Kosmos Summit 2020

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  • Location: Sambuca di Sicilia, Italy (HackerHouse/L6) + Remote (Zoom, or Jitsi Meet, or similar)
  • Dates: October 10-11, 2020

All core contributor hands on deck! After having drifted on the oceans for a while, we need to chart a good course and set the sails.

With all the basics for rapid feature development finally in place before this year's gathering, we'll be able to focus entirely on planning for, and hacking on, Kosmos Chat and Kosmos Services. And with our new initial budget, we can also start trialing our ideas for a sustainable, co-operative, open-source organization via Kosmos Kredits. Let's create a new roadmap and see where it takes us!


Everyone is invited in October to visit Sicily and HackerHouse for a while and co-work from there (both on Kosmos and non-Kosmos stuff). In addition to the flexible long-form gathering, we will have two days or so of focused sessions, in which we will discuss and collaborate on the important topics.

Dates for the Summit: October 10/11.


There are some beds at the house itself, and also a variety of apartments in walking distance that we can use. For leisure time, there are both beaches and mountains, as well as old towns and ruins dating back to hundreds of years before the rise of Rome. Go explore!

Getting there

Airports PMO and TPS are both ~1:15 hrs drive to Sambuca. PMO serves the most destinations. Please coordinate with others for sharing rental cars and/or getting picked up from the airport.

COVID-19 notes

Sambuca hasn't recorded a single case to date, and there are currently no travel restrictions in Italy for EU residents. Everything is open for business, but mask usage is currently required for shared indoor spaces other than restaurants. These notes will be kept up to date until the summit. It seems to enter Sicily a registration is needed through their Sicilia Si Cura form or app.

Remote participation

Whoever cannot or does not want to participate in person, can also call in via audio/video chat for the focus sessions. We are going to upgrade the buildings's Internet connection with our provider for the Summit days, and we will organize everything needed for decent remote participation. So if you cannot or do not want to travel at the moment, it will not be necessary to do so.

Any and all help with organizing/improving remote participation is most appreciated, of course! Please join one of the upcoming weekly calls if you want to contribute to this topic.

Topics / Agenda

Planning/Discussion pad: https://pad.riseup.net/p/kosmos-summit-2020-keep

Please liberally add your ideas to this random list until the summit, so we can then pick/combine the things we want to have sessions for.

  • Chat
    • Hyperchannel
      • Onboarding
      • Required basic features
      • ...
    • Sockethub
      • XMPP platform revamp (new XMPP libs)
      • Production deployment
      • ...
    • ...
  • Infra
    • Completing the current migrations
    • Mid-term goals
    • XMPP/ejabberd
      • HTTP file uploads with new cluster (where, which back-end, ...)
    • ...
  • Services / Accounts
    • Signup via invite or donation
    • Account management (via akkounts API and front-end)
    • Mid-term goals
    • New services/tools to add
      • Discourse for Kosmos collab, feedback and support?
      • remoteStorage accounts (chat uploads/shares, logs, settings, etc.. use 5apps managed storage?)
    • ...
  • Kredits
    • Finalization and Deployment of the Expenses Features to rinkeby
    • Onboarding (don't require wallet until they want to interact with the contract)
    • Developer dividends
    • Data migration between chains
    • Handle funds in pure Bitcoin/Lightning?
    • Mainnet deployment (required features)
    • Why smart contracts (and not e.g. Git)
    • ...
  • Organization
    • Working groups?
    • Discourse?
    • Legal topics (host entity necessary?, trademark, ...)
    • ...
  • Website
    • Brainstorming, discussion, plan implementation

Session schedule

Notes: https://pad.riseup.net/p/kosmos-summit-2020-keep

Day 1 (Saturday)

Time Topic Notes, links, etc.
12:00 - 12:30 Intro https://pad.riseup.net/p/kosmos-summit-2020-keep
12:30 - 13:00 Session planning
13:00 - 13:45 Retrospective: 2019/2020
13:45 - 14:30 Lunch break
15:00 - 15:30 Accounts & Services https://pad.riseup.net/p/kosmos-summit-2020-accounts
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30 Coffee break
17:30 - 18:00 Chat https://pad.riseup.net/p/kosmos-summit-2020-chat
18:00 - 18:30
18:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 19:30
19:30 - open end The end / beer conferencing

Day 2 (Sunday)

Time Topic Notes, links, etc.
13:00 - 13:30 Kredits https://pad.riseup.net/p/kosmos-summit-2020-kredits
13:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 15:30 Kredits https://pad.riseup.net/p/kosmos-summit-2020-kredits
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30 Break
17:30 - 18:00 Organization https://pad.riseup.net/p/kosmos-summit-2020-organization
18:00 - 18:30
18:30 - 19:00
19:00 - 19:30
19:30 - open end The end / beer conferencing


  • raucao
  • galfert (remote)
  • slvrbckt
  • greg (remote)
  • bumi (8.10. - ~16.10.)
  • fsmanuel (remote)
  • jonomist (remote)
  • ulni