Grant Proposal: The Graph Germany

Grant ID: 861mh62d1


The German The Graph Community on Twitter and Telegram we also on Reddit , Tik Tok , Instagram and You Tube.

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Are you applying as a team or individual?:

What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Long-term (continuous)

Please select the category your project best fits into:
Regional Community

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:
I believe that a monthly budget of $1000 would be appropriate for the time we spend online, up to 10-14 hours per day. This would cover the translation work, daily work within the communities, and research. Additionally, monthly software license costs should be sufficient with $300-400 to cover the fixed monthly expenses.

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:
in the past for the Community building and for Hardware in 2022 , 6500 Dollar

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
I have already communicated my vision in previous discussions. It involves further building the community of The Graph Germany and promoting the development of additional communities such as GRTDataHub, The Graph India, and The Graph Nigeria on Twitter, as well as The Graph India on Telegram. These communities will be advanced under my initiative to promote the expansion of network security through delegators. My main focus will be on The Graph Germany in connection with GRTDataHub. I will only assist the other communities with my knowledge and commitment until their leaders can further develop the initiative. Essentially, I will only provide support in the development process.

What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
We successfully introduced The Graph to the German-speaking community and were able to grow our membership during a challenging market period. We enhanced our collaboration with various communities and developed personal connections with some of them. Our priorities included translating Graphtronauts and focusing on topics such as delegation and network security. We actively contributed to these initiatives in the German-speaking community. To foster a continuous presence, we leveraged The Graph’s daily statistics through GRTDataHub to provide our members with regular content.

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
Hello, my name is Andy, and I am a Graph Advocate. I lead the Graph Germany Community for the German-speaking region, which was founded in November 2021. Initially, I only had four enthusiastic investors. Delegators, indexers, and curators were still foreign words for us. I wanted to learn more about The Graph, but there were hardly any interested people in Germany and no one I could talk to about it. So, I began to research on the internet and contacted new people. One of my first contacts was Oliver Zerhusen, who was at that time the Ecosystem Manager for The Graph Foundation, and later founder of the Graph AdvocatesDAO. I began reading the information in The Graph Academy, even though I am not a software developer and it was a big challenge for me, as everything is written in English and very technical.

However, with courage and hard work, I have continued to develop and have now been able to establish a Telegram group for The Graph Germany with more than 330 members, as well as a Twitter channel with more than 1,400 followers. We also have the opportunity to delegate and use the Graph Explorer in different languages. I was contacted by Liam from GRTDataHub, who was preparing a creative statistic, and we founded our own community GRTDataHub to motivate people from different countries to join us.

As the questions about delegation, indexer and curator have increased, the idea of the chatbot was born, first the German chatbot and later others in different languages. I also engage in all communities and support the Graphtronauts with translations of delegation instructions as well, as with the Graph Central of Chibudem for the newsletter and its translations into German. I was also included in the Mission Control Group from Graphtronauts, that is the restricted group of mods and which is a great honor for me.

I am currently trying to expand my involvement on a broad front by supporting the establishment of The Graph India on Telegram and Twitter and supporting The Graph Nigeria Twitter channel. I have also created many logos for The Graph communities as well as intros for the greetings on various channels. Recently, I was also appointed to the Graph Guardians by Tegan Kline.

The requirements and workload have already increased, which I handle with pleasure.

As I am designated for ongoing support in the Advocate DAO, I am requesting a sum of $4,000 for the next 3 months. This should cover up to 12-hours of daily online time and monthly software costs. I have not considered submitting my hours for translating newsletters.

Planning for an event is underway in Germany, as well as for the YouTube channel with daily statistics in the form of a TV show. Avatar-driven reporting like this presentation is planned.

I am also preparing an advanced chatbot with voice, like the one Liam Doyle is currently building.

I hope that wasn’t too long. And if there are any questions, please let me know.

Thank you.

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
I think my remarks and my commitment since November 2021 show my willingness and motivation for Web3 in particular The Graph.

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Hi! Thank you for your work and the time you took to write the proposal!

Please tell us about where you plan to start, in case you receive grant funds, and I’d also like to hear a breakdown of the budget in more detail!

Thank you!

Hi , thank you for the question I will wait a bit and collect the questions to answer them all in one go. although I have already given my list in the question.

Hi, I’ve read this a few times now and I’m still a little confused as to what the grant would be for, would it to be online, on telegram for 10-12 hours a day and software costs?

Your monthly software license costs of $300-400, what software is it you are using? Looking at some of your videos and comparing them to those I’ve seen on YouTube I would guess RenderForest? That’s $50 a month for a business account which is the most expensive, from looking at the videos I’d not say they’re 1080p quality which is what the business account would produce. Could you please provide a full breakdown of the software you are to be using?

In your previous grant of $6500 in 2022 you stated the grant submission was for a “team’ but looking at your MM activity briefly I can’t see that anyone else was compensated, I also see that this is an individual grant submission, has the team effort changed?

You’ve mentioned “translation work” there is the correct procedure already in place for translators to be paid for their work. The link is here -ClickUp forms

The Telegram and Twitter communities that you have set up, could you elaborate on what you have done other than make an introduction video please?

Having looked back over your previous grant where you were awarded $6500 for hardware and growth within the German community I can see that in 2021 your community had grown from launch in November 2021 from 0 to 262 Members. Looking now, the community stands at only 305 almost 18 months later with only 43 new members. Can you please share what you are actively doing with these funds to grow the community?



I will also answer your questions in detail in the next few days. the breakdown would be in there.