Our project, Dacade, has received a grant from the Celo Foundation (@CeloOrg) to grow Celo's developer community through peer-to-peer challenges and education. Dacade will act as a hub for strengthening Celo's learning community and growing Celo's ecosystem, expanding access to education and ultimately enabling a free-flowing distribution of educational and financial value. Thousands of organizations and individuals are already developing, growing, and governing Celo, an open-source platform that enables anyone to build borderless applications.
Our program focused on creating accessible and rewarding developer education will enable people interested in the Celo blockchain to expand its ecosystem while simultaneously strengthening our educational network. With the strength of the Celo brand and reputation behind us, we hope to build Dacade into a leading educator in the communities we are targeting, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and South-America.
The Celo Dacade Challenge
At Dacade, we are focused on a unique, collaborative, and incentivized method of learning/teaching. As more people learn how to build on Celo via Dacade, the number of people working to grow the Celo ecosystem rises. That is the focus of the Celo Dacade Challenge, to grow a collaborative, Celo-developer-community through education.
This Celo course will be comprehensive in scope, beginning with curated materials teaching basic Celo concepts. Throughout the tutorial, developers will learn how to create a working Celo Mobile Dapp before encountering the Celo Challenge. The challenge lets developers apply their new knowledge by building a working project that they will post to GitHub so that they can receive feedback from their peers. As developers navigate through our educational curriculum around Celo, they are encouraged to collaborate on future projects and hackathons.
"This partnership lays the groundwork for a strong, open learning community for the Celo ecosystem. The promise of Dacade’s collaborative, incentivized learning model makes us very excited for the future of our developer community, the continued growth of our ecosystem, and the propagation of a financial system that creates the conditions for prosperity — for everyone." Daniel Olarte, Service Design Partner at cLabs
We are excited to contribute to building a future with widely accessible financial and educational tools and thank the Celo Foundation for their support.
Dacade is a peer-to-peer education platform that makes active social learning affordable and scalable. On our platform, users can earn cryptocurrencies by learning about blockchain from their peers and helping their peers on their learning journey. Instead of solely providing content, Dacade incentivizes learners to give feedback on their peers' completed assignments — creating learning communities with a strong emphasis on technical knowledge. We help our partner projects to boost developer adoption by making their emergent technologies accessible to anyone.
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