Announcing Textile Build — A Free Online Workshop

community Jul 01, 2018

Everything you need to know to start building for the decentralized web

Interest in the decentralized web has reached a fever pitch. And with increased concerns over consumer privacy, access, and new regulatory actions, organizations are exploring decentralized applications as a viable development process. But what does it mean to decentralize storage, services, or processes? What tools and/or concepts do we need to be aware of in order to be ready for this brave new world?

At Textile, we wanted to share this exciting new distributed web with as many other developers and users as possible. So we’ve created a short-course that will answer these questions by providing a complete introduction to decentralized application (Đapp) development on the Interplanetary File System (IPFS). By the end of this course, participants will have a working understanding of the decentralized web in general, and the specific tools and technologies needed to interact with IPFS more specifically. Read on to learn more… or sign-up now!

What will I learn?

  • The fundamentals of the decentralized web, including concepts such as content addressing, distributed data structures, peer-to-peer communication, etc
  • A deep understanding of the Interplanetary File System’s (IPFS) core components, including the core protocols, conventions, and libraries use to access IPFS
  • How to develop a distributed application (Đapp), all the way from creating a blank project to deploying it online
  • The technical skills needed to interact with decentralized data storage and access, including a specific understanding of adding, pinning, and accessing data on IPFS
  • How to combine the right tools to put together a consistent and real world pragmatic Node development environment
  • How to deploy a decentralized app to the Interplanetary File System, making it available to the wider public

Who is the target audience?

Anybody with a little bit of backend and/or frontend software development — a seasoned developer with an interest in learning about the decentralized web, or a total beginner looking to develop new skills in an exciting area of web-development. Give it a try, its free!


  • You should already have developed a couple of software applications, backend, frontend or both
  • You need a Mac, Linux or Windows 10 machine to develop the sample application
  • You should also be comfortable working on the command-line
  • A basic understanding of a programming language like Javascript is definitely a plus 👍

Course Schedule

Your instructor

Dr. Carson Farmer, Data Scientist at Textile

Carson is the Lead Data Scientist at, and a Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has been teaching technology-driven courses for over 10 years. Carson is also part of the team that develops Textile Photos, a digital wallet for your photos that runs on IPFS and big ideas about the future of privacy.


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