The Ethereum Protocol Fellowship (EPF) is a program designed to cut back the barrier to entry for builders excited by engaged on the core protocol. As core developer (and EPF creator) Piper Merriam likes to say, the door is comically extensive open. EPF helps you stroll via it.
Over the previous two cohorts, one of the vital frequent request we have obtained from candidates & contributors was for higher onboarding supplies. Josh and Mario, the coordinators of the EPF, are excited to announce the launch of the EPF research group (EPFsg): a ten week training collection meant as a precursor to the Ethereum Protocol Fellowship (the fifth cohort is coming 🔜). EPFsg has been designed to information and develop the subsequent era 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 research 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 research group is a dwell webinar-style program, consisting of two phases. The primary section, which can consist of 1 90 minute class per week, might be centered on a normal overview of the underlying construction of Ethereum. Within the latter section, college students will select between the analysis or growth tracks (or each). Every observe can have its personal weekly 90 minute class and might be a deep dive into the chosen matter.
Through the research group, college students will achieve a greater understanding of Ethereum’s core protocol, diving into matters that embody:
- Protocol design
- Execution and Consensus layer structure, specs, and implementations
- Testing strategies and instruments
- Present analysis and roadmap gadgets:
- Verkle timber
- Proof of stake enhancements
- State and historical past expiry
Every on-line session might be led by present core dev and researchers from numerous consumer groups and analysis teams, include pre-meeting studying supplies to get you acquainted with 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 data base for present and future core builders. It will present college students with sensible expertise in contributing to open supply sources, whereas gaining invaluable expertise in documentation and community-driven growth.
Who’s Protocol Research for?
Whereas this program is designed to behave as a precursor to the Ethereum Protocol Fellowship, this research group is for anybody that’s excited by studying extra in regards to the interior workings of the Ethereum Protocol. People who have normal data or use of Ethereum and/or blockchains in addition to people who have some laptop science, technical, or developer expertise will get essentially the most from this program.
— Josh Davis & Mario Havel | EPF Coordination