Metropolis: Apr. 21: Distributed Trust Networks Blockchain, DAO, Smart Contracts

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City of Oakland, City Hall

1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Hearing Room 3 · Oakland, CA

How to find us

Come in the 14th Street entrance between Broadway & Clay

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Season 2: Episode 4

"Human and Technological Distributed Trust Networks – Blockchain, the DAO, and Smart Contracts"

*** NOTE: This is our last 3rd Friday Night at City Hall

We're updating our Meetups to be workshop format and to be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Oakland City Hall from 9am-12pm.

Bring your friends and family!

Meetup Keys: Blockchain, DAO, Smart Contracts, Trust Networks



Review Vision Architecture’s shared vocabulary and agenda for Future City conversations to set a baseline understanding of topics we’ll be discussing


Findings from Oakland City Camp 2017

“Should your zip code determine life expectancy?”

Un-conference attendees, and Kapor Center for Social Impact, agree we should collaborate and work on a real Lead Action Network and determine technologies we can use to intervene and address historic and current lead poisoning in Oakland.

Watch for developments and upcoming events at Kapor Center where you can get involved and make a difference.


Human Distributed Trust Networks

In order to grow resources to address these issues we are kicking off, “SmartOakland”, a cross-functional collaborative with these foundational groups to ensure a broad spectrum of inclusion our future city designs:

· Constituents

· Businesses

· Non-Profits

· City of Oakland

· Education

· Public Health

We’ll ask you for your input tonight to help shape this collective and begin building stronger connections throughout Oakland communities.


Distributed Trust Networks for Financial Transactions

When a collaborative comes together to co-design solutions for everyone in a city, we quickly wonder who will pay for it and if we need new financial models to speed delivery and provide project transparency.

Our speakers will scratch the surface on some options tonight:

· 15 min: Sanam Ford, 11-year old daughter of Michael Ford, will share her report on cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin with Q/A

· 15 min: Michael Ford, Program Manager Transportation Services, City of Oakland and Strategic Advisor to Think Vision Architecture, re; Blockchain for Government with Q/A

· 15 min: Edward Wong, Technology Consultant, re; Blockchain Case Study for supply chain lifecycle for the diamond industry with Q/A

· 5 min: Stephanie Hayden, CEO, Vision Architecture, Inc. re; Is the DAO, (decentralized autonomous organization) a viable method for crowd-investment in city projects? Q/A


Co-creating SmartOakland Collaborative to Set the Stage for 2017

We’ll begin a creative workshop to capture your ideas and suggestions for co-creating solutions to address Oakland’s lead poisoning issues.

We will generate a draft map to be built upon in our next Meetup, Saturday May 20 from 9am-12pm, at Oakland City Hall:

Millennials and the New Government Order: Transformative Public Services (


Closing & Follow Ups

Wine Merchants is across the plaza from City Hall if you’d like to continue discussions


Other Events in April:

6: Oakland EarthEXPO City Hall
22: Oakland Earth Day Events


We'll see you there!

Stephanie Hayden
CEO, Vision Architecture, Inc.
Executive Director, Think Vision Architecture, Inc.
Non-Profit for Social Equity through Tech Literacy & Workforce Development
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