13. February 2020 - 9:00
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Blockchain Bootcamp | San Francisco State University Downtown Campus | Thursday, 13. February 2020

This two-day workshop will examine the what, why, where, and how of blockchain technology by breaking down the basics, reviewing the nature of bitcoin, and delving into blockchain’s applications across a variety of industries where security and precision are paramount.
Attendees will be instructed by Nitin Kalé, of the Information Technology Program (ITP) and the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Preliminary Agenda:
Day 1
8:30 - 9:30       Registration and Breakfast
 
9:30 - 10:30     Preliminaries

Reading assignment
Today’s actors
A story about money

 
11:45 -12          Blockchain Basics

What is Blockchain?
Why Blockchain?
What problem does it solve?
Where is Blockchain?
How does it work?

 
12 - 1   Lunch and networking
 
1 - 2:30             Bitcoin

Genesis
What is cryptocurrency?
Distributed/decentralized

 
3 - 5     Consensus building

Mining
Bitcoin economy
Storing and using bitcoin

 
Day 2
8:30 - 9             Breakfast and networking
9 - 10:30           Smart Contracts

Blockchains beyond bitcoin
How else can blockchains be used?

 
10:45 - 12         Where can we use blockchains?

Choosing blockchain instead of centralized databases

 
12 - 1                 Lunch and networking
 
1 - 2:30             Blockchain Use Cases

Public, private, hybrid, consortia blockchains
Hyperledger project
SAP Leonardo Blockchain

 
2:45 - 5             Final Thoughts

Learn more
Additional resources
Wrap up