My First Zcash!

Hello Zcash friends! Six years ago I became part of the Zcash ecosystem and since then I’ve contributed quietly and in different capacities. In 2022 I approached ZF with an idea and was incredibly fortunate to receive a ZF grant in order to establish Mass Adoption Alliance, which became a 501(c)(3) public charity the following year. The goal of MAA is empowering youth through education about financial privacy.

MAA is going to be developing a new Zcash community resource and there’s an opportunity for everyone to play a role, make a contribution and join in on the fun! This project is going to be a great, open source, evergreen resource!

It’s with great excitement that I announce the kickoff of My First Zcash! This will be an educational e-workbook, which is a fork of the open source diploma program used by Mi Primer Bitcoin, in El Salvador. The audience for the resource will be teens to adults.

The broader vision is for the content to be utilized as the anchor for a five-session course that could be delivered online or in-person. Who loves teaching people about Zcash? I’m looking at you! :star_struck:

When I first started thinking about this project, I reached out to several people to discuss the concept and talk it through a bit. One of those people was @autotunafish, who suggested I think about how to make the content evergreen, which was of course an excellent idea!

I followed up on that by connecting with @decentralistdan to brainstorm and, generous as-always with his time and talent, he set up a call and introduced me to @squirrel to talk about the possibility of ZecHub administering a bounty program to provide an avenue for keeping the content evergreen. Squirrel was open to the idea, which I really appreciated!

So, this post is the jumping off point for the My First Zcash project! Would you like to get involved? I sure hope so! :grinning: This deck outlines the project in some detail. *If you are game to help create content, please have a look at p.4!

I’ll work on getting a Discord channel set up and hope you’ll join me out there for some fun and collaboration!

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Hello! :wave: I, as Zcash Wallet Community Developer, would like to contribute any way you see fit!

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Hi Pacu! :wave: Thank you for offering! I had planned to reach out to you, so this is wonderful news! Sending you a DM right now!

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Excellent initiative!

What a pleasure to see this become a reality.

I am at your service and happy to contribute and collaborate. I am in Venezuela and speak Spanish. I am part of the Zcash en Español community, I run Zcast, the Zcash en Español podcast, together with @AuraBritoSM , and we really love the educational topic.

I have also done a few trainings here in my country about Zcash, about Zingo and about Free2Z.

Stay tuned!

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You are so kind! I’m at work right now but immediately afterwards, I’m going to write you a proper message. More soon! And thank you for the very kind words! I’m overwhelmed with the kindness everyone is showing for this initiative! Thank you so much! :sunflower:

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I am so excited to connect with you and the entire Zcash en Español community! I just sent you a DM, looking forward to hopping on a call with you - hopefully this week! Choose anytime that is convenient from you using that Calendly link and I’ll be there! Talk soon!

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What do you think about an “In Popular Culture” section? Could mention 1) the Tiesto & Ava Max music video, 2) Blockchain by Money Man, or 3) items priced in Zcash in the Netflix series Altered Carbon

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Great idea! Would you be willing to post this idea over in the My First Zcash Discord discussion? Let’s get a conversation going about a pop culture section!

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Stop over and say HI! Want to contribute? Great, there’s lots of opportunity to get involved!

JOIN THE CONVO

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My First Zcash is taking shape quickly, thanks to the work of so many! If you’re a writer and interested in helping out, stop over to the discussion in Discord next week Wednesday. You’re invited!

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