NEO will be holding a series of workshops across Japan in the lead up to a hackathon in August. Development workshops will be held fortnightly in Tokyo starting June 23rd, and fortnightly in Osaka starting July 1st. The initiative is called NEO Developers Basis and hopes to grow the development community in Japan.

The hackathon will take place on August 24th through 26th.

A community meetup will be held on June 8th in Ariake to introduce new developers to the program. Interested participants are invited to attend the event to find out what they can expect from the workshops and hackathon.

Miki Hayama, head of NEO Japan operations, and Keisuke Fukui, PhD of Keio University will speak at the introduction event.

Developers interested in attending must fill out the form at the link below:
Edit – Places are now full.


Date & Time

Friday, June 8th – Doors open 18:30.


Ariake (The address will be sent after application form has been submitted)


Free (with light meal)


18:30 – Doors open
19:00 – Start

Opening Speech by Miki Hayama

Greetings from the sponsors, Keisuke Fukui (PhD of Keio University)

Introduction of upcoming events
– Workshops (Hand-in Coding) for developers
– Meetup
– Hackathon

Networking with light meal

21:00 – Close (estimated)


Miki Hayama, head of NEO Japan operations

Miki spent a decade in London and 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.

Keisuke Fukui, PhD of Keio University

Keisuke belongs to the association “Learning of Tomorrow“, which launched on May 29th, composed of professors from both Keio and Tokyo University, with sponsorship from major businesses such as Yahoo. The association aims to foster the next generation resources focusing on ICT. Keisuke will take a lead in the Blockchain, with NEO as a partner to allow student to put their education into practice by holding workshops.