The Africa Blockchain Developer’s Call Series Initiative to Hold a Blockchain Bootcamp and Hackathon in Tanzania

The Africa Blockchain Developer’s Call Series Initiative (ABDCS) set up a bootcamp to commence on October 31st 2022 for Tanzanian Universities undergraduates.

Despite the advancement in the African blockchain ecosystem, there is the trivial issue of minimal qualified African developers geared toward available employment opportunities, whereby blockchain projects are being outsourced to non-Africans. This has been a problem that has caused a negative effect on the adoption rate, employment rate, and content of the developed solution, making the solution unutilized by locales.

As a way to optimise African developers  for the purpose of bringing in more talent and grooming them to the required standards, the Africa Blockchain Developer’s Call Series Initiative (ABDCS) set up a bootcamp to commence on October 31st 2022 for Tanzanian Universities undergraduates, with the theme,Empowering and encouraging home-grown experts and professionals to create our ideal digitally transformed ecosystem.”  

The program will be organized by Africa BIoT Labs in partnership with Sankore 2.0, and ICORBP, alongside these six host Universities:

  • State University of Zanzibar (SUZA)
  • Zanzibar University
  • Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT)
  • Institute of Financial Management (IFM)
  • College of Business Education (CBE)
  • University of Dar es Salaam (UD)
  • University of Dodoma (UDom)

ABDC series, a Pan-African initiative targeted at training and certifying 5,000 blockchain professionals and 1,000 blockchain developers from universities, aims to equip developers with the necessary support and encouragement and provide them with various opportunities for either self-sustenance or employment in the space after training, certification, and a successful hackathon. The initiative also aims to build blockchain and crypto communities of over 70K active participants. 


Goals and Objectives of the Program

The goal is to uplift the digital transformation in the United Republic of Tanzania with more focus on DLT applications in providing solutions, establishing opportunities for the developers and presence for the brands with the following objectives:

  • Increase developer’s pool as a resource for employment opportunities and recommendations of African developers for African projects
  • Increase adoption of blockchain technology across all sectors, across the continent
  • Capture a big market share in digitizing and secure sharing space in Africa
  • Improve developer’s employable capabilities in Tanzania and Africa at large
  • Increase the number of certified blockchain professionals among undergraduates
  • Increase deployed solutions and research into other areas of application of the DLT through incentivized hackathon competitions

The program will be in two different stages:

  • Bootcamp and training sessions
  • Hackathon and pitch session

The training will run for at least 3 months after which the certificate of completion will be given. Also, the bootcamp will have physical and online workshops on all blockchain professional courses, and developers’ mentorship sessions.

Some of the courses to be undertaken include:

  • Blockchain technology and innovation
  • applied cryptography
  • Hash functions
  • Currencies, tokens and stablecoins
  • Consensus mechanism
  • Interoperability, decentralised model and consensus mining
  • Enterprise blockchain, etc.

Alongside blockchain courses, there will be trainings on frontend development, UI/UX design, adobe graphics creation and importation, prototype creation and previews and designs. For this session, students will be trained by Paul Otieno (Sankore 2.0 Backend Developer), Emeka Agara (Africa BIoT Labs Ui/UX Designer) and Mayowa Adeniyi (Africa BIoT Labs Frontend Developer)

Also, in attendance are skilled blockchain tutors like:

  • Asst. Professor Johannes DoweCore Course Program Chair
  • Prof. Amando Boncales Northern Illinois University – USA
  • Asst. Professor Regis PradoFederal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Asst. Professor Raúl Aragonez University of Texas at El Paso – USA

amongst many others.

Rounding up the activities, there will be the hackathon and pitch series where interested startups will pitch their business ideas to both international and local audiences with prospective investors to win prizes and grants.


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