Announcing the Taiko Community Advocate Program
Ethereum has just turned 8 — what a ride it has been! The community has already achieved a lot — from becoming the first smart contract platform to helping millions around the world access open finance and other financial services, but there is still work to do!
That work is mainly concentrated on scaling, among other technical challenges. However, as the scalability race intensifies and teams continue to build with their heads down, there’s another crucial area that needs attention — culture and communication.
That’s why we’re announcing the Taiko Community Advocate Program — an opportunity for you to demonstrate your communication skills, join the Taiko family, and help spread the word about Taiko’s efforts at building the first Ethereum-equivalent ZK-rollup (or a type-1 ZK-EVM in Vitalik’s words).
Now let’s get into the practicalities of the program.
What this program is for and is not for
With the new Taiko Community Advocate Program, we’re looking to onboard 1-3 new people who are active Ethereum community members and want to contribute to helping bring attention to Taiko.
The essence of the program is that we value quality over quantity. This means that we want to engage with people who are passionate about what they do and constantly bring quality to the Ethereum community.
For this cohort, we’re primarily looking for people who are part of the broader Ethereum community, understand the Ethereum culture, and are good at written communication, specifically on X (Twitter). More on this later.
What we’re not looking for:
Shilling. No amount of low-quality shilling is tolerated. We want the new Community Advocates to operate based on Taiko’s — and Ethereum’s, for that matter — values: Openness, friendliness, decentralization, honesty, truth;
Being heavily involved with multiple projects already. No ambassador or community advocate farming is tolerated. We want prospective candidates to commit to and grow with Taiko — there’s a lot of work to do! With that being said, it’s OK if you’re interested in other projects; just don’t hold multiple ambassador/advocate roles.
You should consider applying if
You’re already active or are willing to become active on X (Twitter). Twitter is where the majority of Ethereum — and crypto in general — discourse happens. The ideal candidate would be someone who knows the ins and outs of Crypto Twitter and wants to represent Taiko there. Being active in other places like research forums and other social media platforms is a bonus;
You have excellent English writing skills. This is not to say that English must be your mother tongue — no, but being able to communicate clearly in English, regardless of your nationality or where you’re based, is most important here;
You have experience with writing articles/Twitter threads. It’s always best if you let your work speak for itself.
You believe in Ethereum and want to help scale it. Ethereum holds vast potential that can radically change the world, but it still needs true believers to unlock that potential.
You enjoy public speaking. Representing Taiko on podcasts, X (Twitter) spaces, or even at Ethereum conferences would open huge opportunities for you and help spread the word about Taiko;
You have a substantial following on X (Twitter). Having a significant base of real followers would allow you to make an instant impact as a Taiko Community Advocate;
You know multiple languages. Taiko is an international community, so knowing more than one language is always a plus.
To be a successful applicant, you’ll need to write an article. Here are some guidelines:
Topic: Choose any topic you want, but it should be about L2s, L2 MEV, ZK-rollups, ZK-EVMs, sequencing, proving, based rollups, or similar subjects;
Length: 500-1,000 words (can be more but don’t overdo it).
Note: Applications without an original article attached won’t be considered.
Tips for writing the article
Only use AI to get ideas or check grammar/style. AI-written articles will be disqualified;
Stick to your style of writing. It’s better to be yourself than try to copy someone else or use AI;
Pick a topic that you already know a lot about; you think you can learn about fairly quickly; or you think is interesting and exciting. Avoid trying to write about something that you have no interest in;
Since the length of the article is just 500-1,000 words, try to stick to a specific point rather than talk about multiple things;
Remember to use references. If you want to quote someone or borrow an idea, leave a link to the primary source in a separate “References” section or use hyperlinks;
Use memes, images, and diagrams. If you can illustrate the points you make, it shows the reader that you know what you’re talking about.
No plagiarism. Related to the above, but is still worth mentioning. No copy-pasting or rewriting is tolerated.
Being a Taiko Community Advocate comes with a variety of benefits. Here are some:
Monthly financial rewards and discretionary bonus incentives;
Opportunity to build up your portfolio of writings and public appearances;
Close work with the Taiko team;
Opportunity to join Taiko Labs as a full-time team member.
Having said that, it’s up to you what you’ll make of the role. We’ll support you in whatever ways we can to help you grow, provided we see value in it.
Use this form to apply for the role:
Don’t forget to paste your article in the form or leave a link to it (make sure it’s accessible).
Deadline for applying: October 9, 23:59 UTC.
Thank you in advance for applying and being part of the Ethereum and Taiko communities. We’re looking forward to reading your applications soon!
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