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With Alexander Tsankov (Technical Consultant, Block Reaction), Amin Khatami (Bitcoin/Cash Consultant), Michael Ippolito (Founder, BlockWorks Group), Michael Kapilkov (MD, mmviii Digital Assets Group), Aubrey Semple (Program Dir., New York City Urban Debate League).
Thursday, December 06, 2018 at 06:00 PM   $20
Teach For America, 25 Broadway

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Tech Duels will convene hundreds of engineers & developers across all areas of technology. Come for the tool stack learning & tech debates, stay for the high-fives & ultra-diverse networking. Food & Drinks Included! Learn more about your career development, recruiting & retaining diverse tech talent, & more.
The next installment will feature professionals in the Public & Private Blockchain camps to deep dive into the strategies & use-cases that make them great, & defend against the not-so-great moments. It's more than a lively debate, it's a celebration of the developer talent in New York City. Developers across industries, profficiency levels & more come to Tech Duels to connect, engage & educate.

Learn More:

5:45 PM Doors Open6:00 - 6:45 PM Tech Duels Developer Mixer & Networking6:45 PM Welcome by Tech Duels Team & Speaker Introductions7:00 PM Speaker Introductions7:15 - 8:15 PM Public Blockchain v. Private Blockchain Debate7:30 - 8:45 PM Awards: Winners, Runner-ups & Most Valuable Debator8:45 - 9:00 PM Wrap Up
Agenda subject to change.
- This event space is wheelchair accessible, with ADA compliant entrance & restrooms.- All ages welcome.- Images and/or sound may be recorded at this event; by registering you consent to allow event organizers to use your likeness for promotional purposes.

On December 6th, two debaters from each team will defend & advance the case for the blockchain of their choice within the Public & Private sectors. This debate format encourages developers to come out of their shells & go head-to-head with other platforms & technologies.
Team Public

Alex Tsankov, Block Reaction [LinkedIN]

Amin Khatari, Bitcoin/Cash [LinkedIN]

Team Private

Michael Ippolito, BlockWorks Group (BWG) [LinkedIN]

MichaelKapilkov,mmviii Digital Assets Group [LinkedIn]

We will have five judges, & the audience will be the sixth. You'll help the judges decide which teams arguments are more compelling while the audience will be tasked to choose the MVD (Most Valuable Debater) of the night.

Kanwal Jehan, ConSensys [launch]

Joshua Jahani,NYU /

Brian Payne, Major League Baseball [launch]

We will have a coach & moderator to help prepare the speakers for their debate. We want a good, clean debate. And maybe a verbal jab or two to spice it up a bit.

Aubrey Semple, Program Director at New York City Urban Debate League[LinkedIn]




Past Participants:Kaplan, Blackstone, Capital One, Oath, Noblis, AIS, & more.

Tech events primarily focus on education (e.g. workshops) or awareness (e.g. tech talks). With TechDuels, the focus is on fostering debates & discussion around key decision-making processes that influence selection of technologies for specific needs. The first of a series of many such debates, each focusing on key issues for developers, entrepreneurs & technology adopters in this ecosystem.Attendees will get a chance to network with developers & industry veterans in the web development space, & get educated on key issues that need to be addressed for adoption of these technology in real world scenarios.At TechDuels, we'll put this to debate. Two teams of skilled & opinionated developers will battle on the relative merits of using their application framework of choice given specific criteria.
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