Welcome to the Weekend Update. Our goal with this weekly post is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the open source enterprise blockchain community.
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Hyperledger In-Depth: An hour with Alastria
Alastria is a non-profit association that promotes the digital economy through the development of decentralised ledger technologies/blockchain. Join Jesus Ruiz, CTO of the Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem, to hear about Alastria’s mission to promote the digital economy and how the Hyperledger community is involved. The session will include an overview of Alastria and the work the consortium has been doing since 2018 as well as the benefits of using the Alastria networks. Expect to learn about production use cases and how you can get involved. There will also be an overview of Alastria’s platform agnostic approach, and specifically Network-B (Hyperledger Besu released Feb 2020) and Network-H (Hyperledger Fabric release March 2019), which are available to Alastria members.
Tune on Wednesday, May 5, at 9:00 AM PDT. For more information and to register, go here.
Hyperledger Summer Mentorship Program Application Deadline – May 9
The Hyperledger Summer Mentorship program is back with more opportunities than ever for hand-on skills building and experience in developing leading-edge open source blockchain technologies. These paid mentorship opportunities are open to participants from anywhere in the world.
For the first time, mentees from any career stage are invited to apply for any of the 22 planned projects. New developers who may otherwise lack the opportunity to gain exposure to open source development and the next generation of student developers in the Hyperledger community are encouraged to apply.
Applications are due May 9. Get the details for applying here.
Call to Action: Help Shape Blockchain Training and Education
Besu Certification input needed
The Linux Foundation and Hyperledger are planning a Hyperledger Besu certification program and need your help.
To develop a successful, technology-based certification exam, it is important to understand the level of community support that exists for such a certification. For example, how important is the technology to the relevant job market? Would such a certification be valuable to showcase practitioner skills to help them get hired? Would a certification be trusted by employers evaluating skills of job applicants?
To sign up to take this survey, go here.
Blockchain talent demand and gaps research
The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) has also launched a survey aimed to help the industry understand the demand for talent and the gaps in Blockchain Education. The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and in return you will get free access to the final report along with free access to BEN’s pool of future talent for hire.
To take this survey, go here.
Case Study: How BondEvalue launched the world’s first fractional bond exchange with Hyperledger Sawtooth
Learn more about how BondEvalue used Hyperledger Sawtooth to make bonds faster, more accessible, and more technologically advanced in this new case study.
- Monday, May 3, at 6:00 UTC / 11:30 IST: Hyperledger India Chapter hosts “Women in Blockchain – Season 2”
- Friday, May 7, at 16:00 UTC / 12:00 EDT: Hyperledger Washington DC hosts “How Hyperledger Powers the IBM Digital Health Pass”
See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.