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Boot Camp Week 12, Non-Technical Recap

By Mike Bivens | Journey to Web3 | 2 May 2022

Week 12 completed with articles being read, tons of technical stuff, and some challenges with the hackathon. 

<usual_enterance> If you're new here I'm creating this blog series as I go from coding newbie to working in web3. I'm creating this to reflect on the technical and non-technical growth and to leave it behind for others who might be interested in how they can follow a similar path. </usual_enterance>\

In this week's non-technical recap:

  • Daily Articles, focused on NFTs
  • a16z Crypto Canon readings
  • Chainlink Spring Hackathon status
  • What's Next?


tweet every day about at least one web3 article, here are the biggest takeaways from those articles this week:

  • NFTs are Proof of Passion (PoP) and the social side of these will change the lifecycles of social trends, marketing, and community
  • NFTs create an Internet of Value through their enablement of ownership
  • Enabling creators with "a-ha" moments during onboarding to web3 is the key
  • Value is created socially, greater social recognition of an NFT turns it from transactional value to an expression of identity
  • Crypto further enables co-creation and authenticated shared governance between creator and community

And you can find my sources here:

a16z Crypto Canon 

Articles are grouped by categories, found in bold below, and articles that I found within articles are identified with indentation.

Cryptoeconomics, Cryptoassets, and Investing

Found these to be phenomenal in helping formulate a stronger mental model of crypto assets.

Fundraising and Token Distribution

Very valuable insights into understanding regulation possibilities.

Decentralized Exchanges

Truthfully, this section was lacking but I'm sure if they were to refresh this it would look very different.


Great for understanding the challenges of producing a strong stablecoin.

Chainlink Spring Hackathon

We had two members drop from the team this week after they realized they wouldn't be able to take on the additional workload of the hackathon, I did manage to get one replaced at this point so we are still in an okay position to move forward. Aside from this, we are looking to get the code started ASAP this week as most of the introductory webinars have been completed now. I'm a little behind on these, but my schedule has purposefully been left more open this week so I can binge those and keep up on my end of the workload.

Webinars watched:

What's Next?

NFTs are out, DAOs are in. The second week of the daily article readings (and tweets) for NFTs has come to a close which means it's time to start the last bi-weekly section I had set out to do. Focusing on DAOs, with the articles being sourced from (you guessed it) the DAO Canon. Ideally, I'll also finish the Crypto Canon this week and I'll be moving on to using those time slots to continue the NFT Canon. Aside from this, I've got a lengthy list of technical stuff to work on and getting the Chainlink Hackathon off the ground.

If you'd like to join the learning community I'm building on Discord for web3, you can find the link for that here. It's a space that I am trying to build for myself and others to share their growing knowledge of all things web3. 

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Mike Bivens
Mike Bivens

Blockend Dev | He/Him Founder of WAGMI Squad & TheDrop https://www.msbivens.com/

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