“Year in Review: Highlights from Ethereum.org | Ethereum Foundation Blog”


Reflecting on the past year of 2023 and looking ahead to what lies in store for 2024, it’s clear that it was a fantastic year for ethereum.org and its community. As we start a new year, let’s take a moment to celebrate all the accomplishments and progress made in 2023, and use that momentum to propel us forward in 2024.

To honor the amazing work and contributions of the ethereum.org community, we’ve put together a recap of some of the highlights from the past year. So sit back, relax, and enjoy reading about all the exciting developments that took place in 2023.

🛣️ Protocol roadmap: (almost) everything in one place

In Q1 2023, we launched the Ethereum roadmap page – a comprehensive hub detailing Ethereum’s protocol roadmap. This was a valuable resource for anyone curious about upcoming changes, technical upgrades, and how the roadmap is defined. You can still visit ethereum.org/roadmap to learn more about this important project.

💌 EF Blog, straight to your inbox

Speaking of the protocol 🤓, did you know that you can now subscribe to receive new posts from the EF Blog directly to your email inbox? This is a great way to stay up-to-date on all the latest Ethereum and protocol-related updates. Subscribe now and never miss a post!

🤔 Test your Ethereum knowledge with quizzes

What’s a learning portal without a learning game? That’s what ethereum.org was before June 2023. But now, you can test your Ethereum knowledge by taking one (or all) of the eight interactive quizzes available on the Quiz Hub. And if you’ve got ideas or would like to contribute by creating questions, check out our contributing guide!

✍️ ethereum.org Writers Cohort

We believe in trying anything once, and twice if we like it – which is why we hosted two editions of the ethereum.org Writers Cohort in 2023. This 3-week online program brought together over 400 participants who wrote and published over 540 articles on a wide range of Ethereum-related topics. It was a huge success, and we’re proud to have supported our community in this way. Check out the #ETHWriters recap on Twitter.

📚 ethereum.org Translatathon

In one week, 217 participants translated a staggering 1.47 million words into 56 languages during the ethereum.org Translatathon. This event showcased the importance of continuously fostering accessibility in Web3, one word at a time. It was a major achievement for us, and we even wrote a recap post about it!

🔡 Translated images and diagrams

We believe that the experience of non-English speakers should be equal to that of English speakers. That’s why we developed a process for translating visual content, ensuring that our pages are accessible to everyone, regardless of language. This had a significant impact on the user experience for non-English speakers visiting our site.

👛 Interactive wallet walkthroughs

We know that starting your Web3 journey can be intimidating, especially when it comes to downloading a dapp. That’s why our team created user-friendly guides to wallet usage, making it easier for new Ethereum users to get started. Test it out and let us know what you think!

🏠 Geth and Solidity: a new home on the internet

In addition to maintaining ethereum.org, our core team also assists with web development for other projects in the EF. In 2023, we worked on designing and deploying new websites for go-ethereum and Solidity, two essential projects in the Ethereum ecosystem. We’re proud of the impact these sites will have and can’t wait to see them grow.

🖼️ New year, new illustrations

We entered our glow-up era by commissioning eight new illustrations for ethereum.org, which you’ll see featured on pages throughout the site, such as Layer 2, Developers’ Home, and the Community Hub. And the best part? These artworks are open-source, so feel free to use them yourself! Check out our assets page for more resources and inspiration.

🤲 Ethereum.org Contributors Round @ GG19

We believe in giving back to our community, which is why we launched a support round at Gitcoin to reward community members who made impactful contributions to ethereum.org. In total, 19 individuals were awarded, and we can’t wait to find more ways to return value to our community in 2024!

🧦 New merch, who dis?

As a token of our appreciation, we shipped over 100 swag boxes to ethereum.org community members in November. The pictures of these stylish socks took over our Twitter feed, and we loved seeing them! We’re grateful for the contributions of our community, and we hope you enjoy your new merch.

🎲 Hacking and playing in the infinite garden

In the middle of 2023, we had an idea – why not host a gathering where folks could disconnect from the hecticness of Web3 events and just relax and play games with the community? That’s how (in)finite games was born, and the feedback from the Ethereum community was overwhelmingly positive. Sadly, our team was too busy playing Uno to snap a picture, but we’re already planning a second edition at Devcon SEA!

🧭 Navigation redesign

ethereum.org is always a work in progress, and before we said goodbye to 2023, our team redesigned the website’s menu navigation to improve the information architecture and make it easier for users to navigate the site. Keep an eye out for this change, as we’re rolling it out in early Q1.

🧰 Complete migration to NextJS

With over 16,000 pages and tens of millions of views, we needed a powerful engine to keep ethereum.org running smoothly. In 2023, we completed the migration to NextJS, which will improve site performance, accessibility, and scalability. We’re excited to use this new tech stack to ship even more features in 2024!

So, what’s next for ethereum.org?

Our Q1 2024 roadmap is already out for feedback, suggestions, and contributions. If you’re interested in contributing to ethereum.org, there are plenty of ways to get involved, such as writing or reviewing content, creating new designs, translating the website, developing new features, and fixing bugs. Check out our contributors page for more information on how you can contribute to the growth of ethereum.org.

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to every person who helped make ethereum.org possible in 2023. We’re excited to see what we can accomplish together in 2024! Happy new year! 🎉

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