EkoLance is launching a 10-week course for people seeking a career in the blockchain ecosystem as a smart contract auditor.
The official start date of the course is the 15th of March, 2023. The sessions take place every Wednesday at 6PM CET/WAT online via Zoom.
Why this training is important?
A smart contract audit is an assessment of the code and logic of a smart contract to identify potential errors, vulnerabilities, or security weaknesses that could result in unintended behavior or financial loss.
There have been several high-profile hacks of smart contracts due to weak audits or lack of auditing altogether. Some examples include:
The DAO hack: In 2016, a hacker exploited a vulnerability in the code of The DAO, a decentralized autonomous organization built on Ethereum, and stole over 3.6 million ether (worth around $50 million at the time). The vulnerability was caused by a mistake in the smart contract code that allowed the hacker to repeatedly withdraw funds from the organization.
Parity Wallet hack: In 2017, a vulnerability in a smart contract of the Parity Wallet library contract led to the theft of over 153,000 ether (worth around $30 million at the time) from several Ethereum wallets. The vulnerability was caused by a mistake in the smart contract code that allowed the hacker to gain control of the library contract and steal the funds.
bZx hack: In 2020, a hacker exploited two separate vulnerabilities in the code of the bZx decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, which allowed the hacker to steal over $8 million worth of cryptocurrency.
Harvest Finance: In 2020, a hacker exploited a vulnerability in the smart contract code of the Harvest Finance decentralized finance (DeFi) platform, which allowed them to steal $24 million worth of cryptocurrency.
These and other high-profile smart contract hacks have highlighted the importance of performing thorough and regular smart contract audits to identify and fix vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by attackers.
Due to the danger of smart audit hacks and vulnerabilities in smart contracts, which can lead to huge financial losses, the profession of a smart contract auditor has become extremely important and demanded.
A Smart Contract Audit Training is important because it teaches individuals how to perform the assesment of smart contracts in a systematic and thorough manner, so they can identify and address any issues before the contract is deployed on a blockchain network. Additionally the Smart Contract Audit Training covers understanding the mechanism and the code of a smart contract which help the auditor to identify possible risks which may lead to financial loss.
EkoLance understands the importance of making blockchain products more secure and is providing structured web3 training for web3 developers, who want to upskill and become smart contract auditors.
This training is in cooperation and under the supervision of the smart contract audit company AuditOne.
The training will take place over the course of 10 weeks. Every week the participants will interact with industry experts, and also be able to practice their skills on real life projects which would be included in their practical experience. The table below describes the agenda of the Smart Contract Audit Training.
Why should you apply for this training?
Deepen your knowledge of smart contracts.
Understand smart contract risks and the potential damage that arises if vulnerabilities are exploited.
Become part of a large blockchain savvy community.
Network with other solidity developers and smart contract auditors.
All participants have a chance to be selected for open roles through Ekolance’s recruiting service.
Get direct connections to the corporate partners, who participate in the program.
Understand different ways on how to monetize your skills as blockchain security specialist and auditor.
By completing the course you will receive a certificate from EkoLance as Certified Smart Contract Auditor.
After taking this Smart Contract Audit Training, you will be able to:
Implement and deploy smart contracts.
Detect smart contracts errors.
Perform automated security checks on smart contracts.
Make use of recent blockchain tools for development and safety audits.
Track blockchain transactions.
Curb crypto-jacking malware.
Safeguard blockchain against privacy attacks.
Get a job with a renowned blockchain firm that pays you well or become a freelance smart contract auditor.
This Training is delivered to you by a professional smart contract auditor.
Smart Contract Developer & Auditor
David is a highly skilled blockchain developer and smart contract auditor with over 2 years of experience in the industry. He has extensive knowledge of blockchain technologies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, and is proficient in Solidity. David has a deep understanding of security best practices and has performed numerous audits of smart contracts to ensure they are secure and free of bugs. He also has experience in building decentralized applications (dApps) and implementing smart contract-based solutions for various industries.
In addition to his technical skills, David is a team player who thrives in a collaborative work environment. He is constantly staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the blockchain space and is always looking for ways to improve his knowledge and skills.
Meet the organizational team
Founder & CEO, EkoLance
Maria is the founder and CEO of EkoLance. She is also the founder of the blockchain experts' community Ledger Nation with access to leaders from the international blockchain ecosystem. She is a financial services professional with over 8 years of experience in consulting banks, asset managers and insurance companies on technology topics.
She is the author of articles about crypto investing as well as frequent speaker and moderator at international blockchain conferences.
Emmanuel Tope Ogunsakin
Growth Manager, EkoLance
Emmanuel Tope is the Community Growth Manager at Ekolance. A developer trained by Ekolance who has been involved in Projects like ESGROW
A Platform for submitting ESG related project to participate in Crowding funding through Voting, Minting NFT and Raising funds from the NFT Marketplace.
Before transitioning into the web3 space, he worked as a Civil Engineer. He believes that the Blockchain technology will change the habits, behaviors and how humans perceive every facet of life.
Who is this training for?
You need to have at least 6-12 months of experiece in Solidity.
You have good English speaking and writing skills.
You can commit to spend at least 10 hours per week on the program and your personal study during the 10 week course of the training.
You should have appropriate equipment to participate in the program.
You desire to work as a Smart Contract Auditor.
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Improve your skills & Increase your Network by participating in Hackathons.
At EkoLance, we are passionate about helping professionals advance their careers in the blockchain industry.
Our commitment to your professional success doesn't stop at the end of the course because we know that practical experience is key to landing your dream job in the blockchain.
As a result of this, we frequently host hackathons with top blockchain companies for you to put your new skills to practice, collaborate with other professionals, and even network with potential employers.
As a hackathon participant, you get the opportunity to work on real-world blockchain projects, receive feedback from industry experts, and potentially even land job offers from top blockchain companies that partner with us.
Recently we organized a hackathon with Quantstamp, a leading blockchain security firm.
We had 60 developers signed up for the hackathon, 5 developers were picked for the recruitment process with Quantstamp and 3 developers won bounties as the winners of the hackathon.
Testimonials from our Solidity Developers
The EkoLance Training was an amazing, fun and educating experience. I had to look back at the end of the cohort and ask how do I know so much already? Our instructor made life easy for us with the time he put in the learning interactive sessions and a key thing is the task and projects we were given to build. The barriers met during these task helped me grow stronger as a smart contracts engineer scaling these tasks and learning more things in the process. I can comfortably read, write, and audit smart contract codes all thanks to Ekolance. Forever grateful and would recommend this cohort to anybody 11/10 times .
Eze Onochie Peter
This is a rare opportunity and an unforgettable experience. EkoLance has impacted so much in me this 3 months or so. From no experience or knowledge at all in solidity, to me working with EIP 2535( do you know what that means?). It has been an amazing journey, hardwork, consistency. Each time I feel like dropping the ginger, I'd remember the tutor admonishing us to keep at it and not give up. Thank you EkoLance.
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I was scared in the first day of the cohort when we had a room interactive session, and everyone was either a frontend or a backend engineer already apart me who was just 1 month old in python course. But this training has really thought me so much, the videos, and weekly classes are intense. Big kudos to our instructor. I'm very grateful for this program because I have really improved. Thank you Ekolance! God bless you all.
Gianluigi Alfredo Capriello
Thanks to EkoLance I have learnt a lot, more than I could immagine. It has been an amazing experience and glad to have partecipated. I'm really grateful to the EkoLance team for creating such an opportunity for us, and to our instructor who has been one of the greatest teacher I ever had.
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Ekolance is a dream come true opportunity, I had doubts about the web3 space, but this training have equipped me and given me the confidence and open doors as well.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I register for this training?
You can buy your ticket with Crypto or with traditional payment methods using USD or EUR. Click on the 'Pay in Crypto" or "Pay in EUR or USD" buttons to proceed to make payment for your ticket. After the purchase you will receive an email from us with all information regarding the next steps. This can take up to a few hours, because we write the emails personally to everyone.
How do I gain access to the course?
You will get details for the training sessions in an email after you purchase your ticket. If you face any challenges or you have a query regarding making a purchase, send a message to this email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can drop your queries on the Discord channel.
Can I take this course even though I am new to the blockchain space?
No, you are supposed to have 6-12 months of experience in solidity to qualify for this training.
How soon will I begin to audit smart contracts?
All of our training at EkoLance is practical. You'll have the opportunity to practice your skills on real-life projects and receive hands-on training in a structured environment.
Will the sessions be recorded?
Every session will be recorded and you will be granted immediate access to it.
For how long can I access the course?
Once you have enrolled for this course, you will have access to the recorded sessions for 1 year.
Will I get a job as smart contract auditor after this Training Program?
All participants have a chance to be selected for open roles through Ekolance’s recruiting service.
You will get direct connections to the corporate partners, who participate in the program.
We will show you multiple ways on how to monetize your skills as blockchain security specialist and auditor.
Will I get certified after this Training?
By completing the course you will receive a PDF as well as NFT certificate from EkoLance as Certified Smart Contract Auditor.