Grant ID: 369ktwh
LEOS is a web3 learning platform characterized by on-chain verification. In this project we will design a Graph 101 course that consists of 4-5 modules. Each module will have
-A series of concepts explained using easy to read short paragraphs.
-A quiz with multiple choice questions
-A hands on exercise that will be verified on chain
The project itself will consist of the following modules:
Module One - Introduction to The Graph
–Since this course is targeting people with zero technical experience, we are going to cover the basic concepts in web3; what is a Blockchain, a dApp, etc
–The problem of querying the Blockchain and the solution.
–We will also cover the network and product adoption over time. Basically to answer the question of “Why The Graph?”
–The exercise with verification will be focused on having the user install web version of metamask
Module Two - The Graph as a Protocol
–The design of the protocol (What is a Subgraph, what is an indexer, etc)
–The entire journey of a query; starts with a consumer paying a query fee in GRT and ends with Indexers sharing a portion of their rewards with their Delegators.
–Will treat this module as a story and will not dive into any technical concepts to make it as reader-friendly as possible.
–The exercise with on-chain verification will be to transfer GRT to Metamask and use this for transactions
Module Three - How to Delegate
–What is Delegation and why is it necessary to secure the network
–How to choose an Indexer (we will cover multiple tools)
–The exercise with on chain verification will be related to delegating and choosing an indexer.
Module Four - How to Curate
–What is Curation and why is it necessary to secure the network
–Risks associated with Curation
–How to choose a Subgraph (will cover multiple tools)
–The exercise with on chain verification will be focused on choosing a Subgraph
–We might break this up into more modules to make it easy on the reader
If available, please enter a link to your project below:
Are you applying as a team or individual?:
What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Please select the category your project best fits into:
Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Curators, Delegators, Other
How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
The requested funding details are as follows:
Course Design - Design of The Graph course - 4 person weeks - $8000
Implementation of the Course - 4 person weeks - $8000
Testing and Deployment - 1 person week $4000
Total : $20,000
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 received $25,000 from the Stacks Foundation so far to create the Stacks 101 course which is currently available on the platform.
What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
This project will help on board new users to the Graph ecosystem. Users not only learn about the various concepts of The Graph but also learn about how to actually perform various tasks. And all this without requiring that the users have any programming background. This is vital if we want to have the next Billion people on web3.
What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
We have created the first course on Stacks on the LEOS platform. This course has both a description of concepts with quizzes and hands-on exercises that are verified on chain.
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
One of the members of the team (fanjum with twitter @blockchain092 ) has been very active in Web3 and is also a Graph Advocate. Another member of the team @j2p2 has also been very active on the Stacks ecosystem being responsible for the current state of the Stacks course on the LEOs platform.
In addition, the course content will be created by Ahmad Mardeni (@Mardeni01) who needs no introduction in The Graph community.
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
Web3 is the next revolution of the internet. And The Graph is the Google of Web3. And we need solutions to onboard people to be able to use The Graph on Web3 seamlessly. We believe LEOS is a solution to this problem. Hence we are interested in contributing to The Graph.