Grant Proposal: ETH Miami 2nd Annual Web3 Hackathon

Grant ID: 868560vcr


On October 27th we will be hosting our 2nd annual hackathon.
We have partnered with the largest Miami-based colleges like
Florida International University and Miami Dade College.
We also partnered with local coding clubs and schools (such as IronHack) to bring more hackers to our event.

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Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
ETH Miami aims to facilitate the expansion of the Web3 ecosystem in Miami. Our community is inclusive and welcomes all interested individuals. Our primary objective is to attract and engage more developers within the ecosystem.

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How far along are you?:
We have been planning for approximately 6 months.

Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you’re making?:
ETH Miami is a non profit organization that aims to improve and expand the local & regional Web3 ecosystem. Miami is renowned for being the gateway to South/Central America, and we aspire to collaborate with our Latin counterparts to enhance their proficiency and influence within the Ethereum community.
We are excited to contribute to the growth of the ecosystem.

What’s new about what you’re making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn’t exist yet (or they don’t know about it)?:
This year’s hackathon will be joined by industry leading builders/mentors like Kevin Owocki, founder of Gitcoin, Solange Gueiros from Chainlink, CEOs of the largest Miami-based web3 companies like Quicknode, Transak and Tatum.
These exceptional mentors are going to be guiding and helping our hackers build up innovative projects.

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
The event will impact developers since we are planning to do workshops to explain basic and advanced subgraphs topics.

How will you measure success?:
We are expecting around 400/500 developers to be hacking who will be exposed to The Graph Protocol and will be encouraged to implement it in their projects.

What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:
In the coming weeks/ months we will achieve:

  • Sponsor funding
  • Community participation
  • Projects submission
  • Panel discussions
  • Workshops
  • Side events

Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:

How much funding are you looking for? (USD):

Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:

Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:

If yes, please describe where you’ve received funding from and how much you have, or will, receive:
We have applied for funding elsewhere but was not approved.

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
During our first hackathon, we had around 400 developers and creators from all levels of expertise.

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
As an advocate I am commited to contributing to The Graph in any way I can. Presenting the protocol during the hackathon will be a great way of bringing awareness to the community.

Are you applying as a team or individual?:

What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Project (one-off)

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Primary Community Poll

Do you fundamentally support this grant application, knowing that the final scope and grant amount may differ from the requested proposal?
  • Yes
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Grant Committee Vote

Do you recommend this grant to the DAO?
  • Yes
  • No

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Thanks for taking the time to apply for our grant! I was pleasantly surprised with some facts as I read through the process, but I want to clarify a few things.

I would like to ask you to open access to the budget breakdown, I requested access from my email, but it would be very helpful if you would make this file open to forum members.

From what I have read, I don’t quite understand what the role of the DAO is. Can you please explain in more detail?

I would also like to hear more about the team of people who will be responsible for the hackathon.

Thank you!

GM Doxe01.eth!

Thanks for taking the time to read the proposal and considering it.
I apologize about the spreadsheet. I just fixed the accessibility and now everyone should be able to open it with no issues.

I’m sorry, but I don’t fully understand your question about the role of the DAO.
ETH Miami is a non-profit organization and not a DAO.

Our core members/main contributors responsible for the hackathon are:

Andrei Lemeshevski - Growth

Andrei has been involved in the ecosystem for several years now. He helped organize the first ETH Miami Annual hackathon and is working on the 2nd hackathon now. His main contribution to the ecosystem was self funded. He provided free Solidity education for Miami residents through Growic focused on the Ethereum network.
Andrei was also the main organizer and contributor to the events mentioned in this document: ETHMiami in 2022/2023.docx - Google Docs

Dantrail Felton - Community Lead

Dantrail has been committed to the Web3 ecosystem for several years as well. In September 2022 he helped organize the Ethereum Merge event and is currently helping the team for this year’s hackathon. He is connected and involved in student communities in Miami Dade College, FIU (Florida International University) and FL Memorial.
In January this year, he arranged a workshop for developers at Quantum Miami.

Greg Van Dell - Education

Greg is a developer working and educating in the Miami/Ft Lauderdale area. He’s been supporting ETH Miami by teaching how to code. He conducts sessions on how to code applications on the ETH ecosystem.

Sheena Johns - Team Lead

Sheena is a developer and our team lead. She in charge of running technical workshops IRL and online. She has experience participating in hackathons and has won multiple prizes. Her most recent prize was obtained at ETH Mexico. Sheena is passionate about decentralization and open sources.

Katrina Morris - Public Goods

Katrina is a hacker and multiple winner of hackathons. Her most recent hackathon was at ETH Denver in which she participated with a group of empowered women (Blue Global hackers). Katrina is very enthusiastic about climate change and environmental projects. She’s currently planning a ReFi project for ETH Miami and she’s thrilled about it.

“Silka” Silvana Boland - Partnerships

I am an advocate for The Graph since Feb 2022. I picked the translator role and I contribute translating documents from English to Spanish and viceversa.

I decided to join ETH Miami because the team’s vision aligns with mine. I help mostly with the organization of events and volunteering in the area that is needed.
I am in charge of connecting with potential sponsors and with other communities around the world who may be interested in joining forces with us.

Besides the core team members, we are also getting professional help from the OpenQ team (Angelica and Riccardo) & Randy from Blue Global.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask :slight_smile:
Thank you!

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Hi @Silka ,

Thanks for submitting this grant application! Seems like you’ve got a great team assembled to put this event together and some great speakers lined up :raised_hands:

I could be wrong, but I think @doxe01.eth 's question was about what the role of the Graph AdvocatesDAO would be. Can you share what specifically is offered for the $10,000 you are requesting?



Hi @Mr.1776!

We do have a great team working hard to make things happen! :star_struck:
Thank you for clarifying my doubts!

The Graph Advocates DAO will have access to:

  • Booth
  • Speaking/ mentoring opportunities
  • Workshop spot
  • Access to hackers’ Github
  • Social Media & Website mentioning
  • Logo on website - photo backdrop

We are open to any requests you may have :slight_smile:
Thank you!


Due to the complexities associated with large-scale sponsorships for conferences and hackathons, members of the Graph AdvocatesDAO have established a new team - The Events Team.

I will be closing this grant proposal as the newly formed team will assume responsibility for the review process of this proposal.

@Silka Thank you for your proposal, a member of the events team will reach out to you soon.

Best regards,
Graph AdvocatesDAO


Thank you so much @doxe01.eth

I appreciate taking the time to review my proposal.
Looking forward to connecting with the Events Team :slight_smile: