About Blockchain Workshop

Blockchain is one of the most hyped technologies at the moment. The best way to learn is from the experience of others in workshops that are designed to educate and teach but also to share experience and collaborate with blockchain experts. Having an expert guiding you through these murky waters is by far the best option if you want to take a shot at blockchain.

Blockchain is literally just a chain of blocks, but not in the traditional sense of those words. “Blocks” on the blockchain are made up of digital pieces of information. Specifically, they have three parts:

  1. Blocks store information about transactions, say the date, time, and currencies amount of most recent purchase
  2. Blocks store information about who is participating in transactions (e.g, using a unique “digital signature,” sort of like a username).
  3. Blocks store information that distinguishes them from other blocks.

A single block on the blockchain can actually store up to 1 MB of data. Depending on the size of the transactions, that means a single block can house a few thousand transactions under one roof.

A one-hour keynote can’t decently cover all the facets of blockchain and the legitimate questions it raises. This workshop is for you if you want to visualize how the technology works, how security and decentralization are working together, and how authoritative decisions can be taken without a central point of control.

This workshop is accessible to everyone, with or without prior introduction to the main concepts of blockchain. No technical expertise is required. We will focus on how these concepts relate to research, education and innovation organizations, giving participants concepts that they can bring back to their workplace and start seeing immediate change.

The program of this one-day event will consist of a few invited speakers presenting recent Technologies and applications in the area of blockchains, which are also of interest to the field of distributed computing. Attendance is open to anyone. There will also be some space for discussing open problems.


Invited Speakers

Dr. Ramy Fathy, PhD, Senior IEEE NTRA
Vice Chairman, Study Group 20 on IoT and its Applications including Smart Cities and Communities, ITU-T, Switzerland
Director, Digital Services Planning and Risk Assessment, NTRA, Egypt.

Mr. Ahmed Saiid,
Director of Economic Affairs, Egyptian National Telecom Regulatory Authority, NTRA

Eng. Hisham Arafat
Program Development Director, Big Data & Data Science, Nile University
Senior Architect Consultant / Instructor, School of Communications and Information Technology Center of Informatics Science
Digital Transformation Consulting Director, Innovay.io

Eng. Mohamed Elsaied,
Co-founder and CEO of Apps Patrols