Grant ID: 8685c0kqf
We’re organising the first Ethereum Hackathon in Bolivia together with iTEC (the largest innovation, tech and engineering congress for students in La Paz, Bolivia) and Mujeres TICS (the most active community of women in tech in Bolivia).
The Ethereum Bolivia community has grown to more than 300 people, and with our current partnerships with educational institutions, we aim to expand our community by multiple orders of magnitude.
The hackathon will give room to 100 hackers who will focus on two tracks: real world use-cases and a general tech track.
Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
The first Ethereum Hackathon in Bolivia
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How far along are you?:
We have gathered a team of 9 leaders of different sections (Coordination, Logistics, Marketing, Finance and Academic), and approx. 20 volunteers who are going to support us during the hackathon.
We’ve secured a partnership with the university who is gonna provide us with the venue, internet and catering, and we’re also partnering with a few educational institutions, and dev communities to get their students and members to apply for the hackathon.
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?:
We’re organising this together with Mujeres TICS, who have experience organising hackathons and bringing more women to the tech space. Part of the organising team is the one that organised last year’s hackathon, which was done together with NASA Space Apps.
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)?:
It will be the first Ethereum or Blockchain hackathon in the country! Anyways, there are few hackathons, so developers line up and they are very enthusiastic everytime there is one. People are especially interested in blockchain technology, especially now that there are better regulations coming in place (we met with policy makers to make that happen!)
What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
We’d love to have The Graph sponsor the hackathon, and additional to that have a small pool of money that goes to anyone who builds with The Graph.
How will you measure success?:
Based on the quality of submissions we receive, and the amount of sign ups we get for the hackathon.
What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:
We want to finalise the sponsors before the first week of September, and then prepare everything logistics related afterwards.
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How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
1500$ for sponsoring of the event (which will go to the general and real world use-case prize pools), and 500$ for the Graph specific pool.
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’re still applying for some other sponsors who would give us funding for the hackathon prizes and some small additional costs. We’ve received support from the university to use their facilities for the hackathon.
Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
Most of the team has attended a lot of hackathons, you can check my hackathon portfolio here: https://beacons.ai/nicnode. I’m also the co-founder of an early stage startup called Troop Labs.
Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
Yes, through the Community!
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