Niloo Ravaei speaks about learning and teaching skills of developing blockchain applications, stories that draw people into the blockchain space, why blockchain technology empowers people, examples where token economics creates incentives, combating technostrategic discourse, who should take blockchain programming classes, living in a blockchain bubble, how to advocate and think critically at the same time, parallels between the Internet age and the blockchain age, skills for the future, having a growth mindset, and much more. Niloo is the Head of Education at Blockgeeks with the mission to share and grow the knowledge around blockchain technology. She is a filmmaker turned coder who screened her short film at the Cannes Film Festival and has helped FinTech startups in Toronto and San Francisco scale into some of the biggest players in the space. Niloo is heavily involved in the global blockchain community, working with emerging platforms and enterprises that want to leverage blockchain technology, and she also works with various causes to design and implement socially impactful blockchain solutions. Niloo Ravaei: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/niloo-ravaei-3b888723, https://twitter.com/nravaei, https://medium.com/@nilooravaei Blockgeeks: https://www.blockgeeks.com, https://twitter.com/Blockgks Also mentioned in the episode: Andreas Antonopoulos' book "Mastering Bitcoin": https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21820378-mastering-bitcoin Andreas Antonopoulos' and Gavin Wood's book "Mastering Ethereum": https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33584554-mastering-ethereum Edmond Lau's book "The Effective Engineer": https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25238425-the-effective-engineer Many thanks to our advertisers who support this podcast! This episode has support from 8GR8 story-driven media. 8GR8 is a media production company with a focus on telling engaging stories about new technologies and the future with films, interviews, podcasts, and other media that make an impact. To contact 8GR8 and learn more about using story-driven media for your project, visit https://www.8gr8.com. The Blockchain and Us newsletter To stay up to date about what blockchain pioneers, innovators and entrepreneurs from all around the world think about the future of this space, sign up for the newsletter at http://www.theblockchainandus.com.