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Student Focus: Obinna Duru

Written by James Adams

Blockchain Bootcamp Graduate Obinna Duru

The Tech Educators solidity coding bootcamp is a two week, instructor led coding bootcamp aimed to support developers understand the fundamentals of blockchain technology.

Powered by Polygon, this has allowed individuals to join our instructor led course from all around the world. One of those students is Obinna Duru. We managed to catch up with Obinna, hear why he wanted to join the Tech Educators solidity bootcamp, why he got into blockchain and where he thinks this course and a continued passion for learning may take him in the future.

Thank you for sitting down with Tech Educators, can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Obinna, and I'm a 19-year-old blockchain enthusiast from southeastern Nigeria. I've recently graduated from high school, and I'm eager to dive into the world of blockchain and explore all the opportunities it has to offer.

Why did you decide to apply for a blockchain coding bootcamp?

I've always been fascinated by the potential of blockchain technology to solve real-world problems. Blockchain technology, with its decentralised and secure nature, has the potential to transform a variety of industries and create new opportunities. I want to be a part of this change and contribute to the development of blockchain technology.

What was your experience of the bootcamp?

The bootcamp was a great platform for me to dive into the world of blockchain and gain a solid understanding of the technology. I was able to learn about the Solidity Programming Language, the Polygon EcoSystem, writing smart contracts, deploying smart contracts on TestNets, and building a dApp on a live TestNet. The instructor was knowledgeable and made the course engaging and fun.

What do you plan to do next with your new skills?

My ultimate goal is to become a full-stack blockchain developer and build innovative solutions that make a positive impact. I want to continue learning and growing my skills in the field and work on projects that solve real-world problems.

Where do you hope your new skills will take you in the next five years?

In the next five years, I hope my new skills in blockchain technology will take me to new heights in my career. I aim to become one of the leading experts in the field and contribute to the development of innovative solutions that make a positive impact. I also hope to work on challenging and meaningful projects that allow me to put my skills to the test and drive my professional growth.

In the long term, I aspire to be at the forefront of the blockchain industry, shaping the future of technology and making a lasting impact.

What advice do you have for others, wanting to learn about blockchain?

Starting to learn about blockchain can be a challenge, especially in a rural area with limited electricity. However, I faced this challenge and persisted; I was going to a charging centre and managing there for the bootcamp.

My advice to others interested in blockchain is to start with basic programming and knowledge of languages such as JavaScript. Immerse yourself in the blockchain world by reading articles, watching videos, and participating in online communities. Don't be afraid to build projects on your own, as hands-on experience is crucial for solidifying your understanding and gaining practical skills.

Follow your passion and don't give up, despite the challenges you may face.


We wanted to thank Obinna for giving us the time to speak to us about how he found the course. We will keep in touch with Obinna and his career to update the community on his progress. Spaces on our instructor led solidity coding bootcamp are always over subscribed, but to be in with a chance of joining the cohort, apply to our blockchain coding bootcamp today.

About the Author

James has 8 years with Fortune 200 US firm ITW, experience of managing projects in China, USA, and throughout Europe. James has worked with companies such as Tesco, Vauxhall, ITW, Serco, McDonalds. James has experience in supporting start-up and scale up companies such as Readingmate, Gorilla Juice and Harvest London. James completed his MBA at the University of East Anglia in 2018.

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