Hey NEAR Community,
My name is Kemal, I’m a crypto enthusiast from Berlin and I’ve been with NEAR for more than two years now. For those community members who see me for the first time, I was part of the “Concierge Team” initiative from 2021 to the end of 2022, where we were responsible for the international community channels (Telegram., Discord, Reddit) of the NEAR protocol. Which led me to also build the German community for NEAR.
Unfortunately, conflicts arose with the two co-founders of the already existing German community, which led to the decision to end the work with the co-founders and to found NEAR DACH. I can’t talk about the reasons publicly here, because I don’t want to put anyone to shame publicly. However, I have submitted the case including evidence to the Marketing DAO.
But why NEAR DACH? In the business world, DACH or D-A-CH describes the German-speaking area, which consists of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. And DACH is a combined abbreviation of the country letters of Germany (D), Austria (A), and Switzerland (CH) and thus the German-speaking area in Europe.
Goals & Objectives
The primary goal is first of all to build up a sustainable German-speaking community for the DACH area, where newbies and professionals come together and exchange ideas and knowledge.
NEAR DACH Socials
Banners and professional account PFPs.
Build up the Telegram community
Host AMAs in other German communities
Translate important NEAR articles to German
Create articles about NEAR in German
Host Twitter Spaces
Interviews with major German KOLs, such as this one.
Create the German version of the NEAR Community Guide (Which I Co-developed), which will become the go-to place for German-speaking people to start with NEAR.
Build a Regional Hub
The founding team consists of @Kemal, @FritzWorm
Kemal is a crypto enthusiast, founder, and community builder. He has already built several communities in different industries and knows very well what it takes to build a sustainable community.
Fritz is an engineer with a lot of experience in Web3 development and building on-chain communities. He was also part of the Concierge team last year. He lived in Germany for a while, so he also speaks German and can help answer questions from the community.
The goal is to expand the team to bring in more expertise and promote decentralization and I am also already in talks with some new potential members who would like to join the initiative and offer their services to build the DACH community. More details soon.
Measurements of Success
We plan to measure success by the end of the year using the following metrics.
Number of articles shared on Medium
Numbers of active Members on Telegram and Twitter
Support provided through community channels such as Telegram
Online/offline events created for the German NEAR community
Number of Wallets created
Number of Devs onboarded
Since the administrative work has so far been very low, no funding is requested with this proposal.
We also want to wait for the current situation regarding the “Regional Communities” and will submit the first proposal including funding in March.