Hedera Hashgraph is a public distributed ledger built on the novel hashgraph consensus algorithm. Developers can build fast, fair, and secure decentralized applications on top of the network, enabling business models of the future including peer-to-peer payments, tokenized assets, digital identity, and more.
This page will be home to our new Hedera Hashgraph - Virtual Meetup.
Join us monthly to learn about how to use Hedera network services, best development practices, and hear from some of the teams already building on the network. Topics we’re excited to cover soon include Hedera Account management, Solidity smart contract 101, examples of SDK code, and practical use cases.
In this virtual meetup, we're excited to be joined by the Public Pest Network (PPN). An exciting idea that started as a research project and was developed throughout Major League Hacking's "Hack the Chain" event, and subsequently during the Hedera20 Virtual Hackathon - the Public Pest Network creates a standard way to track bug flows for researchers, farmers, and local communities, utilizing the Hedera Consensus Service. During this virtual meetup the PPN team will talk about their background, the current ways academics are attempting to tackle these problems, and give a demonstration on how their platform is leveraging Hedera to improve the industry.
About the Public Pest Network -
The Public Pest Network is an upcoming platform for entomologists and extension workers to collaborate and publish important insect pest data for the public. Entomologists have collected data for varying projects for years, but have struggled when it is time to share raw data and its consequences to those outside of the agricultural world. The PPN webapp provides a faster and easier way for entomologists to enter data and distribute it using Hedera’s Hashgraph technologies that allows anyone–private citizens, agricultural specialists, other researchers or institutions–to access the most relevant and trusted information and draw meaningful conclusions from our provided tools. With PPN, our hope is that imperative pest information can reach anyone with ease.
Jacob Linneman is a student at Xavier University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in music studies. Most of his free time is spent in cramped practice rooms or in the kitchen making food and drinks for his friends and family.
Lily Sutton is currently a student at the University of Kentucky. She is working towards a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a minor in mathematics. When she's not solving equations she's at home with her dogs and horses.
Bryan Racic is a Software Engineer creating ML and IOT solutions for environmental accountability by day, and is a passionate blockchain enthusiast by night. You can often hear him often grumble about the many insect specimens Katie forgets in his freezer.
Katie Grubb is an Entomologist getting her masters degree at the University of Kentucky. She works with people across Kentucky to reduce the use of toxic pesticides and has been pulled into the world of computer science by her friends Bryan, Lily, and Jacob.