Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Workshop
26

Saturday, 26 June

2 5 pm EDT

Orlando (Online)

$99 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Workshop | June 26

Emre Surmeli Photo


Lead Instructor, General Assembly

26

Saturday, 26 June

2 5 pm EDT

Online

Anywhere
Online
$99 USD
Cost
$99 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

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

During this online workshop, we will chart the path from pre-Bitcoin computer science breakthroughs to Bitcoin and the rise of alternative currencies that challenge the way we think about money, through Ethereum and the rise of smart contracts, arriving at the present day explosion of tokens, enterprise networks, and decentralized applications.

Topics we will cover:

  • Explore the history of digital cash and blockchain technology
  • Explain the technology that make blockchains possible
  • Examine exciting new decentralized applications that use blockchain technology to change the world.

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.

This class is designed for anyone without prior knowledge of blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.

General Assembly’s classes, workshops & events are for recreational purposes and are not regulated by the bureau of proprietary school supervision.

If this class is recorded, students will be sent the recording link within 7 days after class completion by email. Students are encouraged to download and save any shared materials (worksheets, deck if applicable) during class for later reference as they are not be shared by email.

Takeaways

  • Ability to understand how Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchain implementations work under the hood
  • Understand what smart contracts are and be able to conceptualize smart contract applications, otherwise known as decentralized applications (Dapps)
  • Know what it takes to release an initial coin offering (ICO) on the Ethereum network

Preparation

You will need access to Google Sheets (if you do not have access, create a Google account).

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This class will occur completely online using Zoom.
  • Class setup information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your class launches.
  • Each individual class participant must have purchased a ticket.

About the Instructor

Emre Surmeli Photo

Lead Instructor,
General Assembly

Emre is a software developer, a blockchain technology consultant, and an educator. Having gone through a full stack JavaScript boot camp in Seattle in 2015, he's passionate about accelerated learning programs and loves to take as well as teach them. Shortly after finishing his boot camp he worked at a tech startup building apps using node.js, Ruby/Rails, and AWS until October of 2018 when he decided to quit and try out digital nomad'ing in Central America. He was introduced to Ethereum by his co-worker in late 2016, since then he spent most of his free time learning and researching about blockchain technologies and how to develop them. In the excitement of quickly realizing the imperative and inevitable role of blockchain in advancing specific technologies, he developed a blockchain workshop for GA. Emre has been combining his experience in web development and understanding of blockchain technologies to helping companies build blockchain applications.

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