In order to begin enrolling for the course, potential students must submit an application before the given due date. If course staff deem the student to be a good fit for the DeCal, we will give a permission code to the student so that they can be officially enrolled in the course.
Class enrollment decisions will be made by August 31st
Welcome to Blockchain@Berkeley’s Blockchain for Developers DeCal for the Spring 2022 semester! This course is designed to provide students a comprehensive general overview of currently relevant topics in blockchain development, as well as hands-on experience in developing and deploying their own smart contracts.Blockchain is currently one of the fastest growing industries in the technology sector, with 14 job openings for every blockchain developer. In response to this shortage of blockchain developers, this course aims to teach students the fundamentals of blockchains, the Solidity programming language, as well as industry-relevant tools such as Metamask, Infura, Truffle, and Ganache so that students will be equipped with industry-relevant experience in an accessible, collaborative environment. We hope that through this course, students will become more confident in their ability to develop and deploy blockchain-based solutions on important industry issues.
The Blockchain Fundamentals DeCal is a comprehensive survey of relevant topics in cryptocurrency and the wider blockchain space. From a technological standpoint, we start with the basics of cryptography and economics, establish a solid fundamental understanding of Bitcoin by building it from the bottom up, then explore the myriad of ideas and technologies relating to blockchain technology. On the non-technical side, we start with the history of digital currency, then look at the laws, organizations, trends, and communities behind it to build a complete picture of the ecosystem surrounding blockchain technology.