On December 7th, 2021, Mina ecosystem partner O(1) Labs is partnering with ZK Hack to host a workshop where they will teach participants how to write zkApps (zero-knowledge SNARK apps) using SnarkyJS. For those who are interested in attending, sign up for the zkapps Workshop here.
Following the workshop, there will also be a 4-day zkApps Bootcamp from December 9th until December 12th, where participants will get hands-on experience with building and modifying a zkApp. Those who are selected to participate in the zkApps Bootcamp will work with an example smart contract and have the chance to build modifications and experiment with zkApps. Bootcamp participants will also receive guidance via live office hours and chat with the individuals behind building zkApps on Mina.
Criteria to Participate in zkApps Bootcamp:
- Can allocate several hours per day from Dec 9 – 12 to participate in group sessions and work on modifying a Mina smart contract
- Strong willingness to contribute to Mina’s ecosystem and engage with the team developing Mina’s core protocol to help improve the zkApps SDK
At the end of the Bootcamp, top participants will be eligible to join the zkApps Builder Program, an ongoing development grant that will provide individuals with the resources to continue exploring and developing zkApps on Mina. The zkApps Builder Program will last 3 months to begin with, reward Builders $10,000 in MINA each, and will give them hands-on support and resources to launch their own zkApps application.
There are limited spots in the zkApps Bootcamp, so the sooner you apply, the more likely you are able to participate. Apply for the zkApps Bootcamp here. We will notify selected participants at the beginning of December. In the meantime, we encourage you to join the #snapps-general channel on the Mina Discord server to start getting familiar with zkApps and chat with other community members!
About Mina Protocol
Mina is the world’s lightest blockchain, powered by participants. Rather than apply brute computing force, Mina uses advanced cryptography and recursive zk-SNARKs to design an entire blockchain that is about 22kb, the size of a couple of tweets. It is the first layer-1 to enable efficient implementation and easy programmability of zero knowledge smart contracts (zkApps). With its unique privacy features and ability to connect to any website, Mina is building a private gateway between the real world and crypto—and the secure, democratic future we all deserve. Mina is stewarded by the Mina Foundation, a public benefit corporation headquartered in the United States.