Greetings, Zcashers and Global Zcash community!
We are very happy and excited to share with you this proposal for the new phase of Zcast, the Zcash Podcast in Spanish.
We are confident that we count, as you have shown so far, with all your support for us to continue informing and teaching you about Zcash, in Spanish.
We would like to know what you think about this proposal, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Here are the details of it.
Applicant name: @gordonesroo
The money from this grant will be used to defray payments associated with the pre, production and post production of the new 2023-2024 seasons of Zcast, the Zcash en Español podcast, as well as other expenses detailed below:
2 GoPro HERO12 Black Creator’s Edition cameras + memory card: $1000 USD each.
Twitter Blue: $72 USD (9 months)
Canva Pro Team: $130 USD per year
Streamyard Basic Plan: $240 USD annually
Advertising + Zerch: 100 monthly - 900 (9 months)
Freelancer Video Editor: $50 USD per episode - $200 USD monthly - $1800 USD (9 months)
Roosevelt Compensation: $270 USD per episode - $1080 USD monthly (9 months)
Aura Compensation: $270 USD per episode - 1080 USD monthly (9 months)
TOTAL AMOUNT: $24582 USD
After 4 months of starting the 1st season of Zcast, we can gladly tell you that the receptivity has been excellent! And it has far exceeded our expectations and those of the Zcash community.
Of course, I base our joy and desire to continue with much more of Zcast’s educational and informative content on the numbers achieved since Zcast’s inception in May 2023.
So far we have reached the following milestones:
+100 subscribers on YouTube
+2500 views on YouTube
+180 hours of playback on YouTube
+7600 impressions on YouTube
+65k impressions on Twitter (X)
+250 people connected on monthly Spaces
+14 countries listen to Zcast (Among them Spain, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Panama, Mexico, etc.)
It has been more than demonstrated that the Spanish-speaking community is eager for information in Spanish about Zcash, that is why, unlike our proposal for the previous Minor Grants, we have decided to up the ante. The strategy in this New Stage of Zcast will be the following:
Increase the frequency of the podcast to 1 weekly episode (In the 1st season, which is about to end, the established frequency was biweekly).
Decrease the length of each episode. We have determined through polling of subscribers and community members that they prefer shorter content (episodes of no more than 30 minutes).
Bring more guests to the podcast (Subscribers and community members have asked us for more podcast guests to be interviewed).
Doing outdoor episodes. (We have also been asked to visit local businesses, venues or stores, and talk to people on the street to get their opinions in general about privacy, Blockchain technology and Zcash).
Our recent experience at Zcon4 showed us that the audience wants not only informative, educational and news content, but also wants to see live conversations with other non-Zcash members of the crypto ecosystem. This will allow us to spread more Zcash through third parties who are also influential in the blockchain ecosystem.
In this new phase of Zcast we will redouble our efforts to make more people aware of Zcash and learn about privacy, security and financial freedom.
With this grant we plan to cover the full costs of editing and producing 36 episodes in 03 new seasons.
In addition to the 12 episodes per season, there will be 2 complementary monthly training/information activities, one via YouTube Streaming, and one via Twitter (X) Space.
Season 2: November 2023 - January 2024: 12 episodes.
Season 3: February - April 2024: 12 episodes.
Season 4: May - July 2024: 12 episodes.
Season 2: November 2023 - January 2024: 3 YouTube Streamings + 3 Twitter (X) Spaces.
Season 3: February - April 2024: 3 YouTube Streamings + 3 Twitter (X) Spaces.
Season 4: May - July 2024: 3 YouTube Streamings + 3 Twitter (X) Spaces.
Roosevelt, responsible for the development of the topics to be covered in the podcast, as well as for the exhaustive review of the news and trends of the crypto ecosystem and the Zcash community, to capture, analyze and explain them in each episode. Also, Roosevelt organizes training activities and talks (in-person and online) about topics related to Zcash, blockchain technology and privacy.
Roosevelt, is a computer scientist by profession, 13 years of experience as a blogger and podcaster and web designer (he collaborated in the design of the Zcash en Español website). Enthusiast of free software and blockchain technology, he has 2 and a half years of experience in the crypto ecosystem, and has 1 year and a half as a moderator and volunteer contributor within the Zcash en Español community.
Aura, responsible for developing the communication strategies for the podcast episodes, editorial calendars, work team guidelines, as well as the topics to be covered in the Spaces and Streamings. Community Bulider in our digital spaces. Content creator for X, Shorts and everything that has to do with the graphic design of Zcast. Also, Aura is the creator of the Zerch, the Spanish Zcash merch used in the episodes and some of the t-shirts that the Zcashers used in the Zcon4.**
Aura, is an accountant and fiscal and tax manager with 10 years of experience as a blogger and podcaster, she is a speaker and has specialized in community building, as well as training and advising SMEs, brands and entrepreneurs. Aura worked on the design of the Zcash en Español website, and is also an active member of the Zcash community; she writes for the blog at Free2z and also on her own website (aurabrito.com).
We are both members fully committed and aligned with the goals of Zcash and with the need to spread, teach and inform more about its progress, development and gradual growth. As Venezuelans we know first hand the urgent need to talk more about freedom, privacy and dignity of people.