Blockchain Class: A Non-Technical Introduction to Blockchain Basics
This class is for curious business leaders as well as people who are in business support functions. We invite finance, technology, supply chain, manufacturing professionals to evaluate this course. You will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors. This class bridges the gap that exists between purely technical programs about the blockchain and purely business-focused courses. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications. What You'll Learn What the blockchain is Why it is needed and what problem it solves Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential Major components and their purpose How various components of the blockchain work and interact Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them Major application scenarios The class provides an overview of the blockchain: how transactions are stored on the blockchain, how mining works through consensus, the differences between permissioned and permissionless blockchains and why these differences are important. We'll also explain current use cases and opportunities this technology provides in terms of include smart contracts, payment rails, immutable ledger, proof of ownership, remittances and micro-transactions. It also discusses alternatives to bitcoin and the Bitcoin blockchain. This class provides attendees with an insight into the future of this technology in terms of innovation and disruption of existing traditional systems and processes Class offered by: BlockchainXperts
When: Oct 18, 2018 5:30PM in Reading, MA
PLAY & VOLUNTEER WITH HOMELESS CHILDREN IN NORTHEAST MA
Horizons for Homeless Children, a non-profit dedicated to improve the lives of homeless children in MA, is seeking volunteers to play with children living in family homeless shelters in the Northeast region of MA, including shelters in Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill, Gloucester, Salem, Peabody, Lynn, and Medford. There are also opportunities across the state.A commitment of 2 hours per week for 6 months is required. Some daytime hours are available but shifts are primarily evening hours, Monday through Thursday. Please call (978) 557-2182 or visit www.horizonschildren.org to apply online.Horizons hosts PAL Trainings across the state, throughout the year. The next training in the Northeast Region will be on Thursdya October 18th from 6pm - 9pm at the Reading Public Library in REading, MA. If you cannot make this particular training, we will have another training opportunity!Volunteers must fill out an application and attend a 3-hour Playspace Activity Leader Training in order to volunteer with Horizons for Homeless Children. We also run background checks and complete reference checks.All Playspace Activity Leaders must be at least 18 years old to volunteer on their own or be 16 years old and accompanied by parent or guardian during their shift.If you have any questions about this opportunity, please call 978-557-2182 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Oct 18, 2018 6pm to Oct 18, 2018 9pm in Reading, MA
MOMs Club of Reading - Thursday 10.18.18
Welcome MOMs Club of Reading! Come and stylize Mason Jars for the holidays or everyday. Mason jars are cute, functional, and super versatile. You can use them to decorate or use them to party! And we make it easy to create these because we supply all the paints, supplies, know-how and instruction. With all the pins out there - including DIY candleholders, vases, party favors, and more - the hard part will be deciding YOUR design. Pictured are just SOME of the Pinterest inspirations we gathered. Class includes 3 mason jars for you to decorate as you wish! BRING YOUR PINS! DON'T WAIT to sign up - ticket sales close 24 hour prior. $35. As usual, we'll have a Signature Spritzer drink for the night and we also sell beer, wine and soft drinks. At The Art Lounge On Haven, you will be led step-by-step to "make & take" an awesome take project. All supplies and materials needed are included; just sign up and show up!
When: Oct 18, 2018 7pm in Reading, MA