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Saturday
Jun 10
VanWaCrypto meetup
1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663

The aim of this group is to provide the fundamentals of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. It is also intended to be the start of an ongoing community meet up of like-minded people who are enthusiastic about cryptocurrency.

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Monday
Jun 19
Blockchain PDX
US Bank Tower, Big Pink

Join us for NewTech PDX on the 3rd Monday of every month. Portland has one of the most vibrant tech communities in the country, and the more we support our tech ecosystem, the more we'll all experience and create together!

Join us to learn about the cool and amazing technologies being developed by Portland companies. Event volunteers are welcome! Let us know if you'd like to volunteer.

Entry to the event is $10 - $20 online, or $25 at the door.

Agenda 5:30pm - Doors Open / Buffet / Drinks / Get to know your community 7:00pm - Event Begins!

  • Community Announcements: Events, Jobs, etc. (20 seconds/ea)

  • Pres. #1: George K. Van Hoomissen of Vega Fund

  • Pres. #2: Ryan Casey of Dapp Hub​
  • Pres. #3: Kenny Rowe of Maker DAO​
  • Pres. #4: Matthew Goldenberg of Verity
  • Pres. #5: Jon Underwood of cPay

8:30pm - After-Party in the bar at Portland City Grill

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Thursday
Sep 21
Blockchain and Beers
Henry's 12th Street Tavern 10 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR

Please join us for Beer and Blockchain!!

Smart contracts have the potential to change the way in which applications are built within the enterprise. From their ability to securely execute business logic, to the automation of business transactions across a blockchain network, smart contracts represent a huge opportunity for organizations deploying this technology.

Join this session to learn more about smart contracts, and their use within an enterprise/permissioned blockchain deployment

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5:30pm - 6:00pm - Registration/Networking

6:00pm - 6:45pm - Presentation

6:45pm - 7:30pm - Live Demo - Q & A

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Wednesday
Oct 11
UX Using Blockchain
FINE

Doors open at 5:30pm, talk starts at 6:00pm.

Blockchain technology surfaced with Bitcoin and was first conceptualized by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. Bitcoin’s underlying technology is blockchain, one does not exist without the other. However, many individuals soon realized the true power and seemingly unlimited potential of blockchain technology. Over the last 8.5 years, we have seen innovation paving the way for what many deem the second generation of the internet. To many this is still the early days of blockchain technology, even though it has been 8, going on 9 years since introduction. Our understanding of a blockchain, possible applications, and the world of possibilities associated is rapidly evolving and changing.

This talk will discuss the basics of blockchain and touch on the concept of public, private, and hybrid blockchain; specifically, Dragonchain.

Our Presenter, Eileen Quenin

Eileen Quenin is a UX Strategist and tech evangelist for Dragonchain, an open source platform. It’s is best described as a distributed crypto ledger framework protocol that makes it easy to create cost-efficient business networks where virtually anything of value can be tracked and traded.

Eileen is active in the Seattle start up ecosystem. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and a Master of Science degree in Engineering with a focus on Human Computer Interaction.

Prior to joining working on Dragonchain, she spent 3 years in Amazon Global Payments guiding product development for gift cards, AmazonPay and Amazon PayPhrase. She holds a patent on techniques for intelligent selection of a currency preference conversion.

Prior to that, Eileen worked at LexisNexis on fraud prevention, background checks, public records, and identity management solutions was instrumental in bringing to market visualization and drawing tools designed for creating link analysis charts—visual relationships between individuals, addresses, vehicles, corporations, and other items.

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