FREEPORT, Bahamas, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PO8 and The Caribbean Blockchain Alliance (CBA) recently teamed up to provide 25 aspiring blockchain developers with free training courses and internship opportunities in The Bahamas in preparation to enter a career in the growing billion-dollar industry.
Supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the accelerated program consisted of a 3-month online coding boot camp, final exam and a 48-hour in-person hackathon.
"The blockchain industry is growing rapidly, and competent blockchain developers are in high demand," noted Stefen Deleveaux, founder of CBA. The Caribbean Blockchain Alliance is a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting the use and adoption of blockchain technology in the Caribbean region, through education and advocacy. "One of our goals is to build multiple cohorts of blockchain developers, given we see blockchain technology being the foundation of much of the software infrastructure in the future, and developer education will definitely open up opportunities for high-paying, high-skilled jobs," Deleveaux added.
For those who successfully completed the coursework, PO8 will be offering a 6-month internship program where students will continue to hone their skills in blockchain development and have the opportunity to gain real life work experience in an array of projects ranging from PO8's upcoming reward-based Skullys digital collectibles game, to tokenizing recovered underwater artifacts.
"At our core, PO8 is about creating social and economic impact for the Bahamas and the Caribbean. We believe that begins through education. We salute and align ourselves with the Caribbean Blockchain Alliance for their dedication to making our blockchain space bigger and stronger," said Matthew Arnett CEO of PO8. PO8 was recently awarded the Creative Business Cup award by the IDB at Demand Solutions 2018.
PO8 is a marine archaeology tech company utilizing blockchain technology to excavate underutilized sunken artifacts from ocean floors, generating untapped sources of revenues for funding social programs, creating jobs and jumpstarting local economies.
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SOURCE Pieces of 8 Bahamas Marine Salvage, Ltd.