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Understanding Blockchains: A Make Friends Monthly Workshop

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TinEye

223 Queen St E

Toronto, Ontario M5A 1S2

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Hosted by Sarah Friend and David Wolever, this workshop will be part of a series of workshops organized by Make Friends.

"What even is a proof-of-work based globally distributed ledger?"

Blockchain is everywhere these days - from finance and law, to kitten-collecting, dating-apps, and ice tea companies. This workshop will explore what this technology offers, how it works, and what it can and cannot do in a friendly, playful setting. We'll have an open discussion session as well as hands on activities (that won't be on computers!). Topics will include: if you were going to draw a blockchain what would it look like? What is mining and why is it so energy intensive? What problems do blockchains solve? Why is bitcoin so expensive? Topics will absolutely not include: any kind of investment advice.

No programming experience is required and people of all identities and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Understanding Blockchains is the second of several workshops organized by Make Friends in 2018.


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Sarah Friend is a software engineer working at a large blockchain development studio on tools for financial transparency/accounting. When not doing that, she creates games and other interactive experiences. She is a proud Recurse Center alum, and has recently presented at the Montreal International Games Showcase, the MoneyLab program by the Institute for Networked Culture in London, UK, and Transmediale Berlin.

David Wolever is a software developer, startup founder, and community organizer from Toronto with over 10 years dev experience. In his free time, David runs PyCon Canada and organizes the international PyCon conference.

Make Friends is a monthly free workshop series connecting creative people in Toronto who are curious about technology, art, education, and making things. Each month, we bring together experts and self directed researchers to share knowledge with the community on a variety of subjects, from issues of Internet security and crypto currency, to bio hacking and programming. Join us for discussion, snacks and collaboration on the last Thursday of every month at TinEye (223 Queen Street East).

If you're interested in sharing your expertise with the community on something you're passionate about, reach out to us at q@littledada.ca to pitch a workshop idea!


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