Here’s an article I wrote for Coding Dojo’s blog last year before we started the blockchain effort there. We are still working on launching a course for companies to train their employees and familiarize them with blockchain technology.

One thing I love about working at Coding Dojo, it is that we are 100% focused on the success of our students. From the day that Michael Choi asked me to open the Coding Dojo in Tysons Corner, Virginia, just outside of DC, I have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of people succeed.

Part of the “special sauce” that we use includes a significant amount of research and development. We focus on the coming trends and things that make people really serious about technology and learning. That is the magic in teaching others, there is so much there to explore and so many explorers.

Why Blockchain?

Getting involved in blockchain was a no-brainer, it is on the bleeding edge and hot. Giving our students insight into a  new technology and being the first to implement a bitcoin-based digital certificate in the boot camp industry is a huge win for our students and team. Anything we can do to highlight their struggle and give them credit is important to us, so we made it happen.


Coding Dojo is using Blockcerts to develop our digital certificate platform. Blockcerts is an open standard for creating, issuing, viewing, and verifying blockchain-based certificates. These digital records are registered on a blockchain, cryptographically signed, tamper-proof, and shareable. The goal is to enable a wave of innovation that gives individuals the capacity to possess and share their official records. The initial design and development were led by MIT’s Media Lab and Learning Machine. For ongoing development, this open-source project actively encourages other collaborators to get involved. We sent our instructor, Tim Chen, to MIT to work directly with the BlockCert team and the project’s founder. He came back and worked with the Tysons Corner team to develop our current process. See our students’ digital certificates here: certificate.dojo.news

Our students spend hundreds of hours of their time to complete our program. For institutions that have workshops and programs that give people skills, get in touch with us! We would love to assist you to develop a similar platform for your students. Giving people a verifiable “proof of work” is vital for them.