Open-source blockchain platform NEO already has one of the most diverse and vibrant developer communities in the crypto space. Nevertheless, the NEO Foundation is trying to win over the best tech talent from across the world by making its platform as simple and developer-friendly as possible.
Part of the team’s strategy to attract more developers to the network is the annual developer conference. This year’s NEO DevCon event will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Seattle on the 16th and 17th of February.
40 noteworthy industry insiders, prominent developers, regulators, and academics are expected to take the stage and share their insights with an audience gathered from across the world.
Scheduled speeches include a rundown of major blockchain trends from Miha Kralj, managing director of Accenture, crypto-economics and its role in the future of the global economy, by Dr Chris Berg of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), and regulatory updates and insights from Joseph Williams, Governor Jay Inslee's ICT industry sector lead & State of Washington ICT economic development director.
The second day of the conference will be devoted to more technical discussions. Speakers will take a deep dive into technical blockchain topics such as consensus mechanisms and decentralized storage, as well as explore a range of decentralized application (dApp) use cases, patterns and practices.
Sergei Liubich and Anatoly Bogatryrev, co-founders of the NEO Saint Petersburg Competency Center will present research progress on their NEO based distributed decentralized storage platform, Igor and Vitor Coelho, founders of NeoResearch, will discuss how high-performance computing can advance consensus mechanisms, and representatives from ecosystem projects such as Neon Exchange, Moonlight, Blacat and Archon will share insights on dApp development and their contributions to the Smart Economy.
“The NEO DevCon is a place where we can share the latest technological advances, learn about interesting applications and discuss the possibilities of future changes with relevant experts and scholars. This time we also invited some speakers from Seattle-based tech giants to share their insights with us.” said Erik Zhang, founder of NEO.
Curious developers and blockchain hobbyists will have access to the most experienced developers at the conference workshop. Leading experts from the NEO community will guide developers through how to set up a NEO development environment, design a smart contract, deploy to the blockchain, and interface with a smart contract.
All workshops across the conference are designed to give participants all the skills required to start building their own dApps on the NEO platform. The team hopes this initiative can kick start the next wave of entrepreneurial creativity and technical innovation necessary to build the envisioned smart economy of the future.
“NEO's goal is to have the ability to run large-scale commercial applications. The technology development of the blockchain will eventually land in practical applications, and we hope to serve the goals of the smart economy.” Erik Zhang, said.
NEO DevCOn 2019 tickets are already on sale. Early bird tickets are on sale now for $149 and are available until January 15th. Full price tickets will be $299.
Potential partners and sponsors can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details are available at devcon.neo.org.