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The terms "blockchain technology" and "distributed ledgers" are being used more frequently, but do you know what they are and what they're being used for?
At this event, you can learn the basics of blockchain, plus dive into the many applications of this game-changing technology. Find out about the industries it has the potential to disrupt, which major corporations are experimenting with it and the legal implications of working with this tech.
David Lewis, founder of SpringRole, Ira Herman, Director of Product at WorkCoin and a few other blockchain thought leaders will share their insights and experience working within the blockchain space and where they think the future of blockchain is going.
6:30pm - 7:00pm Check-In & Mingle
7:00pm - 8:00pm Panel Discussion
8:00pm - 8:30pm Q&A
Co-Creator of the popular EOS Lynx (EOS Blockchain) wallet, Ira is an accomplished software engineer/architect, entrepreneur, published technical author, speaker, and teacher/mentor with over 20 years of programming experience. He has experience assembling and leading effective teams, advising and working with Blockchain companies, and building out Full-stack Web, API, Chat Bots, Mobile apps (iOS/Android), and E-Commerce/financial transactional software.
Former Microsoft: Ira holds several Microsoft-internal training endorsements as well as public technical certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Novell, and CompTIA.
Ira was CTO and key member at Optrix/Exolens as they grew from startup through successful multi-million dollar acquisition (BodyGlove) with products featured at every Apple Store nationwide and Apple's website.
Ira has been a part of the blockchain community since the early days, has built wallets for both Ethereum and EOS, and worked with many blockchain companies including: EOS Lynx / WorkCoin, SENSE, Guardium, and Propy.
Ira is a big fan of the people, teaching methodology, and culture at General Assembly and has been teaching GA classes and workshops since the very first WDI (Web Development Immersive) class in Los Angeles (2013).
Virginia Reyna Dunne
Executive Producer & Host,
The Crypto Cafe
Virginia was born and raised in San Antonio, but she didn't stay there long! She worked in Germany in her twenties and was blessed to travel the world early. Virginia started charming cameras at a young age, appearing on-screen in commercials, infomercials, and other roles in the United States and in Europe. While in Europe, Virginia attended the University of Maryland in Germany, graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.
Upon returning to the United States, Virginia attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles, graduating with a degree in Visual Communications. Virginia was the Public Relations Editor for FIDM MODE--the school's magazine--and was chosen to co-host the school's annual fashion show, with a guest list of over three thousand attendees.
Virginia's knowledge of the fashion industry and on-camera experience opened the door for her to guest host the Fashion Star aftershow on AfterBuzz TV, Maria Menounos's groundbreaking aftershow network. Virginia quickly became a series regular, and has continued to host several AfterBuzz TV programs, including Lethal Weapon and Timeless.
With her mother Letitia Reyna, Virginia co-created, developed, and produces The Crypto Cafe TV show. Virginia is also the lead host for The Crypto Cafe and reports live from events and locations on the sunnier side of crypto. A recent convert to the crypto realm, Virginia is eager to explore the fascinating world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology with her co-hosts; with interview subjects and guests; and with you, the viewers!
Guardian Circle and $GUARD token
Mark Jeffrey is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and author with Harper Collins. He has co-founded five internet companies and written nine books.
Most recently, Mark founded Guardian Circle and the $GUARD token for global decentralized emergency response (One of FAST COMPANY's 'World Changing Ideas' 2018; Winner: LAUNCH Festival; Partner: XPRIZE Foundation; Featured in TRUST MACHINE (2018), THE RISE OF BLOCKCHAIN (2019))
He is also an early pioneer of blockchain technology, having published BITCOIN EXPLAINED SIMPLY (2013) and THE CASE FOR BITCOIN (2016).
His previous companies include The Palace (backed by Time Warner, Intel and SoftBank; sold with 10 million users), ZeroDegrees (a business social network sold to InterActiveCorp / IAC in 2004 with 1 million users) and ThisWeekIn. He was the founding CTO of Mahalo / Inside.com (backed by Elon Musk, Sequoia and others).
Mark was one of the first people ever to serially podcast a novel: MAX QUICK: THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT received over 2.5 million downloads in 2005.
Mark Jeffrey holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire. On Twitter, he is @markjeffrey.
Vice President of Business Development & Strategy ,
David Lewis is Vice President, Business Development & Strategy at SpringRole which is building a protocol for professional identity (aka "LinkedIn on the blockchain"). For David's complete bio, see beta.springrole.com/davidlewis
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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