Even though blockchain technologies and decentralized applications have seen significant adoption over the past few years, there are still a lot of unknowns about this new technology. Today, creating a viable project using a custom blockchain network or decentralized application requires technical expertise and researchers have many difficult decisions to make before they can begin their research. This talk will give a demonstration of how today’s researches and students are able to use the Forge Blockchain Application Framework to begin researching blockchain and building prototypes without having to start from scratch each time.
Matt McKinney (Director): Matt has more than 15 years of business development and marketing experience. Before joining ArcBlock, Matt worked at Expression where he was responsible for building a next-generation cloud development framework and was an executive at a leading infrastructure and cloud hosting services company managing diverse product, business, and marketing teams. Matt’s expertise covers a wide range of requirements including infrastructure and cloud services from leaders like Azure, AWS, IBM, as well as deep expertise around corporate governance and compliance successfully leading his company through annual ISO and SSAE audits.
Tian Chen (Vice President of Engineering): Tian Chen has over fifteen years of experience working in the software industry. Prior to ArcBlock, Tian Chen was the former Vice President of Research and Development for Tubi TV San Francisco Ventures and helped lead Tubi TV’s Research and Development Team helping to grow the business dozens of times over during his tenure. Since 2014, Tian Chen has written almost 400 technical articles, many of which have been recommended by leading technology blogs and outlets.