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IC3 and Ethereum Foundation organize cryptocurrency week-long boot camp

IC3, an initiative for cryptocurrencies and contracts, along with Ethereum Foundation, a Swiss non-profit organization, has announced a ‘Crypto Boot Camp’ - an immersive weeklong coding and learning experience in blockchains and smart contracts.

According to the official website, the event will take place from July 20-28, 2016 at Gates Hall, Cornell University in New York. The event will witness world-leading professors, open source developers, and students.

The boot camp will see daily keynote presentations by smart contract and blockchain experts including Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum Foundation; Dr. Ittay Eyal from IC3 and Cornell University; Casey Detrio from Ethereum Foundation; Andrew Miller from IC3 and UMD among others.

The week-long event invites any developer who wants to learn, contribute and advance smart contract solutions. Blockchain novices and experts alike are also welcome to attend the camp. Few planned projects during the event include Ethereum Vaults that protects clients against key theft, bringing to Ethereum users unparalleled security; addition of Ethereum support for verifying zero-knowledge proofs among others.

The event involves fun activities -“Ithaca is Gorges” in order to relax and clear our heads from time to time. The organizers are also planning periodic group excursions to local gorges, parks, lakes and points of interest.

The registration for the workshop is open to interested participants. For the students of Cornell University, free access to  a limited number of well-qualified full-time students is offered. For the industry participants who wish to sponsor, the sponsorship amount is $10K which includes sponsor brand logo on the IC3 and Ethereum Foundation websites, and social media outreach; periodic fun activities; participation for up to 2 developers among other privileges.

IC3 is an initiative of faculty members at Cornell University, Cornell Tech, UC Berkeley, UIUC and the Technion. It's based at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech in NYC.

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