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Weekend Blockchain Developer Hands-on Workshop in London

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a paid a event. The date shown on this advert is not the actual date of the workshop (a date must be selected in order to create this advert on Eventbrite). The date and location will be confirmed once we have 20 registered participants. All you have to do is simply register your interest by completing the form and we will get back to you.

Due to popular demand and positive feedback from our students we are running a series of workshop. We have hosted five sessions so far in London and one in Switzerland. Recently, we received several request to provide our workshop during the weekend in London. With this in mind, we are advertising this event to gather interest from regular application developers who are keen to break into the Blockchain space.

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. Our goal is to help regular Application Developers become Blockchain Developers.

Day 1

Intro to Blockchains, Bitcoin, Proof of Work and Mining

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

Intro to Formal Verification

What to know as a Blockchain Developer

Hands-on development on Ethereum Solidity and Smart Contracts

One month of continued on-line support via a 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 recommended

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

Nick Zeeb

Nick is a passionate advocate for Blockchain Technology and loves teaching technical concepts in an understandable way. He was previously the Lead Engineer at Clearmatics, a London Blockchain financial start-up and has expertise in high performance trading systems.

Nick holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Oxford. He has given a number of talks on the subject of Blockchain Technology.

Nick 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. Nick will hold a Q&A session after each topic.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Nick comes from a Computer Science academic background having gained his BSc degree from the University of Canterbury.

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

The cost breakdown of the workshop for two days are as follows:

Quantity x 1 Ticket, £499

Eventbrite Booking Fee £27.94

Sub Total: £526.94

VAT: £105.39

Total: £632.33

Date: To be confirmed. Weekend in 2017 (two days)

Time: 08:30 to 17:00

Workshop Location: Exact location to be confirmed but will take place in central London

*Breakfast and lunch are provided during the workshop on both days.

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For further details on our workshop, please email us on antonio@theblockchainconnector.com or contact us on 0044 (07)923 521 833.

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