The Blocverse team had the privilege of collaborating with Ethereum Nigeria and Filecoin to host a three-day tech event on the theme: Web3 and IPFS -The Future Of The Internet.
It was a thrilling ride, and we are pleased to take you on this rundown of events in this post.
Let’s dive into the experience !!!
Filecoin Conference Day 1
The 3-day networking program tagged FileCoin Conference was geared at enlightening Nigerian tech enthusiasts about Web3, the blockchain, and the prospects it presents for Nigeria’s growing economy.
The conference recorded the attendance of industry-leading blockchain professionals, founders, and tech enthusiasts engaging in rounds of discussion and networking.
Day One – Thursday, March 31, 2022- The program saw various workshop sessions around Introduction to Blockchain development, InterPlanetry File System (IPFS), Filecoin, and NFTs.
Other workshops on the same day included Web3, Web3 for cloud natives, NFT storage, Upcoming Filecoin Projects, and Developing Dapps with Filecoin.
The speakers on day one included 4 Software Engineers at Protocol Labs; Hector Sanjuan, David Aronchick, Yusef Napora, and David Choi.
Others include Alan Ransil, Filecoin Green Team Lead; Eniola Agboola, Smart Contract Developer; Nduka Anaelechukwu, Lead Blockchain UNN; Tochukwu Okoro, CEO, Blocverse.
Blocverse at Conference Day 2
Day Two – Friday, April 1, 2022 – of the program continued with a workshop which later ended with a mini hackathon.
Filecoin took the day’s central stage as it had a lot of discussions, including Building with Filecoin, Filecoin uses case overview, Mining on Filecoin, Becoming Filecoin storage provider, and Developing Dapps with Filecoin.
Topics of discussion included: A look at IPFS and Building with IPFS.
Speakers on the second day were: Piyush Maheshwari, Dev Advocate/Collabs at Protocol Labs; Bill Schreckenstein, Blockchain Wizard & Crypto Nerd; Charles Freeborn, Technical Content Strategist at IPFS & Filecoin; Stefaan Vervaet, Web3 Ecosystem and Partnerships at Protocol Labs/FileCoin; James Bluett, Technical Support Engineer at Protocol Labs; Yuliia Deriuhina, Chief Of Staff at Filecoin Foundation; Panisuan Chasinga, Developer Advocate at Filecoin Foundation.
Conference Day 3
Day Three – Saturday, April 2, 2022 – the final day of the Filecoin conference came with much learning, building and fun as the day ended with winners emerging from the hackathon challenge.
Earlier in the day, discussions centered around Web3, Filecoin, and the Metaverse. Speakers of the day included: Oluchi Enebeli, Founder Web3Ladies; Juan Benet, CEO, Protocol Labs; Chris Quintero, CEO, Stackshift; Jonathan Dothan, Founder Director, The Starting Lab for Data Integrity; Raul K, Tech Lead, Protocol Labs; Jonas Jetschni, Ecosystem, and Product, Protocol Labs; Colin Evran, Ecosystem and Operations, Protocol Labs; Akinyemi Akindele, CEO, Betdemad, Ayodeji Awosika, CEO, Web3Bridge.
Filecoin Conference Lagos hackathon saw 10 teams present their solutions to a panel of 5 judges based on ideation, presentation, stack, UX, and the use of IPFS.
The panel of judges includes Akinyemi Akindele, CEO, Betdemand, Ayodeji Awosika, CEO, Web3Bridge, Tochukwu Okoro, CEO, Blockverse; Daniel Okoye, CEO, The DGIT Solutions and Dare Afolabi, Editor, Blockbuild.
Blocverse in participation of giving out cash prices and other gifts.
The First place winning team presented DOTWOG, a project that would support data migration from a centralized file-sharing system to a decentralized DOTWOG IPFS platform.
DOTWOG bagged $1000 with a three-month paid co-working space and Orbit Community Program Lagos VIP membership.
Team Synergy emerged as the second runner-up as they presented Decentradoc, a solution with a collaborative, decentralized word processing application using IPFS, Solidity, React, Node, js, and Web3.0
The solution would be a document that can be worked on by two people simultaneously, which would get stored by deploying a decentralized storage system.
Team Synergy went home with $500 plus an Orbit Community Program Lagos VIP membership.
The second runner-up, Medcan, won $250 in addition to VIP membership of Orbit Community Program Lagos.
Other cash prizes were awarded to the best technical writers and tweets. In addition to this, Filecoin gave to onsite participants for support and logistics.
To conclude the 3-day event, Chukwuemeka Enoch Mbaebie, a Devcon V Scholar Alumni and the Ambassador Orbit Community Program Lagos, expressed his delight at the successful completion of the program.
He charged the winners to raise the bar concerning their resolutions to be global solution providers.
According to Chukwuemeka, the excitement has just begun as Filecoin plans to extend this initiative to other parts of Nigeria.
This event was a roller coaster ride for the Blocverse team present at the conference, and we wouldn’t fail to applaud the organizers for such an event.