The Devcon VI Handbook | Ethereum Basis Weblog

Welcome to Devcon!

That is your Devcon VI Handbook, and it contains every little thing it’s worthwhile to learn about Devcon, the environment and extra. Learn intently as we cowl issues to concentrate on earlier than departure, throughout transit to the venue from Bogotá’s worldwide airport El Dorado, and data associated to pre-registration dates, neighborhood efforts at Devcon VI, facet/after occasions, and extra!

Bookmark this tab in the event you’re heading to Devcon, and we are able to’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 adverse take a look at result’s wanted for entry.

Please inform your self right here, or use your property nation’s embassy web page as necessities may change. Additionally, bear in mind that your airline or transit firm may need further necessities.

Coming into the nation 🇨🇴

Return flight

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

Professional tip: Some journey websites like Priceline make it simple 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 have to fill out the ‘Examine-Mig’ type, accessible on the Migración Colombia web site. You’ll obtain a affirmation e mail to current upon arrival in Colombia.

Security 👷‍♀️

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

  • Look the place you’re going, being conscious of the world round you reasonably than getting misplaced in your cellphone’s display screen.
  • Don’t put on flashy gadgets like costly watches, or these gold-plated {hardware} wallets and loudly branded crypto-swag
  • Don’t stroll round together with your cellphone out or together with your laptop computer when not needed
  • It’s an enormous metropolis, so go away these valuables (passport, extra money/playing cards) at your resort
  • Use Uber or DiDi, the place a 20-min experience prices round $3 USD. Keep away from hailing avenue taxis in favor of one thing with a status/ranking system, an match these plates to what you see within the app, as all the time.
  • Tip: possibly pay the additional greenback for a nicer “Uber Consolation” (really helpful when coming from the Airport)
  • Strive to not stroll dwelling alone at night time (Reminder: Trip Sharing is simple & 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 occasions between potential-stays and the convention heart

Web3 Journey reserving 🏨

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

To get your first web3 journey expertise, please learn their information or ask any query on the Windingtree

Electrical energy 🔌

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

Foreign money alternate 💶

The forex is the Colombian Peso (COP). You’ll be able to alternate money or withdraw from ATMs on the Airport.

You’ll be able to verify alternate charges right here.

Translation apps 📱

We advocate Spanish Dict, DeepL, or Google Translate.

II. Transit 🚙

Most attendees can be touchdown quickly, and we wish to just remember to’re in a position to simply navigate towards the Devcon venue.

The vast majority of people will arrive at Bogotá’s airport, El Dorado Worldwide Airport (BOG). From there, there are a couple of simple methods to succeed in the Agora Bogotá Conference Middle, the place Devcon will happen.

We advocate 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. When you order an Uber Consolation, it would decide you up on the second ground ‘Arrivals’ stage of the Airport, second lane, on the door you select.

There can be a Devcon logistics crew 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 are going to 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 (in the event 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 “Have to 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 have to be picked up at registration. Don’t lose your wristband — it is not going to get replaced.
  • Swag can 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 make sure that you have redeemed your tickets.

c. Web and SIM Playing cards 💻

We’ll 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: Ensure that to have some cellular information 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 could have upgraded Wi-Fi at Devcon this yr! Nevertheless as all the time, offering good Wi-Fi for 1000’s of individuals is hard. Please be respectful and observe the Wi-Fi pointers offered within the Code of Conduct.

Wi-Fi identify: DevconBogota

Wi-Fi password: runafullnode

IV. Venue and Experiences 🏢

a. Welcome to the Agora Bogotá Conference Middle 🙏

The Agora is a contemporary and totally geared up 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 out of doors the principle 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 ground.

Music Stage 🎸 & Chiva Lounge 🪩

Subsequent to the Chiva bus, the music stage – one other neighborhood initiative – is awaiting you. There can be a program with breaks daily 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 can be mushy jamming, sound therapeutic, and silent DJing. Within the night after 5PM you’ll be able to anticipate some foremost acts with native drinks and DJs to heat you up within the reasonably cool nights of Bogotá.

Artwork at Devcon 🎨

Rituals, shamanism, magic, and thriller spring to mind in Latin America’s id. Coding, hacking, and expertise at giant have turn out to be instruments for brand new generations to decode and recreate Latin America’s digital narrative.

“RITUALES – Latinamerica decoded” is an NFT exhibition at Devcon that exhibits the work of digital & digital Latin artists who implement blockchain to boost the affect of their artwork whereas taking a important imaginative and prescient of their context, additionally in search of progressive options to get better & re-scale our relationship with nature and the cosmos.

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

Hacker Basement 🕵️‍♀️

The hacker basement can be your high-focus zone away from the busy convention happenings.
It units the precise circumstances for a person to check new dapps on their laptop computer, to study, or to hack on new concepts in a bunch.

All the pieces a hacker wants can be taken care of: cozy seating, electrical energy, web, and, after all, cyberpunk lighting and low-fi beats to get you in the precise temper to construct!

E book a gathering room 👥

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

“Devcon After Darkish” 🌝

For the primary time in Devcon historical past, we’re retaining 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, recreation nights, a Blissful Hour every day from 6-8 PM & extra!

Talk about and recommend neighborhood actions on the Froum.

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

Group Hubs ✨

This yr, we wish to foster collaboration, networking, alternate, creativity, creation, experimentation and leisure by varied areas devoted particularly to that.

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

There can be six completely different hubs, all specializing in essential and related matters with their very own curated program, thrilling issues to study and to expertise. You could find the Group Hubs space on Ground 1!

Meet this yr’s Group Hubs:

  • Crypto Economics & Governance Hub
  • Design Group Hub
  • ReGen Hub
  • Momentary Nameless Zone
  • Ladies Leaders in Web3
  • Zero Data Group

Treasure Hunt 🏆

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

To play, you have to discover clue #0 within the devcon venue. Mild role-playing is inspired, curiosity and a focus to element is required, and a few crypto information is useful.

Superior and/or aggressive gamers should keep forward of the time curve to be able to win. A whole bunch 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:

Carbon Offsetting for Devcon VI 🌳

The neighborhood initiative, “Local weather Pleasant Devcon VI Dapp” allows you to compensate to your carbon dioxide emissions created by attending Devcon.

Upon getting 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.

It’s possible you’ll instantly mint a particular POAP for taking part within the Devcon neighborhood offset.

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

You’ll be able to offset your flight and get the POAP right here!

This work has resulted from over 2 years of neighborhood dialogue and implementation of DIP-17 which was primarily based 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 avenue artwork worldwide.

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

Ticket attestations / Minting distinctive NFT 🎟

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

Utilizing this attestation, third events can supply unique “permissionless perks” to Devcon attendees with out your pockets handle being made public. It’s also possible to 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!

Influence Cubicles 🌤

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

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

You’ll find the Influence Cubicles within the foyer on the third ground.

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 improvement). EF can be taking part on this effort too!

Our crew 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 🥗

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

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

V. Program & Agenda 📆

a. Devcon Internet Replace & Passport App Launch

For Devcon Bogota Occasion days 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 Make sure to set up the PWA in your cellphone and create an account to ensure you have the hottest info and a customized agenda which you could share with your folks and colleagues.

The passport may be signed in through e mail or you’ll be able to merely Sign up together with your web3 pockets. Add your favourite audio system to your record to see all of the periods they’re doing simply or just filter primarily based in your wants, and pursuits. Discover all the data associated to the venue map, the place to search out particular rooms and activations and far more.

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

Web3 Devcon Agenda
Right here you’ll find a web3 model of the Devcon Agenda hosted on the Swarm community, a decentralized information storage and distribution expertise.

Web3 video internet hosting

The Devcon video archive can 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?

When you 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 crew has put collectively a Metropolis Information on quite a lot of the must-know particulars for getting round bogota. Test it out right here

The information covers every little thing from methods to get round, to security, areas that you’re going to wish to see and/or keep round. See an included FAQ on vaccinations, meals, language and extra!

Devcon Facet Occasions 👯

You’ll be able to anticipate many neighborhood occasions, meetups, and social gatherings to be taking place round Devcon. A giant because of the superb neighborhood for placing a lot devoted work into organizing facet occasions! Try the Colombia Blockchain Week schedule for a schedule!

Co-Work Area After Devcon 💻

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

The venue can 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 quick flight away lies Medellin, Bogotá’s hotter and extra touristic neighbor. A fantastic excuse to increase your journey or journey is to unite with the Ethereum Medellin neighborhood for every week of open co-working, night occasions, and varied conferences.
ETHMedellin 🇨🇴 — Oct 18-22
Only one week after ETHMedellin and an affordable one-hour flight, ETHPanama can be going down in tropical Panama Metropolis. Be a part of for some continued studying, publicity to the Panamanian Ethereum neighborhood, and there simply is likely to be a bunch 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 normal line): Tel: 123
Metropolitan Police: Tel: 112

We could have medical employees on the venue on-site in case of emergencies.
It’s also possible to contact [email protected].

Code of Conduct 👔

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

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

Keep updated with the most recent information! 🗞

Comply with Deva on Twitter:

Be a part of our official Telegram neighborhood for questions and facet 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 crew 🦄

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