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Read our FAQs for answers to some commonly asked questions. If not answered there, shoot an email at one of the following emails:
Jobs / Partner / Sponsorship Inquiries: external(AT)blockchain.berkeley(DOT)edu
Media / Website Inquiries: marketing(AT)blockchain.berkeley(DOT)edu
All other questions: admin(AT)blockchain.berkeley(DOT)edu
For more efficient responses by our staff, please adopt this subject line format: “[Department you are contacting]: [Message topic] – [your full name]”. We aim to get back to you within 2-3 business days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Consulting Services
How would my company go about potentially working with Blockchain @ Berkeley on research or consulting projects?
Our consultancy arm takes on projects on a case-by-case basis, with considerations made based on timeline, nature, and scope of project. To inquire about our various services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be glad to give you more information about our team and our process.
Does Blockchain at Berkeley offer educational services or speaking engagements for my company or organization?
Yes, we offer several education programs for companies and employees. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
My organization is interested in buying or licensing educational material from Blockchain @ Berkeley. How would that work?
If you are interested in licensing our material for third-party use or instruction, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My organization is interested in partnering, sponsoring, or establishing a recruitment pipeline with your organization. How would that work?
We are involved in very limited and particular partnerships with external organizations. If you believe that a partnership would be mutually beneficial, then we’d love to hear from you!
We offer sponsorship opportunities for both Blockchain @ Berkeley’s general funds and for our specific projects and events, such as workshops and conferences.
In terms of recruitment, we have many talented members and if you would like to talk to us about establishing a channel for full-time or internship opportunities, we would be more than happy to talk to you. For more information, please contact our external department, which handles all our business development and partnerships, at email@example.com.
Do I have to be an expert or have background in the field to join Blockchain at Berkeley?
Absolutely not! Blockchain at Berkeley aims to create a tight network of collaborators and educators in the space with any skill sets and any level of blockchain-related proficiency. Our mission is to educate the general public alongside our exciting and innovative projects.
Do I have to be a Cal student to join Blockchain @ Berkeley?
At the moment, yes, our members comprise UC Berkeley undergraduate students, graduate students, professors, and alumni. If you are not a Cal student, we would love for you to be a part of our community! Feel free to join our Discord, as well as follow us on our social media pages linked below.
What makes Blockchain @ Berkeley different from other tech clubs on campus?
Blockchain @ Berkeley focuses on expanding and defining the boundaries of a new, burgeoning field. We have the unique privilege in being able to partake in this revolution of sorts, and make active decisions in shaping not only this space, but the decentralized world’s future. Several start-ups, research labs, and non-profits have spun out of B@B; that in itself shows our unique entrepreneurial attitude and impact in the space(For a full list, click <here>). Our work and community extends beyond the campus, and while we provide opportunities in education and projects (for consultants and developers), what you get out of it is ultimately up to you. Members become experts in niche areas of blockchain with just a few weeks of self-studying; they are now working on noteworthy projects with many of our connections in the industry.
Is Blockchain at Berkeley a campus organization run by Cal students?
Yes, we are a registered student organization of UC Berkeley, and our leadership team is entirely made up of Cal students. Go Bears!
How can I join Blockchain at Berkeley?
For currently enrolled Cal students of any standing, we recruit once at the beginning of every semester for a variety of positions depending on our needs at the time. Please follow our social media for the most up to date information on how to join us.
Do I have to have a technical background to be recruited by or to join Blockchain at Berkeley?
Not at all! Educating members and building experts is the main focus of Blockchain at Berkeley. While a technical background may come in handy for understanding certain topics or for participating in certain projects, we welcome members from all backgrounds! As a fully independent, self-sustaining organization, we comprise many departments beyond just a developer team. In the past, our members have had backgrounds in law, political economy, economics, business, bioengineering, computer science, mathematics, industrial engineering, and many more fields.
I have this interesting proof-of-concept or project I want to explore with the help of Blockchain at Berkeley. How would I go about doing this?
We are always interested in hearing new ideas and working on interesting projects. While projects are usually undertaken with organizational sponsors, we are always open to help with individual collaborators. For individuals interested in collaborating on a project, we ask that they have a thorough proposal/proof-of-concept ready; please check out our website for educational resources if you need help. When you are ready, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Consulting: Blockchain Project Proposal” – [your full name] so we can see if our capabilities match with your needs. Please contact the above email for formal proposals.
Attending or Hosting Events With Us
Where can I stay up-to-date with upcoming events?
Signup for our email newsletter on our website, join our Discord, and follow us on all our social media to get the latest news, events, and opportunities!
Are events open to the public and free?
Our events are open to the public and free unless explicitly stated. However, space limitations may mean attendance caps. For limited or exclusive events, Cal students may be prioritized.
Do I need to register ahead of time?
No, unless explicitly specified. For limited or exclusive events where attendance is limited, registration may occur through Eventbrite or some other medium. This information will be posted on our social media.
My organization or company wants to host an event with you. Who do I contact?
Please email email@example.com to inquire about our meetups, general meetings, and conferences and how you can potentially be involved.
Decal Spring 2019
There’s no official “DeCal” offering for Blockchain Fundamentals through the university, but we have a team in Education who will be running workshops and meetups throughout the semester that cover material related to Blockchain Fundamentals and Blockchain for Developers. Anyone is welcome to join (no application needed). Join our Meetup page and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on location, time, and topics.