$675 – $1,350

Multi-Disciplinary Hands-On Blockchain Workshop Geared for Women

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Multi-Disciplinary Hands-on Blockchain Workshop Geared for Women

New York City, Thursday & Friday May 17 - 18

NYC Blockchain Week

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. Some graduates of our programs have moved into blockchain roles at their companies, and other graduates have founded blockchain startups.

Target Audiences

This workshop is designed for executives and those seeking to shift careers; from all backgrounds and industries where blockchain technologies may have an impact, especially in the areas for financial services, insurance, health care and supply chain management. 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. All genders are welcome to attend.

Key Goals

After completing this course, beginning students will be able to:

  • Understand leading blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and the ecosystem
  • Describe what are blockchain platforms, applications and the key technologies upon which to build
  • 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 - Train The Trainer

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 Wednesday afternoon and conclude late-afternoon on Saturday: May 16 - 19. Check event tickets for pricing. If interested and for schedule details: bit.ly/dlt-instructor-application

Certificates

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

AGENDA TOPICS (content subject to change)

Day 1:

  • Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Landscape & Overview
  • Examine Blockchain Structures and Contents
  • Cryptocurrency Wallets
  • Cryptocurrency Workshop Lab
  • Public vs Private / Permissioned vs Permissionless Distributed Ledgers
  • Joshua Ashley Klayman: Smart Contracts and ICOs
  • McKenzie Slaughter: Cryptocurrency Impact Funding Model

Day 2:

  • Supply Chain Hands on Lab
  • Sandra Ro: Real World Blockchain Use Cases and Implementations
  • Alexandra Groetsema: Hyperledger and Permissioned Blockchains
  • Bradley Miles: Complementary Currencies & Community Tokens
  • Navroop Sahdev: CryptoEconomics: ICO & Token Models
  • DLT in Convergence with Emerging Computing Technologies


GUEST SPEAKERS AND DLT EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS

Sandra Ro

Sandra Ro

Sandra Ro is Managing Partner and COO of UWINCorp, which works with numerous blockchain startups and industry groups. Previously she was Head & Executive Director of Digitization at CME Group, responsible for the company’s digital asset and blockchain/distributed ledger technology (DLT) initiatives.


Joshua Klayman

Joshua Klayman

Joshua Ashley Klayman is one of the best known Blockchain and Cryptocurrency lawyers in the world. Recognized by Chambers and Partnersas one of the top 12 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency lawyers globally, Ms. Klayman co-founded and has led since its inception MoFo’s global Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group, which she currently Co-Chairs and which includes over 70 lawyers. Ms. Klayman is the Chair of the prominent Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Legal Working Group and is a member of the global Wharton RegTech think tank. In addition, she has been appointed by the Delaware Secretary of State to serve on Delaware’s Blockchain Strategy Committee, founded the Blockchain Legislation Project and frequently speaks with regulators from around the world regarding Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Cryptocurrency matters. Ms. Klayman works collaboratively with Blockchain leaders from other law firms, clients and the broader community to advance the industry, anticipate and address regulatory concerns and seize strategic opportunities.


McKenzie Slaughter

McKenzie Slaughter

Founder and Managing Partner of Beyond Captial Markets, McKenzie Slaughter, advises and helps businesses navigate the new and massive global economic movement spurred by cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The acceleration of cryptocurrency and blockchain birthed a new asset class among impact investors driving catalytic change amongst entrepreneurs, consumers, investors and new markets. An unprecedented number of people are encouraged by the possibilities of cryptocurrency and blockchain resulting in new opportunities to reverse the world’s economic problems.

McKenzie will present how her cryptocurrency "crypto" impact funding model has and will continue to fix real-world challenges by incorporating trading mechanisms and built-in network effects that fuel market growth. She will also demonstrate where her investments have already spurred sustainable, positive impacts economically, socially and environmentally.


Bradley Miles

Bradley Miles

Co-Founder & CEO of Turing - a stealth blockchain protocol startup in incubation at Techstars NYC. Strategically placed at the intersection of emerging technology and venture capital, he led the State of Blockchain 2017 research report for CoinDesk, an industry-wide account of digital currencies such as bitcoin, and their underlying technology – the blockchain. His work can be seen in Fortune, Bloomberg, Quartz, and Bank Innovation.


Alexandra

Alexandra Groetsema

DLT Education Instructor Alexandra Groetsema is also CTO at Bitbutter.com a data aggregator for users to track, manage and advise on crypto-assets by making it easy to access high-quality transaction data. She recently collaborated with the Linux Foundation Hyperledger team to create a technical MOOC titled Blockchain for Business on the edX platform. In 2015 she co-founded Risk Bazaar blockchain startup. Additionally she attended Blockchain University as a Women in Tech Diversity scholar. Alexandra received her BA degree from University of California Berkeley.


Navroop

Navroop Sahdev

DLT Education Instructor Navroop Sahdev holds a host of leadership roles in the DLT space, both as a practitioner as well as a researcher. An economist by training, Navroop is currently building a FinTech company that seeks to leverage blockchain technology. She is a Research Associate at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT) at University College London and Centre d’économie de l’Université Paris Nord (CEPN) and holds three masters in IP Management, Economics of Innovation and Applied Economics.

A United Nations Youth Delegate for 2017, Navroop has co-authored Hyperledger’s Blockchain for Business online course. She speaks regularly at FinTech and blockchain conferences and currently serves on the advisory board of a host of blockchain companies, across industries. Previously, she has worked at Harvard University and United Nations Environment Programme. Her research interests are focused on Distributed Ledger Technologies, Game Theory, Networks Theory and Complex Systems Science.


Robert Schwentker

Robert Schwentker

DLT Education President. Robert has 25+ years in technical education services. Previously, he led developer and startup programs at PayPal and American Express, and was co-founder and operator of Blockchain University. Robert has educated over 2,000 entrepreneurs & intrepreneurs, both technical and non-technical, and worked with over 300 blockchain projects in the US, Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore & Japan. Graduates from his courses have created startups, joined incubators like Plug & Play, Draper Fintech, and have become employees of companies like Coinbase, Blockstream and PwC.

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. We suggest slide presentations follow the Guy Kawasaki 10/20/30 rule. If accepted you will be notified by EOD Monday April 30th. 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


APPLICATION LINKS

Men students interested in attending this event: bit.ly/dlt-mens-application

Instructor Track: bit.ly/dlt-instructor-application

Speakers: bit.ly/dlt-speaker-application

Volunteer: bit.ly/dlt-volunteer-application

DLT Education empowers women by providing them with technical tools, experiences and insights to become leaders in this emerging industry.


Many thanks to Galvanize for sharing their beautiful New York space and supporting this workshop!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are designed to provide full scholarships to women and persons with financial need.

If interested in sponsoring this workshop, please contact sponsorships@dlt.education


Please send any other queries to info@dlt.education

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