On 21st February, I will be conducting an event at Microsoft NYC campus on building and running a fully functional blockchain based audit trail application.
The first half is a good fit for both business and technical audiences, as it covers auditing scenarios using blockchain. The latter half will showcase an open source project that provides tracking of Wikipedia change logs using blockchain.
I will do a deep dive into the running solution that leverages the Ethereum Rinkeby Network. I will showcasing open source project
“Wikipedia logs change tracking” that I am currently working on.
6:30 PM | Overview of auditing capabilities of blockchain
7 PM – 9 PM | Project Showcase – Tracking/Auditing Changes from Wikipedia Logs.
Q&A + Demos
Developers are encouraged to bring their laptops running Mac OS or Windows 10 (or Windows Server 2016). Instructions to setup the project will be provided during the session.
Some of you may already be aware that I host NYC MS Cloud User Group technology meet up every month at Microsoft Manhattan campus.This month, I will be hosting/presenting alongside with my colleague Cale Teeteron blockchain.I did a similar session earlier this year in January and turnout was great and based on feedback doing another session in July.
Here is the brief agenda:
- Learn basics of blockchain. What exactly is a block? How blocks are created? What are transactions?
- Understand what is a transaction and role of mining.
- Learn what are smart contracts and how to write them in solidity.
- Demos (mostly based on Ethereum but will talk about other chains too as its important to understand the overall landscape)
Since last year, I have been spending time with customers understanding how blockchain can help them improve/replace existing processess. Its relatively a new technology but evolving very fast. Anyways, recorded an hour long video session First Look Into Blockchain for Channel9. Its predominately focus on blockchain from developers perspective.
- [0:57] What is Blockchain?
- [2:14] How is this different than a standard distributed database?
- [5:16] DEMO: Introduction and Overview of Blockchain in a Dev/Test lab on Azure
- [30:40] DEMO: Blockchain and .NET