Retrospective Step 1: Start / Stop / Continue

Start: Actions we should START taking to improve future events.

Stop: Actions we should STOP taking to improve future events.

Continue: Actions we should CONTINUE to do for future events.

@Mikey Benson
Cards with QR codes, Shirts/Cards that say “Ask me about Project Y”, TGI’s that aren’t just food and drink
Between ETH Denver and DAOist Mexico I cannot think of anything we should stop doing.
TGI’s and side-events. That’s where the connections happen. Bringing swag to events.
@José Ramón Couto Albarado
Establish in advance with the host of the event a suitable space to speak and listen to the community; Consult and establish the cultural custom of tips in different countries to budget them; inquire about the most valuable swag for different events (we needed stickers in Mexico)
TGI’s, Work with local volunteers

Retrospective Step 2: Survey

Retrospective Step 3: Qualitative Feedback.

Best Thing about DAOist Mexico City
Worst Thing about DAOist Mexico City
Would you want to work w/ Event Ops again?
@Mikey Benson
Absolutemente the connections and the questions.
Day 2. The “workshops” day. However, “worst” is a strong word. I say it was Day 2 because Day 1 was full of insightful talks and presentations. I expected Day 2 to be less single-project oriented and more of a flea market of ideas. It was still one project/team talking while everyone listens.
Si, gracias.
@José Ramón Couto Albarado
Connection with the community
Short time to work with the community

Retrospective Step 4: Open Forum

Feel free to add in commentary below. This is an opportunity to call out particular “Heroes”, identify potential flaws that could have caused bigger problems, and basically add anything that isn’t captured in Step 1 - 3 above. THANKS!!

Mikey Benson

  • I would like to call out Hector (Hound Validator) for being a Hero. . He stepped up big-time to help me and Jose navigate CDMX and as a Mexico City native was incredibly resourceful. A genuine Harmonaut if I’ve ever met one. It was an absolute pleasure working with him.
  • Our TGI at Gin Gin was a huge success if you’re measuring connections and resources as an ROI. We did not have a Harmony CC down there, so the TGI was out of Mikey’s own pocket, which I budgeted for. The TGI EXPLODED from an expected 15-20 people to upwards of 50. I wanted to keep the Harmonious vibes going, so Hector (Hound Validator) volunteered to pitch in.
  • You can meet an incredible amount of people in 2 days at event. There’s also a lot that you miss. There needs to be a solid day before and after an event this short to follow up with local builders IN PERSON to solidify these connections.

Jose Couto

  • Héctor Ricardi (Hound Validator) was a Hero. He provide solutions frictionless but also he was there, all-in. a true Harmonaut as Mikey said. We build a strong bond and we’re working after the event in different proyects.
  • TGI was a blast. Not just about connections, and bring together the community, but as moment to show and share Harmony spirit and culture. I endorse Mikey’s point about the TGI.
  • There are different kind of conversations and moods in different events. Some of the attendees thrives in the TGI space, but some of them thrives and opened up in a more calm enviroment. To build a bond and have meanningful conversations sometimes you need a more calm setting. Spetially in Latam. This have deep roots in the history and the culture. It’s about the biases against colonization. People from wealthy countries come to Latin America with big promises, but with a hidden agenda to take and not to give. This come from the Columbus travels: “Trade gold for trinkets”, therefor to build trust you need to creat a safe space. Many locals have the “too good to be true” fear. We need to customize the events according to the culture, the provide the best enviroment to listen and to build trust. In the case of Mexico’s DAOist event, more time was needed, spetially afterwards.