Week One - Developer Study Jæm - Ekiti State
The long-awaited Ekiti State Study Jæm started on a good note as the participants showed up with their gadgets, a broad smile and an eagerness to learn.
æternity is an open source in the blockchain that help solves the problem from such has:
- real-world data
- contract security
The lead for ækiti community, in the person of Emmanuel Joseph(JET), welcomed the participants by giving them full details concerning the workshops and breaking down the curriculum.
Developer Study Jæm main goal is bringing out existing web developers from different tech communities to learn æternity technologies, provide necessary support and help them get rewarded on the æternity development 101 course on dacade. Apart from all these, they are also an opportunity to win several prizes from the competition.
Jesulonimi Akingbesote (The Co-Lead for ækiti) took it up from there by going into a detailed explanation about Blockchain and the advantages and disadvantages of Blockchain.
Among the advantages are :
- It allows transparent transactions,
- it makes transactions efficient, private and secure.
- Low transactions per seconds
- Susceptibility to being hacked(51% attacks)
With blockchain encryption, decentralization and tokenization are made even possible. Jesulonimi as well spoke about Nodes, Proof of Work(PoW) and Proof of Stake(PoS) etc.
JET ended the first day by explaining æternity, it’s technologies and some terminologies:
State channels Via Smart Contracts : State Channels provides a method for users to privately communicate and transact off-chain. Only in the case of a disagreement between the contracting parties does the æternity blockchain enforces the smart contract code.
Oracles : Oracles are source of information which can be accessed on the blockchain. Anyone can be an oracle provider, their reputation determines whether or not they are seen as a reliable source.
JET then briefly explained dacade and a promise of having an online session with the founder the next day.
And as promised, the second day kicked started with Moritz Stellmacher — Founder of Dacade — giving a total review of what Dacade does. He said Dacade offers practical, active learning with real human feedback while being scalable and affordable. With the help of a slide, he further added that with Dacade, the participant had the possibility to earn cryptocurrencies by solving challenges and giving feedback to their peers. In Dacade learning environments you also get to work with peers to learn about blockchain technology.
It was an insightful session as he showed the participants how to make reviews and learn effectively on Dacade. He also gave detailed answers to every question asked.
JET further advised the Jæmers to take up the opportunity to learn on Dacade and explained how dacade would be used during the #devstudyjaem. He also reminded them that at the end if Ekiti Study Jæm, they would be building a Chat æpp with æternity blockchain as their project.
With the sharing of snacks and enthusiasm in the part of the participant. The session for the first week came to an end.