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Wednesday, October 6 • 14:00 - 15:00
Ethereum for Java Developers

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Blockchain technology is often dismissed as a useless overhyped pyramid-scheme by big parts of the IT community. At the same time, people tend to throw Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, NFTs, Ethereum and Proof-of-Work into the same bag, which leads to false assumptions about applicability and drawbacks of blockchain technology. I don’t want to convert anyone into a blockchain zealot, but I’d like to capture your curiosity as engineers and computer scientists. Ethereum is an exciting technology and a technological experiment on a world scale. It provides us with a global singleton computer, that can’t be stopped or censored by third parties, while at the same time being ubiquitous. It is natively object-oriented and open by design all the while being accessible by using traditional programming languages and constructs. It provides us with a new class of applications, decentralized apps (Dapps). While I don’t think what you learn in this talk will be something you will directly apply in your day to day work, I hope it will inspire you to see things that might be. To say it in the words of Alan Turing, the father of modern computer science and artificial intelligence: “We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”

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Kevin Wittek

Software Engineer, AtomicJar Inc.
Testcontainers co-maintainer, passionate about FLOSS, containers and Java. Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador. Likes to write Python programs to support his wife in performing behavioral science experiments with pigeons. Plays the electric guitar and is a musician in his second life.After... Read More →

Wednesday October 6, 2021 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
#1 Main EN only