Hey guys! I hope everyone is doing well!
I am starting a Discussion/Post/Draft/Proposal for every community members, users, that would like to have a Mini Grants/Funding category initiatives to learn, get involved or improve the wider
By organizing different activities with your friends, users, contributors (keeping in mind that Gitcoin, Gitcoin Ecosystems and Gitcoin Quadratics Lands are the main subject to speak about during these activities), we will successfully achieve some new ways to evolve around the Web3 and decentralization but not limited to.
There is a lot of motivation obviously behind this proposal so I will not cover every aspects since the overall subject is very large.
Still today many people dosent know anything about cryptocurrency or have never been able to use any, dosent know where to start to get some or what is possible to do. At Gitcoin, you can find some work, you can find some workers for your own project, (And you will find amazing people here by the way…) you can make some friends, connections, partnership, you can learn many things, you can earn some money as a form of digital currency, so I would like that other people could benefit from this. Decentralization is a complex process, by building and forming/training the next-generation of users, this is how we can make a difference.
Each projects or events, presentation, will be different, I cant give much details in this section but I will give an example of what could looks like an event.
A user could invite 5 to 10 to 100 friends at home or online, Zoom, TeamSpeak, Microsoft Team, just to mention these one, and create a tutorial on how to start to work on some bounties, how to submit your work, how to create your GitHub account and link your account with Gitcoin, how to register your wallet and your wallet address. There is infinite possibilities of what you can do.
This guide will walk you through the process of planning a meetup and link to resources developed by the community to help plan your event.
Here’s a list of steps to take when planning an event:
Decide whether the event will be physical or virtual.
Create an online agenda
Figure out the budget (Create a Word file) 50$ - 500$ - 5000$
Determine the time and location of the event
If the event will be virtual, be sure to find a suitable platform for hosting.
Coordinate resources to record the event
Create a plan for promoting
Once you have your meetup plan ready, speakers confirmed, the venue set, and the event promoted, it’s time to make it happen!
To get your audience excited for the meetup, consider:
Providing light snacks and beverages
Hosting a contest to provide the best explanation of #GTC in under a minute.
Providing art supplies and encouraging attendees to create graphics describing Gitcoin, Quadratics Lands, Decentralization, or any other aspect of the Gitcoin Ecosystems.
On the day of the event, here’s what needs to get accomplished:
Send communications to all the essential parties early in the day.
Repeat promotional messaging across all relevant channels on the day of the event.
Arrive at the venue early to prepare and test the equipment.
During the introduction, describe the agenda, introduce the speakers, and talk about the key takeaways participants can expect from the event.
Be welcoming and informative.
The benefits in this case are invaluable, simply.
We cant really predicts or imagine an exact amount of contributor or value added to Gitcoin with this proposition or idea, but to expand and build a stronger community around Gitcoin we need to spread the word and this is a good starting point by doing community events and letting users build their own roadmap during these experiences to discover the Quadratics Lands.
One of the drawbacks that could happen is that Gitcoin could allow a budget for a specific event, and the user in charge could take the money and never do the activity.
Identification, reliability, project goal, will need to be verify by the person in charge.
There is no vote yet for this idea, it’s also not a formal proposal, fully open to discussion for now.
To be updated later…
Anyone is more than welcome to comment on this thread and give his thoughts.