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ConsenSys announces blockchain developer challenge

At the end of the online portion of the course, participants will be flown to Dubai for a final round of on-site finals

Academy aims to be the answer to the global blockchain developer shortage
Academy aims to be the answer to the global blockchain developer shortage

Global blockchain specialist firm ConsenSys has unveiled its ConsenSys Academy and marked it with a new developer challenge.


According to ConsenSys its academy is the 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 decentralised, peer-to-peer systems some of the most prized skills worldwide.


Open to professional and student developers worldwide, the 2017 challenge aims to 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 programme. The programme, held from 1 August through to 8 October, 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.


Individuals completing the challenge receive will not only a ConsenSys-certified graduation certificate, but also be considered as candidates to join ConsenSys team.

Applications for ConsenSys Academy’s 2017 Challenge are open until 1 July 2017. For more information, visit:



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