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Intro to Blockchain Technology & Technical Deep Dive Session with Jaak.io

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Auditorium B5, Franklin-Wilkins Building, King's College London

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Free Blockchain event for regular Software Developers and Software Engineering/Computer Science students ONLY! Register now to secure your seat. If you are not a software developer please join our non-technical meetup by clicking HERE!

If you are genuinely interested in learning about Blockchain Technology then this event is a must. This is a closed event aimed at Blockchain Developers, regular Application Developers without Blockchain experience and Computer Science/Software Engineering students interested in Blockchain development. If you do not fall into any of the above category, kindly please not register. We will review each registration individually.

This event consists of two parts:

1) Intro to Blockchain Tech, Bitcoin and Ethereum from a developer perspective presented by Laurence Kirk. Plus Q&A with Laurence Kirk and Matthew Di Ferrante (Lead Engineer at Clearmatics, member of the Ethereum Foundation Security Team & Mentor/Teacher at The Blockchain Connector developer workshop).

2) Technical Deep dive session with the core development team at JAAK plus Q&A.

Event schedule 18:00 - 21:00

18:00 – 18:30 Registrations. Please arrive promptly. For security reason, ID will be required upon arrival.

18:30 – 19:15. First presentation with Q&A - Intro to Blockchain Tech, Bitcoin and Ethereum.

The talk will cover how these technologies came about, what they can do and what concepts do you need to understand about how they work. We will discuss what is happening in the industry and why it's a great time to be a Blockchain Developer and introduce our hands-on Blockchain Developer workshop.

Speaker: Laurence Kirk - Blockchain Developer and Founder of Extropy.io

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. Laurence is also a mentor/teacher at The Blockchain Connector developer workshop.

Q & A Laurence Kirk & 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.

19:15 – 21:00 Second presentation with Q&A. Technical Deep Dive Session with JAAK. Visit http://jaak.io/ or follow on Twitter @JAAK_io

Variations of blockchain implementations have captured the music and media industry's attention, however met with great skepticism and scrutiny over practicality or necessity. Enter JAAK, the London-based tech­­ company founded by Vaughn McKenzie, Freddie Tibbles and Viktor Tron. The startup have cut through much of the hype, identifying a practical solution to a very real problem.

JAAK is creating a comprehensive platform to enable music industry partners to access, manage and utilize metadata for musical compositions and recordings. While current sites offer some of this information, JAAK provides a simple framework for connecting identifying information from labels, publishers, performing rights organizations, and managers.

By streamlining what's historically been a frustrating process for even the most seasoned music industry professional, JAAK seeks to increase industry efficiency while facilitating easier and more immediate music licensing.

Presenting will be Freddie Tibbles (Lead Application Engineer), Viktor Tron (Grand Architect) and Lewis Marshall (Golang Wizard & Code Marshall), embarking on a technical deep dive into JAAK’s first product, the META network, and its potential to enable a multitude of new services. Topics covered will range from the current metadata issues faced by the music industry and the past and present attempts to solve them, to the in depth technical details of the META network’s design and the game theory aspects within its interaction.

21:00 onwards. We will end the evening with a spot of good old-fashioned networking at a nearby pub.

Venue address:

Auditorium B5
Franklin-Wilkins Building
King's College London
Waterloo Campus
Stamford Street
London SE1 8WA

Details of the room and a map can be found by clicking HERE. For security purposes, King's Security will require everyone to register upon arrival and provide their ID.

Date: Friday, 25th of August, 2017

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

This event is sponsored by King’s College London and organised by The Blockchain Connector. For further details on our up and coming events, workshops & seminars, please visit our main Eventbrite page here or contact antonio@theblockchainconnector.com for further info.

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Join our dedicated Blockchain Developer meetup group. Click here to join "Blockchain Workshop for Developers"

The Blockchain Connector "Our goal is to simply build a Blockchain Developer community, whereby we help regular application developers become blockchain developers and simplify the recruitment process by connecting developers with start-ups and global firms working on Blockchain projects. Join us and be part of our growing developer community"

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