A project is born in El Salvador to train Bitcoin and Lightning developers
The Torogoz Dev project, launched at night on May 12 in a surprising way, is preparing to educate dozens of developers in El Salvador so that they can work in Bitcoin and Lightning companies that are investing in the country.
Via a Twitter Space, the project named after the Torogoz, the national bird of El Salvador.
This bird is a symbol of freedom, because it cannot be bred in captivity or outside its habitat, which extends throughout Central America to Colombia, as explained by the representatives of Torogoz Dev.
The project’s website explains its purpose, which was described more broadly by the participants of the Twitter Space.
Torogoz Dev is an educational program based in El Salvador, aims to train in the area of Bitcoin and Lightning Network development, to give students the opportunity to opt for better job opportunities and have the skills and knowledge necessary to add value in the development of Bitcoin & Lightning on a national and international scale.
A program for Bitcoin developers focused on education
The organizers of the project are the communications expert Marina Spindler, Lorena Robles, a well-known Salvadoran networker and entrepreneur, as well as programmers Salim Argueta and Ishi Kawa.
During the Twitter Space, all participants agreed that many companies have arrived in the country and they haven’t gotten Bitcoin developers ready to work.
We here in Bitcoin Beach we sit down with entrepreneurs, investors, and ask us if we have developers ready, programmers, people who know marketing, etc There are plenty of opportunities and jobs that are coming to The Savior, but it is super important that we invest now in education, to give this type of tools for our young people to prepare for a technological future that is coming and that is already here, because we have such a demand for professional profiles that if companies don’t find here, or bring from the other side, or go […].
Román Martínez, Bitcoin Beach representative.
“There are very nice projects in El Salvador that teach us how to download a wallet, but not how to prepare an entire nation for this technological change,” said Marina Spindler.
“That’s why I think that was our incentive or interest in creating a program that was dedicated to just that. The idea is that we double wages, only then can we change people’s expectations and point of view about what Bitcoin means, how it will help us in the world,” he explained.
How does the Torogoz Dev online academic program work?
Developers will have until May 31 to register in the Bitcoin course, which will be the first to be taught.
Once this program has been approved, they will go on to study Lightning in a second course, and finally, a third intensive course in which only those who have passed the previous two courses will participate.
As they explain, the methodology is based on the Chaincode Labs program, where Latin American developers have been participating as students since last year, and has experienced developers such as Pieter Wuille.
The Bitcoin course, focused on the programming of the Bitcoin Core client, will begin on June 7. With a duration of 6 weeks, the classes will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 20 and 22:00 hours of El Salvador.
Meeting the requirements is important, since participants will have to commit themselves to the maximum to study this study program.
Among the requirements mentioned are being a programmer or technician in computer science or associated areas, having more than 2 years of experience, mastering the English language, having good Internet connectivity, being responsible and having the required time, having an interest in Bitcoin and Lightning and last but not least, living in El Salvador.
The organizers clarified that they are not closed to allowing developers living outside of El Salvador to participate, but, for now, the main focus will be on Salvadoran developers.
Other educational efforts about Bitcoin come to life in El Salvador, as is the case of Mi Primer Bitcoin, an organization that recently launched a diploma in Bitcoin in a public school.
All aim to improve the adoption of Bitcoin in El Salvador, which according to some data, is far from having a massive scale, Criptonews reported at the end of last month.