EkoLance in cooperation with AuditOne 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 1st of March, 2023 and the application deadline is the 17th of February, 2023. The sessions take place every Wednesday at 7PM CET.
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.
Meet the 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.
Co-founder & CEO, AuditOne
Adrien is the CEO and co-founder of AuditOne, a platform that empowers auditors to secure Web3 projects. Before his start-up, he consulted various Web3 projects on their tokenomics and finances. In the traditional world, he worked as a controller and other positions in finance.
He has lived and worked in five countries already, challenging the status quo and facing new cultures. In his leisure time he likes playing chess.
Meet the trainers
Thota Raja Sekhar
Co-founder & CTO, AuditOne
Raja is the CTO and co-founder of AuditOne where he oversee the technical direction of the company. As a highly experienced Python developer with over 6 years of experience and 2 years of experience in solidity programming. Raja has a strong foundation in full-stack development using Flask and integrating web3 modules. He is also well-versed in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in his work.
In addition to his professional work, he also runs educational initiatives in experienced fields to help others learn and grow in their careers. He is passionate about using his skills and expertise to drive innovative solutions and make a positive impact in the tech industry.
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.
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.
By completing the course you will receive a certificate from EkoLance and AuditOne as Certified Smart Contract Auditor.
Who is this training for?
You need to have at least 6-12 month 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.