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Highlights From EkoLance’s September Community Call


Image depicting details of the EkoLance community call in September.

On the 25th of September, our vibrant community once again united in a Zoom session, where we shared exciting updates, promising opportunities, and a glimpse into upcoming events at EkoLance and techFiesta.


In this article, we will cover our insightful discussion that encompassed:

  • The ongoing Smart Contract Audit training

  • Ongoing and upcoming Hackathons

  • Swisstronik developer challenge for our techFiesta community

  • New partners for techFiesta

  • Upcoming conferences where you can meet us

EkoLance and techFiesta bring various opportunities 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, 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.

Currently, we are in the 4th week of our Smart Contract Audit Training Program, where students are learning about the common vulnerabilities in smart contracts. 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.


Gnosis Chain Hackathon Demo Day

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We can’t help but buzz with excitement as we discuss the grand finale of the Gnosis Chain Hackathon. The Gnosis chain Hackathon has been a testament to the remarkable talent and creativity within our community, and the Demo Session is the grand stage where these talents would shine brightest.


One of the most thrilling aspects of this Demo Session is the announcement of the hackathon winners. The air was filled with anticipation as we eagerly awaited the unveiling of the brilliant minds who would emerge victorious from this fierce competition.


The session was scheduled to take place on the 27th of September, 2023 via Zoom, ensuring that participants from different corners of the world could come together virtually to witness the magic unfold.


During the session, three winners were announced out of 18 project submissions. They are:

  • 1st Place: Rainfy — $1000

  • 2nd Place: Verxio Protocol — $600

  • 3rd Place: Event Connect — $400


THE HUB Hackathon Kick-Off Session

Image depicting details of THE HUB Hackathon Kick-Off Session

The entire techFiesta community witnessed another thrilling hackathon kick-off session with THE HUB with a bounty worth $3000. The kickoff session welcomed a special guest, Nicolas Weber, the Co-Founder of THE HUB who graced us with his presence. It was a moment of honor as we looked forward to hearing insights and perspectives from someone instrumental in the metaverse space.


Participants were primed to equip themselves with the knowledge and strategies needed to thrive in the hackathon. In the true spirit of collaboration and innovation, we collectively looked forward to this exciting event, and we know that together, we can make waves in the metaverse space.

You don’t want to miss out on an opportunity to watch the recording of this session, Click here to visit our YouTube channel to catch up on all you have missed in the session.


Upcoming Hackathons With Prizes Over 12000 USD

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

  • The Hub

  • Concordium 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

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Gain exclusive insights and strategies for hackathon success in our power-packed Zoom sessions series that features 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.


Swisstronik Developer Challenge

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We are filled with excitement to announce the Swisstronik Developer Challenge on techFiesta. Developers are required to take just 45 minutes to complete the challenge and stake their claim to a share of the impressive $500 prize bounty.


This challenge is a chance to showcase your skills, innovate, and earn recognition within our vibrant and dynamic community. Registering for the challenge is just a click away, as the challenge is set to conclude on the 2nd of October, 2023.


You can participate in the second developer challenge, starting on the 3rd of October and ending on the 10th of October, 2023. Hurry now and participate to win a prize pool of $300. Click here!


New Partners For techFiesta

techFiesta recently got a partnership deal with Kleros. This company has its own accelerator boot camp where you as a founder can get funding for your project.


So if you have a project and need more funding, a great way to do that is to apply for Kleros founders boot camp. Simply scan the QR code in the visual above or click here to apply for their accelerator boot camp which lasts for 2 months.


Kleros will not only help fund your project but they will also do the following:

  • Help you in building your business MVP

  • Teach you to pitch in front of investors

  • Set up your company

  • Show you the go-to-market strategy for your project

As a techFiesta community member, the above is what you stand to gain. It is a great way to kick off your business in the space.


Mentorship Program For Blockchain Professionals

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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. 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 9 guides we have written from January to September.

You can download them using the links below:

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Guide 8

Guide 9


Developer Tea Chat

techFiesta is thrilled to present another session of ‘Developers Tea Chat’. In the recent episode, we featured Patrick Skinner; DevRel, and Marketer at Developer Dao. Patrick enlightened developers on "Balancing The Developer Trilemma". He discussed the art of harmonizing speed, quality, and innovation.


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.


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.


Upcoming Free Email Courses by EkoLance

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


Upcoming Conferences Where You Can Meet Us

EkoLance will be attending three events in Q4. The main reason we are going to these conferences is to:

  • Meet our community members

  • Connect with Web3 protocols and companies that can support our vision to onboard more people in the blockchain space.

  • Partner with companies that would want to hire blockchain professionals from our talent pool.

  • Finally, connect with these protocols to host hackathons on techFiesta.

These events include;

Crypto Asset Conference: This event brings together people interested in crypto assets, such as cryptocurrencies, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and decentralized finance (DeFi). These conferences typically feature speakers from the crypto industry and provide networking opportunities for attendees. This event will be happening live in Frankfurt, from the 17th to the 18th of October, 2023, and our CEO, Maria Eneva-Olms will be attending.


DevConnect is a week-long gathering of independent Ethereum events to learn, share, and make progress together. It is organized by the Ethereum Foundation and takes place in a different city each year. The next DevConnect will be held in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2023. We will be represented by Emmanuel Tope, our Developer Advocate.


The European Blockchain Convention (EBC) is the largest and most influential blockchain event in Europe and will be attended by our CEO, Maria Eneva-Olms, and our Community Growth Manager. It features a two-day conference with over 300 speakers, as well as an exhibition area with over 100 startups and companies showcasing their latest blockchain products and services.


Conclusion

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, recruitment services, and our hackathon platform, 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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