Build your own DAO with just Javascript in a weekend.

DAOs are taking over. Build one yourself for fun to better understand them. Maybe it's a meme DAO for your friends. Maybe it's a DAO that aims to fix climate change. Up to you. We'll be going over things like minting a membership NFT, creating/airdropping a token, public treasuries, and governance using a token.

Get more familiar with DAOS by just building one yourself

It's pretty hard to learn about DAOs by just reading random blog posts or vague tweet threads. Instead, we'll hack around with the tech ourselves and build something real. Decide for yourself if DAOs are cool or not.


Use thirdweb: create + interact with smart contracts via JS.

No Solidity required. You're gonna be building the whole project with the thirdweb JavaScript SDK, which is an epic library for creating web3 apps.


Deploy your DAOs own governance token.

Governance tokens are one of the most interesting parts about DAOs. How do you mint them? How do they gain real value? How does voting work?


Get your friends to actually interact /w your DAO.

We're going to actually take our work outside of localhost:3000. You'll have a fully deployed DAO by the end!

Who is this for?

If you're a dev curious about DAOs or web3 -- this will be perfect. It helps if you have basic web dev experience!

💻 Curious hackers who want to tinker w/ DAOs

This is probably our biggest audience. You're just a cool dev. You're hearing all the buzz about DAOs and want to learn more about it at a technical level!

🛠 Industry engineers that want to do cool crypto stuff

Tech moves fast already. And, crypto moves even faster lol. This is good for engineers in industry that want to build on the side and level-up their skillset.

🎓 Students that want to build their portfolio

If you're in college, chances are your normal classes aren't focusing on this stuff. Web3 tech is super new and can help your portfolio stand out.
Plus, you'll build a cool DAO project in the process!

Build alongside other devs and get shit done.

Building stuff alone is lame. Once you enroll we'll get you in a channel where you'll get to share progress with a cohort of awesome devs.

Social proof of people on discord building and learning together

Earn an NFT when you finish.

When you finish the project, you'll get your own shiny NFT delivered for free to your wallet that will be viewable on OpenSea.  

Image of NFTs when you finish a project or course
Picture of project instructor Raza

Hi, I'm Raza

I'm a serial builder who's worked at web3 startups as a frontend dev. I contribute to multiple DAOs and have helped tens of thousands of devs get into web3. Catch me on Twitter here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the time commitment?

The whole project will probably take you like 5-10 hours. Depends on your skill level. Most people finish it the same weekend it kicks off.

Is this live or async?

It's all async! You can work on your project on your own time. All of the content will be available to you when you enroll and you'll have access to it forever :)

Are there guides I can follow to build the project?

Yup. We give instructions. But, it's mainly just a general path. These guides aren't step-by-step. We leave a lot of room for you to build whatever you want, however you want to.

I've never built crypto apps before, is that okay?

If you've never touched crypto dev before we do have this project which is more of an "intro". But, not required if you're already comfy w/ learning new tech quickly. We also have this project which is sorta like an "intro" to NFTs. You can also just hop right into this if you really wanted.

What languages do I need to know for this?

You just need to know some JS and React. That’s it. We'll be using thirdweb which lets us build and interact with smart contracts without writing Solidity.

Will I get an NFT for completing the project?

Yes ser. Every successful completion of a buildspace project is rewarded with a unique NFT! Good luck.

Ready to build?

Start your journey and build something epic!

Let's do this