NEW YORK, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global blockchain specialist firm ConsenSys, the largest blockchain venture studio on the planet, is announcing the launch of its ConsenSys Academy with the 2017 Challenge, a highly selective and immersive experience.
With its smart contract capabilities and Turing complete language, Ethereum is quickly becoming the de facto blockchain of choice for enterprises, governments, and developers of decentralized applications (dApps), in both private, permissioned contexts, and on the public Ethereum world computer. ConsenSys is focused primarily on Ethereum building dApps, developer tools, and enterprise solutions.
Open to professional and student developers worldwide, ConsenSys Academy's 2017 Challenge will help prepare blockchain developers for one of the fastest growing fields in technology, and provide them the opportunity to work full-time on applications that are disrupting industries across the globe with its real-world solutions.
Applicants who pass the Coding Test Screen will be admitted to ConsenSys Academy's all-expenses paid 10-week training program. The program, held from August 1st through October 8th, starts with nine weeks of immersive online courses. The curriculum will give its enrollees access to:
- Hands-on coding experience working on live projects for ConsenSys's leading clients
- Mentorship from thought leaders and foremost experts in the blockchain space
- Collaborative experiences with other blockchain enthusiasts
At the end of the online portion of the course, participants will be flown to Dubai -- quickly becoming a hub for blockchain innovation -- for a final round of on-site finals followed by a graduation ceremony hosted by the Dubai Future Foundation. In Dubai, students will get the exclusive opportunity to work side by side with leading ConsenSys developers on real-life projects.
In March 2017, ConsenSys was appointed by the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) as Blockchain City Advisor. This effort is a key execution of the Dubai Blockchain Strategy 2020 announced in October 2016 by the Dubai Future Foundation and the SDO. Dubai's aim is to be the world's first blockchain powered city and it continues to attract leading experts and talent around the world to help fulfill this goal.
Those who complete the 2017 Challenge receive not only a ConsenSys-certified graduation certificate, but will also be considered as candidates to join ConsenSys' talented and groundbreaking team for immediate hire.
Applications for ConsenSys Academy's 2017 Challenge are open now through July 1st 2017. For more information, please visit: academy.consensys.net.
About ConsenSys Academy
ConsenSys Academy is ConsenSys' answer to the global blockchain developer shortage. The market for blockchain is projected to grow to over 2.3 billion by 2021, and the technology is already in high demand, making smart contracts, encryption, and decentralized, peer-to-peer systems some of the most prized skills worldwide. With intensive programs focused on Ethereum, faculty of globally recognized experts, and extensive network, the highly selective ConsenSys Academy is dedicated to training a generation of blockchain leaders. For more information please visit academy.consensys.net.
ConsenSys is a venture production studio and custom software development consultancy building decentralized applications (DApps), enterprise solutions and developer tools for blockchain ecosystems, focused primarily on Ethereum. Powered by smart contracts and secured through encryption, our applications provide the benefits of transparency, auditability, and immutability that are unique to blockchain-based solutions. For more information please go to https://consensys.net/.
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