Women in Blockchain Asia (WIBA), has partnered Malaysian universities have partnered with us to boost the number female blockchain developers and programmers in Malaysia.
The partnership will see the offering of the course for women-centric blockchain programmers by seven Malaysian universities: Raffles College of Higher Education (Universiti Malaysia Kelantan), Asia Pacific University (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman) and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman).
Ivy Fung (a founding member of WIBA) pointed out:
“This is the first-ever initiative in Malaysia focused on increasing the number of female blockchain builders in Malaysia, and we are excited by the response we have had thus far. The programme will involve online tutorials and discussions, followed by an intervarsity hackathon at the end of the course.”
The course attracted around 150 students. Applications for the course will close on September 4.
Based on WIBA’s objective of propelling the participation and role of women in all digitization levels and blockchain comprehension, the non-profit group has also collaborated with the Algorand Foundation and REACH.
The Algorand Foundation aims to create a decentralized, borderless economy using public and decentralized blockchain technology. The Foundation is focused on education and engagement of its community.
Ida Mok is president of WIBA.
“Since our launch in May, we have been busy creating linkages domestically in Malaysia and regionally to further the cause of increasing the participation of women in blockchain technology. Collectively we believe the future is in our younger generation; hence this initiative is our first.”
Meanwhile, a study by global market researcher Appinio and mobile crypto wallet Valora revealed that crypto was no longer a men’s club as more women entered the space, Blockchain.News reported.