Multi-Disciplinary Hands-on Blockchain Workshop Geared for Women
New York City,Thursday & Friday May 16 - 17, 8:30 am - 5 pm EST
In this two-day workshop students learn about & engage with many aspects of distributed ledger technologies including code, cryptocurrencies, tokens, & cryptoeconomics. These aspects will be examined from the disciplines of technology & code, economics, law, & education. Learning methodologies include lecture, discussion, breakout sessions & hands-on exercises both technical & non-technical. As the underpinnings of blockchains are highly technical & require intense focus to comprehend, we encourage all students to be active learners & delve into technical aspects, including trying out simple coding exercises. Technical lab exercises will be done in groups with both technical & non-technical students working together. We expect that this workshop will include a broad range of persons & will provide a rich networking environment. DLT Education's instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, have experience with corporate & entrepreneurial education, & fare from large corporations as well as from blockchain startups. Some graduates of our programs have moved into blockchain roles at their companies, & other graduates have founded blockchain startups.
This workshop is designed for executives & those seeking to shift careers; from all backgrounds & industries where blockchain technologies may have an impact, especially in the areas for financial services, insurance, health care & supply chain management. The content will be applicable to both beginning & intermediate levels. There will be a mix of technical & non-technical students. There will be both a student & a parallel instructor track. As there is a lack of women with DLT knowledge & skills, we will allow a majority of the students to be women. Men please apply here:bit.ly/dlt-mens-application. All genders are welcome to attend.
After completing this course, beginning students will be able to:
Understand leading blockchain & distributed ledger technologies (DLT) & the ecosystem
Describe what are blockchain platforms, applications & the key technologies upon which to build
Navigate a blockchain browser & cryptocurrency wallet
Distinguish between public, private & hybrid ledgers
Describe motivating factors behind different ledger types
Understand basic consensus algorithms at a high level
Describe what is a 'smart contract' & 'ico' & understand how to test them in a lab context
Instructor Track - Train The Trainer
As there is a lack of qualified blockchain instructors, DLT Education will be launching an instructor lab in parallel for those seeking to gain skills to teach these technologies. The instructor lab will commenceon Wednesdayafternoon & conclude late-afternoon onSaturday: May 15 - 18. Check event tickets for pricing. If interested & for schedule details:bit.ly/dlt-instructor-application
If requested students & instructors who successfully complete the course will receive digital certificates of course completion.
AGENDA TOPICS(content subject to change)
Robert Schwentker: Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Landscape & Overview
Examine Blockchain Structures & Contents
Digital Currency Payment Technology
Cryptocurrency Workshop Lab
Crystal Stranger: Ethereum Overview
Josh Klayman: Smart Contracts & ICOs
Nathalie Salami: Regulatory Challenges for Public & Permissioned DLTs
William Entriken: Hands on Lab with ERC-721 Digital Assets
Hyperledger & Permissioned Blockchains
Bradley Miles: Complementary Currencies & Community Tokens
Real World Blockchain Impact Use Cases
Navroop Sahdev: CryptoEconomics: ICO & Token Models
Taariq Lewis: Ecosystem Overview & DNA of a DLT Unicorn Startup
Timing:9 am - 5 pm
GUEST SPEAKERS AND DLT EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS
Emi Yoshikawa is the Sr. Director of Global Operations at Ripple. She is responsible for managing joint venture partnership in Asia & leads strategic market entry initiatives.Earlier in her career, she managed the development of investment analytics solutions as a product manager at MSCI, previously part of Morgan Stanley. With almost 10 years of experience in the financial technology industry, shewas selected as a top-50 "Women in Fintech" Influencer by Onalytica in 2017.Emi holds an MBA from Harvard Business School & is also a CFA charterholder.
Joshua Ashley Klayman is one of the best known Blockchain & Cryptocurrency lawyers in the world. Recognized by Chambers & Partnersas one of the top 12 Blockchain & Cryptocurrency lawyers globally, Ms. Klayman co-founded & has led since its inception MoFo's global Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group, which she Co-Chaired & which includes over 70 lawyers. Ms. Klayman is the Chair of the prominent Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Legal Working Group & is a member of the global Wharton RegTech think tank. In addition, she has been appointed by the Delaware Secretary of State to serve on Delaware's Blockchain Strategy Committee, founded the Blockchain Legislation Project & frequently speaks with regulators from around the world regarding Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Cryptocurrency matters. Ms. Klayman works collaboratively with Blockchain leaders from other law firms, clients & the broader community to advance the industry, anticipate & address regulatory concerns & seize strategic opportunities.
Navroop works at the cutting edge of the Financial Services industry, vertical technologies (like Blockchain) & Economic theory (drawing upon Innovation, Networks theory & Complex Systems), creating valuable Business Intelligence. Her experience includes scientific research, business development, team building & business strategy. She holds a host of leadership roles in the DLT space, both as a practitioner as well as a researcher, & speaks regularly at FinTech & blockchain conferences. She also serves on the advisory boards of a tech-driven companies, across industries.
Crystal Stranger, EA, author of The Small Business Tax Guide, has more than 15 years of tax experience, with a focus in international tax. She has been writing about cryptocurrency tax & regulatory issues since 2014. She's the founder & CEO of PeaCounts, a blockchain payroll technology company. This new, transparent payroll will promote fair wages & eliminate the need for black market labor.
Nathalie Gachotis an attorney currently focuses on navigating FinTech companies throughlayers of overlapping regulation on a global scale. She is also a DLT Education instructor who led the business use case sections of the Hyperledger online edX mooc.
Co-Founder & CEO of Turing - a stealth blockchain protocolstartup in incubation at Techstars NYC.Strategically placed at the intersection of emerging technology & venture capital, he led the State of Blockchain 2017 research report for CoinDesk, an industry-wide account of digital currencies such as bitcoin, & their underlying technology - the blockchain. His work can be seen in Fortune, Bloomberg, Quartz, & Bank Innovation.
Blockchain developer contributing to the Ethereum project focused on language design & interoperability. Lead author of ERC-721 for non-fungible assets. Also working on corporate development & security research.
William will lead a hands-on workshop to explore digital collectibles andguide students to build ones own Ethereum ERC-721 Registry of digital collectibles. ERC-721 may be best know for CryptoKitties. Students will examine the ERC-721 smart contract, its functions & events. Students will leverage contract code to first setup the registry, & then learn how to transfer digital collectibles.
CEO & Co-Founder at Promise Software
For global businesses that want to conduct confidential, cross-border, business transactions on a public blockchain, Promise delivers complete post-quantum privacy with non-interactive, zero knowledge proofs. This blockchain is designed with credit & payment automation features with proxy re-signing cryptography not available on any other chain today.
DLT EducationPresident. Robert has 25+ years in technical education services. Previously, he led developer & startup programs at PayPal & American Express, & was co-founder & operator of Blockchain University. Roberthas educated over 2,000 entrepreneurs & intrepreneurs, both technical & non-technical, & worked with over 300 blockchain projects in the US, Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore & Japan. Graduates from his courses have created startups, joined incubators like Plug & Play, Draper Fintech, & have become employees of companies like Coinbase, Blockstream & PwC.
The event will be supported by several volunteers. Volunteer activities include support with registration, lunch setup & breakdown, end of the day clean up. Other roles include video taping, scribing & social media. Please apply here:bit.ly/dlt-ed-volunteer-application
DLT Education & sponsors have provided a number of scholarships. If there are additional sponsorships, there will be additional scholarships, stay tuned.
Menstudents interested in attending this event:bit.ly/dlt-mens-application
Sponsorships are designed to support the event & also to provide full scholarships to women & persons with financial need.
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