Protocol Labs Network (PLN) Launchpad is a four-week onboarding program to train, onboard, and connect teams, projects, and companies across the PL Network.
- Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org about roles you are interested in
- Take a look at the companies that are hiring in the Protocol Labs Network
- See open roles in the Protocol Labs Network
- Learn more about joining PLN
- Protocol Labs Network members can see the cohort dates and register
In the first weeks of the program, you will learn about the Protocol Labs Network and its core open source technologies: IPFS, IPDL, libp2p and Filecoin. Our curriculum allows you to take a shallow or deep dive into technical topics and PLN projects!
While you are learning, start ideating with your teeam about something you can create to share with the PLN. You will present these ideas in a Demo Session 2 weeks after the end of the cohort.
Get to know other Launchpad residents and people within the Protocol Labs Network. We will also have learning sessions and workshops. The location varies depending on the cohort that you join. Some examples from previous cohorts: Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Austin or Paris.
During the colo week, you will have time to pick your project and present your idea, bug-fixing plan, or improvement ideas to the rest of the cohort!
Once you have decided and gotten feedback from your cohort on what you will be working on, you have 2 weeks to create a POC (Proof of Concept) that will be shown in a demo to the network 2 weeks after the end of your cohort.
- Feedback is a gift. Please give your feedback on the program and how we can make it better! If someone gives you feedback, it's because they’re trying to help you improve — but understand there are often many ways to do something, so give feedback with curiosity and an open mind.
- Improve as we go. Related to the above, when you spot areas of improvement for the program, we want to capture them along the journey rather than hoping to remember them at the end. A retro will happen at the end, but please also post in Filecoin Slack as you see things. Including an emoji like 🤔 can make it easier to harvest these thoughts for the retro.
- Be respectful. This whole program falls under the IPFS Code of Conduct. Always be kind and welcoming.
- Collaboration. Be proactively helpful to everyone you can. Answer questions, offer ideas, share your work and learnings - try to give back to the community and others who are helping you! Understand that many great ideas can blossom in parallel - avoid being competitive, secretive, or ego-ful about your work or ideas.
- Async first. We bias toward async comms to support many time zones and schedules. Try to use slack threads, record meetings, and document your questions/learnings so others can benefit.
- Transparency. To promote a good OSS environment, we try to make our work open to all - even before we’re ready. Please try to use group channels to post your questions instead of DMs (where others can’t learn from you), and share your answers in public forums wherever possible (ex discourse, Filecoin slack, etc).