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Hyperledger and Blockchain audio and video recordings

It’s been almost two years now that I started working on Blockchain and got involved in Hyperledger. It’s been an amazing ride.

I’ve got back to doing some coding (as time permits), to contribute to  Hyperledger Fabric and to the Hyperledger Technical Steering Committee (TSC), on which I have the honor to sit as an elected member, and I spent a lot of time on the road speaking at various conferences, workshops, meetups, and customer briefings. Along the way I also got interviewed by journalists and several articles and videos can now be found on the net.

Below is a list of some of the recordings I think can be of interest:

November 1, 2016 San Francisco meet-up:

March 9, 2017 Online panel Blockchain Bytes: Blockchain Models (video)

March 28, 2017 The Blockchain Summit London:

April 5, 2017 JAX Conference London:

June 27-28 Money2020 Europe Copenhagen (videos):

Bonus track: One of my favorites remains a press article in which I’m cited in a language I don’t speak! 🙂

That’s it for now, but the show continues and I very much look forward to it!

 

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September 19, 2017 Posted by | opensource, blockchain | Leave a comment

Working on the Hyperledger Project

At the beginning of this year I started working on the Hyperledger Project. This project is hosted by the Linux Foundation and aims at developing a framework for blockchain.

This is NOT a specific network, like Bitcoin, dedicated to financial transactions. It’s really a framework for people to run their own network(s) adapted to their specific application. The idea is that there isn’t going to be just one big blockchain network but rather many many such networks dedicated to various applications and involving a variety of players. For that reason the goal of the Hyperledger Project is to develop a very flexible framework that can be configured to meet the specific requirements of each application.

I actually knew very little about blockchain when I started and I still have a lot to learn but it’s been a lot of fun. My primary role is to help the project be successful as an Open Source project and guide the IBM development team in its transition from working on an internal project to working on an Open Source project. As time permits I also contribute and help with the development itself.

It’d been years since I did any production programming and it’s been a good opportunity to get a much needed refresher, getting to actually use many of the various tools that one typically uses for development nowadays. The first two weeks were rather humbling. Pretty much every step of the way I was stumbling on a piece of technology I had not used before. But I’m happy to say that I learned and was eventually able to start contributing to the project.

Back at the beginning of the year I felt the time was right for me to start on a new project and blockchain seemed interesting. After 6 months on the Hyperledger Project I can only say I’m glad I made that choice! Continue reading

August 1, 2016 Posted by | blockchain, opensource | Leave a comment