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Break into the Blockchain space! Hands-on Blockchain Developer Workshop.

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King's College London

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This event is brought to you by The Blockchain Connector and King’s College London Blockchain Society. Due to popular demand and positive feedback from our students we are running a series of Blockchain developer workshops in London. This will be our 14th developer workshops so far in London plus one in Zug, Switzerland. We have trained over 250+ developers to date since Jan 2017, our students have gone on to work as a Blockchain Developer and others have set up their own Blockchain start-up.

Join our two-day Blockchain Developer hands-on workshop and be at the very forefront of this new technology. Our workshop consists of topics that all future Blockchain Developers must know and we incorporate plenty of hands-on development sessions. To help our students further, we provide one month on-line support through our dedicated private on-line channel. Our goal is to help regular Software Developers become Blockchain Developers. This workshop is also available on-site for start-ups and corporates at your desired location during the weekday and weekends.

Day 1

Intro to Blockchains, Bitcoin and Byzantine Fault Tolerant Networks

Intro to Ethereum and Smart Contracts

Hands-on development on Ethereum Solidity and Smart Contracts

Day 2

Smart Contracts Security and Ethereum Internals - Cryptography, Consensus, EVM, Privacy plus more

Smart Contracts Design and Best Practices

What to know as a Blockchain Developer plus more

Hands-on development on Ethereum Solidity and Smart Contracts

This workshop comes with one month of continued on-line support via our own dedicated Gitter channel.

After the workshop, we hope our students will continue coding, learning and exploring the Ethereum platform, and in good time, we hope our students will have the opportunity to work professionally in the Blockchain space. With this in mind, to help our students succeed, we are providing a dedicated Gitter channel after the workshop where our students have up to a month to ask further questions in relation to Ethereum, smart contracts etc.

Recommended development experience

Minimum of 6 months development experience is required. If you are a student and would like to attend, you must come from a Computer Science and Software Engineering background.

We have a great line up of trainers that will help you break into the Blockchain space.

Matthew Di Ferrante

Matthew is a Software Engineer with a passion for Information Security, Cryptography, and Distributed Networks. He has worked in many different areas, from hardware, embedded and kernel programming, to data mining, analytics, and network / systems programming. He first started learning programming at 12 years old, and is completely self taught, both on the practical side of programming, and on the theoretical side of computer science, mathematics, and cryptography. Matthew was first exposed to Bitcoin in late 2010 due to his interest in information security, as Bitcoin was first mainly used on darknets/Silk Road, and got fully involved in the Blockchain space around the time Ethereum started to exist - beginning his foray while living with Vitalik Buterin and long time friend Vlad Zamfir (Creator of Ethereum's Casper Protocol) in London for a few months.

Matthew currently works as a Technical Lead at Clearmatics developing Blockchain Technology for financial use cases, a member of the Ethereum Foundation Security Team and FounderlLead auditor at Zero Knowledge Labs focusing on smart contracts security auditing.

In his free time, Matthew works on personal hardware projects, gives Information Security and Blockchain related talks at various events, and organise one of the largest monthly Information Security events in the North-West. Matthew’s design for a Secure Oracles Reputation System on Ethereum recently won first place for Smart Contract Security at the Thomson Reuters HackETHon.

Matthew will be introducing developers to the way the Blockchain works technically, and what its potential applications could be. He will cover the workings and history of the Bitcoin Blockchain, as well as Ethereum and its concept of smart contracts that allow Turing complete code to execute on a virtual machine on the Blockchain.

Matthew will also talk about Smart Contracts Security and Ethereum Internals. He will discuss the most important areas to know as a Blockchain Developer. Matthew will hold a Q&A session after each topic.

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson is a Senior Software Engineer and has been working in the software engineering space for the past 16 years. Nick is currently working as a Software Engineer for the Ethereum Foundation and prior to this, he worked at Google for a number of years.

He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Solidity that he loves to share and will be teaching how to write and develop smart contracts during the hands-on development session, and will give students the opportunity to ask questions in relation to the Ethereum platform.

Laurence Kirk

After a successful career writing low latency financial applications in the City of London, Laurence was captivated by the potential of Blockchain Technology, and in particular smart contracts.

Two years ago, Laurence moved to Oxford and set up Extropy.io, a consultancy working with start-ups in the UK and overseas, developing applications on the Ethereum platform. He brings with him a wealth of real world experience that he loves to share with those new to this area.

Laurence hold a Physics degree from Durham University, and currently taking his MSc in Software Engineering at Oxford University. In addition to giving talks, mentoring at hackathons, and running groups about Blockchain Technology, Laurence also organise Artificial Intelligence and Data Science groups in Oxford.

During the workshop, Laurence will be teaching Solidity (an object-oriented programming language for writing smart contracts) from the simplest smart contract up to interacting with a web application. The focus is very much the practical techniques that are needed when developing on Ethereum. The sessions will be very hands on, encouraging students to practice and explore Ethereum and raise any questions students might have regarding the Ethereum platform.

Jerome Rousselot

Jerome is a co founder, advisor, public speaker and Blockchain developer in the blockchain industry. Jerome left his job as Android TV technical lead at Marvell Technology and relocated to London to create Mycelium UK in 2014. He now helps the Mycelium wallet to break even and deliver its roadmap.

Jerome has also been involved in exchanges, micro finance, insurance, fair betting, supply chain, gaming, secure hardware, smart contracts and teaching software developers. Jerome's startup Jita is coached by the Singularity University.

He is a fellow of the Startup Leadership Program and obtained his PhD in Computer Science at EPFL, Switzerland. Jerome has a passion for teaching others who are genuinely interested in learning about Blockchain technology.

Jack Tanner

Jack Tanner is a passionate advocate for blockchain technology and loves teaching technical concepts in an understandable way. He completed a Masters in Computer Science at Imperial College London. He currently works as a senior blockchain developer on the Indorse platform and has been involved in numerous blockchain projects and education events around the world since 2015.

There will be plenty of Q&A throughout the whole two day workshop.

Date: Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd of April, 2018

Time: 10:00 to 18:00

Workshop Location: Exact room to be confirmed. King's College London, Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

Lunch provided during the workshop on both days.


This event is brought to you by The Blockchain Connector & King's College London Blockchain Society.

The Blockchain Connector

Antonio Sabado is the founder of The Blockchain Connector, a training and recruitment company focusing entirely on Blockchain technology. If you are hiring or looking for your next job opportunity in the blockchain space, please get in touch. Antonio is an organiser of several Blockchain focused events in London aimed at software developers and business users.

The Blockchain Connector’s goal is to build a blockchain developer community by helping regular developers become blockchain developers. We host regular hands-on developer workshops, technical deep dive sessions and hackathons. We train and recruit developers on behalf of start-ups and global firms working on Blockchain related projects. We are also planning a series of Blockchain focused seminars for business users/non-technical users to take place in London.


We have the resources to organise and mentor blockchain based hackathons. Contact us if you are a blockchain based company who would like to sponsor one of our hackathons or you would like us to lend you a helping hand with organising a hackathon.

Developer Training:

We have the resources and expertise to offer companies a blockchain developer focused training on site. Alternatively, developers can join our monthly hands-on developer workshop in London.


We have the network to help you build your development team. Contact us if you are a company looking to hire or a developer looking for your next job opportunity.

Volunteer Developers:

We have access to developers who are looking to contribute to open source projects on a volunteer basis. Contact us if you have an Ethereum based project that require volunteer developers. Alternatively, contact us if you are a developer looking to gain commercial blockchain development experience.

Future events:

Click HERE and bookmark our Eventbrite Homepage to view all our up and coming blockchain related events.

Blockchain Developer Monthly Technical Deep Dive meetup:

Join our developer focused meetup group held monthly in London where we have over 150+ developers attend on a regular basis. This meetup group is strictly for developers only. Technical talk for a technical audience. https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-Workshop-for-Developers/


If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact the core organiser on antonio@theblockchainconnector.com or +44 7923 521 833.

Web: https://www.theblockchainconnector.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebc_connector & https://twitter.com/bc_workshop

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/15221081/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBlockchainWorkshop/

King's College London Blockchain Society

The King’s College London Blockchain Society (also known as KCL Blockchain) aims to provide students a means to engage with the London Blockchain community. We do this by organising events, producing research and curating London blockchain events. We are always looking to collaborate with interested parties to bring students and industry members together to advance our knowledge in Blockchain.


For inquiries related to KCL Blockchain Society, please email junyong@kclblockchain.com

Further info available on the following sites:

Web: https://www.kclblockchain.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/11347353/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kclblockchain/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kclblockchain

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