Small Grants - Nouns Fair @ ETH MX

Context

We are NounsDAO Amigos (https://twitter.com/NounsDAOAmigos). We are building a nounish community for Spanish speakers thanks to Nouns and Prop House that approved proposal 166 (https://prop.house/proposal/166) on round 4 to make this possible.

So far, this is what we’ve accomplished in one month and a half of existence.

  • +200 followers on Twitter.
  • 5 Twitter Spaces accounting for 5.5 hours and 434 total listeners
  • NounsDAO Amigos stickers distributed at NFT NYC 2022
  • Spanish channel on Nouns Discord server
  • Nouns website translation (WIP)
  • Posters raid Mexico City’s streets (WIP)

Who we are?

My work is focused on product design. I’ve worked with startups and fintech for the past eight years and worked for a unicorn Mexican crypto exchange for two years and a half. Alejandra has been a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for five years and has worked for NGOs and innovation firms.

About Nouns Fair

What?

An IRL experience to spread Nouns amidst ETH Global’s Hackathon in Mexico City (ETH Mexico). ETH Mexico will host around ~1,000 builders for three days. We attended ETH New York last June and witnessed the importance of having a space for fun and relaxing activities to cope with stress and hard work. Originally we applied to the Nouns Combinator with this project + increase our Twitter/Discord activities. We are narrowing down the proposal to the Nouns Fair with a few enhancements.

Original prop: https://prop.house/proposal/630

Where?

ETH Mexico at Proyecto Público Prim (https://www.proyectopublicoprim.com/) - https://goo.gl/maps/BAhwLoUv5SJkrS7U7

When?

August 19 - 21, 2022 (https://mexico.ethglobal.com/)

Who?

The NounsDAO Amigos team will execute this activation with a couple more people.

Goals

  • Grow our community
  • Onboard potential contributors
  • Put Nouns in the eyes of ~1,000 builders

Details

The Nouns Fair will be a cultural experience focused on builders where they will be able to engage with others and get to know the Nouns project. The activation will include a welcoming set and a chill room. The welcoming set will consist of a photo opportunity, piñatas, and merchandise at the entrance at the time of registration. The chill room will consist of the aforementioned plus games for the rest of the hackathon. At the same time, we’ll convey to attendees what Nouns is, what they can do, and how they can participate. We’ll document the event and produce audiovisual content (example of content: Entrando al Espacio Cripto After Movie.mp4 - Google Drive).

Photo opportunity
We want to create a photo set where people can feel nounish and share it on the internet. A fully Nouns-branded photo station where attendees take selfies, and full body photos will serve as a welcoming station. We are inspired by the Cool Cats’ Cooltopia event at NFT NYC. We will work with a designer to build a high-quality set.


Cool Cats’ Cooltopia at NFT NYC

Games
Three different games will be available at the place: marbles, foosball, and pin the tail on the donkey. We will brand these games with Nouns and noggles. We believe these games have a nounish feeling and will serve as an engagement factor. We will replicate the marbles, pin the tail games, and rent the foosball. After registration, these games will be placed at the event entrance and relocated to the chill room.


Traditional marbles fair game

Piñatas
Smashing piñatas is a tradition in Mexico. We will make two piñatas. We won’t smash them but will make custom nounish piñatas present in the whole set. Attendees can take selfies and full body photos posing with them.


Custom piñatas

Merchandise
We’ll make pins, stickers, and T-shirts. We will make 500 stickers, 100 pins, and 100 T-shirts. We’ll distribute them as a reward for spending time and engaging with the activation by playing games and taking photos.


NounsDAO Amigos stickers

Costs

Description Cost in USD* Cost in ETH**
Photo set 4,000 3.63
Marbles game 300 0.27
Foosball game 500 0.45
Pin the tail game 250 0.22
Piñatas (2) 200 0.18
Stickers (500) 650 0.59
Pins (100) 350 0.31
T-shirts (100) 975 0.88
Assistants for the event (2) 600 0.54
Salaries (2) 3,000 2.72
Operations, transportation 500 0.45
Approximate total 11,325 10.29

*Costs are based on local vendors at current prices in MXN converted to USD.
**We are considering an ETH avg. price of 1,100 USD due to possible fluctuations.

Execution
NounsDAO Amigos will be in charge of operations, concept, and graphic design, and will collaborate with specialists to make this possible.

We believe this is a great opportunity to make a nounish experience IRL that could be replicated in other countries. We are excited to make this happen to grow our community and give Nouns exposure to more potential builders.

awesome, thanks mono. SG will fund this - very excited to see the results. please share updates and any content here / on discord!

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Thank you so much for funding our proposal. We are so excited! We’ll keep you posted