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Blockchain Workshop Geared for Women 2019


  • Shearman & Sterling 599 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022-6069 (map)

Multi-Disciplinary Hands-on Blockchain Workshop Geared for Women

New York City, Thursday & Friday May 16 - 17, 8:30 am - 5 pm EST

In this two-day workshop students learn about and engage with many aspects of distributed ledger technologies including code, cryptocurrencies, tokens, and cryptoeconomics. These aspects will be examined from the disciplines of technology & code, economics, law, and education. As the underpinnings of blockchains are highly technical and require intense focus to comprehend, we encourage all students to be active learners and delve into technical aspects, including trying out crypto wallets, test nets, smart contracts & non-fungible tokens. Technical lab exercises will be done in groups with both technical and non-technical students working together.

Target Audiences

This workshop is designed for executives and those seeking to shift careers; from all backgrounds and industries where blockchain technologies may have an impact, especially in the areas for financial services, insurance, health care and supply chain management. The content will be applicable to both beginning and intermediate levels. There will be a mix of technical and non-technical students. We expect that this workshop will include a broad range of persons and will provide a rich networking environment. Some graduates of our programs have moved into blockchain roles at their companies, and other graduates have founded blockchain startups.

As there is a lack of women with DLT knowledge and skills, we will allow a majority of the students to be women. Men please apply here: bit.ly/dlt-mens-application. All genders are welcome to attend.

Key Goals

After completing this course, beginning students will be able to:

  • Understand leading blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and the ecosystem

  • Describe what are blockchain platforms, applications and the key technologies upon which to build

  • Navigate a blockchain browser and cryptocurrency wallet

  • Distinguish between public, private and hybrid ledgers

  • Describe motivating factors behind different ledger types

  • Understand basic consensus algorithms at a high level

  • Describe what is a 'smart contract' & 'ico' and understand how to test them in a lab context

Learning methodologies include lecture, discussion, breakout sessions and hands-on exercises both technical and non-technical.

Instructor Track - Train The Trainer

As there is a lack of qualified blockchain instructors, DLT Education will be launching an instructor lab in parallel for those seeking to gain skills to teach these technologies. The instructor lab will commence on Wednesday afternoon and conclude late-afternoon on Saturday: May 15 - 18. Check event tickets for pricing. If interested and for schedule details: bit.ly/dlt-instructor-application

DLT Education's instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, have experience with corporate and entrepreneurial education, and fare from large corporations as well as from blockchain startups.