Hi Giveth family,
I’m Manu, one of the Founders of DoinGud and I’m helping out with the whole organization of ETHBarcelona. For those that don’t know me, I’ve been in the space for some years and have contributed to multiple DAOs, created FightPandemics.com with volunteers from all over the world and have also contributed to the very beginning of the TEC. While building FightPandemics I thought that we could create a platform where media could have the potential of giving back and that’s how the idea of DoinGud came out. During the lockdown, we started building DoinGud with founders in different parts of the world, and tried to meet as much as we were allowed between Barcelona/Madrid and in one of my conversations with @Griff, he opened up the Giveth house for us. It’s fair to say that DoinGud had its origins at the Giveth House which I also consider my home and we at DoinGud will never forget that. I will make sure that we pay it forward to this beautiful community that I’m also a member of.
Coming back to ETHBarcelona, we are a core team of 15 people (Engineers, designers, curators, communicators) that have come together to make this event focus on web3 and the culture that we (Giveth, Commons Stack, Gitcoin, Toucan, DoinGud and others) envision. We want at this event that web3 is not only about ponzi defi but that it also has a culture of giving, regeneration, public goods, value creation and that’s why we have made it super SolarPunk.
We have rented the CCIB which is a super beautiful venue for holding this event, also we have hired one of the top event producers in the city which is Giant Cookie, they have produced a lot events for big brands like Unesco, Futbol Club Barcelona, Microsoft, Twitter and others.
I know that the prices aren’t cheap and more for all of us who are working in the giving economy space. Sadly, Barcelona is a super expensive city. However, I really believe that if we all come together and we show to the region and to the community what we are all about, we can make a huge impact in the years to come. Let’s please work together to make sure that we can make the best out of this conference.
Let’s invite as much media, builders, students, and even those that don’t like crypto (regulators) to come and see that we are here to create a better future for all of us and that they are also included in our vision.
I really believe that we need to rally together and make sure that our sector is a sector that people want to join and be a part of it because we believe in abundance.
The idea of ETHBarcelona has been to really give back to our communities. For example all the sales of the NFTtickets on DoinGud are collecting 5% to a pool that we can collectively decide where we donate and I believe we can do this together with the Giveth family.
Again thank you Giveth community for being such an inspiration and for opening me your doors always.