Hello fellow DFINITY enthusiasts, we are back for another Berlin meetup!
Join the DFINITY team for an update on the development of the DFINITY Internet Computer and connect with individuals from the Berlin ecosystem.
We will kick things off with a welcome and project update from Founder and Chief Scientist Dominic Williams.
Following Dominic's talk, we'll host a "Building Next-Generation dApps" panel discussion with Gnosis, Oscoin and OST.
Diego Prats, DFINITY Director of Product, will demo a dApp running on-chain on the DFINITY Developer Network.
We hope to see you there!
Diksha Dutta | Editor, Dataconomy Media GmbH
Diksha Dutta is Editor at Dataconomy Media GMBH and an independent journalist. Based in Berlin, she is intrigued by the tech startup scene in Europe after writing extensively on the Indian ecosystem. After a six-year stint as a full-time business journalist with organisations like News Corp, since 2015, she has been writing independently on startups for international media publications such as The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur.com. She is working on a book on the startup ecosystem with Bloomsbury Publishing to be launched next year.
Dominic Williams | DFINITY
Dominic is the Founder and Chief Scientist at DFINITY, responsible for building the decentralized cloud platform—called the Internet Computer.
Since the organization’s inception in 2016, DFINITY’s mission has been to extend the Internet into a powerful decentralized cloud to host the next-generation of software and services. The Internet Computer, scheduled to debut in 2019, is being built by the industry’s leading team of distributed systems and cryptography experts, across several research centers around the world, and backed by investors such as a16z and Polychain Capital.
Over the past 20 years, Dominic has had a distinguished career as a crypto theoretician and serial entrepreneur focused on the Internet and distributed systems. Recently, his scientific discoveries across Threshold Relay and PSC chains, Validation Towers and Trees, USCIDs, and The 3 E's of Sybil Resistance have pioneered new approaches to cryptography and blockchain technology.
Benjamin Bollen | OST
Benjamin Bollen, Chief Blockchain Strategist at OST, is a physicist working to build decentralized computing systems since 2009. Benjamin previously built Hyperledger Burrow, formerly Eris-DB, as lead developer at Monax Industries, worked on the routing layer when at MaidSafe and researched computationally efficient representations of strongly correlated quantum systems at university.
Richard Meissner | Gnosis
Richard finished his Masters on the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in 2015 with distinction he joined Dubsmash as the Lead Android Developer. During his time there the app was downloaded by more than 200 million users and multiple time featured on the Google Play Store. Searching for new technical challenges Richard joined Gnosis with the goal to improve the mobile blockchain experience.
Eleftherios Diakomichalis | Oscoin
Eleftherios is the co-founder of Oscoin, a decentralized network and currency for OSS collaboration. He was an early employee at SoundCloud where he led the Data Science team. His scientific interests lie between network science and statistics, focusing on online communities.
Diego Prats | DFINITY
Diego is the Director of Product at DFINITY. He studied Applied Math & Economics at Harvard University and is a PhD dropout in Operations Research Engineering from USC. Previously he co-founded a privacy-focused PaaS for serverless applications.