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“Learn. Apply. Grow:” Toronto to Host Blockchain Training Conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes by on March 15, 2016 Business, News, Tech
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As blockchain technology continues to hold a leading role in the interest of financial companies and institutions, getting the proper training and understanding more about the technology is advantageous for professionals who want to become involved with either bitcoin or distributed ledgers. 

A Blockchain Training Conference will be held from June 20-21 2016 at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, home to Canada’s FinTech Cluster, an advocate for blockchain technology. Hosted by  the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4) in association with the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada and the Bitcoin Foundation, the conference’s slogan is ‘Learn.Apply.Grow.’

The conference aims to bring essential blockchain-related skills to development, legal, law enforcement, accounting and other professional industries. There are plans for Ethereum sessions too that will teach attendees how to write Dapps.

“Many training sessions will be interactive; attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops and follow along by copying what they see on the projector and running it themselves,” Michael Perklin, President of C4 and a Bitcoin Foundation board member, told BTCMANAGER.

The conference’s program will be divided into two separate sections in order to appeal to a broad spectrum of blockchain enthusiasts, regardless of their expertise. First, the Alliance Track will carry out non-technical training sessions and talks. Second, the DevCore track will targeted those with prior technical expertise. Both sessions of the event are open to all attendees on the same ticket.

Not only will the event be the first 2-day blockchain training event ever, but it will be the first one where attendees can walk away with real certifications in the field, as well as continuing education credits for professional credentials.

– Michael Perklin

Dovetailing off the Bitcoin Foundation’s DevCore events hosted in Boston, London, and San Mateo, the goal of thie Blockchain Training Conference is to train both technical and non-technical professionals in multiple fields. DevCore events, on the other hand, tend to focus solely on training developers,

“MaRS FinTech is thrilled to host this blockchain training opportunity,” said Dinaro Ly, Director, MaRS FinTech. “Toronto is a hotbed for cryptocurrency innovation with dozens of startups and an active community pursuing decentralized technologies.”

In 2014, the Canadian Bitcoin Alliance hosted the highly successful Bitcoin Expo in Toronto.

The conference is still accepting proposals for workshops and speakers until April 15. More information is offered on the event’s website by following the Call for Syllabi link.

Discounts on admission are available to students, members of the Canadian Bitcoin Alliance and Bitcoin Foundation, and Certified Bitcoin Professionals (CBPs). An Early Bird discount is available until May 15th.

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