Science on Tap

Drink up, Get Smart. 

This is a 21+ event series. Please arrive early to secure a seat and a brew! 

Modeled after "Science Cafes", Science on Tap is the only place in Palm Beach County where for the price of a cup of coffee, a quality craft beer, or a smooth glass of wine, anyone can come to discuss the latest trends in science and technology with a world-class scientist. With a motto to ‘drink up – get smart,’ you know you are in for a casual-education session, as the goal of the program is for guests to have fun while learning a little bit more about everyday curiosities. 

Upcoming sessions:

Where: Grandview Market; 1401 Clare Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

When: Thursday, October 18th @ 7pm

October Guest Speaker: Jerald Dawkins, Ph.D., Chief Information Security Officer of True Digital Security

Topic: Facts and Fiction: What Blockchain and Bitcoin mean to You

About the topic: Terms like Blockchain and Bitcoin have received extensive attentions recently. Unfortunately for many, the concept of immutable ledgers and decentralized transactions leave many wondering what it all means.  This talk will provide a layman’s view of the technology, and what it means to the average person.  Dr. Dawkins will provide real world uses of the technology, and will also cover some investment scams you will want to avoid.  Come and learn about this emerging trend that will continue to impact our world for years to come.

About the presenter: Dr. Jerald Dawkins is the CISO of True Digital Security. His elite combination of security and technology expertise, business acumen, and creativity has positioned him as a driver in the evolution of the field of information security and compliance. Jerry has extensive experience in regulatory compliance, technical risk assessments, penetration testing, web application vulnerability analysis and secure coding. Jerry is the author of numerous publications and presents at national and international conferences and he co-founded another successful security company, TokenEx. He also holds the following certifications: CISSP, NSA IAM, and CNSS 4011-4015. Jerry received his B.A. in Computer Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK.

 

No ticket required -- Admission is FREE! Seating is limited, please arrive early. Presentation starts @ 7pm and runs 30min. plus Q-n-A after. Beverages available for purchase provided by the venue.

For more information about this event, please call (561) 370- 7740. If you know a local scientist or technologist that is interested in presenting at Science on Tap, email events@sfsciencecenter.org.