The Hashgraph Association, the non-profit organization accelerating the broad adoption of the Hedera network globally, along with Swirlds Labs, an organization providing support and development of the Hedera network, launched the Building on Hedera Course – a Course by The Hashgraph Association today. Built by Swirlds Labs in conjunction with its partners and managed by The Hashgraph Association, the course provides engineers an entry point to the world of Web3 development on Hedera, the open source, leaderless proof-of-stake public network.


Through the course, The Hashgraph Association and Swirlds Labs aim to increase the number of developers building on the Hedera network. The course will offer a foundation for developer education within the Hedera ecosystem, providing opportunities for both individuals seeking to become Hedera developers and companies who wish to upskill their teams.
Kamal Youssefi, President of the Board of The Hashgraph Association, said: “Through the Building on Hedera Course, users will be able to claim and display NFT certificates following the completion of Hedera courses. This will allow companies to showcase their team’s skills and ensure the qualifications of their developers. The newly established educational structure aims to create an efficient and accessible process by which both new and existing developers can upskill in the use of Web3-specific technology.”


This course is open to all who would like to learn Hedera development, especially those developers who are new to Web3. Through these opportunities now available to new and existing Hedera stakeholders, the offering will provide education pathways that strengthen the community and further the breadth of the ecosystem. Practical labs, assessments and flexible learning feature in this course.
Dr. Leemon Baird, Co-Founder of Hedera and Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Swirlds Labs, said: “A strong community has a great need for education. This new Building on Hedera Course provides education paths and opportunities that are needed by those already in the community today, and also encourages others to explore what Hedera has to offer. Distributed Ledger Technology is growing in importance and impact throughout the world, and its true potential can only be realized when developers get all the tools they need to build the future.”
Commencing with the Building on Hedera Course, The Hashgraph Association and Swirlds Labs will develop additional certifications to equip skilled engineers with intricate knowledge of the Hedera platform. The goal is to enable enterprises and other organizations to engage with engineers who are highly skilled, trained, and certified in Hedera development.

About The Hashgraph Association
The Hashgraph Association supports training and education programs across multiple industry verticals. In the forefront is the digital enablement and empowerment of the public through broad adoption of Hedera-powered, enterprise-grade solutions and applications in the decentralized economy, which include accreditation and certification. As a non-profit, The Association funds innovation, research, and development for the benefit of economic inclusion with a positive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact. For information about The Hashgraph Association, visit www.hashgraph-association.com.

About Swirlds Labs
From the team that founded and built out Hedera, Swirlds Labs provides development and support for the Hedera network and builds open source components that enable faster deployment of industry solutions. From the brain of Dr. Leemon Baird, the inventor of hashgraph, Swirlds Labs’ ‘moonshot’ projects will change the way humans and organizations have privacy, security, and trust in cyberspace.