Do you plan to put in place any community ambassador/outreach or some such program to allow the TF and the Tezos community to work together?
The Tezos Foundation is part of the Tezos community and takes into consideration community feedback when making decisions. We are open for discussion and regularly interact with numerous ecosystem participants and frequently solicit feedback from the community. While there are no specific plans for a community ambassador/outreach program in the immediate future, we will certainly consider doing so. In the meantime, we encourage community members to reach out to [email protected] with ideas for more ways we can be transparent and inclusive of the community.
Recently there was a request to the Ethereum community to provide an accounting of the total outstanding supply of Ethereum apparently not an easy question to answer for Ethereum. Do we (Tezos) have a command/script to output this number?
The current protocol does not keep track of a tally of all XTZ on the network, so there is no node RPC that will give you that information. There have been some public discussions about the inclusion of an RPC in a future proposal and, as with all Tezos amendment proposals, we leave that decision to the community. However, some block explorers, like tzstats.com, do keep track of total supply. As of today, the total supply is 846.8m XTZ, but this number will grow with the protocol itself.
What courses/bootcamps are available for developers?
As we covered in a previous update, we support a diverse mixture of introductory courses, developer trainings, and other resources to bolster the Tezos developer community. For those who want to receive an introduction to writing smart contracts on Tezos, Blockmatics offers a self-paced online developer course that teaches the basics of SmartPy and the SmartPy IDE and lets students compile and deploy smart contracts to a Tezos testnet. Tezos Academy, another excellent introduction to Tezos smart contracts created by the OCTO Technology team, hosts a fun interactive tutorial to the LIGO language.
If you’re interested in Dapp development, the BUIDL Labs team created Cryptoverse Wars, an interactive code school to build Dapps on Tezos using SmartPy. We are also supporting two new training resources. Tezos Kitchen by the Stove Labs team, a comprehensive and up-to-date curriculum of content for developers to learn how Tezos can be utilized for a variety of use-cases, and Tezos Labs, an interactive Tezos developer training program from Baking Bad.
Finally, entities from the entire Tezos ecosystem including Baking Bad, Beacon, Cryptonomic, the LIGO team, Magic, SmartPy, Stove Labs, Tezos Taquito, Tezos Commons, Truffle, and TQ Tezos contributed their own workshop webinars as part of the Tezos + CoinList Hackathon that wrapped up earlier in July.