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Business Professionals Invited to WyoHackathon at UW

August 23, 2018
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Organizers of the WyoHackathon are inviting business-minded individuals to attend the event at the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Fieldhouse and contribute to the development of blockchain and cryptocurrency ideas.

The WyoHackathon 2018, which takes place Sept. 7-9, is a technology-based event hosted by UW. Developers and technologists will compete to solve challenges, but registration has been opened to encourage participation from individuals interested in business-building challenges or blockchain. That group includes, but isn’t limited to, project managers, designers and development specialists.

Topics covered at the event include creation of new businesses using blockchain or cryptocurrency, and idea-sharing sessions. A notable example of a regional business using blockchain is Beefchain, which uses the technology to create a new supply chain for Wyoming cattle.

Free registration for the event can be found at www.wyohackathon.io/.

The public is invited to attend keynote speeches from some of the world’s foremost experts on cryptocurrency and blockchain. The speeches will take place in War Memorial Fieldhouse on the UW campus, and attendees must sit in the bleachers above the competition floor.

The speaker schedule for the WyoHackathon is:

Friday, Sept. 7

-- 8:20 p.m.: Caitlin Long, UW graduate and co-founder of Wyoming Blockchain Coalition.

-- 8:40 p.m.: Erik Voorhees, founder and CEO of ShapeShift.

Saturday, Sept. 8

-- 9:30 a.m.: Daniel Riddell, adviser of DECENT Foundation.

-- 9:50 a.m.: Jeff Garzik, co-founder of Bloq.

-- 10:10 a.m.: Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys and co-founder of Ethereum.

Sunday, Sept. 9

-- 12:30 p.m.: Patrick Byrne, founder and CEO of Overstock.com and executive chairman of tZERO.

-- 12:50 p.m.: George Weiksner, 12-year-old CEO of Pocketful of Quarters.

-- 1:10 p.m.: Robert MacInnis, CEO and founder of ActiveAether.

-- 1:30 p.m.: Arie Levy-Cohen, co-founder of SingularDTV.

-- 1:50 p.m.: James Row, managing partner of Entoro.

-- 2:10 p.m.: To be announced.

-- 2:30 p.m.: Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys and co-founder of Ethereum.


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