April Cardano Meetup: Developers

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Anatomy G29 J Z Young LT Medical Sciences & Anatomy Building

UCL Gower Street, WC1E 6BT · London

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We are delighted to invite you to the next Cardano Blockchain Meetup in London on the 25th April at 6.30pm. The location is:

Anatomy G29 JZ Young Lecture Theater
University College London,
Gower St, London

We are grateful for the support from the London Blockchain Labs, LSE Blockchain Society and UCL for providing such a terrific venue. Thank you!


Our speaker is Duncan Coutts from IOHK who is the Director of Engineering at IOHK. Duncan is instrumental to Cardano and has an incredible background.

He has more than 15 years’ programming experience with Haskell and is a well-known member of the Haskell community. He helps maintain several popular libraries and tools including Cabal and ByteString. He has several years’ experience in packaging the Haskell toolchain and took a leading role in establishing the Haskell Platform.

He holds a first-class degree in Computation and a D.Phil in Computer Science, both from Oxford University. He has published papers at international conferences, including ICFP. His research focus is on generating high-performance code from idiomatic high-level Haskell code. This included co-authoring the ByteString and Binary libraries and work on stream fusion for lists. He has five years’ experience teaching computer science, including four years spent teaching Haskell to mature students at graduate level.


We are delighted that other members of IOHK will be joining us! :)


**Content of Duncan's talk**

Presentation: Insights into Cardano Development: Past, Present and Future

- History

- What we have learned - (a) issues of building always-on infrastructure on a global scale (b) running an effective worldwide distributed workforce (c) coordination and communication timezones and public holidays

- “Outline business problem” -> “information exchange / computational requirements” -> how Cardano is offering solutions

- A more technical deep dive into challenges

- The future!


**Important to know**

This meetup and Duncan’s content will have a more technical nature to it and is firmly aimed at developers and people who have an understanding of the code and engineering aspects of Cardano and cryptocurrencies in general.

Whilst we welcome everyone, it is important that we highlight the technical nature of the talk and content.


Please start arriving from 6.30 pm onwards for a 7 pm start and we look forward to welcoming you.

6:30 pm Attendees arrival
7:00 pm Cardano Foundation introduction
7:00 pm Duncan presentation
7:30 pm Darko & Neil & Duncan & Philip panel group Q&A

We will be taking some photographs to share online as well as filming Duncan's talk. If you do not want to appear in photos or on video, please let us know.

What are you waiting for? RSVP now! :)