8LU Workshop w/ Paul Cowgill: Ethereum 101

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Join us Friday, December 13th for an 8th Light University workshop by Paul Cowgill!

Ethereum 101



12:15 - 12:30: Lunch Service
12:30 - 1:30: Workshop
1:30: Questions/Networking


This workshop/talk will cover the different components of the crypto (web3) tech stack and the current state of the art using the Ethereum blockchain.

In this workshop/talk, we'll:

• Explore some data on the blockchain visually.
• Hear a few arguments for why this tech/movement matters.
• Try out a couple of particularly useful dapps (decentralized apps) together.
• Receive an introduction to the concept of gas.
• Learn about good practices for reading and writing data, indexing data, etc.


Paul is a software engineer, engineering leader, and entrepreneur. He specializes in blockchain and crypto - Ethereum, to be specific. As a freelancer, he worked on the OpenZeppelin 2.0 smart contract audit as well as a few other audits, did some smart contract development work for Dharma, and built the front end for a MetaCartel project. He is building an open-source project called Tasit for building native mobile Ethereum dapps - this project is funded in part through the Gnosis GECO program. Previously, he was the first employee and CTO at a YC-backed B2C mobile-first IoT startup, Edyn.


Lunch will be provided by 8th Light (https://8thlight.com/).

As this is a hands-on workshop, this event will not be streamed or recorded.

Want to learn more about 8th Light? Hang out after the presentation to chat with one of our crafters and find out how 8th Light is changing the software community.

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