Tonight I had the pleasure to moderate a panel at the new Blockchain University developer seminar. Panelists included: Tom Ding from Koinify, Ryan Charles from Reddit, Ryan Smith from Chain and Atif Nazir from Block.io. Special thanks to Christian Peel, Zaki Manian, Sri Sriram and Robert Schwentker for organizing it.
The basic idea of Blockchain U is to provide hands-on practical knowledge to not only understand the nuts and bolts of what a blockchain is and how it works, but to be able to build apps in this ecosystem (such as a block explorer, wallets and anything that can plug into an API).
Panel starts around 45:20m
I was also quoted in a CoinDesk article a couple days ago that briefly covered the pre-event planning:
If you’re a software developer, even in the Valley, there are few physical locations you can visit to get hands on practice and feedback in building decentralized applications. Blockchain University is hoping to bridge that chasm, by providing interaction with industry entrepreneurs and developers who are bringing their on-the-ground experiences into an accessible classroom format.