As the ETHIndia fellowship 3.0 draws to a close, we're left with a sense of awe and wonder at the amazing builders who participated.
We believe that the best way to learn is by building, which is why this fellowship aimed to create an ideal space for developers to build and fast-track their Ethereum development journey. Our goal was to unlock the potential of the fellows and enable them to build projects that can drive the Ethereum ecosystem forward. For the past two editions, we have seen some incredible work by the fellows, who have gone on to achieve remarkable things.
This edition once again brought together fellows that truly embody the spirit of innovation and action that makes Web3 such an exciting field to be a part of. As it comes to a close, join us to revisit some of the standout moments from this year's cohort of exceptional builders
EIF 3.0 by the Numbers
The response we received for the third edition of the ETHIndia Fellowship by Devfolio was nothing short of phenomenal! We were blown away by the interest we received from all corners of the world, from people of all ages and backgrounds. With over 6000 applications to sift through, the selection process was rigorous and challenging, but we finally found our dream team of 45 fellows - 25 in the Track Wei and 20 in the Track Gwei.
These talented fellows received a stipend of $1000 and $2000 respectively, to support them in their journey of Web3 development. We wish we could put a number on the immense talent and creativity they brought to the fellowship, but let's just say that it was off the charts!
Mentoring Mavericks: How EIF 3.0 Mentors Made a Difference
We couldn't have made it without our awesome mentors who brought their A-game to EIF 3.0! They were the wind beneath our fellows' wings, guiding them every step of the way as they tackled the challenges of Ethereum.
Whether it was brainstorming wild ideas or fine-tuning their code, our mentors were there to cheer the fellows on and offer valuable feedback on their work. With their industry expertise and unwavering support, our fellows were able to create some truly outstanding projects that left us all in awe.
Kudos to our amazing mentors for being such an integral part of this year's fellowship!
Settling into the Rhythm of the Fellowship
The EIF 3.0 fellows' journey was an 8-week rollercoaster of learning, building, and fun! The Track Wei fellows leveled up their Web3 skills during the Build phase, thanks in part to the solid foundation they laid during the Learn phase (shoutout to Buidl Guidl the team behind, SpeedRunEthereum for keeping them on their toes with fun challenges).
Meanwhile, the Track Gwei fellows put their newly-acquired knowledge into practice by building some seriously impressive projects that left us all in awe.
And let's not forget about the fun sessions - who knew that meme contests, quizzes, and game nights could be so epic? It's safe to say that the EIF 3.0 fellows not only learned a lot but also had a blast doing it!
Panel Perfect: A Closer Look at the Fellowship's Most Engaging Discussions
And that’s not all, the EIF 3.0 fellows dived deep into the world of Web3, exploring everything from DeFi to DAOs, NFTs to gaming, and infra tools.
The panels and knowledge sessions at EIF 3.0 weren't just about learning - they were also about interacting with the best and brightest in the Web3 world. By hearing from experts on topics like Scaling, Wallets, and next-gen Web3 tech, the fellows got a glimpse into what it takes to be at the forefront of this cutting-edge field. This encouraged them to think beyond the curriculum and explore new ideas that could push the boundaries of what's possible with Web3.
Check out all of them here:
It’s Showtime: Fellows Take the Stage for Demo Day
The wait was finally over, and it was time for the EIF 3.0 fellows to showcase their talent and hard work during the demo days.
The excitement was palpable, and the energy was infectious. The projects presented by the fellows were nothing short of phenomenal. From Wallets, and Dev Tooling to gaming platforms, the range of projects was vast, and the quality was top-notch. It was heartwarming to see the fellows take the stage and confidently present their projects. All the late-night coding sessions, brainstorming, ideation, and hard work had paid off.
Read on to see what they have built:
Looking Ahead at the Closing Ceremony
The ETHIndia Fellowship 3.0 concluded with a truly epic Closing Ceremony, leaving us with some more of those cherishable memories.
The event was an inspiring affair, featuring special guests Kautuk Kundan (Stackr Labs) and Anurag Arjun (The Avail Project), who shared their valuable insights and experiences. The ceremony was a fitting end to the fellowship program and celebrated the hard work, dedication, and resilience of everyone involved.
Adding to the excitement, Devfolio’s Cheer Project was launched during the event, providing a dynamic and fun way to support our fellows and their projects. The night was filled with excitement as Vaibhav Chellani cheered on many of our fellows by sending them Cheers, $$$, and accolades.
Watch the full video here: https://nsb.dev/closing-panel-eif3.0
The Start of Something New
EIF 3.0 has been an adventure like no other. From the countless lessons learned to the invaluable connections made, this fellowship has truly been a journey of a lifetime. This fellowship is just the beginning of what these fellows will go on to achieve in the future, and we can't wait to see what they do next. At Devfolio, we'll always have our doors open for our community of brilliant builders!
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Until then, Never Stop Building 🛠️