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The IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network is an affinity group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Region 5 Central Texas Section.

Objective

The Consultants Network promotes the development of members' careers through professional and social networking, including publicizing members' skills and sharing potential professional opportunities, and supports the IEEE Central Texas Section.

Meetings - General Information

The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. by experts in technology, marketing, sales, advertising, financial or legal needs of small businesses and special needs of consultants.

Blockchain Technology and Its Financial Transaction Application

June 2019

Topic:

Blockchain Technology and Its Financial Transaction Application

Abstract:

A brief explanation of blockchain technology fundamentals and how it can create trustless proof.
Speaker:
  Paul Snow
Speaker's Bio:
Paul Snow is CEO at Factom, creator of the first usable blockchain technology to solve real-world business problems by providing an unalterable record keeping system. A leader in the open-source technology arena, Paul brings more than three decades of software development experience to his position at the helm of Factom.

Paulís innovative approach to software and application engineering has spawned a litany of inventive open-source companies and solutions that have paved the way for Factom. A true open-source evangelist, Paul also acts as Chief Architect for DTRules, an open source project  he founded in 2004 to make Decision Table based Rules Engines available to all sorts of projects. He built the first Decision Table based Rules Engine for the Texas TIERS project. He went on to build another for the state of Ohio to support onsite corporate audits. But both projects tied up the source code with the vendors and states.  DTRules, as open source has allowed this general purpose decision-making protocol to be used in many states for health and human services projects, commercial websites, university projects, and many other applications.

An active proponent and developer of blockchain based technologies, Paul is a founder of the  the Texas Bitcoin Conference, and currently serves as president and chair. He holds three patents for graphics hardware and system configuration technologies. He is a supporter of and sometimes contributor to  the Colored Coins and Ethereum projects, in addition to driving the development of Factom.

 

Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Louisiana Tech University and his Masterís degree in computer science and electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. Paul Snow is on Reddit.


Date & Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Networking at 6:00 p.m., business and program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: PoK-e-Jo's, 2121 W. Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village, Austin, TX 78727
Map: map
Cost: $5.00 minimum charge for the restaurant. BBQ dinner is optional on your own.
Reservations: Please register here to ensure we do not exceed the capacity of the venue.
For more information: Slides from the presentation.

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