Mention blockchain and most folk will probably think more about cryptocurrencies and mention how they regret not buying a few dozen bitcoin back in 2011, but there is more to blockchain than missed millions and some funny named currencies. So, join us for an introduction into some of the core concepts of developing a smart contract on top of a blockchain demonstrated with a simple blockchain application.
This will not be concerned with crypto-economics, or price speculation, but will focus on the technical and development opportunities in the ecosystem. We will cover the general blockchain basics that are required to understand the challenges associated with developing for this platform. This will be demonstrated by showing you how to write and test a smart contract, and then deploy it to the Stratis blockchain.
Speaker Bio - Andy Watt
Andy started coding on a Commodore 64, and hasn't really stopped since. Early highlights of his coding career included wiling away time at school programming his TI-83 calculator to play Snake and Blackjack.
Andy has worked as a software engineer, developing technically innovative solutions for oil and gas applications and in 2017 Andy co-founded EdgeFund where he is able to combine many years of experience as a software engineer with a passion for crypto currency.
Agenda - Thursday 20th September 2018
1800 - 1825: Arrival and registration
1825 - 1830: Introduction
1830 - 1930: Blockchain Development with C#
1930 - 2000: Q&A and Prize Draw