Blockchain Training Opportunities – Part 1 | Blocktribe

Blockchain Training Opportunities – Part 1 | Blocktribe

As I spoke about in our previous blog post, people who want to work in the blockchain sector would be wise to think seriously about taking a course that specialises in the tools and languages that are most prevalent in the community.

Having something like this in your back pocket can set you apart from the rest of the pack and it will equip you with the skills you need to work in this ever evolving field.

The below list covers all skills levels, so there is something for everyone.

Now without further ado let's begin...

1. B9lab

Skill Level: Intermediate

What? A 9-week course that teaches software engineers the basics of blockchain technology as well as languages and tools required to build decentralised applications on the Ethereum platform. They estimate that it takes between 4-6 hours per week.

Where? Online course

How much? €995

Requirements: Basic object-oriented programming experience. Basic understanding of JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

2. Microexpert

Skill Level: Beginner

What? A one day workshop that covers what blockchain is and how it works. Topics include an explanation of how transactions work, current applications (Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum) and an exploration of regulatory issues.

Where? London

How much? £495

Requirements: It is not necessary to have any technical or previous knowledge of the Blockchain or Bitcoin.


3. Blockchain Training – Discovering Blockchain / Developing Blockchain

Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate

What? Taught by Stephan, the former CCO for Ethereum, this one-day course covers blockchains, their history, inner workings, use cases and current limitations. They also offer another course which focuses on the developer aspects. Here you will learn how to design, write, test and deploy a live decentralised application.

Where? London

How much? £699 / £799

Requirements: Both courses are intended for an audience new to blockchain, but for the Developer course they recommend participants have an existing skillset in writing code in a high level language such as C++, Java or Javascript.


4.  The Institute for Financial Markets

Skill Level: Beginner

What? A one-day program for anyone interested in learning about digital currency and/or contemplating its role in the derivatives market. Topics include; how Bitcoin got started, advantages to digital currencies, explore how derivatives are used and the future of virtual currencies.

Where? Available in London, New York, Chicago and Washington DC

How much? Prices start at $625

Requirements: Basic understanding of digital currency and the derivatives market.


5.  Blockchain University

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

What? They aren't running any courses at the moment, but in the past they have offered an 8-week course and an accelerated one week intensive course recently. Both provided an overview and in-depth exploration of the emerging field of distributed digital assets using blockchain distributed ledger technologies. They also regularly hold hackathons and blockchain social events.

Where? California

How much? No prices available at the moment

Requirements: Suitable for developers, manager and entrepreneurs.


Please note: Although every care has been taken to research these companies, we urge you to do your own enquiries before investing money in any company.


Want more? Follow us on Twitter @BlockchainTribe