Five Courses, Three Hackathons, and 6k New Tezos Enthusiasts: What Tezos Ukraine Achieved in Three Years
We have built a community of 6,000 Tezos developers and enthusiasts in three years, held three DeFi development hackathons, and written five training courses and 300 articles. Our content has been read more than 300,000 times in the past two years.
The year 2022 was very difficult for Ukraine and the world. It has become even more difficult for us: Tezos Ukraine is suspending its work for reasons beyond our control.
Our next feature will discuss the reasons for the decisions and our next steps.
Tezos DeFi Hackathon 2022 That Never Ended Because of the War
Tezos DeFI Hackathon 2022 attracted 1,125 participants, 150 teams, 46 mentors, and 15 partners. The hackathon was more like an incubator: for almost two months, participants studied development on Tezos, got their questions answered by partners and mentors, and worked with coaches.
On February 24, 2022, the war broke out. We were unable to evaluate the projects and hold an award ceremony. Despite that, some hackathoners continued experimenting and launched their projects in the mainnet: liquidity aggregator picky.fi and NFT tools xsHash.
Still, it was a great experience. We communicated with developers and mentors, assembled teams, and immersed ourselves in development on Tezos.
This was our third hackathon at Tezos. The first Tezos DeFi Hackathon 2019 attracted 20 teams. It brought mad.fish, the developers of Temple Wallet, QuipuSwap, and Yupana Finance, into the ecosystem. The second, Tezos DeFi Hackathon 2021, brought together 22 teams and helped Baking Bad find Stepan Naumov, the author of the betting project Juster.fi.
Together with mad.fish we launched Tezos Stands With Ukraine and raised $100,000 for war relief. In total, Tezos helped Ukraine with more than $350,000. Thank you!
300 Articles, 325k Views, and Oh, So Many Likes
We’ve written about everything going on in Tezos that could be useful to developers, enthusiasts, and ordinary users. Since then, we have published more than 300 articles about Tezos technologies and projects. Our educational content has been read more than 325,000 times.
We are incredibly proud of our series of materials for beginners:
- What blockchain, wallets, and tokens are;
- What smart contracts and dApps are;
- What the Merkle tree is;
- What oracles are;
- Visual programming of smart contracts;
- Where to analyze Tezos on-chain data;
- How to start collecting NFTs;
- How to develop a blockchain application;
- How to conduct an airdrop;
- How to apply for a grant.
If your friend is interested in blockchain and you don’t have time to explain it, just drop them a link.
Courses and Workshops: Over 50k Views
In December 2022, we launched an excellent course on blockchain indexers. We explained how they work, why they are needed, and how blockchain applications use them.
We focused on practical matters in the course and showed how to solve problems with different indexers: TzKT API, Que Pasa, Dappetizer, and DipDup. The course is right for you if you want to make a service application for viewing on-chain data or analytics and don’t know how to approach it.
And watch the bonus lesson: we make a simple page with TzKT to display tez and tzBTC price changes.
Earlier, we released four more courses in three languages. Each of them has gathered more than 10,000 views:
- baking on any OS;
- smart contract development on LIGO;
- a general course on Tezos development;
- an introduction to Tezos.
In addition to the courses, Tezos Ukraine held developer workshops: on writing smart contracts, testing, creating NFTs, and others. Watch it all on Tezos Ukraine’s YouTube channel.
Working in Tezos Ecosystem Was Cool
Over the last three years, we have learned a lot about smart contract and app development, the peculiarities of blockchain protocols and nodes, project communities, and extraordinary NFT artists.
Sadly, it ends now, and we won’t be able to talk about the first applications based on enshrined rollups and the new tez inflation model. But in any case, we will continue to follow Tezos’ further development. Over the years, it has become more than just a protocol for us.
More than just JPEGs: interactive NFTs on fxhash