I'm trying to learn about smart contracts. As part of a tutorial I was told to use the "rinkeby" network so I could get some test ether. Using this tutorial -- https://gist.github.com/cryptogoth/10a98e8078cfd69f7ca892ddbdcf26bc, I was told to run
Although I had over 100GB free space on my Mac OS X machine, I quickly ran out of space and still hadn't synced fully with the node. Is there an easier way to connect to the rinkeby network without downloading a full node on my machine? All I want to do is learn about creating a smart contract by running a demo on my machine.