Status is building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3.
With the high level goals of preserving the right to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute.
As an organization, Status seeks to push the web3 ecosystem forward through research, creation of developer tools, and support of the open source community.
As a product, Status is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps on the decentralized web. But Status is also building foundational infrastructure for the whole Ethereum ecosystem, including the Nimbus ETH 1.0 and 2.0 clients, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol (a continuation of Whisper).
As a team, Status has been completely distributed since inception. Our team is currently 150+ core contributors strong, and welcomes a growing number of community members from all walks of life, scattered all around the globe.
We care deeply about open source, and our organizational structure has minimal hierarchy and no fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization's priorities.
<p class="part" data-startline="3" data-endline="3" data-position="25" data-size="0"><strong><span class="ui-comment-inline-span highlighted" data-position="25" data-size="4" data-inline-comment-id="user-selection-highlight">About Codex Student Program</span></strong></p>
TheCodex Student Program (CSP)is aimed at Master and PhD students looking to gain experience and do research and development in one of the domains of interest related to the Codex project. The grant is intended to help students gain visibility on their field of interest and at the same time allow them to learn about common research and development practices that should be beneficial for their continuing careers.
There are two main projects we are working on, one is about data availability sampling (DAS) in collaboration with the Ethereum Foundation and the other one is related to theCodexdecentralized storage platform. More specifically, the CSP aims to do research and development in, but not limited to:
- Data Availability Sampling for scaling blockchains
- Large scale simulations of distributed systems
- Peer-to-peer overlays and communication protocols
- Statistical testing and property verification
- Data visualization and analysis
- Decentralized storage solutions
- Erasure coding optimizations for large-scale distributed storage
- Proofof data retrievability and other storage related proofs
- Game theory in the context of incentivized storage
- Storage performance measurement and testing
This program is available to Master and PhD studentsofficially enrolled ata university, pursuing theirM.Sc. or Ph.D. in the field ofComputer Sciencesor a related field.
The CSP is very flexible and adapts to different levels of experience as well as to different lengths. The following numbers are just indicative, as the final stipend might slightly change depending on thestudentexperienceas well as toadapt to differing regionsâcost. For anofficially enrolled PhD student, the CSP offers a stipendin the range of$2,000/month(full-time equivalent).
In addition, the CSP mightalso offersome mobility grants to attend meetings and related conferences that are within the scope of the research field of the internship.
A member of the Codex team will be assigned as supervisor of the student for the duration of the CSP. Students will be invited to participate in weekly meetings to discuss the progressdoneand raise questions or concerns.
A clear end-of-CSP deliverable will be given to the student depending on the length and complexity of the project. This could bea software, a report, atalk,among others.
To submit your application, please fill thisformproviding the following documents:
- Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
- A cover letter expressing your research interests
- Proof of enrolment in your university
- Reference letter from one of your university professors
Applications will be evaluated a few weeks after submission. Students passing the initial evaluation will be contacted to pass a short interview.
* The fees, duration of the agreement and deliverables shall be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and as set out in the freelance agreement to be signed by the student. Please consider that once you have signed the freelance agreement, you must comply with the local regulations for the provision of the services that are applicable in your country of residence or nationality.