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Saturday, February 9, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Engineering 7 with hexagon logo

The four-part Canadian Blockchain Olympiad Training Camp programme to prepare Canadian students for entering the 2019 International Blockchain Olympiad (www.ibcol.org), a multidisciplinary design & building competition for solving real-world challenges through decentralised apps.

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10:00–10:30 Registration and Networking
10:30–11:20 Module 1: Blockchain Tech from First Principles
11:30–12:20 Module 2: Legal & Compliance for Blockchain
12:30–13:20 Lunch Break
13:30–14:20 Module 3: Business Blockchain Uses Cases
14:30–15:20 Module 4: Blockchain Whitepaper
15:30–16:00 Q&A + AMA
16:00–17:00 Networking & Team Building

Blockchain Tech from First Principles (1/4):
In this course, students will learn about the technical components of a blockchain and how they interact; the technical attributes of a blockchain and its strengths and drawbacks of a blockchain; an introduction to various blockchains and distributed ledger technologies; the design of decentralised applications, and; some example decentralised applications. This course has no prerequisites, but a background in computer programming, mathematics, or cryptography would be helpful.

Legal & Compliance for Blockchain (2/4):
In this course, students will learn about the legal and compliance aspects of designing and operating blockchain and distributed ledger technologies; what is a smart contract and how smart contracts are related to the real world; the role of notaries, peers, and orderers; the challenges of governance; the issue of privacy, including GDPR; important rulings and legislation around the world, and; some noteworthy cases. This course has no prerequisites, but a background in legal studies or business administration would be helpful.

Business Blockchain Uses Cases (3/4):
In this course, students will learn about the business side of blockchain; minimum viability of business models using blockchain and distributed ledger technologies; why (not) use blockchain or distributed ledger technologies; strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of decentralised applications; application of blockchain within finance, manufacturing, logistics & supply chain, legal, medical, insurance, arts & media, academia, smart(er) cities, government, and more. This course has no prerequisites, but a background in entrepreneurship or business administration would be helpful.

Blockchain Whitepaper & Presentations (4/4):
In this course, students will learn how to write a white paper well by dissecting the anatomy of a white paper and how to present well by dissecting the anatomy of a presentation. The remainder of the time will be an AMA (ask-me-anything) featuring organisers from the International Blockchain Olympiad and a chance for students to meet each other, discuss ideas, and even create teams.

Admission:
This course is open only to current students (high school, college, university, and equivalents), including exchange and international students. Due to the limited seating, admission is on a first-come-first-serve basis, with preference to pre-registered students. The capacity of this session is 130.

Registration:
RSVP on Meetup.com or Facebook.com to receive updates. Students with valid identification document or equivalent credentials from a secondary or tertiary institution may register before 09:00 on Sat 9 February by providing their school email, faculty, and department here: https://bit.ly/2WqI1Fm (credential proving and verification system CredProof is an official IBCOL Partner).

This is strictly a student-only event. Those without valid student identification will be barred from entry!

Cost 
Free
Location 
E7 - Engineering 7
Room 3353
200 University Ave West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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