We’re excited to spotlight some of our BTC2019 teachers this year, and today, we’d like to introduce you to Josh McIntyre. Josh will be teaching “Visualizing Proof of Work Algorithms with Microprocessors”. Check out our chat with Josh to learn more:

How did you get involved in your subject area & why are you passionate about teaching it?

I started learning about Bitcoin and blockchain technology as a computer science student at Saint Vincent College, working with my good friend and mentor Dr. Anthony Serapiglia.

As a software engineer, I’m fascinated by both the technical aspects and the societal impact of decentralized currencies. I think that the use of software to give every individual sovereignty over their own finances is an extraordinary application of computer science. By using my background as an engineer to understand and explain how cryptocurrencies work, I believe I can help promote Bitcoin’s message of innovation and empowerment.

Why do you think certifications and standards are important in the blockchain industry today?

I think certifications such as the CBP give professionals the opportunity to share their passion and knowledge for blockchain technology with a young industry. By offering a standardized and verifiable credential, C4 helps young professionals like myself stand out in the hectic and exponentially growing blockchain space.

Why have you decided to teach a session at #BTC2019?

I spend a lot of time learning about the inner workings of cryptocurrencies and sharing that knowledge with others. The opportunity to present at a purely educational blockchain conference fits in squarely with my passion in the crypto world: understanding and educating!

We’re looking forward to attending Josh’s master class at BTC2019! Make sure to join us by getting your tickets here.