The Alternate Future Summit (internship + hackathon)

Key Project Data

  • Name of project: Alternate Future Summit
  • Team Website (if applicable):
  • Proposal Wallet Address (*mandatory; must have minimum 500 OCEAN already in wallet to be eligible. This wallet is where you will receive the grant amount if selected): 0x48E13Ab513A0d26f921707ad4F38989e2C587f25
  • Current country of residence (*mandatory): Portugal
  • Contact Email (*mandatory):
  • The proposal in one sentence: Alternate Future Summit is an initiative that will include a hackathon to ‘Solve Global Challenges’ and ‘Define the Future’.
  • Which category best describes your project? Pick one or more. Outreach / community / spread awareness (grants don’t need to be technical in nature)
  • Funding Amount: Enter the amount of OCEAN your team is requesting (limit 27.200 OCEAN in Round 6): 24.590 (~EUR 15000)
  • Current Remaining Grant Treasury Balance (if previous recipient): not applicable
  • Have you previously received an OceanDAO Grant?: No

Project Overview

  • Description of the project: Alternate Future Summit is an initiative designed to encourage developers, start-ups, technologists, and corporate management to unite and develop solutions that’ll help large scale recovery and define future.
  • What problem is your project solving? We will have sponsors who will identify their own internal problems, for the groups participating in the hackathon can solve. We are focusing in three main areas:
  1. HR strategy, future of work and training development
  2. Learning continuity, innovation management and distance learning challenges and solutions
  3. Ecosystem development, change management and technology landscape
  • What is the final product (e.g. App, URL, Medium, etc)? URL
  • How does this project drive value to the Ocean ecosystem? This is best expressed as Expected ROI, details here.: We would love Ocean to be sponsoring this event, in order for participants (other sponsors, speakers, etc) to be able to get to know the ecosystem. We can give prizes as Ocean tokens to the winners of the challenges; you, as a sponsor, can give talks on blockchain and on your ecosystem particularly; and, in our sessions on analytics, we can explain how Ocean works. All these streams can be launched later on YouTube and Facebook, so it would give a lot of visibility to the Ocean ecosystem. Nevertheless, we expect to create at least 100 wallets addresses in Ocean for the participants.
    We would be happy to propose challenges from Ocean community to be developed in the space of blockchain with intern teams of 6-8 people each. The event can be announced in Ocean network for involving decentralized projects.
    Developer profiles can be shared post event for hirings.
    All certificates are being distributed in blockchain ledgers with Certtin (a South African blockchain company) which could have ocean branding for the challenges.

Project Deliverables - Category

IF: Outreach / community, then (one or more of):

Project Deliverables - Roadmap

  • Any prior work completed thus far? Yes; we ran this summit last year so we have some confidence in our event organization skills. This year, we are co-organizing the summit with another company, from South Africa, which will take the event to an international level.
  • What is the project roadmap? That is: what are key milestones, and the target date for each milestone. We expect to have a closed list of sponsors and partners within one month.
  • Please include the milestone: publish an article/tutorial explaining your project as part of the grant (eg medium, etc). You can find it on Medium:
  • Please include the team’s future plans and intentions.
    • Any maintenance? We intend to keep running this summit for the years to come! Since this year, the event will already be so wider that last years’, we think that we have a lot of space to grow.

Project Details

If the project includes community engagement:

  • Running the campaign on social media for how many weeks? Around two months.
  • Other? Keeping the recordings saved on our Youtube channel and Facebook channel, and write articles after the summit on the topics discussed.

Team members

Marta Matias

• Role: Partnerships Manager

• Relevant Credentials:

○ LinkedIn:

○ GetBoarded:

• Background:

○ Communication Sciences

Nataliia Rheskava

• Role: Co-Founder/CIO

• Relevant Credentials:

○ LinkedIn:

• Background:

○ PhD, Grygoriy Scovoroda University in Pereiaslav

○ Media Relations & International Medical Community (IMC) Lead

○ HundrED Ambassador

○ World Economic Forum Digital Member

Shivam Dhawan

• Role: Co-Founder/CTO

• Relevant Credentials:

○ LinkedIn:

• Background:

○ Founder @GetBoarded

○ Founder Chief Strategist @Arbunize

○ Web Analytics Manager @Metriplica

○ BI Team Lead @Annalect

○ Business Systems Analyst @MetLife

○ Web Analytics Application Developer & Consultant @CTS Argentina SRL

Maria Silva

• Role: Brand Marketing Manager

• Relevant Credentials:

○ LinkedIn:ão-silva-068119175/

• Background:

○ International Relations and Marketing

Ramji Gupta

• Role: Data Protection Officer

• Relevant Credentials:

○ LinkedIn:

• Background:

○ Experienced Full Stack Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry


Hello :wave:,

Thank you for taking the time to share your project with the OceanDAO! I am a big fan of educational and out reach programs like yours. I am happy to learn that you have previously executed a conference, which decreases the risk and increases the chances of success for this event.

Can you please share some information or statistics about the previous conference attendance and use that to inform an ROI calculation for this project to help voters compare projects based on estimates of benefit to the OceanDAO and $OCEAN holders?

For example, if you had 100 registered guests for the event and you expect that 10% will continue to use Ocean and each participant is expected to invest an average of 100 $OCEAN, that’s an average of 1000 $OCEAN locked into the ecosystem. You can divide this by the requested grant amount to get an estimate of your ROI. In this example, a grant request of 1000 $OCEAN results in an ROI of 1.

You may consider including a survey as part of your event to better understand the registrants and better model your ROI. Happy to chat more! And good luck!


Thank you for your interest in the Alternate Future Summit! To answer your questions, we draft the information below:

  1. New token holders: about 1000 trainee participants
  2. New datasets: 20 from the talks and Start-Up Showcases
  3. New partnerships: 3
  4. Honorariums to trainers and speakers will be provided additionally in Ocean tokens
  5. Prizes will be additionally distributed in Ocean Token
  6. Blockchain developers will be invited to build upon challenges that will bring more developers to Ocean protocol with innovative ideas to the ecosystem and more community participation in OCEAD DAO Grants

If you have any further questions or suggestions, feel free to reach out!

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Hi Marta, I’d love to have a chat about your project.

Could you please send me a DM on discord @RA | Ocean#8791.