Stellar’s Blockchain Academy, a decentralized center for Technical and Functional Knowledge Exchange.
The Blockchain Academy will be a not-for-profit decentralized center focused on collecting, maintaining, and sharing technical, functional, and general knowledge of the Stellar ecosystem.
This NPO will embody the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) mandate and will be created to foster and empower the stellar network through open source collaboration and continued improvement in partnership among Stellar members, schools, regulators, and industries chambers of commerce.
Resources & Content
To develop collaboration and the sharing of knowledge on 3 initial fronts or workstreams:
Create and broadcast Seminars
Develop the infrastructure and materials required to instruct new technical and functional talent in the classroom and virtually.
Encourage new comers into the ecosystem to join the community, participate, learn, and master Stellar’s Blockchain technology.
Facilitate Regular Showrooms of blockchain use and success cases
Present success stories across the ecosystem
Carry out of both presence and online meetings to discuss and analyse different blockchain-based future use cases and brainstorm about real-world implementation.
Promote the participation of Companies to show how Stellar’s Blockchain could be useful for their industries.
Space for internal crowd funding, alliances, and partnerships.
Facilitate collaborative Think-Tank forums to gather input from the ecosystem brainstorming solutions for:
Untapped spaces in the blockchain space as a whole that could warrant investigation;
unfulfilled needs and wants from the ecosystem and brainstorm solutions; and
regulatory issues and challenges
Register the Non-for-profit organization : April 2020
We will establish a non-profit organization to start operations immediately, it will be established in the province of San Luis, Argentina.
Set Up the Academy’s base of operations inside the Technology Park. : April 2020
Our team has already been approached by PILP (Information Technology Park at Universidad Nacional de La Punta). The have offered free infrastructure and university resources to have Stellar by part of their intended IT Cluster with the objective to strengthen the relationship between the academic profile of students trained by the University and the needs of IT companies for highly qualified professional developers.
Build seminars : June 2020
Build specific training seminars around technical aspects, architecture, protocols and solutions provided by Stellar’s Blockchain. Current participants in the stellar ecosystem will be encouraged to contribute by sharing their inputs and knowledge.
These seminar classes will be broadcasted online so any member of the global community or new comers can participate.
Create Think Tank and Thought Leadership forums : May 2020
Develop and manage brainstorming forums around current and future challenges and disruptions to the banking system by identifying high-impact areas and subjects of interest.
The goal is to understand the current and anticipate the future evolution required from Stellar’s ecosystem with the support and buy-in from supervisory and regulatory bodies.
Set Up SDF Governance as a Design Authority for all initiatives : on going.
Blockchain Academy will aim to align itself under the governance of SDF in order to initiate and manage all initiatives with the required alignment and support from SDF’s leadership.
Community Engagement for Open Collaboration : on going.
The key deliverable of the Academy is to manage open collaboration in and for all matters. In the same spirit that today projects are reviewed, criticized, and selected for Community Fund awards, Seminars and Thought Leadership will be requested or proposed, developed, reviewed, criticized, approved, published, and further improved in open collaboration with a clear governance structure and quality assurance process in place.
Stellar’s Blockchain Academy will be a not-for-profit decentralized knowledge exchange center that will provide seminars and facilitate forums to help share and expand Stellar's Blockchain know-how.
This not-for-profit entity will embody the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) mandate and will be created to foster the stellar ecosystem, committed to driving blockchain innovation by providing education, promoting research and entrepreneurship among Stellar participants and perhaps with other schools, universities, regulators, and industries chambers.
The base of operations will be based inside a well-known Educational and Technological Park of Argentina, located at San Luis state and named PILP (Parque Informático de La Punta). This park contains several well established technologic companies that join together to leverage and exploit their synergy and is one of the most technology advanced educational centers (Universidad de La Punta) within the country. Dozens of developers and IT professionals graduate every year, starting their careers first in the companies within the region.
Initially, we want to start with virtual seminars for the ecosystem while hosting face-to-face workshops and seminars for local students and developers. All seminars will introduce the technology and key concepts of Stellar’s protocol allowing remote participants to interact and collaborate.
As a next step, we will continue with Stellar’s Blockchain Use Cases workshops, focused on showing how this technology is being implemented to solve real world problems, and how it could be used to help other industries. We will encourage companies to get involved, share and learn so that they can pull ideas and resources into their own projects for implementation of improvements or development of new solutions.
Stellar's Blockchain Academy will aim to align itself under the governance of SDF in order to initiate and manage all initiatives with the required alignment and support from SDF’s leadership.
Information Technology Park at Universidad de La Punta (San Luis, Argentina)
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