On March 22, Byte Academy partnered again with Finovate Group on the second annual FinDEVr New York. The conference, which is part of THE FinTech for developers event series, had been held solely on the West coast for years before its 2016 New York launch. Participating companies showcased new tools, platforms, APIs and/or case studies designed to help developers create better, more efficient innovations. Last year FinDEVr was held for one day. At two days, the conference was longer and larger - an indication that the FinTech developer community in New York is booming strong.
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Writing a last will and testament is not usually an activity associated with millennials. However, young people are thinking differently about protecting their families, and, in turn are "disrupting" the will industry like many others. And in doing so, they are dragging Gen Xers and Baby Boomers along with them.
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Meet recent grad Stephane Gallet, whose background includes founding a travel company (based in Brazil) and aerospace. Even before graduating Byte's immersive blockchain bootcamp program, Stephane was offered a role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO)/ VP Engineering at one of New York City's leading blockchain startups where he currently is loving his job. (He even stops by to visit and collaborate with the team from his Alma Mater).
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We interviewed Kevin Chen, who left his role from Wall Street upon realizing that blockchain technology could disrupt his career there, and decided to make this switch before that happens. He is now the Founder and Head of the IOTA Evangelist Network (IEN) which spreads awareness of “blockless” (non-blockchain) digital ledger technology (DLT), particularly IOTA’s Tangle protocol (some may also be familiar with IOTA’s native cryptocurrency that reached as high as $15 billion in market cap and top 5 of all cryptocurrencies late last year ).
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“We’re from Reno, Nevada - we love games like this.”
Topics: Finovate FinTech Startup millennial Millennials events
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Byte Academy coding bootcamp and Felix Gray eyewear kicked off a collaboration and demo for campus "Fashion Tech Week" paralleling New York Fashion Week in mid February. Although Felix Gray is only in soft launch, participating Byte Academy students and community members received free Felix Gray glasses for a demo period concluding Friday, February 26. The glasses have filtering technology which block blue light and reduces eyestrain. Upon conclusion, Felix Gray will talk to Byte students and community members answering questions on the product, the technology behind it, and what startup life is like.