Grant Proposal: The Graph Hong Kong Bootcamp

Grant ID: 8687tkjkd


The Graph Bootcamp 2024 in Hong Kong, is designed to significantly boost The Graph’s presence and community in Hong Kong and China. A key pre-event, the Builder Hacker House, is planned to kickstart the campaign, aiming to engage the local developer community and promote The Graph technology. The overarching goal is to establish a vibrant community of over 200 engaged developers and to support the incubation or expansion of more than 10 projects utilizing The Graph. The strategy includes developing and disseminating high-quality, localized educational content to enhance developer skills and knowledge. This includes a mix of offline and online activities such as workshops, technical talks, and a bootcamp, intending to attract over 300 sign-ups. Additionally, the plan details efforts to build relationships within the community through regular meetups and engagement on social media and online platforms. By collaborating with existing projects and industry experts, the initiative aims to provide real-world application opportunities and advanced learning resources, fostering innovation and practical usage of The Graph in the region.

Full Timeline: The Graph Bootcamp @Hong Kong (2024) - Google Docs

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Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
The Graph Bootcamp 2024 in Hong Kong aims to enhance The Graph’s community and usage through events, developer education, and project support, targeting over 200 developers and incubating 10+ projects.

If available, please enter a link to your project below:

How far along are you?:
Hacker House is in the final preparation phase, ready to move on execution phase.

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 chose this idea due to our belief in The Graph’s potential and our expertise in blockchain technology. We recognized a clear need for improved data accessibility in web3, confirmed by community feedback and market analysis.

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)?:
Our project introduces innovative solutions to enhance The Graph’s functionality, addressing gaps in data processing and accessibility. Currently, users rely on less efficient or comprehensive alternatives, highlighting the demand for our offering.

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
Our vision is to revolutionize data interaction in Hong Kong and China within The Graph and web3, fostering a more robust, user-friendly ecosystem. This will empower developers and users, driving broader adoption and innovation in the space.

How will you measure success?:
In the coming weeks/months, we aim to reach key development milestones, enhance our community outreach, and secure strategic partnerships.

Success will be measured by tangible outcomes: project incubation, project sign-up and session view rate, etc.

Full Timeline: The Graph Bootcamp @Hong Kong (2024) - Google Docs

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

Hong Kong Builder Hacker House in Cyberport, Hong Kong:

Objective: Kickstart the event series and engage the developer community by offering an interactive and collaborative environment.
Activities: Coding sessions, workshops, and networking events to introduce developers to The Graph and encourage collaborative project development.
Expected Outcome: Attract over 100 talents, forming a core community of developers and enthusiasts in Hong Kong.

The Graph Bootcamp: Big Hybrid Developer Teaching Bootcamp:

Objective: Educate and train developers on using The Graph, focusing on both theoretical knowledge and practical application.
Format: Hybrid model with both in-person and online sessions to maximize reach and participation.
Content: In-depth tutorials, hands-on coding exercises, and project-based learning to ensure developers can effectively use The Graph in their projects.
Expected Outcome: 300+ sign-ups and 100+ developers actively using The Graph, contributing to a skilled community.

The Graph Demo Day in Shenzhen, Hong Kong, or Online:

Objective: Showcase the projects developed using The Graph, highlighting the innovation and practical application within the community.
Format: A smaller, more focused event allowing participants to present their projects to a panel of experts and potential investors.
Activities: Project presentations, feedback sessions, and networking opportunities to foster collaboration and support for the best ideas.
Expected Outcome: Over 10 projects showcased, providing visibility to developers and potential for further support and development.

Full Timeline: The Graph Bootcamp @Hong Kong (2024) - Google Docs

Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Curators, Delegators, Subgraph Developers

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

Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
5000 for grant
20000 for operation

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:
2023 The Graph Funding ($20000)

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
We have been developed to be the biggest Web 3.0 student community in Hong Kong. While maintaining good relationships with various university departments, academic professionals, and industry leaders, we keep expanding our community to connect more talents and organizations.

We have also organized varies events both online and offline: Bootcamp, Workshop, Campus Tour, Talks, Hackathon, Hacker House, Demo Day, etc for ecosystems like Solana ICP Circle and many others

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
Our interest in contributing to The Graph and web3 stems from a desire to be at the forefront of decentralized technology innovation. We see immense potential in The Graph’s protocol for enhancing data accessibility and efficiency in web3, aligning with our passion for building open, transparent, and user-empowered digital infrastructures.

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:

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Hi there, thanks for submitting this grant proposal. I have some questions regarding it:

  1. What unique approaches or methodologies will you employ to deliver high-quality, localized educational content to developers interested in The Graph technology?

  2. Can you provide more details on the selection criteria and support mechanisms for the 10+ projects that you aim to incubate or support through this initiative?

  3. Apart from the tangible outcomes such as project sign-ups and session view rates, what other key performance indicators (KPIs) will you track to measure the success and effectiveness of the bootcamp and related events?


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Hey BlockAcademy, thanks for proposing this event. It was a great experience working with you guys last time for the Graph On Campus initiative. The engagement and quailty of projects exceeded out expectation. I would recommend the AdvocateDAO to support Blockchain Academy on this event.

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1 Can you provide a more detailed breakdown of the proposed budget?

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Thank you for submitting your grant application! I wanted to let you know that the community grants managed within the DAO have a maximum funding limit of $20,000. Could you please confirm whether your budget request is indeed $25,000? Thank you!


Hi asadus! Thanks for your question.
Addressing your question,

  1. To deliver high-quality, localized educational content for developers interested in The Graph technology, we recommend starting with our website [] for foundational resources. We employ a comprehensive approach, including:
  • Document translation to cater to native language preferences.

  • Lectures from local educators and professors, ensuring cultural relevance and academic rigor.

  • Leveraging our strong connections within the Chinese The Graph community, benefiting from shared insights and experiences.

  • Our hybrid event model combines online accessibility with the impact of offline engagement, structured as Lectures > Workshops > Exercises > Demo Day, fostering a thorough learning and application process.

  1. For the selection and support of the 10+ projects:

From the bootcamp: We aim to identify and nurture newly built projects that are creative and demonstrate potential for integrating with The Graph’s technology, focusing on innovation and applicability.

Existing projects: We’ll target projects with a significant user base and total value locked (TVL) to educate and support them in integrating with The Graph’s infrastructure, enhancing their scalability and efficiency.

  1. To measure the success and effectiveness of our bootcamp and related events beyond the immediate tangible outcomes, we will track the following KPIs:
  1. The number of developers who learn about subgraph and The Graph infrastructure, indicating educational impact.

  2. Engagement levels within developer communities, assessing how many groups are actively participating and utilizing The Graph.

  3. The number of projects that emerge from the bootcamp, tracking their progress in securing further funding and support, showcasing the incubation’s success and ongoing contribution to the ecosystem.

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Hi AliRaxaa,

Sure, we would itemize our expenses into several key categories:

  1. Venue and Logistics: $6,000 to cover the cost of event spaces and the necessary logistics for hosting the bootcamp and related events.

  2. Marketing and Outreach: $1,500 dedicated to effectively promoting the event and engaging with the developer community.

  3. Content Development and Education Programme: $4,500 for developing localized, high-quality educational materials and running the educational program.

  4. Speaker and Mentor Honorariums: $3,000 to fairly compensate the contributing industry experts and mentors.

  5. Operational Expenses: $5,000 allocated to manage the day-to-day operations ensuring the event’s success.


Thank you for your attention to this matter, Julianna. Yes, we acknowledge the DAO’s funding limit of $20,000. In light of this, we have discussed this with Anthony and we will revise our budget request to align with the maximum funding available. We propose to allocate $2,000 for grants and $18,000 for managing costs to ensure the event’s success while adhering to the funding constraints.

Reallocating the budget:

  1. Venue and Logistics: Reduced slightly to $5,500 to cover essential costs for hosting the events.

  2. Marketing and Outreach: Maintained at $1,500, ensuring effective promotion while optimizing budget use.

  3. Content Development and Education Programme: Maintained at $4,500 to ensure the quality of educational materials.

  4. Speaker and Mentor Honorariums: Reduced to $2,500 to provide fair compensation while adhering to budget constraints.

  5. Operational Expenses: reduced to $4,000 to efficiently support the event’s logistics and execution.

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