Cardano development mentors lack the incentives, tools, & network to actively grow the Cardano dev ecosystem with more developers & mentors.
Mentor-mentee bounty & eLearning marketplace with entry-level projects to accelerate trust & adoption of Cardano in the broad dev community.
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Snapbrillia was born six months ago with the mission to accelerate the world's transition to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and guarantee fair opportunities for all through the adoption of AI and blockchain technologies globally. Earlier in February after deep research and much deliberation, we decided to work with the Cardano network. We are going to deploy a mentor-mentee eLearning marketplace with development bounties, workshops, and hackathons to foster a vibrant community of developers and entrepreneurs. We also realized that IDE dependency setup is a big blocker to effective collaboration on Cardano and so we are streamlining onboarding with a No-code-setup Collaborative Cloud IDE with support of Haskell, Plutus, and Marlowe to boost mentor-mentee developer productivity and accelerate collaboration and eLearning.
Since Snapbrillia’s conception, we have been hacking away to launch our AI hiring solution with API access to 840 million professionals in January of 2022 which is currently being adopted by Fortune 1000 companies. We have since discovered that the biggest need for people breaking into the tech industry is a hands-on development experience with an effective mentorship. Our mentor-mentee eLearning marketplace with real development bounties, workshops, and hackathon offers real opportunities for developers to come together, learn together, and gain hands-on dev experience together while collaborating with other mentors and developers.
There is a massive opportunity for the Cardano dev community to grow and scale because engineering hiring and job hunting suck not just for Web3 but across tech globally. The hiring environment is extremely competitive with 1,847,900 open software engineering jobs in the US alone  when the US provides only 47,906 CS graduates each year. There is also a huge gap in gender diversity (21.7%) and ethnic diversity (15.5%) among computer science graduates.  At the same time, over 25 million people have quit their jobs in the last 6 months and as many as 375 million people will quit their jobs between now and 2030 hoping to break into better careers globally.  Compared to the staggering demand for better careers, there are very few truly entry-level positions and internships available for people to earn hands-on experience and start their journeys to financial freedom while open-source and many other projects desperately need more support and developers of all levels.
To foster true decentralized and sustained collaboration we need to build an Open-Source On-Chain Practical Resume on ATALA Prism through our partnership with RootsID SSI Wallet to provide Proof of Reputation that helps people build and showcase their work history, credentials, projects, and contributions because it's our basic human right to control our money, data, and identity including our career.
We would like to implement a decentralized and immutable On-chain Practical Resume with full interoperability with ATALA Prism that functions as a composable NFT with write/update access whitelisted to approved and reputable organizations and associated wallet addresses voted on by the Practical Resume DAO as displaying reliable, secure, and best-practice forms of validation of practical experiences. Similar to a hub-spoke distribution paradigm, the On-Chain Practical Resume composable NFT serves as a decentralized hub and record, while Snapbrillia and DAO-approved practical experience validators and organizations (spokes) are permitted (smart contract; whitelisted wallet address) to write new metadata to the On-Chain Practical Resume composable NFT (hub), helping serve as a Proof of Reputation protocol that is difficult to fake or alter. To address the Proof of Identity issue, DAO-approved organizations and validators serve as reputable oracles assisting with manual identity and practical experience (pre-chain) verification for a reward, as part of a value chain of rewards derived from an initial bounty or quadratic funding sponsorship and grant.
Every user has complete ownership of their private On-Chain Practical Resume. Initially, only a Practical Resume registrant’s wallet address is whitelisted for reading access. Users are able to grant read access (smart contract) to requestors (viewers) whitelisting associated wallet addresses for read-only access. For example, a 3rd party viewer solution would like to query, parse, and display the metadata of an On-Chain Practical Resume NFT in a familiar format like a web interface or PDF file for use in a practical use case, e. g. job application.
Credential fraud is becoming more common and is a major concern that affects educational institutions, employers, and potential employees. Recording and verification of achievements using blockchain technology have plenty of potential offers key advantages, including the potential to offer superior usability and efficiency compared to legacy systems. 
Here are some use cases of successful implementation of On-Chain Resumes outside of Cardano:
Snapbrillia provides an alternative for emerging developers to quickly get hands-on experience through a mentor-mentee eLearning marketplace of entry-level bounties, workshops, and hackathons. Our user research and startup journey have led us to Web3, Cardano, and the infinite possibilities that this platform and technology can provide to streamline and minimize bias in learning and hiring to guarantee more fair opportunities for all through open-source and blockchain. We are excited to share more about it with you.
Our solution is a decentralized eLearning platform that aims to support dev ecosystem adoption and increase collaborative contributions through Decentralized eLearning combined with an On-Chain Resume that encourages experts to collaborate and work with new developers through mentors and mentee teams. Together they can tackle development bounties and earn, not only money but also project and team leadership credentials. Whether through earning bounties or via building their On-Chain Resume everyone will be able to build their financial freedom, collaborate, and foster the adoption of Cardano blockchain technology by the broader developer community. Our On-Chain Resume will be completely open-source to accelerate Decentralized Identity and Decentralized Networking with ATALA Prism partnership.
With our No-code-setup Collaborative Cloud IDE that supports over 60 coding languages and frameworks but also Haskell, Plutus, and Marlowe, any new Cardano developers can pretty much say goodbye to these problems that they face when trying to set up their dev environments: "The hardest part of setting up the Plutus development environment is the current docs are not updated. You usually need to go dig a little deeper for some information. The repository they want us to clone and the terminal commands you have to run are outdated in the docs. The easiest environment to set Plutus upon would be using a Linux OS. It requires fewer steps than the others and is actually pretty intuitive. When you are using a Windows machine you would install WSL (Windows Subsystem Linux) and develop from there. There can be a lot of problems if you are using macOS with Apple silicon. You typically have to do more extra things than if you were to use macOS with the old intel chips because some tools are still not supported yet." - Snapbrillia Web3 Engineer
This also allows new developers to quickly and effectively join more development projects and build their Practical On-Chain Resume while also building the open web and growing the Cardano network and expanding its network effect in the broader dev ecosystem. 
Creating feedback loops is also important to help mentors improve their craft and propagate the network effect. We believe that many early Cardano adopters can quickly learn how to improve their craft from observing other mentors and with peer-mentor feedback. Like with pair programming, two people can more effectively work together not only to train mentees but also amplify each other to become effective evangelists of Cardano. We already considered this as part of the incentive loop between mentors and mentors. The solution is to allow multiple mentors to participate in learning workshops, hackathons, or bounty teams as supporters and observers with the goal of providing constructive mentor peer review and feedback while honing their art of mentoring. 
If we can execute well to build this eLearning platform, the Cardano dev community will immensely benefit from the eLearning market's massive growth to become a $1 Trillion industry by 2027 with 21.7% CARG.  Better access to opportunities, funding, and learning bring developers and entrepreneurs together to co-create.
 Catalyst School Mini-Proposal Workshop #14 with Tevo Saks and Cauê Chianca
We need resources including time, money, and additional helping hands and expertise in Plutus, Marlowe, and Prism to be able to execute this project effectively. To make this possible, Snapbrillia will have to further expand its No-code-setup Collaborative Cloud IDE that supports over 60 languages and frameworks including Haskel to also include Plutus and Marlowe.
Furthermore, we will have to create the DeFi marketplace on the blockchain for bounties and grants (smart contract and governance) and the decentralized eLearning user experience between mentors and mentees.
Implementation milestones and deliverables:
Q1 of 2022
Q2 of 2022
Q3 of 2022
Our current full-time dev team consists of:
We also have dedicated product, design, and growth teams that manage our product, web design, marketing, and branding. We have a committed team of full-timers who work six days a week, 12 hours a day, the support of other projects that could help us in case of any unforeseen event, and partnerships such as the Yoma Foundation, RootsID, Phoetrek World, SANADA, PRToken, Athena Labz, Konma Labz, and HireEZ. 
In addition to AWS/GCP cloud hosting fees and Cardano gas fees (which are conservative estimates based on GitCoin's first six months of user growth and bounties transaction volume), we will need to hire additional senior developers in Vietnam to upgrade our IDE and professional Cardano developers to help us build the smart contracts and the On-Chain Practical Resume and Credentials. Salaries are market-rate.
Total Budget: $90,000.00
With that said, money as a resource without proper execution only goes so far. We are absolutely open to collaboration with other existing projects, teams, and individuals who want to contribute to any aspect of this platform. Together, we can create and share value with everyone.
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Frank Albanese is the Chief Scientist and Co-founder at Snapbrillia and Y Combinator alumni. He is a Solidity, Rust, and Haskell researcher, Henry Ford Health System alum, and Co-founder of the Ucratic DAO, an organization founded to accelerate innovation of interoperable Open Metaverse tools, to allow anyone to design, mint, transport, and own virtual space and avatar across multiple Metaverse ecosystems like Cryptovoxels, The Sandbox, Dreams, and Decentraland. Ucratic DAO combined Three.js with web3.js and Hardhat to mint composable ERC-721 NFTs of 3D models in virtual spaces to Polygon and IPFS. With Ucratic, Frank also helped research ways to bring self-hosted virtual spaces to the Internet Computer and Dfinity canisters. Frank admires Gitcoin’s utility in the Web3 space and feels this architecture could thrive in Cardano’s ecosystem along with an eLearning and immutable, composable Practical Resume standard that serves as Proof of Reputation. Frank is also interested in the applicability of zero-knowledge proofs, and their potential role in Proof of Reputation and Proof of Identity solutions. Reach Frank on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-albanese-a8b17885
James Willingham is the CIO and Co-founder of Snapbrillia and TechStars alumni. James brings his vast expertise in UX/UI design and full-stack development to the team. He is a seasoned leader in the startup space working within multiple industries ranging from FinTech, where he designed and built the first true peer-to-peer lending platform on both iOS and Android in hopes to minimize the predatory pay-day loan cycle. In Healthcare, he designed and built a platform that allows doctors, patients, caregivers, and researchers to easily collaborate and work towards better health outcomes for everyone. James thrives on the mission of helping others get the help they need when they need it, life can be hard and challenging so he works to make them easier and more positive for everyone. Reach James on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-willingham-3704b824
Beatrice Thelisma is the CTO and Co-founder at Snapbrillia and TechFuturesGroup alumni. Beatrice has an amazing knack for leading engineering teams to execute on web applications whether back-end, front-end, or DevOps. She has vast experience with nonprofits empowering women and children with critical survival funds and education for financial literacy. She is passionate about accelerating diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and empowering and promoting the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, economic, or another status. Reach Beatrice on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thelisma
Ninh Tran is the CEO and Co-founder of Snapbrillia and Google alumni. Ninh brings his expertise in product management, business development, and startup execution. As UC Berkeley alumni, Ninh founded Trucksome to empower emerging local food economies to thrive and create jobs for the previously incarcerated. After joining Google, Ninh co-founded an executive search firm HireTeamMate placing hundreds in a year while building HireEZ (formerly Hiretual), an AI recruiting platform used by Google, Facebook, Amazon, and thousands of others, to hire millions of people every year. Reach Ninh on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ninhtran08
Nori Nishigaya is the Founder of the Salmon Nation Decentralized Alliance (SANADA), Bridge Builders, and SAMON pool. Member of the Catalyst Circle Admin Team, Cardano4Climate, and Rapid Funding Challenge Team. Cardano Ambassador, CA, and Funded proposer. He is passionate about radical inclusivity and community and devoted to making Cardano the best community on the planet. Nori brings over 30 years of experience in software development, agile methodologies, leadership and managing teams, and founding and running technology
startups. Reach Nori on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nishigaya/
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The audibility of project development and impact is clear:
We will be hosting periodic community sync or demo days about our progress via Discord.
The success of this project is very clear:
Snapbrillia's long-term goal is to build a platform that gets one million people into tech via open-source that otherwise wouldn’t break into tech at all.
This is an entirely new proposal that's connected with our other F8 proposal - Open Source Quadratic Voting and Funding: https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/396834
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Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
1.a Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular, least developed countries, to implement programs and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions
4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship
4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and children in vulnerable situations
4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
4.b By 2030, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular, least developed countries, small island developing States, and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programs, in developed countries and other developing countries
4.c By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States
5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, and public life
5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women
8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading, and innovation, including through a focus on high-value-add and labor-intensive sectors
8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
8.6 By 2030, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education, or training
8.8 Protect labor rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular, women migrants, and those in precarious employment
9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in the least developed countries
9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending
9.b Support domestic technology development, research, and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities
10.1 By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population at a rate higher than the national average
10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, economic, or another status
10.3 Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies, and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies, and action in this regard
10.4 Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage, and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality
10.6 Ensure enhanced representation and voice for developing countries in decision-making in global international economic and financial institutions in order to deliver more effective, credible, accountable, and legitimate institutions
17.3 Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources
17.7 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination, and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favorable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed
17.8 Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology, and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology
Key Performance Indicator (KPI):
4.3.1 Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex
- Increase the gender diversity of users on the platform by 10%
4.4.1 Proportion of youth and adults with information and communications technology (ICT) skills, by type of skill
- Increase platforms users under 18 years old by 10%
4.5.1 Parity indices (female/male, rural/urban, bottom/top wealth quintile, and others such as disability status, indigenous peoples, and conflict-affected, as data become available) for all education indicators on this list that can be disaggregated
- Provide real-time parity analytics and reduce demographic and socioeconomic disparity rating by 10%
4.c.1 Proportion of teachers with the minimum required qualifications, by education level
- Increase the number of mentors and teachers ratio by 10%
5.5.2 Proportion of women in managerial positions
- Increase mentor gender diversity by 10%
8.5.2 Unemployment rate, by sex, age, and persons with disabilities
- Diversify employment rate by sex, age, and persons with disabilities by 10%
9.5.2 Researchers (in full-time equivalent) per million inhabitants
- Increase developer users by 10%
17.7.1 Total amount of funding for developing countries to promote the development, transfer, dissemination, and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies
- Increase green technology open source project funding by 10%
We are a diverse team of four self-taught founders with over 67 years of combined experience learning and implementing AI and Blockchain solutions in Healthcare Tech, E-commerce, Legal, FinTech, Non-Profit, and HR Tech. We successfully ran $60 million funded AI and Web3 startups.