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Engineering Park #29

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lightzephyr opened this Issue Sep 29, 2017 · 12 comments

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lightzephyr commented Sep 29, 2017

Title: Engineering Park

Description: An area where engineers can meet to discuss, explore, share and showcase ideas. These ideas could be related to the classical branches of engineering such as aeronautical, mechanical, electrical and industrial or to new branches and possibilities that nobody has even thought of yet.

Project Lead: Tristan Martindale, tristanmartindale@gmail.com

Project Team: None as of yet, but anyone who is interested in contributing is welcome to contact me.

Goal: The Engineering Park should become the "go to" place for engineers to explore the state-of-the-art as well as to enhance their knowledge, discover new ideas and get involved.

Ownership: The LAND will belong to those individuals and companies who purchase land within the district. It will be up to these people to either use the LAND entirely for their own purposes or to provide facilities which others can use. For example, a company may choose to purchase a plot of LAND and install in a unique showcase of their own products. Alternatively, another company may choose to setup conference facilities and show rooms and rent them to the public.

LAND Needed: I have no idea. However, to use a real world example: the Köln Messe convention centre in Köln, Germany has 284.000 square meters of exhibition space and a further 100.000 square meters of open space. Assuming that a 20 x 20 meter area is a reasonable average exhibition space for an individual or company, I would estimate an average of 4 LAND per individual space and 3840 LAND in total. However, this is completely arbitrary since normal physical space constraints only apply in Decentraland to a limited extent and I expect (hope) that the world in VR will be wonderfully different from real world space.

Startup Costs: Startup costs have not been estimated and a business case has not been prepared.

How will funds be raised: I intend to invest my own MANA to create a space which will implement some of the ideas presented here. I hope that others are interested in doing the same at that we can create a community of interest. If anyone is interested in taking this more seriously, then please contact me and let's have a chat.

How will contributors see a return value:
Imagine being able to discover and explore the next generation of space vehicles currently in development.
Imagine being able to visualize the architecture of a computer processor at human scale.
Imagine being able to show the world your prototype before actually having to commit to manufacturing it.
Imagine being able to get a glimpse of how the future might really look, not in 2D, but in VR.

Think of the time and expense involved in even just attending a typical trade show, never mind hosting a booth there or presenting a paper at the conference. In Decentraland, this trade show could be "always on", available wherever you are and whenever you want. Virtual conferences could be held without the usual constraints of time or space and where the presentation material is not a slide deck, but a VR tour of a facility, product or even abstract concept.

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dclancy13 commented Sep 29, 2017

That's a great idea! For consistency and to allow contributors to asses projects equally, could you include at the beginning of your proposal a filled in "District Proposal Framework"
Thanks so much for your contribution!

District Proposal Framework

Title: Name of Project
Description: Discuss in a paragraph the details of your Proposal
Project Lead: Name and Email
Project Team :Name / Email / Roles of each committed team member
(list no more than 5 members)
Goal: **What does this District want to accomplish (i.e. generate revenue for its owners, act as a public gathering place, just be for fun) **
Ownership: How will ownership of the district be distributed?
LAND Needed: How Much LAND will be required to successfully launch this District
Startup Costs: How much (in ETH) will be needed to fund building the District (pay for developers / designers / marketing)
How will funds be raised: Explain how startup costs will be raised to complete and launch the District
How will contributors see a return value: Explain why others would want to participate in this District
Attachments / Designs / Budgets : Upload any supporting files.

Many District proposals may be too early on in the development process to answer all of these questions but the idea is to establish a common rubric for submitting a proposal, to get contributors to start thinking about how they intend to execute on their projects and to give potential supporters an idea of how far along in the development process each particular proposal is. This will help them make a well informed decision in choosing which project to participate in.

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fourcolors commented Dec 20, 2017

Hey, is this community active? I have a question about this district.

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lightzephyr commented Dec 21, 2017

Hi @fourcolors

There isn't really a community yet and you are the first person to contact me. That being said, more people committed mana to the district than just me, so I assume that at least a few others are interested in the idea.

What is your question? I will try to help.

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OhioAdam commented Dec 27, 2017

Hey @lightzephyr I like this one. How about we make a channel for this in the rocket-chat?

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lightzephyr commented Dec 28, 2017

Sounds like a plan. I'll send a request to the administrators.

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lightzephyr commented Dec 28, 2017

The channel is called #district_engineering_park.

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lightzephyr commented Feb 15, 2018

This is a shout out to everybody who contributed to the Engineering Park district to please make contact, either via a PM to me directly, or via the District_Engineering_Park channel on Rocket.Chat. I am working on expanding the district proposal and I am looking forward to hearing from you and discussing your expectations regarding the district.

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lightzephyr commented Feb 15, 2018

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lightzephyr commented May 3, 2018

Here is another shout out to everybody who contributed to the Engineering Park district to please make contact, either via a PM to me directly, or via the engineering-park channel on the DCL Discord server. I will release the first version of the district proposal in the coming days and I am looking forward to hearing from you and discussing your expectations regarding the district.

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lightzephyr commented Jul 5, 2018

v2 of the district proposal has been accepted by DCL. Here it is: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Qt9ZOPx9MSd9bqYG-oFHrSIRik2ex3Cz

And here is the final, pretty, version: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vQPAmvYd90pYMZBze4cMMOWINiT98m4D

It is my intention to open the vote tomorrow for a total of three weeks. That means from July 6 to July 26. We'll see if DCL will enable that.

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lightzephyr commented Jul 6, 2018

The vote for acceptance of the Engineering Park proposal is now open. Visit https://agora.decentraland.org/ to cast your vote. Be sure to vote using the same ETH address that you used to make your contribution.

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lightzephyr commented Jul 24, 2018

Please note that the vote for acceptance of the Engineering Park proposal will close tomorrow at 12:00 GMT. Visit https://agora.decentraland.org/ to cast your vote. Be sure to vote using the same ETH address that you used to make your contribution. If a contributor does not vote, then they will lose their right to use District LAND.

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