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.
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.
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.
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.
This is strictly a student-only event. Those without valid student identification will be barred from entry!
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1