Why the Blockchain Space Needs Better Access - Alexis Gauba, she(256), Mechanism Labs

February 20, 2019

Alexis Gauba speaks about co-founding she(256), mentoring and teaching blockchain literacy, starting points for people with an interest in blockchain technology, how students can make the best of the available programs in blockchain education, teaching coding to underrepresented minorities, her current research questions at Mechanism Labs, the importance of usability in blockchains, how to design interdisciplinary research projects, and much more.

Alexis is a Co-Founder of she256, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing diversity and breaking down barriers to entry in the blockchain space. She is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley and has been actively involved in the blockchain space as Co-Founder of Mechanism Labs, conducting research on distributed consensus and usability.

Alexis Gauba: http://www.alexisgauba.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexisgauba, https://github.com/alexisgauba, https://medium.com/@AlexisGauba, https://www.twitter.com/AlexisGauba

she(256): http://www.she256.io, https://www.twitter.com/SHE_256

Mechanism Labs: https://www.mechanismlabs.io, https://www.github.com/Mechanism-Labs, https://www.medium.com/mechanism-labs, https://www.twitter.com/mechanism_labs

Blockchain at Berkeley: https://www.blockchain.berkeley.edu, https://www.twitter.com/CalBlockchain

Blockchain at Berkeley YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5sgoRfoSp3jeX4DEqKLwKg/videos

Also mentioned in the episode:

Preethi Kasireddy: https://www.theblockchainandus.com/preethi-kasireddy, https://www.medium.com/@preethikasireddy

Aparna Krishnan: https://www.theblockchainandus.com/aparna-krishnan

Blockchain Fundamentals Berkeley EdX course: https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/uc-berkeleyx-blockchain-fundamentals

Zubin Koticha's Medium channel: https://medium.com/@zubinkoticha

Princeton Textbook "Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies": http://www.bitcoinbook.cs.princeton.edu

Andreas Antonopoulos’ book “Mastering Bitcoin”: www.goodreads.com/book/show/21820378-mastering-bitcoin

Andreas Antonopoulos’ and Gavin Wood’s book “Mastering Ethereum”: www.goodreads.com/book/show/33584554-mastering-ethereum

MIT Bitcoin Expo: https://www.mitbitcoinexpo.org 

Crypto Economics Security Conference: https://www.cesc.io

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