Blockstrap Launches Blockchain Workshop Series for Beginners

Yessi Bello Perez
Jun 19, 2015 at 11:28 UTC
Updated Jun 22, 2015 at 16:09 UTC

Blockchain toolkit Blockstrap is launching a series of developer workshops to make the technology more accessible for beginners.

The Neuroware company, which offers an open-source API, will begin its educational outreach tour across six countries next week.

Johnny Mayo, co-founder of Blockstrap, told CoinDesk:

“The goal is to introduce and encourage adoption of the technology to not just developers, but students, startups, and anyone else from across the continent who just wants to understand how it all works.”

The first session will take place in Istanbul, followed by Amsterdam, Barcelona, Prague, Berlin and London. While attendees in the Turkish city will be subject to a small entrance fee, the remaining sessions are free-of-charge. All of the sessions are sponsored by Coinsilium‘s accelerator program Block Chain Space.

‘Steep learning curve’

Many developers are interested in both bitcoin and the blockchain, Mayo said, but lack the expertise to experiment with their own projects.

“For developers there’s a lot to take in and it’s still a pretty steep learning curve, so a day of structured learning is really valuable.”

Blockchain technology, he said, is nothing short of revolutionary but it is still in its early, nascent stage. “There’s a lot of work that needs to be done on introducing people to how the technology works and what they can do with it.”

The majority of the workshops are free because the sole purpose of Blockstrap is to get developers on the blockchain, which, he added, would also indirectly benefit the company.

Workshop image via Shutterstock.

Course attendees will receive a 50% discount on CoinDesk’s comprehensive, 55-page ‘Cryptocurrency 2.0 report‘, which provides an in-depth look at the ever-expanding world of blockchain technology.