Summer of Bitcoin announced that it has once again opened its doors to programmers who want to apply to participate in its educational initiative this 2023.
The Summer of Bitcoin program is an initiative that seeks to enhance the skills of developers in the areas of Bitcoin programming and graphical interface design of applications related to this network.
Participants will have mentors to guide them through their learning and creation process, as they must submit a proposal to improve an open source project on Bitcoin. According to the Summer of Bitcoin website, this initiative is funded by voluntary donations and sponsors.
The program is conducted online and those who show exceptional performance will be able to win an incentive equivalent to USD 3,000 in bitcoin (BTC).
In addition, they will have the option of being referred for jobs in companies that develop improvements and applications for Bitcoin. For that reason, the Summer of Bitcoin website likens this program to an internship of sorts.
One of the requirements to apply is to have passed the courses PRDV151: Bitcoin for Everybody and CS120: Bitcoin for Developers I, depending on whether you are inclined to specialize in programming or design.
These courses are free on the Saylor.org platform, founded by MicroStrategy co-founder Michael Saylor.
Those who apply to the program will receive assignments that must be completed within a set period of time. Summer of Bitcoin will publish the project ideas on which participants will have to base their proposals, which will have to be submitted by April 1 of this year.
On April 15, the applicants who will be accepted to the program will be announced. From then on, they will start preparing with their mentors to present their project on August 16. The results will be announced on September 4 of this year.
Last year, several Latin American programmers were selected to participate in Summer of Bitcoin. The Latin representation came from Argentina, Mexico and Brazil. On that occasion there were more than 20,000 applicants, of which only 83 were chosen to be part of the program.