she256: Annual Conference 2019
April 28th, Berkeley Haas

About she256

Our Philosophy

she256 is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing diversity and breaking down barriers to entry in the blockchain space. Our thesis is that we fundamentally believe that blockchain technology will shape our future financial and governance structures, and as such it’s crucial that those building these systems are representative of the global, diverse population of which they are to serve.

Conference theme: Recolor

Recoloring the space

Recolor is meant to be an amalgamation of experiences, opinions, and takeaways from this foundational year in the blockchain space. Because this is space is still in its infancy, we have the opportunity to set a precedent right now, to build in diversity and inclusion as a priority and value from the very beginning. This is a call to action - we invite you to join us in shaping how we develop our protocols, applications, communities, and ethos.

What you'll Experience

Conference Takeaways

The goal is for attendees to come away with inspiration for technology to research and develop, concrete skills through the technical talks, tangible takeaways for improving diversity and inclusion, and a network of peers working towards this goal of increasing diversity and breaking down barriers to entry in the blockchain space.


Taylor Monahan
Founder & CEO, MyCrypto
Eva Beylin
Fellow, Ethereum Foundation
Anna Carroll
Product Engineer, Dharma
Allison Liu
Co-Founder, Risk Labs/UMA
Tara Tan
Venture Studio Lead, IDEO
Katherine Wu
Ex-Director of Business, Messari
Lily Liu
Investor/Co-Founder/ Earn
Amiti Uttarwar
Software Engineer, Coinbase
Lindsay Lin
Legal Counsel, Interstellar
Christine Perry
Daisy Ozim
Director, B4SJ
Aparna Krishnan
Co-Founder, Mechanism Labs
Vanishree Rao
Cryptographer, O(1) Labs
Jill Carlson
Co-Founder, OMI
Lauren Stephanian
Investment Associate, Pantera
Chjango Unchained
Head of Community, Tendermint
Jennifer Smith
Advisor, Honeyminer
Madison Piercy
Data Lead, MakerDAO
Cheryl Sew Hoy
CMO, Tendermint
Jennifer Kim
Founder, Inclusion at Work
Bukky Adebayo
Senior Product Manager, Microsoft
Maria Shen
Investor, Electric Capital
Mikerah Quintyne-Collins
Resident Hermit Genius, Chainsafe
Sheila Warren
Head of Blockchain & DLT,
World Economic Forum
Valentine Wallace
Software Engineer, Lightning Labs
Megan Maloney
Associate, General Catalyst
Silke Elrifai
General Counsel, Gnosis Group
Dahlia Malkhi
VMWare Research
Jenny Pollack
Software Engineer, MetaMask
Dovey Wan
Founding Partner, Primitive Ventures


she256's program for high school students.
Apply before April 25th to be considered for the scholarship!


Learn, meet, and grow

As a she256 scholar, you will meet fellow high school students also interested in blockchain! You will be able to attend panels, technical talks, and workshops that will take you through all aspects of blockchain technology including design, legal, research, development, and more. Apply above and you will hear back from us in early April.

scholar Program

The details

Deadline: April 25th

Requirements: Must be a current high school student.

Program: If accepted as a she256 scholar, you and a guardian will attend the conference for free! On the morning of the conference, you will engage in an exclusive Blockchain Introduction workshop. Afterwards you'll attend the rest of the conference and get to hear from all of our amazing speakers!

Accommodations: Travel expenses will be covered for you and a guardian. If you are located outside of 75 miles of Berkeley, a one-night hotel and round-trip flight will be paid for. If you are within 75 miles, costs of driving/bus/train will be accommodated.

This program welcomes an female-identifying high schoolers. No prior knowledge of blockchain or computer science is needed!
We hope students with all types of interests apply to come learn about blockchain!



If you are interested in sponsoring, email


Join us at UC Berkeley's Haas Chou Hall

Sunday April 28th
8:30am to 6:30pm

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