Topconf Duesseldorf 2017

Last week I was fortunate enough to be part of Topconf Duesseldorf. It was the first time the conference was organized in Duesseldorf. My talk on blockchain technology and more specific on Bitcoin and Ethereum had been selected and together with 46 other speakers we would fill two days packed with sessions.

I had changed the abstract a little bit after reviewing the feedback from NDC and also removed parts of the presentation to fit it in 40 minutes. In the end though I did go over time, and with only 10 minutes between sessions I had to rush through the last part. Lessons learned for next month when I will be giving this talk at Topconf Talinn.

There were a lot of questions during and after the talk so the audience was quite engaged, in fact the atmosphere of the entire conference was very amicable. The reviews which have been submitted for my session also reflect my own thoughts on how it went. At the time of writing this post my session got an average score of 4.29 / 5. The slides can be downloaded here and the code of the DApp is available on GitHub. I’ve now written the game 3 times and it was also the first time I felt confident enough to let the attendees participate.

In the audience was also Joy Clarck who made a great summary.

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