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Highlights From EkoLance’s August Community Call

Image depicting details of the EkoLance community call in August.

On August 29th, our community convened in a Zoom session, where we shared a myriad of exciting updates, opportunities, and upcoming events with them. This virtual gathering served as a way for our community members to delve into the latest news surrounding EkoLance and techFiesta, providing a glimpse into what the future holds.

During this enriching session, participants got a comprehensive overview of;

  • The ongoing Smart Contract Audit Training

  • Insights into the group mentorship session scheduled for the next quarter

  • The concluded and upcoming hackathons on techFiesta.

  • A sneak peek into our upcoming events and webinars

Join us as we explore the various opportunities EkoLance and techFiesta brings to the forefront, ensuring that you are well-positioned to thrive in the ever-evolving world of technology.

Training Professionals: EkoLance’s Impact as an Educational Platform

EkoLance boasts 2000+ trained Web3 professionals, a talent pool of over 4250 professionals, and about 50,000 blockchain professionals reached through our partners all over the globe. So far, we have launched six training programs to help blockchain professionals upskill and develop their expertise. The programs include:

Ongoing: Smart Contract Audit Training

 Image depicting details of the EkoLance ongoing Smart Contract Auditing course.

We have taken a significant step towards bolstering blockchain security by launching the second cohort of our Smart Contract Audit Training Program, which is currently in full swing. This program is designed to empower Solidity developers, helping them hone their skills, and become proficient and certified Smart Contract Auditors.

The ongoing Smart Contract Audit Training is on track to achieve its primary objective: educating participants on the best practices for auditing smart contracts so they can contribute to the overall security of decentralized applications. The training officially commenced on the 5th of September, 2023, and the sessions are held every Tuesday at 6 pm CET, spanning over a comprehensive 10-week duration.

The training program is led by seasoned professionals in Smart Contract Security, with extensive experience in conducting audits for prominent blockchain companies. Their wealth of knowledge and guidance ensures that participants receive top-notch training and invaluable insights, equipping them to effectively secure the blockchain ecosystem.

As this training program continues, it promises to be a pivotal resource for all Solidity Developers and aspiring Smart Contract Auditors.

 Image depicting details of success story from the 1st cohort of Smart Contract Auditor training. .

The first cohort was a high success and the above image is a remarkable testament to the efficacy of the Smart Contract Audit Training Program. One of our exceptional participants, Ravi Kiran Betha, competed in competitions in Moonwell Audit on Code4arena and secured 6th position. This marked a significant milestone in his career as a Smart Contract Auditor which commenced only a few months through our Smart Contract Audit training.

Ravi Kiran's success serves as a shining example of the immense potential that lies within our Smart Contract Audit Training Program. His achievement not only underscores the quality of the training but also highlights the real-world impact it can have on participants' careers.

Ravi Kiran's story is just one of many success stories waiting to be written within our community. Don't miss out on the opportunity to unlock your full potential and celebrate your career milestones in the Web3 world. Join us today and be part of this exciting journey toward success!

Concluded Hackathons on techFiesta

1. HUMAN Hackathon

Image depicting details of the techFiesta concluded hackathon with Human protocol.

The HUMAN Hackathon, jointly organized by EkoLance and HUMAN Protocol, has successfully ended with remarkable achievements. This event was hosted virtually on techFiesta, our hackathon platform, and it was used for the submission of projects and payment of bounties to the winners with just one click of a button. The hackathon commenced on the 20th of July, 2023, and witnessed the active participation of 156 talented developers.

During this hackathon, participants were presented with two intriguing problem statements to choose from, or they could opt to tackle both challenges with a bounty prize of $2,000.

In the end, after fierce competition and impressive innovation, a single standout winner emerged, and a bounty price of $750 was directly deposited through techFiesta into his wallet for his exceptional project.

2. Celo and Bunzz Hackathon

Image depicting details of the techFiesta concluded hackathon with Celo African DAO and Bunzz.

The Celo Africa DAO Hackathon, held in collaboration with Bunzz, has concluded with resounding success, with over 300 enthusiastic individuals from Africa registering for the hackathon, demonstrating a strong interest in advancing the blockchain ecosystem in the region.

21 impressive projects were submitted, each reflecting their commitment to innovation and creative problem-solving, and out of the 21 submissions, 11 finalists emerged, showcasing the high quality of projects generated during the hackathon.

The hackathon event ended with a physical event where the top 11 finalists presented their projects in front of a panel of judges, and other blockchain enthusiasts who were present at the event in Nigeria.

Image showing the panel of judges at the Celo X Bunzz finale physical event

After the presentation, 5 outstanding projects stood out as winners, claiming a share of the bounty prize of $5,000, which was distributed among these top 5 performers on techFiesta. To read more about this hackathon, click here.

Upcoming Hackathons With Prizes Over 15000 USD

Image depicting details of the techFiesta upcoming hackathons.

Exciting upcoming hackathons await you on the techFiesta platform. They are:

  • The Hub Hackathon

  • Gnosis Hackathon

  • Consortium Hackathon

  • Aleph Zero

By participating in these hackathons, you'll unlock a world of opportunities and benefits such as;

  • You'll gain invaluable Web3 experience, immersing yourself in cutting-edge technologies and emerging trends. This hands-on exposure will undoubtedly enrich your skillset and expand your horizons in the world of blockchain.

  • Your hard work will be rewarded with stablecoins, providing a tangible incentive for your innovative contributions.

  • Stand out among your peers with on-chain certificates that serve as verifiable proof of your achievements. These digital certificates will enhance your credibility and open doors to new opportunities.

  • The hackathons present an incredible avenue to catch the attention of blockchain companies seeking talent. Your outstanding performance could lead to enticing job offers from some of the most prominent names in the industry.

Workshop: How To Win Hackathons

Image depicting details of the EkoLance edition on how to win a hackathon.

Gain exclusive insights and strategies for hackathon success in our power-packed Zoom sessions series that feature seasoned hackathon champions. The latest series is with Sunny Jiang, the founder & CEO of MaasVentures. She shared invaluable tips and techniques that propelled her to victory in past hackathons and how you can make a successful startup out of your hackathon project. Participants had the opportunity to dive into advanced approaches, harnessing the limitless potential of blockchain technology, and fostering collaboration for groundbreaking innovations. These sessions provided a platform for interactive Q&A, enabling participants to receive real-time answers from an industry expert. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from the best! Click here to watch all the sessions on our YouTube channel and accelerate your hackathon journey.

Mentorship Program For Blockchain Professionals

 Image depicting details of the EkoLance mentorship program.

EkoLance has launched a Mentorship Program for Q4 for all blockchain professionals. This program was designed to provide guidance and support to those who want to improve their skills and knowledge in the blockchain industry.

The Mentorship Program offers a great opportunity for professionals to be guided by experienced mentors through their career journey. The program is available to both experienced and blockchain professionals new to the space, and it offers tailored guidance to help you navigate the challenges you face in the blockchain space.

The Mentorship Program covers a wide range of topics, including metaverse, Web3 development, Web3 taxation and regulation, blockchain recruitment, product development, and product management. Our mentorship program for Q3 has ended and that of Q4 has commenced, Click here to apply.

Monthly Guides To Help Blockchain Professionals in their Career Journey

We are committed to helping you grow in your career journey, which is why we launched our monthly guides. We understand that the blockchain industry is rapidly growing and constantly evolving, which can make it challenging for professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices. These monthly guides are designed to provide valuable information that helps you enhance your skills, find new opportunities, and achieve your career goals.

Above are the 8 guides we have written from January to August.

You can download them using the links below:

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Guide 8

EkoLance Weekly Community Call on Discord

EkoLance hosts a weekly community call on Discord every Friday at 8 PM WAT / 9 PM CET, where our community members can connect and share their experiences in the blockchain industry. The call provides a platform for you to network, ask questions, and learn from others in the community. This weekly event is organized by our Community Manager and it's an excellent opportunity for blockchain professionals to expand their knowledge.

Developer Tea Chat

techFiesta is thrilled to introduce ‘Developers Tea Chat’; a session for developers. The first episode featured Santiago; a highly sought-after Developer Advocate. Santiago shared his invaluable insights, challenges, and triumphs, and he offered a unique and inspiring perspective on the path to becoming a developer advocate.

In the world of tech and development, inspiration often springs from the journeys of remarkable professionals. We invite you to join us virtually every Tuesday at 5 PM WAT / 6 PM CET for our Developer Tea chat series.

Upcoming Free Email Courses by EkoLance

We will be launching a free email course in the coming weeks. Who are these courses? They are for the following professionals:

  • People who registered on techFiesta on how to win hackathons and improve their technical skills.

  • Those interested in learning about Decentralised Finance

  • Everyone interested in learning about the Metaverse


EkoLance is committed to providing top-notch training programs for blockchain professionals that will help them stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving blockchain industry. The launch of our Smart Contract Audit Training is just one of the many training programs we offer. Our focus on providing high-quality training programs has earned us a reputation as a leading blockchain training provider.

The training program is not only beneficial to professionals but also for blockchain companies that are looking to hire top blockchain talents. As the blockchain industry continues to grow, the demand for blockchain professionals is also increasing. With our training programs, firms can be assured of hiring professionals who have the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the blockchain industry.

At EkoLance, we believe that blockchain technology has the potential to revolutionize the world, and we are dedicated to training professionals to help them contribute to this revolution.

Join us today and take your blockchain career to the next level!

For partnerships, sponsorships, and inquiries about our training programs and recruitment services for Web3 brands, reach out to us via email here.

About EkoLance

EkoLance is a skill-training and recruitment company that equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the specific requirements of your preferred career in the blockchain industry. In addition to providing skill training, we partner with global tech companies in finding and hiring qualified candidates from our talent pool.

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