With all the jargon and jabber about NFTs, metaverse, DeFi (decentralised finance), and DAOs (decentalised autonomous organisations), feeling FOMO for Web3 can get real. We are entering into a new internet era as we witness an evolution from read-only Web1 to Web2’s participative economy, to what is now a complete decentralised web infrastructure.
Southeast Asia is heralded as one of the most flourishing regions in the Web3 space for embracing new innovations with high adoption of cryptocurrency. Beyond crypto and NFTs, however, Web3 has disrupted all aspects of the internet and of entire industries, as people move away from traditional banks and migrate to the metaverse. Web3 revolutionises digital ownership across art, content, data, finance, and more.
But with so much going on, where does one even start? Learning about Web3 can be daunting, but fortunately, this era of the tech space has been the most inclusive yet. Whether you come with tech experiences or not, here are a few courses to begin your Web3 journey, with top tips from the founders themselves.
Gen.T 2021 Leader of Tomorrow Tommie Lo founded Preface, a tech-education company disguised as a coffee shop. Behind the floor-to-ceiling facade and warm wooden decor inside, the space mixes coffee, wine, food, and coding all together. With a mission to transform and update the education system, Preface welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels into their tech classes, ranging from online bootcamps to wine-and-learn sessions.
The EdTech company also regularly provides training to upskill leaders, individuals, and corporations such as HSBC, Meta, and Consensys to transition businesses from Web2 to Web3. Driven by AI and machine learning, the courses are tailor-made to their interests, schedules, and pace of the learners. From blockchain, NFTs, crypto, and decentralised applications (dApps), students learn from the most up-to-date case studies, real business applications, and a chance to build their own Solidity smart contracts. Courses for both adults and children take place online and offline anywhere in the world and are available to register on their website.
Founder’s advice: “Decentralisation is key to Web3, hence, building an immersive experience to decentralise the nature of classrooms in our everyday lives is essential to ensure successful Web3 education.” —Tommie Lo, founder of Preface