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SNET BUILDATHON EAST ASIA (you gotta read this)

Funding Requested

$16,895 USD

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Overview

200 nerds. 2 days. Awesome things to build. Let’s onboard nerds into the SingularityNET ecosystem through a buildathon and mind-blowing talks. Our goals? Grow the community, get devs to build and enhance networking among nerds (and make an epic vlog about it). Why? Because when people get together, magical things happen // JUST WATCH THE PROPOSAL VIDEO: https://youtube.com/shorts/1gNh5wYZjjs (just copy & paste the url).

Proposal Description

Company Name (if applicable)

NERDCONF

How our project will contribute to the growth of the decentralized AI platform


POSITION. ONBOARD. BUILD.

POSITION.
By engaging developers and innovators during the buildathon, we aim to position SNET and Deep Funding as key players in the tech ecosystem.

ONBOARD.
The buildathon challenges participants to develop their projects into viable Deep Funding proposals, with ongoing mentorship from experts to ensure their success.

BUILD.
Participants will develop AI solutions leveraging web3 technologies. It’s about turning ideas into prototypes that address real-world problems.

Measurable Goals

Yes

Describe your goals and related awards

Nerds Attending: 200
We aim to onboard 200 enthusiasts to the SingularityNET ecosystem, driving engagement and participation.

Social Media Reach and Engagement: Over 500K
Our strategy is maximize outreach through NERDCONF’s channels, the founder Ale Marin channel, community partnerships, and targeted ads.

Onboarding Devs: Check.
Post-event engagement to monitor and support continued use of the platform and interest in future Deep Funding opportunities.

Aftermovie and Photos: YES, please.
We will produce an epic aftermovie and photos of the eventt, which will be published on social media. We'll also share them with Deep Funding's and SNET's social networks so they can distribute them as well.

Epic documentary of it all
We will record and distribute a video about the whole process -from submitting to making the idea come through- in Ale Marin's channel (+220k subscribers).

Project details

WHO?

NERDCONF is not just another tech conference. NERDCONF is a social experience for nerds. We have successfully connected over 5,000 tech enthusiasts across LATAM and organized 6 events. Click here for more information. 

We aim to raise $16,895 to host the "SNET Buildathon" at DEVCON. Our goal is to grow the SingularityNET ecosystem and promote Deep Funding by helping developers create MVPs that have the potential to be integrated into SNET. After the event, we will guide teams on turning their MVPs into Deep Funding proposals.

About us: We come from Argentina, a tech hub in LATAM. When we founded NERDCONF, we did so with the intention of giving more nerds the social space we lacked during our own tech careers. As nerds, we are often shy, hesitant to showcase our potential to the world, and we frequently need tools to help others understand our crazy ideas.

Since we embarked on this path, we have brought together countless nerds, traveled, connected with numerous communities, and learned that the strength of a community lies in its ability to share, support, and inspire one another. We love what we do and we are really proud of it. 

WHY?

Because when people get together, magical things happen.

ETH DENVER, DEVCON, TOKEN 2049, you name it: time and time again it has been proven that live events are beneficial for the tech community.

Connecting and celebrating together helps build a strong community. At NERDCONF, we have seen the great value of these in-person events and we are confident in organizing another successful one.

Also, key ecosystem participants, makers, other brands, and other blockchains WILL BE THERE. Devcon will be the epicenter of the most interesting minds, and SNET must also make its mark there.

WHAT?

SNET BUILDATHON: This buildathon aims to develop AI solutions using web3 technologies. Teams will create MVP prototypes to solve real-world problems. Due to the two-day limit, they will focus on making a basic prototype, not the full technology. The best project wins a $1,500 prize.
After the buildathon, we will help teams turn their MVPs into proposals for Deep Funding.

Besides, there will be inspiring talks and workshops about AI and blockchain.
(ps: The speakers and specificals about the workshops and buildathon challenges will be defined immediately after NERDCONF is selected to do the buildathon).

The Buildathon will attract a diverse group of nerds, including:
- Web3 developers
- Product designers
- AI researchers
- Digital artists
- Web2 professionals

There will be an aftermovie and photos of the SNET Buildathon. The team will hire local photographers and videographers to make them.

And… there’s even MORE: NERDCONF will produce a documentary-style video about SingularityNET & Deep Funding, the process of submitting a proposal and making it happen, the buildathon itself and the aftermath. The video will be posted on the founder Ale Marin's Youtube channel (+220k subscribers) after the event is hosted.

In addition to the buildathon activities, our team will also attend DEVCON as SNET ambassadors to perform intensive networking, onboard nerds into the SingularityNET ecosystem, and invite participants to join our event.

Event Details:

  • 14 hours of building spread over two days
  • FREE FOR ALL NERDS
  • MERCH: We will provide merch that devs will love, such as t-shirts, custom mugs and to-do note takers.
  • #WAGMI: As we said before, after the event, we'll encourage all teams to submit their projects for Deep Funding. We'll follow up with each team to organize a call, explain the funding rounds, and offer advisory support.

HOW MUCH?

WHAT’S OUR BUDGET? $16.895,00

WHY? You can check the full details and references to prices clickling here.

TLDR? Don’t worry, here’s a brief breakdown of the budget:

  SUBTOTAL
Plane tickets 4.400,00
Acommodation 400,00
Project management 1.000,00
CM & Video editor 600,00
Graphic Designer 200,00
Tickets to DEVCON 1.200,00
Venue  3.000,00
Catering  800,00
Ads campaign 320,00
Filmmaker 225,00
Photographer  150,00
Merch 2.000,00
Decoration 500,00
Ideathon prize 1.500,00
Speakers payment 600,00
Total 16.895,00

We say in Spanish: "Clear accounts keep friends" (cuentas claras, conservan la amistad)

Any leftover funds will improve all other areas or support post-event mentoring. If costs exceed expectations, we’re prepared to use up to 30% of our project management fee to cover expenses.

About the venue cost:
it may appear low, but we are good at securing favorable deals. Often, we arrange to use venues at a significant discount, or sometimes, just covering essential costs like staffing, cleaning, and security. We've successfully negotiated these with various venues before.

We estimate our proposal will be completed within 5 months, with the first milestone achieved in July and the final one in November.

Our team

We have been working together for over a year, united by a common goal: creating social experiences for nerds, so they can share their passions with like-minded individuals.
Ale: content creator with over 200k followers
Tom: engineer who has organized hackathons for NASA
Cris: successfully run an e-commerce startup for seven years
Juli and Maira work behind the scenes, ensuring everything looks great in the digital world.
With this amazing team, we believe we can achieve anything we set our minds to.

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What we still need besides budget?

No

Existing resources we will leverage for this project

Yes

Description of existing resources

3 unique resources that NERDCONF has. [A thread]

  1. THE NERDIEST TEAM. An organized team with experience making cool social spaces irl for nerds.
  2. NETWORK. An international network of nerds who are always available to lend us a hand.
  3. PASSION. Our life's mission is to empower as many nerds as possible.

Additional links

For all of the audiovisual nerds out there, here are some of our previous events’s aftermovies:

In addition, the Nerdconf Instagram showcases the speakers who attended Nerdconf, the venues and cities where the event took place, and other events where we collaborated, such as LABITCONF:

Plus, LinkedIn of the founders:

Plus, you can read even more detailed info about us clicking here.

Additional videos

PROPOSAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1gNh5wYZjjs 

Proposal Video

Placeholder for Spotlight Day Pitch-presentations. Video's will be added by the DF team when available.

  • Total Milestones

    4

  • Total Budget

    $16,895 USD

  • Last Updated

    20 May 2024

Milestone 1 - Warp speed to Bangkok

Description

This milestone is all about laying the groundwork— start planning the event and beginning the creative process for our promotional materials. Here's what we're going to do: Establishing connections with tech communities targeting attendees of DEVCON. // Venue scouting. // Putting together a strong lineup of speakers // Defining the topics and schedule of talks to ensure a cool inspiring and engaging agenda. // Arranging logistics for the team’s travel including booking flights and accommodations. // Hiring a graphic designer to create graphics for promoting the event as well as for the merchandise and decorations.

Deliverables

The deliverables for this milestone include securing partnerships with local nerd groups finalizing the event agenda and travel plans for our team. We will also produce promotional graphics and detail the buildathon challenges and topics alongside a list of potential speakers. Additionally we will begin contacting venues to ensure all preparations are in place for a successful event.

Budget

$6,600 USD

Milestone 2 - Bangkok headquarters & logistics

Description

This milestone focuses on securing and preparing the main venue for our buildathon. Tasks include: Finalizing all payment transactions for the event space rental. // Hiring security additional wi-fi provider (only if the venue doesn't have one already) and cleaning services to maintain order and ensure safety throughout the event. // Arranging catering services to provide meals and refreshments for all attendees during the event. // Buy Devcon tickets to be SNET ambassadors there. Additionally we'll hire an expert to manage our advertising campaign. This is covered within the existing advertising budget.

Deliverables

Deliverables will consist of confirmed payments and signed contracts with our service providers for venue and catering as well as the ads campaign manager. Plus we will buy DEVCON tickets to connect and invite nerds there.

Budget

$5,320 USD

Milestone 3 - Operation: Logistics Launch

Description

This milestone addresses additional logistical aspects and the production of merchandise for the event: Coordination with photographers and filmmakers to capture the event. // Management of merchandise production and assembly. // Recruitment of volunteers to assist with various aspects of the event as needed.

Deliverables

Deliverables include a complete inventory of event merchandise ready for distribution contracts with photographers and filmmakers and a logistics plan for transporting equipment and supplies (mostly using Uber or taxis). Additionally a roster of volunteers will be organized.

Budget

$2,875 USD

Milestone 4 - The Final Countdown

Description

This milestone represents the culmination of the SNET Buildathon. Activities include: Hosting the closing ceremony of our BUILDATHON where we will announce and award the winner. // Organizing an online advisory call with community experts and all teams providing information about how to make a proposal on Deep Funding. This happens 1 week after the event. // Evaluating the event's impact on the community by gathering feedback to measure growth engagement and identify areas for improvement. // Paying to the speakers. // Preparing and distributing audiovisual materials that capture key moments and insights from the event - on NERDCONF social media and every social media SNET and Deep Funding wants to post the video to. // Documentary on Ale Marin Youtube Channel. This will be posted 1 to 2 weeks after the event.

Deliverables

The deliverables for this milestone will be: The receipt of the prize sent to the winners. An advisory session will be conducted online with detailed guidance on how to apply to Deep Funding. We will gather and analyze participant feedback to review the event's influence and identify improvement areas + present it to SNET in a presentation. Audiovisual content capturing essential highlights will be prepared and shared on NERDCONF's social media. Additionally a documentary detailing the event will be produced and posted on Ale Marin's YouTube Channel extending the event's reach and impact.

Budget

$2,100 USD

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    Rosario Fernández L
    May 20, 2024 | 8:34 AM

    Overall

    5

    • Feasibility 5
    • Viability 5
    • Desirabilty 5
    • Usefulness 5
    Completely achievable and fruitful

    I think this is an already-proof way to enlarge tech ecosystems: getting people to know what singularitynet is, the potential and also putting together resources to help them build is a great idea.

    I wouldn't brand it as a NERD conference though, as the event could lose potential attendees only because don't feel target. I would choose something related to descentralize AI as is the purpose of the event.

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    inesgav
    May 18, 2024 | 5:52 PM

    Overall

    5

    • Feasibility 5
    • Viability 5
    • Desirabilty 5
    • Usefulness 5
    Amazing opportunity for SingularityNET Ecosystem

    Absolutely in love with NERDCONF and Ale and Tomi's work. NERDCONF is revolutionizing the Web 3 landscape in LATAM with its incredible energy; The SingualrityNET ecosystem cannot miss the opportunity to fund the incredible Buildathon that Ale and Tomi are designing with so much thought and passion and expanding our Community's horizons to wider audiences. Because, if there's one thing that this proposal is, is a guarantee of reaching out there massive audiences. Ale Marin has several thousand followers on her social media and definitely one of the most talented communicators in LATAM. But this is not just about having thousands of followers; this is a strong, well-built, and highly experienced team. Breakdown budget and milestone design are clear and consistent.  This is an amazing opportunity for the SIngularityNET ecosystem to grow, foster, and become one of the biggest and coolest communities of the Web 3 and Web 2 world! Go SNET, Go NERDCONF! 

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    Valentin Aliendro
    May 17, 2024 | 10:30 PM

    Overall

    5

    • Feasibility 5
    • Viability 5
    • Desirabilty 5
    • Usefulness 5
    Nerds Community Growth

    Answer to AleMarin Repply: Thanks for taking my initicial suggestions into account! Now i see that your event idea is really strong adn you have already think into plan b in risky situations! I now upgrade my overall up to 5 stars!

     

    Viability: 4/5 The proposal is quite viable, with a clear and detailed budget covering all necessary aspects of the event. The team\\\'s previous experience in organizing similar events in LATAM is a strong point that adds credibility. However, the reliance on securing discounts for the event venue and the need for external mentors could pose risks that need solid contingency planning.

    Feasibility: 4/5 The technical and logistical feasibility of the event is well-founded. The milestone structure is clear and shows detailed planning. The team has a strong network and experience in event organization, increasing confidence in execution. Additionally, the focus on securing all essential contracts and services from the start is a great advantage.

    Desirability: 5/5 The event is not only desirable for the SingularityNET community but also has the potential to attract a wider audience due to its focus on innovation and web3 technology. The production of audiovisual content and social media reach will ensure significant visibility. The team\\\'s enthusiasm and passion for empowering nerds is infectious and adds emotional value to the project.

    Usefulness: 3/5 The event\\\'s usefulness is high as it focuses on developing AI solutions using web3 technologies, which aligns with SingularityNET and Deep Funding goals. Creating MVPs and turning them into Deep Funding proposals adds tangible practical value. However, real usefulness will depend on the ability to follow up and continuously support teams post-event. That is a very difficult issue....

    Justification

    Strengths:

    1. Clarity and Detail: The proposal is extremely well-detailed with a clear budget breakdown and milestones.
    2. Team Experience: The prior experience in organizing successful events and the existing network of contacts are major advantages.
    3. Community Focus: The proposal not only focuses on the event itself but also on creating a lasting community through ongoing engagement and multimedia content.

    Areas for Improvement:

    1. Reliance on Discounts: Although the team has a good track record of securing discounts, there is always an associated risk. Having a contingency plan in case costs increase is advisable.
    2. Mentorship and Support: The proposal mentions the need for mentors and speakers from Deep Funding and SNET. Ensuring these resources are committed and available is crucial for the event\\\'s success.

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    AleMarinNerd
    May 23, 2024 | 1:10 PM
    Project Owner

    Hello Valen!! :) Good to hear your feedback!! Thank you, thank you, thank you

    1. Regarding the areas to be improved: If we dont get discounts or a good price, as we said on the proposal, we are going to give up to 30% of our project management fee to solve that) -which i doubt because im already talking to a pair of coworkings in Bangkok ( https://www.wework.com/es-ES/buildings/t-one-building--bangkok ) and ( https://www.justcoglobal.com/th/en/centre/capital-tower-all-seasons-place/ )-; and if that isn't enough I, ALE, MYSELF, would invest my own money on it. Really. This is one of the biggest opportunities of my life. I want this to go as good and as excellent as possible. So... yeah, we will take care of that. In our experience, we got to do the venue deals really good!! (check out our previous events here: https://linktr.ee/nerdconf
    2. 5 months ahead of us is more than enough to coordinate with the SNET and Deep Funding staff to do virtual talks and mentoring. If they are not available, I already talk to a friend of mine, Mati Gringberg (founder of https://humai.com.ar/ - one of the best AI "schools" of LATAM) and with Marcela Riccillo ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eQ8d-fOF40&t=13s&ab_channel=TEDxTalks  ), one of my Big Data professors and they both are willing to help with talks at least... 

    Hope that anwsers your questions!!

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    agdispenza
    May 17, 2024 | 9:29 PM

    Overall

    5

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 4
    • Desirabilty 5
    • Usefulness 5
    It is an interesting and disruptive proposal

    I think the proposal is very good, and I find the enthusiasm of the founders to bring it to reality amazing. It is clear that they have thought it through thoroughly, and their experience in their roles shows.

    I believe the analysis of the project by the team members is very well done.

    The rest of the project seems excellent to me. I wish them the best and hope they succeed in making it happen because the proposal is fantastic.

     

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    TrucTrixie
    May 10, 2024 | 11:09 AM

    Overall

    3

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 2
    • Desirabilty 3
    • Usefulness 3
    Manage and use budget

    The project team seems quite impressive when publicly announcing a series of key personnel. I understand that the total number of people working together is not only that, it is likely to be even larger. This is a proposal that favors teaching for the community, which is never a bad thing. The team built a proposal that was quite readable and highly effective in its communication. This is to show the desirability and usefulness of the proposal. Of the 4 milestones, milestone number 1 requires the highest budget: $7,800. The team has stated a series of tasks that need to be done, this amount seems reasonable, but in my opinion, if there is a further breakdown by job - along with the amount of money spent for that job, it will be a presentation. Great presentation on how to manage and use a budget.

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    AleMarinNerd
    May 10, 2024 | 4:04 PM
    Project Owner

    Thanks TrucTrixie for that feedback! I don't understand the 3 stars tho, because its all good things you are pointing. 
    As we said on the text, we have tons of expirience on the matter, we've been doing this for 2 years almost. About the budget breakdown: i think its pretty clear about our salaries (and its cheaper than it should be because we really believe in DeepFunding and SNET vision). Organizing an event is a full time job. I sit on the computer 10 hours a day planning and connecting with communities from all over the world to move around the event we do. Its really beautiful seeing the results: a community that loves you and that empower themselves by meeting each other better. We are 5 people working but we are not alone: we have +50 community partners (we will have 200 at the end of the year) that whenever we travel, share the news; and also we have always a person on the place that we are going that helps us organize everything and connects us with people. WE ARE NOT ALONE and the budget is as clear as we can. I dont know if you organize events, but thats the budget breakdown almost entirely. 
    So I think you can read this comment and maybe review the proposal again. Plus, read the other proposals - almost NON of the others, made a budget breakdown as clear and transparent as we did. 

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    BlackCoffee
    May 5, 2024 | 7:30 AM

    Overall

    4

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 4
    • Desirabilty 4
    • Usefulness 4
    What are the challenges and risks?

    I welcome this proposal, it is attractive and brings certain benefits to the community. I only recommend that the team should consider presenting more challenges and risks that the team may encounter when implementing the proposal. No proposal is without risks and challenges when implemented (my personal opinion). If the challenging risks are presented in detail, it is a good way to improve the feasibility of the proposal.

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    Viclex Ad
    May 4, 2024 | 3:22 PM

    Overall

    4

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 3
    • Desirabilty 3
    • Usefulness 5
    NERDCONF Buildathon

    The proposal presents a well-thought-out strategy for bringing geeks into the SingularityNET ecosystem and encouraging their involvement in the creation of AI solutions.

    Practicality:

    While the idea of a buildathon and using already-existing networks for outreach appears doable, there may be difficulties in forming alliances and carrying out the practicalities.


    Viability:

    Although the team has expertise planning events of a similar nature, the budgetary constraints and possible hazards associated with event management may affect the achievement of milestones.

    Desirability:

    The plan aims to foster community involvement and growth, although it might face obstacles from rivalry with related events and drawing a varied crowd.

    Usefulness: 

    By promoting AI development and cultivating relationships within the community, the proposal is in line with the objective of expanding the decentralized AI platform. 

    Key success factors include:
    • Effective Outreach:

    Making the most of partnerships and social media to maximize attendance.

    • Seamless Event Execution:

    Ensuring that logistics, security, and catering meet expectations. 

    • Mentorship Engagement:

    actively involving mentors from Deep Funding and SNET. 

    • Post-Event Follow-up:

    Encouraging project submissions and ongoing engagement.

    Important Recommendations for Effective Delivery:
    • Monitor Budget:

    Regularly review expenses to stay within budgetary constraints. 

    • Engage Mentors:

    Verify mentor availability and roles prior to the event. 

    • Evaluation:

    Gather feedback.

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    AleMarinNerd
    May 8, 2024 | 10:46 PM
    Project Owner

    Hello Vicklex Ad! Thanks for the feedback. We just updated the proposal and took into account some of the things you gave us feedback on. Thanks again, let's keep building!  

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    Max1524
    May 3, 2024 | 3:34 AM

    Overall

    4

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 3
    • Desirabilty 3
    • Usefulness 4
    Organizing an event just for enthusiasts?

    With a good and useful idea, I understand this proposal has certain promotional value to the community widely. 4 milestones with a series of activities that keep at least 5 members constantly busy? These 5 members all have their names and photos published, only the photo of the last member (JuliNerd) has not been updated. Please update quickly.
    So for those who are not passionate about technology, does the team have any plans to awaken their hidden passion?

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    AleMarinNerd
    May 8, 2024 | 10:47 PM
    Project Owner

    Hello Max1524! Thanks for the feedback. We just updated the proposal and took into account some of the things you gave us feedback on. Thanks again, let's keep building!  

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    Joseph Gastoni
    May 2, 2024 | 3:08 AM

    Overall

    3

    • Feasibility 3
    • Viability 3
    • Desirabilty 2
    • Usefulness 3
    It has a high potential to attract new people

    It has a high potential to attract new users and generate project ideas for SingularityNET. However, ensuring a high-quality event experience and effectively converting attendees into active users are crucial for success.

    Feasibility:

    • High: The project leverages a well-established format (buildathon) and has a clear execution plan.
    • Securing enough space and technical resources for 500 attendees might require careful planning.

    Viability:

    • Moderate-to-High: The nerd community is a good target audience for SingularityNET.
    • The success hinges on attracting a critical mass of participants and effectively converting them to active users of the platform.

    Desirability:

    • High: A free, informative, and engaging event with a social aspect is highly desirable for developers and AI enthusiasts.
    • The chance to win a prize and compete for Deep Funding adds further incentive.

    Usefulness:

    • High: The buildathon can foster innovation, generate new project ideas, and attract skilled developers to the SingularityNET ecosystem.
    • The focus on mentorship and Deep Funding support can help turn initial ideas into viable projects.

    Besides, the project should consider:

    • The focus on community building and fostering connections is valuable.
    • The aftermovie and social media promotion can extend the event's reach.

    Here are some strengths of this project:

    • Clear target audience with a strong potential fit for SingularityNET.
    • Free and engaging event format with opportunities for learning, networking, and competition.
    • Post-event support to nurture project ideas and guide them towards Deep Funding.

    Here are some challenges to address:

    • Attracting and retaining a large number of participants.
    • Effectively converting attendees into active users of the SingularityNET platform.
    • Providing adequate mentorship and support for project development after the event.

    By addressing these challenges and effectively promoting the event, "500 nerds. 2 days. Awesome things to build" can be a successful initiative for SingularityNET to grow its developer community.

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    AleMarinNerd
    May 8, 2024 | 10:48 PM
    Project Owner

    Hello Joseph! Thanks for the feedback. We just updated the proposal and took into account some of the things you gave us feedback on. Thanks again, let's keep building!  

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    ReverseBones
    May 1, 2024 | 3:48 PM

    Overall

    3

    • Feasibility 3
    • Viability 2
    • Desirabilty 2
    • Usefulness 2
    Cool Idea, Needs More Information

    Overview

    A few things that stood out at the beginning are questions revolving around who the leaders, mentors, and what the workshop topics will be about. One of the main talking points about the proposal is that during NERDCONF there will be a vast array of educational opportunities for participants, however, there is not much (if any) information about them. There are also concerns about who the participants will be. The proposal states that there will be 500 participants, but does not specify where they will be coming from. Is this event a way to get NERDCONF community members to get together, or is it a way to grow the community and bring people from all over different spaces for a shared goal? It just has the feeling that it’s a “party for us” type of thing. Marketing is tough, and using their social platforms is great, but how will they be certain to be able to bring in outside participants?

    Another concern is having the event at the same time as Devcon, which just seems like trying to capitalize on another event to get people to attend one more. Would people be too tired to attend another one? Is NERDCONF just trying to poach participants? Are the well-known mentors, leaders, and individuals already booked for Devcon and unavailable for NERDCONF?

    The proposal would also benefit from more details about the itinerary and timeline. It’s very bare bones. 8 hours on both days, but how are the workshops and talks broken down, who are the keynote speakers, how much time for building/ receiving feedback from professionals? What will that process be like?

    Also, will the project address travel costs for participants? What if someone is on the other side of the planet and wants to go? Just a thought on equity.

    Feasibility

    Definitely doable. Hosting events and conferences has been done and isn’t incredibly difficult to accomplish. The most difficult aspect would be getting the people to attend/ booking speakers, workshop leaders, and mentors–which is what makes this less feasible than if they were already booked or in talks.

    Viability

    Same big issues as above. They state that the event will feature a “variety of inspiring talks and technical workshops.”, but fail to list one. Now, they don’t have to be 100% booked with signed contracts, but there could be more information about who or what topics will be presented. That information would allow potential participants the ability to truly consider the benefit of such an event. Also, it seems like an uphill battle competing with another event at the same time.

    Desirability

    What would make someone choose this event over Devcon that same week? What is the draw/ hook? People can already submit proposals from their home, so why travel to do so?

    Usefulness

    Unsure how effective the project will be since the goal is to have people submit proposals instead of actually creating things. What if no proposals that were created during the event receive funding? How does submitting proposals add to the ecosystem more than what is already happening now? Participants will create a MVP, but also proposals, so there is some confusion there. Are they going to be creating something that can be used, creating proposals, or both? How realistic is that?

    Budget

    Based on the budget breakdown, it doesn’t look like much beyond a company vacation. There are no numbers or plans for paying mentors, workshop leaders, or speakers. More detail under each segment would also help understand exactly how the money will be spent. For example: “Merch: price 2, quantity 500” doesn’t explain what kind of merch it will be, the quality of it, etc… The biggest aspect of the proposal is about onboarding, inspiring, and building the community through “mind-blowing talks” but the budget does not reflect that.

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    AleMarinNerd
    May 8, 2024 | 10:50 PM
    Project Owner

    Hello ReverseBones! Thanks for the feedback. We just did a more transparent budget breakdown. Right now, you can see the updated proposal! Thanks again, let's keep building! 

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    Aokishi
    May 1, 2024 | 1:51 AM

    Overall

    3

    • Feasibility 4
    • Viability 2
    • Desirabilty 2
    • Usefulness 4
    The project has an unconvincing budget allocation

    I feel like this is quite a confusing project. The team will organize a Buidathon at the DEVCON event. We can understand it as a Hackathon, but the prize ($1,500) only accounts for less than 8% of the project's total budget. I wonder if this prize level will attract many participants. Instead of a project to organize a Buildathon, I see it more like a project to sponsor travel for the whole team. The focus of the project is the Buildathon, but the proponent does not have a specific description of the rules, scoring criteria, prize distribution, or anything like that. The positive point of the project is that the team owns a YouTube channel with high interaction and the ability to reach many potential participants. The project promises to bring many new participants to the SNET ecosystem

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    AleMarinNerd
    May 8, 2024 | 10:51 PM
    Project Owner

    Hello A0kishi! Thanks for the feedback. We just updated the proposal and did a more transparent budget breakdown. Plus, we explained a little bit more why do we want to do what we want to do and how it'll impact SNET and Deep Funding. Thanks again, let's keep building!  

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