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Your Bridge Into Blockchain

Bridge is a fellowship for aspiring blockchain developers to learn together.

Our program: Three key components - Our Private Group Chat / Forum, Cohort Model and Practical Applications - working in concert.

Our philosophy: We believe people learn best when pursuing their interests.

Our mission: To accelerate the growth of the blockchain economy.

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How it works

The Bridge program is broken up into three phases. You can view the full curriculum here.

1) Apply to become a fellow

Fellows who are accepted are given access to a private online forum, group-chat with other fellows.

2) Learn from the best

Bridge has a network of top Blockchain Mentors. Mentors both review applications and provide advice to Fellows.

3) Launch your project

At the end of the program fellows present their work to our Mentors and launch their project to the world.



Featured Technology Partners

Our featured technology partners provide training materials, developer tools and real world problems & projects to work on during the program.

Dharma

Dharma is a generic, permissionless protocol for issuing, underwriting, and administering debt instruments.

Blockstack

Blockstack is a new digital ecosystem that users, not big Internet companies, control and users can move seamlessly.

Hyrdrogen

The Hydrogen Atom platform has powerful modules built for fintech powered by light, modular, global REST APIs.


Interested in becoming a technology partner?


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Our Mentors

Our team of mentors host office hours, review your final project ideas and give you detailed and personalized feedback throughout the program.

Ramon Recuero

Ramon Recuero
#Hacker & Creator. Ex @ycombinator, @zynga & Moz. Immersed in Crypt0

Prabhaav Bhardwaj

Prabhaav Bhardwaj
Co-founder/CEO of Stealthy, a fully decentralized & encrypted P2P chat & video app.

Jaynti Kanani

Jaynti Kanani
Bringing massive scale to Ethereum as Co-founder & CEO @maticnetwork


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bridge a Coding Bootcamp?

No! Our program is more like a fellowship than a bootcamp and is built for experienced developers.

How long does the program last?

The program lasts 10 weeks and is broken into 3 phases. New batches open up every 12 weeks.

How big of a time commitment are we talking?

~10hrs per week and you can go at your own pace. Aka: Nights and weekends work just fine. During the project phase the commitment is ~15hrs/week.

Why is there a deposit required?

For successful applicants, we ask for a $500 deposit to secure your spot in the program and make sure you are serious about attending. Your deposit will be refunded after completing the program in its entirety.

How do I know if i'm qualified to join?

Please read the specific track requirements before applying. Most candidates have at least 2 years of programming experience w/ general web development, JavaScript, HTML, and Git.

Can I enroll from anywhere?

As long as you have a reliable internet connection to join in on weekly office hours calls with your program mentor. Your office hours timeslots will be nights and weekends.

Can I participate while employed?

Sure! Since Bridge is a part-time program, you are able to participate while fully employed at a company.

How is the program free?

We don’t need to charge for attendance since we make money from companies paying to hire our alumni. If after your fellowship you want a job, either immediately or down the line, we will help you find one. If you don’t want one, that’s fine too.

I’d like to start my own company. Should I apply?

It depends, but if your primary interest is starting a company, you should apply to Y Combinator.

Should I submit an application for each batch I’m able to attend?

No, just submit one application for the batch you’re most likely to attend. If you’re admitted, you’ll have the option to choose a different one.

How many Bridge Fellows come from outside the US?

Over 50% of Bridge Fellows come from outside the US. We encourage International applicants to apply.

Can I miss X days/weeks of my batch?

It’s okay to miss one or two days of your batch because of prior engagements, however, it’s not okay to miss more than that (e.g., a full week). If you would need to miss more than a couple of days of a batch, you should attend another batch.

Our Curriculum

We have two seperate 10-weeks long tracks (Ethereum & Blockstack). You may optionally take both tracks in parallel.

Week 1: Blockchain Introduction / Fundamentals

  • - Intro to Bitcoin
  • - Intro to Ethereum
  • - Intro to Blockstack
  • - Developing Blockchain Apps

Week 2a: dApp Development Fundamentals (Ethereum)

  • - Smart Contracts & Solidity
  • - Infura & Running a Node
  • - Security Fundamentals
  • - Deployment to Test-net

Week 2b: dApp Development Fundamentals (Blockstack)

  • - Blockstack White paper
  • - What is Blockstack?
  • - The Blockstack Browser
  • - Hello Blockstack Tutorials

Week 3a: Web3 Fundamentals (Ethereum)

  • - Intro to Drizzle
  • - Intro to Web3/ Metamask
  • - Creating your first dApp
  • - Clevis + Dapparatus

Week 3b: Authentication & Storage (Blockstack)

  • - Authentication: Blockstack.JS Intro
  • - Storage: IPFS & Gaia
  • - Build your first dApp

Week 4a: Tokens, NFT's & Identity (Ethereum)

  • - ERC-20 and other standards
  • - ERC-721 (Non-fungible)
  • - ERC-725 (Identity)
  • - Plasma & Sidechains

Weeks 5-6: Project Phase 1 (Both Tracks)

  • - Identifying user needs
  • - Choose a project
  • - Prototyping
  • - Office hours

Weeks 7-8: Project Phase 2 (Both Tracks)

  • - User Testing + Bug Fixes
  • - Polishing UI/UX
  • - Complete MVP
  • - Office hours

Weeks 9-10: Project Phase 3 (Both Tracks)

  • - Project Demo Day
  • - Launch your dApp
  • - Connect w/ Employers
  • - Apply for funding






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