The future of digital asset mining calls for top technical talent.

With programs for industry professionals, enthusiasts, and anyone looking to start a hands-on career in Bitcoin and blockchain technology, Foundry Academy offers intensive training to provide the technical skills you need.

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Advance your knowledge of Bitcoin and blockchain technologies while expanding your network of like-minded and knowledgeable professionals.

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Mining Intensive

January 8–9, 2024 (Hybrid)

A deep dive into configuring ASICs, identifying issues, and troubleshooting common hardware failures. This Intensive includes all the hands-on experience, without the career development track.

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Immersion Mining Intensive

January 10-11, 2024

From basic thermodynamic principles to setting up your own micro immersion tank, this comprehensive program is designed to help you build an understanding of immersion cooling systems for Bitcoin mining.

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Intro to Hashboard Diagnosis and Repair

Week of January 22, 2024

Developed for industry professionals and enthusiasts alike, this course provides the foundational knowledge needed to diagnose miners with hashboard issues and perform essential repairs.

What Our Graduates Are Saying

“That…knowledge is something I can take back and [use to]…provide a service to my community. [This] is a training only Foundry could have provided on this level.”

Christian Kaatz Foundry Academy Student, Penguin Digital

“Knowledge is key to doing whatever you want to do in the crypto world and…Foundry Academy [is] the best place to start.”

Quinn Carr Foundry Academy Student, Bitfarms


Kevin Russell

Director of Mining Operations, Foundry

Kevin manages Mining Operations for Foundry and is responsible for maintaining uptime of our miner fleet. Through analysis of performance metrics, electrical capacity maximization, process development, and implementation of miner management software, we strive for peak efficiency. Previous technical roles in the renewable energy industry provide a solid foundation for his work in the crypto space.

Michael VanSickle

Lead Data Center Engineer, Foundry

Michael joined Foundry as Lead Data Center Engineer and helps to manage their hosted and self-mining initiatives. He is also responsible for Research and Development and testing prototype equipment. Prior to joining Foundry he worked for a vertically integrated Bitcoin miner where he assisted with launching and optimizing their mining operations.

Levi Shoemaker

Site Operations Supervisor, Foundry

Levi is an experienced Mining Technician currently working with Foundry. From machine racking, tracking and configuration to miner diagnostics, troubleshooting and repair he is deeply familiar with the entire mining process. His experience spans nearly every ASIC and GPU miner model, including next-gen prototypes.

Joel Shoemaker

Mining Technician, Foundry

Joel is an experienced Mining Technician currently working with Foundry. He is responsible for the maintenance and performance of all mining equipment on a day-to-day basis. Prior to his work with Foundry, Joel worked for four years at SavageIO, a small miner hosting facility in Rochester, New York, where he assisted with the build-out and management of three separate mining facilities.

Stephanie A. Learn

Associate Director of Career Services State University of New York, Brockport

Stephanie A. Learn is an accomplished, visionary leader in the academic sector with 15+ years of operational, planning, and program development experience. Stephanie has experience working across multiple areas supporting student success in higher education including Program Design, Career Development, Advising & Retention, Orientation, and Residence Life. She has spearheaded programs and initiatives that have helped foster career education and the world of work best practices for students, alumni, and employers. She is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, Clifton Strengths, The Big Five, and Mental Health First Aid.

Steve Kozak

Thermal and Electrical Engineer, Foundry

Steve joined Foundry as a Thermal and Electrical Engineer, taking on a range of responsibilities that encompass the design, development, and testing of more efficient mining systems. Prior to joining Foundry, he gained valuable experience in the automotive and aerospace sectors, where he successfully oversaw the transformation of vehicle and jet engine assemblies from conceptualization to realization.

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