Devcon Community Supporter

Bangkok
Ethereum Foundation – Devcon /
Contract /
Hybrid
The Ethereum Foundation (EF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Ethereum and related technologies. The EF is not a company, or even a traditional non-profit. We do not control Ethereum, nor are we the only organization that funds critical development of Ethereum-related technologies. We are part of a large ecosystem of organizations, individuals, and companies that support Ethereum. Our mission is to do what is best for Ethereum’s long-term success. Our role is to allocate resources to critical projects, to be a valued voice within the Ethereum ecosystem, and to advocate for Ethereum to the outside world.

Since 2014, EF has hosted Devcon, an annual 4-day conference which has become the oldest and most prominent event in the Ethereum community (and arguably the entire blockchain space). The event attracts developers, designers, researchers, creators, and others — many of whom are intrigued by cutting-edge technology, decentralization, privacy/security, free and open-source software, and the potential for Ethereum to change the world for the better. For a look at past Devcon editions and their speakers, see here: http://archive.devcon.org/. Devcon 7 (aka Devcon Southeast Asia) will take place this year in Bangkok between the dates of 12-15 November.


Community Supporter
We are looking for a person who is passionate about the positive impact Ethereum can bring and and support quality initiatives in Southeast Asia in advance of Devcon.

There will be several aspects to this role:

- Ethereum Ecosystem growth in SEA. We are currently running the Road to Devcon in the lead up to Devcon to support grassroots community efforts, educational meetups, and other educational initiatives in Southeast Asia. Part of your role will be to research existing initiatives, identify places / groups / leaders / contacts for new initiatives, and to help us determine the best way to support these efforts.

- Involving the SEA community in Devcon. We want the SEA community to be involved and represented at Devcon. This would look like having i) having speakers from SEA, ii) giving a physical space for local / regional communities to have representation and raise awareness of their efforts, iii) making the event accessible to these communities through ticket discounts and increased awareness, iv) encourage local communities to collaborate together, and v) increase the number of attendees from Southeast Asia. Your role will be to help us identify and connect with this communities that we want represented at Devcon.

- Assisting with ethSEA. At Devcon 6 in, there was ETHLatam Bogota the day before Devcon. The event was organized by regional leaders and community members, but was supported heavily by our team. A similar event took place at our team’s other big event Devconnect, called ETHGünü, which had similar support by our team. For Devcon 7 in SEA, we expect to support a similar ETH SEA event the day before Devcon. Exact details are TBD, but your support here where possible would be helpful.

- Helping our Global Community prepare for SEA. Devcon will attract people from all over the world. Your role will be helping our team make sure they are informed and prepared to make the most of their visit to the region for Devcon (and before/after if they decide to stay longer). We have lofty goals for Devcon's positive impact on the SEA region, and your task will be to help us achieve this impact in the region.

The successful applicant will be:

Motivated

    • Enthusiastic about Ethereum and the positive impact it can bring.
    • Passionate about building, strengthening, and collaborating with the Southeast Asian Ethereum community.
    • A long-term thinker, focused on having long term impact, and understanding that we are early in this movement.
    • Willing to assist the broader Devcon Team where needed on efforts outside of this direct role, which may, at times, include less glamorous logistical or on-the-ground production-related tasks.

Qualified

    • Have familiarity and involvement with the SEA Ethereum ecosystem and community.
    • Deep familiarity with Ethereum, its use cases, values it represents, and the impact we aim to have.
    • Self-directed. You can take on a task with little direction, expand upon it appropriately, and get it done.
    • Have experience with participating and/or organizing events or conferences, is a plus.
    • Fluent in English (writing and speaking). Bonus: ability to speak any other SEA language.
    • Based in South East Asia and flexible to travel around the region.

Available

    • Exact time commitment plan can be discussed, but we estimate this role will require around 20 hours per week starting in mid-April, increasing to full-time in August.
    • This will be a contractor-style role where you will be able to bill based on the number of hours you work, which may vary month-to-month.
    • Able to meet and respond to messages at varying hours of the day to accommodate a globally-located, remote team across time zones (largely based in the Americas and European time zones).
    • Have a valid passport and able to travel to Bangkok for Devcon in November 2024, and other community events around the world.
    • Optional: Available to travel to Asia during April 5-14
    • Optional: Available to travel to Europe during June 1-13

After 1 month in this position…

    • You have contacted and started a relationship with key leaders of various community in SEA.
    • You are familiar with the Road to Devcon and the current relationships we have built and are supporting in SEA.
    • You are familiar with Devcon, the team, and the plan for the event, and you have started to ideate on ways to involve the regional community in Devcon.
    • You have begun to think about what a ETH SEA event could look like on the Monday before Devcon and have begun strategizing a plan for creation.
    • You have adopted all project management and communication tools our team uses (Notion, Telegram, Discord, Google Docs, etc).
    • You have developed a solid relationship with the whole Devcon team, have an understanding of the various initiatives within the Devcon team, and are ready to help out wherever your help may be needed.

Notes:

    • Our team and this position are fully remote, with the exception of the event in Bangkok, Thailand November 7 - November 19, 2024.
    • Flexibility in scheduling is crucial, as there may be early morning or late evening meetings.
    • This role is temporary and does not pertain to future events. Your mission is strictly for Devcon 7 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Please use your cover letter as a chance to showcase your passion for fostering, enhancing, and connecting with the Southeast Asian Ethereum Community.