Bitcoin developer explains why he prefers teaching developers in the crypto space than contributing directly
Bitcoin developer and educator Jimmy Song recently shared his work as an educator. He also shared that why he is educating people more than contributing directly. In a recent interview with Crypto Insider, Song stated that he has been organizing two-day seminars in various parts of the world – North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. According to him, there was a lot to learn about Bitcoin and the seminars solve that. Elizabeth Stark was reportedly helping Song to get scholarship funds to teach developers who are not being able to afford his course.
He said, “I’ve been doing this for over a year now, I’ve taught over 400 people and they get to learn a lot about the needy-greedy of Bitcoin and what it’s all about.” Moreover, he stated that he enjoyed teaching because he realized that he could have become the developer for the Core open-source projects but he felt that teaching was a better option.
He further went on to say that one of the biggest shortcomings in the crypto space that people understanding the “material” and willing to teach it. Jimmy decided to address the problem by teaching it to those interested in the crypto space.
He added, “I’ve been doing some form of teaching, not too often, but enough that I could potentially do something like that. And I quit my corporate job in the middle of last year and I started to do this.”
According to the report, Jimmy almost organized 23 editions of his seminar over past year and trained over 400 people. According to him, the idea was that even if one out of either of those guys commits themselves for a year, “then I still come out ahead”. He added, “I want to train the next generation of developers. I really mean “next generation”, I’ve taught people as young as 14 and all the way up to people in their 70s… it’s a lot of different people and getting to teach, that’s my mission: to make Bitcoin stronger by creating more developers.”
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