The Ethereum Protocol Fellowship (EPF) is a program designed to cut back the barrier to entry for builders interested by engaged on the core protocol. As core developer (and EPF creator) Piper Merriam likes to say, the door is comically huge open. EPF helps you stroll by it.
Over the previous two cohorts, one of the frequent request we have acquired from candidates & members was for higher onboarding supplies. Josh and Mario, the coordinators of the EPF, are excited to announce the launch of the EPF examine group (EPFsg): a ten week schooling sequence supposed as a precursor to the Ethereum Protocol Fellowship (the fifth cohort is coming 🔜). EPFsg has been designed to information and develop the following technology of Ethereum core builders and supply a deep understanding of Ethereum’s inside mechanics.
Bridging the Hole
Understanding the Ethereum protocol is a fancy, however necessary, endeavor. The examine group goals to bridge the hole by providing a curriculum centered on all components of the Ethereum stack & roadmap.
Ethereum Protocol Research Program Overview
The EPF examine group is a stay webinar-style program, consisting of two phases. The primary part, which can consist of 1 90 minute class per week, will probably be centered on a common overview of the underlying construction of Ethereum. Within the latter part, college students will select between the analysis or improvement tracks (or each). Every monitor could have its personal weekly 90 minute class and will probably be a deep dive into the chosen matter.
Through the examine group, college students will acquire a greater understanding of Ethereum’s core protocol, diving into subjects that embody:
- Protocol design
- Execution and Consensus layer structure, specs, and implementations
- Testing strategies and instruments
- Present analysis and roadmap gadgets:
- Verkle bushes
- Proof of stake enhancements
- State and historical past expiry
Every on-line session will probably be led by present core dev and researchers from varied shopper groups and analysis teams, include pre-meeting studying supplies to get you accustomed to the subject and terminology and post-meeting actions to strengthen and solidify your understanding.
Moreover, college students will collaboratively develop a complete wiki, serving as an evolving information base for present and future core builders. This may present college students with sensible expertise in contributing to open supply sources, whereas gaining invaluable expertise in documentation and community-driven improvement.
Who’s Protocol Research for?
Whereas this program is designed to behave as a precursor to the Ethereum Protocol Fellowship, this examine group is for anybody that’s interested by studying extra concerning the internal workings of the Ethereum Protocol. Those who have common information or use of Ethereum and/or blockchains in addition to people who have some pc science, technical, or developer expertise will get essentially the most from this program.
— Josh Davis & Mario Havel | EPF Coordination