Blockchain Tech Lab - success!

Blockchain Tech Lab - success!

In April we were delighted to host the inaugural Blockchain Tech Lab. Developed with the developer skills gap in mind. 

 

We felt this was important as we see a looming skills-gap in blockchain, ahead. In 2012 the New York Times', award-winning economist Adam Davidson wrote “the skills gap isn't a narrow problem facing the manufacturing industry. The so-called skills gap is really a gap in education, and that affects all of us.” Despite his focus being on the manufacturing industry, his argument is relevant to all industries facing skills shortages and no more so than those that are new and fast moving. 

To appreciate the impact that blockchain technology is expected to have just consider the following statement from the World Economic Forum, ‘10% of global GDP may be stored with blockchain technology by 2027’ That is only eleven years away.

In the last year or so those driving the blockchain buzz have begun to look beyond the cryptocurrency applications towards the ancillary services that can benefit from blockchain solutions.

So, we thought it was time the leaders in blockchain technology education (i.e. us) got involved and  gave coders and software developers access to (and teaching from) the blockchain experts. Through theory and practical, attendees were guided towards building their very own proof-of-concept.

We were lucky enough to play host to several experts in the blockchain application arena (see below for more details). Topics covered ranged from the building sidechains through to delivering better governance using blockchain technology. 

Included in our range of expert speakers we were pleased to invite three of our very own investee companies; Factom, Rootstock and Rivetz. 

Watch some of the highlights of the week, below and find out what some of the attendees thought. 

 

 

 

 

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Monday 11th April: The Bitcoin Public Blockchain

Morning Session
 

 

AFTERNOON SESSION -2PM

  • Discover the RootStock sidechain, and its smart contract capabilities

MORNING SESSION - 9AM

  • Exploration of the Bitcoin Blockchain

  • Step-by-step guide to the process of creating a new sidechain

Afternoon Session

Tuesday 12th April: The Ethereum Public Blockchain


MORNING SESSION - 9AM

  • Find out how the Ethereum blockchain works and its consensus mechanism

AFTERNOON SESSION - 2PM

  • All about the Ethereum Virtual Machine and how to write smart contracts 


Wednesday 13th April: Private Blockchains


TBC

MORNING SESSION - 10AM

  • Discover how BigchainDB can enable developers and enterprises to deploy scalable blockchain applications

 
 

AFTERNOON SESSION - 2PM

  • Explore the OpenChain project


Thursday 14th April: Asset Digitisation and Data Storage


Morning Session

MORNING SESSION - 9AM

  • An explanation of asset digitisation using the Open Asset Protocol

 

AFTERNOON SESSION - 2PM

  • Discover how storing data on the blockchain can deliver transparency, audibility and better governance

Afternoon Session
 

Friday 15th April: Securing Private Keys


Afternoon Session
 

AFTERNOON SESSION - 2PM

  • Learn how Ledger's hardware solutions can be used to secure cryptographic keys and how to communicate with its API

MORNING SESSION - 9AM

  • Find out how Rivetz leverage the Trusted Execution Environment to build secure blockchain applications

 
Morning Session