Today, the Bitcoin Foundation announced DevCore Boston, the first in a series of roundtables for developers looking to enhance their technical skills to support the future development of the Bitcoin Core.
In a press release sent to CoinReport, the Foundation said Boston-based Circle Internet Financial, led by Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville, is the Title Sponsor for DevCore Boston. CoinDesk and law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman are supporting sponsors, and media partners include InsideBitcoins News, the College Cryptocurrency Network, and MIT Bitcoin.
Taking place at Boston’s District Hall on February 11, the one-day roundtable will open with a keynote address by Gavin Andresen, Bitcoin Foundation’s chief scientist, and include a feature presentation by Allaire and Neville.
“Just like the Internet, Bitcoin’s ongoing maturity toward massive mainstream volume depends on attracting more people to code, test, debate, and generally innovate in its open meritocracy,” said Neville in the press release. “But it’s a daunting project to enter. These roundtables help developers cross that threshold.”
Andresen said in the release:
“The biggest challenge for Bitcoin startups right now is finding technical talent who understands the block chain technology. Whatever your skill level or interest, this event will give you a solid grounding in Bitcoin Core and how you can contribute.”
The DevCore roundtable program includes a “Quick Hacks” workshop; training and certification; panel discussions with leading technical experts; a comprehensive Q&A session with Bitcoin Core developers; consulting session with law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; and networking opportunities. The Bitcoin Foundation said that delegates, whether they are recent graduates to advanced C++ programmers, Bitcoin newbies to Bitcoin veterans, will be better equipped to further Bitcoin Core development.
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