What did you work on?
My work on the Technical Deep Dive Workshop Content Creation for Hyperledger Cactus mentorship project was focused on delivering a three-hour long course in both English and Portuguese on the Hyperledger Cacti tool. This pluggable blockchain interoperability framework was recently merged from Hyperledger Cactus and Weaver, a Hyperledger Lab, and it enables a link between networks built on heterogeneous distributed ledgers. With its architecture, Cacti allows for a flexible and extensible development environment for DTL solutions.
Developing the workshop required a vast study of the background technology and the tool itself as well as how it connected to other projects of the Hyperledger ecosystem. I must thank my mentors, Peter Somogyvari and Rafael Belchior, for guiding me in my study of the technology and Cacti implementations. They were valuable resources for helping me construct content that will help the Hyperledger community to understand the Hyperledger Cacti tool better and more easily integrate it in their endeavors.
What did you learn or accomplish?
During my mentorship project, I had the opportunity to engage Hyperledger Cacti developers, allowing me to study and contribute to a highly organized and optimized repository. It taught me how work is done in a fast-paced, open source environment and how all the pieces are carefully thought through and put together. It was truly exciting to be working with cutting-edge technology in the blockchain industry and see the efforts being made by the Hyperledger community to assure that it is accessible and helpful in shaping the technology’s future.
What comes next?
After this experience, I certainly hope to work with blockchain in my future career. I’ll take this experience in open source blockchain development and apply it to my master’s degree thesis and personal projects. It will be a great contribution to the start of my career, both technical and community wise.