GDG Cloud Fremont Dev Fest 2018 [Blockchain Academic Track] CROSSPOST**

GDG Cloud Silicon Valley
Sat, Feb 9, 2019, 9:00 AM (PST)

About this event

In this workshop we will introduce developers to blockchain technology space and opportunities to get started. We will discuss how to develop decentralized application, what tools you would need and also introduce you to smart contracts development. Smart contracts are self-executed digital contracts that form the building block of decentralized applications.


1. Introduction to Blockchain opportunities:
- Blockstart incubator (Raman Bindlish)
- Blockchain: The Epicenter (Ana Anbuselvan)
2. Smart contract development on EOSIO (America and Penelope Lopez)
3. Legal and Compliance/Regulations (Rob Crea)
4. Running EOSIO node and a network on Google Cloud (David Watson)
5. Improving user adoption for Blockchain applications (Mark Binder and Tray Lewin)

*Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the workshop


Raman Bindlish is a seasoned technology professional with engineering and marketing background and decades of management experience in Fortune 500 companies. He is a mentor for VC funds and an angel investor. Being a blockchain technology enthusiast, he has been actively participating in public blockchain communities and he is one of the key thought leaders in EOSIO space.

Ana Anbuselvan is an Industry veteran with more than three decades of industry experience in Enterprise and Consumer applications, working in Fortune 500 companies and building companies & ventures. She is currently holding key positions at various companies incl. Founder & Chairman of Industry 4.0 Foundation, Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO of IDMCloud, Inc. (acquired by Oracle in 2016), Co-Founder & CTO of Lock & Key Technology Group, Chief Innovation Officer & Board of Director of and has 12+ Ventures in the Industry 4.0 space, Mentor at, and Mentor at TiEYoungEnterpreneurs.

America and Penelope Lopez, a.k.a the CyberCode Twins, competed from Beijing to Barcelona and received awards in tech competitions and hackathons, including the NASA International SpaceApps Challenge, AT&T Developer Summit, NEM Global Challenge, IBM Global Innovators Challenge, Intel’s US-China Maker Competition, and Money2020. They’ve showcased VR demos at the White House, and were recently selected among 25 nation-wide scholars by MIT Digital Currency Initiative to attend an intensive program on cryptocurrencies and blockchain at the MIT Media Lab. They are community-involved leaders, currently part of the Intel Software Innovators Program, and active members of shEOS, the first female-founded EOS block producer.

Marc Blinder is the co-founder and Chief Product Officer for AIKON. AIKON makes it easier for developers to build blockchain apps and for people to use them. Blinder ran his first company at 28 years old, a social network called Mobileplay (which he sold to Good Technology) and became Creative Director at Context Optional which sold to Efficient Frontier for $50M. At Efficient Frontier, Marc set up the social business across EMEA before the company was acquired by Adobe for $400M.

Tray Lewin is a software developer, architect, and entrepreneur. He’s founded and led companies, served as a CTO for several successful startups and ran large, distributed, development teams as chief architect and product lead for a large consulting group. He’s also filled the role of global technology strategist for Microsoft, the world’s largest retailer, and a renown investment bank on Wall Street. Since moving to Silicon Valley, Tray has been the CTO and co-founder for several startups including one that won the Launch Festival grand prize and another in the Healthcare space.

Robert M. Crea counsels investment advisers, private funds and broker-dealers on a variety of fund formation, regulatory and compliance, and securities law matters. He regularly works with clients to structure and document U.S. and offshore private investment funds and assists clients with a variety of state and federal regulatory and compliance issues.