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Polygon and AlmaBetter collaborate for Web3 education

Polygon and AlmaBetter collaborate for Web3 education
14 Apr, 2022
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Edtech company AlmaBetter and Ethereum-based layer 2 blockchain scaling solutions provider Polygon, is collaborating to offer programs and courses in blockchain and Web3 development, the companies said.  

“Polygon will be AlmaBetter’s official curriculum and hiring partner Polygon has specially curated and designed programs for students and young professionals keeping in with current industry requirements and demand. The program will be available on the AlmaBetter platform and aims to target one lakh students by March 2023,” according to a statement issued by AlmaBetter.  

The program includes aspects of basic programming, system design, cloud services and blockchain technology. The curriculum consists of five detailed modules including Programming Web with Basic Javascript, Frontend Development, Backend Development, System Design and Architecture with the last module being Web 3.0 Blockchain Technology.

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“With over 7000 companies building on top of Polygon, there is a tremendous demand for blockchain developers and this partnership will help us scale the ecosystem in a quick span of time,” said Polygon Technology’s Head of Developer Education, Siraj Raval.

According to the statement the course has been launched given the rapid emergence of Web3 companies in the last two years. The 28-week program will cover the essentials of full stack web development with a specialization in Web3 development and will conclude with the placement drive.

Web3 makes use of blockchain-based technologies to create a version of a decentralized version of the web. Companies that desire to develop apps and Web3 platforms will require technology talent across industries including blockchain developers, machine learning specialists, app developers, front-end and back-end developers, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) designers, data analytics professionals, and content writers.  

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The cryptotech industry, for instance, already employs 50,000 individuals in India and has registered a growth of 39% in the last five years, according to a September 2021 report by crypto exchange WazirX and industry body Nasscom. India already has 230 cryptotech startups, according to the report.  

The statement further added that the program will be open for all and is designed for learners without any prior domain experience. The program adheres to a pay-after-placement model and will conclude with placement for the students who complete the program. Polygon has also offered to reward the top performers of the program on successful completion of the course.