Ship an epic web3 app on  Solana with React + Rust.

No Rust knowledge needed. This is a very nice and cool async, weekend project for curious devs that want to hack around with Solana. You'll learn Rust, write your own custom Solana program and build a slick frontend in next.js to bring it all together.

Learn about Solana by actually building lol

It's pretty hard to understand this stuff by just reading a blog post. Instead, we'll hack around with the tech ourselves and build something real. Decide for yourself if web3 is cool or not.


Pick up some Rust and actually write a Solana Program

If you don't know Rust, don't worry. We'll go through some of the basics you need to write some Solana programs.


Create a Solana dApp w/ Anchor, Next.js, and any Solana wallet.

A Solana program is cool. But, what's even cooler is giving people a UI to connect their wallet and actually interact w/ the program :).


Deploy to the Solana network for real and impress your dog.

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

Who is this for?

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

👀 Curious hackers who want to tinker w/ Solana

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

🛠 Engineers that want to build 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

Perfect if you're tired of your classes and want to pick up some new skills + ship a real product to put on your portfolio.

Build alongside other devs and get shit done.

Building stuff alone is lameee. 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.  

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Picture of project instructor Raza

Hi, I'm Farza!

I was part Y-Combinator S20 and I've also worked on self-driving cars as a deep learning engineer, was the CTO of a gaming startup, and have built products that have reached millions. Connect with me 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?

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

What languages do I need to know for this?

If you have programmed before in JS or Python, then you don't need anything else! We'll teach you everything you need. Other languages are cool too :) 

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!

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