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4th Meetup | Blockchain Special Interest Group | SPINN LABS

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The 4th meetup of Blockchain Special Interest Group was held on the first Wednesday of April 2018. A large number of participants were there from different parts of the industry.

This time we had IBM Blockchain Leads with us to lead the stage along with Dr Arshad from HEC.

  • Session#1: Blockchain Adoption by UAE Government, By Adeel Qureshi (IBM Blockchain Lead)

During the session, Adeel Qureshi (IBM Blockchain Lead) speaks about a use case of “Blockchain Adoption by UAE Government”.

One may also find the slides of his session herehttps://goo.gl/i7QRjA

  • Session#2: Blockchain Learning, Courses and Badges, By Ashraf-ul-Kabeer (IBM Chief Technical Architect)

During the session, Ashraf-ul-Kabeer (IBM Chief Technical Architect)  speaks about Blockchain Learning, Courses and Badges.

One may also find the discussed links along with a blockchain book herehttps://goo.gl/1giwkf

Dr Arshad Talk

During the last part of the meetup, Dr. Arshad from HEC conclude the session in his own style;

During his talk, Bilal Arshad also joined us from UK to share few details about the second Blockchain Hackathon.

Let’s have a look at the video from the live sessions here;

Then finally we had the group photo of fourth SIG Meetup;

We also had some free food, that leads to a detailed networking session in which we share thoughts with each other.

So, that’s how we conclude our fourth meetup… : – )


At this point, I really want to mention our SPINN LABS team who really worked hard with me to organize this event at this scale, specifically Sehrish Fatima, Ammar Zaib, Umer Mirza and most importantly Hashim Barraq who truly guide me at every step. I also want to thanks Jawad Ahmed for his great support from the Operations to organize everything in time. Also our event ambassadors including “Muntasir Ali” and “Hamza Fayyaz” who really help us during the execution of each activity during the meetup.

For me, the best thing was to see the smile on everyone face at the end of the meetup. Most of them were going back with something new in their hands. Although few new things were identified that need to perform from the next meetup which I'm going to plan. : - )

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