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First Ethereum Developers Certified on the Blockchain

November 1, 2016

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B9lab today announced its first graduates of the Ethereum Developers Course are now registered on the Ethereum blockchain. "We're preparing participants to go straight into building DApps for some of the most demanding clients in the world," says Elias Haase (Founder B9lab) "the course certificate is a signal of the highest achievement in the field and this also now can be checked via our blockchain certification center." Those who passed will have their certificates verified on the Ethereum Platform and the possibility to add them to LinkedIn.

B9lab created the nine-week course in response to requests for developers from a wide range of companies, governments and institutions.  "We feel comfortable placing any of our successful graduates with clients that we've built trust and had relationships with for many years," commented Damien Ducourty (Founder, B9lab). The certificates are verified through the Ethereum Network, showcasing one of the current successful uses of the technology.  The certificates have been integrated into LinkedIn and anyone can click through to see the unique B9lab verification and certification.  

Conducted online, the course teaches software engineers the basics of blockchain technology as well as languages and tools required to build decentralised applications on the Ethereum platform. The core focus is on the programming language Solidity, how to use web3 and the Truffle framework and lastly, how to tie everything together. Step by step, participants build a fully functioning decentralised application, deploy it and test it.

The pass mark is fairly high and requires an average of 80% or more on both coursework and examinations. Support is provided real time by course directors, who have been part of the blockchain community from the beginning and witnessed the technology evolve.  There are also opportunities for collaboration and information exchange through multiple communication channels. Jef, (a graduate) remarked, "The support while on the course was responsive keeping me unblocked on all of my little learning stumbles. Also as the network of DAPP development tools updated through the course the staff kept up with the newest developments including adding it to the course materials."

B9lab company information:  B9lab provides training, advisory and research services on blockchain and decentralised applications.  Founded in 2014, the company aims to demystify the field by providing a range of training courses to prepare stakeholders for the changing technology and certify developers to aid that change.  Equally, they help companies, governments and institutions determine the best technological fit for their projects.

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