Grant ID: 8686w85j2
We propose a series of weekly workshops with the objective of educating students across various universities and colleges in Pune about blockchain technology, web3, and The Graph. The workshops will include interactive sessions to provide practical knowledge and hands-on experience in deploying and querying subgraphs. Our agenda begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of blockchain and the significance of web3 in the decentralized ecosystem. Following this, we delve into The Graph, exploring its role in decentralized applications and presenting real-world use cases.
A pivotal component of the workshops is a hands-on session dedicated to deploying and querying subgraphs. Participants will receive step-by-step guidance and have the opportunity to engage directly with the technology. Additionally, we aim to introduce attendees to The Graph Advocates Program, offering insights into its benefits and opportunities. An interactive Q&A session will be included to address any queries and foster interest in the Advocates Program.
Logistically, these workshops will be conducted at various universities and colleges in Pune, ensuring broad accessibility. The frequency will be weekly, with each workshop lasting a specified duration. We will collaborate with university departments for promotion, utilize social media platforms, and engage with local communities to maximize outreach.
To proceed, we will confirm workshop schedules with participating institutions, develop promotional materials, and finalize the resource requirements for the hands-on sessions. Through these efforts, we aim to create a thriving community of blockchain enthusiasts, empower students with practical skills, and identify and nurture potential advocates for The Graph.
Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
Our initiative strives to enlighten college students about the Web3 domain and the vast opportunities in blockchain development. With minimal exposure to these technologies, we aim to empower students to actively participate in shaping a decentralized future by providing them with essential knowledge and skills in this transformative field.
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How far along are you?:
Following the successful execution of an event in the ‘Navigating Web3 – The Graph India’ series, our focus has shifted towards building a stronger local community connection. To achieve this, we are meticulously identifying universities in our city that can benefit from specialized workshops. By tailoring our approach to specific academic institutions, we aim to create a more impactful and personalized learning experience, fostering a community of individuals passionate about Web3 technology within our immediate geographic area.
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?:
Inspired by the current gaps in academic curriculums, particularly the minimal exposure to blockchain technology, our initiative seeks to address this deficiency. By organizing targeted workshops at local universities, we aim to educate students on the real-world applications and significance of blockchain and Web3 in our contemporary landscape. Leveraging our experience in successfully hosting Web3 events, we plan to introduce The Graph through hands-on code-along workshops, fostering interest among attendees and potentially encouraging participation in The Graph Network. Recognizing the scarcity of information and resources on Web3, we aim to bridge the knowledge gap, catering to both developers and non-developers alike who are eager to delve into the world of Web3.
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)?:
Organizing a series of workshops in our city focused on Web3 technology presents a valuable opportunity to bridge the knowledge gap among local developers. By providing insights and hands-on experience in the Web3 space, we have the potential to ignite interest and curiosity among developers who may currently have limited exposure to these concepts. This not only enhances the skill set of our local developer community but also has the ripple effect of boosting participation in The Graph Network. As more developers gain a deeper understanding of Web3, we anticipate a significant increase in the number of participants contributing to and leveraging the capabilities of The Graph Network, ultimately fostering growth and collaboration within our local tech ecosystem.
What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
The significance of this project lies in its potential to make a lasting impact on both The Graph and the broader Web3 ecosystem. By targeting students and providing them with education on the intricacies of blockchain technology and Web3 development, we are sowing the seeds for a future generation of skilled individuals who can contribute meaningfully to decentralized innovation. Furthermore, by highlighting the pivotal role that The Graph plays in reshaping data management within decentralized applications, we not only raise awareness but also emphasize the practical application of these concepts. This educational initiative serves as a catalyst, empowering students to comprehend and appreciate the transformative power of The Graph within the Web3 landscape, thereby fostering a new wave of talent and insight that can drive positive change and progress in this dynamic and evolving space.
How will you measure success?:
The workshops’ success will be measured by increased awareness and understanding of blockchain and web3, as well as participants gaining practical experience in deploying and querying subgraphs. Furthermore, we anticipate identifying potential candidates for The Graph Advocates Program and participants in The Graph Network.
What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:
We’ve assembled a dedicated team of advocates, including Yash Jagtap(myself), Siddhant Kulkarni, Pranav Konde, and Shlok Bhargude, who are actively engaged in collecting information about potential universities to host our workshops. A comprehensive Notion document, detailing the suitable venues, will be available shortly.
Simultaneously, we are in the process of reaching out to vendors for swag production. These engaging giveaways will be distributed during the workshops, adding an exciting element to our outreach efforts.
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How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
$250 x10 colleges (which includes $170 for t-shirts that would be given only to those who successfully complete the workshop & $80 for generalized swag like stickers/keychains/caps, etc. for all the attendees)
$100 Miscellaneous expenses
Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
I am a Computer Science undergraduate from Pune University, currently holding the role of a Developer Relations Engineer at DataverseOS and a Developer Success Engineer at The Graph India. My recent accomplishment includes winning the Best Substreams prize at ETHIndia 2023 for my project “OneForAll,” a comprehensive collection of boilerplate implementations for various web3 protocols. Over the past two years, my focus has been on blockchain and Ethereum development, during which I’ve crafted over 20 dapps and actively contributed to open-source projects.
My commitment to open-source development is evident through contributions to LearnWeb3DAO, recognition as a top community contributor at Buildspace, and my role as a Graph Advocate. I actively participated in events like Hacktoberfest 2022 and provided mentorship by teaching smart contract development to African women and non-binary individuals through Blu3DAO.
As a participant in the Ethereum Writers’ Cohort, I initiated my blogging journey, sharing insights and knowledge. I’ve also had the privilege of speaking at prominent conferences such as Web3Conf India and NEARAPAC 2023 in Vietnam. Additionally, I represented The Graph India at the Hack4Bengal hackathon, where I conducted workshops and judged projects, ultimately winning the first prize of $7000 at the Chainlink Spring Hackathon 2023.
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
We are firm in our belief that Web3 is poised to usher in a revolutionary transformation in modern technology, and at the forefront of this paradigm shift is The Graph protocol. The Graph plays a pivotal role in enabling the efficient management of decentralized data, positioning itself as a key driver of innovation within the Web3 space.
Recognizing the transformative potential of Web3, our project takes on a crucial role in imparting knowledge to students in our city who currently lack exposure to the profound impact of this emerging technology. By providing insights into the significance of Web3 and emphasizing the pivotal role of The Graph, we aim to empower students with a forward-looking perspective and the skills necessary to navigate and contribute to the evolving landscape of decentralized technologies. This initiative has the potential to be a significant catalyst, opening doors for the next generation to actively participate in and shape the future of decentralized systems.
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