Week 31 Recap, BUIDL

Week 31 Recap, BUIDL

By Mike Bivens | Journey to Web3 | 13 Sep 2022

It's happened folks. The end of this blog has arrived and that is because I've been hired on as a Developer Advocate for BuildBear! 🎉 

I am incredibly excited about this opportunity and I'm looking forward to working with the team and community while building valuable content that supports the project. 

This was obviously the highlight of the week but I'm still dropping the normal update talking about what I'm learning and building. Production was a bit light because I was spending a lot of time attending the webinars for ETHOnline and reading the documentation on the tools I am attempting to integrate into the hack project. Despite this, it was a successful week and I'm happy to share this update! 

What I've been learning this week:

  • DAO governance
  • New (to me) web3 tools
  • Skills to be a better programmer

<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 recap:

This Week:

  • Supportive Content
  • ETHOnline 2022
  • Job Search 
  • What's Next

Supportive Content

Reading articles and watching videos to learn, review, and research.

Interview with Black Swan DAO (Live in Paris)

Insights: How can web3 change the film industry?

Avi Felman: Finding Edge in Crypto

Preethi Kasireddy: DappCamp – Becoming a Web3 Developer

sugar, we're goin down DAOing || DAO Talk Weekly Ep. 15

FIG @ Flipside Crypto || DAO Talk Interviews #16

Will Papper @ Syndicate || DAO Talk Interviews #17

DAO cuffing szn || DAO Talk Weekly Ep. 16

What is the Metaverse and what does it look like to build for it

Understand Position and Interest To Make Better Collaborative Decisions

ETHOnline 2022

I attended too many webinars this week hosted by ETHGlobal for this hackathon for me to list so instead, I'm using these screenshots to show all the videos I've watched. All of these are available for anyone on YouTube. I've found this collection of supportive talks and walkthroughs have been very helpful and I've found this hackathon to be very beginner friendly with an active Discord where people are giving advice and helping each other. I'm definitely going to be recommending this hackathon to anyone else that's looking for their first web3 hackathon.




I started with outlining the folder and files to be built out and then dropping comments in each file with what will need to be built in each file to help organize my thoughts. After this, I built out the starting contract and drafted different components like the Skale deployment script, job board components, the public job board, and the configs. It's a good start this week and next week, I'll try to deploy the most basic version of a decentralized job board this next week and get to work on implementing Ceramic for decentralized applicant profiles and setup a subgraph to index and quarry everything happening in the app. I'm having some serious issues getting siwe set up in JavaScript with NextJS. All the examples I find are in TypeScript or built in a way that I can't quite get functioning.

Github Repo

Job Search 

Well, we already know how this update goes. It's been on heck of a process but in 31 weeks of work and dedication to dev training, I've landed my first web3 job and it's at least programming adjacent. It's something that will continue to improve my skills and continue my side projects.

What's Next?

So what is next for me, first up is to wrap up a project or two to have far less on my plate. I'll be continuing to work on my projects while working in my role as a developer advocate. In addition to working on these projects over the coming weeks, I will also be working on a larger recap article that covers the full 31 weeks including lessons learned, what I would do differently, the best resources I've used in this journey, and more.

It's going to take me a week or two to go through all 31 posts in this blog and really reflect on everything and provides real value to others looking to start a similar journey.

You can find me here:

LinkedIn | GitHub | Twitter |  Portfolio

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Mike Bivens
Mike Bivens

Blockend Dev | He/Him Founder of WAGMI Squad & TheDrop

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