# Register for IPFS Thing 2023 🎟️
We’re only a few weeks away from this year’s week-long gathering for the IPFS implementers community. IPFS Thing 2023 (opens new window) is happening from April 15-19 in Brussels, Belgium and will include everything from talks, workshops, discussion circles, hacking time, and more — all focused on advancing IPFS implementations.
Grab your tickets today before time runs out! (opens new window) Use code “THING23” at checkout by March 31 to get them for only $299.
For those attending, you can also submit a talk or track online. (opens new window)
# Vote in the IPFS Community Impact Awards 🏅
The next round of IPFS Community Impact Awards will be awarded very soon — in April 2023. In this upcoming round, we’d like to invite the broader community to vote! If any of these are true, you’re eligible to vote and help recognize the most valuable projects that are advancing the IPFS project and community!
- You attended IPFS þing 2022, or
- You contributed to the Kubo, Helia, Nabu, or Iroh repos prior to 2022.03.22, or
- You are building a project within the IPFS Fund Scope (opens new window)
# Brand New on IPFS ✨
- Improving the libp2p resource management integration
- Signed IPNS Record response format
- Example fetch and inspect IPNS record
- Addition of "autoclient" router type
- Deprecation of the
ipfs pubsubcommands and matching HTTP endpoints
- IPFS Cluster v1.0.6 is a maintenance release with some small fixes. The main change in this release is that pebble becomes the default datastore backend.
- As part of our ongoing efforts to make the IPFS docs even better, we’ve created a new section that does a better job at covering the basics. Check it out for yourself! (opens new window)
- A recently published post on the IPFS blog goes in-depth into how IPLD does more than just provide a universal way to move data to where users want; it also enables all future applications to be built on top of every prior application’s data. Read it now (opens new window)!
- We recently posted a teaser on Twitter for the upcoming ipfs.io website redesign. We’ve been hard at work revamping the entire IPFS website, and we’re excited for it to go live in the near future — stay tuned!
# Around the Ecosystem 🌎
- The IPFS community was at GDC last week (opens new window) with 3SGame Studio (opens new window), makers of the IPFS plugin for Unreal Engine (opens new window). The plugin speeds up game loading by up to 40x.
- Want to see how others are scaling IPFS? Here's how Near Form designed Elastic IPFS (opens new window), a cloud-native implementation of IPFS with infinite horizontal scalability that powers NFT.Storage (opens new window) and Web3.Storage (opens new window)
- Check out this great Twitter thread from @jalil_eth (opens new window) that explains how IPFS addresses work and why they are so important for NFTs! With real-world examples!
- We love it when people host their websites using IPFS, and this helpful guide by @juanbeencoding from Fleek (opens new window) covers some excellent best-practices for how to do it effectively.
- Learn how to throw your ebook library at IPFS (opens new window) in this recently released tutorial.
- Academic research on implementing Swarm’s Alpha Entanglement in IPFS (opens new window) using IPFS Cluster to increase reliability.
- Fireproof (opens new window) is a new dynamic database product created by @jchris (opens new window) that has IPFS at its core. Use it to quickly add dynamic data to any app or page.
- A new tool (opens new window) from Zora called Nouns Builder enables anyone to create a Nouns-style DAO without any code. The best part? It utilizes the power of IPFS. The next generation of DAOs will have a solid data foundation.