New York City, Friday, Saturday - Postponed - stay tuned for new dates.

Please send any queries to info@dlt.education

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.

Target Audiences

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.

Key Goals 

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'

Instructor Track

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

Certificates

Students and instructors who successfully complete the course will receive digital certificates of course completion.

AGENDA TOPICS (subject to change)

Day 1:

Blockchain Landscape

Technology Overview

Blockchain Explorers

Building A Simple Blockchain

Blockchain Pros & Cons

Public vs Private / Permissioned vs Permissionless Distributed Ledgers

Consensus Algorithms

Data Structures

Current Companies and Ideas in Development

Day 2:

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

Cryptocurrency Regulation

Escrow Payments

Humanitarian Applications

How to Get Involved

The Hype and the Future

STUDENT SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Additional Speakers

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

Volunteers

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

Organizer: DLT Education

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