I want to use this opportunity to commend the astar team and the community for the recent improvement and integration within the Astar Blockchain.
The Bitcoin Pizza Day meetup will be happening in some major cities in Africa and beyond on the 22 of May , 2023. It will gather lot’s of web3 enthusiasts , I will love to represent Astar and speak about Astar as the Smart contracts hub. This will be a great avenue to spread Astar among the web3 enthusiasts and developers .
My target for this event is to create a sustainable web3 Developers circle who will eventually build sustainable African products .
I propose a funding in Astar token to cover some of the needed materials like T-shirts , venue rent , projector, foods and drinks.
50 pcs of t-shirts- @ $13/1 - $650
50 pcs of jotter- @ $1/1 - $50
50 pcs of pen- @ $0.1/1- $5
50 pcs of stickers @$0.1/1 -$5
venue rent @ $300
foods and drinks @ $400
projector and mic @ $150
I had the opposite impression. And I consider the value of US$ 30 per person something well within the reality that I see in many countries where I have already produced similar actions.
However, I think the proposal lacks details, including:
Historical summary of the production team involved (who they are, what they do and what they have done individually).
How many events has this team produced together (especially in this market) and what were the results obtained (all of this supported by documentation, photos, videos, etc).
What is the desired target audience of participants (investors, students, developers, decision makers and C Levels guys)?
What is the strategy for attracting this audience?
What will be the event’s script? As I see it, they are thinking of something that mixes an educational trail with a relational one (like a happy hour), which in my view is a very good model. But this really needs to be detailed in script form, including how many hours in total and also how long each talk is.
Photos of the place and maximum capacity where it will be held. If they do it in a place with capacity for many more people, it will be an event that will seem like a failure, for example.
Menu of food and drinks (with photos, if possible, which can be provided by the contracted buffets).
Examples (photos) and description of merchandising materials. For example, I perceive $13 as an excellent quality shirt. And that’s what I expect from a cost like that. Without a breakdown of this item this is not clear.
In resume, these costs seem very attractive to me, but they generate doubts and questions due to the lack of more details.
In a venture 100% mine? Yes of course. But not just with the initial information given.
I am very attentive to details and I think that the success or failure of an action depends on it.
Anyway, I found this question you asked thought provoking. And it leads me to another one…
“Can we as a group come up with some kind of mechanics or incentive that makes this kind of initiative a 100% proponent venture?”
The first thing that comes to mind is something like dAPP Staking, But focused on community growth.
The risk in this case would be to lose the benefit to more competent others. Or never have it unless you take risks. Like dApp developers. A process of healthy competition for resources. As already discussed here in other threads.
Maybe it could be a stupid idea but, anyway, thanks to provoke it.
Thanks a lot .
I just love the level of transparency we have in the Astar ecosystem, it’s a sure way to decentralization.
The event will be held in Nigeria and I will be attending the one of Aba .
The Aba event will gather more than 150 people, the swags are just for 50 attendees.
The event is a sure way to bring Astar to the spotlight especially among developers.
The event will be recorded and after the event I will make a report .
If this event is being organized by the Cryptobootcamp community, which is not affiliated with Astar, why are you asking for money from Astar’s treasury for the venue rental, food, and projector? You could simply take the stage and promote Astar free of charge, couldn’t you?
Hello fouad , I am not charging Astar for anything . The funds I requested was to cover for some materials including Astar T-shirt.
Don’t create the impression that I am trying to do anything for profit .
It’s such a bad experience trying to make me look as if I am trying to run some sort of thing that won’t benefit Astar.
I apologize if I gave you the wrong impression. I wasn’t trying to insinuate that you were seeking any profit from Astar. I understand that you were simply requesting funds to cover the cost of materials, including Astar T-shirts. However, as I mentioned earlier, I would like to know more about the event before making any decisions regarding the allocation of funds.
Thank you @moonme - now I remembered it. Is there some documentation about how these funds are applied, and the rites of governance to decide it? Only the community funds, about the others is clear for me.
For now, the main utility is for Ambassadors reward which is distributed monthly for the contribution such as community support, content creation etc. And also to incentivize Spacelabs members for onboarding projects to Astar.
In as much as great projects and products are building on Astar blockchain, there is a paramount need to bring this built projects to the end users . Representing and talking about a project in an event is a great way to let the larger Blockchain and crypto industry get to know about what that specific project is all about. Recently , Astar has seen a huge surge in awareness in Japan , unlike here in Nigeria where nobody knows if Astar exist or not …
Considering the fact that Astar is the best smart contract platform that supports EVM on polkadot , there is an urgent need to bring it to the spotlight …
Web3 brands Leveraging on opportunity is as crucial as building , because when you build a product and don’t create awareness , it’s as bad as hell.