In this video, we will explore three exciting opportunities for the community to learn how to build on Celo. The transcript features presentations from Anita Mukushamano, Cristobal Pereira, and Moritz discussing their respective educational programs. Let’s dive into each program in more detail.
Anita Mukushamano from the United African Blockchain Association (UABA) in South Africa introduces their organization. UABA is a non-profit organization focused on promoting blockchain technology adoption in Africa and building partnerships for life-changing blockchain projects. Their common goals include education, financial inclusion, skills development, and gender equality.
UABA’s Train the Trainer model aims to educate the African community by reaching one million people. The strategy is to train individuals who can then pass on their knowledge to others. By teaching one person who can replicate the knowledge to 10 people, the goal of educating a large number of individuals becomes achievable.
UABA is excited about their partnership with Celo. They initially aimed to register and train 400 people but ended up registering over a thousand within two weeks. The age groups of participants ranged from 15 to 55 years, with the majority being males. UABA’s focus is on educating people who have little to no knowledge of blockchain technology, empowering them to make use of its potential.
If you’re interested in learning more about UABA’s partnership with Celo and their initiatives, you can follow them on their social media handles: Facebook, Twitter, Medium, and LinkedIn. Anita also provides her personal email address for further inquiries.
Cristobal Pereira from Blockchain Academy Chile discusses their initiative to train Spanish-speaking developers in Latin America. They aim to promote the use of blockchain technology and foster a developer ecosystem throughout the region.
Blockchain Academy Chile’s program consists of three stages:
- Free Open Course: A three-hour on-demand course in Spanish that covers the basics of blockchain technology and building decentralized applications on Celo. The course is open and free for anyone interested.
- Live Workshops: After completing the course, developers can participate in live workshops to apply their knowledge and start building their own applications. The focus is to help developers grow their ideas.
- Open Hackathon: The program culminates in an open hackathon where participants can showcase their applications built on top of Celo. This hackathon aims to impact more than 300 people over a six-month period.
To participate in the program, you can follow Blockchain Academy Chile on their social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The upcoming open course will be announced on their website, and they encourage interested individuals to join and learn about building on Celo.
Moritz from KATE introduces their organization focused on peer-to-peer education. KATE aims to re-envision education through active learning and a scalable approach.
In the Celo course provided by KATE, learners receive curated learning materials, including documentation and videos. The course also includes a step-by-step tutorial on building a decentralized application on Celo. Participants will learn to create a simple marketplace where products can be uploaded and purchased using Celo Dollars (cUSD) through a desktop wallet.
Participants in the KATE Celo course are encouraged to develop their own ideas and build upon the knowledge gained from the course. They can create their own decentralized applications, explore different use cases, and experiment with the functionalities of Celo.
KATE values feedback and encourages participants to provide their input on the course content, learning experience, and any improvements they would like to see. This feedback helps KATE refine their educational materials and ensure that they are meeting the needs and expectations of the learners.
If you’re interested in joining the KATE Celo course or learning more about their peer-to-peer education initiatives, you can visit their website and sign up for the course. The course materials are available online and accessible to learners at their own pace.
KATE also provides opportunities for collaboration and networking with other learners and developers in their community. By joining the course, you can connect with like-minded individuals and engage in discussions, sharing ideas, and supporting each other’s learning journey.
These three educational programs, offered by United Africa Blockchain Association (UABA), Blockchain Academy Chile, and KATE, provide valuable opportunities for individuals and communities to learn about building on Celo. Whether you’re new to blockchain technology or an experienced developer, these programs offer a range of resources, training, and support to help you gain the skills and knowledge needed to create decentralized applications on the Celo platform.