Grant Proposal: The Graph: Web3 On-Chain Analytics (Bootcamp)

Grant ID: 3e6dkbr

Summary:

With the former experience of building subgraphs with Protofire developer team, we know that an event like a Bootcamp could attract many developers, coders, and enthusiasts who want to know more about The Graph and maybe become subgraph developers in the future, therefore we would love to organize a one-day Bootcamp, gathering local developers of all skill levels (novice, intermediate and advanced) to participate and learn about subgraphs. In this case, we will present Lens Protocol as a case study and we’ll present many analytical tools to understand the data.
Goals:

  • Promote awareness of the graph protocol, web3 analytic stack & Lens use case
  • Onboard new developers & business analyst to the ecosystem
  • Full day of training
  • Community Building & Networking

One Day Bootcamp
Tentative date: October 22th
Agenda:
-08:30 Check in of all the participants and attendees
-09:00 Brief introduction and description of the activity
-09:15 The importance of decentralization in the web3 ecosystem
-10:00 Introduction to The Graph
-11:00 Subgraph development: a brief introduction
-12:30: Lunch break
-13:30: Lens Protocol
-14:00 Subgraph development in depth, full guide
-15:30: Data analytics, how to visualize the data
-16:30 Networking

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If available, please enter a link to your project below:
https://protofire.io/

Are you applying as a team or individual?:
Team

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

Please select the category your project best fits into:
Education

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

How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
4500

Have you received funding from somewhere else?:
No

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:

  • Bring new developers to The Graph Ecosystem
  • Networking
  • Community Creation
  • Educate people about the protocol.
  • Grow the hispanic community.
  • The Graph awarenes

What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
Protofire has a long term relationship with The Graph and our devs have been working for a long time with the protocol. We think that sharing this extensive knowledge to the community will bring more adoption to the protocol.

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
Protofire has proven expertise in building decentralized infrastructure, protocols, applications, and developer platforms to accelerate growth of network’s ecosystems. By delivering hands-on coding and contributions, Protofire specializes in supercharging developer adoption, bootstrapping, and network usage

We are not only a dev shop company, but we create long term partnerships with the projects we are part of, building and working as ambassadors for the community. We believe in the projects and also participate by running nodes and taking the validator or staker roles

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
Protofire has a long term relationship with The Graph and our devs have been working for a long time with the protocol. We believe that web3 is the future and from Protofire we want to onboard as many developers as possible to this challenging ecosystem.




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Hi,
1.- Could you explain us where the camp will be held?
2.- Could you give a detailed breakdown of the amount would be used?
3.- Which subject about The Graph would you be talking about?
4.- How many devs will be part of the bootcamp?

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Hi!

1.- The camp will be held somewhere in Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires. We will find some place to allocate 40 people.
2 and 3.- Here The Graph Grant - Google Tabellen you’ll find the proposed agenda and the budget breakdown you requested.
4.- We expect up to 40 devs for being able to talk and give proper explanations.

Please feel free to ask if you have further questions.

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Hi, Lorena,

1.- The camp will be held somewhere in Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires. We will find some place to allocate 40 people.
2 and 3.- Here The Graph Grant - Google Tabellen you’ll find the proposed agenda and the budget breakdown you requested.
4.- We expect up to 40 devs for being able to talk and give proper explanations.

Please feel free to ask if you have further questions.

  1. Could you provide a breakdown about the members of your team, meaning those that would participate in organizing in this Bootcamp?

  2. Could you provide some insights into the team’s expertise of developing subgraphs?

2a. In the budget there is a cost item for ‘hiring mentors’ followed by ‘mentor salary’. Does that suggest that your team does not do the training session itself, but rather that you are looking to find domain experts that can host the training sessions for subgraph development? If so, could you share how many mentors you are looking to hire and do you already have confirmation on names?

  1. Could you elaborate on the team’s past experience in organizing this type of event? I am well aware of Protofire, but would like to hear about the experience of the individuals on this team

  2. How confident are you to be able to secure 40 attendants for this Bootcamp?


Thanks so much for your answers in advance!
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Hi Oliver! Thanks for your questions!

Could you provide a breakdown of the members of your team, meaning those that would participate in organizing this Bootcamp?

The following people will be on the team that is going to provide the educational content of the Bootcamp:
-Diego Torres Borda: Field CTO at Protofire
-Brian Leiva: Devops Engineer at Protofire.
-Luca Auet: Full Stack & Subgraph developer at Protofire.

  • Luis Lopez: Subgraph developer at Protofire
  • Gabriel Gonzalez: Subgraph developer at Protofire and The Graph Advocate.
    -Jorgelina Echavarria: The Graph Advocate.

Could you provide some insights into the team’s expertise in developing subgraphs?

The subgraph developers have experience in several subgraphs developments, from NFTs Subgraphs to DeFi subgraphs, like MakerDAO Protocol & Cow Swap, among others.
Braian operates one of the most prominent nodes of the public network from the very beginning and has implemented multiple cluster nodes.
Diego & Jorgelina, have a broader knowledge of decentralized protocols. Diego leads the graph team for protofire.

In the budget there is a cost item for ‘hiring mentors’ followed by ‘mentor salary’. Does that suggest that your team does not do the training session itself, but rather that you are looking to find domain experts that can host the training sessions for subgraph development? If so, could you share how many mentors you are looking to hire and do you already have confirmation on names?

No. The team mentioned above is the one that will give the training sessions.

Could you elaborate on the team’s past experience in organizing this type of event? I am well aware of Protofire, but would like to hear about the experience of the individuals on this team.

Some of the team members have participated as speakers in many events. As members of Protofire we give severals webinars.
I have experience in organizing events from previous jobs and
I have +20 years of university teaching experience and other educational activities like boot camps and workshops.

How confident are you to be able to secure 40 attendants for this Bootcamp?

We pretend to use all of our connections in universities, protifire developers database, my podcast, and SSRR. We are pretty confident that we will oversell the event.

Thank you! Looking forward to do it!!!

Diego

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Thanks for your presentation!
For people to get the detail briefly, here are some questions asked in the presentation:

  1. What will be the most critical achievement you think of this Bootcamp?
  2. Is this Bootcamp free for sign-up?
  3. Do you have chosen the space for the Bootcamp? According to the previous reply, you said it would take place in Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires.
  4. How do you organize the materials for developers at different skill levels? As you said, this Bootcamp would gather local developers of all skill levels.
  5. Will the material of the Bootcamp be shared with the public? For example, the slides and the codes.
  6. Do you prepare to make a post after the Bootcamp as a record? And you could put the materials in reference.

It’s good If you have additional information, thank you!

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Thank you @jiimxjim.eth!

I’m sharing some slides with the proposal
Below you can find a detailed answer for your questions, but if there’s something missing or not clear enough we will be glad to answer so, please don’t hesitate to ask :wink:

Q1: What will be the most critical achievement you think of this Bootcamp?
A1: The main goal for this would be building community among people that are already developers. We are thinking of people who already have developer skills such as understanding how to develop a function or a procedure in a language, what’s a control structure and what’s a variable, how to handle changes using git. The idea is to introduce them to web3, how important is decentralization, how a blockchain works and what’s the problem the graph is solving.
After that the main goal would be to teach them how to develop a subgraph.

Q2: Is this Bootcamp free for sign-up?
A2: Yes, the bootcamp is for free.

Q3: Do you have chosen the space for the Bootcamp? According to the previous reply, you said it would take place in Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires.
A3: We already have a couple of venues that could fit, but we haven’t decided yet. We are waiting to have the money to afford the expense before deciding. We would choose a nice place, easily accessible for the community.

Q4: How do you organize the materials for developers at different skill levels? As you said, this Bootcamp would gather local developers of all skill levels.
A4: Yes, they would have different skills and different levels, and also different programming language backgrounds. But we would require them to sign-up using their github repos for choosing them, from their programming skills that allow them to understand what we are going to teach them.

Q5: Will the material of the Bootcamp be shared with the public? For example, the slides and the codes.
A5: Yes, everything would be published for being available for the people who participate and also the community in order to facilitate replicating the bootcamp in the future. Please notice all of this is organized for a spanish speaking audience so, most of it would be in spanish.
We also know that graph advocates translators would be able to translate all the material generated for this bootcamp to different languages.

Q6: Do you prepare to make a post after the Bootcamp as a record? And you could put the materials in reference.
A6: Yes, the idea is to hire someone to take pictures of the event for being able to make a post after the bootcamp, just telling impressions not only from us but from the audience too.

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