Summer program for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies at UBC

The partners at Blockchain@UBC are pleased to offer a second UBC Summer Open Source Blockchain Knowledge Building Initiative on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies. iSchool Professors Victoria Lemieux and Luciana Duranti are part of the Blockchain research at UBC, with Lemieux leading the cluster.

The summer program is aimed at upper undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline who are interested in specialized training in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs). It is open to all UBC students, but students from other universities and industry partners may also apply.

The program will cover blockchain architecture, privacy, security and trust and Bitcoin/blockchains/DLTs, emerging international standards and use cases, technical knowledge on the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Hyperledger blockchain/DLTs, and understanding of blockchain and DLTs in social, economic, legal and political context.

Training sessions will run from May 14 to 25, culminating in a two-day “blockathon” on May 26 and 27. Training will include a mix of in-class presentations, seminar discussions, hands-on lab work, and individual and team-based design and coding.

For more information or to apply, visit the Blockchain@UBC website.

Deadline for applications is April 12, 2018.

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