Rahat Chowdhury
Rahat Chowdhury
Rahat is a hip hop artist turned web developer, indie hacker, and web3 enthusiast. Rahat's passions include advocating for mental health in tech, music, gaming, and mentoring new developers especially in the web3 space.
React Summit 2022React Summit 2022
134 min
How to Build UI's for Smart Contracts
There are many journeys we can take into becoming a web3 developer. Not all journeys require learning a completely new language and becoming a smart contract developer. In this workshop we will learn how to build our own React UI on top of any existing smart contracts on the Polygon Proof of Stake Blockchain. We will explore a basic overview of blockchains and learn about the advantages of building on Polygon. We will also gain an understanding of what Smart Contracts are, learn how to find existing ones, and learn tools that help us interact with them from a React application.
React Summit 2022React Summit 2022
22 min
A Frontend Developer’s Guide to Web3
There is a lot of hype and interest around diving into the Web3 space, and it can be hard to manage the information overload and the emphasis on learning new languages to work on smart contracts. Many developers in the frontend space ask, “How much of this new information do I need to transition into web3?” The truth is as a React developer, the skills I know are essential in web3. Let’s add some context around how to leverage those existing skills to succeed in this new space.
In this talk, we’re going to explore how to build the correct context and the technologies to understand to help you dive into web3 as a front-end developer. We’ll go over popular packages like Ethers, which can be used in React applications to interact with wallets and existing smart contracts. We will also explore how you can leverage your Javascript skills to build full-stack dApps using managed services like Moralis and Thirdweb.
Let’s demystify some of the concepts in web3 and leverage our existing skills to start building.