At the moment, we (the Devcon organizing crew) are excited to make public a brand new solution to become involved in subsequent yr’s occasion, and one that ought to make Devcon an expertise that higher represents Ethereum as a complete.
Devcon Enchancment Proposals (DIPs) are a brand new device to contain collaborative group enter from throughout the ecosystem. They’re geared toward bettering the Devcon expertise by formalizing a course of to get your concepts heard and built-in into the occasion.
In earlier posts, we’ve touched on doing extra to symbolize the whole Ethereum ecosystem at Devcon. Nevertheless, doing so at anyone occasion has turn into an increasing number of difficult through the years. In some ways, it is a welcome drawback to have, for the reason that problem is because of the expansion in each measurement and variety amongst builders, presenters, attendees, organizations and everybody else that’s collaborating.
Whereas there was a time when everybody concerned might need simply match right into a classroom, we’ve lengthy since handed a degree the place demand exceeded provide in additional methods than one (e.g. the quantity of tickets, discuss slots, or dogfooded purposes).
So whereas we took first steps in fixing for particular areas of previous problem in our launch post earlier this year, we’ve additionally tried to be proactive when occupied with methods to issue for issues that nobody crew would possibly suppose to incorporate on their very own. And that’s led us right here.
How do DIPs work?
As a primary step, we advocate posting your thought within the Devcon Discussion board to obtain suggestions from a wider group. As soon as issues really feel a bit extra outlined, you’ll be able to submit a proper proposal. From the time of a submission, you’ll be capable to obtain suggestions from our crew and others to assist refine concepts, to debate how they could match into this system, and extra.
The method is impressed by the PEP, BIP and EIP processes, and whereas this new experiment is a little more centralized (in that the approval of proposals finally lies with the Devcon crew), we’re excited to have a brand new solution to department out and hope to seek out consensus on a complete bunch of newly proposed concepts. The objectives of DIPs are for everybody to really feel heard, to have a extra open dialogue, and (most significantly) to enhance the occasion by listening to and studying from the innovators round us.
What would possibly DIPs seem like?
If this course of sounds reasonably summary to you thus far and also you’re questioning what DIPs would possibly truly seem like, you’re in luck! DIPs are simply being made public at this time, however the Devcon crew has been working with just a few groups to trial-run the primary proposals in latest weeks.
A few of our first proposals embrace attempting to make Devcon carbon neutral, enabling hotel and flight bookings through a FOSS decentralized travel marketplace, making ready a permissionless treasure hunt, and offering attendees with a smart wallet card through the convention.
We all know that the Ethereum ecosystem has merely grown too giant for our crew alone to pay attention to each nice thought on the market. With the help of DIPs, mixed along with your superior continued involvement, we are able to make Devcon extra consultant of our group than ever earlier than.
For extra info, everyone seems to be welcome to take a look at DIP-0, to try the DIPs already submitted, and to affix the forum to take part in new and ongoing discussions. We will’t wait to listen to from you!