Draper University is holding a 4 day blockchain conference called Blockchain Intensive that promises to teach you expert information about blockchain technology. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming conference.
What is Draper University’s Blockchain Intensive?
Draper University’s Blockchain Intensive is a 4 day educational event that promises to teach anyone how to “become a blockchain expert.” The event covers blockchain, its applications, and its future potential. Priced at $10,000, the bootcamp is taking place in Silicon Valley in April 2018.
The bootcamp is catered to people who want to know more about blockchain and its future. It’s available to those who already know about blockchain – and those who know virtually nothing.
“All industries and facets-of-life will inevitably be forced to adapt or face disruption by blockchain technology,” explains the official website. “The full potential of blockchain remains largely untapped.”
The bootcamp, as you may have guessed from the name, is led by well-known blockchain investor Tim Draper and his team at Draper University, a Silicon Valley-based education center with programs catered to entrepreneurs and tech executives.
What Will You Learn at Draper University’s Blockchain Intensive?
Draper University’s Blockchain Intensive will cover several major aspects of the cryptocurrency industry and blockchain:
An Overview of Blockchain (History, Opportunities, and Technical/Legal/Social Challenges):
A discussion of the environment that has allowed blockchain-based technologies to succeed, as well as the crucial factors that have led to the widespread adoption of blockchain technology we’re seeing today.
Technical Fundamentals of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency:
Understanding the basics of bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and other large market cap coins, as well as how blockchain technology has been applied to a number of different projects with the potential to disrupt entire industries.
An explanation of how cryptocurrency mining works, how to replicate the success of existing miners, and an explanation of private versus public keys.
Sector Specific Case Studies & Demoes:
A discussion of industries that are ripe for disruption by blockchain, including new media, healthcare, IoT, fintech, and government. Topics will also include the current state of the sector, the potential for disruption, roadblocks and sector-specific regulations, and corporate/startup partnerships that can unlock value.
The types of blockchains and platforms, including middleware and blockchain applications.
The history and need for ICOs, the mechanics for launching an ICO, the legal rights to tokens, regulations and governance surrounding ICOs, ICO valuations, employee and investor incentive plans, asset coins versus utility coins, and more.
The bootcamp will help brainstorm use cases for your company, including how to future proof existing lines of business or create new lines of business. Or, conceptualize a project with a real world problem and a blockchain-based solution and receive feedback from industry experts.
Company visits, product demos, and panels will all take place during the 4 day Draper University Blockchain Intensive event.
Corporate Blockchain Innovation Component (Optional):
The bootcamp will also have a Corporate Blockchain Innovation component, described as “the fast track for any corporate executive seeking to learn how blockchain integrates into current existing technologies.” This component consists of additional meetings and hands-on projects.
Who’s It For?
Draper University’s Blockchain Intensive is designed for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and curious individuals. Business leaders can discover new ways to use blockchain in their company. Entrepreneurs can learn how to start a blockchain company and navigate existing challenges. And curious individuals can start future-proofing themselves today to gain a competitive edge.
Blockchain Intensive Pricing
Blockchain Intensive is priced at $10,000 USD. An early bird special (20% or $2,000 off) is available until January 31, dropping the price to $8,000. Your fee includes residential expenses, meals, transportation to events, conference passes, dinners, etc. An optional “Executive Education” program is priced at $2,000 per person.
Blockchain Intensive Dates and Times
The 2018 Blockchain Intensive bootcamp is scheduled for April 6 to April 13, 2018.
You check in on April 6, go through executive training on April 7 and 8, and follow the blockchain conference from April 9 to 13.
Draper University Location
The event is held at Draper University of Heroes, located at 44 E 3rd Avenue in San Mateo, California.
Draper University Conclusion
Want to learn more about Draper University’s upcoming Blockchain Intensive bootcamp? Visit online today at DraperUniversity.com for more information.