Blockchain Education

Blockchain Education is Addressed by Several Universities

Blockchain Education

The blockchain job description was created with the assistance of two Fortune 100 CIOs.

Blockchain Education now is addressed by a number of universities. They understand that it is a hot evolving technology.  Salaries for developers can reach $180,000.  Late last year there were over 12,000 open positions – that was 4 times the number of open positions at the same time in the prior year.

Course address cyber currency (Bitcoin) and business scale blockchain networks.  Some of the universities include:

  • Stanford University has a course called “Bitcoin Engineering”
  • UC Berkeley scheduled a two-course series which attracted 7,400 students before it was closed out. The topics were cryptocurrencies and business-scale blockchain networks.
  • MIT has two Instructors teaching Applied Blockchain.

Many other universities are addressing this area as well. It’s still very early in the game, so there is going to be that market for the hotshot blockchain technologist who will build systems and can hop from company to company and make a ton of money. But, if the promise comes through on the potential, there will be a lot of work in this space for many years, even a decade or more. This will be entrenched and deeply connected into the enterprise. It will be making money. It will be a core piece of the infrastructure.

Role of the Blockchain developer

The job description documents over 25 specific accountabilities for an individual in this role. Below are some of them:

  1. Design groundbreaking software products with an eye toward compliance.
  2. The subject-matter expert (SME) for the Blockchain applications including a knowledge of the top partners that make up our Blockchain segment globally.
  3. Own the execution of the strategic plan for each market segment, which includes aligning with partner development managers who manage our top technology and consulting partners focused on Blockchain, maximizing influenced revenue driven with and through partners
  4. Working with partner development managers, build C-level relationships with our top partners and generate interest in new programs focused on DevOps/Tools
  5. Represent the partner strategy for Blockchain to our internal and external stakeholders including the  sales teams as well as media coverage and industry events focused on the Blockchain segment

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M. Victor Janulaitis is the founder and CEO of Janco Associates. His focus and that of the firm is the management and support of IT professionals improving infrastructure. His expertise is in organizational infrastructure, security, cost control, disaster recovery business continuity; information privacy; and staff development.

3 thoughts on “Blockchain Education

  1. Professor Wilson

    At our university, we are finding that there is great interest in blockchain and what it is. The issue that we have very few in the Computer Science staff have an adequate understanding. The only individuals that we have found who know anything about it are working in the field. The cost of bringing them on board is prohibitive.

    What we have done is “invited” some IT pros who are working on blockchain and bitcoin applications to be guest lecturers. This has worked some, but we are not far enough along at this time to do what Stanford, MIT, and UC Berkley to have a formal credited course on the topic.

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  2. Professor Wilson

    Being an academic, one of the things I do is give talks. I get to see the reaction from audiences depending on the topic I choose. I’ve been blown away by blockchain. In India for example, in Bangalore server months ago, I spoke about educational transformation and disruption. I’d say 90% of the auditorium’s capacity was full.

    Also, I get to talk to a lot of companies from around the world. Blockchain is the foremost thought of most companies: how do we leverage this? Infrastructure companies, power companies, obviously FinTech, oil companies – across the board. This is one of the first things they want to know among a handful of technologies: they want to know about cloud, they want to know about IoT, they want to know about cybersecurity and they want to know about blockchain.

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  3. Victor Janulaitis Post author

    I agree, as individuals working on blockchain and bitcoin applications are extremely busy and do not have enough time or desire to teach. The real challenge is to get Computer Science departments involved with enterprises developing or have in place, application with blockchain architecture using electronic coins.

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