Ship your own Top Shot on Flow with Cadence.

Miss the latest Top Shot drop? Make your own! This is a short and async weekend project for curious devs that want to get started on Flow. You’ll learn how to write and deploy your first Flow smart contract using Cadence. Then, you will be able to connect it all back to a React web3 app that will let people connect their wallet and mint NFTs.
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Why build on Flow

Flow is a general-purpose blockchain designed to be developer-friendly and fast. From NFTs and digital collectibles to dApps, DeFi, and games, use Flow to power the next generation of apps. Some of the world’s top brands are already building on Flow, such as the NBA, NFL, UFC, Mattel, Dr. Seuss, Warner Music, Billboard, CNN.


Explore resource-oriented programming

Explore what “resource-oriented programming” means and how it’s different from central ledgers.


Create an app on Flow

Learn how to create your own NFT dapp and build the next Top Shot or CryptoKitties! You'll have a fully deployed Flow project by the end!


Impress your cat deploying your contracts to the Flow testnet

We're going to actually take our work outside of localhost:3000.

Who is this for?

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

💻 Curious hackers who want to tinker w/ Flow

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

🛠 Engineers that want to do cool crypto stuff

Tech moves fast already. 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 or have played around with Top Shot, this will be super exciting for you!

Learn a bit about Cadence

Cadence is the smart contract programming language native to Flow that introduces features that help developers ensure that their code is safe and secure. It’s inspired by popular programming languages such as Typescript, Kotlin and Swift.

Build alongside other devs and get shipping.

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.

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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.

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+ Receive an exclusive Float (like POAP, but built on Flow) for finishing this project.
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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

How much does this cost?

All of our projects are free and open-source! You'll never need to pay for our guides, and we'll deploy on a testnet so your total cost for this whole thing will be $0.

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 enrol and you'll have access to it forever :)

Are there guides I follow to build the project?

You'll build the project section by section. Everything will be outlined step-by-step for you so it's super straightforward!

Is this project beginner-friendly?

This is a beginner-friendly project. There are no prerequisites to build on Flow and we will walk you through the basics. The only ask is that you are familiar with HTML, JS, and CSS.

What is Flow?

Flow is a new blockchain built for the next generation of apps, games, and the digital assets that power them. Some of the world’s top brands are already building on Flow, such as the NBA, NFL, UFC, Mattel, Dr. Seuss, Warner Music, Billboard, CNN.

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Ready to build?

Start your journey and build something epic!

Ship this project!