NOTE - THIS MEETUP IS VIRTUAL AND WILL CONDUCTED ONLINE WITH EFF-AUSTIN'S WEBEX ACCOUNT. To join the meetup, click the following link: https://capitalfactory.webex.com/m/85bb4bf1-2e1c-4688-aa27-d2d33693d5a7
Our speaker this month is Dan Reecer. Dan is the Community & Growth Manager for Polkadot, a next-generation blockchain network founded by the former co-founder and CTO of Ethereum, Gavin Wood. Polkadot will begin its phased launch process in Q2 2020, aiming to solve many of the current issues hindering blockchains from adoption at a global scale, including connection between blockchains, scalability, and rapid upgradability. Dan graduated with a bachelor and master degree from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in Information Systems and International Business. He has had a marketing and operations-focused career, with four years at Eli Lilly & Company working in pharmaceutical brand marketing in Oncology, Immunology, and Alzheimer's. He transitioned his career to blockchain out of curiosity for the technology's potential, which led him to Austin for his first job with another blockchain project called Wanchain. He led Marketing and Business Development globally for this organization, before opting to join Polkadot's historic launch under the Web3 Foundation based in Zug, Switzerland. Dan lives in Austin, is an avid traveler, and is a competitive tennis player.
Dan will discussing Web 3.0 with us. The "tech boom" became the "advertising boom" in the 2010s and our online privacy has been sacrificed in the process. Web 3.0 is the movement and next phase of the internet where control, privacy, and power will be restored back to the individual and away from Big Tech.
Tuesday, April 14
7:00pm - 9:00pm (CDT)
This event is organized not by EFF, but by the EFF Austin, a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.