📌 Who can attend? Please note this event is prioritized to women and non-binary particiants.
According to Hackernoon, Blockchain is one of the biggest technology industries where women are underrepresented (https://hackernoon.com/blockchain-empowering-women-around-the-world-7d52f8bf70f). For this reason, we ask that seats at this event be prioritized for women and non-binary persons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-binary_gender).
⭐ About the Event
Decentralized Applications (DApps) are applications built on top of blockchain technology. This means that the underlying computations are run on a network of computers, which make decisions together. While most people associate blockchain with cryptocurrency, the technology can be used for much more, from supply-chain monitoring, to games, to helping refugees manage their identities (https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerhuang/2019/01/27/how-blockchain-can-help-with-the-refugee-crisis/).
Learn how to build a DApp in Solidity, a programming language for the Ethereum Blockchain. Build key parts of a Japanese treasure hunt known as a “Stamp Rally” (https://www.tokyoweekender.com/2009/08/stamp-rallies/) in Remix (https://remix.ethereum.org/), a browser-based Solidity editor. Learn about Smart Contracts and how code gets deployed to the blockchain. Discover how to connect a frontend app to blockchain code using Web3.js.
📌 What to expect
• All coding can be completed via a web browser.
• No prior blockchain experience required.
• If you are totally new to coding, we may find you a partner so you can learn together.
• Please bring a laptop if you have one, with either the Chrome or Firefox web browser installed.
19:00–19:20 Check in
📌 Speaker Bio
Ann Kilzer is the Lead Software Engineer at Curvegrid, a blockchain software-as-a-service startup in Tokyo, Japan. She previously worked at companies such as Google and Indeed. She holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin and Bachelors Degrees from Gonzaga University with majors in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Visual Art.
Big thanks to Code Chrysalis and Curvegrid for helping out with this special workshop!
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