1. “Intro to Golem and the Ethereum ecosystem. imapp's role.” Julian Zawistowski (imapp, Golem)
Julian is an MA in economics (Warsaw School of Economics). Leader, and entrepreneur, willing to change the world for the better. He started as an economist running a think-tank and a policy analyst for the government, but soon he realized that technology will make a difference. He created imapp to build software projects, which will advance the society, and that is what he does with a top-class team around him.
imapp - company specialized in distributed computing, blockchain technologies, computer graphics, and game development. In particular, the team is involved in the leading projects of the Ethereum ecosystem: Golem, OmiseGO, and Hoard.
2. “Computing Power Marketplace - current status, challenges, and plans” Aleksandra Skrzypczak (Golem Project)
Aleksandra will present Golem Project and walk the audience through the latest software updates. She will share the Use-Case Pipeline and Golem's R&D goals. She will do a soft introduction to Golem’s SGX solution, Graphene-ng.
Aleksandra is Golemancer, co-founder, MSc mathematics, BSc computer science (University of Warsaw), joined imapp over 4 years ago and was the first to work full-time on the Golem Project, doing R&D and general project planning. Till mainnet launch, she used to know every line of code in the Golem repository and is proud of it. Now, she is making sure that the Project scales properly.
Golem - focused on building a global, open-source, decentralized market of computing power that anyone can access. It is made up of a combined power of users' machines, from small PCs to entire data centers.
3. “The Path to a More Viable Plasma” Kasima Tharnpipitchai (OMG)
Development of Plasma, the level 2 scaling solution, has been moving quickly since the white paper was released a year ago. Kasima will give an overview of the specifications that have developed since Plasma MVP, Plasma Cash, Plasma XT, Plasma Debit. More Viable Plasma, the specification developed out of the OmiseGO Research Team, will be explained in detail and Kasima will elaborate on why it is the company’s current direction.
Kasima Tharnpipitchai, Director of Engineering for Plasma at OmiseGO, has been bootstrapping engineering teams at startups in San Francisco for over 15 years. He founded the billing and payments team at GitHub and quickly fell down the blockchain rabbit hole while working on alternative payment methods there.
OmiseGO - payment cards and their networks limit access to financial systems. OmiseGO is building a decentralized exchange to act as public, permissionless payment network to connect mobile wallets and promote financial inclusion in South East Asia and around the world.
4. “Blockchain X Gamedev” Cyryl Matuszewski (Hoard)
Cyryl will explain how Hoard can help players and game developers through blockchain technology all over the world. Though the relationship between these elements seems far-fetched, this is a promising project aimed to shift the gaming industry.
Cyryl Matuszewski is experienced programmer who has ported and optimized engines such as Unreal Engine 3/4, RED Engine, and MT Framework. Cyryl’s work was critical to titles such as The Witcher 2, DMC: Definitive edition, Mortal Kombat X and Dark Souls: Remastered, across most of the major game platforms: PS2, PS3, PS Vita, PS4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and of course PC.
Hoard - platform for making a real usage of blockchain technology in computer games. Through the tokenization of different aspects of games on blockchain, developers will be able to implement new, unusual gameplay features and monetize secondary markets.
NOTE: The event will be recorded, but not livestreamed.
After the presentations, we provide time for networking and face2face chats with our speakers. You will not be hungry or thirsty - beer, cold beverages and pizza provided!