The Web3 Builders Alliance trains aspiring lead and senior developers to serve projects across Web3. Juno Network funds the current 2 cohorts students are selected via an advanced, highly selective application process. For the upcoming cohort, there are close to 90 candidates signed up to participate. A partnership with the WBA creates immense potential to train developers to build the next wave of leading dApps in the ecosystem.
The WBA model, a tremendous value added over traditional bootcamps, learning tutorials, and other commonly used self-directed learning approaches, developers complete factual and conceptual development asynchronously. In addition the class meets for three 90 minute live building sessions each week. These sessions maintain a minimum of a 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio and focus on building authentic projects that are relevant to the partner ecosystem. An example of a project that is in progress, developers learning at the institute funded by Juno are currently building twin test chains, and connecting them with IBC relayers.
The course is currently a 10 week session that culminates in a capstone project. These PoCs and MVPs projects are then reviewed by a panel of experts. That means that the course also directly contributes to the ecosystem with the capstone projects. In addition, during the duration of the program our cadets are also improving developer tooling, creating PR’s for code improvements, and working on documentation. Upon graduation developers are awarded a non-transferable an NFT which is a WBA Certification. The metadata displays their work, skills, and interests.
These NFT’s then become part of the WBA Developer Marketplace where projects can recruit and hire vetted professionals, while reviewing their portfolios that reflect work that was completed under the supervision of the WBA.