Boot Camp Week 15, Non-Technical Recap

Boot Camp Week 15, Non-Technical Recap

By Mike Bivens | Journey to Web3 | 22 May 2022

We’re coming to the end of the Dojo bootcamp experience. Whatever comes next, I’m ready.

Here’s a look at the non-technical stuff covered in the penultimate week, and don't forget about the technical recap here.

<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 the Metaverse
  • a16z NFT Canon readings
  • a16z DAO Canon readings
  • Chainlink Spring Hackathon status
  • Job Search Prep
  • Learn Web3 DAO
  • What's Next?


This was the first week of the metaverse bi-week.

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

  • Metaverses offer a more immersive kind of screen time, and present a clear case for AR use
  • Widespread, affordable, and high-performing bandwidth is vital for building a metaverse for everyone
  • Solid grasp on IP rights in the space needs to be understood
  • Common themes in the definition of metaverse include;
    • a persistent and user-defined virtual space
    • a digital layer of everyday life
    • a digital twin of the physical world 
    • an interconnected and limitless virtual world
  • Data portability is a key unresolved problem and requires social coordination
  • Virtual worlds help us connect in a meaningful way and can act as tools to imagine better societies
  • Do you want your talking flower tea party interrupted by Sherman tank?

And you can find my sources here:

a16z NFT Canon

Articles are grouped by categories, found in bold below.

Creator DAOs, Creator Economies; Funding Innovation

Light adventure into creator DAOs, and exploring how creators and new crypto economies/networks do and might interact

NFT Ecosystem, Markets, and FAQs

Felt like a ‘catch-all’ section. The copyright articles were very valuable, I’ve ran into more than a few discussions on this before in projects I’ve been around.

History: Origins; Earlier and Other Forms of Crypto Art, Collectibles, & Games

I’ve already read all the others.

This completes the NFT Canon

a16z DAO Canon

Articles are grouped by categories, found in bold below.

Definitions; conceptual foundations, evolutions

I read most of these during the DAO bi-week. I wish everyone who wanted to be involved in the space would read the foundational sections in each of the Canon’s.

Overviews & Guides

Great primers on the DAO ecosystem

DAO applications: communities, creators, future of work, cities, more

If anyone doubts that DAOs can and are making impact, this is the list to show them otherwise.

…plus DAO stories

Cool stuff that DAOs are doing, beyond just what DAOs are and what they can, rather what they are doing

How-to’s & getting started with DAOs

Exactly as the title is above, couldn’t break it down any simpler for how to get involved and participate

Building & participating in DAOs: mechanics, incentives, governance, legal, more

Holy smokes! These articles are incredibly valuable, so much to take away here.

This completes the DAO Canon

Chainlink Spring Hackathon

The team is hodling out with less than a week to go. We had to count out the 5th team member as they have not responded to messages in two weeks, at this point I’m assuming they just lost all interest in the hackathon. Bit of a disappointment and source of frustration, we set up a whole slack and made changes to accommodate their wishes and then as soon as we had set everything in stone they just disappeared without contributing a line of code. Lesson learned here, and another drive to find a squad.

Job Search Prep

More time spent watching a Coding Dojo webinar on materials prep for the job search. I’ve identified a few more options for internship or internship-like programs.The launch of version 2 for my portfolio website helps me feel more comfortable with the materials I have readily available. I’ve started considering the alternative of going full time DAO, but I’m also looking to immigrate to Canada eventually so I’m not sure how that would impact my chances.

Learn Web3 DAO

I started down the freshman course with the Learn Web3 DAO to try it out and see how much of a benefit it would be for me. I managed through the entirety of the reading materials for this track, and I didn't learn anything new after all the work I've put in with my bi-weeks and the canon lists. I won't be surprised if it's the same story with their sophomore track but the coding challenges at the end should be beneficial at least for my portfolio.

What's Next?

We’re in the end game now. Final week in the Dojo and then it’s on to the next phase of my journey to web3. This week, I’ll have to turn in the hackathon project and finish the last of my work for the group project (check the technical recap). Job search prep comes to an end, most of my materials are finalized so this week I will just review and polish. With the canons finished, I’m freed up to replace that time with a heavy workload from CryptoZombies, Learn Web3 DAO, Alchemy's Road to Web3, and RabbitHole. Last bit for non-technical is that it’ll be week 2 of the metaverse bi-week and I’ll need to decide what comes next or what will replace the daily tweet/deep diving space.

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

Operator in the Web3 space. Freelance Project Management Metaverse Partnership Development and Event Management

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