Welcome to IPFS Weekly 165!

Welcome to IPFS Weekly 165!

# Valist Relies on IPFS and Filecoin to Move Software from Web2 to Web3

App stores and websites are an outdated and insecure way to distribute software. The maxim “where there’s a server, there’s a hack” has proven to be true despite the best efforts of corporations like Microsoft, Apple, and Google. The Web3 stack is able to change that and more. Valist is using IPFS and Filecoin to create a safer, faster, and more efficient way to distribute software through decentralized and persistent storage. To find out more, watch the most recent video (opens new window) in the Building Web3 video series featuring Valist and check outthis blog post (opens new window).

# Brand New on IPFS

  1. IPFS Content IDs can play a key role (opens new window)in developing better credentials and identification systems for gamified learning.
  2. See how (opens new window) you can use IPFS to store the content you upload to Nextcloud’s open source collaborative platform.
  3. HolyJS brought together 600 JavaScript developers around the world for a week of learning and hacking. Check out this presentation (opens new window) about using IPFS with Node.js.
  4. Charles Freeborn presented at Dev Fest Lagos 2021 (opens new window) on December 3rd, teaching West African devs who wanted to learn more about how to leverage IPFS.

# Around the Ecosystem

Join the upcoming libp2p community call next Tuesday, December 12th, at 17:00 UTC. RSVP now! (opens new window)

The deadline for the Chainlink x Filecoin Dev Grant has been extended to December 17th. Have an idea about how to extend the web3 stack into decentralized off-chain computation and storage? Share your proposal. (opens new window)

Here’s a friendly reminder (opens new window) from WAX Blockchain, that if your NFT is not on IPFS, it’s not your NFT. Read up (opens new window) on exactly what that means and how to truly own what’s yours.

30 days of builders (opens new window)! An ongoing thread about the teams, engineers, and builders developing on the IPFS and Filecoin stacks.

Happy 3rd birthday, Pinata! (Have you seen their celebration giveaway (opens new window)?) 👀

# Want to help build the new internet?

Community Manager (opens new window): Valist is hiring a community manager to help expand outreach, community, and brand awareness. In this role, you will have a strong influence on our growth strategies, forge and develop great relationships with our community members and key partners, and create high quality content. You will be working closely with technical co-founders and engineers. Valist, Remote.

Head of Content (opens new window): Protocol Labs is seeking a Head of Content to develop and execute effective content deliverables for our portfolio and ecosystem projects including Filecoin and IPFS. The ideal candidate is an exceptional writer with a proven experience in communicating blockchain and Web3 concepts to developers, non-developers, enterprises, and newcomers. Protocol Labs, Remote.

ARG Software Engineer (opens new window): The Protocol Labs Application Research Group (ARG) (opens new window) is seeking a proactive and autonomous builder that can draft a roadmap forward and execute with code. You will need to have both a passion for hands-on development of distributed systems as well as problem solving within a complex system. Protocol Labs, Remote.

Senior Software Engineer (opens new window): Distributed systems engineering lies at the center of many projects at Protocol Labs. With IPFS, libp2p, Filecoin, and other related projects, we are laying the foundation for a more resilient, more secure, distributed version of the web. This requires rigorous engineering from protocol design through all the phases of implementation. We strike a balance between pragmatism, deeply informed protocol design, and strict application of strong engineering principles. All of this happens in an environment defined by curiosity, passion, and a love for open source. Protocol Labs, Remote.

Fullstack Engineer (opens new window): Textile's web products and services are written primarily in Golang and TypeScript, and communicate with Textile's core gRPC services. You will own the end user experience and have full ownership over the product stack, from research and development to implementation and production monitoring. Textile, Remote.

Backend/API Engineer (opens new window): As a Backend/API Engineer, you will research, contribute to the product vision and help define the roadmap of multiple products. You will build and maintain features on the Textile Hub (opens new window), and build new services and systems to integrate with blockchain networks including Threads (opens new window), Buckets (opens new window), Hub (opens new window), and Powergate (opens new window). This role is for someone with solid coding experience and the ability to lead new features. Textile, Remote.

Community Lead (opens new window): As a Community Lead at 3Box Labs, you’ll have the opportunity to create an incredibly engaged, welcoming, synergistic community around the technology and values that can help catalyze a global movement for a better web. 3Box Labs created the leading identity and data solution for Web3, and alongside the open source developer community. They’re looking for impact-driven, intentional, and fast-learning teammates. 3Box Labs, Remote.