Announcing the Devcon Scholars Program


The Devcon Scholars Program is an Ethereum Basis initiative designed to supply a chance for Ethereum ecosystem-members from underserved communities, distinctive circumstances, or growing areas to attend the largest annual gathering in the Ethereum ecosystem.

Now in its second yr, the Devcon Scholars Program gives full scholarships to many round the world to study, join, and develop with others in the blockchain house, culminating in an expertise to attend Devcon 5 in Osaka.

In collaboration with ecosystem leaders together with UNICEF Innovation, ConsenSys and Bounties Community, the Ethereum Basis chosen 50+ students from round the world to take part in the program. The chosen students signify numerous walks of life, in addition to wide-ranging ranges of blockchain information. Their ability units embody design, software program engineering, academia, coverage expertise and far more. Recipients are supplied journey and convention lodging, unique programming, skilled networking alternatives and particular person steerage from a bunch of fantastic volunteers. Scholars are invited to publish articles on the transformative potential of blockchain know-how and in a while their experiences at the convention. We hope that every Devcon Scholar finds a house in the Ethereum neighborhood and that the alternative to attend Devcon helps to jumpstart a future profession on this dynamic ecosystem.

Demographics of 2019 Cohort

We imagine that working to extend variety in our neighborhood is an funding in the way forward for Ethereum. The Devcon Scholars Program goals to advertise variety and inclusion inside our burgeoning trade and to democratize entry to Ethereum training.

The 2019 Devcon Scholars cohort represents people from 15 completely different international locations together with Afghanistan, Argentina, Egypt, Nigeria, Sweden and Syria amongst others. The demographic breakdown of the cohort is as follows:

  • 50% of Scholars self-identify as blockchain freshmen, with the different 50% figuring out as intermediate or consultants in Ethereum know-how.

  • Roughly 80% of Scholars are between the ages of 18 and 34 years previous, and a majority of Scholars are feminine.

  • The Scholar cohort identifies as 18% Hispanic or Latino, 22% Asian/Pacific Islander, 27% Black or African American, 9% White, with 24% figuring out as multi-ethnic.

The Devcon Scholars Program is supported partially by beneficiant contributions from many organizations together with:

ConsenSys: $30,000 in academic programming and certification alternatives supplied by ConsenSys Academy

UNICEF Innovation: UNICEF’s Boost (BST) Token is getting used on the Bounties Network to show blockchain ideas and encourage multinational engagement and to deliver new voices to the ecosystem. There have been over 140 bounty submissions in July 2019 alone.

Bounties Community: Developed the bespoke ETHScholars atmosphere and is funding the gasoline charges for all Scholars’ transactions all through the program.

In the coming weeks, the Ethereum Basis will acknowledge a variety of Scholarship Supporters as we unveil this yr’s Devcon Sponsors.

Lastly, following Devcon, Bounties Community will launch Devcon Scholar Videos to highlight their experiences in Osaka.

For extra data on the Devcon Scholars Program, try the Ethereum Devcon Scholars Medium, which might be authored by the Scholars themselves and managed by program companions.

Please be a part of us in congratulating this yr’s class of Devcon Scholars. We stay up for assembly everybody in Osaka!

P.s. – As talked about in our final Devcon weblog, we’re working two on-chain ticket distribution mechanisms this yr, with any proceeds to benefiting the Devcon Scholars Program. These might be on a comparatively small scale since we’re attempting out this method for the first time, however might broaden in years to come back. The primary is on chain public sale that may make use of a small price as a Sybil resistance measure, and it’ll start two days following this put up and final for 48 hours. Keep tuned for extra particulars, coming Thursday through weblog and Twitter!

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