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NEO is hosting a Hackathon in Japan on the 24th – 26th of August, 2018. In the lead up to the event, regular workshops will be held in Tokyo and Osaka with the aim of improving the skills of developers who would like to compete and contribute to the NEO ecosystem.

The first workshop will be held in Tokyo on June 23 and will continue on a weekly basis, while the Osaka workshops will begin in July and run fortnightly.

As an additional orientation for participants, the first session will begin with a meetup. The details are as follows:

Date

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Location

Ariake, Tokyo (Address provided upon registration)

Agenda

Meetup: 13:00 – 14:00

Miki Hayama will provide an outline of NEO (philosophy, activity situation, etc). Anyone can attend this session. Those who are not participating in the workshop can stay for a Q&A afterwards.

Workshop: 14:30 – 18:00 (Developers only)

Hands on coding workshop conducted by Mr. Eguchi and Mr. Kato.

Session structure:
1. Overall lecture
2. Work though Medium content (below link)
3. Q&A with Mr. Eguchi and Mr. Kato

Workshop content (students should review in advance):
https://medium.com/@NeoKeymakersJP/mac-マック-で行うneo-ネオ-の-プライベートネットの環境構築をわかりやすく解説-9ffec6c8174a

Those participating in the workshop should bring a personal computer.

Registration

Those who would like to attend should register at the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/KUPw7xx1HiAJqWY23

The application is valid until the workshop reaches full capacity. As the workshop will include individual tutorials, roughly 10 places are available.

Speakers and lecturers

Miki Hayama

Miki spent a decade in London in charge of overseas marketing in the automobile industry. Her experience bridging parties across 15 countries naturally brought her to be an interpreter for top managers within the blockchain industry. Miki became the first full time team member out of China to NEO covering Japan Operations including community building and all activities for the Japanese market.

Shizuka Eguchi

Workshop lecturer. Eguchi is currently enrolled in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Tokyo. He is a founding member of NEO’s Japanese developer community, NEOKeyMakersJapan. Eguchi believes that the establishment of the token economy can have a positive influence on society. He works not only in the NEO ecosystem, but also actively develops smart contracts using Solidity to further understand blockchain technology.

Kota Kato

Workshop lecturer. Ex University of Tokyo. Kota is a developer on both Ethereum and NEO and has felt the potential of distributed ledger technology though his gaming projects. He joined in NEO’s Shanghai boot camp in May for intense study and also participates in NEOKeyMakersJapan with Eguchi. Kota is now a front runner of NEO development in Japan.