79 Ayer Rajah Crescent
Blockchain Programming for Programmers – Session 8
Organised by Propine Capital. Partnered With SGInnovate
This is a hands-on event - please come with laptops. We will be programming. At the end of the session, you should have working code.
At the session on 23 July, we will be going through the following:
- Building your own ICO contracts Part 2
Date: 23 July 2018
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: BASH, #03-01, 79 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139955
Speaker: Liang Zan Wong, CTO, Propine Capital
- Over 12 years of experience as a full stack developer on enterprise products
- CTO, UrbanFox (Acquired by Keppel T&T)
- Lead engineer, Dropsuite (Had a successful exit through IPO)
- Alma mater - NUS (engineering)
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This article is written by Pierre Robinet, who is a senior consulting partner at Ogilvy Consulting and founder of Live With AI, an independent think tank based in Singapore.