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We have now combined this proposal with our original North American BitShares conference: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=28450.msg330739#msg330739

World Crypto Con Hackathon Sponsorship and Worker Proposal

Did you know that we have the opportunity to be a part of Las Vegas Blockchain week for the World Crypto Con (WCC) Hackathon? (https://worldcryptocon.com/wcc-vegas/devcon/)

World Crypto Con is a 3-day event put on by a group called EVOLV who we have close ties to and are willing to open some doors for us. WCC will be from October 29-31st. Running concurrently will be WCC DEVCON (which will include a hackathon competition).

What will be the Event Schedule?

October 27th - 28th - The North American BitShares Conference
October 29th - 31st - World Crypto Con - Las Vegas
October 30th - 31st - WCC DEVCON

WCC DEVCON and the Hack-a-thon will commence from October 30-31st which nestles itself nicely into a Vegas weekend.

WCC is a global stage for industry leaders to share their breaking news and technologies with thousands of investors, experts, developers, businesses and attendees who are using blockchain and cryptocurrency to redefine our everyday lives.

Learn more about World Crypto Con (WCC) here: https://worldcryptocon.com/
WCC Sponsorship Deck: https://worldcryptocon.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/WCC-Enterprise-Deck-2019.pdf

What is Bitshares being offered? (Hackathon Packages)

There are 5 Hackathon Participation packaged available at $25,000 + A prize for the Hackathon Winners (TBD)

Hackathon Participation Packages include:

Your teams’ participation in Hackathon (5 team members)
Private Pavilion (Can be used for meetings, breakouts, exhibits or a lounge)
8x8 Exhibit Booth within WCC DEV CON
Table clings in networking area (Your coins logo)
2 hours of speaking time on main stage (Broken up as needed)
8 GA conference badges
10% discount on any additional sponsorship/exposure opportunities

A la carte sponsorship options
If we would rather cherry pick a handful of sponsorship options, we can do that as well.

A la carte Sponsor opportunities include:
8x8 Exhibit Booth $9,500
Roll up banners (Includes production) $1,750 each
Table clings in networking area (Your coins logo) $1,500 each
Carpet clings (24”x24”) $1,500

Total requested budget: $(25,000) + A Prize (TBD)

We have now combined this proposal with our original North American BitShares conference: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=28450.msg330739#msg330739
« Last Edit: May 29, 2019, 12:34:05 am by @healingvibes »

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Re: [Worker Pre-Proposal] DEVCON @ World Crypto Con (WCC)
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 02:19:57 pm »
I think this is great. The WCC staff is very interested in Bitshares taking the lead on the Devconn, with the topic of it being inoperability between chains, and how blockchains can work together to reduce tribalism and increase adoption.

Support fully.

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Re: [Worker Pre-Proposal] DEVCON @ World Crypto Con (WCC)
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2019, 04:44:53 pm »
Sounds great!

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Re: [Worker Pre-Proposal] DEVCON @ World Crypto Con (WCC)
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2019, 12:12:25 pm »
Good for us to be increasing our presence at these things - who are the five attendees proposed for the Hackathon?

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Re: [Worker Pre-Proposal] DEVCON @ World Crypto Con (WCC)
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2019, 03:28:52 pm »
Before making this a thing, maybe we should have a discussion about
* who would go their an man a booth?
* who's available to answer questions during the hackathon?
* what topics are good and easy to being with for a hackathon?

And most importantly, what does it cost to provide the above (additionally to the 25k fee).

Since I can't make it, I would recommend the community looks into finding someone capable of managing/providing the above.
It would be a shame to put 25k into a hackathon package only to then not be able to provide the necessary side-support during the event.

Anyone up to it?
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Offline sschiessl

Re: [Worker Pre-Proposal] DEVCON @ World Crypto Con (WCC)
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 04:03:37 pm »
Is this meant as a Hackathon sponsored by BitShares (aka we provide ideas and interesting topics and others code), or that we as BitShares participate in the Hackathon (aka we need 5 devs to go there and code)?

Offline michaelx

Re: [Worker Pre-Proposal] DEVCON @ World Crypto Con (WCC)
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 01:51:38 pm »
Is this meant as a Hackathon sponsored by BitShares (aka we provide ideas and interesting topics and others code), or that we as BitShares participate in the Hackathon (aka we need 5 devs to go there and code)?

Both.  As of now Fox stated he was going to the Greek conference during the same weekend, we were going to bring Jonothon Bahai and Dan Notestien. The other members can be devs or not, I think if we could find 1 more developer to attend as a part of the team it would be well rounded.

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Re: [Worker Pre-Proposal] DEVCON @ World Crypto Con (WCC)
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2019, 03:36:25 am »
Before making this a thing, maybe we should have a discussion about
* who would go their an man a booth?
* who's available to answer questions during the hackathon?
* what topics are good and easy to being with for a hackathon?

And most importantly, what does it cost to provide the above (additionally to the 25k fee).

Since I can't make it, I would recommend the community looks into finding someone capable of managing/providing the above.
It would be a shame to put 25k into a hackathon package only to then not be able to provide the necessary side-support during the event.

Anyone up to it?

Great points @xeroc I agree we should build this in...I had set aside an extra 160 hours for the NA BTS conference (for planning, management logistics and coverage of the event itself) and now that we are combining the proposals with DEV CON, I think we should add more hours and a higher budget so we can get more potential compensated participation from the community.

Personally, I can help with being a point of contact on the ground for any devs or otherwise that would be attending and even be a warm body if needed in the event itself. Those who are available/veterans would be the best candidates and should get first dibs.

Thanks for weighing in on this!

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Re: [Worker Pre-Proposal] DEVCON @ World Crypto Con (WCC)
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2019, 06:19:42 am »
Please explain why the price of activity materials is so high and what it includes. For example, the production cost of yi la bao in China is only $10. I know the difference of labor cost and channels in different places, but the price difference of hundreds of times is unacceptable.

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Re: [Worker Pre-Proposal] DEVCON @ World Crypto Con (WCC)
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2019, 01:42:06 am »
Please explain why the price of activity materials is so high and what it includes. For example, the production cost of yi la bao in China is only $10. I know the difference of labor cost and channels in different places, but the price difference of hundreds of times is unacceptable.

Thanks for taking the time to respond @finn-bts! Not sure which price of activity materials you mean? (The ala carte options were if we just wanted to pay for part of the sponsorship but I think a full bundle would give us a great positioning as well as be very productive for the community)

The 25k is a bundled packaged that any of the participants in the hackathon would have to pay. Looks like EOS and LTC are already participating so we would be in good company.

Let me know if anything else isn't clear and again, appreciate your thoughts!

Offline michaelx

Re: [Worker Pre-Proposal] DEVCON @ World Crypto Con (WCC)
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2019, 06:01:48 pm »
Before making this a thing, maybe we should have a discussion about
* who would go their an man a booth?
* who's available to answer questions during the hackathon?
* what topics are good and easy to being with for a hackathon?

And most importantly, what does it cost to provide the above (additionally to the 25k fee).

Since I can't make it, I would recommend the community looks into finding someone capable of managing/providing the above.
It would be a shame to put 25k into a hackathon package only to then not be able to provide the necessary side-support during the event.

Anyone up to it?

Great points @xeroc I agree we should build this in...I had set aside an extra 160 hours for the NA BTS conference (for planning, management logistics and coverage of the event itself) and now that we are combining the proposals with DEV CON, I think we should add more hours and a higher budget so we can get more potential compensated participation from the community.

Personally, I can help with being a point of contact on the ground for any devs or otherwise that would be attending and even be a warm body if needed in the event itself. Those who are available/veterans would be the best candidates and should get first dibs.

Thanks for weighing in on this!

I will be there to assist with managing, coordinating, etc. I am also from Las Vegas, so I can help with questions on accomidations and entertainment, etc.