Building Web3 Developer Communities Hub - Proposal

Please give a short description of the topic/cause for your Community Hub

A home for developer community builders to share ideas, create synergies, and host discussions on how to effectively attract, retain and engage developers. The Community Hub will host:

The goal: to foster stronger connections between different developer communities, the sharing of best practices, ideas and tools in pursuit of a common goal: onboarding a million new developers to Ethereum.

What will you offer to the Devcon attendees?

A showcase of onboarding strategies to bring the next generation of developers to Ethereum:

  • Onboarding strategies from the most successful developer communities in web3
  • Guided brainstorming sessions on developer experience
  • Panel discussions on how to improve inclusion and diversity in dev communities
  • Live demos and technical talks around developer tooling
  • Communication workshops: how to communicate the value of web3 to new developers

Add a rough outline of your Community Hubs program

An inclusive hub for everyone interested in attracting more developers to Ethereum.

The hub will host:

  • Technical Workshops
  • Live Demos
  • Communication and Community building Workshops
  • An interview corner with continuous livestream
  • Panel discussions

The Developer Community Hub projects will contain:

A versatile space which can be used for both panel discussions, but also more roundtable discussions and brainstorming sessions.

We’re striving to build a diverse hub, with representatives from developer communities in multiple Geographies, with Europe (HomeDAO), India (DevFolio, Questbook), Latam (BLU3DAO, HerDAO LATAM), and North America (ETHGlobal).

A small part of the space will be reserved as an interview area, where we will be continuously live-streaming, engaging with online viewers while an MC interviews attendees/speakers. This is meant to allow people who couldn’t make it to DevCon to have a place to ask questions and interact with IRL speakers and attendees.

List the people who will organise, oversee and be responsible for the Community Hub

People and organizations who have signaled support and interest in participating in the hub:

Superfluid, Polygon, The Graph, BLU3DAO, HerDAO, Questbook, ETHGlobal, HomeDAO, Devfolio, Connext, Chainlink, EPNS

  • Joel “Sunny” Jesudason - Superfluid
  • Francesco Renzi - Superfluid
  • Yao Chen - Superfluid
  • Nader Dabit - Celestia Labs
  • Daphne Charles - BLU3DAO
  • Madhavan Malolan - Questbook
  • Steph Orpilla - Polygon
  • Francesco Andreoli - ConsenSys
  • Auryn McMillian - Gnosis Guild

List the equipment or production needs (see what’s possible in the RFP)

Enough space and seating (doesn’t have to be chairs!) to host workshops, panels, and other similar activities.

A small section will be reserved for an interview corner.

Community Hubs can be equipped with the following materials, according to the communities needs:

Chairs / sitting furniture
Power outlets
A TV-sized screen for presentations
Whiteboards

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Hello

This is Richa from Ethereum Push Notification Service (EPNS). We are very excited and supportive for the proposal and would love to co-host the developer community hub. It will be awesome to have a space for builders and teams to come together from the global community and learn from each other.

Hope this proposal gets through :slight_smile:

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This is going to be super important! Very excited to bring this to life.

Bringing developers together is one of the biggest challenges in our space. Many people have taken a stab at it. It’s always interesting to learn from one another things that worked and things that didn’t.

I think the line up here is solid, with more to confirm :wink:

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Nice idea! I support this proposal

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Thanks for putting this all together @madhavanmalolan. I’m planning to be there and would love to give a presentation or workshop, and we’ll have a strong presence from Developer DAO members as well who will be attending, but also available for technical talks / panels / workshops if needed. Developer DAO has a strong community of Ethereum developers.

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Great work on the proposal, @madhavanmalolan! I love the focus on diversity, inclusion and equity and I’m excited to give a workshop on strategies for developing inclusive dapps through accessible UX, gas optimization, and more. This space will serve virtual as well as IRL builders through the live streamed interview space.

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Hey Daphne from Blu3 DAO here, thanks for putting together this proposal. I’m in full support of co-organizing this hub and the Blu3 Hacks community would be honored to come teach, share, learn, and explore with other Web3 developers in this space.

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Hey, it’s Bobby from Developer_DAO. To echo what Nader said, Developer_DAO is more than happy to support the community hub, whether it is giving talks or workshops, as many of our members will be present.

We have a very diverse community both in geographical location and technical expertise!

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Full support for Superfluid Finance, it is a nice project with great stuff/coders.

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love the idea - it’d be really cool for people to pop in or tune in and ask questions etc!

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Down to help out with this.

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Hi everyone, I oversee BD+Partnerships at Edge & Node, working on The Graph. We are excited to be part of this and fully support this proposal.

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This is Div from Devfolio and I approve this message! :wink:

But for real, super excited to be backing this and we would love to participate in any capacity possible.

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good project,can i join it

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YES! We at Devfolio are on a mission to become the source of economic opportunities for the next-gen Web3 builders <3

Thankyou @sunnyjaycer @0xFran for putting this across! Full Support from our end!

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Nice idea! I support this proposal

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Thanks for putting this together @sunnyjaycer and @0xFran — onboarding developers to Web3 has always been ETHGlobal’s mission and #1 goal.

We love to support and see more organizations helping out in their own ways as this is truly one of the most positive sum activities in Web3!

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Hi there,

We would like to thank you for putting together this proposal!

The space allocated to Community Hubs is limited which means we can only accept six proposals.

Many of the proposals we received were very high quality and, unfortunately, we had to take hard decisions. There is simply not enough space to accommodate all of them.

With this post, I’d like to inform you that your proposal was not selected for this year’s Community space.

Developer communities are of course a big and important topic for Devcon, but as a topic for a Community Hub it felt too generic compared to other, more specific proposals. We will have the hacker basement available as a “home” for all developers and I’m wondering if we could include some of your content and ideas there (see Meet Continuous Devcon — Devcon Bogotá, Oct 11 → 14 for some renders and the general idea). I will check what the options are and will follow up on this separately!

Again, thank you for showing initiative to contribute to the Devcon Bogotá experience and we hope to see you there soon nonetheless.

Have a great day,

Franziska & the Devcon team

This seems like a great Idea! Lets make it happen, what can we do to support?

Sounds like a very good space to hang out during the Devcon. I had a great experience with the Superfluid team in Devconnect (Amsterdam), and I’m sure this time is going to be as fun and enriching as it was there. I always learn tons of things with you guys.