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Wednesday, October 30 • 14:25 - 15:00
Building Diverse Blockchain Communities for a Decentralized Future - Jocelyn Matthews, Storj Labs

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New communities are forming around blockchain and decentralization technologies. To realize the full potential of this technology, we need women and people of color to be involved in its creation and its ability to provide economic empowerment. This presentation will discuss the confluence of blockchain and open source and how its principles of transparency, openness will contribute to societal shifts for women and p.o.c. in coming years.

Decentralization and blockchain technologies apply the principles of open, transparent collaboration to our burgeoning world of opportunity, suggesting blockchain technology to be on the forefront of equality, empowerment and inclusiveness. But we can't be passive in this expectation; if we expect blockchain technologies to take hold and truly be successful, we must inspire a diverse spectrum to get involved in these communities to help build the tech of tomorrow.

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Jocelyn Matthews

Global Community, Events and Evangelism, Storj Labs
Jocelyn Matthews is Community Manager at Storj Labs, a company focused on decentralized cloud object storage. Her focus is to grow a vibrant ecosystem to which people bring their best selves. She is a former Rosberg-Geist Fellow at UC Berkeley's Center for African Studies. Her ethnographic... Read More →

Wednesday October 30, 2019 14:25 - 15:00
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