Blockchain 101
17

Wednesday, 17 October

6 8 pm MDT

GA Denver @ Industry RiNo Station

3858 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

Blockchain 101

Mark Roddy Photo


Deloitte Digital

Aari Lotfipour Photo


CEO and co-founder, Jalapeño Inventive

Dan Shields Photo


Community Organizer, ETHDenver

17

Wednesday, 17 October

6 8 pm MDT

GA Denver @ Industry RiNo Station

3858 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

The last decade has seen blockchain technology grow from an anarchic financial experiment to a global engine for organizational and societal revolution.

We will chart the path from pre-Bitcoin computer science breakthroughs, to Bitcoin and the rise of alternative currencies, through Ethereum and the rise of smart contracts, arriving at the present day explosion of tokens, enterprise networks, and decentralized applications.

    In this session we will:
    • Explore the history of blockchains
    • Explain the technology that make blockchains possible
    • Examine exciting new decentralized applications that use blockchain technology to change the world.
      • Agenda:
        • Welcome + Networking
        • Moderated Panel Discussion
        • Audience Q&A
        • Whether you are a developer building for the future of the Internet or a curious enthusiast making sense of the hype, this session will help you understand why blockchain technology just might be the next great coordinating tool for humanity.

About the Speakers

Mark Roddy Photo

Deloitte Digital

Mark Roddy is a Full-Stack developer at Deloitte Digital Studio in Denver, CO. For the past two years, Mark’s primary focus has been on FE technologies and the Salesforce platform. Mark was first introduced to Bitcoin in 2014 by a friend. He was fascinated by how this coin could be used to purchase things but was just as interested in the technology behind bitcoin. He began to invest in Bitcoin and Ethereum towards the end of 2015 and continuously research emerging blockchain technologies. The majority of Mark's Blockchain development projects have taken place on the Ethereum network in the form of Dapps (Decentralized Applications). Mark is both driven and self-motivated and is continually experimenting with new technologies and techniques. Mark is passionate about Web Development, Blockchain technology, and he strives to be a better developer and improve the development and blockchain communities.

Aari Lotfipour Photo

CEO and co-founder,
Jalapeño Inventive

Aari is the co-founder and CEO of Jalapeño Inventive. He helped launch the company in Fort Collins, Colo. in 2014 with the desire to make cryptocurrency accessible to the masses. A leader of the Colorado blockchain community, Aari began trading in cryptocurrencies more than four years ago. Prior to Jalapeño, Aari studied Computer Science at the University of North Texas and spent 12 years in the radiochemical and nuclear medicine industries as a Cyclotron and Customer Service Engineer for Siemens Healthcare.

Dan Shields Photo

Community Organizer,
ETHDenver

Dan is a community organizer in the Blockchain community. He is active in development, education, and promoting adoption of disruptive Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) regionally and global. He firmly believes that these technologies are fundamental to bringing about a radically more just, kind, transparent, and equitable world for us all. His mission is to build Colorado into the innovative hub for companies creating and individuals utilizing DLT systems. He facilitates multiple Colorado Blockchain meetups, conferences and events and produces digital media to amplify the voice of these communities. He consults on blockchain education, event coordination, business development, strategic assessments, as well as project planning, execution, and management.

Dan is an avid outdoor enthusiast, certified master gardener, advocate for homeless outreach, and passionate about minimizing wasted resources.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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