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Blockchain for Developers: Getting Started

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Russell Fustino
Algorand, Technical Evangelist

Russ is Technical Evangelist on Blockchain for Algorand and a Microsoft MVP reconnect in App Development. In addition to being a former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, he has also been one for Russ’ ToolShed, Xamarin, Raygun, Wowza & ComponentOne. Russ is a former Azure Senior Cloud Solutions Architect for Opsgility and Windows Developer for Directorpoint. He is highly experienced in developing cross platform apps using Xamarin and C# for UWP, Android and iOS. Russ is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer software developer and author of the book “Azure and Xamarin Forms” published by Apress. He has a passion for conveying relevant, current, and future software development technologies and tools through live seminars, teaching, and internet video productions. Russ heads up a user group in the Tampa Florida area: Mobile Application Dev Tampa. Russ is also the local PC Handyman for his community, fixing virus problems and providing tune-ups for his neighborhood and helping folks that have been scammed on their PC. On Twitter follow @RussFustino to keep tabs on him. Russ has enlightened, entertained and educated over 1 million developers in his career and is a recipient of the INETA Lifetime Achievement award.


We are not headed toward the era of Blockchain. We are in it.  Are you a developer and want to learn how to build Blockchain solutions in your favorite language? If so, this session is for you! We will discuss use cases for blockchain as well as getting started with Blockchain Developer tools. Blockchain’s usage has now become ubiquitous across all sectors of the economy including: Medical, Charities, Automotive, Telecom, the Food Industry, Voting, Gaming and more. Blockchain’s primary use case is to maintain the integrity of replicated data.  Blockchain is considered one of the Web 3.0 technologies and we will cover how to build blockchain solutions. Algorand is a modern blockchain which creates blocks in under five seconds, with instant transaction finality. It scales to billions of users and is profiled at 1000 transactions per second. You will learn how to use the SDKs to build Algorand blockchain solutions. Algorand Standard Asset(ASA), Atomic Transfers and Smart Contracts will be covered. In this session you will learn: Blockchain use cases. How to build blockchain solutions using the SDKs for Java, JavaScript, Python, and Go. How-to access tools for Getting Started on Algorand development. How to access developer portal resources including, SDKs, REST APIs, Command Line Tools, Tutorials, Solutions, Getting Started, Articles and... Benefits of Algorand’s Reward and Ambassador programs. Join Russ Fustino, Algorand Developer Advocate, for this informative session on Algorand Blockchain.