The blockchain revolution offers great potential for Science and Knowledge creation. Immutable data trails, novel means to research money distribution and even crowdfunding methods arise – just to name a few.
With this minihackathon/unconference we want to bring the blockchain tech community together with scientists, create engagement and hope to win talent for the living knowledge network. There will be talks, discussion rounds, breakout sessions and lots of hands on. Bring your own laptop! (PC, MAC, LINUX), install node.js, git and other standard developer tools. Please note, that you don´t have to be a developer to benefit from this meeting! Also note, that the program will be flexible and we really want to work together, learn from each other, discuss and let serendipity happen.
Who should come: All scientists with a slightest interest in Blockchain, Open Science advocates and techies with interest in blockchain in science and knowledge creation.
Date: 27th – 29th of October, starts Friday evening with a public meetup.
Organized by PD Dr Sönke Bartling, James Littlejohn
Planned breakouts :
- The Living Knowledge Network (James Littlejohn, Bartmoss St. Clair & Roman Gonitel, lkn.foundation)
- Creating science`s incentivation & publication systems of tomorrow (Shakib Wassey, pevo.science & Martin Etzrodt)
- Community developement of good practices for ICOs in Research & Science (Sönke Bartling) – Current status – eb is invited to contribute
(there are 3 breakouts and 3 breakout sessions, so everybody can join every breakout)
Friday (Public pre-program):
19:00 Meetup @ HIIG:
“Openess, money & power: Combining provable openness with science funding by means of blockchain ” – maybe this time changes will come?
Jon Tennant, PhD (@Protohedgehog) on the current status of Open Science.
Magomed Chatuev & George Nikitin from ARNA Genomics: Worlds first ICO for a research project. How we gonna change biotech market using trusted research results by means of blockchain.
Saturday (Main program):
From 08:30 Breakfast in Friedrichs106, self-paid, who can make it
09:30 Doors open, registration, getting ready
10:00 Welcome! House keeping, organization, etc. “Hallo” round
12:00 Intro breakout by James Littlejohn: The living knowledge network
12:30 Intro breakout by Shakib Wassey: Pevo.science
12:50 Intro breakout by Sönke Bartling: ICO good practices for research projects
13:15 Breakout / coworking I
16:00 Coffee / Open Mic / Plenum discussions
18:20 Breakout / coworking II
10:30 Doors open, discussions, open mic
& Discussion “What is blockchain in Healthcare?”
Abstract: Standard blockchain systems currently offer no inherent privacy. Quite the contrary, all information on blockchain systems is posted publicly and highly-replicated. In this talk we will overview the current state of the art in privacy solutions (e.g. Zcash). We will discuss the fundamental cryptographic ideas needed to ensure privacy in Dapps. We then give several case studies of privacy-preserving Dapps, both current and futuristic.
12:15 Open Mic, topics t.b.d.
13:00 Pizza & Soda (provided)
13:30 Breakout / coworking III
15:30 Sunday afternoon show case, discussions, prospects & close
Add. Speakers (time will be determined):
The recorded talks on our youtube-Playlist: