Fast Technical Introduction to Ethereum

In this meetup we will do a technical introduction to Ethereum. This is *not* a high-level be-impressed-by-the-potential of smart contracts and Ethereum. It is intented for people who already understand how a blockchain, like Bitcoin, works. While it does not cover Ethereum in-depth, it will provide a fast technical introduction and identify key differences with other blockchains.

The agenda for the meetup is:

19.00 – 20.00 Introduction to Ethereum: quick and technical
20.00 – 20.15 Break
20.15 – 21.15 Interacting with a node and a trivial smart contract
21.15 – 21.45 Open Q&A / Discussion / networking / end

Abstracts:

– Introduction to Ethereum: quick and technical
This is *not* a high-level be-impressed-by-the-potential of smart contracts and Ethereum. It is intented for people who already understand how a blockchain, like Bitcoin, works. While it does not cover Ethereum in-depth, it will provide an fast technical introduction and identify key differences with other blockchains.

– Interacting with a node and a trivial smart contract
Going through the creation of a smart contract and its life-cycle.

Short Biographies of presenters:

Kostas Karasavvas
Dr. Konstantinos Karasavvas is a computer scientist with 20+ years of experience. He has worked in academic research in multi-agent systems and service-oriented architectures for about a decade and following that he worked in the industry as a software architect and engineer for several years and in several domains; from bioinformatics to finance. Currently, and for the last 6 years, he is focused solely on blockchain technologies as a consultant. He is teaching and leading several research and development teams in both academia and industry. He is also an open source contributor and an active member of local Bitcoin communities, organizing meetups and presenting in events.

The environment is casual and there will be plenty of opportunities to learn and more importantly get to know each other. After the event everyone is welcome to one of the nearby cafeterias to get to know each other.

Hope to see you there!