Tezos Foundation, Kingsland School Partner For Blockchain Developer Education

Announcements, Blockchain, Education | November 11, 2018 By:

Kingsland School of Blockchain is partnering with the Tezos Foundation to create a course for development on that platform.

The Tezos Foundation recently announced a grants program to support the training of 1,000 Tezos-focused developers. Kingsland will partner with the Tezos Foundation to realize its training and industry growth goals.

“The Tezos Foundation is truly committed to growing the ecosystem to support a more equitable and exciting global future,” said John Souza, CEO and Founder of Kingsland University School of Blockchain. “The Kingsland-Tezos partnership highlights the importance of industry-aligned training curricula and addresses the critical shortage of developers in the space. Working together we will ensure a future for blockchain and create thousands of career opportunities for developers around the world.”

As a part of the partnership, Kingsland will collaborate with developers that worked on the Tezos mainnet to develop and update a Tezos-focused blockchain developer curriculum. This curriculum specialization will also be integrated into Kingsland’s world-leading blockchain engineering programs.

“Kingsland has a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality, work-ready blockchain development programs and we’re excited to work with them to support the long-term success of the Tezos ecosystem,” said Ryan Jesperson, President of the Tezos Foundation. “We believe that the new wave of 1,000 developers that are being trained in 2019 will help Tezos’ robust ecosystem continue to grow and gain adoption.”

The partnership will see a series of global events, hackathons, project incubation, and courses rolled out in financial centres around the world in 2019. Scholarships provided by the Tezos Foundation will enable morestudents to access the world’s first accredited blockchain curriculum with Tezos specialization.

Kingsland will also support recruiting students into the Tezos curriculum specialization and place them into jobs that support the overall growth of the Tezos protocol and ecosystem.

Tezos-focused blockchain engineering courses will launch in 2019. Developers interested in starting their Tezos blockchain career should register for program updates.

Tezos is a liquid proof-of-stake blockchain protocol, allowing all token holders to participate in securing the ledger. Tezos is self-amending, meaning stakeholders can vote to upgrade the protocol to keep apace of the latest innovations. The protocol is written in OCaml. The network entered mainnet in September 2018.