Devcon Bogota will have a dedicated (physical) space for communities! For the first time, communities, initiatives, interest groups or collectives can apply for their chance to become a dedicated “Community Hub”. Once allocated a space, the selected organising groups will be responsible for the space and what happens in it throughout the course of the whole conference.
Community Hubs are dedicated spaces, which selected community groups and initiatives will be able to (to a certain degree) shape on their own. By enabling a handful of communities to create, discuss and display content of their choice we pave the way for a more decentralised and community-driven Devcon.
You can imagine Community Hubs like stalls, or booths at a fair, but probably a bit bigger and, very importantly, without the product marketing!
There will be roughly 5-10 areas available, depending on the space needs and size of the accepted initiatives. Each accepted initiative will receive up to 10 Devcon VI tickets for the Community Hub facilitators and organisers.
A Community Hub should offer a clear benefit for the Devcon audience and should be accessible 100% to all Devcon attendees (must not be used as private meeting space). It’s crucial that each Community Hub is dedicated to and centred around one specific cause or topic.
A few ideas of what a Community Hub could be centred around:
- UX & Design
- Hackathon communities
- Local communities
- EIPs / Ethereum Improvement
- Non-for-profit / blockchain-for-social-good
- (Digital) Art and blockchain / NFTs
- ReGen communities
- … and probably many more!
Community Hubs should be designed to complement the Devcon program by offering something like:
- Office hours on their (expert) topics
- Discussion rounds
- Learning or informational material on their topic
- A place for this group and interested parties to meet
- Interactive experiences depending on their topic
Community Hubs can be equipped with the following materials, according to the communities needs:
- Limited amount of chairs or sitting furniture
- Power outlets
- A TV-sized screen you can connect to via HDMI cable
Reminder: As Community Hubs should complement the program that is happening on the stages, there will be no option to build stages or use microphones in these areas!
As a community, initiative, interest group or collective, you must provide the following documents and information if you want to apply:
- Short description of the topic/cause for your Community Hub
- Outline what you will offer to the Devcon attendees; how you will make best use of the space
- Rough outline of your Community Hubs program and planned “opening hours” of your Community Hub
- List of dedicated people that will organise, oversee and be responsible for the Community Hub
- List of equipment/production needs (see what’s possible in the description above)
All of the Community Hubs must follow the Community Hub guidelines:
- Marketing-free (complementary to what happens in the supporters area!), no shilling of specific tokens or projects.
- No bull shit.
- Tech-focused, community-focused.
- Must offer a benefit for the audience and should be accessible 100% to all Devcon audience.
- Dedicated to and centred around one specific cause or topic.
- Must be overseen by the Community Hub organisers for the main opening hours of the conference (Oct 11-14, roughly 9AM - 5PM).
Which Community Hub would you like to see at Devcon? Comment below to inspire the community or share this with institutions or communities you’d like to see hosting a Community Hub.
Comment below for questions, clarifications, or simple ideas. If you have a proposed solution, start a new topic that details it specifically in the Community Hub category of this forum, and welcome comments, feedback, and discussion! The idea should address all points made here, as well as all requirements laid out in DIP-0. After evaluation of your idea, we may ask for a more in-depth plan or other details.
All DIPs responding to this RFP must be submitted by August 15, 2022.