Harmony Nigeria DAO (Harmony NaijaDAO) Proposal

the $10k translation grant has been funded: Harmony Blockchain Explorer

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Thank you for this quote.

REPORT ON FIRST MEETUP BY HARMONY NAIJA (NIGERIA) DAO
Gm frens of the Harmony Naija DAO.

First off, we are really excited about the progress we have made since inception, and how far we have come. There is still more to be done, and this little milestone achievements only show us that our dreams, as bold and audacious as they are, are valid and very possible.

On Saturday the 19th of February, 2022, the Harmony Naija DAO held its first ever physical meetup in Benin City, Nigeria. I think it is also Harmony’s first fully organised event in the country, the first of many to come. The program was an eye-opener, and as a DAO we discovered that many Nigerians are really interested and passionate about the Blockchain Space. We onboarded all attendees to our Telegram community to keep the conversation going, and several of them have started exploring ways to break into web3.0 and provide value to the ecosystem. This is why we keep working.

Summary of The Event
The event took place at the Edo Innovation Hub, Benin City. It began at about 11 am (WAT) and ran till evening. We had two speakers who lectured at the event. The first speaker, Mr Tunmise Olaoluwa spoke on “Getting Started With Blockchain: Basic Concepts of Blockchain Technology.” The second speaker and blockchain developer, Mr Constance Etiosa, spoke on, “The Blockchain Developer Roadmap: Beginner Guide To Building Solutions on Web3.0.”

We also had DaVinci DAO give a lecture on NFTs and how our creatives can explore this space. Four of our Governors also had sessions with the attendees, along with Q&A sessions and giveaways. The NFT giveaway was sponsored by the DaVinci DAO and for this Naija DAO is grateful. We also had ONE giveaway sponsored by the DAO.

It was educative, fun, and informative. Here are some highlights from the event so you can catch up: Pictures and Event Highlights

Here is a link to the document showing the winners of the NFTs and ONE rewards during the meetup.
NFT and ONE winners

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Update on Achieved milestones:

Greetings @frwrdslosh @lij @dpagan-harmony

  1. The Harmony Nigeria (Naija) DAO is happy to announce that we have achieved over 1,000 community membership on telegram.

  2. Over the last 5 weeks, we have been working tirelessly on our own notion website since what Harmony has doesn’t have our indigenous languages of Igbo, Yoruba, and Hausa. You can view this here and our translations across the major ethnic languages in Nigeria: www.naijadao.one



More of these updates are still ongoing and is projected to be completed by the end of the month of March.

  1. Harmony Nigeria DAO is hosting their second meetup in Lagos on the first week of April.

  2. Harmony Nigeria DAO is hosting a virtual Hackthon by the second week of April in collaboration with local web2 and web3 SMEs.


We humbly solicit:

  1. That we be granted the $10k 1000 Telegram membership deliverable metric as we have met this and continue to exceed expectations in this regard.

  2. That we be granted the $10k for hosting two meetups of 50 persons each. We have hosted the first meetup successfully, and we really need funds to successfully host the second one. Our first meetup was highly economized that we couldn’t afford to share good refreshments to participants. Moreso, things are getting so costly in Nigeria at the moment together with high inflation rate and no available gas supplies. this fund will really go into an efficient and smooth successful meetup.

  3. We crave your indulgence to support us on our upcoming hackathon by granting us two judges from the core team or sub teams to help us pick winners of the hackathon. We are expecting more than 100 developers to attend.

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement in the past and in hope for more to come.

We now wait in anticipation to hearing favorably from you at your earliest convenience.

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Awesome one!!! :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:

This is amazing progress from the Harmony Naija Team. I was part of the meetup they held in Benin City and it was amazing. Also, the telegram group is very engaging and educative. I am happy to be part of this wonderful community.

Amazing! You guys are really doing well. I excitedly anticipate your upcoming Meetup in Lagos.

Being a member of your Telegram community is a big positive for me on my journey in Crypto.

Thank you #HarmonyNaijaDAO keep doing more!

please submit invoices for the Twitter/Telegram milestone and the Meetups milestone!

:blue_heart:

Your request on providing two judges from Harmony is noted :smile:

Congrats on the DAO’s successes so far, my friend!

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Thank you so much my friend, Slosh!

You’ve been part of the common thread burning in this our labor of love and harmony.

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We have received 1 invoice with a google drive link attachment. We do not have access to that attachment, so I can’t confirm which milestone to fund.

Please allow all access to public docs, and share all relevant information when filling out the google form.

Let me know if you have any questions! :slight_smile:

@Symphony.One

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funded for translation: 0xb1b7673dba65eef73a9f4c5ca299b70e0cb14922231600cbbadf03600138d5cc

and 1k twitter followers: 0x0c1360cdc7d7531c76729e0ac7583aecf065476ff792c6f367b22344069e7999

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Hiii, some awesome work going on here!

Just a quick question in terms of community growth.

How would you expect to measure community growth in
i) membership growth
ii) engagement stats

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Update on Achieved milestones:

Greetings @frwrdslosh @lij @dpagan-harmony @giv

The Harmony Nigeria DAO is elated to announce that we have finally met the remaining two deliverables as required in our funding mandate.

Here below are the details (timelines, activities and evidence):

  1. The Hackathon planning stages and Ad

  2. The roadmap

  3. The discussions, twitter spaces, and activities to market the hackathon, partner with local developers and organizations. (inclusive of dates)





  4. Partnership and publication on blogs and online media in Nigeira:
    HarmonyNaijaDao Hackathon: Officially our first publication as a community

  5. The Judges

  6. The Teams (first 100, 24 hours before deadline)

  7. Registration Summary from the Harmony Naija Dao Virtual Hackathon - Google Sheets

This link shows the summary of the registration
This link also shows the name, email and the role of each registered participant

We have 140 Participant (105 Were Actual Developers)

  1. (6)Judges, 24 Teams, 121 approved participants
  1. Hackathon kickoff event on our discord channel:
  1. 13 teams made it in record time.
  1. Post Hackathon session

  2. Harmony Naija Dao Virtual Hackathon Submission - Google Sheets

This link shows the submission of all 12 Teams that made it to the end of the hackathon

  1. Our Award event
    https://twitter.com/HarmonyNaijaDAO/status/1518138283049594882?t=fQPtDG9z20RQ0XuXmDnEQA&s=19

  2. Judges Summary and Team Position: Harmony Naija Dao Virtual Hackathon Judging Summary - Google Sheets

  3. The Winners:

UPDATE ON 5 LOCAL GRANTEES:

As I write this, the proposal of the 5 winners from our Hackathon are been worked on and will be published within the next 48 hours.

Links to their publication on talk will be added here:

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This was a thrilling event for me. Harmony NaijaDAO :harmony: :blue_heart: :rocket: :rocket: :rocket:

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Hello, @Symphony.One and the Harmony Nigeria DAO

I noticed there are still a couple of outstanding milestones and I wanted to update y’all regarding grants. Grants from Harmony are currently paused. Please visit our Q3 and Q4 Execution Plan for more information.

I understand that financial incentive is a powerful motivator. During this Harmony Grants funding pause perhaps the DAO could use other conventional methods for growing a treasury. As always, any questions please post them here.

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Hi dearest @frwrdslosh,

Thank you for your reply. It took me some days to reply because I couldn’t wrap my head around what is going to happen to our set of governors if we don’t pay the Hackathon winners.

Remember Slosh, this Hackathon happened before Harmony decided to stop funding. We were working so hard to meet the metrics and deliverables you (Harmony) gave to us. Even distinguished @giv and @GeorgeofEmmaInterest were part of our Hackathon judges. We were following your own guideline. It is only fair that a promise made should be a promise kept. Because it honestly will look bad that Harmony refused to pay out rewards to candidates in a competition they judged and announced winners themselves.

Over the last 8 weeks, we have been assuaging our Hackathon winners that Harmony is a trustworthy blockchain and her leaders can be trusted on their promise. We battled so much disinformation and cacophony from quarters who already believed we were fraudsters and defrauding the community.

This would get worse for us, online and offline. This is Nigeria. And right now, should sentiments be that we had the funds and squandered them instead of paying the winners, I’m afraid to say, none of our governors are safe.

I once again dearest Slosh, I plead that our Hackathon deliverable which we met before the new guidelines came into effect be released to us to pay our winners. Our governors continued ability to sustainably & consistently have air go through our lungs depends on it.

Thank you so much for your continued understanding, support & most especially unwavering considerations.

With gratitude,
Cheta @Symphony.One

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what did i just read??? what would get worse for which governors? the same governors that won the hackathon or am i missing something here. Nigerians are not anything like you described here so please don’t make it look like they’d send thugs to your house if you don’t pay the winners. That’s degrading to us as a people and i cannot believe you would use such a flimsy bait to try and get money from Harmony. Do better.

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This shows that you are money hungry @Symphony.One. firstly, no sane person will pose harm to any governor just because the prize for the hackathon winners haven’t being paid out.
Secondly, the winners of the hackathons are governors of the DAO which you know, so i don’t think there will be any issue with the prize not paid out. can they harm themselves? like WTF!
To conclude, please stop all of these public display in a bid to fill your pockets from harmony. we know you are down bad on the market, but it shouldn’t make you seem desperate. The DAO activities have dried up so far and i don’t see any reasons to go against harmony no-funding order just to pay an obsolete DAO.

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What did I just read???
First of all, Nigerians are peaceful people, we don’t go around harming people. We know you are desperate but you shouldn’t paint us as bad and dangerous people.
Asides that governors don’t go around harming themselves

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What kind of comments are these and why are people attacking a man who did his job and was not paid the promised reward? There was a level playing field for everyone. Harmony openly stated the terms of cooperation and stipulated the amount of remuneration. The team of this DAO held a hackathon? If yes, then the team has fulfilled its obligations! Why attack the person who did their work and who was not paid for this work? If I’m wrong, tell me where my mistake is.

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