The popular DLT protocol Parity Technologies has partnered with Berkeley’s Blockchain Xcelerator program to provide educational panels for students in the university’s blockchain curriculum.
As part of the collaboration, Polkadot’s co-founder Gavin Woods will be a guest lecturer in the A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series.
Parity to Educate Berkeley Students About Blockchain
Parity Technologies, a core DLT infrastructure company, announced its latest partnership in a press release shared with CryptoPotato.
According to the document, Parity will employ its substrate blockchain-building framework to educate and work together with the university to raise “the overall awareness of next-generation blockchain technologies in order to promote adoption among students and the community at UC Berkeley.”
For the ongoing 2020-2021 academic year, Parity’s developer education team will collaborate with the faculty, students, and the community studying blockchain technologies in their respective coursework. This includes involvement in curriculum preparation, project ideas, and resources to “enrich the educational experience.”
Furthermore, Parity and the university’s DLT-oriented program called the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator will advise students and entrepreneurs on how to develop and eventually launch blockchain startups on Polkadot and Web 3.0 ecosystem.
Jocelyn Weber, an executive at the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator, said that the “work with parity and other Polkadot ecosystem startups had demonstrated the potential of this technology in educating our community.”
“We strive to expose our students to the tools and skills they will need to enter this space and immediately start making significant contributions – which is why improving their knowledge with tools such as Substrate and networks like Polkadot will be an important part of our curriculum development.” – Weber added.
Gavin Woods to Give a Lecture
The statement also outlined that Dr. Gavin Woods, the co-founder of Ethereum, Polkadot, and Parity, will give a lecture in the A. Richard Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture series this month.
Wood commented that blockchain innovation is expanding at a rapid pace and has advanced “beyond legacy networks into next-generation, production-grade blockchains like Polkadot.” This makes it “critical” for the newer coders, engineers, and entrepreneurs to be able to take on the growing competition and develop ground-breaking projects.