Polkadot Rust Bootcamp

With support from Polkadot, learn Rust and build your own custom blockchain!

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⏰ Applications due

August 9, 2023

🗓 Dates

This program is based on rolling admission, a new cohort starting every two weeks. Register latest by August 9.

⏳ Days

Self-paced with live training sessions

🌍 Location


🥳 Fee

This program is 100% free

Program details👇

🤓 Who should apply?

This bootcamp is for you if you want to learn how to build your own custom blockchains with the help of the substrate framework. Along the way, you'll learn Rust, the favorite programming language of programmers! 😎

🔥The bootcamp is for you if you’re:

- Proficient in English,

- Experienced in a programming language.

🤝 Don’t worry if you have no prior knowledge of web3, there will be optional content about web3 fundamentals!

✍️️ Apply now for the best opportunity to become a Rust and smart contract developer.

🏆 Learning & building process

Phase 1 | Admission phase

Register now, learn the basics of web3 and Polkadot, and take a short programming quiz to get accepted to the bootcamp.

Phase 2 | Polkadot Rust Bootcamp

Once you're accepted, you'll gain access to online content and a lineup of sessions. You'll also join closed Discord channels to receive mentorship support.

What you'll learn:

Blockchain basics

Polkadot fundamentals

Rust course

  • Introduction to Rust
  • Ownership, Borrowing, and References
  • Structs and Enums
  • Iterator, Generics, Traits, Modules
  • Error Handling


  • Introduction
  • Deep Dive Substrate
  • Internal Workings of Substrate
  • Installation
  • Hands-on Projects -> Building a Blockchain, Smart Contracts and More...

💻 Other details

💙 Cost: Zero, thanks to Polkadot!

🗓️ Time commitment: Once you're accepted to the bootcamp, you'll submit the final project in 6 weeks. We'll support you with online content and live training.

🙋 Community: You'll join an amazing community of developers at Discord!

What you'll get if you complete the training?

👉 Opportunity to receive support for jobs and grants in the Polkadot ecosystem


Polkadot unites and secures a growing ecosystem of specialized blockchains called parachains. Apps and services on Polkadot can securely communicate across chains, forming the basis for a truly interoperable decentralized web.

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