Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

Blockchain development fundamentals on Hyperledger fabric

Matt Lucas (IBM)
1:30pm5:00pm Monday, May 8, 2017
The Cutting Edge
Location: Meeting Room 12
Level: Beginner
Average rating: ***..
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Software developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • An understanding of software development and distributed ledger technologies (useful but not required)

Materials or downloads needed in advance

  • A laptop with your code-editing tool of choice installed

What you'll learn

  • Understand blockchain concepts and best practices for developing blockchain applications
  • Learn how to use the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger fabric


Blockchain is a shared, replicated ledger that underpins technology like bitcoin. However, blockchain’s reach is wider than cryptocurrency, and it is set to provide the foundation for a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust and transparency.

Matt Lucas demonstrates how to use the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger fabric to implement a simple but realistic blockchain scenario. You’ll learn how easy it is to get started with blockchain development using familiar open technologies such as Docker and Node.

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Matt Lucas


Matt Lucas is part of IBM’s global blockchain enablement team and part of the office of the CTO Europe, where his role is to help clients understand and apply blockchain technologies. Matt works closely with emerging blockchain fabrics such as Linux Foundation Hyperledger and Ethereum. He is based in IBM’s development laboratory in Hursley and has worked with IBM for over 19 years on a variety of integration middleware technologies. You can contact Matt on Twitter or via email.