Become a Web 3.0 developer in 3 weeks
Get hands-on experience on how to architect, develop, and scale a Web 3.0 app on Ethereum
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What you'll learn
Learning how to build Dapps on Ethereum is overwhelming and frustrating. The architecture, tooling, and even the programming language is different from traditional Web 2.0 development. It requires unlearning all the traditional web development concepts and relearning blockchain development concepts from ground up, which can be daunting when you are doing it alone.
Moreover, learning how to build a Web 3.0 application that is secure from malicious hackers adds a whole new element of complexity that developers have to reason about.
In this course, you get hands-on experience on how to architect, develop, and scale a Web 3.0 app on Ethereum. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded peers to learn and build together. You will also meet with world-class founders who built some of the most successful apps on Ethereum to understand best practices and common pitfalls.
You walk away with a production-ready application that you can showcase in your Github portfolio or turn a startup. Best of all, you will have a cohort of potential co-founders and lifelong friendships.
After this course, you will have the skills and network to launch your career as blockchain developer or founder.
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We'll go in-depth on the following concepts
Ethereum under the hood
- Analyze how the Ethereum blockchain is architected and how it works under the hood
- Use and transact with the different types of applications being built on Ethereum today
- Learn the Solidity programming language, including advanced and “dangerous” concepts such as delegate call
- Analyze common smart contract vulnerabilities and learn how to write secure smart contacts
- Architect and build a Web 3.0 app from scratch with a team of developers
- Deploy your Web 3.0 on Ethereum mainnet and Polygon
- Experiment with advanced developer tooling on Ethereum
- Learn how L1 and L2 scaling solutions on Ethereum work and how to choose which one is right for you
Preethi taught herself crypto from a standing start, well enough to get an engineering job at Coinbase when it was a much smaller company. Now she’ll teach you. Highly recommended.
Who this course is for
Senior software engineer
You have 3+ years of experience in software engineering and are looking to become a full-time blockchain developer or founder
Ambitious junior engineer
You have 1-2 years of professional software engineering experience but are eager to get a job as full-time blockchain developer
Computer science students
You have 0 years of professional software engineering experience but are a computer science student and are seeking an internship at a crypto company Github review will be mandatory
Meet your instructor
Preethi started her crypto career as a software engineer at Coinbase and helped launch Ethereum onto the Coinbase platform.
She then taught herself Ethereum Dapp development during the 2017 ICO boom and built smart contracts for various crypto projects before deciding to start her own crypto company called TruStory. At TruStory, she and her team built their own blockchain on Cosmos.
Before Coinbase and TruStory, Preethi was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz where she worked on deals such as Buzzfeed, Stackoverflow, Envoy, SmartCar and others. Prior to that, she was an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Her well-rounded experience as a founder, engineer, investor, and banker gives her a unique lens into the world of crypto and finance. She has a knack for teaching– many of her courses and blogs have gone viral.
Why choose this course over a MOOC?
Active Learning, not Passive Watching
Workshops aren't monotonous lectures. Every workshop will be highly engaging, with breakout discussions, group activities, polls, brainstorming, and Q&A. Think interactive video game vs a passive YouTube video
Learn with a Cohort of Peers
You will walk away with friends and potential cofounders who you can build the future with. Think hackathon, but extended over a period of 3 weeks so that you can building something meaningful instead of “hacky”
Accountability and Feedback
The biggest benefit of a cohort-based course is accountability and peer support. By building in a group setting, you will constantly be surrounded by constructive feedback and motivational energy. Moreover, Preethi and the coaches will be highly engaged in giving every student 1:1 feedback through the course.
Preethi is the rare combination of a great engineer and great teacher/communicator. She is patient, articulate, and kind, breaking down complex topics into bite size pieces to accelerate your learning.
Preethi is a gifted teacher. She truly understands how to break down complex technical concepts. I recommend any developer interested in blockchain development to take her course.
I've recommended Preethi's crypto course to many of my own friends and network. She does a great job synthesizing information and making you feel confident that you actually can tackle this stuff.
Learn with a comprehensive curriculum
Meet & Greet
It’s like the first day of school! This is when you will meet with your fellow DappCampers who will be your ride or die for the next 3 weeks. We will also review the curriculum, set expectations, and send you home with a little homework ;)
How does Ethereum work?
You will learn how the Ethereum blockchain works under the hood. This includes a thorough understanding of: Ethereum state machine, State transition function, Account based model, Transactions vs. internal transactions vs. messages, How the EVM works, Proof of work vs. Proof of stake, ERC20 vs. ERC721, and more. By the end, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the internals of Ethereum, which will give you the foundational knowledge required to build and deploy smart contracts onto the Ethereum blockchain.
The Ethereum ecosystem
You'll learn about different types of projects being built on Ethereum, including various DeFi apps, NFTs, and DAO. You will understand complex DeFi terminology and what they mean. You will even get your hands dirty playing around with Dapps because that is the best way to understand what the current state of the art is. By the end of this module, you will have a strong grasp of what is possible to build on the Ethereum platform.
Solidity deep dive
Solidity is the programming language used to build Dapps on Ethereum. The prerequisites for the bootcamp will require you to learn the basics of Solidity. In this module, you will learn and practice intermediate and advanced concepts. You will also learn how to architect a Dapp and how the architecture differs from Web 2.0 applications. You will then use your newfound Solidity skills to build an ERC20 token contract from scratch! Don’t worry, this is a group exercise and will get you warmed up to start building on your own.
Build an DeFi payments app
In this module, you will build a DeFi Dapp from scratch in a live setting with your fellow DappCampers. Prepared to be challenged and enlightened. After building your first Dapp together, you will learn how the Ethereum tool chain works, including various developer frameworks, testing frameworks, auditing services, decentralized storage solutions, oracles, and more. Finally, you will be given all the necessary information for your final project. By the end of this module, you will have formed your teams and finalized your Dapp idea.
Build a limited-edition NFT collection
You will build an NFT application from scratch. You will start by building your own ERC-721 token and will learn how to store the associated metadata on IPFS. We will also understand how to make your NFT token a limited-edition with inbuilt royalties for original artists. Finally, we will also learn how to store some of the NFT attributes on-chain to allow composability.
Scaling your Dapp on L2
Now that you have a solid foundation in Solidity and the tool chain for building Dapps, you are ready to start thinking about how to scale your Dapp. In this module, you understand and analyze how Ethereum 2.0 works and what you can expect when it finally launches. You will also evaluate various approaches to scaling your Dapp on layer 2 solutions such as Polygon and Rollups, as well as alternative layer 1 platforms, such as Solana, Binance Smart Chain, Cosmos, Polkadot, and others. Evaluating the different options will allow you to pick a scaling solution that suits your application-specific needs. Finally, you will learn how to deploy your NFT collection onto an L2 network.
Learning how to build and scale a Dapp is not enough. As a Solidity developer, you will be expected to learn how to build smart contracts that are secure against adversarial attacks. In this part of the course, you will gain a deeper understanding of the common vulnerabilities in Solidity and how to defend against them. You will be asked to “break” a DeFi app and drain all of the money out of it. Finally, there will be a fun challenge for you to complete at home where you are asked to discover various vulnerabilities in smart contracts.
Advanced Web 3.0
By now, you have a very solid technical understanding of the Ethereum blockchain and how to write secure and scalable smart contracts. In this final lecture, we will cover some advanced concepts such as upgradeable smart contracts, token economics design, EVM internals, proof-of-stake, and more.
By this point in the course, you’ve spent 3 weeks learning and building. Now, it is time to showcase what you’ve been building all along! You and your team will have 10 minutes to present your final project to your cohort mates and a few special guests. Think of it as YC demo day where you have the opportunity to show off what you’ve built and maybe even recruit a team and investors around you :)
Special Guest Lectures
There will be a series of guest lecturers throughout the course, including Nader Dabit (Edge and Node), Coopahtroopa (FWB), Jess Sloss (SeedClub), Mudit Gupta (Blockchain security researcher at SushiSwap), Haseeb Qureshi (Dragonfly Capital), Zahoor Mohamed (Prysmatic Labs), and founders of various crypto projects. The guests will share lessons learned in their career in crypto and best practices for building on Ethereum. You will have an opportunity to ask them all of your burning questions! Students will also have access to recordings of all past guest lecturers (https://bit.ly/30bqzep)!
Need a scholarship?
We are offering a limited number of scholarships for students in need. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please mark it in the application form.