MetaFest2 is happening NOW!
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Enjoy your warm coffee while the newsletter is delivered right to your email! Today is a big day.
Many are in web3 for the tech, some stay for the people and others are just here for the fun. But… there is a place that combines all of the above in one neat lil’ package. Y’all know it, it’s MetaFest2! The biggest virtual cross-pollination event in web3… at least since last year’s MetaFest😛
A bit of a conference, a bit of a festival, but mostly, a deep rabbit hole.
MetaFest2 will run from June 9-June 23rd. 2 PM UTC-9 PM UTC, Everyday, all over the globe. If you worry about time differences we got you covered.
The action is mainly gonna be happening in the MetaFest2 server:
We will be streaming live on our Youtube channel as well as directly on the MetaFest2 Site!
So… what’s gonna be happening there? I’m glad you asked! Here’s a taste of some MetaFest2 goodness:
Conference - Speakers! Panels!
As with previous years, we are keeping up with the traditions of thought (and action) provoking talks from some of the most intriguing personalities in the space.
All Speakers and Panels this year will generally fall under these themes around web3:
Tooling: From early hominids, we had a fascination with tools. It seems like we’ve never really grown out of it 😛 In MetaGame, we like to constantly experiment and test new stuff, and this year, we are bringing you the best stuff out there.
DAOs+: Many days about all things DAOs. Coordination, Governance and the pains of decentralized organizing. Come to our DAO group therapy!
Women in Web3: A growing number of women are joining web3 every day, which is like a month IRL. Maybe, just maybe that’ll start making a dent in the ratios a bit faster. We hope to help. We have several Women in Web3 speaking throughout MetaFest2 and a full panel on June 16th, 4:00 PM UTC.
Regen/ReFi: The Bear came and passed the keys of crypto from the Degens to the Regens. MetaFest2 will have a significant ReFi representation and will contribute to the green-pilling of the web3 masses.
Meta: A day about a day? Or a day about ourselves? Nah, it’s a day about all the stuff that sits between web3 and the world beyond. It’s about all the philosophies that have inspired MetaGame and all the things that remind us that there is a world out there, beyond Discord chats and Twitter spaces.
Labels are for Cans: Some projects just can’t be pinned down. Keep an eye out for the Rogue Gems💎💎
A taste of Metaverse Events
The Metafam has been exploring the deepest crevices of the Metaverse innovation space. After building various worlds for over a year, we’ve got some super cool things to share!
MetaFest2 kicks off with two full days of workshops and intros into platforms such as NEOS VR, Voxels, Webaverse and Atlantis World. Friday we have a MetaVerse Panel speaking about wearables, avatars and VR worlds.
Treasure hunt (Voxels)
Wanna play a lil’ game…inside of a game!? Fancy a little challenge?
This year’s MetaFest2 will feature a Treasure Hunt in Voxels (recently rebranded from Cryptovoxels), with a top spot and a winner. The winner gets the prize 💰 but everybody gets a POAP!
A Tour of Moloch Cloudship (NEOS)
We live in an exciting age where we can build and use cyberspace the way it was initially envisioned, as a ground for building zones of autonomy and free expression.
Moloch Digital, which includes some MetaGame players, has been building a 3D inter-DAO collaborative co-working space in NEOS VR, Moloch Cloudship, with the goal of banishing Moloch to the shadow realm.
Despite the name of the platform, no VR goggles are needed to enter the server and interact with it. All the basic functionality of NEOS can be replicated on any PC device. So if you wanna be a cyber-pirate, jump on the Cloudship and let’s sail far far away from Molochland!
A Virtual Fashion Show (NEOS)
In MetaGame, we sure as hell are stylish! Moreover, we definitely appreciate some good art and some interesting tech and what better way to combine the two other than a virtual catwalk!
RAW DAO will be hosting a Digital Fashion Show with a Scavenger Hunt in NEOS on June 18th.
You’ve probably already heard of the Job Fair in Voxels, but in case you didn’t, we are providing spaces on our Voxel parcels for anybody that wants to advertise their job openings in the coolest way possible!
If you like the idea, be sure to watch this vid from yours truly and get ready to crowd control the hordes of talented people coming your way. 😉
On recent community calls we’ve had:
Smart Digital Payments from Meta Builders – a team that can build, develop, and manage your NFTs
dBag from Krause House DAO – a DAO that wants to own an NBA team
👉 … and a no-guests-only-us MetaGame call 👈
Props to Musashi13 for lining up Smart Digital Payments as a guest, to TYMED for bringing in dBag, and props – as always – to tommy and Anna for getting it all set up and bringing in the listeners.
tommy, Musashi13, szab0gie, wonfiddy.eth, and scone set up a Twitter live space with Louis C Rhymes, and rocked out with a crew that included UniPuff, and TYMED. No replay - if you missed it, you missed it.
Misanth wrangled us a dev and a strategist on the latest onboarding call 🌭
Web Three Prophet gave Dalila more of an intro to the workings of MetaGame
We’re making some tech moves 🏄♂️
Questchains continues to move towards its final form, with extra planning and preps by vid, dave & dan13ram for the ongoing Encode x Polygon Hackathon, and designs by biux
‘Chievmints is fully operational—‘Chievmints NFTs will give special access at MetaFest2, and you can catch tenfinney telling you how it all works in a speicial presentation at MetaFest2. Props💯$ to dysbulic for making ‘Chievmints mega useful.
MyMeta rides again—FearlessThompson, UniPuff, and mZ are giving MyMeta some fresh legs by going in on user personas and setting up a raiding schedule.
dysbulic provided tech support to soon-to-be builders who needed help getting a local repo running ✔
Polimyl juiced the Ceramic node. Let’s go, Ceramic node!
9tails worked with Alec and dysbulic to get Meet with Wallet integrated into MyMeta 📅
MetaFest2 media production
The promo coming out for MetaFest2 is 💯
See some serious creativity from Musashi13 (Neos clips), tommy (direction), scone (curation), lanmower (music), szab0gie (graphics), wonfiddy.eth (VR) and tenfinney (Cryptovoxels) in the MetaFest2 promo video
The MetaView Series brought in the infamous (not-a-psyop) The Blockchain Socialist to talk with peth about the anarcho-libertarian problem of crypto, anarcho-syndicalism as the default political philosophy of DAOs as well as the production of the upcoming documentary Crypto Futures. Crypto Futures aims to show “both sides of the coin” and let people know that crypto is more than just tech-bros aping at shitcoins. Listen to the podcast here, and hit us with a retweet if you vibed 💯 Produced and prepped by eowulia, with show notes by PiedraDeMar | Vanessa Gil
The Share what you’re makin’ with Chair and Bacon podcast made a return, with cupOJoseph in to chat about HeroDAO, the first community-owned super hero franchise. Listen in here (another eowulia production 🎥, with show notes by PiedraDeMar | Vanessa Gil)
Meet With Wallet workshop
Web Three Prophet and Anna got 9tails set up to show everyone how Meet with Wallet fits in with MyMeta profiles. See 9tails’s extremely clear video walkthrough here.
The MetaFest2 guestlist just keeps on getting bigger and bigger. Props to tommy, Musashi13, scone, FearlessThompson, Web Three Prophet, UniPuff, Anna and the rest of the Shillers Guild, for inviting like, everyone.
🌉 peth has been on a bridgebuilding and growth mission:
Inviting new organizations to MetaAlliance
Getting the road map check-in call set up
Getting on the dOrg community call to let ‘em know what MyMeta and MetaOS is all about
But most importantly the peth and eowulia power duo did a kick-ass presentation at Blocksplit injecting the memes of MetaGame into the Balkan Zeitgeist.
Opolis gives 5 reasons to join an employment cooperative
MetaFactory worked with The OpenDAO on $SOS gear
TokenEngineering had Thiago Rossi on for a session to discuss “Cryptonetwork Governance as Capital”. Check the TokenEngineering calendar to see what’s coming up next
Project Ark’s BizDev manager talked on collaborative partnerships on the Digital Leaders Podcast
The Commons Stack highlighted AntidoteDao, who are trying to make a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer
Giveth picks their five top stories from May – see the list
spengrah from DAOhaus talked on Moloch DAOs, DAOhaus, and Service DAOs with Crypto Sapiens – replay it here
Read up on Deep Work’s collaboration system, and get some background on how Deep Work … works … in this Dao Talks podcast
Catch up on 1Hive’s 1HTV news transmissions with video replays
Panvala’s next town hall is on June 7 – tune in for discussion on the latest Panvala news
Tamara H of The Commons Stack went on the Ownership Economy podcast to talk about building ecosystems in the Commons
See a thread on how CRE8R DAO’s Amplifi works for SEO
🎩 Open Roles 🎩
The above made you want to jump in & do shit? 🙃
Here are some of the open roles 👇
🐙 Normal Roles
Normal roles are entry-level roles that anyone can take on without committing too much time or taking on too much responsibility.
🛠️ Builder - Are you a TypeScript wiz, a React.js virtuoso or maybe a data structures nerd? Frontend or backend, devs and coders are the life-blood of this space and the doors are always open if you are one. Come and introduce yourself in 🛠️-builders-guild or get right into the action😇
🐛 Bughunter Do you get high by obsessing over fixing stuff? Then this role is for you!! Come and introduce yourself in 🐞-bughunters-guild or get right into the action😇
🧙🏾 Technical Project Manager Do you thrive in chaordic organizations? Come and bring your wisdom and magic! Don’t forget to introduce yourself in 🛠️-builders-guild.
💸 Creative Funding Guru Come up with inventive ways to monetize content and create revenue streams while ensuring public access and avoiding paywalls.
🔍 Journalist Research and collect info about happenings in web3 and its relation to “the world at large” for our newsletters, articles and Twitter posts.
📰 Blogster Are you into technical writing or more into fiery polemic texts? Whatever it is, the only true requirements are quality, nuance and alignement. Join our ever-expanding publications of over 4000 subs! Introduce yourself in 📝-writers-guild, or DM UniPuff 🜐.
🎨 Graphic Designer - We're trying to make MetaGame into "an intersection of technology, philosophy & art". Well, we need more art! There is no lack of art that needs to be made, just ask about it in 🎨-artists-guild
🤗 Innkeeper Onboard new Octos and organize events. Good facilitation skills are a must!
Marketing and Social Media:
📣 Shiller - Promote MetaGame and its products in any adjacent DAO or the crypto community and keep the social media audience engaged.
💩 Shitposter - Come up with dank memes & witty twits to post on Twitter, drop in 🐤-tweet-arena
🧠 Educator Come up with useful knowledge & tips and construct engaging threads for Twitter, drop in 🐤-tweet-arena
🐙🐙 Deputy roles
Deputy roles are more important, thus come with some responsibility & commitment. You will be working with Champions.
🧚 XP Fairy - This one's for those who get frustrated with the injustices in the XP system. Sourcecred is great but it's not a panacea & there are problems that can be fixed, things that can get balanced! Ask 🤗-innkeepers-guild & help!
🤗 Innkeeper’s Guild Deputy Make sure the community is tight AF!! Plan and organize events, facilitate the onboarding of new octos and ensure that important information gets communicated to all guilds. You will be working closely with the Guild’s Champion with the expectation of becoming one yourself! If that tingles your jingles, introduce yourself to the 🤗-innkeeper’s-guild.****
🙌 Meetup Master - To help with organizing community events with the focus on workshops - facilitating knowledge exchange by scheduling workshops based on 🧠-brain-exchange
✍️ Writers’ Guild Deputy Words are one “s” away from swords and we need people that can wield them with mastery. There is a lot to write about and there are newly concocted editorial processes to be tested out. If fancy yourself as a mighty wordsmith, introduce yourself in 📝-writers-guild
Marketing and Social Media:
📈 Market Researcher Do you have an eye for trends? Do you have the ability to peek into the web3 hive-mind and eavesdrop on its thought? MetaGame needs you ASAP! We may have hardworking devs and ambitious content creators but we do lack the wisdom of the streets! If you are up for a challenge, drop a few lines about you in **📣**shillers-guild.
🐙🐙🐙 Champion roles
Champion roles are of the highest importance and highest commitment & responsibility roles. There are requirements that need to be taken seriously.
🤖 Bot Army - Bot army champion does what bot army champions do - work on bots. The needs for bots are many & varied, there is much to do. Humorous and witty hxmans are encouraged to apply
🛠️ Builders’ Guild Champion 👀 - Michiel has some real-life shit coming up soon, looking for someone to carry the Builders Guild torch, run meetings & organize sprints.
👩🏼💼 MyMeta PM - If you feel like you are up for a challenge, you are welcome to disentangle the overly-ambitious mess that is MyMeta and help make a user-friendly product that will revolutionize decentralized collaboration.
MetaFest2 is an opportunity for unity
The Bear has struck but the perseverance is still there. Thus, it is nice to gather together once in a while to remind ourselves of the underlying thread of unity, in spirit and in mission, that traverses our superficial differences. We have already faced the challenges of decentralized organizing, of bootstrapping and of encountering Moloch tet-a-tet, so it wouldn’t be naïve to shout “We just want to make the world and ourselves a little bit better for a change”.
So, if you want to become part of a force to be reckoned with, come and say hi 😎
Much Love 💜
from UniPuff, HHH and Tommy