Bitcoin Optech created a workshop explaining the Schnorr and Taproot upgrade to engineers. However, users needed to compile a patched version of Bitcoin Core with Taproot support and download and set up the Jupyter notebooks.
This causes friction for users who want to quickly try out the notebooks. I’ve contributed the option to run the notebooks in Google Colab, a cloud-based Jupyter notebook environment. This reduced the setup time to less than 20 seconds and the only requirement is a Google account. The links to the notebooks in the Google Cloud can be found in the Bitcoin Optech Schnorr / Taproot Workshop repository.
Our schnorr/taproot workshop notebooks are now available on Google Colab so you can play with taproot without having to clone and build a bitcoind locally: https://t.co/zfeH9YmrLO— Bitcoin Optech (@bitcoinoptech) November 27, 2019
Thanks to @0xB10C for setting these up!