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Developer
Conference

9/20 8am - 3pm

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STAMPEDE DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE

September 20, 2019 8am - 3pm

A full day of technical speakers and workshops helping attendees prepare for the WyoHackathon Challenges and get acquainted with new technologies, concepts and emerging standards.

We expect to have roughly 400+ developers from all over the world participate in this hackathon. With the help of sponsors, we will be able to offer an engaging workspace, workshops, and prizes as well as food, drinks, and giveaways.

Last year we awarded over $100K in bounties and prizes. We hope to offer over even more toward innovations in 2019.

We are openly accepting papers and presentation suggestions.

Speakers

Peter Chmiel

Speaker Bio

Peter is the Head of Product at Aicumen, a blockchain and AI firm that is empowering economic democracy and shared prosperity thru decentralized technology. He leads the KFS initiative to deliver an enterprise ready, scalable, off-chain storage solution for blockchain developers. Peter is a serial entrepreneur, product manager, and mobile developer who has worked for various startups and large companies like Verizon and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Peter Chmiel
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Tommy Cooksey

Speaker Bio

Master Trainer, Blockchain Developer, Architect. Over 20 years of IT training experience.

Tommy Cooksey
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David Esser

Speaker Bio

David Esser is the Product Manager for Cardano. David brings over 20 years of Product and Technology leadership to IOHK. A serial entrepreneur, David was co-founder of successful startups DBO2 and RepairPal where he owned Product Management as CTO/COO. Believing in the potential of blockchain technologies to solve classes of problems that haven’t been solvable at scale before, David joined IOHK in 2019 and is focused on building the world’s best blockchain platforms.

David Esser
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Theo Goodman

Speaker Bio

Meme Consultant, Degenerate Sports Bettor, Co Founder of the Rarepepe Foundation, World Crypto Network Legend, Creator of the Sound Wallet

Theo Goodman
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Charles Hoskinson

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Charles founded 3 cryptocurrency-related startups—Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation's education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013. He educates on cryptocurrency, evangelizes decentralization and is making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream with his work leading research, design and development of Cardano.

Charles Hoskinson
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Ganesh Prasad Kumble

Speaker Bio

Ganesh Prasad Kumble leads platform innovation at Aicumen Technologies Inc. He is an expert in emerging technologies and business strategy. Ganesh has co-founded, bootstrapped, mentored several start-ups and initiatives across SaaS, eCommerce, IoT, Blockchain & AI. He is a contributor to several open-source projects including Ethereum and IPFS. He is also a moderator at Ethereum Research.

Ganesh Prasad Kumble
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Jann Mueller

Speaker Bio

A functional compiler engineer at IOHK who is working on the Plutus smart contract language. He is interested in functional programming, modeling uncertainty, and their intersections Jann previously worked on projects in regulatory and financial risk.

Jann Mueller
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Michael Peyton Jones

Speaker Bio

Michael Peyton Jones is a Compiler Engineer at IOHK, and is one of the core Plutus developers.

Michael Peyton Jones
Erik Johnson

Speaker Bio

Erik Johnson is a software developer and co-creator of MEGACITY, a social arcade set in a sci-fi universe and powered by cryptocurrency. MEGACITY originated as an overall winner of the 2018 ETHDenver hackathon, and today has players in over 60 countries across the globe.

Erik Johnson
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John Quinn

Speaker Bio

Founder of decentralized cloud storage company, Storj Labs, and digital asset manager, Decentral Park Capital. Recovering technology and emerging markets investment banker (Flemings, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank). Managed a $200m private equity fund. Life goal- to help build a more distributed world.

John Quinn
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Elliot Grossman

Speaker Bio

Elliot Grossman is the CEO, Capital Markets at tZERO, overseeing the establishment and management of its planned retail broker-dealer affiliate's sales trading, electronic execution and portfolio execution for buy- and sell-side clients. Grossman is responsible for building tZERO's planned broker-dealer into the leading next generation brokerage firm for investors and financial intermediaries. Most recently, Grossman was a Founding Member and Managing Director of Equity Trading at Dinosaur Financial Group, LLC.

Elliot Grossman
Dr. James Caldwell

Speaker Bio

Jim Caldwell is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming. He graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell in 1998 and has an MS and BS in Computer Science from SUNY at Albany. He has been on the Faculty at UW since 1998. Previously, he worked at NASA Langley Research Center for 10 years, at GE Corporate R&D, and at a VLSI CAD tool start-up.

Dr. James Caldwell
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Anantha Krishnan

Speaker Bio

CEO & Chief Ideator @ Aicumen Technologies Inc | Anantha has 20+ Years of International Leadership Experience in the areas of Business Transformation, digital technologies, and Marketing & Customer Strategy. A proven thought leader and expert in the area of Business Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and blockchain, Anantha works with organizations to accelerate business value.

Anantha Krishnan
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Jesse Powell

Speaker Bio

Jesse Powell is the founder and CEO of numerous organizations, including Kraken. Powell was founder and CEO of Lewt, Inc., that delivered services for assisting players in online-based video games with account management and in-game currency, from 2001 to 2011. He also founded Internet Ventures & Holdings, which also provided services to the online gaming community. In 2007 he started the Verge Gallery & Studio Project in Sacramento and took board seat in 2010.

Jesse Powell
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Tristan Roberts

Speaker Bio

A researcher of complex systems, Tristan's recent work has focused on bridging the divide between the 'real world' of states and the 'virtual worlds' of distributed ledgers. His project, Etherize.io, won the ConsenSys prize at last year's Wyohackathon, for facilitating the creation of hybrid LLC/DAOs.

Tristan Roberts
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Chris Snook

Speaker Bio

Bestselling Author of Digital Sense | Managing Partner at Launch Haus a Venture Studio and Opportunity Zone Impact Fund | Chairman/Founder of Sandcastle Foundation, Sandcastle Startups Challenge and the World Tokenomic Forum. Husband and Father.

Chris Snook
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Garrett Thurston

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Garrett Thurston
Ejaaz Ahamadeen

Speaker Bio

Ejaaz leads digital asset architecture design at ConsenSys. His role involves working with major industries to help them navigate DLT and blockchain by architecting networks and solutions that allow for unique digital value transfer within their business and surrounding ecosystem.

Ejaaz Ahamadeen
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Dragan Boscovic

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Dragan Boscovic
Gabriel Cardona

Speaker Bio

Gabriel Cardona is the creator of BITBOX SDK and Director of Developer Services as Bitcoin.com. Focused on bringing tokens to the BCH ecosystem and empowering developers to change the world with Bitcoin Cash. More info - developer.bitcoin.com

Gabriel Cardona
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Chris Cross

Speaker Bio

Chris Cross is a leading Creative Director in the games industry with over 25 years experience as a highly-respected creative director in both development and publishing. He is best known for his work as the Lead Designer of Medal of Honor(1999) at DreamWorks Interactive (later EALA). Chris is heading up the Games Team at Pocketful of Quarters working with developers on integration and monetization.

Chris Cross
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Mona Gamboa

Speaker Bio

Mona Gamboa is the President and CTO of Happy Jack Software, Inc., specializing in the development of mobile and web-based rich internet applications, providing premiere mission-critical, enterprise solutions. HJS flagship applications are MedRight and CareRight. Both used in sub-acute hospitals and care facilities. HJS has also automated and integrated the State of Wyoming livestock applications and sale barns. HJS latest project is a blockchain application for a private customer.

Mona Gamboa
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Ruben Gamboa

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Ruben Gamboa
David Gold

Speaker Bio

Gold is founder and CEO of Dapix, a venture backed company launching the FIO Protocol which will revolutionize blockchain usability. Dapix was incubated while he was a Managing Director of Access Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital fund, where he served for over 11 years and led blockchain investments and its investors include Binance Labs, NGC Ventures, Blockwall Capital, LuneX Venutre, Dundee Venture Capital and First Mile Ventures.

David Gold
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Elliot Grossman

Speaker Bio

Elliot Grossman is the CEO, Capital Markets at tZERO, overseeing the establishment and management of its planned retail broker-dealer affiliate's sales trading, electronic execution and portfolio execution for buy- and sell-side clients. Grossman is responsible for building tZERO's planned broker-dealer into the leading next generation brokerage firm for investors and financial intermediaries. Most recently, Grossman was a Founding Member and Managing Director of Equity Trading at Dinosaur Financial Group, LLC.

Elliot Grossman
Jaron Hinds

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Jaron Hinds
Rich Kopcho

Speaker Bio

Producer—WyoHackathon and the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede | Sales | Marketing | Product | Full Stack Entrepreneur

Rich Kopcho
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Jordan Last

Speaker Bio

Jordan Last is a software developer, budding entrepreneur, and overall tech enthusiast. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in computer science, and has been involved with startups for the past few years. He believes firmly in the benefits of sound technology, capitalism, open platforms, the internet, the web platform, and now blockchain. Blockchain has steadily consumed him since mid 2017.

Jordan Last
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Stephen Miller

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Stephen Miller
Alexander Nemish

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Alex Nemish is a compiler engineer at IOHK, and is one of the core Marlowe developers. Marlowe is a financial contracts programming language for Cardano blockchain smart contracts platform Plutus.

Alexander Nemish
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Kevin Owocki

Speaker Bio

Kevin Owocki is the founder of Gitcoin.co -- An Ethereum-based network for growing open source software with incentivization mechanics. He has a BS in Computer Science, 10 years of engineering leadership experience in startups and Open Source Software, and is a community organizer in the Boulder Colorado Tech Scene.

Kevin Owocki
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Nick Percoco

Speaker Bio

Nick is Kraken’s Chief Security Officer. He has more than 22 years of experience in information, physical & product security. Formerly the CSO at Uptake, VP of Global Services at Rapid, & SVP & Founder of SpiderLabs, a Division of Trustwave. He has built & advised in the creation of security programs for the world’s top brands, investigated some of the largest consumer data breaches, developed security technology trusted by millions of businesses, discovered vulnerabilities in the technology used by billions of people every day.

Nick Percoco
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Dan Shields

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Dan Shields
Ryan Taylor

Speaker Bio

Ryan Taylor is the CEO of Dash Core Group. Dash is an innovative digital currency optimized for payments. Ryan is an expert in the payments industry, with over 15 years of experience in fintech. Prior to Dash, Ryan was an analyst covering the payments industry for a $20 billion hedge fund. Previously he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey, where he served some of the world’s largest financial institutions on a variety of strategy and technology topics.

Ryan Taylor
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Stuart Trusty

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Stuart was the original technologist for AliBaba, an early proponent of mesh networking technologies, & presently the founder of WorldBit, an Augmented Reality-based blockchain Ecommerce system. Stuart was the CEO of Linux Labs for many years & operated the 3rd ISP in Seattle Washington at VBN. His technology clients have included Livermore, Sandia, & Los Alamos National Labs, American Museum of Natural History, Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare, & a host of other high-profile clients.

Stuart Trusty
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Nathan Tutchton

Speaker Bio

Prior to his career in software development, Nathan worked in land conservation and restoration programs across government and private sectors. His experiences in environmental action groups lead him and his brother to found Carbos– a blockchain carbon offset generation platform– and pilot the project to success at multiple hackathons, most notably GoCode Colorado 2018 and ETHDenver 2019.

Nathan Tutchton
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Agenda

View the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede schedule & directory.
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