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Highlights From EkoLance’s November Community Call

Image depicting details of the EkoLance community call in November.

On November 29th, our community convened in a Zoom session, where we shared exciting updates, opportunities, and ongoing and upcoming events with them. In this virtual gathering with our community members, we 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;

  • Completed training programs

  • Hackathons and Challenges 

  • Mentorship programs

  • Monthly guides

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.

EkoLance’s Impact as an Educational Platform For Aspiring Web3 Professionals

EkoLance boasts 2000+ trained Web3 professionals, a talent pool of over 4250 professionals, a community of over 8000, and about 50,000 blockchain professionals reached through our partners all over the globe. With its developer activation platform called techFiesta, companies have been able to launch over 13 developer events with top blockchain protocols, 70+ projects have been built and over $90K has been paid in bounties. 

So far, we have launched six training programs to help blockchain professionals upskill and develop their expertise. The programs include

Concluded: Smart Contract Audit Training

Image depicting details of EkoLance concluded Smart Contract Auditing course.

EkoLance remains committed to delivering exceptional training programs for blockchain professionals, and our most recent program, the Smart Contract Audit Training successfully ended on the 7th of November, 2023. 

The training was launched on the 5th of September, 2023, and it was designed to cater to professionals who want to hone their skills in Solidity development and become proficient and certified Smart Contract Auditors. The primary objective was to educate participants on the best practices for auditing smart contracts so they could contribute to the overall security of decentralized applications. 

It attracted over 25 participants and each session was guided by expert trainers, with extensive experience in conducting audits for prominent blockchain companies. Their wealth of knowledge and guidance ensured that participants received top-notch training and invaluable insights, equipping them to effectively secure the blockchain ecosystem.

Concluded Developer Challenges

 1. Concorduim Developer Challenge

Image depicting details of the Concorduim Developer Challenge

The recently concluded Concorduim Developer Challenges on techFiesta took place from November 22nd to December 4th, 2023.  It marked a milestone in the adoption and development of secure and efficient smart contracts on the Concordium platform.

This challenge attracted  51 skilled participants ready to dive into the world of blockchain and smart contract development. Before the challenge began, the Concordium team conducted an intensive developer training program focused on Rust programming language and the nuances of developing smart contracts on Concordium.

In the end, 4 winners emerged and they were awarded from the pool of bounty worth $1250.  Click here to get the full details in a press release.

2. Haven1 Developer Challenge

Image depicting details of the Haven1 Developer Challenge

Haven1 Developer Challenge on techFiesta spanned from November 22nd to December 4th, 2023. Haven1 is an EVM-compatible Layer 1 blockchain that brings key principles of traditional finance to Web3

With a focus on security, reliability, regulatory compliance, and an intuitive user experience, Haven1 offers a robust and scalable infrastructure for lightning-fast, safe, and secure transactions. This challenge was an opportunity for developers to innovate applications with the potential to transform tangible smart contracts on the Haven1 chain. 

It attracted 41 passionate participants who competed for prizes from a pool worth $500. 10 winners emerged, each exemplifying outstanding skill, creativity, and a deep understanding of the Haven1 task. Click here to get the full details in a press release.

Concluded Hackathons

1. THE Hub Hackathon

Image depicting details of the concluded THE HUB Hackathon.

techFiesta hosted a hackathon with THE HUB for all tech enthusiasts and innovators! It spanned from September 25 2023 to November 10, 2023. THE Hub platform provides a suite of tools for investing, building, and experiencing Gaming and Metaverse worlds

Developers were given a task to come up with solutions that can enhance the capabilities of Decentraland (DCL) and its avatar models, as well as the Metaverse Explorer/Valuation tool. There was no better time for innovators to showcase their skills and creativity

This Metaverse Innovation Challenge offered hackers an opportunity to start their hacking adventure right away with a $3,000 prize for the winning projects.  

2. ToroNet Hackathon 

Image depicting details of the ToroNet Hackathon

The ToroNet hackathon was a 27-day event that started on October 30, 2023 and came to an end on December 7, 2023, with a virtual closing ceremony. 

During the hackathon, developers had opportunities to participate in online workshops organized by the ToroNet team and they also enjoyed prompt and instant communication that helped them through the project-building process on TóróNet.

In the closing ceremony, 56 participants were celebrated for their impressive innovation and achievements during the hackathon. Out of these talented developers, five were declared winners and offered bounties worth $18,000.

This hackathon was not just a great opportunity for developers to hack, build teams, collaborate, and win prizes, but to build applications that demonstrate their practical functionality in resolving community problems.  Click here to get the full details in a press release.

Ongoing Aleph Zero Hackathon

Image depicting the ongoing Aleph Zero Hackathon

We have an ongoing hackathon with Aleph Zero on techFiesta with a bounty prize of $3500. Aleph Zero is a privacy-enhancing layer 1 blockchain, engineered for speed, achieving efficiencies akin to conventional web2 systems. It upholds rigorous standards for data privacy and transaction security while aiming for genuine decentralization over time.

The task for this hackathon falls into three categories: DeFi, ZK, and Tooling/Infrastructure to create developer/infrastructure tooling for the Aleph Zero Ecosystem. Aside from the bounty prize of $3500, hackers get access to grants of up to  $500k per project. 

Are you ready to let your creativity flow? Click here to register on the techFiesta platform and join this exciting ongoing hackathon. Be a part of the hackathon revolution and take your Web3 journey to the next level!

Important Resources for Aleph Zero Hackathon

Image depicting the QR codes of Aleph Zero Developer Training

Aleph Zero offered a developer workshop on techFiesta for participants to prepare for the hackathon. This training provides participants with guidance and mentorship through a couple of events before the actual hackathon begins. This developer training took place on Zoom, on the topic “How to Create Smart Contract With Ink”. ‘Ink is the language they use for their smart contracts.

The second training session was the kick-off of this hackathon. Aleph Zero Developer Relations Specialist, Uladzislau Savenia introduced Aleph Zero and shared their expectations with the hackathon participants. Maria Eneva-Olms, the CEO of EkoLance shared the key details about the hackathon and showed the participants how they can register on techFiesta and submit their projects.

So if you’re a Rust or Solidity Developer set to embark on an enlightening journey into the world of Smart Contracts. These sessions are your gateway to mastering it. Don't miss this opportunity! Scan the QR code above or click here to watch these sessions. To participate in the hackathon, click here.

How To Win Hackathon

At EkoLance, we don’t just host hackathons on techFiesta but we also show how to win. Gain exclusive insights and strategies for hackathon success in our power-packed Zoom series that features seasoned hackathon champions. The speakers all shared invaluable tips and techniques that propelled them to victory in past hackathons. 

Participants had opportunities to dive into advanced approaches, harnessing the limitless potential of blockchain technology, and foster collaboration innovations. These sessions provided a platform for interactive Q&A, enabling attendees to receive real-time answers from industry experts. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from the best!

Click on the links below to watch all the available series on our YouTube channel and accelerate your hackathon journey. 

Mentorship Program For Blockchain Professionals

The EkoLance Q4 Mentorship Program for all blockchain professionals is still ongoing. 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. Click here to apply.

Monthly Guides (January - November)

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.

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At EkoLance, we are 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.  Our focus on providing high-quality training programs has earned us a reputation as a leading blockchain training provider.

Additionally, our innovative developer activation platform, techFiesta, serves as a launchpad for companies to host hackathons and developer challenges. With a thriving community of over 8,000 blockchain professionals, EkoLance is a catalyst for growth, setting the stage for professionals to redefine the future of work. We firmly believe in the potential of blockchain technology to revolutionize our world, and we are dedicated to equipping professionals with the skills and knowledge to lead this transformative charge.

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

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

About EkoLance

EkoLance revolutionizes the future of work by empowering professionals in Web2 and the blockchain industry. EkoLance has two products: an educational platform with training programs for upskilling in the blockchain space and a developer activation platform called techFiesta, where companies launch hackathons and developer challenges. EkoLance has a community of over 8,000 blockchain professionals.

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