The Catalyst members struggle to take full advantage of the Insight Sharing stage to improve their awareness about challenges.
Host challenge-specific workshops with domain experts and in collaboration with Challenge Team during the Insight Sharing stage.
This is the total amount allocated to Insight Sharing Workshops - TCS
The Catalyst School: what is it all about?
The Catalyst School is a place created to enhance the impact of Catalyst as a whole by improving the contribution of all its different players and roles. We onboard new members and help improve their skills along the way, in any way they decide to engage with Catalyst: as a Proposer, a Community Advisor, a Veteran Community Advisor or without any specific role within the process. In order for Catalyst to flourish and reach its full potential, all these roles need to give their best contribution within the process.
Ins Fund 6, 7 and 8, we focused on 4 types of workshops (Introduction to Catalyst, Proposing in Catalyst, How to be a Community Advisor, How to be a Veteran Community Advisor) and in Fund8 we expanded our work including a new type of workshop for the "Insight Sharing" stage to take full advantage of it and help Catalyst members to have a deeper knowledge about the specific challenges. We hosted 4 of them during Fund 8.
These workshops will be challenge-specific and they will include the participation - as presenters - of domain experts and challenge team members.
They main goal is to encourage the development of domain-specific skills related to the challenges for all the various roles in Catalyst:
In Fund 7 we hosted a pilot of this new type of workshop for the Dapps/Mini-Dapps & Integration challenge in collaboration with Gimbalabs, and in Fund 8 we had 5 other workshops: Gamers On-Chained, Cross-Chain Collaboration, Accelerate Decentralized Identity, Improve and Grow Auditability. All of them can be check in our YouTube Channel. As an example, this was the Gamers On-Chained Insight Sharing Workshop:https://www.youtube.com/embed/1bkD99YaKVw
We had previously submitted this proposal under the 'Community Events' Challenge, which is not available this time. This proposal doesn't really fit any other challenge, so we are submitting it again, but this time in the Misc Challenge.
The main challenge of this proposal is finding hosts in time, since the Fund9 challenges will only be known after Fund8 results are tallied, and the insight sharing phase for Fund9 is only a couple weeks after that. We were able to do this in time during Fund8, but we will plan more in advance for Fund9.
Deliverables and roadmap:
Week 1 - Fund 8 Insight Sharing Phase:
For each workshop:
Avg. hourly rate: 50$
Total per workshop: 13.5 hours x 50$ = 675$
Total budget: 6 workshops x 675$ = 4050$
The recordings of all workshops are going to be available in our YouTube channel, as well as the slides used in the presentation.
Being able to find hosts and have a large audience at each workshop!
We aim at 20 participants in each workshop at least, and at least 100 views per workshop in our YouTube channel.
This proposal is a direct continuation of a similar proposal form Fund 8: https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/384064
Also, it's related to the following funded proposals:
We are inderectly related to many of the SDGs, since we are support multiple projects that will handle many of them. But are especially aligned with SDG 4: 'Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all'.
Veteran advisors and proposal mentors, education professionals, very active Catalyst community members since early Funds, already Catalyst School funded team, Catalyst Circle ex-members and more.