Russell Fustino

Algorand

Russell Fustino

Russ is Technical Evangelist on Blockchain for Algorand and a Microsoft MVP reconnect in App Development. Russ is a former Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, as well as for Russ’ ToolShed, Xamarin, Raygun, Wowza & ComponentOne. Russ is a former Azure Senior Cloud Solutions Architect for Opsgility and Windows Developer for Directorpoint. He is highly experienced in developing cross platform apps using Xamarin and C# for UWP, Android and iOS. Russ is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer software developer and author of the book “Azure and Xamarin Forms” published by Apress. He has a passion for conveying relevant, current, and future software development technologies and tools through live seminars, teaching, and internet video productions. Russ heads up a user group in the Tampa Florida area: Mobile Application Dev Tampa. Russ is also the local PC Handyman for his community, fixing virus problems and providing tune-ups for his neighborhood and helping folks that have been scammed on their PC. On Twitter follow @RussFustino to keep tabs on him. Russ has enlightened, entertained and educated over 1 million developers in his career and is a recipient of the INETA Lifetime Achievement award and is the publisher of several apps including the endorsed Jethro Tull app.


Algorand Blockchain Basics - Decentralized and for Developers

Beginner
Database (Room 326)
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

Algorand is a new blockchain built on a Permissionless, pure proof of stake, decentralized agreement protocol, where anyone can participate and requires minimal computational power. This protocol finalizes transactions very quickly and offers true decentralization. For developers the Algorand blockchain provides JavaScript, Java, Python and Go SDKs. Additionally REST endpoints are provided for interacting with the nodes and handling wallet functions. These REST endpoints are based on the OpenAPI Specification and can be used to build clients in any language. This session covers the basics of how the Algorand protocol works, cover the architecture overview, managing the node with the command line tools, and show developers how to integrate using the SDKs to build Layer 2 applications.