50 minutes | Mar 18th 2021

Jamal James Discusses Onboarding Devs to Lightning Network - LNJ042

Transcript: Coming Soon! This is the 42nd episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Jamal James! People might know him from creating Polar, a dev focused open source software project. Currently Jamal is Lead Frontend Engineer for Lightning Labs. We explore Jamal's thoughts on onboarding devs to Lightning Network development. We want to try to find as many good reasons for devs to get into Lightning as possible. We talk about: 0:00 - Intro 2:32 - Jamal’s Background 6:23 - Jamal’s intro to BTC 13:00 - Ethereum vs Bitcoin: A Developer's Perspective 15:47 - Jamal’s Intro to Lightning 18:40 - Polar 24:25 - The First Release 25:06 - The Response 26:04 - Who is Polar for? 28:03 - The Future of Polar 28:49 - Call to Action 31:06 - The Transition to Lightning Labs 33:57 - Jamal’s Role at Lightning Labs 36:41 - The Future at Lightning Labs 41:23 - The Marketing of Lightning 43:04 - Lightning Network Elevator Pitch 44:43 - Day one of Lightning 45:50 - The Future of Lightning Jamal’s Twitter:https://twitter.com/jamaljsr Lightning Labs’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lightning Polar’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/lightningpolar Polar’s Website: https://lightningpolar.com/ Lightning Lab’s Builder’s Guide: https://docs.lightning.engineering/ Support us here: https://lightningjunkies.net/support Lightning Junkies Merch: https://store.lightningjunkies.net Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat: https://sicksub.network/LNJCat Want to dive even deeper into the rabbithole? Jameson Lopp’s Starting point: https://www.lopp.net/lightning-information.html
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