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Workshop on Blockchain Technology

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A Peek into the Future: Blockchain Myths and Facts
Date: December 21, 2019, 10 am, Venue: IIITM-K Technopark Campus, Kazhakoottam, Trivandrum     Google Map
 

Abstract: Blockchain is one of the most celebrated technologies of this era. The objective of this workshop is to provide a clear understanding of how this disruptive technology evolved and insights into its history. We will start learning about this evolution through the story of the most celebrated crypto-currency, Bitcoin and some of the related technologies that paved the way for this amazing technology. This will be the foundation stone for blockchain technologies and will help you to clarify the myths and facts regarding blockchain technology. Then we will have a hands-on session on Ethereum, which is currently the most popular public programmable blockchain, and related tools. This workshop is limited to 30 participants on a first come first serve basis.

About KBA: Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA), is an initiative of the Government of Kerala under the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala with many International collaborations to explore the disruptive potential of Blockchain Technology for achieving public good through capacity building to promote Research, Development, and Entrepreneurship. Since its inception in 2017, the vibrant ecosystem of KBA offering Certification Programs, R&D activities, and Consultancy, has attracted international attention. KBA is an Associate Member and Official Training Partner of the Linux Foundation Hyperledger Project. KBA is also a General Partner of the R3 consortium of Corda Blockchain.

The Power House wing of the academy aims at capacity building programs and currently offers seven certification programs on different blockchain technologies such as Ethereum, Hyperledger Sawtooth, Hyperledger Fabric ranging from associate to architect level of exposure. Since its inception in 2018, KBA Power House has trained over one thousand Blockchain developers and successfully placed them in multinational companies. Besides these training programs, KBA also offers corporate training, workshops, seminars, and faculty development programs on Blockchain technology.

Workshop Outline:

  • Introduction to Blockchain
  • History of Blockchain and Bitcoin Networks
  • Features of Blockchain
  • Cryptography in Blockchain
  • Consensus Protocols in Blockchain
  • Proof of Work
  • Bitcoin Mining
  • Ethereum Networks
  • Introduction to Smart Contracts & Remix IDE
  • Write your first smart contract using Solidity
  • Metamask Wallet

Schedule:

10:00  - 11:30 - Strategy and an Innovation Talk : How to make your Organisation Blockchain and Emerging Tech First, Speaker: Sudin Baraokar

11:30  - 11.45 - Tea Break

11:45  - 1:30 - Blockchain: Research Aspects, Speaker: Adarsh S

1:30 - 2:30 - Lunch Break

2:30 - 4:00  - Ethereum Lab Practical: Solidity smart contracts, Remix IDE and Metamask

4:00 - 4:15 - Tea Break

Prerequisites: The attendees of this workshop are expected to have basic background knowledge in computer science technologies like networking, cryptography, and programming.

Hardware and software requirements: A laptop or desktop with a stable internet connection and the latest version of the Chrome web browser.

Registration: The workshop is open for the delegates of CoCoNet'19 and ACN'19 . No separate fee will be collected. Please click below link and complete the Google form before  December 4, 2019. 

Speakers:

Mr. Sudin Baraokar is a Computer Engineer from the University of Mumbai (B.E. Computer Engg Hons) and has over two decades of experience in the IT Industry and is an Emerging Tech serial Innovator and Collaborator. Has served in Head of Innovation and senior IT roles in SBI, Barclays, IBM and GE. Currently serves as IT & Innovation Advisor to Global Organisations. He is the founder of deep tech startups - aiotf.io and bankchainasset.com. Has Worked on 70+ Technologies and Platforms - Blockchain, AI, Data Science, IOT, Go Digital, Emerging Tech Architecture and Fin-Tech, Sandboxes etc..

Mr. Adarsh S is the convener and Research Scientist in Kerala Blockchain Academy. He is pursuing his PhD in Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala. He is an active member of Global Blockchain Education Network (BEN). He got selected for Grand Challenges India Project 2018 jointly funded by Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Got selected for the IBM Open Science Collaboration Project for Blockchain Research 2017. Invited for Blockchain Research Workshop on July 2017 at IBM IRL Bengaluru. Won NITI AAYOG prize for project AGROCHAIN (www.agrochain.in) at Profer International Blockchain Hackathon. Won Golden Ticket Entry to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017. Member of Panel of Evaluators for Blockathon for Change conducted by Maker Village and US Consulate (Chennai). He was also a Keynote Speaker at ASEAN Digital 5.0 to be conducted at Bangkok on September 2018 (https://aseandigital.io/). He also wrote a book on blockchain technologies titled  ‘Decentralized Computing Using Blockchain Technologies and Smart Contracts:Emerging Research and Opportunities’ IGI Global, 2017. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2193-8.

Mr. Praveen is currently working as a Research Scientist at Kerala Blockchain Academy. He is a blockchain expert with extensive experience in Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric and Bitcoin. He served 4 years as a Corporate Trainer in Infosys and trained  500+ individuals including developers, consultants, and architects. His areas of expertise include Adobe AEM, Adobe Campaign, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, RPA, and Blockchain.

Mr. Aseem is currently working as a Research Fellow with Kerala Blockchain Academy. He has trained Certified Blockchain Associate (CBA) and Certified Ethereum Developer (CED) candidates and has been a mentor for the Certified Blockchain Architect program. He completed a few PoCs on Ethereum Blockchain. He received his MSc Computer Science with Specialization in Cyber Security from the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala, Trivandrum. He graduated from Farook College, Calicut, in BSc Computer Science. He worked as a software programmer during his studies.

Ms. Husna N. M. is currently working as a Research Fellow with Kerala Blockchain Academy. She has trained Certified Blockchain Associate (CBA) and Certified Ethereum Developer (CED) candidates and has been a mentor for the Certified Blockchain Architect program. She completed a few PoCs on Ethereum Blockchain. She received his MSc Computer Science with Specialization in Cyber Security from the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala, Trivandrum. She graduated from the University of Calicut in BSc Computer Science. She worked as a software developer during her studies.

Venue: CCF Lab, IIITM-K, Technopark, Trivandrum

Registration Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSep1JaGhR2bjF4tgGWJdrppaZuYPYYRhtRovR9WE6t4c-VHQQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1