A Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator will host a bitcoin job exposition for those seeking employment in the cryptocurrency industry.
The Bitcoin Job Fair will take place on 3rd May at the Plug and Play Technology Center in Sunnyvale, California, from 1pm-5pm (PST).
Scott Robinson, who leads bitcoin efforts at Plug and Play, told CoinDesk:
Robinson says that he expects over 250 job seekers to come talk with the major employers mentioned above, as well as smaller bitcoin startups that operate in Silicon Valley:
The employers at the fair will look for talent that can bring engineering and development expertise.
Important skills, according to Robinson, include an understanding of the bitcoin protocol, the bitcoin client, and of the measures needed to secure people's cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin companies want to become next-generation mainstream technology businesses embracing the new financial paradigm. People already working at established technology companies will be attractive to employers at the job fair.
About Plug and Play
head of security Andreas Antonopoulos is also expected to briefly speak to attendees of the fair around 3pm.
Robinson believes that the event could be one of the largest gatherings of global job talent in the cryptocurrency currency industry to date. He said:
Startup accelerators, software development expertise and venture capital investment is making Silicon Valley one of the epicenters for bitcoin companies. This job fair is validation of that, Robinson said:
Registration for the Bitcoin Job Fair is open and available for free for those interested in attending.
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