IRL Zcash Community Hub in Downtown Austin, TX

Good day Zcash Community!

We at CryptoLearnLab hope you are well. Please consider our grant request to become a real-life educational & promotional hub for the Zcash Community in Austin, TX.

CryptoLearnLab hopes to host six monthly Zcash Community meet ups at its downtown ATX location during the second half of the year, including one during Consensus 2022. Additionally, we will host free weekly educational seminars promoting the defining attributes of the Zcash protocol, including preparation and release of related educational content to the community.

We have attached a pdf of the ‘Crypto102_Crypto Ops’ & ‘Crypto103_Bitcoin in Depth’ slides from our Crypto Undergrad course series below as an example of a CryptoLearnLab presentation (Crypto101 slides were too big). Note, tlogs.eth likes to think he adds considerable color to the live presentation :wink: We are filming our first course this weekend and will post here once edited!

102_Crypto Ops.pdf (1.7 MB)

103_Bitcoin.pdf (2.7 MB)

Thanks in advance for the consideration. Visit our website to learn more about Crypto Learn Lab.

tlogs.eth
founder

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Welcome to the forum!

I like the concept of your proposal and I have a few questions:

  • On the educational materials that you produce, will you release it under open source licenses such as CC BY 4.0 and gather community feedback on those? You have indicated that the Zcash community will own the contents.

  • Also, can you share recording or materials from your previous seminars? If there’s any. I think this could be useful for people to gauge the quality of contents Crypto Learn Lab has produced.

  • I understand that you run paid programs, will this Zcash seminars be free to its participants? If not, why?

Cheers!

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Hello Tokidoki. Thank you for the kind welcome and considerate questions. Please see our responses below.

  • Yes! Our goal is to open-source any content produced related to this grant request utilizing whatever license the community prefers. We may need assistance from the community in ensuring that is done correctly. I.e do we just state something like ‘released under CC VY 4.0’ in the copy?

  • So we went to upload pdfs of our ‘Crypto101_Defining Blockchain & Web3’ and ‘Crypto102_Crypto Operations’ courses and were notified that new users are unable to upload files. Do you know when that restriction lapses? We made this account today I believe. We hesitate to upload these materials directly to www.cryptolearnlab.com, as it reveals a bit of our ‘secret sauce’ we are trying to monetize… and ultimately would not address the goal of making the files directly available in this forum.

  • The Zcash seminars will be free to all participants. A portion of the grant request funds CryptoLearnLab’s overhead for those sessions. Come one, come all!

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide additional clarity.

tlogs.eth
founder
CryptoLearnLab

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This is a forum limitation for brand new users to prevent spam. I have bumped up your trust level so you should be able to upload materials. If not you may need to wait for 24hrs for the change to take effect.

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I think you should ask the ZCG during this grant process on this matter, I’m not in the ZCG. But to answer your question, personally I think releasing the contents under a CC BY 4.0 or MIT license would allow anyone to share and contribute to it.

To add to what Shawn said, you should now be able to edit your first post and upload docs there. Good luck!

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Thanks @tokidoki

I will definitely take note to do that if we are lucky enough to make it that far! We appreciate the well wishes. We added some course slides to the original post. Thanks for the help there @Shawn.

tlogs.eth

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I took a course with Ty at Crypto Learn Lab and was very impressed with his speaking skills, course outline, and knowledge in regards to the crypto/web 3 world. I took with me a lot of valuable knowledge that I’ve been able to apply/use within my career in the finance industry and personal goals. The space itself is also amazing and right in the heart of downtown Austin, TX. Fresh space with colorful murals and art on the walls. Perfect spot to host events at! I’ve been to a couple events here and they have all been so fun! Hope to be able to attend some more soon!! :slight_smile:

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Crypto Learn Lab has got it all! Ty is incredibly knowledgeable on all things crypto and a great teacher. The space is perfectly curated for hosting events of all kind. Excited to participate in what’s to come!

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As an Austin resident, I have really valued having a community space for crypto / web3 at Crypto Learn Lab. Tlogs has mentioned Zcash before and I would be very excited to join the community and learn about the protocol in person!

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Crypto Labs was a pretty great learning experience for me. They helped bridge the gap and helped me understand the utility and potential of blockchain tech. I knew some basics before, but having someone explain in person helped me better than a forum or a YouTube vid ever did.

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Ty is beyond knowledgeable and experienced within the crypto, blockchain, web3.0 space! He has been in the space since 2015 (at least) back when buying crypto was no easy feat. I took his undergrad course and quickly learned the core principles to understanding the ecosystem and technology. He helped us identify how to evaluate crypto projects, different ways to store/purchase, the foundational concepts of blockchain, and so much more. He is a staple to the Austin blockchain community and his impact is only just beginning.

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+1 to all of the praise for Crypto Learn Lab!

Ty is pioneering a timely course series on crypto, from the foundational elements through to savvy tips on safe-guarding your crypto investments. As a former techie, I first heard of crypto in 2013, but didn’t seriously research the topic until more recently. I was lucky enough to meet Ty and joined a brief introductory series shortly thereafter. Ty brings his industry knowledge and educational background to break down the crypto ecosystem in a way that is approachable, tangible, and exciting. He sprinkles in class activities and mini-assignments to encourage hands-on learning. It was so refreshing to have a centralized space and instructor like Ty, rather than the disparate Googling and podcasting I tried before!

So many could benefit from this class!

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Crypto Learn Lab has allowed beginner to advance students interact and learn about the crypto world and the opportunities it has to offer. Ty has a gift when it comes to teaching. Complicated concepts become simple and interesting. It will be synergetic movement for the evolution of cryptocurrency to have more outreach, involvement, and hands on education with the publicity of Crypto Learn Lab. I can’t wait for class!

I dont think this will be a good use of ZCG funds. Meetups are a great thing to bring community together. I am more in favor of ZCG funding Zcash meetups in a coffee shop; a meetup that is specific to Zcash, than a community hub that isnt only about Zcash. Spending money in advance when we dont know how many Zcashers will turn up in downtown Austin… I dont think is a good use of the community’s money.

I do appreciate that you want to hold educational seminars about Zcash and produce educational material. I would get on board with this grant if it only had the educational materials and seminars.

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Crypto Learn Lab has been very influential in helping me gain valuable experience & education in the Crypto world. As intimidating as it is to get started & ask questions Ty was very supportive & helpful in taking me from ground zero & teaching me not only the basics but taking me step by step through all my questions that I haven’t been able to grasp on my own. I’m looking forward to my next class with Ty with his expansive knowledge on the subject it has helped me feel more comfortable as I look to continue to expand on my Crypto research & investing.