[CLOSED]Developer onboarding BOS Workshops + NEAR Social media promotion in Nigeria (SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER)

Hello, near community

NEAR is on a mission to onboard a billion users to the infinite possibilities of Web3 with the Blockchain Operating System (BOS). Leveraging its high-performance, carbon-neutral protocol, which is fast, secure, and scalable, NEAR provides a common layer for browsing and discovering the Open Web.

Executive Summary

We are excited to present a funding proposal for an event aimed at onboarding developers to build on the NEAR Protocol blockchain Operating System (BOS) in Lagos, Nigeria. This event will play a pivotal role in fostering a vibrant developer community while showcasing the capabilities and potential of NEAR Protocol.

Event Details

  • Event Name: Lets BOS PortHarcourt

  • Date: [30 September- October, 2023]

  • Venue: To be decided in partnership with BuildBorderless.

  • Expected Attendees: 2000 Attendees including developers, tech enthusiasts, and blockchain experts

This event is to be held in partnership with a tech Hub in Nigeria. A little about the Tech Hub.

Border/ess is the Tech Not-For-Profit in Nigeria aimed at raising 100 developers and tech-skilled young people annually.


About B<>rder/ess Web3 Tech Event

Every year we host an Annual Tech event in the 1st week of November to;

  1. Showcase major Web3 Blockchain companies
  2. Launch a New Developers’ hub
  3. Present projects that were developed during the developer’s program.
  4. Spread the knowledge of web3
  5. Host a Hackathon Ceremony.

Recap of B<>rder/ess 1.0 in 2022

In 2022, we had

  • Over 1,038 persons attend B<>rder/ess 1.0
  • From 11 States in Nigeria


You can see the highlights of the event HERE

You can see Pictures of the event HERE

The B<>rder/ess 2.0 Hackathon


Our primary objectives for this event are as follows:

  • Educate: Provide developers with in-depth knowledge of NEAR Protocol BOS, its features, and its benefits for building decentralized applications.
  • Collaborate: Create an environment for developers to network, collaborate, and exchange ideas, fostering a sense of community.
  • Empower: Equip attendees with the skills needed to start developing on BOS, contributing to the growth of the NEAR ecosystem.
  • Showcase: Demonstrate successful projects and applications built on BOS, inspiring attendees to explore its potential.

How does this benefit NEAR

The following are the outlines benefits of this proposal/Events

  • Grow about 40-50 widgets/components on BOS
  • Increase transactions on-chain by builders and users
  • Onboard 300 community community members through the use of keypom/neardrop.

Funding Request

We are seeking $9,750 to cover various event expenses, ensuring the high quality and success of the event. This includes venue rental, materials, speakers’ fees, catering, marketing efforts, and bounties for hackers.


  • Event space- - - - - - - $1000
  • Publicity(banners/merch)- - - - - $500
  • Speaker(s) fee - - - - - – - $600 ($200 for 3 persons)
  • Hackathone rewards for 20 builders $
  1. First price- - - - - - - $800

  2. Second price - - - - - - $600

  3. Third price - - - - - - $500

  4. Fourth price- - - - - - $400

  5. Fifth price- - - - - - - $250

  6. 6th to 10th- - - - - – - $150

  7. 10th to 20th- - - - - - $100

  • Logistics (Transportaion, snacks breaks, etc)
  1. Transportation- - - - - - $500

  2. Snacks - - - - - - - $300

  3. Sound, projector and other logistics materials $200

  4. Accommodation (6 persons for four days)- $1000

  • Stipend for volunteers, main hosts- - - $1600


Blockchain technology has ushered in a new era of decentralized applications, offering unprecedented opportunities for innovation and collaboration. NEAR Protocol, a leading blockchain platform, stands at the forefront of this revolution, providing developers with a robust ecosystem to build scalable and secure decentralized applications.

In the heart of Port Harcourt Nigeria, a bustling hub of technological innovation, we are poised to host a transformative event that aims to introduce developers to the world of NEAR Protocol. This event is not just an opportunity to explore blockchain technology but also a catalyst for the growth of a dynamic developer community in the region.

NEAR Protocol, with its unique sharding and consensus mechanisms, offers a platform for developers to build efficient and user-friendly decentralized applications. As blockchain technology matures, the demand for skilled developers who can harness its potential grows exponentially. Our event seeks to bridge this gap by providing developers with the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to thrive in the blockchain space.

Why Nigeria?

Nigeria has emerged as a vibrant technology space with a burgeoning developer community eager to embrace new technologies. By hosting this event in Nigeria (Lagos/Port Harcourt) we tap into the immense potential of local talent and provide a platform for developers to learn, collaborate, and innovate. This event will catalyze the formation of a NEAR Protocol-focused community, fostering relationships that extend beyond the event itself.

The Event’s Impact

This event is not just a one-time gathering; it’s a seed for the growth of a thriving ecosystem. By introducing developers to NEAR Protocol, we are not only providing them with the opportunity to build innovative applications but also empowering them to be part of a global movement that redefines the way we interact with technology.

In the following sections, we will delve into the specifics of the event, its objectives, budget requirements, and the benefits it offers to sponsors and participants alike.

Event Details

We are thrilled to provide a comprehensive overview of the NEAR Protocol Developer Onboarding Event, which is designed to equip developers with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the world of blockchain and decentralized applications.

Event Overview:

Agenda and Schedule

Our carefully crafted agenda is designed to provide participants with a holistic understanding of NEAR Protocol and its applications. The event will feature a mix of educational sessions, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and inspiring talks from industry experts. Participants will have the chance to interact with NEAR Protocol’s technical team and learn from real-world use cases.

Key Event Activities

  1. Introduction to NEAR Protocol/BOS

A comprehensive overview of NEAR Protocol, including its architecture, consensus mechanism, and key features.

  1. Technical Workshops

Interactive workshops covering topics such as smart contract development, decentralized identity, and building scalable applications on NEAR BOS.

  1. Hackathon and Coding Challenges

A hands-on coding experience where participants can apply their knowledge to solve real-world challenges and compete for prizes.

  1. Industry Insights

Talks and panel discussions featuring renowned speakers from the blockchain and tech sectors, sharing insights on the future of decentralized applications and blockchain technology.

5.Networking Opportunities

Structured networking sessions to facilitate meaningful connections among participants, speakers, and NEAR.

Expected Attendees

The event is open to developers of all skill levels, from beginners interested in exploring blockchain technology to experienced developers looking to expand their skill set. We anticipate 2000 attendees, ensuring a diverse and engaged audience.


Our proposed venue is a conducive space that provides ample room for workshops, presentations, networking, and collaborative activities. It is conveniently located, ensuring accessibility for all participants.

Participant Background

  • the event is designed to accommodate a range of 2000 participants:

  • Novice developers seeking to learn about blockchain and NEAR Protocol.

  • Intermediate developers eager to enhance their skills in decentralized application development.

  • Expert developers interested in exploring the unique opportunities offered by NEAR Protocol.

In the upcoming sections, we will delve into the specific objectives of the event and the budget required to ensure its success.


The NEAR Protocol Developer Onboarding Event has been strategically designed with the following objectives in mind, aiming to empower developers with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in the world of blockchain and decentralized applications.

  1. Educate: Our primary goal is to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of NEAR Protocol, its architecture, features, and potential applications. By offering in-depth technical sessions and workshops, we aim to equip developers with the knowledge needed to confidently build on the NEAR platform.

  2. Collaborate:

We recognize the importance of fostering a collaborative environment for developers to connect, share ideas, and form lasting relationships. Through networking sessions, collaborative coding challenges, and interactive discussions, we aim to cultivate a sense of community and encourage participants to work together on innovative projects.

  1. Empower:

The event is not just about theoretical learning; it’s about practical application. By offering hands-on workshops and hackathons, we empower attendees to turn their ideas into reality. We want developers to leave the event with the skills and confidence to start building decentralized applications on NEAR Protocol.

  1. Showcase:

We believe in the power of inspiration. By showcasing successful projects and applications built on NEAR Protocol, we aim to inspire attendees to explore the full potential of the platform. Through real-world examples, we hope to spark creativity and encourage attendees to embark on their own blockchain journeys.

  1. Build a Developer Community:

Beyond the event itself, our objective is to establish a vibrant and active developer community centered around NEAR Protocol Nigeria. By bringing together developers of all levels, we aim to create an ongoing platform for learning, collaboration, and innovation.

The collective achievement of these objectives will not only benefit the attendees but will also contribute to the growth of the NEAR Protocol ecosystem and the broader blockchain community in Lagos, Nigeria. In the upcoming sections, we will outline the budget requirements and funding request for this transformative event.

To ensure the successful execution of the NEAR Protocol Lagos Developer Onboarding Event, we have meticulously prepared a budget that covers all essential expenses. The transparency and allocation of funds have been carefully considered to guarantee the event’s quality and impact.

We recognize the importance of fiscal responsibility and efficient resource allocation. Rest assured, we are committed to optimizing each expenditure to ensure the event’s success without compromising quality.

Your support is crucial in making this event a resounding success. We are open to discussing further details and collaborating to ensure mutual benefits. In the upcoming sections, we will detail the benefits and return on investment that your generous contribution will yield.

Promotion and Outreach

Ensuring the success of the NEAR Protocol Onboarding Event requires a robust promotion and outreach strategy to attract a diverse and engaged audience. We have devised a multi-faceted plan to maximize visibility, engagement, and participation.

  1. Social Media Campaigns:

Harness the power of social media platforms to create buzz and generate interest. Our strategy includes regular posts, updates, and engaging content across platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.

  1. Collaborations and Partnerships:

We plan to partner with local tech communities, organizations, and universities to amplify our reach. By tapping into existing networks, we can connect with relevant audiences and tap into their expertise in event promotion.

  1. Email Marketing:

Leverage targeted email campaigns to reach developers, blockchain enthusiasts, and tech professionals in Lagos and beyond. Personalized invitations and updates will ensure that our event is on their radar.

  1. Online Advertisements:

Invest in online ads to target audiences searching for blockchain-related events, workshops, and educational opportunities. Platforms such as Google Ads and social media advertising will be utilized for maximum visibility.

  1. Community Engagement:

Engage with local tech meetups, online forums, and developer communities to share information about the event. This grassroots approach will foster a sense of community and encourage attendance.

  1. Event Website and Blog:

Maintain an informative event website with details on the agenda, speakers, workshops, and registration information. Regularly updated blog posts will provide insights into the event’s value and the importance of NEAR Protocol.

  1. Media Coverage:

Reach out to technology and blockchain-focused media outlets for coverage and promotion. Interviews, articles, and press releases can generate excitement and interest.

  1. Early Bird Offers and Incentives:

Create a sense of urgency by offering early bird registration discounts and exclusive incentives for those who register early. This strategy encourages early engagement and commitment.

  1. Hashtags and Trending Topics:

Create event-specific hashtags and leverage trending topics to increase visibility and engagement on social media platforms.

By employing this comprehensive promotion and outreach strategy, we aim to ensure a strong turnout and active engagement from developers and enthusiasts interested in NEAR Protocol.

Organizers and Partners:

The NEAR Protocol Lagos Developer Onboarding Event is organized by a dedicated team of individuals with extensive experience in the technology and blockchain sectors. Our collective expertise ensures the event’s success in delivering high-quality content, engaging experiences, and valuable connections.

Organizing Team:

Igboze, Israel

Alpha Solomon

Austin ogar

Event Partners

We are proud to collaborate with Build Borderless, which shares our vision of empowering developers and fostering innovation in the blockchain space. Our partners contribute their resources, expertise, and networks to enhance the quality and impact of the event.


The NEAR Protocol Developer Onboarding Event represents a unique opportunity to accelerate the growth of the blockchain ecosystem in Lagos, Nigeria, and beyond. By empowering developers with the tools and knowledge needed to build on NEAR Protocol, we aim to catalyze innovation, foster collaboration, and create a vibrant community of blockchain enthusiasts.

Your support as a sponsor or investor is pivotal in making this event a resounding success. By partnering with us, you’re not just contributing to the event’s execution but also becoming an integral part of the blockchain movement, poised to revolutionize industries and reshape technology landscapes.

We are enthusiastic about the potential impact of this event and look forward to the possibility of collaborating with you. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your involvement further and tailor a sponsorship package that aligns with your goals.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out for additional details, questions, or to express your interest in supporting the NEAR Protocol Developer Onboarding Event. Together, we can lay the foundation for a brighter and more innovative future.

Thank you for considering our proposal. We are excited about the journey ahead and the positive change we can create in the blockchain community.


Wallet: igboze_builder.near

Tagging @marketingdao-council for further questions, clarification and support.


Hi @IgbozeIsrael – thanks for the proposal. I think you have a great mission here, but we’re pulling back on MDAO funding for live events for Q4 as the focus for the NEAR ecosystem turns to NEARCon in November.

Because of that I can’t support this at this time.

Hi Igboze,

For developer onboarding I would recommend going through Dev Hub. They’ve recently onboarded Boris Polonia (former Dev Rel at Aurora) and he’s now looking after that regional growth and expansion. Great guy with a real budget.


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Thank you for your proposal

Like mentioned by other member, we suspended all IRL activities to next quarter.

For that reason, i won’t support it this time

Hi @IgbozeIsrael Thank you for submitting a proposal to the MDAO this month.

As of the close of the MDAO review period yesterday (9/15), this proposal has not received majority support from the MDAO council. This can be due to a number of factors (in this case, we are pulling way back from IRL events as mentioned above), and we encourage you to reach out via Telegram with questions and consider resubmitting in the future. We are moving this proposal to closed.

We appreciate your participation in the NEAR ecosystem and look forward to future collaborations.

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