Grant ID: 86854e9w7
At our core, we are committed to creating and sharing top-notch, open-source educational material on crypto and decentralized finance. Our goal is to empower every individual with this knowledge and technology. We owe our success to the unwavering support of Defy Education and the protocols and companies that share our vision of making education accessible to all in Latin America. Together, we will continue to expand the reach of free education.
About this course:
Our Web3 development course is a comprehensive 12-week program that equips our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to build decentralized applications with confidence. Our students will learn about Ethereum, smart contract programming, DeFi, frontending, security, and external data connections, among others. Upon completion of our program, our students will have become proficient in Web3 development, and will be well-positioned for the numerous career opportunities available in the decentralized ecosystem.
Our Web3 development course spans over 12 weeks and consists of 36 hours of intensive learning. Every week, our students will have access to a 2-hour live theoretical class, followed by homework and a 1-hour live practical class on another day of the week. For those who lack the necessary knowledge, we offer an intensive crash course on blockchain, Ethereum and DeFi.
We understand that life can be unpredictable, so we’ve got our students covered. All classes are recorded and uploaded to our LMS platform, where our students can access them at any time, making it easy to catch up or revise any missed classes. To access the next class, our students will need to complete a questionnaire at the end of every class.
Our final practical exam is corrected by our team and partners, and in some cases, students will be given the option of completing a challenge from a specific protocol or Dapp. The aim of this exam is to give our students a chance to showcase their skills, and use it as a tool to introduce themselves to potential employers who will be interviewing them in the near future. With our program, our students can be confident in their abilities to succeed in the world of Web3 development.
We will open an application where potential students will answer questions regarding their knowledge. We will filter applicants based on their previous knowledge and experience. The main focus here will be Semi Senior and Senior web2 developers. This is based in talks we had with different protocols and dapps regarding the knowledge a dev needs to start working in web3.
Professor: Sebastian Leonardo Perez - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebaleoperez/
Start date: Aug 22, 2023
Theoretical classes: Tuesdays from 6.30 to 8.30 pm (GMT-3)
Practical classes: Thursdays from 6.30 to 7.30 pm (GMT-3)
- Introduction to Ethereum and programming of smart contracts
- Ethereum’s history
- Consensus / PoW vs PoS
- What is an smart contract
- Use cases
Module 2: basic solidity concepts
Module 3: libraries & utilities
Module 4: setting up the development environment
Module 5: Tokenization & DeFi
Module 6: frontending
Module 7: testing
Module 8: basic security concepts
Module 9: external data connections and oracles
Module 10: data indexing
Module 11: monitoring
Module 12: working with layer 2s
Optimism / Arbitrum / Polygon
Intro to Starknet
Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
Web3 development course for decentralized app building
If available, please enter a link to your project below:
How far along are you?:
Our course is clearly defined in terms of schedule, duration, and content. We have already enlisted a professor to cover the general Ethereum content in the initial classes. We are currently pursuing protocols to bring on specialized educators for each of them and secure funding to ensure that we can deliver this course to all developers in Latin America. Our team is confident that we will achieve these objectives and offer an outstanding learning experience to our students.
Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you’re making?:
At our company, we confidently acknowledge that the shortage of web3 developers is a major issue that needs to be addressed. Without programmers, no tools can be developed, which hinders the potential success of projects in web3. Our solution has been to educate over 5,000 individuals in crypto and cybersecurity over the past 2 years. We understand that everyone learns differently, and we provide constant support and guidance to ensure successful completion of our online training courses.
We take pride in carefully selecting the content of our courses. We consult with projects and protocols to determine the necessary technologies and skills that are in demand. At The Graph, we even work with Simon Emanuel Schmid, the current Lead Developer Relations Engineer, to ensure that our course content aligns with the needs of the industry.
Rest assured that we are fully committed to producing successful products in web3 by educating and supporting a new wave of skilled web3 developers.
What’s new about what you’re making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn’t exist yet (or they don’t know about it)?:
This course has been meticulously designed to meet the specific needs and requirements of protocols seeking developers with particular skills.
We firmly believe that there exists a significant disparity between web2 and web3 technologies. This is due to the lack of a clearly defined path for web2 developers to transition to web3. Our course aims to bridge this gap by identifying the key technologies and skills required for a smooth transition to web3.
What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
We are confident that we can provide the necessary protocols and human resources with the required skills and capabilities that will meet and exceed your expectations.
How will you measure success?:
We will measure our success by achieving a course completion rate of over 85% and closely monitoring our graduates throughout their job search as web3 developers. We are confident that we can assist at least 60% of them in securing a job within this industry.
What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:
In the upcoming weeks, we will be confidently promoting the course and welcoming new students to register. We will diligently review applications, carefully select the best candidates, and formally commence the course on August 22nd.
Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
Social media promotion -$1,000
Content creation - $1,000
Students support - $1,000
Professors - $2,000
Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:
If yes, please describe where you’ve received funding from and how much you have, or will, receive:
We have not yet applied for another grant, but we are confident that we will do so this week. We have developed new protocols that will support our project and benefit other companies by onboarding developers in the use of their technologies and tools.
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
At Defy Education, we have a proven track record of successfully educating over 5000 students in the past two years. Our experienced team not only creates high-quality educational content and effectively teaches it, but also provides unwavering support to our students and keeps them engaged throughout their learning journey.
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
We have a deep understanding of the crucial role that accessible and trustless data plays in the world of blockchain, and we recognize the challenges that come with achieving this goal. We firmly believe that decentralization is the key to success, and it makes no sense for data to remain in the hands of a select few companies who control its accessibility. Our mission is to bring true decentralization to the forefront of the blockchain industry.
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