DevCore Workshop

Join  for the DevCore Workshop “Developing the Developers”

October 16, 2015 | Draper University,  Menlo Park, CA | 9am- 4:30pm

The Bitcoin Foundation’s DevCore Workshops are a series of developer events aimed at building knowledge, widening understanding and deepening technical expertise to support the future development of Bitcoin. Join us in for our third DevCore event and first in the Bay Area!

Speakers include:
Greg Maxwell, Core Dev / Blockstream
Jeff Garzik, Core Dev
Gavin Andresen, Chief Scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation
Charlie Lee of Coinbase / LiteCoin
Michael Perklin, Cryptocurrency Certification Consortium
Matt Corallo, Core Dev
Andreas M. Antonopoulous, Author of Mastering Bitcoin

Michael Perklin President of CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4) will offer a certificate program to attendees.


Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin. As an engaging public speaker, teacher and writer,  Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. As an advisor, he helps startups recognize, evaluate, and navigate security and business risks.

Andreas literally grew up with the Internet, starting his first company, an early BBS and proto-ISP, as a teenager in his home in Greece. He earned degrees in Computer Science, Data Communications and Distributed Systems from University College London (UCL), recently ranked in the world’s top 10 universities. After moving to the US Andreas co-founded and managed a successful technology research company, and in that role advised dozens of Fortune 500 company executives on networking, security, data centers and cloud computing. More than 200 of his articles on security, cloud computing and data centers have been published in print and syndicated worldwide. He holds 2 patents in networking and security.

In 1990, Andreas started teaching on various IT topics in private, professional and academic environments. Andreas honed his speaking skills in front of audiences ranging in size from five executives in a boardroom to thousands of people in large conferences. With more than four hundred speaking engagements under his belt he is considered a world-class and charismatic public speaker and teacher. In 2014, he was appointed as a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia, the first university in the world to offer a Masters Degree in Digital Currency. In this role, he helped to developed the curriculum and co-taught the Introduction to Digital Currencies course, offered as a MOOC (massively open online course), through the University.

As a bitcoin entrepreneur, Andreas has founded a number of bitcoin businesses and launched several community open-source projects. He serves as an advisor to several bitcoin and crypto-currency companies. He is a widely published author of articles and blog posts on bitcoin, is a permanent host on the popular Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast, and a frequent speaker at technology and security conferences worldwide.

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Gregory Maxwell

Blockstream, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Greg was one of the key architects of the two-way peg which makes sidechains possible. He has been a Bitcoin core developer since 2011, and is one of the most active reviewers of cryptographic protocol proposals in the Bitcoin industrial ecosystem. He has contributed to many widely-used techniques in the Bitcoin space, such as the homomorphic key derivation used in BIP32 and trustless privacy-preserving techniques such as CoinJoin and blinded proof of solvency. Greg is a long-time free software developer and comes to Blockstream from Mozilla where he contributed to the Daala video compression project and coauthored the Opus audio codec (RFC 6716). He also has over 15 years of experience developing, implementing and operating embedded systems and protocols for large-scale networking. For many in the Bitcoin community, Greg is likely the person telling you that your protocol is broken and why, but he usually feels pretty bad about it.


Matt Corallo

Blockstream, Co-Founder

Matt is a long-time Bitcoin developer who has been working on pioneering sidechain and Bitcoin extensibility technology since its inception. He has actively contributed to Bitcoin Core and its testing infrastructure, and to BitcoinJ, a Java implementation mainly focussed on lightweight applications. He moonlights as a Whisper Systems developer and researches secure hardware.


Michael Perklin

CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4)

Michael Perklin is President of CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4), which recently published a draft security standard to help businesses meet the security challenges our industry faces. With a background in digital forensics and information security, Michael is a recognized expert in cryptocurrencies and cybersecurity who conducts cybersecurity audits and consultations. His expertise has been called upon by law firms, telecoms, and most recently the Canadian Senate’s Banking Committee on digital currencies. Michael also serves as a Director of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, and President of Bitcoinsultants.


Gavin Andresen

Bitcoin Foundation Chief Scientist

Gavin Andresen is Chief Scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation and is one of the original developers of the Bitcoin protocol. He is a leading contributor to the Bitcoin SourceForge project. Since Satoshi Nakamoto’s disappearance, Gavin has been an informal ambassador for the network. At the Bitcoin Foundation, Gavin heads a team of programmers who work to improve and standardize the existing code. Before joining the Bitcoin movement, Gavin was part of a wide variety of software-related ventures, including a company that made multiplayer online games for blind people and their sighted friends. He is a member of the Digital Currency Initiative at MIT. He started his career writing software at Silicon Graphics Computer Systems, a 3D graphics hardware company and is creator of ClearCoin and BitcoinFaucet.


Charlie Lee

Charlie Lee is the creator of Litecoin, the most popular alternative currency to Bitcoin. He is currently Director of Engineering at Coinbase. Prior to joining Coinbase, he spent 6 years at Google working on YouTube Mobile, Chrome OS, and the Google Play Games platform. Charlie earned a Bachelors and Masters degree in electrical engineering and computer science from M.I.T.


Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik is a futurist, entrepreneur and software engineer. Jeff founded and runs Dunvegan Space

Systems, and works as a bitcoin core developer with BitPay. Jeff serves on the board of Coin Center, and the advisory board of and WayPaver Labs. Jeff has delivered presentations on bitcoin and blockchain at TEDx, State of Digital Money, many bitcoin conferences, as well as private briefings to corporations, governments, central banks, and hedge funds.

Jeff has a long history of early technology adoption. After helping to inaugurate on the Internet in the early 1990s, he worked for a succession of Internet startups and service providers. At the same time, he worked continuously on open source software engineering projects for over two decades.

Involvement in one of the best known open source projects – the Linux kernel – led to an extended tenure at Linux leader Red Hat during open source’s most formative years. Jeff’s work is found in every Android phone and data center Linux installation today.

In July 2010, Jeff stumbled across a post describing bitcoin. Immediately recognizing the potential of a concept previously thought impossible — decentralized digital money, he did what came naturally: developed bitcoin open source software. That gave rise to the start of micro-businesses with bitcoin at their foundation. Almost by accident, Jeff found himself at the heart of the global, revolutionary, technology phenomenon known as bitcoin.

Bitcoin and blockchain served as a springboard for many new ideas and ventures, including sending objects into outer space.


Moderator:  Bruce Fenton, Executive Director, Bitcoin Foundation





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