Solana India Fellowship

February 02, 20222 min read

Solana India Fellowship is an 8-week hands-on program to learn, earn and build on Solana. There is a new theme each week, from NFTs to DeFi to Gaming, followed by quests, exercises, and Q&A sessions by experts. And you get a $2500 stipend!

How I discovered Solana

I came to know about Solana last year when I was learning rust. That's when I actually started diving deeper into the crypto ecosystem and web3. I bought some SOL, created a wallet, started using dApps on Solana and read a lot.

Looking back, Solana kinda spoiled me. I expected all blockchains to be fast and have great wallets like Phantom. I tried Ethereum next and the experience was significantly worse. I was paying $80 gas fees, waiting for transactions to complete and Metamask wasn't very intuitive. Solana and products in its ecosystem were the only ones I looked forward to using.

Getting into the fellowship

After all this experimentation, I wanted to work full-time in web3 and see what was possible with this new technology stack. Around this time, I came to know about the fellowship on SuperteamDAO's Twitter.

Superteam is a collective which help the most promising projects in the Solana ecosystem in the ascending world (India, South East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa) launch and grow. I had been following Superteam for a while, particularly their podcasts.

The fellowship looked interesting and aligned to my goals, so I applied. I had to fill a couple of application forms and give an in-person interview. About a week back, I got an email from them welcoming me to the fellowship. Yay! I am excited to dive into the world of web3 and learn from an amazing team of mentors and supporters.

I'll be sharing weekly updates and learnings here. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or Email.