Welcome to the Weekend Update. Our goal with this weekly post is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the open source enterprise blockchain community.
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Hyperledger Media and Entertainment Special Interest Group Guest Presentation: Verizon Full Transparency Initiative
Join the Media and Entertain SIG meeting for a guest presentation on the “Verizon Full Transparency Initiative.” Jason Small and Dante Pacella from Verizon along with Hunter Prendergast from MadHiveCooper will discuss the recently launched blockchain-based system Verizon is using to transparently track all changes made to official news releases in its corporate newsroom. The talk will dive into why Verizon made this a priority, how this is a first step towards adoption of this open-sourced system across brands and media entities and what the system does and doesn’t do.
For more information on the meeting, which is Tuesday, April 6, at 9:00 AM PDT, go here.
Hyperledger In-Depth: An Hour with Valid Network
Gilad Eisenberger of Valid Network will lead a discussion on securing the new economy. New economies are on the verge of creation with blockchain as their infrastructural foundation. Old processes are being challenged by autonomous decentralized processes that go beyond the organization’s walls. Those processes share data, resources, and risks. Every transformation holds many layers of challenges when one of the most crucial requirements is security. The talk will walk the audience through the process of understanding different attack vectors and their potential impact as well as how mistakes can be avoided and safer execution can be adopted.
Tune on Wednesday, April 7 at 10:00 AM EDT. For more information and to register, go here.
Community Innovation Lecture: Decentralized ID and Access Management (DIAM) for IoT Networks
The next talk in MOBI’s (Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative) Community Innovation Lecture Series will focus on centralized ID and Access Management (IAM) in IoT networks. Nima Afraz and Vipin Rathi from the Hyperledger Telecom SIG will present a decentralized approach to validate and verify the identity of IoT devices, data, and applications, drawing from a recently published solution brief.
To learn more or to register for the lecture, which is Wednesday, April 7, at 10:00 AM EDT, go here.
Webinar: Dialogue with Hyperledger – China Blockchain Industry Embracing the World
Hosted by Alliance of Blockchain Industry, Z-park (ABI), this webinar will discuss the current development status of China’s blockchain industry, and how blockchain can better promote the economy all around the world. Key speakers include Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf, Ant Group’s Xianghui Jiang and RootChain’s Jay Guo.
This is the third meeting of “Blockchain Connecting to the World” series and is supported by Hyperledger and CoinTelegraph China. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for Mandarin and English.
Find out more about this webinar, which is Wednesday, April 7, at 6:00 PM PDT, here.
Hyperledger Telecom Special Interest Group Guest Speakers: Shamit Bhat, GSMA, and Monique J. Morrow, Syniverse Technologies
Join the Telecom SIG meeting for a guest presentation on “GSMA-DLT Shared Vision for the Telecom Industry.” Shamit Bhat from GSMA and Monique Morrow from Syniverse Technologies will present a shared industry vision that evolved around the tenet that Distributed Ledger Technology or DLT cannot be assumed as siloed and certainly involves other business technology enablers. 80% of the discussions must be business focused and 20% technology focused. The ecosystem is multi-stakeholder in nature including Opcos, Wholesale Carriers, Banks, Mobile Players/Enterprise and Policy Makers. This presentation will emphasize DLT opportunities for the Telecom Industry and provide a clear roadmap for moving from POCs to commercialization with demonstrable proof points to maximize impacts for some key use cases.
For more information on the meeting, which is Thursday, April 8, at 9:00 AM PDT, go here.
Webinar: CBDC Overview
SIMBA Chain is hosting Forbes contributor Vipin Bharathan for a discussion on Central Bank Digital Currencies. In addition to providing a basic overview of CBDCs and their role in bringking greater resilience to the payment system, the talk will include a quick review of major CBDC papers and initiatives and guidance on a practical way forward to pilot central bank digital currencies.
For more information on the webinar, which is Thursday, April 8, at 2:00 PM EDT, go here.
Hyperledger Summer Mentorship Program Applications Open
The Hyperledger Summer Mentorship program is back with more opportunities than ever for hand-on skills building and experience in developing leading-edge open source blockchain technologies. Applications are now open for the fifth year of the program and, for the first time, mentees from any career stage are invited to apply for any of the 22 planned projects. These paid mentorship opportunities are open to participants from anywhere in the world. The deadline to apply is May 7.
Linux Foundation Training Program (LiFT) Scholarship Applications Open
The Linux Foundation is hosting the Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship Program to provide opportunities to up-and-coming developers and sysadmins who show promise for helping shape the future of Linux and open source software but do not otherwise have the ability to attend training courses or take certification exams. The deadline to apply is April 30.
- Friday, April 9, at 13:00 UTC / 15:00 CEST: Hyperledger Sweden hosts “Hyperledger Tech Study Circle”
- Saturday, April 10, at 12:00 UTC / 15:00 AST: Hyperledger Riyadh hosts “21 use cases of blockchain solution with Hyperledger – For Entrepreneurs”
See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.