Community Hub Proposal: Temporary Anonymous Zone

A space dedicated to privacy and anonymity. We’ll have information, discussions and experiences related to choosing what you reveal, where and when - both on and offline.

Possible experiences

  • Give anonymous on-chain feedback
  • Try out social media platforms offering various levels of anonymity
    • ZK-chat
    • Zkitter (formly
    • Unirep social
  • Learn about privacy-preserving technology and techniques
  • Join a TAZ (Temporary Anonymous Zone) Semaphore group to be used as proof-of-humanity to participate in future experiences
  • Office hours with teams building privacy- and anonymity-preserving tools and apps
  • Mask-making (paper doll style) station for people who want to go anon IRL :smiley:

Discussion groups - potential topics:

  • How to build trust and community in anonymous environments
  • Privacy vs “perceived privacy” - common pitfalls and how we avoid them
  • Normalizing privacy in daily life
  • Interpreting privacy language - how companies try to convince you that something is safe and private
  • Culture differences in attitudes toward privacy
  • Open call to the community - what would people like to discuss?

Opening hours: 9am-5pm, or longer if we have support and interest from other teams.

Equipment needed:

  • Signage
  • Desks/tables
  • Power outlets
  • Seating for discussion groups
  • We would want some laptops for people to play with tools and apps - we can look into renting these ourselves if the Devcon team isn’t able to provide them.
  • A larger screen wouldn’t be a necessity but if it’s available we could probably do something cool with it :slight_smile:

Organizers: EF Privacy and Scaling Explorations team - Althea (comms) will take lead, support from design team (Rachel, Chiali) and the rest of the team as needed. PSE team will make sure there is coverage in the community hub during open hours. That said, contributions/participation by other teams working on these issues would be very welcome! We’d love to hear from anybody who wants to add to the experience.


Hey @catsnacks - Thank you for this awesome proposal!

Hey all!

General update on the process: The RFP is open until end of this week. Shortly after this (beginning of next week), we will share which Community Hub proposals got accepted and will work with those accepted teams to fine-tune the proposals / hubs.

Hi there,

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

With this post, I’d like to inform you that your proposal was chosen for this year’s Devcon Community Space! :tada:

What’s next?

  1. In order to confirm the commitment from your side we would like to ask you to submit a DIP in our DIP repository. This is for us to keep track of all community initiatives and will also show your Community Hub in the DIPs section of the website (Contribute — Devcon Bogotá, Oct 11 → 14).
  2. We will work together with our production team to get you the exact dimensions of the space and other production details.
  3. We will get back to you on details of your envisioned program and will try to support you with feedback as best as we can to help you bring a great experience to Devcon!

Again, thank you for showing initiative to contribute to the experience and we can’t wait to see your Community Hub come alive at Devcon Bogotá!

Have a great day,

Franziska & the Devcon team