Season 11 Review
The Celo Foundation Developer Relation team has been focused over the last three months on supporting the Celo Ecosystem developer community. Here is a list of all initiatives undertaken in Season 11.
Build with Celo
A total of 1361 individuals registered for the event, forming 1122 teams. 74 teams submitted their work, and 17 developer office hours were conducted to provide support and guidance to participants. Additionally, 20 development workshops and 2 non-technical workshops were held to further aid in the development process. Thank you to all participants, judges, and congratulations to all prize winners.
We have made improvements to the performance of docs.celo.org, including the addition of a new landing page to help developers get started more quickly. We optimized the page and restructured the docs for better usability and easing translation work.
Docs are now localized in two additional languages (Spanish and Portuguese Brazilian). Greek and Turkish are currently in progress. Thank you to Ewerton and Juan for your contributions. Go here to learn how you can help.
The Celo Composer project is a tool designed to help developers shorten the time from idea to deployment, promoting iteration, education and experimentation. In Season 11, a lot of work has been put into Celo Composer, which now offers several options for frontend libraries and frameworks such as React, Angular, React Native, and Flutter. Additionally, it now also has the smart contract framework Truffle as a choice, and Subgraphs boilerplate code to encourage developers to build Subgraphs for their production-ready protocol or project. The main goal of Celo Composer is to get developers to mainnet as soon as possible. To ease the experience of using Celo Composer, it is now available as a CLI tool, which allows developers to get started in seconds. Moreover, the CLI includes react-celo and rainbowkit-celo, which can be added via the CLI. An organization called Celo-Examples has also been established on Github to host examples created using Celo Composer or Celo Sage.
In the recent updates, Celo Composer has added support for Subgraphs, which allows developers to easily build and deploy subgraphs for their production-ready protocols or projects. This feature includes boilerplate code for Subgraphs, encouraging developers to take advantage of the benefits that subgraphs provide, such as improved data indexing and querying on the blockchain. Additionally, the Celo Composer now has an additional smart contract framework Truffle as a choice which can be used to deploy subgraphs on the Ethereum blockchain.
The Celo Sage program is an initiative aimed at building a community of content creators by onboarding dozens of developers to the program, with the goal of reaching thousands of new developers. To date, 38 articles have been published as part of the Celo Sage program. A website has been created to enhance the user experience and management of the program.
In preparation for the program, the organization has focused on organizing and cataloging ecosystems and tutorials to prepare for ecosystem-driven tutorials. This includes restructuring the documentation architecture on docs.celo.org, creating a new homepage, adding a Celo Dapp Showcase and a Celo Tutorial Showcase, setting up metrics with SEMRush and Google Analytics, and upgrading the homepage.
The program now focuses on creators by accepting and onboarding members, smoothly operating and facilitating the tutorial creation process, adding resources for the community to engage and find support (docs, discord, canny), and working to include repos from Sages and derivatives to be included in developer reports. The program is also working on celebrating program and member accomplishments via announcements and social media and will add a website for members to find bounties, resources, and showcase accomplishments in Season 12.
In Season 11, we focused on strategy and planning for education programs, hackathons, and developer documentation and tooling. We also provided support for streaming events and engaged with the community and ecosystem through technical support and supportive services. Our efforts resulted in a 25% quarter-over-quarter increase in developer activity and a refined hackathon process that was documented and streamlined through internal playbooks.
The Technical Ambassador Program is designed to support and empower developers, builders, and creators to drive innovation and adoption in the Celo ecosystem through working with people who focus locally or regionally.
The program is designed to be flexible to accommodate the diverse backgrounds and skill levels of participants. It provides access to various resources, including training materials, mentorship, office hours, coaching, networking opportunities, and job opportunities.
The Technical Ambassador program began in October with four ambassadors, Femi, Ewerton, Habib, and Azeez, and was initially focused on supporting the Build with Celo Hackathon. During the Idea phase of the hackathon, the Technical Ambassadors brought in 54 participants. During the build phase of the hackathon, the Technical ambassadors organized multiple office hours and technical workshops.
Femi is leading efforts to create community-managed Celo Composer documentation. Ewerton translated the Celo developer documentation to Portuguese and created technical content in Portuguese. He also played a significant role in the Brazil hackathon, from technical workshops to mentoring and managing teams. Habib spearheaded the technical sessions at the Africa web3 fund in Kampala, Uganda. The Technical ambassadors Femi and Ewerton also contribute to the Celo Sage program. Their contributions to the hackathon, documentation and community-building initiatives have been significant and instrumental in the success of the Celo platform.
The Web3 Security team has been working with cLabs Engineers working on Core Contracts and Ecosystem partners to audit smart contracts, and complete open-source reviews of projects for threats. The work aims to educate, inform, and support ecosystem developers using security best practices. The security team has also made significant progress working on a community driven bug-bounty program.
Cohort 11 of the Foundation Voting Program launched this season. Work was done to improve internal playbooks, processes, and communication with aspiring and selected validators.
The Developer Relations teams remain focused on supporting new and existing developers in the Celo ecosystem. We thank each of you for joining hackathons, office hours, and conversations here on the forum, on Discord, TG, and Twitter.
If you have feedback or ideas for new programs and initiatives that you’d like to see, comment below.
Thank you once again to the Dev Rel Circle! @bcamacho, @viral-sangani, @harpaljadeja, @Ernest-Nnamdi, Joe, @Dave_CommSec, @nestorbonilla, and @Ryon for your hard work inSeason 11. Stay tuned for an announcement on Season 12 plans.