Web3 is a topic that often leads to more questions than answers. What tools and technologies are considered part of this ecosystem? How do they differ from web1 or web2? What advantages does web3 give us, and how can we apply lessons back to our daily work? In short, what is web3, and what is it good for?
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At a recent 8th Light University panel, three 8th Light professionals helped provide a little clarity by sharing their experiences working in web3 and what they’ve learned about this rapidly evolving landscape. They discuss what people are talking about when they mention web3, how it differs from traditional web development, and why those differences matter.
The panelists also reflect on how the principles and practices of craft software are especially well-suited for working on web3 projects, where it’s critically important to be confident in your software before adding it to an immutable blockchain. They also share recommendations on how you can start learning web3 with hands-on practice.
Learn more about 8th Light’s work in web3 development.
About The Panel
Amanda Graham, who facilitated the panel, has been in software consulting for more than 20 years, and serves as an Account Director at 8th Light. Although she hates the term web3 and started as an extreme skeptic, she has taken an interest in the transparency, privacy, decentralized, and code-as-law aspects of the movement.
Connor Mendenhall is a Technical Director at 8th Light. He is interested in tools that tame complexity and software that centers humans.
Emmanuel Byrd is a Senior Crafter at 8th Light. He is an entrepreneur and developer that finds purpose in his craft.
Ian Gagorik is a reader, thinker and developer at 8th Light. Ian enjoys digging into new technologies to better understand how they work, and if they can solve problems in a novel way.
Join The Dialogue
- Bitcoin Whitepaper
- Ethereum Yellowpaper
- Video-based, interactive tool for learning about and sandboxing with Web3 (and specifically Ethereum)
- Remix IDE
About 8th Light University
8th Light University (8LU) is a semi-regular virtual event that is managed by 8th Light Inc, a global software consultancy. Topics focus on improving the craft of software development. Developers of all skill levels are welcome! Watch past event videos on YouTube or join the 8LU group to find out about upcoming events.