NEAR Hispano - Entrepreneur in Residence - Independent NCD bootcamp, Training for Teachers and partnership with Blockchain Academy MX

Project title: NCD bootcamp syllabus for Universities in Mexico. Partnership with Blockchain Academy MX and Launch bootcamp for teachers in University of Arteaga.

One-liner: NCD bootcamp as part of Universities course offerings and train NEAR Certified Instructors.

Project DAO: NEAR Hispano SputnikDAO

Series: Onboarding NEAR Certified Developer bootcamp participants & Onboarding Universities to NEAR Education

Project members

  • Claudio Cossio

Payout month: 2021-09-01T05:00:00Z2021-09-30T05:00:00Z

NEAR target accounts: NEAR Hispano DAO

Payout request: 570 NEAR


Support the 4th NCD bootcamp in NEAR Hispano
From August 30th to September 3rd, the first NCD Bootcamp in Spanish was launched with a NEAR Certified Instructor from NEAR Hispano Guild :smiley:

  • 78 developers enrolled in the bootcamp
  • 42 people participated in the first day of the NCD bootcamp


Translation of the Nomicon site
We are coordinating with teachers from the Instituto Tecnologico de Pabellon de Arteaga, so they can start reviewing all the content and begin the translation process.

Pending to assign a kick off day, but will share it in a separate post.

Onboard two Spanish speaking instructors
We have our first NEAR Certified Instructor, which is @Cristian from the NEAR Hispano Guild and after the bootcamp Blockchain Academy MX will also have their instructor go through the certification process with @amgando :slight_smile:

Playbook for other Guilds to launch the NCD bootcamp in their region
Pending to publish some writings regarding how to replicate what we have done at NEAR Hispano, launching an initial NCD Bootcamp supported by Education @ NEAR and then hosting a bootcamp independently.

We are working with two teachers in Mexico, to help us create the framework for implementing bootcamps in different formats.

Partnership with Blockchain Academy Mexico
For the month of October we plan to kickstart the NCD Bootcamp in a joint venture with one of the largest blockchain eduation communities in the Spanish speaking region.


  • One week for planning
  • Two weeks in design course materials and landing page
  • One week follow up before the event

The partnership will include three bootcamps for the following months:

  • October 2021 - 4th week
  • November 2021 - 4th week
  • December 2021 - 1st week


  • 50 to 100 Certified Developers
  • 10 to 20 Certified Instructors

Congratulations on a well executed kickoff yesterday with 3 “first ever” milestones of THE NEAR Certified Developer Program

  1. Largest ever cohort (2x previous record)
  2. First independent delivery of NCD
  3. First ever in non-English language

Amazing work @claudioac and NEAR Hispano