Grant ID: 325pwjd
The first Graph Social web3 meetup in Dubai was extremely successful.
More than 120 people attended (top-tier web3 protocols, VCs, developers, etc.).
During the event, I explained to the audience what The Graph is and which problem it solves, then I discussed and introduced the whole ecosystem, and also what is planned for the near future. Last but not least, I explained how people can participate and become active members of The Graph ecosystem.
Some key values and takeaways:
Met multiple web3 protocols that are interested in using The Graph, instead of their centralized solutions, and I’m helping them in the transition.
Met junior developers who are interested in breaking into the web3 world and introduced them to The Graph so they might take Subgraph development as a career.
Met an important node provider and explained to them why they should run an Indexer on The Graph and secure the network.
Made multiple business collaborations.
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Are you applying as a team or individual?:
What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Please select the category your project best fits into:
Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Curators, Delegators, Indexers, Subgraph Developers, Other
How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
The requested funds will be used to cover 3 months of Graph Social events (one event per month). The following breakdown is based on what we spent during the first event (all bills are submitted to the DAO):
$4,000 per event to cover food, drinks, rent, designer, and a media company.
$2,000 a month as labor cost (organizing these events takes a lot of time (~ 30 hours) to explore places, sign contracts, find speakers, and organize keynotes.
So a total of ~$12,000 to cover the 3 events plus $6,000 to cover the cost of labor.
The total requested fund is $18,000 to cover 3-months.
Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:
What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
Educate people about The Graph and therefore attract more builders/developers to the ecosystem.
Grow our community, not only in the Middle East, as Dubai is a key hub for expats from more than 100 nationalities, and a well know established web3 hub.
Build business collaborations that can help the growth of The Graph ecosystem.
Create large-scale brand exposure and awareness of Graph Social and The Graph itself.
What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
All the information can be found here: https://twitter.com/GraphSocial1
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
I’ve been contributing to The Graph for more than a year and a half:
co-managing Curation Station
Providing tech support
Technical writer (I wrote multiple technical guides and articles covering The Graph)
You can find more info about my work on my Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mardeni01
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
I’ve always been passionate about The Graph because it is the only decentralized indexing solution.