The Interchain Developer Academy

Level up your blockchain career by learning Cosmos -

the fastest growing blockchain ecosystem.


December 2022. Dates coming soon.

Start your web3 career

and master Cosmos in seven weeks

The Interchain Developer Academy is a self-paced, seven-week training program covering the core aspects of the Cosmos ecosystem, the fastest growing blockchain ecosystem.

You’ll get expert instruction from leading blockchain specialists and once you've completed the program, you'll have a solid understanding of the Cosmos architecture.








Take the program for free

If you're accepted to the academy, your place will be fully funded by the Interchain Foundation, so the program will be completely free. All you need to do is commit the time to complete the program.


Gain the skills to start your own project

Whether you're interested in DeFi, NFTs, gaming, DAOs, social networks, or marketplaces, with Cosmos, you can build entirely autonomous application-specific blockchains that can easily interconnect. Opt out of high transaction fees and network congestion, make your own rules, and scale for mainstream adoption.


Get certification from the Interchain Foundation 

Participants who complete the Interchain Developer Academy get certified by the Interchain Foundation - the organization that stewards, maintains, funds, and advances the Cosmos Ecosystem.


Join an industry-leading community

Developers in Cosmos are the pioneers of the new era of blockchain technology. You’ll be joining a fast-growing token economy built upon a secure and stable foundation.

Is the Academy right for you?

You don't need to know anything about blockchain

but you have at least three years of professional programming experience.

You can commit to 10 hours of work per week

to complete the seven-week program.

You’re passionate about learning about blockchain

and pursuing a career with a blockchain company.

You’ll need to complete and pass a screening test

to evaluate your general knowledge of software development concepts and problem-solving skills.

Sound like you?

Register your interest today, and we’ll let you know as soon as applications are open for the December cohort.

Key Milestones

Dates are coming soon.

Funded places are limited so make sure you register your interest today!

Why learn Cosmos

Cosmos is a rapidly expanding ecosystem of independent interconnected blockchains built using developer-friendly application components and connected with the ground-breaking IBC (Inter-Blockchain Communication) protocol. 

With Cosmos, developers can choose to build entirely autonomous application-specific blockchains that can easily interconnect. This means that, unlike with other leading blockchains today, they are no longer forced to exist as smart contracts on someone else's chain. They can opt-out of high transaction fees and network congestion, make their own rules, and scale for mainstream adoption.

Instead of one million blockchain apps competing for throughput on a single base layer, why not one million blockchain apps interconnected across one million sovereign blockchains? 

This is what's possible with Cosmos.

There are currently more than 262 apps and services in the Cosmos network, including Binance Chain,, and Cosmos Hub, with over $58 billion of digital assets under management.

The skills you'll gain


You’ll learn the foundational principles of blockchain technology that clarify some concepts for developers who have worked with other protocols and SDKs.

We’ll cover an overview of the Cosmos Ecosystem including similarities and differences as compared to other platforms as well as working with ATOM, wallets, and staking

Main concepts

* Gaining knowledge of blockchains and cryptography in general

* Delving into the Cosmos SDK, the Tendermint consensus algorithm, and the Inter-Blockchain Communication Protocol.

* Building a custom blockchain using the Cosmos SDK

* Using Ignite CLI to scaffold modules for a blockchain

* Building front- and backend applications using CosmJS

* Operating nodes and validating on a Cosmos blockchain

* Running relaying infrastructure between IBC-connected chains

Meet your instructors

The Interchain Developer Academy is delivered by expert instructors from our blockchain education partner, B9lab. They've helped train more than 16,000 developers across 160 countries.


Xavier Lepretre

Xavier is a software and infrastructure engineer. In the past 15 years, he has coded, deployed, customized, troubleshot, and supported various software systems. He has also guided, educated, taught, and coached customers across the world.

Blockchain Developer and Trainer

Anil Öner

Anil is a self-taught, lifelong developer who has worked with many programming languages and higher mathematics, and has been part of research projects in particle physics, electrotechnics, and computer-based simulations. He has experience with embedded systems and cryptography, and has even written code for a particle accelerator.

Project Manager, Content Production

Citlali Mora Catlett

Citlali has worked in the blockchain space as an expert instructor and has also assisted at international scholar conferences and in university undergrad courses providing educational experiences for students and professionals from around the world. She's got substantial experience in creating educational materials and general conference services.

Blockchain Developer and Trainer

Rob Hitchens

Rob has worked in blockchain technology since the early days and quickly recognized the disruptive potential of Smart Contracts and decentralized apps. He has worn many hats in his extensive IT career, including experience designing, constructing, implementing, and operating innovative software solutions, developing training programs, and supporting online education platforms.


The content is delivered online. Theory and exercises are presented through written and recorded presentations.


Personalized reviews by expert instructors accelerate your learning and raise your expertise.


Learning online doesn’t mean learning in isolation. Get guidance, feedback, and technical assistance from your instructors and tutors.

Register your interest today, and we’ll let you know as soon as applications are open for the December cohort

Fully funded by the Interchain Foundation

The Interchain Foundation (ICF), is a Swiss non-profit that funds, stewards, and advances the Cosmos Ecosystem.

Actively supporting and incentivizing development within the ecosystem, the Interchain Foundation plays an integral role in the community-driven initiatives to drive innovation within Cosmos.