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1
Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications

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2
Introduction to Hyperledger Blockchain Technologies

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Program overview

Blockchain is a powerful distributed-ledger technology that is poised to revolutionize the way entire industries do business from supply chain tracking to real-estate transaction processing and everything in between. With that potential there is a lot of hype to contend with. This program will teach business professionals what blockchain is, possible use cases and applications to help them better understand blockchain landscape and how they might leverage this technology in their own industry.

Skills in blockchain are being reported as the top job-skill in demand. This program would provide a great first step in verifying candidates have fundamental understanding of blockchain technologies.

What you will learn

  • Describe Business Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies to audiences with varying experience
  • Blockchain impact and potential for change around the world
  • Demonstrate some of the immediate blockchain use cases in technology, business, and enterprise products and institutions
  • Gain familiarity with current Hyperledger projects and cross-industry use cases

Program Class List

1
Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications

Course Details
Many roles in a variety of industries require blockchain technology skills to increase efficiency and solve business problems associated with data privacy, security, information sharing, and inclusion. Enhance your employability or excel in your current role while learning about these game-changing technologies.

2
Introduction to Hyperledger Blockchain Technologies

Course Details
A primer to blockchain, distributed ledgers and Hyperledger technologies.

Meet Your Instructors

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.

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.

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.

Elliott Callender

Founder & CEO at Nodeunlock
Elliott founded Nodeunlock after becoming besotted by the potential for blockchain technology to change lives immeasurably. He has spent over a decade in the financial services world, simplifying investing with large financial institutions, consulting for Wealth Management & FinTech firms and running accelerated learning programs. Elliott is now on a mission to make understanding blockchain as simple, hands-on, fun and engaging as possible.

Dylan Davis

Knowledge Sharer at Nodeunlock
Dylan is a man of few words, but many questions… He works within the space of innovation and strategy for large financial institutions, with the goal of making them a little faster/interesting. Over time, Dylan has embedded himself into the blockchain community as a thought leader, speaker, facilitator, moderator, and all around entertainer.

Ernesto Lee

CTO at Blockchain Training Alliance
Ernesto is CTO of Blockchain Training Alliance. He has extensive knowledge in developing content and providing training in Blockchain. His skills include building Hyperledger Chaincode for developer courses and building Solidity-based Smart Contracts for Ethereum networks. Ernesto also has 20 years of extensive experience with various aspects of computer programming, analysis, development, implementation, testing, maintenance, and support. Extensive experience with client/server architectures, data communication, GUI applications design and development in Java on WebLogic Server, WebCenter Portal, Apache Spark, Apache Hive and Apache HBase.

Kris Bennett

Senior Instructor at Blockchain Training Alliance
Kris is a Senior Instructor at Blockchain Training Alliance. He has delivered Blockchain training worldwide, bringing this emerging technology to different markets. Kris has developed high quality course content ensuring the instructional material is comprehensive and relatable to real-world solutions. His skills include developing an Architecture training course and contributing his expertise to a certification exam. Kris also has a 20-year background in custom software design, delivery, and consulting.

Rosa Santos

Director of Education at Blockchain Training Alliance
Rosa is the Director of Education at Blockchain Training Alliance. She serves as a primary resource on all Blockchain training and education for the company. Rosa manages and integrates the educational team’s efforts to provide high quality education standards. This is essentially done by implementing, developing and maintaining the full cycle of all training and education materials and learning platforms. Rosa also has a 10-year background in Journalism.

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.

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.

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.
780

Duration

7 months

Learning Partner

Linux Foundation

Program

Blockchain for Business

Program Type

Professional Certificate

Subject

Computer Science
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