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Blockchain for Beginners: A Hands-on Workshop

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Blockchain for Beginners: A Hands-on Workshop


For those of you who have been following the revolution in the rise of Bitcoin, Ethereum and related Cryptocurrencies, you may have heard of all the hype surrounding the "Blockchain" in the media. This workshop is targeted at anyone who wants to go beyond the hype, and actually focus on what the Blockchain is, and it's implications in Industries apart from just cryptocurrencies.

This workshop is for anyone, technical or non-technical, who wants to understand a pragmatic approach to building applications with Blockchain, and will involve an introductory session on the basics of Blockchain and it’s components. Participants will understand blockchain and it’s intricacies by building a proof of concept.

WHAT: BLOCKCHAIN - HANDS ON WORKSHOP (2-days)
WHEN: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March, 2018
TIME: 11AM - 6PM (Sat); 11AM - 4PM (Sun)
WHERE: Makespace Indiranagar, #655, 11th Main Rd, Landmark: Behind Red Fork on 12th Main ( https://goo.gl/maps/zjpXEi5SSdD2)
COST: INR 1750/- per person (if registering via instamojo); INR 2500/- on spot
REGISTER @ https://www.instamojo.com/kavitaarora/blockchain-for-beginners-a-hands-on-workshop/

AGENDA:
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DAY 1 -- BASICS OF BLOCKCHAIN
11.00 - 11.15: Welcome, Tea and Coffee
11.15 - 11.45: Simple Exercise with Participants to demonstrate what is the Blockchain (practically speaking)
11.45 - 13.00: Overview of Centralized vs. Distributed systems, with a brief introduction to Consensus Mechanisms
13.00 - 14.00: Lunch Break (on your own)
14.00 - 16.00: Continuation of Consensus Mechanisms, Smart Contracts, dApps with hands-on exercises
16.00 - 17.00: Create a Blockchain App on paper hands-on exercise
17.00 - 18.00: Sidecoins and Altcoins

DAY 2 -- IMPLEMENTING THE BLOCKCHAIN
11.00 - 11.15: Recap of Day 1's Introduction
11.15 - 13.00: Building your Blockchain
13.00 - 14.00: Lunch break (on your own)
14.00 - 15.00: Doubt Solving
15.00 - 16.00: Implementing Proof of Work

NOTES:
+ This workshop is a BEGINNERS introduction to the world of Blockchain and serves as a primer to get a deeper understanding of the topic and how one can use this new way of thinking about data and networks in our everyday applications.
+ You MUST BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP/Charger to take advantage of the hands-on exercises! PCs/Machines will not be provided at the venue.
+ You don't necessarily need to know how to code. However, basic knowledge of coding will be a bonus.
+ On the first day, we will cover the basics of blockchain like smart contracts, consensus mechanisms and dApps. On the second day, we will get a clearer understanding of the blockchain by implementing one ourselves.
+ You must register in advance via the instamojo URL: https://www.instamojo.com/kavitaarora/blockchain-for-beginners-a-hands-on-workshop/ to avail the INR 1750/- per person price. Anybody showing up on the day of the workshop will be asked to register at the price of INR 2500/- no exceptions.
+ Our workshop will be held at our new location in Indiranagar: House no. 655, 11th Main Rd, Indiranagar; Landmark: directly behind Red Fork restaurant, and down the road from Happy Healthy Me Organics. Google Maps URL is as follows: https://goo.gl/maps/zjpXEi5SSdD2
+ Any questions? Please contact Kavita Arora via a2tsaW5kb3IyMSB8IGdtYWlsICEgY29t



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