Bitcoin Association to feature at WeAreDevelopers Live Week (October 5-9)

By Alex Speirs Published: October 5, 2020

All this week, European development community WeAreDevelopers will host the second edition of Live Week, a five-day virtual conference set to explore five distinct tracks – each focused on a topical issue in contemporary development. 

Following on from a successful first collaboration at the inaugural Bitcoin SV DevCon, Live Week will see WeAreDevelopers again join forces with Bitcoin Association to deliver best-in-class blockchain education to their community of developers. Bitcoin Association will serve as the official partner for the blockchain track that will be the focus of Day 4 of Live Week.

Opening the fourth day of the conference, nChain CTO and Technical Director of the Bitcoin SV Node Project, Steve Shadders, will deliver a keynote address titled The massively scaled Blockchain to meet developer needs.

Shadders will present on the Bitcoin SV blockchain, covering the characteristics and qualities which make it uniquely suited for the development of enterprise-scale applications, while also serving as a global data ledger and peer-to-peer electronic cash system. His talk will also look at the host of opportunities opening up across the Bitcoin SV ecosystem, including the new Bitcoin Script Engineer career track emerging.

Also set to appear on the blockchain track are:


Tim Weingartner – Professor, HSLU
3:00-4:00 pm – Smart Contract Fundamentals: My First DApp
Blockchain Technology offers incredible use cases besides crypto-currencies. Applications in Supply Chain Management, Self-Sovereign Identity, Certificates, Escrow are all based on Smart Contracts.

Nazar Hussain – Senior Backend Developer, Lisk
4:00 – 5:00 pm – Build Your Blockchain Application in JavaScript

The presentation will introduce the Lisk SDK and how it is used to build blockchain applications. We will give an in-depth explanation of the new Lisk SDK Architecture and the three ways to build, extend, and interact with a blockchain application built with the Lisk SDK. Therefore, the talk will cover aspects such as extending the distributed ledger-based on your business requirement, providing extended APIs for external third-party apps, or scripting some utilities to interact with blockchain application on the command line.

Marta Geater-Pierkarska – Director of Ecosystem, The Linux Foundation
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Business

Distributed Ledger Technologies are here to stay. What started as an enabling technology for Bitcoin has now become a core platform for businesses and organizations around the world. Applications range from food safety, through trading all the way to fighting COVID-19. Marta will discuss DLT adoption in the enterprise world and the use cases Hyperledger members are implementing today, in production.


WeAreDevelopers Live Week is free to attend, with a range of the brightest minds in the development space set to present across the week on a host of topical issues in the technology space. Register to attend now at


WeAreDevelopers Live Week (October 5-9)

Day 1: Security
(October 5 – 10:00am – 7:30pm CEST) 

Want to know all about the newest service-based and security technologies? Find out more about how to stay up to date with the latest cutting edge developments for on-demand and deployment-based cloud services for your business.

Day 2: Machine Learning(October 6 – 10:00am – 7:30pm CEST) 

Stay up to date with the newest innovations, technologies, and best practices in artificial intelligence development. By using machine learning and artificial intelligence, you can crunch data and uncover insights for better informed decisions.

Day 3: Cloud
(October 7 – 9:00am – 7:30pm CEST) 

Interested in the newest technologies, best practices and success stories for cloud computing and managing your technology stack in the cloud? Keep up with the ever-growing cloud-native technologies that can accelerate your cloud computing initiatives.

Day 4: Blockchain
(October 8 – 2:00pm – 8:00pm CEST)

Blockchain development is more than just digital currencies. The blockchain protocol enables entire decentralised apps and organisations that were never before possible. See the innovators who are building new types of apps on the blockchain.

Day 5: DevOps
(October 9 – 10:00am – 6:30pm CEST) 

Due to the recent need of thousands of businesses to rapidly scale up their applications, the DevOps space has taken off. In this pillar the basics in performance monitoring, DevOps tools, continuous integration, orchestration, and DevOps analytics are covered.