Trans-Disciplinary Hands-on Blockchain Workshop for Women
New York, United States of America
2018-02-09 - 2018-02-09
New York City, Friday, Saturday - Postponed - stay tuned for new dates.
Please send any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
In this two day workshop students learn about and engage with many aspects of distributed ledger technologies including code, cryptocurrencies, tokens, and cryptoeconomics. These aspects will be examined from the disciplines of technology & code, economics, law, and education. Learning methodologies include lecture, discussion, breakout sessions and hands-on exercises both technical and non-technical. As the underpinnings of blockchains are highly technical and require intense focus to comprehend, we encourage all students to be active learners and delve into technical aspects, including trying out simple coding exercises. Technical lab exercises will be done in groups with both technical and non-technical students working together. We expect that this workshop will include a broad range of persons and will provide a rich networking environment. DLT Education's instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, have experience with corporate and entrepreneurial education, and fare from large corporations as well as from blockchain startups.
This workshop is designed for professionals from all backgrounds and industries where blockchain technologies may have an impact. The content will be applicable to both beginning and intermediate levels. There will be a mix of technical and non-technical students. There will be both a student and a parallel instructor track. As there is a lack of women with DLT knowledge and skills, we will allow a majority of the students to be women. Men please apply here: bit.ly/dlt-mens-application.
After completing this course, beginning students will be able to:
Understand and describe distributed ledger technologies
Navigate a blockchain browser and cryptocurrency wallet
Distinguish between public, private and hybrid ledgers
Describe motivating factors behind different ledger types
Understand basic consensus algorithms at a high level
Describe what is a 'smart contract' & 'ico'
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 commence on Thursday afternoon and conclude midafternoon on Sunday - February 8 - 11. If interested apply here: bit.ly/dlt-instructor-application
Students and instructors who successfully complete the course will receive digital certificates of course completion.
AGENDA TOPICS (subject to change)
Building A Simple Blockchain
Blockchain Pros & Cons
Public vs Private / Permissioned vs Permissionless Distributed Ledgers
Current Companies and Ideas in Development
DLT in Context of Computing and Future Synergies
Decentralization and Distributed Computing
Smart Contracts and ICOs
Central Bank Issued Digital Currencies
Hyperledger and Permissioned Blockchains
How to Get Involved
The Hype and the Future
STUDENT SCHEDULE (subject to change)
There are a couple of speaker slots on both Friday and Saturday. We recommend a TED style or If you are interested in giving a TED style talk. Talks will be between 10 - 20 minutes, with up to 10 minutes for questions. It may follow the Guy Kawasaki 10/20/30 rule. If accepted you will be notified by EOD Friday January 26th. Speakers will have complimentary attendance to the workshop for up to a 1/2 day around the time of their session. Please apply here: bit.ly/dlt-speaker-application
There are a few slots for volunteers. Volunteer activities include support with registration, lunch setup and breakdown, end of the day clean up. Other roles may include video taping, scribing & social media. Please apply here: bit.ly/dlt-volunteer-application
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