A NEO meetup is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 12th, 2018. The event will focus on the practical applications for blockchain technology, with presentations from members of the NEO community such as NeoResearch and Simplipay, as well as the ITS Mudamos platform. A live workshop focusing on creating smart contracts will be held after the presentations have concluded. This will be the first NEO event to be held in Brazil.

One of NEO’s development groups, NEOResearch will represent the ecosystem at the event. The NEOResearch team is chaired by Vitor Coelho and Igor Coelho, both Brazilian researchers. The group intends to apply its scientific knowledge on debugging, optimization and hypercomputing to provide support for NEO blockchain technology. Vitor and Igor will be responsible for organizing the workshop on smart contract programming.

NEO senior manager of research and development, Malcolm Lerider, and NEO global business development manager, Tamar Salant will be on hand to present an introduction to NEO.

SimpliPay will also speak at the event. The team won first place in the hackathon held at the NEO Loves Amsterdam event held in the Netherlands. Their vision is to consolidate a digital marketplace for producers, retailers, and consumers.

ITS Rio is an independent, non-profit research institute that was formed to identify the opportunities for emerging technologies and their use.

The event will be conducted in English and has a capacity of 60 people. The target audience is not restricted to developers, and attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet for hands on activities.

The event details are as follows –

Date & Time

May 12, 2018 | 15:30 – 20:30


Templo Coworking Gávea. R. Duque Estrada,
41 – Gávea, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22451-090


15:30 – Welcome drinks and ice-breaking
16:15 – Opening
17:00 – Introduction to NEO Smart Economy: Malcolm Lerider and Tamar Salant
17:15 – Q&A
17:30 – SimpliPay
18:00 – ITS Rio and Mudamos: Luiza Mesquita, Marco Kopanacki and Gabriel Aleixo
18:15 – Coffee break → Coffee action
20:15 – Workshop – Programming Smart Contracts with NeoCompiler Eco (system): Vitor Coelho and Igor Coelho
20:30 – Hanging out and networking

Those interested in attending can register at the following link –