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Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Happy Friday. 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. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Blockchain Stories 2020

Find out what businesses in Asia Pacific are building using Hyperledger projects at this virtual event hosted by the Hyperledger India Chapter on Saturday, May 30, at 10a.m. India Standard Time. 

Register here.

Webinar: Supplier Digital Passport using Trust Your Supplier

Tune in at 10:00a.m. ET on June 3 to hear Gary Storr of Chainyard provide an overview of the Trust Your Supplier network and discuss the business value to the participants. He will also highlight why blockchain and the selected governance approach makes this solution better for all the participants (buyers, suppliers and third party validators).

Register here

Get added details in this newly released case study that covers key steps in developing and rolling out Trust Your Supplier, from concept to PoC to full production deployment.

New Hyperledger Labs project explained

Donald Thibeau of Hedera presented Hedera Hashgraph and the newly submitted Hyperledger Labs project for providing a plugging into Hyperledger Fabric (and Avalon) at a recent meetup. 

See the presentation here.

Hyperledger Tutorials

Explore our collection of resources for using various Hyperledger projects on the Hyperledger Tutorials page.

Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here. (The schedule for mid June is filling up fast so check here if you want to plan ahead.)

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Happy Friday. 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. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Learn for free: Blockchain – Understanding its Uses and Implications

Enroll today to take part in a five week Linux Foundation Training class that covers exactly what blockchain is and its impact and potential for change around the world through use cases in technology, business, and enterprise products and institutions.

Go here to sign up. The class is free. 

Also, a quick reminder that there is currently a 30% discount on all Hyperledger training and certifications from Linux Foundation Training. Use code ANYWHERE30. Offer ends May 31. 

Webinar: Africa Perspectives and Economic Recovery

The Blockchain Research Institute is hosting a webinar exploring blockchain initiatives currently taking place in Africa including ones that aim to speed up and increase economic recovery from COVID-19.

Tune in on May 26 at 11:00 a.m. ET. Register here.

Hyperledger Jobs Board

Ready to start a new job or career in enterprise blockchain? The Hyperledger Jobs Board is a great place to start. See openings from members all around the world. 

Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Happy Friday. 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. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Webinar: Delivering the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Securities Lending Platform 

Hear from Blockchain Technology Partners about the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange’s path to PoC and then forward to production for a securities lending platform built on Hyperledger Sawtooth.

Tune in on May 20 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Register here.

Learn for free: Hyperledger Sawtooth for Application Developers

Enroll today to take part in this 10 week Linux Foundation Training class and learn how to code a Hyperledger Sawtooth sample application.

Go here to sign up. The class is free. Add a Verified Certificate for $169 US. 

Supply Chain Use Cases

The Hyperledger Supply Chain Special Interest Group has a vibrant presentation stream with recordings covering a range of use cases from food trust through trust your supplier all the way to blockchain for transportation.

See the line-up here.

How to Get Involved With Hyperledger

Find out more about how to contribute to the Hyperledger community with this video overview  of all the ways you can dive in and get involved.

Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Happy Friday. 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. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Consensus: Distributed

Consensus: Distributed is the free, virtual version of the annual event by CoinDesk. It runs from May 11 – 15. To join sessions and network, you need to register here. Once you are registered, please plan to stop by the Hyperledger virtual booth to connect with members and staff or to see demos of Hyperledger technologies in action. 

Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf will be speaking at sessions on enterprise blockchain and the World Economic Foundation’s “Presidio Principals” for a decentralized future. There will also be a full hour of content on Hyperledger as part of the Foundations track, a new program at Consensus designed to put the spotlight on thriving blockchain ecosystems. 

Read this post on Where to find Hyperledger at Consensus: Distributed for more details.

90 Minutes to Hyperledger Fabric 

This live session class starts with an overview of Hyperledger and then takes attendees through the Hyperledger Fabric development environment, smart contract development, and Hyperledger use cases, benefits and risks.

The class is offered by O’Reilly and runs from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 15. For more details and pricing, go here.

Virtual Meetups

The weekly Certification Study Circle, hosted by the Hyperledger Sweden Meetup group, presented a talk by Darrell Flewell from Linux Foundation Training on all of the available Hyperledger training and certification resources and how people can prepare to successfully take certification exams. A recording of the session is available here.

As a follow-up, the group has also launched a Certification Study Circle Slack Channel. Feel free to join: https://tinyurl.com/hyperledgerstudycircle. The next Certification Study Circle session is tomorrow at 9:00 UTC.

Additional upcoming virtual meetups include:

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Happy Friday. 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. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Hedera Hashgraph Hackathon, May 1 – June 12

Act fast to get signed up for this online Hackathon aimed at taking decentralized applications  beyond blockchain.

IBM’s Think Digital, May 5-6

Register for free for Think Digital and join online sessions covering how blockchain is introducing new ways of working, managing risk, controlling costs, and maintaining customer satisfaction.

Webinar: End-to-End Pork Meat Traceability with Unilever 

Hear from Scantrust about this live, enterprise production use case built on Hyperledger Sawtooth.

Tune in on May 6 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Register here.

Upcoming Virtual Meetups

Special Meetup event – Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 16:00 UTC / 18:00 CEST: As an extension of its regular Saturday Hyperledger certification study circle, Hyperledger Sweden will host a webinar on “How to Crack Hyperledger Certifications? with Darrell Flewell from Linux Foundation’s Training team

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.

Mark you calendars now for Consensus: Decentralized, a free, virtual version of the annual event by CoinDesk that will run from May 11- 15. We will have more details on enterprise blockchain sessions next week. 

Finally, for a little self-paced learning, check out this line up of guides to deploying open source software in the enterprise by the Linux Foundation.

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Happy Friday. 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. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Open Climate Collabathon

Hosted by the Open Collective Foundation, this year-long collaborative hackathon aimed at the development of an open source and collectively owned global climate accounting system, platform and portal kicked off this week in conjunction with Earth Day. As part of the launch activities, the Collabathon will host break out sessions this weekend, April 25-26, with the 2019 teams to connect and grow existing and new teams. Sessions will be conducted on Discord throughout the different channels. Go here to get involved.

Meeting of Blockchain Minds – Hyperledger’s Behlendorf and ConsenSys’s Lubin on Hyperledger Besu, Ethereum and the Future of Enterprise Blockchain

Hyperledger Besu is an Ethereum client designed to be enterprise friendly for both public and private permissioned networks. In this webinar, Brian Behlendorf and Joe Lubin will provide insights into what that means for the world of blockchain technologies, and why CIOs, CTOs and business leaders need to start thinking more and differently about blockchain. 

Tune in on April 28 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Registration details are here.

Blockchain Research Institute Webinar – Going Cashless: The Digital Dollar in the Face of COVID-19

On Tuesday, April 28, at 1 p.m. EDT,  Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission,  will lead a discussion on “Going Cashless: The Digital Dollar in the Face of COVID-19.” Register here.

Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) Virtual Forum: Soramitsu on Creating a Blockchain-Based Payment System

Join Makoto Takemiya, Co-Founder & CEO Soramitsu, for a presentation on Soramitsu’s Project Bakong, a collaboration with the central bank of Cambodia to create a blockchain-based integrated payment system that incorporates digital identity, payments, and digital assets for the general populous. The innovative payment system is the first use of a blockchain system by a central bank for retail payments and is enabling Cambodia’s largely unbanked population to gain access to the broader financial system.

The session will be held at 9:15 a.m. EDT on April 30. Registration details are here.

Internet Identity Workshop XXX (#30)

This virtual three-day workshop is billed as the time and place to discuss, share your knowledge, work on and learn about anything and everything related to Internet Identity. IIW brings together the largest concentration on the planet of talent dedicated to designing and building identity systems that empower individuals. IIW has been finding, probing and solving identity issues twice every year since 2005 and moves topics, code, and projects downfield with each event.

The Internet Identity Workshop will run from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific time from April 28-30. Tickets range in price from $65-$450. Registration details are here.

Hyperledger Summer Mentorship application deadline extended 

If you are interesting in applying for one of the 18 paid mentorship opportunities in this year’s Hyperledger Summer Mentorship program, you have couple of extra days to make the deadline. The program is open to students anywhere in the world, and mentees can work wherever they are. The new application deadline is April 27.

Upcoming Virtual Meetups

See the full Virtual Meetup schedule here.

And, finally, if you can’t wait to get learning, check out this recording of IntellectEU’s webinar on KUBE: Bank Onboarding Made Easy. Learn how financial institutions are using Intellect EU’s KUBE to share corporate data using the Know Your Customer process.

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Happy Friday. 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. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here using #HLWeekendUpdate.

Webinar: Privacy features of Hyperledger Besu 

Join the @PegaSysEng team at 2:00pm ET on Wednesday, April 22nd, for a free webinar with a discussion and demo of new privacy features of Hyperledger Besu.

Hyperledger Summer Mentorship application deadline 

The Hyperledger Summer Mentorship program has become a valuable on-ramp for college and graduate students looking to gain real world experience and skills in open source development, work closely with technical experts to grow their professional network and enhance their resumes with tangible project contributions.

This year there are 18 paid mentorship opportunities, available to students anywhere in the world to work wherever they are. Get more details here. The application deadline is April 24.

Updates from Linux Foundation Training

For the ninth time, the Linux Foundation is hosting the Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) Scholarship Program to provide opportunities to up-and-coming developers and sysadmins who show promise for helping shape the future of Linux and open source software but do not otherwise have the ability to attend training courses. Details are here.

In addition, the Linux Foundation will continue to offer the 30% off for all bundles, courses and certification exams until April 30. Use the Coupon Code ANYWHERE30.

Upcoming Virtual Meetups

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Happy Friday. 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. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here.

Stop COVID-19 Hackathon

ConsenSys Health has launched the Stop COVID-19 Hackathon with the aim of leveraging blockchain and other emerging technologies to improve data access and veracity for researchers, healthcare experts, and life sciences professionals attempting to better understand and stop COVID-19 and prevent future pandemics. ConsenSys Health is seeking to accelerate the launch of operational technology as part of the fight against COVID-19, and has issued a call for hundreds of healthcare and life sciences leaders worldwide to serve as mentors, lending their industry expertise to Web3.0 technologists as they come together to develop solutions.

As part of the Hackathon, ConsenSys Academy is offering two full weeks of training for free to novice Web 3.0 developers who want to get up to speed quickly to contribute to the hackathon.  Kaleido, an industry leading enterprise blockchain platform, will be available for “Technical Tuesday” and “Walkthrough Wednesday” virtual sessions throughout the Hackathon, and ConsenSys product Infura will also have open hours with engineering every Thursday.

Virtual Meetups

Due to restrictions on gathering in person, Hyperledger meetup organizers have quickly pivoted to run virtual events. We’ve already hosted a number of virtual meetups, such as an event in Sydney that was open to everyone in APAC and an event in Pakistan that was conducted in Urdu.

Next week’s events include:

To see the other upcoming events, visit: Hyperledger Virtual Meetups.

Online Certification Study Circle 

The Hyperledger meetup community of Sweden has organized an online certification study circle program where participants will discuss and mutually agree upon study goals for each week.  

The study circle supports a self-study approach with the help of online course materials available at Hyperledger and MOOCs. Every week, the group will share learning experiences, clear doubts, educate each other and target various Hyperledger certifications.

The group will meet on Saturdays from 16:00 -17:00 CET for four months (as of now).

Weekend Update: This Week’s Round-up of Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

Welcome to April, #HyperledgerIdentity month, and to the second edition of Weekend Update. Our goal with this weekly post is to share quick updates about online education, networking and collaboration opportunities and resources for the enterprise blockchain community. 

If you have suggestions for resources or events that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know here.

Free Blockchain-Based Identity Classes 

Since we will be putting the focus on identity this month, we want to highlight two free classes for those who want to dig deeper into the topic. Offered via EdX, Introduction to Hyperledger Sovereign Identity Blockchain Solutions: Indy, Aries & Ursa and Becoming a Hyperledger Aries Developer (LFS173) will get developers up to speed on Hyperledger tools, libraries, and reusable components for creating and using independent digital identities rooted on blockchains or other distributed ledgers. These courses are also the core curriculum for a new professional certificate program, Developing Blockchain-Based Identity Applications. (Note: the full certification program costs $358.20).

Blockchain Research Institute Webinar: Blockchain and Pandemics 

On Tuesday, April 7, at 1:00pm ET, the Blockchain Research Institute will host a webinar on some of blockchain’s key applications in preventing and mitigating the impacts of global pandemics. It will share the key insights from the BRI’s March 26th roundtable discussion, which brought together over 25 world leaders in health, innovation, manufacturing, and supply chain management. The webinar is open to the public. Register here

Free Access to ACM Digital Library 

To help support research, discovery and learning in this unprecedented time, The Association for Computing Machinery is opening the ACM Digital Library to all. For the next three months, there will be no fees assessed for accessing or downloading work published by ACM. This includes ACM’s journals, proceedings and magazines. 

Hyperledger Global Forum videos

Don’t forget that you can view all of the sessions from Hyperledger Global Forum 2020 here as well. 

Weekend Update: A Weekly Look at Remote Blockchain Learning Resources

By Blog, Weekend Update

With so many people turning to technology for education, entertainment and career building right now, we will be sharing some quick pointers to online blockchain training, certification and networking resources every Friday afternoon. This week, we start close to home with the line-up of online Hyperledger training and certifications from the Linux Foundation. As an added bonus, these classes are all 30% off for anyone who signs up before April 7 (extended to April 30th). Check out the list below! 

Training

Hyperledger Fabric Administration (LFS272)

Learn how to manage, implement and operate on a daily basis within the Hyperledger Fabric network.

Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals (LFD271)

The Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals course will introduce the fundamental concepts of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The course will then cover the core architecture and components of Hyperledger Fabric. 

Hyperledger Sawtooth Administration (LFS273)

This course is designed for developers and network administrators looking to further their blockchain comprehension on how to properly interact with a Hyperledger Sawtooth Blockchain and its related components.

Certifications

Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator (CHSA)

The Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator (CHSA) will be able to effectively build a secure Hyperledger Sawtooth network for commercial deployment, including the ability to install, configure, operate, manage, and troubleshoot the nodes on that network.

Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator (CHFA)

The purpose of the Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator (CHFA) certification is to provide assurance that CHFAs can effectively build a secure Hyperledger Fabric network for commercial deployment. 

Certified Hyperledger Fabric Developer (CHFD)

The Certified Hyperledger Fabric Developer (CHFD) should demonstrate the knowledge to develop and maintain client applications and smart contracts using the latest Fabric programming model.

All of the courses and exams are delivered remotely, so you can take them from anywhere with an internet connection. Again, the Linux Foundation is offering 30% off ALL courses and certification exams purchased through April 7 by using code ANYWHERE30 at checkout. 

If you do sign up, we’d love to hear about it. If you have suggestions for other resources that we should spotlight in a future Weekend Update, let us know that as well. 

Happy learning!