Excited to say that as of today I am 10% of the way through my 100 day experiment focused on blockchain development. If you haven’t muted notifications from me on Twitter yet, I will add you to the allow-list for my first NFT project.
For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, read the thread I’m linking below. TL;DR is I discovered that crypto is actually real and then quit my job/moved to Chile to focus on reinventing myself as a web3 dev.
There’s no less annoying way of phrasing this so I’ll just say it: everything is going great!
I have picked up the basics of HTML + CSS relatively quickly (check out the first three projects I made here, here, and here), and have gotten to the point where I’m able to create sites that actually host real content. Check out this mindfulness/meditation guide I created for Developer DAO. Just a week ago I would have no idea how to do this.
The growth of my web3 network and twitter account is going much better than expected (my first tweet went semi viral), my Spanish is picking up right where I left it in Madrid back in 2019, and I have complete control of my time to do whatever I want. Living with this much freedom has unlocked a level of creativity/inspiration/motivation I have not felt for a long time.
Also, I made a friend here. You can find him @angelgomeztw on Twitter and I highly recommend you giving him a follow. Super chill Venezuelan guy living in Santiago working freelance web3 projects who I met through D_D. He’s pretty much doing exactly what I hope to be doing in a few months. Being connected to a global network of web3 developers has its perks.
Yes, I will continue to shill Developer DAO until I die.
So far I have progressed through basic HTML and CSS, started using VS Code and GitHub, and have gotten semi proficient with CSS Flexbox. Check out the detailed notes I’ve been keeping here if you want a closer look into my work. Here’s where the rest of my roadmap stands as of today:
I realized right as I was getting started that not only is this an experiment in learning how to become a web3 developer, it’s also an experiment in content creation and building a twitter “brand.” I cringe whenever I say that last part, but if you’re tapped into CT (CT = Crypto Twitter, somehow I just found that out two weeks ago), you know that a lot of the major devs have large twitter accounts where they can showcase their work / shitpost / network with the broader web3 ecosystem. My shitposting still has a long way to go.
Leaving a shout out here to everyone who has helped me so far. It feels amazing to be where I am right now, and none of this would be possible without the people guiding me along the way. I can’t name everyone, but here’s a short list:
Until next time…