PAT Talks NY
Pre-COVID, my most recent event was being the keynote speaker at PAT Talks New York in 2019 to the juniors and seniors of Comsewogue High School covering philosophy, attitude, and technical skills (PAT).
In March 2019, I spoke at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce for the Leaders in Tech 2019 event, hosted by Austin Fraser, the specialist tech recruitment firm.
Breaking into Blockchain: Value, Contracts, & Trust
In September 2018, I spoke at the quintennial Coca-Cola Scholar's Leadership Summit on blockchain, titled "Breaking into Blockchain: Value, Contracts, & Trust.
The talk first covers "What exactly is a blockchain?", how blocks are made, how a shared ledger functions on high level, and how such as technology inverses the "tragedy of the commons" into a "festival of the commons".
I then walked through the history of blockchains, beginning with first blockchain, Bitcoin, and its developments which have emerged as a decade-defining technological feat along with blockchain's evolutions into smart contract platforms like Ethereum, culminating with its implications for trust in an increasingly-polarized society.