JS & Ethereum: Build your first blockchain app

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Berkeley Library Central Branch Community Room

2090 Kittredge St (at Shattuck) · Berkeley, CA

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Details

“JavaScript Ethereum workshop”
by guest speaker Kevin Simper

In this workshop, we will look at how to create blockchain applications with Ethereum. We will give a how to get started with cryptocurrency and the tools you need to make your own blockchain apps. So join and meet others, and create your first blockchain app! It is easier than you think!

In this workshop we will go through the following with Ethereum:
- How to setup your computer with local blockchain
- How to create an ethereum wallet
- How to make your first blockchain transaction
- How to create your first HelloWorld blockchain app
- How to interact with your blockchain app
- How to distribute your app to your friends

Why are we doing this?
Blockchain is an interesting technology that is talked about more than it is used, but blockchain is thriving and enables anyone to create an application like Firebase. Blockchain does not need to be about money! That is what I want to show with this workshop!

Here are reviews from previous workshops Kevin has done:
https://www.meetup.com/copenhagenjs/events/255361373/
2018: https://www.meetup.com/Docker-Copenhagen/events/251794160/
2018: https://www.meetup.com/Docker-Copenhagen/events/248502824/
2017: https://www.meetup.com/Docker-Copenhagen/events/241287581/
2016: https://www.meetup.com/Docker-Copenhagen/events/234499942/

What is Ethereum?
If you want a quick introduction to Ethereum, you can read this article at Sitepoint which tells a good story: https://www.sitepoint.com/ethereum-introduction/

Check in on anyone doing #301DaysOfCode. Share my experience and approach thus far.

Agenda
1:00 Doors Open
1:30 Welcome
1:40 Blockchain & Ethereum - how and why to get started?
2:00 Exercises with Ethereum
2:30 Snacks
2:50 How to deploy blockchain
3:10 Exercises for deploying blockchain apps

This is a hands-on meetup. We plan to code as we talk and share ideas. If we need/want to talk more there are places close that we can go to

Find Kevin Simper on Twitter @KevinSimper
https://twitter.com/kevinsimper

Location:
Berkeley Central Library,
Community Meeting Room
3rd floor on West side of building
(2090 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA[masked]