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The Devcon VI Guide | Ethereum Basis Weblog

Welcome to Devcon!

That is your Devcon VI Guide, and it consists of the whole lot you should find out about Devcon, the environment and extra. Learn carefully as we cowl issues to pay attention to earlier than departure, throughout transit to the venue from Bogotá’s worldwide airport El Dorado, and knowledge associated to pre-registration dates, group efforts at Devcon VI, aspect/after occasions, and extra!

Bookmark this tab should you’re heading to Devcon, and we will’t wait to see you all quickly.

I. Arriving in Bogotá 🛬

To kick issues off, let’s begin with the primary steps when arriving in Bogotá.

Covid necessities 😷

Vaccination or a destructive take a look at result’s wanted for entry.

Please inform your self right here, or use your house nation’s embassy web page as necessities would possibly change. Additionally, remember that your airline or transit firm may need extra necessities.

Coming into the nation 🇨🇴

Return flight

You’ll want to indicate a ticket on your returning flights to enter Colombia. They generally ask for it, and typically they don’t, however play it protected and ebook your journeys accordingly.

Professional tip: Some journey websites like Priceline make it straightforward to ebook a flight after which cancel inside 24 hours for a full refund, in case plans change.


Between 24 hours and 1 hour earlier than departure, you will need to fill out the ‘Verify-Mig’ type, accessible on the Migración Colombia web site. You’ll obtain a affirmation electronic mail to current upon arrival in Colombia.

Security 👷‍♀️

A neighborhood expression in Bogotá is: “No dar papaya” = “Do not give papaya (to thieves)”. It primarily means, don’t make your self an apparent goal: use widespread sense whereas in Bogotá. Meaning:

  • Look the place you’re going, being conscious of the world round you relatively than getting misplaced in your cellphone’s display.
  • Don’t put on flashy gadgets like costly watches, or these gold-plated {hardware} wallets and loudly branded crypto-swag
  • Don’t stroll round along with your cellphone out or along with your laptop computer when not vital
  • It’s an enormous metropolis, so depart these valuables (passport, extra money/playing cards) at your lodge
  • Use Uber or DiDi, the place a 20-min trip prices round $3 USD. Keep away from hailing road taxis in favor of one thing with a fame/score system, an match these plates to what you see within the app, as all the time.
  • Tip: perhaps pay the additional greenback for a nicer “Uber Consolation” (beneficial when coming from the Airport)
  • Strive to not stroll house alone at evening (Reminder: Trip Sharing is straightforward & low cost)

Climate ☀️

At an altitude of two,600m, the temperature in Bogotá hovers between 9° – 18° C (or 48° – 65° F) with out an excessive amount of wind. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t neglect your jackets and raincoats, as rain showers occur!

The place to remain in Bogotá? 🏠

We now have some suggestions on areas near the venue in our Bogotá Metropolis Information. Chapinero, Parkway / La Soledad, and La Candelaria are good areas, however all the time verify journey instances between potential-stays and the convention middle

Web3 Journey reserving 🏨

For those who haven’t booked your keep but, try one of many group initiatives round Devcon: Windingtree is a platform the place you’ll be able to ebook accommodations in Bogotá with stablecoins.

To get your first web3 journey expertise, please learn their information or ask any query on the Windingtree Discord:discord.gg/MTYEm2BfWS.

Electrical energy 🔌

In Colombia, shops and sockets are Kind A (two pins) and Kind B (three pins). Maintain an adapter with you, if wanted!

Forex change 💶

The foreign money is the Colombian Peso (COP). You may change money or withdraw from ATMs on the Airport.

You may verify change charges right here.

Translation apps 📱

We suggest Spanish Dict, DeepL, or Google Translate.

II. Transit 🚙

Most attendees will likely be touchdown quickly, and we wish to just be sure you’re in a position to simply navigate towards the Devcon venue.

Nearly all of people will arrive at Bogotá’s airport, El Dorado Worldwide Airport (BOG). From there, there are a number of straightforward methods to succeed in the Agora Bogotá Conference Middle, the place Devcon will happen.

We suggest utilizing Uber and ordering an “Uber Consolation” or cabify from the airport to the place the place you’ll keep. Ubers are low cost and the most secure type of transit. For those who order an Uber Consolation, it should choose you up on the second flooring ‘Arrivals’ degree of the Airport, second lane, on the door you select.

There will likely be a Devcon logistics workforce on the airport to assist information you starting on October eighth. It is possible for you to to acknowledge them by their clothes (which we’ll share extra quickly).

III. Devcon Registration 📝

a. Pre-Registration 🧾

Optionally, skip the road on Day-1 by registering beforehand, and obtain your wristband, SIM card (should you want one), and POAP earlier than issues even kick-off!!

Pre-registration dates and locations are:

Saturday, October eighth

— Hilton Bogotá Corferias: 12pm – 5pm

Sunday, October ninth

— Hilton Bogotá Corferias: 9am – 5pm

— Hyatt Place Bogotá: 9am – 5pm

Monday, October tenth

— Hilton Bogotá Corferias: 8am – 5pm

— Hyatt Place Bogotá: 8am – 5pm

— Schelling Level @ Gran Carpa Américas Corferias: 8:30am – 5pm

— ETHLatam @ Ágora Bogotá: 8am – 9pm

b. DOORS OPEN: On-site Registration 🥳

DOORS: October eleventh @ 8:00AM**

OPENING CEREMONY: October eleventh @ 9:30AM

PROGRAMMING: Every day at 10:00AM

DEVCON VENUE: Agora Bogotá Conference Middle

Registration “Must Know”

  • Earlier than you arrive, you MUST redeem your code for a ticket QR and obtain the PDF to your system or print it upfront.
  • Wristbands are required for entry and should be picked up at registration. Don’t lose your wristband — it is not going to get replaced.
  • Swag will likely be distributed contained in the venue throughout Devcon. Paid add-on Sweatshirts will also be picked up then.
  • For all on-chain public sale and raffle ticketeers, please be sure that you have redeemed your tickets.

c. Web and SIM Playing cards 💻

We are going to present free SIM playing cards for all attendees, first-come-first-serve! They are going to be legitimate for 15 days or 20 GB, whichever comes first.

You’ll obtain the sim playing cards at registration and pre-registration.

TIP: Make sure that to have some cell knowledge accessible for when arriving on the airport, to get an Uber to your lodging. Bogotá airport wifi is free for half-hour.

Wi-Fi Data 📶

We may have upgraded Wi-Fi at Devcon this yr! Nevertheless as all the time, offering good Wi-Fi for hundreds of individuals is difficult. Please be respectful and observe the Wi-Fi pointers supplied within the Code of Conduct.

Wi-Fi title: DevconBogota

Wi-Fi password: runafullnode

IV. Venue and Experiences 🏢

a. Welcome to the Agora Bogotá Conference Middle 🙏

The Agora is a contemporary and absolutely outfitted venue, only a few minutes from Bogotá’s El Dorado Worldwide Airport and from the historic Santa Fe and Candelaria neighborhoods.

We now have numerous distinctive actions and areas for everybody to sit up for each inside and outdoors the primary venue, together with a packed schedule on phases of all sizes, all kinds of meals choices, and different experiences.

Let’s begin with these experiences!


Snag your collectible ERC-721 token at registration to show your attendance at Devcon!

Colombian Chiva 🚌

All of the Ethereum communities in LATAM are united to share how Ethereum has been impacting communities round Latin America. The ETH LATAM and ETH Colombia communities will create a vibrant house with their Colombian “Chiva” bus. You could find the colourful truck parked within the Devcon venue, within the outdoors house on the first flooring.

Music Stage 🎸 & Chiva Lounge 🪩

Subsequent to the Chiva bus, the music stage – one other group initiative – is awaiting you. There will likely be a program with breaks day by day from 11AM to 9PM.

Discover this system, introductions to all artists, and extra particulars in regards to the Chiva Lounge right here.

Throughout the day there will likely be comfortable jamming, sound therapeutic, and silent DJing. Within the night after 5PM you’ll be able to anticipate some fundamental acts with native drinks and DJs to heat you up within the relatively cool nights of Bogotá.

Artwork at Devcon 🎨

Rituals, shamanism, magic, and thriller spring to mind in Latin America’s identification. Coding, hacking, and know-how at massive have turn out to be instruments for brand spanking new generations to decode and recreate Latin America’s digital narrative.

“RITUALES – Latinamerica decoded” is an NFT exhibition at Devcon that reveals the work of digital & digital Latin artists who implement blockchain to reinforce the influence of their artwork whereas taking a essential imaginative and prescient of their context, additionally searching for progressive options to recuperate & re-scale our relationship with nature and the cosmos.

We invite you to go to the _Hacker Basement_ to look at the work of 13 chosen artists in addition to dwell performances and interactive installations.

Hacker Basement 🕵️‍♀️

The hacker basement will likely be your high-focus zone away from the busy convention happenings.
It units the fitting circumstances for a person to check new dapps on their laptop computer, to be taught, or to hack on new concepts in a gaggle.

The whole lot a hacker wants will likely be taken care of: cozy seating, electrical energy, web, and, in fact, cyberpunk lighting and low-fi beats to get you in the fitting temper to construct!

Guide a gathering room 👥

Assembly rooms of assorted sizes will likely be accessible within the venue on convention days 2, 3, and 4. They’re positioned on the fifth flooring and will likely be reservable on a first-come-first-serve foundation firstly of every day.

“Devcon After Darkish” 🌝

For the primary time in Devcon historical past, we’re holding the venue open late. As a substitute of ushering all attendees out of the constructing at 5PM sharp, we’re leaving the venue open till 11PM to offer an area for continued collaboration, dwell music, sport nights, a Blissful Hour every day from 6-8 PM & extra!

Talk about and recommend group actions on the Froum.

You could find an outline of Devcon After Darkish actions right here. Keep in mind that this program continues to be a Work-in-Progress and extra gadgets will likely be added over time!

This yr, we wish to foster collaboration, networking, change, creativity, creation, experimentation and rest by way of numerous areas devoted particularly to that.

Neighborhood Hubs are a reserved house on the Devcon venue powered by the group for the group. By enabling a handful of communities to create, talk about and show content material of their selection, we pave the best way for a extra decentralized Devcon.

There will likely be six completely different hubs, all specializing in vital and related subjects with their very own curated program, thrilling issues to be taught and to expertise. You could find the Neighborhood Hubs space on Flooring 1!

Meet this yr’s Neighborhood Hubs:

  • Crypto Economics & Governance Hub
  • Design Neighborhood Hub
  • ReGen Hub
  • Short-term Nameless Zone
  • Girls Leaders in Web3
  • Zero Information Neighborhood

Treasure Hunt 🏆

“No Time to DAI” is a story-based treasure hunt problem distributed by way of Devcon (and past) in Bogota. Gamers can have interaction with a browser-based cell pockets dapp, which is able to hold monitor of all gamers’ progress on-chain.

To play, you will need to discover clue #0 within the devcon venue. Gentle role-playing is inspired, curiosity and a spotlight to element is required, and a few crypto data is useful.

Superior and/or aggressive gamers should keep forward of the time curve with a purpose to win. A whole lot of ETH is hidden all through the sport, proper there for the taking over Görl testnet! Görli ETH required to play.

Gamers can ask for assist/hints within the Discord: https://discord.gg/4PVZzNdsnW

Carbon Offsetting for Devcon VI 🌳

The group initiative, “Local weather Pleasant Devcon VI Dapp” lets you compensate on your carbon dioxide emissions created by attending Devcon.

Upon coming into a departure airport the dapp calculates your flight emissions and provides it to the estimated occasion emission per individual. All transactions happen fully on-chain.

Chances are you’ll instantly mint a particular POAP for taking part within the Devcon group offset.

After Devcon VI, the POAP additionally permits you to vote on which nature conservation undertaking to retire carbon credit from. May or not it’s the Indigneous Reservation of the Matavén Forest in Colombia…?

You may offset your flight and get the POAP right here!

This work has resulted from over 2 years of group dialogue and implementation of DIP-17 which was based mostly on DIP-1 and DIP-12.

For more information, see the FAQ right here.

Cryptomurals 🖼

CRYPTOMURALS goals to protect the cultural heritage of one of the best road artwork worldwide.

For the primary time, CM is internet hosting the “road artwork hunt” throughout Devcon Bogotá in partnership with DoinGud. They’re internet hosting graffiti excursions in downtown Bogotá through the 4 days of Devcon, the place individuals will have the ability to unlock the very first 3 cryptomurals that may create an NFT that will likely be air-dropped among the many ones who completed the three spots.
Folks can subscribe to the Graffiti tour & be part of the mission to turn out to be a road artwork hunter by way of the CM web site.

Ticket attestations / Minting distinctive NFT 🎟

This yr, in collaboration with Good Token Labs, attendees can now permissionlessly attest that they had been a Devcon VI ticket-holder.

Utilizing this attestation, third events can provide unique “permissionless perks” to Devcon attendees with out your pockets deal with being made public. You may also mint a memento NFT!
For extra info go to the Devcon web site, try the FAQ in addition to different details about Bogotá and the Devcon programming!

Affect Cubicles 🌤

In previous years, cubicles have solely been accessible to groups with massive budgets which can be in a position to pay for sponsorship packages. This yr, we reserved cubicles for groups with excessive influence on the Ethereum ecosystem, no matter their budgets.

These groups embody consumer groups, many teams working to enhance Ethereum’s infrastructure, public items efforts, rollup initiatives, and chosen different high-impact initiatives.

You’ll find the Affect Cubicles within the foyer on the third flooring.

Public Good Supporters 🌻

We launched the Devcon Supporter Program in lieu of conventional sponsorships, and people groups who participated deserve particular thanks for his or her contributions to the ETHColombia Quadratic Funding Spherical @ Devcon, to Gitcoin, CLR.Fund’s open grants, and to the Protocol Guild (which supported core Ethereum analysis and growth). EF will likely be taking part on this effort too!

Our workforce owes a massive THANK YOU to these groups and DAOs that joined our first-ever Supporter Program this yr with out most advantages anticipated by sponsors. Their assist of the Ethereum ecosystem got here with out issues like reserved seating, most branding, speaker slots, named occasion areas and different conventional sponsor-like advantages.

Meals 🥗

Count on the meals to be a mixture of very native conventional Colombian meals, and worldwide meals.

We are going to attempt to all the time have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals, though sadly can’t accommodate all dietary restrictions.

V. Program & Agenda 📆

a. Devcon Internet Replace & Passport App Launch

For Devcon Bogota Occasion days http://devcon.org web site will get a whole re-lift so as to add info associated to all issues Devcon expertise. As well as the Devcon Passport PWA (Progressive Internet App) goes dwell at app.devcon.org. Be sure you set up the PWA in your cellphone and create an account to be sure to have the hottest info and a customized agenda which you could share with your mates and colleagues.

The passport will be signed in through electronic mail or you’ll be able to merely Register along with your web3 pockets. Add your favourite audio system to your checklist to see all of the classes they’re doing simply or just filter based mostly in your wants, and pursuits. Discover all the knowledge associated to the venue map, the place to search out particular rooms and activations and rather more.

b. Web3 video archive and occasion agenda by Swarm community and Etherna

Web3 Devcon Agenda
Right here yow will discover a web3 model of the Devcon Agenda hosted on the Swarm community, a decentralized knowledge storage and distribution know-how.

Web3 video internet hosting

The Devcon video archive will likely be accessible on Etherna, a web3 decentralized video platform utilizing the Swarm community as storage, along with the present video internet hosting choices.

c. Cannot discover a room?

For those who want a hand with discovering a room (or anything at Devcon), you’ll be able to all the time ask our volunteers (you’ll acknowledge them by their shirts).

d. Devcon Week

Don’t neglect that Devcon is greater than a 4-day convention, however a complete Devcon Week! That includes the ETH Bogotá hackathon, the DAOist, Schellingpoint and extra.

VI. Discover Bogotá 🌆

Excellent news! Our workforce has put collectively a Metropolis Information on plenty of the must-know particulars for getting round bogota. Test it out right here

The information covers the whole lot from methods to get round, to security, areas that you will wish to see and/or keep round. See an included FAQ on vaccinations, meals, language and extra!

Devcon Facet Occasions 👯

You may anticipate many group occasions, meetups, and social gatherings to be taking place round Devcon. An enormous because of the superb group for placing a lot devoted work into organizing aspect occasions! Try the Colombia Blockchain Week schedule for a schedule!

Co-Work House After Devcon 💻

In want of a spot to compensate for work after the frenzy of all 4 convention days?

The venue will likely be open for co-working on Saturday the fifteenth and Sunday the sixteenth October.

Entry is FREE for all who’ve a Devcon ticket, with snacks and house for collaboration accessible.

ETH Medellin & ETH Panama ♦️

A bus-ride or brief flight away lies Medellin, Bogotá’s hotter and extra touristic neighbor. A terrific excuse to increase your journey or journey is to unite with the Ethereum Medellin group for per week of open co-working, night occasions, and numerous conferences.
ETHMedellin 🇨🇴 — Oct 18-22
Only one week after ETHMedellin and an affordable one-hour flight, ETHPanama will likely be happening in tropical Panama Metropolis. Be a part of for some continued studying, publicity to the Panamanian Ethereum group, and there simply is perhaps a gaggle surf journey afterwards for the extra adventurous of the group!
ETHPanama 🇵🇦 — Oct 26-28

VII. Different issues to know

Security first! 🛟

Emergency numbers

Nationwide emergency quantity (24-hour basic line): Tel: 123
Metropolitan Police: Tel: 112

We may have medical employees on the venue on-site in case of emergencies.
You may also contact emergency@devcon.org.

Code of Conduct 👔

Please keep in mind to abide by the Code of Conduct, which is out there right here.

For any questions relating to the Code of Conduct, or to make a report/file a criticism, contact a employees member or a volunteer.

Keep updated with the most recent information! 🗞

Observe Deva on Twitter: https://twitter.com/efdevcon

Be a part of our official Telegram group for questions and aspect occasions.

That is it! Bear in mind to bookmark this web page for fast entry to all issues Devcon, and welcome to Bogotá!

EF Devcon workforce 🦄

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