Blockchain and decentralised application training, advisory and research service provider, B9lab has announced the graduation of the first cohort of its course for developers on the Ethereum Blockchain. Participants have taken part in a nine week, in-depth training course culminating in the programme’s first ever certification. The course has generated interest from developers with more than 100 registered, from 28 countries across six continents. As befits the event, the certification will be available on the Ethereum Blockchain, reinforcing the authenticity of the developers’ credentials.
Participants in the course learn Truffle, Web3 and Solidity – Ethereum’s programming language – but also gain an understanding of the foundations of blockchain technology. B9lab developed the course in response to a growing demand for trained developers from large companies and institutions.
Marco Polci CTO at Digital Identity SA, remarked: “[The course] went beyond my expectations. Not only the development of the smart contract, but all aspects related to the creation of DAPP [decentralised applications].”
Elias Haase, Founder at B9Lab, stated: “We were getting daily requests from potential clients to provide training or find developers for their blockchain projects. We quickly realised the community needed a course that would certify their talents, and that’s what we’re trying to achieve.”
Now on its fourth iteration, the online course is made up of videos, screencasts, exercises and graded midterm and final examinations. Almost 24 hour support is given by the B9lab course team composed of experienced developers, who have been part of the blockchain community from the beginning and witnessed the technology evolve.
Graduate Jef remarked, “The support while on the course was responsive keeping me unblocked on all of my little learning stumbles. Also as the network of DAPP development tools updated through the course the staff kept up with the newest developments including adding it to the course materials.”