendly intro course to Rust and a lesson or two if there's time. This is part of a larger initiative where he is partnering with Chaincode Labs.

If you have topics you'd like to discuss or would like to present on a topic, reach out to us on twitter @bitdevsla!

We will also host a Socratic Seminar led by Dylan Bathurst and Andrew Yang.


Paper or Plastik Cafe - 5772 W Pico Blvd · Los Angeles, CA
Go in through the front of the door of the cafe and towards the back will be a door to the studio.


🚨 There's 2 hour parking in the residential area and metered parking along the street.

Socratic Host Details

Dylan Bathurst & Andrew Yang

Socratic Seminar

Inspired by Bitdevs NY, this is an event for those interested in discussing and participating in the research and development of Bitcoin and related protocols. The Socratic Seminar events are formatted to foster debate, information sharing, and lively discussion.

Discussion topics from a variety of sources are collated by meetup members in the weeks preceding the events. We investigate pull requests in the Bitcoin Core, lnd, and other relevant repositories; we study network statistics, research papers, technical blog posts and other interesting content. To complete the meeting, members present open source projects, companies, research and other relevant materials. A feedback and Q&A section follow.

Please contact the organizers if you'd like to present at the Socratic event or have a recommended topic for discussion: contact at

A post will be made prior to the event which outlines discussion topics. Archives of discussion topics and presentations can be found in the event descriptions of past meetups. The discussion portion of the event is NEVER recorded. It is recommended that you have a firm grasp of the basics of Bitcoin in order to extract the most value from our Socratic events.