Hacker Residency

Chaincode Initiates Bitcoin ‘Hacker Residency’

A new hacker residency will be taking place in New York City this September with help from Bitcoin developer Matt Corallo. The four-week R&D program will be hosted by Chaincode Labs and will provide an environment for Bitcoin education, development, and project building.

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Chaincode To Further Bitcoin Development With a Four-Week Hacker Residency in NY

726727-84dbd070dad97d5bbf8048e8c5aa2567-medium_jpgOn September 12 the team behind Chaincode and Matt Corallo co-founder of Blockstream are looking for interested individuals to join the program. Chaincode says if there are people that would like to contribute to Bitcoin Core or want to spend time designing protocols with the Bitcoin network this four-week program will be the place to be. The R&D organization explains there will be a series of talks and most importantly learning by doing amongst the top minds within the industry. Chaincode explains in their blog feed:

Starting the second week in September (the 12th) and finishing just before Scaling Bitcoin in Milan, we’re looking for established developers (Bitcoin experience preferred) who want to immerse themselves full-time in Bitcoin.—If you’ve wanted to contribute to Bitcoin Core but found the idea daunting, or want to spend more time designing protocols based on Bitcoin, thinking about edge cases and security models with some of the top minds in Bitcoin, this is an excellent opportunity.

The program is intended for those who want to get hands-on with the Bitcoin protocol itself and related software such as third party applications. Often times it can be frustrating for new developers to enter the technical field of Bitcoin or work on the code and the hacker residency will tend to people trying to step into this environment. The R&D effort will be very interactive and give support to people who need help figuring out what to do with their ideas. Corallo says he is excited to take a sabbatical from Blockstream to help support this effort.

CCL-7Chaincode’s mission from the start has always been dedicated to developing new technology and furthering the research of the digital currency revolution. The organization focuses on the contribution of open source technology, peer-to-peer applications, and decentralized foundations. The group is funded and staffed and claims to have “the resources to write software and provide critical infrastructure support functions such as testing and documentation.” As well as providing this environment for developers and researchers Chaincode is hiring.

Chaincode is also seeking to hire 4-6 engineers that will contribute to the Bitcoin protocol. Candidates must be comfortable with working with the group’s small team and be self-disciplined as well. Experience in programming is a must with qualifications such as working with software projects, expertise in C++ and Unix, understanding cryptography, and an intellectual desire to create cutting edge technology.

With the help from developer Matt Corallo, Chaincode believes the event should be successful and open doors for programmers who want to delve into the Bitcoin environment. The industry is growing vastly and developers will be needed in the future to help maintain the protocol and programs such as the hacker residency in New York City aims to bolster development activity. The Digital Currency Initiative located at MIT Media Labs in Boston is another organization that has also been holding events and workshops that help the industry grow.

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