Applications are open for Polygon Bootcamp Africa, launched in partnership with Xend Finance! The eight-week intensive educational course and hackathon combo will put developers in Africa on the Web3 map.
This is Polygon’s biggest step yet in supporting African builders, developers, and creators, and it comes at a crucial moment.
Across the continent, a blockchain and internet revolution is in progress. Since 2000, there has been a 50-fold rise in internet usage in Africa, and by 2030, 75% of the population is expected to be online. Already, 1.7 million jobs and $144 billion in economic value have been generated throughout the continent thanks to mobile technology.
Our partnership with Nigerian startup Xend Finance, leading a Web3 revolution by making DeFi more accessible to everyone, shows the growing awareness of blockchain as a solution for real world problems. We’ve sponsored ETH Safari and the upcoming Crypto Fest, and supported communities in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and other African countries, because we know developers across the continent are eager to take the future into their hands.
The time is now to make sure that the upcoming generation of African developers receives a top-notch education. Best-in-class technology from Polygon will aid in the adoption of Ethereum and blockchain across a continent with numerous unique innovation hotspots where cross-border and decentralized coordination is highly valued.
Important Dates and Tracks
Polygon Bootcamp Africa is split into two concurrent tracks:
- Beginner track: for Web2 developers wishing to switch to Web3, as well as newcomers to Web3. This is the beginning of a new career, a new web, and a greater ability to profit from the value you produce. Participants will get comprehensive knowledge of decentralized computing, writing smart contracts, blockchain mechanics, and the steps involved in launching an app.
2. Mastery track: for seasoned Web3 developers who have won a few awards. You might be a full-time Web3 developer or you might have made the new web your career focus. The ins and outs of Polygon’s scaling solutions will be taught to participants.
The top three Beginner projects will be considered for bounties of $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000, respectively, while Mastery projects will compete for bounties of $10,000, $7,000, and $5,000. The top Mastery submissions will also be funneled into Polygon’s Accelerator program, to ensure more mentorship and funding.
In addition to ~swag~ for ALL participants, another 10 runner-up Beginner projects, and 30 runner-ups in Mastery, will receive $500 and $750, respectively.
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Registration closes on 7 October 2022
Want to get started? Apply now!