A Blockchain Academy for SE Asia
Project AlgoTrain by IBF Net involves setting up a blockchain academy for the Nusantara region with the following objectives
1. Build a community of professionals well-versed in blockchain and other emerging technologies with a sharp focus on the Algorand protocol
2. Partner with colleges and universities to introduce blockchain education in their education programs and setting up student clubs - Algorand Stasiuns - as communities of (Algorand) blockchain enthusiasts.
3. Train software professionals, full-stack developers in Algorand protocol and oﬀer short-term certiﬁcation programs
4. Translate Algorand resources in English language to Bahasa Indonesia and Melayu
5. Conduct webinars, workshops on a regular basis
6. Design and oﬀer courses in online and personal contact format
IBF Net aims to develop human resources for the blockchain-driven businesses and economies in the Nusantara region that customarily includes Indonesia (population 267 million) and Malaysia (population 33 million). Both the countries have embarked on a technology-driven economic transformation. This demands a steady supply of human resources well-versed in emerging technologies, such as, cloud computing and blockchain, big data and analytics, IoT and what-have-you
The Nusantara region is known for its creative people and start-ups. Indonesia has consistently been ranked high as a country with a large number of start-ups. As the results of a 2018 study show, Indonesia is ranked 6th after USA, India, UK, Canada and Germany and ahead of France, Australia, Spain and Brazil with 1944 start-ups in the list of TOP TEN countries with the highest number of start-ups in the world.