MaidSafe KL Global Pod
Overview & Introduction:
Hi my name is Harvindar but friends call me Harvey and I have been following MaidSafe since min 2016 here in Malaysia. I first came to know about Maidsafe & the Safe Network by a David McGregor. He is an active member of the Safe Forum. I have been communicating to people about Maidsafe and what the Company are doing. We have a tiny community here in Malaysia. Recently I met @whiteoutmashups who works on developing apps for the Safe Network. With him we have tried to organise a small community. Combining our efforts recently we thought of organising meet ups for people to get together and continue to grow the Maidsafe mission. I was designated the “Leader” of the monthly MaidSafe Malaysia Pod here in KL and we had our first event on Saturday the 20th. It was very successful, we had an audience of 16 for the session. A presentation by our guest @whiteoutmasups, a great Q&A session, and the entire event lasted more than 2 hours. We are excited for our next event, planned for after Chinese New Year in February at the Sunway Leadership Centre in Bandar Sunway, KL. (Meetup link).
The audience was mostly my own contacts from KL. We had students from INTI College who are working with @whiteoutmashups on projects and members who have bought Maidsafecoins. The audience included @wong who is an active contributor in the Safenetforum. He has helped grow the community and has been great in providing a sounding board for ideas. The knowlegde of the audience varied as there were mainly investors and a few on them know what Miadsafe’s mission is. The session was a perfect platform to communicate about the Safe Network and the scope of the project and help grow confidence in the product that will be delivered.
We were fortunate to have @whiteoutmashups able to attend in person, and provide his Prezi presentation on SAFE, and answer many insightful questions afterwards. His technical insight and knowhow of the project was great in providing confidence to the audience about the future of Maidsafe and the Safe Network. In the future, we are attempting to have other guests as well, such as the local evangelists from MaidSafe Asia, and anyone else in the community that we find in this part of the world. In terms of online guests, we reached out to @dugcampbell but the timezones did not match up for this event. We also are excitedly planning to have a live appear.in call open to anyone wishing to join us live from overseas, next time.
We designed our Meetup’s agenda around the needs and desires of the crowd, who I know personally. Many are traders and investors of MAID, so we had several parts that discussed the mission. The final agenda I designed & followed was of this structure:
- Welcoming everyone
- Dispersal of shirts & stickers we received from MaidSafe Troon
- @whiteoutmashups SAFE Network Vision Prezi
- Updates on MaidSafe’s progress & recent marketing revitalization (42:23)
- Getting involved on safenetforum.org and SAFE Reddit, FB, LinkedIn etc (55:56)
- Purchasing MAID securely with @harvindar or yourself by using Poloniex.com, Bittrex.com, and securing your funds properly with Omniwallet.org or bitaddress.org cold storage (1:02:42)
- Final Q&A, Thoughts, Ideas, & Goodbyes (1:32:58)
I feel that this agenda was successful in these ways: we provided an overview of Maidsafe & Safe Network. The audience probably for the first time learned about the team and the people behind the mission. The audience liked seeing David Irvine and Nick Lambert and they probably finally could put a face to their names as I often speak about them when I introduce Maidsafe to anyone. We played our latest video and showed them the interview David & Nick had at the Keiser report. A member even requested the meeting be held every month so they can meet and get regular updates directly. We probably could have had the videos we wanted to play planed out a bit more. The level of knowledge of the audience also varied as a few know about the crypto world and a few are mostly investors with Maidsafe. In future we may want to have separate presentations or meet ups depending on the audience level.
Online Community Updates:
Group Chat - This month our MaidSafe Malaysia WA Group Chat is at 54 people. Who would have thought we would hit above 50. Members like @Wong and others have actively been sharing the Maidsafe word. This is good growth and we keep getting people to add their friends, or anyone interested in SAFE.
Social Media - Our Meetup page has grown to 30+ members now, and the FB / Twitter / Instagram has been set up as well. The e-Office marketing team are pushing content and boosting posts to help this grow. We will continue to push content from Maidsafes marketing team out to these platforms. Will we get thousands? We don’t know. But we will keep trying. We have also set up a Maidsafe Malaysia Linkedin account and will share videos and information from the community there. Please connect and show your support if you have a Linkedin account.
Link to full event photo album
Next Event Initial Planning:
Our next event is scheduled to be after Chinese New Year. Most like mid February, at Sunways Leadership Center. We are planning to have Dug from Maidsafe Marketing Stream in hence the event may be held in the evening to accomodate timing. We are excited to hear from him. @Wong tried this round but were not successful. In future we may even try David and Nick and developers like Frank who are popular with the community. The events will focus on continuing to educate the community and what the Safe Network is about and we will target specific areas of interest with each passing session. If anyone else has ideas on what to discuss, please feel free to reply in this thread.
Lessons Learned / Future Growth:
Although we had made small gatherings for MaidSafe in the past, this was our first structured event, and my first time being the official Pod Leader. In the past there were a few people over lunch or coffee. So I learned very much from this event, and from listening to the audience, in terms of how we can make this bigger, better-covered online, and more successful in the future. We will follow the Pod formats given by @whiteoutmashups to make a bigger marketing blast online to prepare for our next meetup, as well as having all our current audience tell their friends. There are many people interested in MaidSafe in this part of the world, and we are excited to reach out to them and have them as guests and audience in the future. Please share any suggestions on how we can grow!
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A special thanks to @Wong for always being there and providing the comfort during the difficult days when the crypto market crashes
Thank you all for listening,
Harvey, a loyal Safer
Next event proposal:
Date - mid February
Location - Sunway Leadership Center Subang
Minimum budget: $300
Maximum budget: $500
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