Every year, LinkedIn publishes an updated list of the most in-demand job skills. For 2020, the number one hard skill to have was something called "Blockchain". Before you jump right into learning blockchain, it would be helpful if you learned about the technology that makes it possible, 'cryptography'. Whether we realize it or not, we use cryptography everyday, every time we use websites like Gmail or YouTube, or send a message through a smart phone app, or countless other everyday tasks.
In this course, we will learn how to recreate different historical examples of cryptography. We will start with simple ciphers (which date back to Julius Caesar), then to Public-key cryptography (circa 1970), and finally we will work our way up to modern day uses, which includes blockchain technology.
Some examples will be created with pen and paper, and some will be demonstrated using a computer.
*No prior computer coding skills are required*
This is a 4-Week Series which takes place Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25
This virtual program will take place via Zoom. Zoom is a video conferencing tool that allows people to meet together online. You can use Zoom on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Learn more here: https://zoom.us/home?zcid=2478 You will receive a Zoom link at least 24 hours prior to the program. You will need this link to join the program. By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library’s Safe Use Code.