The Graph's Community Talk #34

The Graph’s Community Talk #34 was held on Tuesday, April 16th @8am PST.

The Graph’s Community Talk covers a wide range of subjects and provides attendees with a comprehensive recap of the latest happenings within The Graph community. The meetings are held in The Graph Stage channel of the Discord Server. The talk is geared towards a broad audience regardless of background. Active participation and engagement from the community is encouraged!

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Detailed notes regarding each topic with timestamps can be found below.


Open Positions at Edge & Node | Mickey Negus (00:55)

  • Discussion of technical support engineering roles and required skills.

Latam Updates (08:34)

  • Initiatives and events in Latin America, and expansion plans.

Community Updates (22:41)

  • Engagements in Asia and community events like The Graph Builders Brunch.

Advocate Contributions Report (13:48)

  • Contributions from The Graph advocates in various roles and activities.

From Sunray to Sunbeam with Marcus Rein (36:50)

  • Updates on The Graph’s data decentralization phases: Sunray and Sunbeam.

Open Positions at Edge & Node | Mickey Negus (00:55)

In the opening segment of Community Talk #34, Mickey Negus, the Senior Engineering Manager at Edge & Node, responsible for Engineering Operations and Technical Support Teams, discussed pathways to pursue a Technical Support Engineering role within the organization. She emphasized the critical role of the technical support team in enhancing the support experience across The Graph ecosystem, addressing the needs of various network participants swiftly and effectively. Mickey outlined the mission of Edge & Node to set a decentralized standard for exemplary support, aspiring to be a model for other Web3 protocols.

For those interested in such roles, Mickey highlighted the importance of understanding The Graph Protocol, including its operational mechanics, incentive mechanisms, and various roles such as Indexers, Subgraph Developers, Delegators, and Curators. She stressed the necessity of soft skills like effective problem-solving, exceptional communication abilities to interact across different platforms such as Discord, Telegram, and Slack, and the skill to simplify complex concepts.

Additionally, technical skills are crucial, with candidates expected to have experience as subgraph developers and possess intermediate knowledge in TypeScript, GraphQL, and Solidity, while familiarity with Rust is advantageous but not mandatory.

Mickey encouraged newcomers to start by creating boilerplate subgraphs using The Graph’s quick start guides to build foundational development skills, progressing to more complex features over time.

Mickey has an open-door policy for discussions about career opportunities or general mentorship. This segment is a must listen for anyone looking to apply for one of the open roles in technical support engineering at Edge & Node.

Find other open roles at Edge & Node here:

Latam Updates (08:34)

Lorena started off the community updates segment with an overview of The Graph’s recent initiatives in Latin America. She highlighted the successful hosting of two major events, ETHArgentina in February and ETHSamba in March. In collaboration with Chainlink and Arbitrum, these events aimed to engage more individuals and onboard new developers into the Web3 ecosystem. Lorena noted that their efforts are not confined to Latin America alone; they are also expanding into Asia and planning an upcoming event in Europe. Such collaborations are pivotal in attracting more technical talent to Web3.

She went on to discuss ETHSamba, which was held the previous month in Rio, Brazil. This was the first event organized in partnership with Chainlink and Arbitrum focused on Web3, drawing over 400 participants, including many from Web2 backgrounds. The event featured a series of impactful workshops that facilitated a deeper understanding of Web3 technologies.

Community Updates (22:41)

Last month, The Graph Foundation had engagements throughout Asia, visiting Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Dubai. During this trip, Pinax and some of The Graph Advocates hosted a campus event at Sichuan University.

Additionally, if you find yourself in Dubai for TOKEN2049, there’s an opportunity to join The Graph Builders Brunch hosted by Monad. This event is an excellent chance for community members to meet, network with builders, and enjoy a brunch.

Advocate Contributions Report (13:48)

Due to severe weather conditions in Dubai, including flooding and storms, the planned segment involving speakers from the region was canceled. Despite this setback, the meeting quickly adapted to focus on the substantial contributions of The Graph advocates, highlighting their diverse roles and achievements. Get ready for some shoutouts!

Text Translator

The text translators have played a crucial role in enhancing accessibility by translating The Graph’s official documentation and website into various languages, a task managed by a dedicated team under the Graph Advocates program.

Community Care

In community care, notable contributions came from Athsrueas, who provided insightful guidance to newcomers, and Siddhant, who handled technical queries related to subgraph development. Yash made significant strides by moving from an advocate to a position at Edge and Node, exemplifying the impact of active engagement. Khuraym and Meta Bob were instrumental in supporting grant proposal processes, while Shlok and Paul were active across numerous platforms, assisting community members with a wide range of inquiries. Crypto Rocky played a key role in guiding new users through network participation and delegation intricacies.

Content Creator

Content creation efforts were led by Larik, who produced impactful infographics that reached a broad audience, and Zuni, who managed the Graph Spanish Magazine, providing updates and interviews to the Spanish-speaking community. Emmi and Simon generated engaging content that resonated within the community, and Hardaeboria and Olokoji consistently added value through high-quality posts and blogs. Additionally, Shlok Bhargude and Athsrueas produced diverse content ranging from YouTube highlights to detailed blog posts, enhancing the community’s understanding and engagement with The Graph’s developments.

Event Evangelist & Technical Teacher

Event evangelists and technical teaching also saw vigorous activity; Yaraslau expanded community outreach in Belarus by focusing on local language education. Abena and Chidubem organized workshops and hackathons that fostered practical Web3 development skills, while Kevin Jones delivered in-depth workshops and presentations internationally, significantly aiding learning and adoption of The Graph technology.

These collective efforts underscore a deep commitment to advancing The Graph’s mission, demonstrating how the community thrives through active involvement and the continuous exchange of knowledge and skills.

From Sunray to Sunbeam with Marcus Rein (36:50)

The Graph ecosystem is moving on to the next phase of the Sunrise of Decentralized Data, beginning with the Sunray phase and now progressing to the Sunbeam phase. This initiative marks a critical evolution in data decentralization, emphasizing the transition of hosted service users to The Graph Network.

Sunray and Sunbeam

Completion of Sunray

The Sunray phase marked the initial rollout of new features aimed at enhancing developer engagement and utility within The Graph Network. Notable advancements included the introduction of two subscription plans: the Free Plan, allowing up to 100,000 queries per month at no cost, and the Growth Plan, priced competitively at $40 per million queries. Additionally, payment flexibility was introduced, enabling payments via GRT or credit card, and the migration process from the hosted service to The Graph Network was streamlined.

Launch of Sunbeam

The Graph has commenced the Sunbeam phase, setting a definitive Upgrade Window which begins now and concludes on June 12. During this period, all hosted service users are mandated to upgrade their subgraphs to The Graph Network. This phase is supported by features like 100,000 free queries per month, easy payment options, and gasless upgrades for all subgraphs transitioning from the hosted service.

Support for Transition

The Graph is dedicated to facilitating this migration smoothly and efficiently. Users can upgrade their subgraphs in less than five minutes using a simple, guided process available through the hosted service dashboard. For additional support, a visual tutorial is provided, and further assistance can be sought via The Graph Docs or community discussions.

The Graph Docs for Upgrading


This transition is not just a technical upgrade but a significant move towards a fully decentralized network that enhances the robustness and scalability of The Graph’s infrastructure. It reflects The Graph’s commitment to empowering developers with improved access and control over decentralized data querying and manipulation.

As The Graph ecosystem continues to evolve, these phased developments underscore its leadership in setting a standard for decentralized data access across the Web3 landscape. The community’s active participation and adaptation to these changes are crucial in shaping the future of the internet as envisaged by The Graph.

Phase 1 of 3 for the Sunrise is Complete: 4 Key Enhancements & What Comes Next | The Graph Blog Post

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