If you have been following Pandatechie for a while now, you must have realized my love for EPNS or Ethereum Push Notification System. This protocol will always have a special place in my heart. This is mainly due to the fact that they have made an amazing business model out of something that is extremely likely to be ignored.
For the uninitiated, EPNS is a cross-chain communication layer for web3 protocols. Did not help much, might? Let me break it down. There’s this constant, irritating and useless buzzing on your phone where apps try to lure you to open them in a bid to sell you something. However, there are some notifications that hold some serious value. So much so that their absence could cost you money, time etc.
EPNS does this for web3 dApps. Since most of the ecosystem right now is desktop browser centric (As mobile browsers do not support wallet extensions), EPNS has taken charge to take you off your screens for while. Now you don’t have to stay glued to your desktop to make sure that you don’t get liquidated (one of the many use cases). You could simply ask EPNS to send a sweet little notification on your phone to make sure you are up to date.
What is EPNS Hacksprint?
That’s the beauty of web3. There is so much effort to bring normies onboard that it is the de-facto arena to upgrade yourself. This time around, EPNS has taken this up a notch. Hacksprint is two day workshop organized by EPNS to help beginners get started with building their first dapp and using EPNS.
This two day workshop spreads over the weekend so that you don’t have to chose between your profession and passion. Starting on the 18th June to 19th June, workshop has two sessions of two hours each on both the days.
The topics that would be covered in this session would be:
Day 1 Topics:
- Brushing up Solidity basics
- Deploying your first smart contract on Remix
- Learn to build your first Dapp and deploy on Testnet
Day 2 Topics:
- Introduction to EPNS
- Create your first channel using the EPNS Dapp
- Introduction to the Front end SDK
Some Features of the Workshop:
A. Interactive Session:
It is not a monologue. Participants can ask questions and clear their doubts throughout the session. That is indeed a very important trait that I look for in a workshop. Else, there is plenty of content on the internet. But when you get your doubts cleared, a lot of perspective is built on the go.
B. Pre Requisites:
Apart from an open mind and good intent, you need to have a basic understanding of the programming realm. This means it is indeed a developer centric event. Which makes me believe that finally there is a learning opportunity which does not involve people asking ‘wen token $10’.
Ya. I got you covered, friend. There is no fee involved in this event. It is absolutely free for anyone to attend and take their app up a notch.
How to Register?
Well, it takes just a few clicks to get started. Here’s the link using which I can jump in.
Why Should I Take Part in this Workshop?:
A quick question, have you tried using trust wallet/metamask on mobile? If not, I request you to do it right away. You would immediately realize the dire need of using EPNS. These in-app browsers enabled by the application are absolutely pathetic.
Which means that it is going to take a while to build mobile infrastructure for decentralized world. In the meantime, I don’t think you would want your users to wait and hence become ineligible of remote access to your dApp. The idea is to keep them informed about critical notifications whenever as much as possible, wherever possible.
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