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February Meeting: Blockchain - A Walk Around the Block


From: 2/7/2019 6:00:00 PM

To: 2/7/2019 8:00:00 PM

Publication date: 1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Street: 1327 Grandin Rd SW
City: Roanoke
State: Virginia
Country: USA


Presented by: Mike Haggerty

“A Walk Around the Block” – Miners and smart contracts and hard forks, OH MY!  The explosion of cryptocurrency has brought with it a host of new technology and terminology.  The first half of this presentation will focus on giving a rudimentary introduction to blockchain technology in general: how it works and why it matters.  In the second half, a specific blockchain software system – EOS.IO – will be used to standup a new blockchain network and deploy a simple smart contract written in C++.

Mike is a software engineer with 12 years of application development experience. He has worked with non-profits, governments, and publicly traded companies on everything from initial design through to deployment and all stages in between. While Mike has endured codebases comprised primarily of VB6, he is happiest working with cutting-edge technologies such as Docker, React, Node.js, and .NET Core. 

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