Past Meetup

Blockchain for Product Developers: January 2018 Edition

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In January's edition, we'll have three short talks. First, Dr. Jason Ernst will walk us through a live demo of how to develop an application on RightMesh's mobile mesh networking platform.

Next, Aodghan Gleeson will walk us through the finer points of the technical operation of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

Finally, Patrick Hayes will share current progress in tackling the challenges of designing cryptographic protocols that cannot be "cracked" by the swift advance of quantum computing.

As in previous meetups, we'll start with pizza and then move into our short presentations, wrapping up with some open networking time. People will be welcome to come back to DCTRL hackerspace nearby for beers afterwards.

A special thanks to our joint venue hosts VentureLabs® and The Incubate Innovate Network of Canada for making this meetup possible!

Special thanks to our sponsor, RightMesh, combining mesh networking and blockchain technology to bring connectivity to the next billion users.

Dr. Jason Ernst holds a PhD in the field of Mesh Networking and Heterogeneous Wireless Networks as well as a M.Sc. on Scheduling Techniques for Wireless Mesh Networks, both from the Applied Computing faculty at the University of Guelph. Jason has more than 20 published papers on wireless networks, cognitive agents, FPGAs, and soft-computing topics and has presented his research at international conferences around the world. Prior to joining Left, Jason was the CTO of Redtree Robotics, which designed robots tt made use of multiple radio technologies to ensure pervasive connectivity to each other and their operators.



Aodhgan Gleeson is a versatile engineer interested in the development of future technologies. He believes that the combination of the internet’s connectivity and need for the world to move towards low carbon based energy will result in great innovation. He recently took an MSc in Computing in Imperial College London in order to increase his knowledge in computing and Artificial Intelligence.



Patrick Hayes is a Systems analyst and software engineer. He's the
primary creator behind CryptoBallot, an open-source solution for
online voting, and a proliferate open-source contributor in the fields
of cryptography and geospatial. Most recently, Patrick has been
working at Votem Corp, building a distributed cryptographically secure
protocol for voting in real-world elections using blockchain.



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This edition of the meetup is at no charge! Please do be mindful that we have limited space and only RSVP if you are attending.