Introduction to Hyperledger Blockchain Technologies

Course 2 of 2: Professional Certificate in Blockchain for Business 14 Weeks 3 - 4 hours per week
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About this course

Discover the power of business blockchains and distributed ledger technologies with an overview of Hyperledger and its key frameworks. All over the global market there are ledgers that organizations and individuals alike must trust. Blockchain technologies record promises, trades, transactions or simply items we never want to disappear, allowing everyone in an ecosystem to keep a copy of the common system of record.

This introductory course is carefully curated for nontechnical, business-oriented audiences. It examines blockchains for the enterprise and a number of pertinent use cases from Hyperledger, a global cross-industry community of communities hosted by The Linux Foundation and advancing business blockchain technologies. Hyperledger is incubating and promoting enterprise grade, open source business blockchain software, on top of which anyone can set up apps to meet cross-industry needs.

The course covers key features of blockchain technologies and the differentiators between various types of Hyperledger projects. We’ll start with ‘what is blockchain’ and open the discussion to identifying suitable blockchain use cases for your business requirements. We will then take a deeper dive into the enterprise-ready Hyperledger blockchain frameworks and tools.

Students will gain an understanding of how blockchains work and how they can create value for their business through cost-savings and efficiencies, in terms of speed and simplicity. They will view how information is generated, stored, and shared in various blockchains, as well as gain tools to evaluate whether or not a blockchain solution would be suitable for their particular business case.

Industries today are using blockchain technologies to increase efficiency and solve business problems associated with data privacy, security, information sharing, and inclusion. Be on the cutting edge; learn about these innovative technologies and bring unique value to your business.

What you’ll learn

  • Describe Business Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Gain familiarity with current Hyperledger projects and cross-industry use cases
  • Become involved in and contribute to the open source Hyperledger projects

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Meet Your Instructors

Alexandra Groetsema

Developer & Project Manager at DLT.Education at DLT.Education Alexandra is a developer and project manager at DLT.Education, as well as a lead developer and co-founder at RiskBazaar. As a developer with a background in biology, she has worked at various tech companies in the Bay area. Additionally, she attended Blockchain University as a Women in Tech Diversity scholar. She received her B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley in 2014.

Arianna Groetsema

Developer at DLT.Education at DLT.Education Arianna has a background in web and mobile development and is currently transitioning into the crypto space. Arianna was one of the winners in Blockchain University's 2015 Hackathon. She is a Women in Tech Diversity scholar and collaborator with Blockchain University. Arianna is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Computational Mathematics at UCLA.

Navroop Sahdev

FinTech and Blockchain Entrepreneur Economist by training, Navroop is currently building a FinTech company that seeks to leverage blockchain technology. She is a Research Associate at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies at University College London and the Centre d'économie de l'Université Paris Nord (CEPN); she is also a United Nations Youth Delegate for 2017. Previously, she has worked at Harvard University, UN Environment Programme and University of the Fraser Valley. Navroop holds three masters in IP Management, Economics of Innovation, and Applied Economics. Her research interests are focused on Distributed Ledger Technologies, Game Theory, Networks Theory and Complex Systems Science.

Nathalie Salami

Blockchain Attorney - Fintech Portfolio Nathalie is a licensed California attorney working with blockchain regulatory and compliance issues. Nathalie is dedicated to the advancement of the blockchain industry. She received her B.A. from UC Berkeley in 2004 and J.D. from UCLA in 2009. Currently, Nathalie works as an attorney at Fintech Portfolio.

Robert Schwentker

President of DLT.Education Robert is President of DLT.Education and Founding President of Blockchain University. He specializes in high tech education focused on Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies. With over 25 years in Fintech education and innovation, he has delivered courses, lectures, hackathons and projects throughout the US, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, India, Singapore and Japan. Previously, he led developer and startup programs at PayPal and American Express. Robert holds 30+ IBM Certifications as Developer, Administrator & Instructor.

Stephen Curran

Technical Architect and Biz/Tech Line Walker at Cloud Compass Computing, Inc. Stephen Curran is a veteran in Software Development and DevOps who dove full on into the Hyperledger Indy world in 2017. Working with the British Columbia (BC) Government, Stephen has helped define, build and launch the Verifiable Organizations Network (VON) - a production instance of Hyperledger Indy that makes public information about Organizations (Incorporations, etc.) in BC available in the form of Verifiable Credentials. Stephen is a regular presenter in the Hyperledger Indy community, facilitating discussions and driving interoperability. Stephen has presented on Blockchain and the Hyperledger Indy project at a number of events. Stephen is a member of the Sovrin Foundation Technical Governance Board.

Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky

CTO and Chief Data Scientist at AID:Tech Sasha is CTO and Chief Data Scientist at AID:Tech. Sasha uses his technical and analytical skills to develop Blockchain solutions that can be easily deployed on the cloud using Kubernetes and Helm. Originally, Sasha used to be a Cognitive Neuroscientist at Cambridge, and has won international awards for science and technology communication.

Nicola Paoli

Lead Blockchain Developer at AID:Tech Nicola is the Lead Blockchain Developer at AID:Tech. With experience in enterprise software development, education and open-data visualization, he is now focusing on developing business blockchain solutions using Hyperledger. Nicola has submitted multiple improvements to the Hyperledger Composer codebase, notably a feature enabling the use of an API-key to access the REST server.

Flavia Cioanca

Instructional Design Manager at The Linux Foundation Flavia Cioanca is an Instructional Design Manager at The Linux Foundation. In her role, she leads elearning projects on open source technologies advanced by the Foundation and its collaborative projects, designing engaging, hands-on learning experiences that cater to a wide variety of audiences. She has extensive expertise in training, online course development, and learning management systems. She received a Master of Arts in Human Resource Development from Northeastern Illinois University.
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Duration

14 weeks

Experience Level

Introductory

Learning Partner

Linux Foundation

Program Type

Professional Certificate

Subject

Business & Management IT
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