Swisscom Blockchain will be hosting a three-day blockchain academy in Zürich, Switzerland from Monday, April 8th through Wednesday, April 10th. The multi-day event aims to teach participants about the NEO ecosystem and how to develop smart contracts on the NEO blockchain.

Swisscom Blockchain is a subsidiary of a telecom giant, Swisscom AG. It is currently running a consensus node on the NEO TestNet, and is developing a NeoID candidate called Seraph ID.

The course will be lead by NEO Global Development (NGD) software developer, Liu Rendong, who has been with NGD since October of 2018. Currently, Liu is responsible for NEO core system maintenance and contributes to the development of NEO developer tools.

The course aims to “combine technical theory and hands-on practice” for developers of all skill and experience levels. Following the event, Swisscom Blockchain intends for participants to walk away with a deeper understanding of NEO, building on the NEO blockchain, setting up developer environments, and the development of smart contracts and dApps.

The course is claimed to be extremely interactive with several coding sessions. Basic programming skills (C# preferred but not required) and a basic understanding of blockchain are recommended prior to attending the workshop.

The first day of the workshop will cover cryptography in blockchain and the theory of NEO.

The second day will cover setting up NEO smart contract development tools and building the participants first smart contract.

On the final day, participants will design and develop a NEP-5 token and build a dApp on the NEO PrivateNet.


Start: Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 9:00am
End: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 5:00pm 


Müllerstrasse 16
8004 Zürich


The cost for the event is broken down into the following three categories:

  • Student Tickets: CHF 249 (US $249) [Sales end April 8th]
  • Early Bird Tickets: CHF 399 (US $399) [Sales end March 3rd]
  • Full Price: CHF 499 (US $499) [Sales end April 8th]

Registration for the three-day developer workshop can be found at the following link: