(CBSDFW.COM) – DALLAS, Texas — Hype Hustlers, a new NFT collection, paid a visit to the University of Texas at Dallas and hosted an event to teach students about the value of Web 3 and NFTs after graduation.
The workshop, which took place in the Student Services Building, drew 30 students eager to learn the fundamentals of Web 3 technology. Students from several academic disciplines, including computer engineering and finance, were admitted to the program.
Hype Hustlers is an NFT series that celebrates the ordinary female hustler by including a variety of physical appearances, ethnicities, and interests in their work. Since its inception in February 2022, this program’s purpose has been to educate and inform young professionals and recent college graduates about Web 3 professions. Their UTD presentation opened with an overview of Web 3 terminology, including blockchains, non-fungible tokens, smart contracts, and even a short history of the internet.
“We are here, not because we are experts,” said Co-founder and Social Media Manager, Oriana Valderrama. “Web3 is such a new concept. We are here because we have done the research and we are open to keep learning from the industry and share that knowledge with as many people as we can.”
After explaining the notion, Maria Coraza, Bita Motiie, and Oriana Valderrama provided real-world instances of employment in NFTs and Web 3. They discussed the NFT collections and how, although art is necessary, the true value is derived from the utilities and community developed as a result of ownership of one of these projects.
Hype Hustlers has teamed with Darshana, a Web 3 job board platform, to give students tools for applying their newly gained knowledge and maybe connecting to real-world Web 3 employment opportunities.
“Our partnership with Darshana was a true highlight for our project. The idea that we can teach students about Web 3 and then provide the resources to jump-start their careers by the touch of a button is a rewarding feeling,” said Maria Coraza, Co-founder and Project Manager for Hype Hustlers.
The Hype Hustlers hope to visit more local universities and institutions in the DFW region after they visit UTD, but they also intend to expand their campus tour to other states and even beyond.
“We like to say that the best advice we can give to any young professional about Web 3 is ‘Just show up to give it your all’,” said Co-founder and Community Manager, Bita Motiie. “By attending our workshops you can not only learn but take the first step towards a career in this new industry.”
On April 15, Hype Hustlers NFT will release their first collectiob.