BBS learners test their blockchain projects on Ethereum to get a developer certificate – Eye Witness News
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Four 2021 Blockchain Business School (BBS) Bahamian participants, ages 13 to their late twenties, are earning their developer certificates to become blockchain developers.
Engaging in an intense 11-week blockchain boot camp offered by the world-renowned ConsenSys Academy exposed this cohort to powerful industry knowledge and practical instruction for testing their projects on Ethereum.
Rhonda McDeigan-Eldridge, Founder and Curator of Harness All Possibilities (HAP) and BBS, was proud of these learners who were among more than 1,400 Global Novices.
Rashan Smith and Jonnell Emmanuel of New Providence are two women under 30 who have been sponsored by E&Y Bahamas. Teenagers Rodgeno Albury, 17, and Phelton Petit, 13, were recommended by mentor Ryan Austin of STEM-focused BYTE Bahamas.
Intergenerational BBS students from around the world included Layla Abdulla, a programmer in Egypt; Kathryn Corkish, high school student from the Cayman Islands; Michael Saunders, a high school student from Turks & Caicos; and Daval Gregory, software engineer in the Cayman Islands.
Weekly live interactive presentations by top blockchain leaders, a Discord (social media) community, and support from champion mentors helped these learners hone their soft and technical skills and expand their knowledge.
More than 40 Blockchain companies provided information on their protocols and opportunities for internships, projects, research, analysts and remote work.
Equivalent to one semester of a science course, the learn2earn experience was facilitated by HAP in partnership with ConsenSys Academy. A strong business, technology, and developer community enabled attendees to learn fundamental Ethereum concepts, key tools, security best practices, and smart contract/dApp development.
“Neither he nor Phelton figured out how to do this just a few months ago. This therefore means that young Bahamians are exposed and working in the emerging field of blockchain development.
In early February 2022, Albury received its Ethereum developer certificate. He is graduating from North Eleuthera High School in 2021 and will continue to practice his skills and seek work in the blockchain space.
Smith also recently earned his Ethereum developer certificate. She has also mentored coding learners and worked on developing the BBS website. She is a cloud native app developer and participated in the 2019 Premier Youth Blockchain Conference & Hackathon held in New Providence.
Emmanuel is an air traffic controller and web developer who became interested in Blockchain in order to be able to develop secure applications.
McDeigan-Eldridge recognized Petit’s curiosity and perseverance as the youngest of the cohort she says is making Bahamas history, and that Albury tapped into some of her soft skills and key skills – in-demand skills. in the 21st Century Workforce and Web3. Additionally, she applauded Smith and Emmanuel, two women in technology, and the other global learners who participated in this cohort.
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