Blockchain Boot Camp

About the Event

The Virginia Tech Blockchain Bootcamp event introduces undergraduates and graduate students to blockchain and its place in the 21st century as a secure programming platform with myriad applications.

The morning is dedicated to the history and evolution of blockchain and the basics of the technology. In the afternoon, students receive hands-on experience using blockchain applications.

The second Virginia Tech Blockchain Boot Camp, hosted by the Department of Computer Science,  was on Jan. 18, 2020 at the Goodwin Hall Auditorium on Virginia Tech's campus. 

Presenter slides and other resources from the boot camp can be found below.

The boot camp, led by Virginia Tech faculty and engineers from Block.one, serves as the kickstart to a blitz of blockchain events. It gives computer science and noncomputer science majors alike a taste of how blockchain technology works and what it can do. 

Over the spring 2020 semester, students will be eligibe to participate in a semester-long blockchain application development competition. 
• Teams will be asked to participate in a series of TWO challengee
• Challenges are modelled after EOSIO Hackathons. $25,000 in prizes

Frank Eyenga
"Politically speaking I think blockchain can help with authenticating voting, and also keeping track of lobbyist interactions with elected officials." --Frank Eyenga, a student participating in the 2019 Blockchain Boot Camp.
"Blockchain would be a perfect way to take care of supply chain management." --Derek Jenkins, a student participating in the 2019 Blockchain Boot Camp.
"Blockchain would be a perfect way to take care of supply chain management." --Derek Jenkins, a student participating in the 2019 Blockchain Boot Camp.

Get Started with Blockchain Technology

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Intro-to-Blockchain-Bootcamp-011820.pdf
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C++ for Blockchain Applications.pdf Instructions for setting up EOSIO software. This requires Linux or Mac OS X.
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Developing Web Applications for EOSIO.pdf
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EOSIO and Smart Contract Development.pdf

Blockchain Challenge 2020 Announcement Video
Dan Larimer, CTO, Block.one

Hokie Chain Team Demonstration