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Become a Blockchain Developer

Nanodegree Program

Demand for blockchain developers is skyrocketing. In this program, you'll work with the Bitcoin and Ethereum protocols, build projects for real-world application, and gain the essential skills for a career in this dynamic space.

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04Days07Hrs49Min05Sec

  • Estimated time
    4 Months

    At 10 hrs/week

  • Enroll by
    August 10, 2022

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    Object-oriented programming

What you will learn

  1. Blockchain Developer

    4 months to complete

    Learn the fundamentals of the blockchain platform. Create your own private blockchain, and secure a digital asset using blockchain identity. Explore the Ethereum platform, and use Solidity and smart contracts to develop your own decentralized app.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    You should be comfortable with object-oriented programming, and developing web apps in Javascript.

    1. Blockchain Fundamentals

      Learn the basics of how the blockchain data model works by creating your own private blockchain using Node.js and Leveldb.

    2. Ethereum Smart Contracts, Tokens and Dapps

      Advance your blockchain skillset to the second generation of blockchain services with smart contracts utilizing the Ethereum network.

    3. Blockchain Architecture

      Learn blockchain architecture and advanced concepts such as privacy, security and decentralized file management.

    4. Dapp with autonomous smart contracts and oracles

      Advance your blockchain skill set by developing a decentralized application (Dapp) that will perform actions based on external triggers, and handle payments.

    5. Capstone

      For your capstone project, you’ll use all the new skills you’ve acquired to build decentralized property listing application.

All our programs include:

  • Real-world projects from industry experts

    With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

  • Technical mentor support

    Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you, and keeping you on track.

  • Career services

    You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

  • Flexible learning program

    Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

Program offerings

  • Class content

    • Real-world projects
    • Project reviews
    • Project feedback from experienced reviewers
  • Student services

    • Technical mentor support
    • Student community
  • Career services

    • Github review
    • Linkedin profile optimization

Succeed with personalized services.

We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

Get timely feedback on your projects.

  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
  • 1,400+

    project reviewers

  • 2.7M

    projects reviewed

  • 88/100

    reviewer rating

  • 1.1 hours

    avg project review turnaround time

Mentors available to answer your questions.

  • Support for all your technical questions
  • Questions answered quickly by our team of technical mentors
  • 1,400+

    technical mentors

  • 0.85 hours

    median response time

Learn with the best.

Learn with the best.

  • Brandy Camacho

    Instructor

    Brandy is Curriculum Lead for the Blockchain Developer Nanodegree program. She was previously a Lead Technical Project Manager for Udacity. She is the founder of Network Designs, specializing in architecting software solutions.

  • Jessica Lin

    Instructor

    Jessica holds a Biomedical Engineering degree from Cornell University. Prior to joining Udacity, she developed and deployed enterprise healthcare technologies. She has recently taught Android Development in our Nanodegree programs.

  • Joe Nyzio

    Instructor

    Joe Nyzio earned his degree in Neuroscience from Temple University. At Udacity, he's been a Content Developer on the Data Analyst, Tech Entrepreneur, and Business Analyst Nanodegree programs.

  • Rachna Ralhan

    Instructor

    Rachna holds a Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering and a Master's of Software Management. She brings years of software and hardware engineering experience and has previously worked for companies such as Intel, AMD, Cypress, and Xilinx Semiconductors.

  • PK Rasam

    Instructor

    PK Rasam is Founder and Chief Blockchain Officer at LINCD, specializing in blockchain strategy and distributed ledger infrastructure services. PK’s focus is on creating the next breed of Crypto Machine Intelligence-based businesses.

  • Nik Kalyani

    Instructor

    Nik Kalyani is an entrepreneur and blockchain architect. He is the co-founder and CTO of WhenHub, creator of the Interface micro-contracts dApp. A Microsoft MVP, he is also the founder of TryCrypto and Walkstarter.

  • Elena Nadolinski

    Instructor

    Elena Nadolinski is currently heads down building a new privacy cryptocurrency. Previously she was a Software Engineer at Airbnb, Tilt and Microsoft. Elena graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2014.

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    Learn the essential skills for a career in blockchain development.
  • Average Time

    On average, successful students take 4 months to complete this program.
  • Benefits include

    • Real-world projects from industry experts
    • Technical mentor support
    • Career services

Program details

Program overview: Why should I take this program?
  • Why should I enroll?
    Demand for blockchain developers is growing at incredible rates, with current demand far outstripping available talent. This means wide open opportunity for anyone seeking to enter this field. Plus, blockchain is still an emerging technology, so you have the chance to start making an impact right away. The critical differentiator in an emerging field is hands-on experience, and that is exactly what you’ll get in this program. You’ll build projects designed in collaboration with working blockchain developers. You’ll enjoy direct access to industry leaders in the field. You’ll work with the Bitcoin Core and Ethereum platforms, and you’ll even build your own private blockchain. If you’re an experienced developer interested in pursuing a career in the blockchain space, this program offers you hands-on experience building decentralized applications, and the opportunity to master the blockchain development skills that are in high demand across industries, and at companies ranging from startups to large organizations.
  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?
    Graduates of this program will be valuable additions to any team working on blockchain-based application development. Opportunities exist in companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups.
    Specific roles include:
    • Blockchain developer
    • Blockchain engineer
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    If you're an experienced developer interested in working with blockchains, smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies, this program will enable you to master the skills necessary to succeed in this rapidly-growing field.
Enrollment and admission
Tuition and term of program
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?
    The Blockchain Developer program is comprised of content and curriculum to support five (5) projects. We estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months working 10 hours per week.
    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
  • How long is this Nanodegree program?
    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month-to-month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.
  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?
    Please see the Udacity Program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.
Software and hardware: What do I need for this program?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?
    For this Nanodegree program you will need a desktop or laptop computer running recent versions of Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. 20+ gigabytes of free disk space, 2+ gigabytes of memory (RAM), and an unmetered broadband Internet connection.

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