Proposed Location: Taipei City, Taiwan

Gogo Taiwan :taiwan: :heart:Devcon

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Taiwan has the best developer community and IT environment. There are also many global CS conferences hosted in Taiwan every year. With the wonderful cultures, Taiwan is the best place to host Devcon next year!

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Definitely a strong, large and active developer community with strong roots in Open Source and infra! Taiwan also played host to some of the largest high quality Ethereum and blockchain conferences in Asia since the early days of Ethereum and DeFi.

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Taiwan resembles the ethos and value of the ethereum community perfectly! Free, democratic, collaborative, builder focused. I cannot think of a better place!

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We have pretty active communities and web3 talents. Fully support this proposol!

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I’ve been based in Taiwan for the last ~4-5 years and would love to see a Devcon in Taipei! It is a great location for all the reasons mentioned in OP. It is also full of friendly, intelligent and curious people. Taiwan is beautiful and very convenient in ways that are hard to understand without going there (just look at the 24/7 711 stores that are everywhere, with all kinds of services).

The fact that it is a fairly new democracy means there are a lot of opportunities and a stronger sense of civic engagement in Taiwan, something that matches very well with the Ethereum ethos around public goods. This can be seen in the g0v motto “Don’t ask why nobody did this, admit you are the nobody first.”". Research and engineering also play a very large role in Taiwan, as exemplified by TSMC and the disproportionate role it plays in global supply chains. But it isn’t just large corporations, entrepreneurship and small companies play a big role in the private sector too, unlike in many other East Asian countries.

A personal anecdote to show how dynamic Taiwan is when it comes to things like governance. I once tweeted about a broken SSL certificate on a government website to the digital minister of Taiwan, Audrey Tang. She responded within 30m with a solution and a link to Github gist. Please tell me about any other country where this would happen, because I’d like to visit!

Other nice things about Taipei (mentioned in OP too): Where else in the world can you find cafes open at 3am?

Or what about hiking 20m from the city center?

For people concerned about regional security, IMO this is largely overblown, for reasons mentioned in OP and more. Simplifying, there are three main narratives: Mainland China, The West and Taiwan. While humble Taiwanese won’t say it, it seems clear to me that the Taiwan one is by far the most nuanced and complete one. These are people who are fluent in and have access to both Chinese and English media/culture, and have been living with this situation for several decades. They are also the people with the most skin in the game. For people who are worried about this, ask your local friendly Taiwanese what they think about it. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that “recent” events aren’t as big of a deal as CNN et al make it out to be.

The last few years, with COVID and geopolitical changes, many countries in the world have started to find Taiwan on a map and pay attention to it. Now would be a great time to go to it and experience it in person, you won’t regret it!

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I really think hosting Devcon in Taipei would be a great opportunities not just for the locals, but also good for whoever wishes to make some connection with some talented developer & designers. As a Taiwanese that have been working for some bigger international DeFi teams, I really want to point out that the talent pool in Taiwan is and soooo under-valued. I’m pretty sure you will find people with some amazing skill to work with just by talking to some of the attendees. (And hire than by 2x their salary which is still lower than a junior in the US)

When it comes to oral communication, sometimes Taiwanese would be shy or don’t know how to express themselves properly especially in English. But in crypto’s remote-work framework, most communication will be done through docs, threads, comments or other tools anyway. And once you ignore how well a person “speaks his/her mind” and look at the actual work, you will be amazed by how much an average Taiwanese developer / designer can do.

In crypto we cherish “buidlers” more than anything, and hosting DevCon (and a Hackathon aside) would be one of the best way for big teams to get connection with local devs, designers… etc.

Plus, who doesn’t like the food?

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:100: support this. But maybe another city in Taiwan?

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Support this… Welcome to Taipei !

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what a rally for Taiwanese!

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Taiwan is the best option!

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Support this, welcome to Taipei City!

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Taiwan has the most urgent need of Ethereum!

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Welcome to Taiwan!
Taiwan is the best place !!!

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I think Taiwan is really great place to hold this amazing event.

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There’s no place better than Taiwan for the next devcon!!

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TAIWAN NO.1. ~~Go for it !!

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Support this, and Don’t forget to taste the food here. :bubble_tea:

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Support Taipei and welcome all Ethereum developers come visit Taiwan and build some great works!

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GoGo Taiwan ! Here are plenty of delicious food ! :taiwan:

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