Blockchain with EOS

A workshop titled “Blockchain with EOS” was organised by the School of Computing Engineering & Mathematics in association with the Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) on 16th January 2019 at its Construction Informatics laboratory in Kingswood (Penrith) Campus. The purpose of the workshop was to support the PhD students who are applying blockchain technology to their research projects and to those who are interested to know more about blockchain technology with EOS and to train them to be more conversant with the application of Blockchain in their research areas. Ralf Weinand, CTO from GENEREOS which is a block producer candidate, focused on building infrastructure and software for the EOS network, directed this detailed workshop. The workshop was preceded by a preparatory session conducted by Samudaya who is a PhD student of c4SMC on 11th of January at Kingswood Campus.

Altogether, 11 people attended this workshop including 9 PhD students: 7 students from Kingswood Campus, 1 student from Campbelltown Campus and 1 student from Parramatta South Campus as a remote participant and 2 staff members (Professor Srinath Perera and Dr. Ali Alashwal). Andrew Leahy, form Wonderama Lab of WSU provided IT support for both preparation session and workshop.

The workshop covered concepts but focused on practical application including comparing consensus mechanisms, EOS blockchain(s) and smart contract development, deployment and testing. All the participants got the opportunity to develop and deploy a smart contract on blockchain network during the workshop. The workshop was highly rated by all the attendees and the Centre is planning to organise more workshops on Blockchain in the near future.

On behalf of the c4SMC, Director of the centre Professor Srinath Perera and all PhD students take this opportunity to greatly acknowledge Associate Professor Dongmo Zhang, Director HDR, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (SCEM) of WSU for his encouragement and immense support in initiating this workshops with GenerEOS. The Centre also acknowledges PhD candidate, Shiyamini Ratnasabapathy for coordinating and organising this workshop on behalf of the Centre and the school.

An article from the workshop published in GenerEOS website can be read here (opens in a new window).