Name of the Project:
Indian Ocean Program [as per R-10 title]
Proposal in one sentence:
Coming off a highly successful Indian Ocean campaign since Round10 of Ocean DAO, we intend to continue the outreach initiative and engage with the active Indian community of builders and community leaders that we have engaged through our first epoch of activities since R-10.
[ ] Establish the Indian Outreach as a DAO ecosystem to continue growth & engagement with the Indian ecosystem of developers, web3 beginners & curious data-scientists.
[ ] Mentor the Indian Ocean Hackathon participants (not just the winners) to onboard the Ocean DAO and engage actively.
[ ] Mentor at least one successful grant proposal to win and guide them to complete deliverables.
[ ] Organize an ecosystem fund to continue bounties, grants & outreach activities.
[ ] Support the existing sub-DAOs, Working groups and the stakeholders in the Ocean ecosystem.
Project description & details:
History - Activities archive - Milestones achieved - Deliverables highlights:
Having started out outreach activities back in October, we started off with an ambitious set of goals to kick-start the Official Outreach within the Indian community with an intend to onboard more beginners into the AI*Web3 space, along with the Active Crypto-Indian Community. We were able to successfully pull off strategies that are atypical of an outreach program and our results display the same. We managed to steer through pivoting in view of COVID restrictions in place for physical events and we intend to continue our outreach efforts with a meaningful funneling towards the Ocean DAO ecosystem.
The aforementioned article summarizes our efforts and success metrics that we have covered thus far.
Project lead full name: Dr. Prakash Kamaraj
Discord handle: drprk.eth#1527
Project lead email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Country of residence: India
2.1 Core team:
Background & Experience
- Health-Tech Professional Consultant
- Medical graduate, Masters in Medical engineering & Health-tech industrial experience
- 6 years of Industry experience in Medical AI products
- Active Ocean DAO participant
- Member of Core-Tech WG, Project Guiding WG & Parameters-roadmap WG
Introducing new powerhouses from TPG:
- Gnana Lakshmi
A Technology Geek, Innovator, Keynote speaker, Community builder.
She is also a Fellow Alumni at WomenWhoCode and started the WomenWhoCode Blockchain community She is currently involved in a few NFT projects as a Solidity developer and is the Blockchain Architect at a Decentralised Fantasy game org known as CoinFantasy.
She is an ambassador at various layer-1 chains like Aeternity, Algorand, NEAR Protocol as well as Covalent.
She is passionate about education and technology.
Co-founder of an NFT Marketplace called Naksh. Worked with a Retail Start-Up, managing Social Media Campaigns, Strategy and Inventory Planning.
Responsible for Marketing Strategies, Planning of Drops/ Artist Collections, Onboarding Traditional Artists and Research on Traditional Indian Art Forms that can be added to the Marketplace. Also, leading the Phoenix Guild to empower women in Web3, part of the Ocean Protocol Ambassador program.
Co-founder of an NFT Marketplace called Naksh. Worked in the Product Development Team at an Apparel Manufacturing Company.
Responsible for Business strategies, Brand Development, Financials, Onboarding Emerging Talent in the Indian Art Industry focusing on Digital and Urban art. Also, leading the Phoenix Guild to empower women in Web3, part of the Ocean Protocol Ambassador program.
2.2 Recurring Members & Advisors:
- Sangeet Muralidhar
Head of Technology at Konma community
Blockchain Engineer at Dehidden
- Cybersecurity specialist
- Blockchain and Crypto developer
- Vinay devabhaktuni, Founder of Konma Community
Lead and help in bringing developer outreach courtesy his close liason with Emurgo academy (Cardano foundation).
Access to some amazing materials and institutions that provide state of the art courses on web3 developments with Emurgo India.
Part 3 - Proposal details:
3.1 Proposal detail:
During our initial outreach, we managed to engage with some significant stakeholders especially with the polygon community and we aim to sustain the developments that are in the pipeline.
Starting a community was fun, maintaining the energy can be more fun & challenging
From our learnings from our previous Epoch, we had overcome the difficulties of abstaining from physical events post the resurgence of Covid. We had a successful pivot by engaging with some amazing community interactions along with some mature stakeholder relationships.
Project Grant Report from R-10:
Project standing & Previous metric of achievements:
Social Media Outreach: Desired metrics of socials (achieved)
Events and Workshops: 5 Community calls, 5 Workshops 1 Grand hackathon
Builder & Ambassador community: TG & Discord Community
Project Proposal for this Epoch:
Expanding on the deliverables mentioned above.
- DAO outreach:
We intend to continue the successful templates that we were able to achieve through our past programs and events. Through the continued scaffolding of similar event strategies, we intend to continue the good work to complete our deliverables through a DAO-based approach.
- Ecosystem fund:
The ecosystem fund will be a first of its kind that will be offered to the active contributors in the Indian ecosystem.
- Early stage funneling:
Sponsoring smaller events that spread awareness of the Indian Ocean outreach across multiple marketing channels including possible physical events with ongoing COVID situation notwithstanding.
- Mid stage funneling:
Increase in awareness of the Ocean DAO ecosystem, additional bounties offered by the Indian ocean outreach to support Builders & Ambassadors to the Ocean ecosystem. Support upcoming projects through belief capital.
- End stage funneling:
Mentor and support upcoming projects with strong value add to Ocean & that are suitable to the Ocean DAO ecosystem with high impact deliverables that cover Core-Tech, Building apps/Integrations on top of Ocean.
The initiative, if successful in achieving our missions could be a recurring theme by adding more value to the Ocean ecosystem.
- Project Guiding component to Ocean DAO:
An example of Project Guidance.
As a strong patron to the project guiding working group, we intend to offer more support to various initiatives such as the Core-tech WG by driving in proposals and helping them pre-reviewing and offering them hands-on mentorship prior to submitting proposals to the Ocean DAO.
- Bridging support to the working groups and other stake-holders in Ocean ecosystem:
Having a fair assessment of the Indian Ocean community and taking part in effective funnelling systems to onboard towards specific projects within the Ocean DAO ecosystem. There are a lot of active opportunities in the Ocean DAO ecosystem and connecting active builders from the Indian community would be a great way to synergise the Ocean navy.
- Service DAO: We are open to additional sponsorship during our events, community calls and any future hackathons. As a service DAO component, we would provide the Ocean Ecosystem members with mentoring from our Core team.
Aligning with Values of Ocean:
- Usage of Ocean: Through active community engagement & an effective Ocean DAO funneling bridge, we intend to continue the work and complete the realistic deliverables and keep the community updated on our exciting progress.
- Viability → With clearly defined strategies, and achieving greater than 1 ROI on our previous proposal we have shown sufficient skin in the game to achieve this again during this Epoch.
- Community activeness → Each of our core team members are active within the Indian ecosystem as well as within the Ocean DAO. We are also ably supported by Konma labs who have shown immense support in holding physical event outreach, we intend to carry this forward during suitable opportunities.
- Adding value to the overall community → As mentioned above, we also intend to deploy tactics to bring in more successful proposals to the Ocean DAO and help Builders grow with Ocean
Proposal Wallet Address: 0x254Ba7254366CA7afE007897358Ee0b45CA933E2
Break-down of the Amount Requested: 7400$ USD
- Overhead from previous Epoch: 700$
Regardless of market action, we have completed all the intended deliverables including the prize money reserve without any bottleneck to the participants & upcoming winners. The incurred cost of overheads is necessary for us to retroactively cover the admin expense towards the end of our Hackathon efforts.
- Community ecosystem fund: 2000$
This would be a first of it’s kind ecosystem fund that would be governed by accountable people from the Indian Ocean & Ocean DAO ecosystem. The ecosystem fund will be largely targeted towards Builders & also encouraging initiatives that help scale Ocean. We also encourage people to reach out to us for further support/ grant request help. A detailed update regarding the ecosystem fund logistics will be published on our Medium blog posts.
- Marketing and Outreach: 1500$
We intend to cover a lot of community calls and promotional activities as responsible ambassadors of Ocean Protocol. Further community calls similar to the previous epoch will be in continuance in light of more viability for virtual events. Our Gitbook summary has outlined our strategy so far that have been deployed with respect to our events and marketing strategy.
- Content outreach (rolling bounties) : 800$
We have had some amazing responses in getting quality blog posts written by our community members, guest writers, community call reviewers & bounties and quests that were part of the hackathon. We intend to increase more drive in this regard. The content based outreach would be slightly different from the Ambassador program based rewards. The content outreach would act as a flexible corpus so there is flexible distribution that is pertinent to the non-formal community call reviews (example: https://medium.com/@shachindra/wolfdaoxoceanprotocol-paving-the-way-for-community-driven-daos-baa45a68da27) and hackathon based beginner bounties ( example: https://indian-ocean.gitbook.io/indian-ocean-outreach-program/indian-ocean-hackathon/writers-bounty )
Example: The ambassador program has a specific set of structure and standard that needs to adhere to a set of native KPI that is fine-tuned to a certain quality and we will avoid overlaps of activities that are related to the activities of the Ambassador program. Likewise we would take part in complementary content activities to the existing activities within the Ocean DAO ecosystem.
- Admin expenses: 1600$
Admin expenses for applicable infrastructure costs and a suitable mechanism to retroactively reward the active contributors to the Indian Ocean DAO for the epoch.
- Reserve: 800$
Belief Capital: We also intend to use part of the running reserve to support a select few project teams who would need to hold reserve Ocean in their Eth wallets so that you don’t have to worry about the Ocean holding requirement as long as you can concentrate on high value project submissions for the Ocean DAO
3.3 & 3.8 Category sub-details:
Outreach publishing channels:
Community engagement: https://indian-ocean.gitbook.io/indian-ocean-community-tracker/
3.9 Project deliverables & Roadmap:
- Engaging with all the participants of the hackathon so that the Final hack doesn’t become a one-off event with distribution of bounties
- Forming strong values within the Indian Ocean DAO with accountability established in governing the ecosystem fund, that would be the first of it’s kind in our roadmap
- Interact with more stakeholders within the Ocean DAO and increase more networking with the Indian ecosystem of stakeholders.
- Support the ambassador program & leverage off each other without much friction
3.10 Additional information:
Hope you enjoyed exploring on our Hackathon efforts towards the end of January
To know more about the hackathon progress, keep in touch with our socials to find the Final Hackathon report & the relevant post-hackathon activities.
We would have regular bounties offered to our community and if you would like to support us & get work done in exchange for bounty efforts, we would be open to that.
Reach out to us at email@example.com and we would be glad to support external bounties to our community as a service DAO, and we would take no fee in exchange for the service. This approach would also be open towards the existing Ocean DAO projects & the Working groups within the OceanDAO as well.
If you have read this far, and you’d like to support our program. Do take part in our ongoing Hackathon as well :). We have a few challenges that are still open. We had some amazing entries for most of the tracks, albeit requests for extension of the deadline until Feb of 5th Midnight GMT.
Enjoy going through our challenges and win attractive USD$ bounties in Ocean, while participating in the Ocean DAO voting at the same time.