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DWeb and Civil Society: An Introduction For Makers

Sep 13, 2023, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Discover the essentials of the decentralized web, the workings of blockchains, and the ethical development of DApps in this engaging webinar led by Gloria Kimbwala.

Digital securityProgram delivery + managementPublic Good App House

About this event

We have archived this event. You can view the recording here.

Blockchain, decentralization, cryptocurrencies, and DApps. We hear these terms every day, but what do they really mean? And, more importantly, how can they be used in civil society?

In this first in a series of webinars, Gloria Kimbwala will take you through the fundamentals and answer questions like these:

  • What is the decentralized web and why is it important for Makers?
  • What are blockchains?
  • How does blockchain technology enable decentralization?
  • How do you buy, sell, store, and send cryptocurrencies?
  • What are protocols and DApps?
  • How can you create ethical DApps that factor in all groups within society?

The session will cover the answers to these questions and more. Afterward, you’ll receive a guide with a hands-on activity and a takeaway explainer that you can share with your organization. You’ll also have access to a live Q&A to clarify any questions you have. 


Guide: How To Buy and Store Crypto

Each workshop in our learning series is supported by a hands-on, step-by-step guide designed to help you take the information presented in the webinar and translate it into practical knowledge.

Guide #1 will take you through the stages of setting up your first self-custodial wallet, how to join an exchange, how to add funds, and buying your first cryptocurrency. Once you have completed it, you'll be well on your way to using cryptocurrency for yourself and your organization.

This guide is a quick introduction to cryptocurrency, so it is far from definitive. We encourage you to take the lessons learned and explore further.

The guide is not intended to be financial advice.

Download the Guide

This event is supported by an award from the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web.

This Public Good App House event is a project of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup.


  • Gloria Kimbwala


    Builder Relations


  • Anne Connelly




Wednesday, September 13, 2023
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM UTC


Office Hours with expert presenter


  • Billy Bicket


    Head of Maker Labs