ConsenSys is a project development product that builds decentralized applications (DApps) and other useful tools for blockchain applications. The venture is biased towards the Ethereum blockchain, as it is the blockchain that was built for DApps. The development team consists of over 800 software experts and entrepreneurs who are dedicated and willing to actively contribute in the blockchain revolution.
Undoubtedly, the blockchain revolution is inevitable. Despite this, there is still a need to educate the masses on this mazing discovery. Hence, ConsenSys focuses on sharing this knowledge in order to fast-track the adoption of blockchain technology. As of now, the project has trained over 100 individuals from over 90 countries worldwide. To further spread this acumen, the company is planning to establish programs outside the US. The first beneficiary of this outreach program will be India, mainly because of sentiment as well as the abundance of technological talent in the country.
The ConsenSys India Developer Program will take place from 9th June to 15th July, 2018 in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. During this period, the chosen cohort will undergo an intensive programming tutelage program carried out over the weekends. After this period elapses, the students will be subjected to a 2-day hack-a-thon event, where they will be required to create project as per the curriculum they underwent.
Additionally, the students will have a chance to meet renowned personalities within the Ethereum blockchain. The course instructors will include both initial developers of the Ethereum blockchain and creators of fundamental Ethereum-based applications such as uPort, Truffle and MetaMask. The course will culminate with a graduation ceremony, where students will get a certificate of merit. Also, excellent performers will get a chance to join the local ConsenSys development team.
ConsenSys India Developer Key Dates
April 16th, 2018 – commencement of the application process.
April 30th, 2018 – end of the application window.
May 15th, 2018 – successful applicants receive their notification of acceptance.
June 4th, 2018 – deadline for payment of course fees.
June 9th, 2018 – the beginning of the course.
July 13th, 2018 – hack-a-thon event starts.
July 15th, 2018 – graduation ceremony.
The selected applicants will be expected to report to the training camp every Friday evening, after which they will interact with instructors and colleagues over dinner. Classes will take place from 10pm through to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, with a 1 hour lunch break at 1pm. After the Sunday class, students will be free to leave the training camp, albeit with a little homework.
Usually, the whole program warrants a fee worth $3,000. However, ConsenSys will charge $2,100, giving a discount of a whopping $900. Moreover, the local government of Andhra Pradesh will make loans worth up to $1,500 available to needy students. The icing on the cake is the reimbursement of $600 when a student successfully completes the course and graduates.
Applying for this program follows in the step of an archetypal job application, with the only exception being a mandatory ‘hackerank’ test. After submitting the cover letter and resume on the website, prospective students are required to do the test, which assesses the extent of their knowledge with regard to blockchain technology.