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Biomed/Biotech SIG: Blockchain and Internet Coins  

Where
9366 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg - CCACC

When
Jul 25, 2019    6:00 pm - 8:45 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

“Blockchain and Facebook – Libra”
                        
                          To be presented by

Ren Shan, PMP, MBA
CEO, Cabin John Consulting  

       Thursday, July 25, 2019

Venue: 9366 Gaither Rd. “1st Floor Music Room”, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (CCACC)

6:00 – 6:20 PM – Networking; Pizza/drink 
6:20 – 8:50 PM – Program 
8:50 – 9:00 PM – Door-prizes drawing; Networking

Online Registration site:
http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/35817

Open to Public – 
$5: non-ASQ members to cover pizza/drink cost; 
Free: ASQ members, current job-seekers, CCACC volunteers/employees/members, veterans, senior citizens, past speakers, US PHS Commissioned Corp officers, teachers, students, interns, residents, postdocs, FDA Commissioner’s Fellows, MJ-DC members, NTUAADC members, CAPA members, NTMUADC members, CKUAADC members, NTHUAADC members, NJTUAADC members, FAPAC members, CBA members, AAGEN members, NCARSQA members, OCA-DC members, AAMB members, ACAP members, DC Leaders Club members, BioTrain volunteers, all Tai-Chi classes students in Metropolitan DC, and L4FA Community Members.

Registration Deadline: Please register by Thursday noon, July 254, 2019.  
Question: Please contact Dr. C.J. George Chang, Chair of Biomed/Biotech SIG, ASQ509; gchang2008@yahoo.com or 240-793-8425 (cell).

Driving directions: By Cars: From I-270 (N or S bound): Take Exit 8 onto Shady Grove Dr. Drive toward east and turn left onto Gaither Rd. The building is on your left after passing a stop sign. By Metro rail: Exit at the Red Line Shady Grove Station. 

Summary 
The blockchain has been a hot phrase in all social media recently, and people have been talking about it for years. The crypto is also a very controversial topic in different countries. In this presentation, we will trace back the history of blockchain, explain its general concepts and working models, dive into its technologies, and explore its potential and use cases in our modern social society. 

Last month, the blockchain industry welcomed the major news of Facebook issuing Libra coins. We will explain why Facebook wants to issue crypto coins and discuss the phenomenon of crypto industry.    

Speakers 
Mr. Ren Shan has been in IT industry for over 20 years, and is an experienced blockchain practitioner and lead. Ren’s expertise covers cloud infrastructure, IoT, and AI/machine learning. Currently he leads a few IT R&D projects for one of largest IT companies. Mr. Shan is also the CEO of Cabin John Consulting, a government IT subcontractor. 

Mr. Shan received his degrees of MBA from JHU and MS of Computer Science from TTU & Shanghai Jiaotong University. In his leisure time, he has been playing with the Raspberry Pi for years.

This event is cosponsored by Chinese Culture and Community Service Center, Inc. (CCACC, www.ccacc-dc.org), NTU Alumni Association DC Chapter (www.ntuaadc.org), and Chinese American Professionals Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC (www.capadc.org).