Project proposal ready

In early April, about two years after our first meeting for this project, the proposal for our technical build is ready. Not only did we work out a way to transfer data from Volution to Senzer, but we worked out a standard that could be used everywhere in education.

New problem: our solution is more complex and more expensive, so two steps forward on content and one step back on finances. We’ll need to find additional funding, but we’re already hard on our way to do that.

Selecting a software builder

Sphereon (@Sphereon) | TwitterOur project group consists of several app builders, teachers and managers, but no blockchain software programmers. We had to select a company that could build our dream for us. After contacting seven companies from all over Europe, we selected Sphereon. We spoke about how to start and on January 10th the entire group will talk about what we want and all technical details.

Contacted DUO

During the last year I have stayed in touch with DUO: the executive branch of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Johann Schreurs and Henny Bulstra are working on blockchain projects of the agency. I talked to them at BCinED17 and talked to them again this week. We have  complementary projects: DUO working on governance, we working on the consumer/user side of blockchain in education. We’ll be stayin in touch the next few months.  Check several projects of the DUO innovatielab at GitHub and read about one of their blockchain projects called StudyBits.

Meeting at SIDN Fund

On June 26th I made my way to Amsterdam for a meetup with the projects funded by the SIDN Fund in their Blockchain for Good call. We discussed the state of our projects and discussed the implications of blockchain, based on our first hand experience. Check the site of the SIDN Fund (Dutch) for more information.