The Graph's Community Talk #7

Join The Graph Community Talk meeting to get all the latest updates from The Graph ecosystem and protocol, happening next Tuesday, January 18th @ 8am PST.

We are covering a wide range of subjects from all corners of our network and are providing you with a comprehensive recap of the latest happenings at The Graph. The meeting will be held in the Graph Stage channel of the Discord Server. Tip: go to the Events channel at the top and set yourself a reminder for The Graph’s Community Talk.


This month’s discussion topics include:

  • Community Updates
    Vishwa Mehta joining The Graph … wave 5 grants update … governance proposals in the pipeline … and more

  • Mobile Delegation
    The mobile delegation experience has been enhanced last year in The Graph’s Explorer. @hornelson will join for a live demo of the new Graphtronauts app and show us how it is integrated with the official website to make mobile delegation a seamless process.

  • Defining the web3 Stack
    Web3 has been intensely debated lately … where it’s at, where it’s going and what it is in the fist place. Nader Dabit joins Community Talk to break it all down for us, elaborating on what he has identified as the building blocks of the web3 technology stack in his recent blog post

  • Best of GRTiQ
    @GRTIQ has released the best of 2021 highlights of every episode. It’s time to hear from you. We’ll do a poll and get your feedback of what has resonated the most with you across all the episodes that we have enjoyed listening to thus far.


The Graph Community Talk is geared towards a broad audience regardless of background, whether technical or non-technical. We are looking for active participation from the community and are looking forward to your engagement!

You can find this and all other community events on the ecosystem calendar here and feel free to subscribe to the calendar to stay up-to-date on future events.

See you next week!

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Summary

In Community Talk #7 we welcome Vishwa Mehta to The Graph Foundation team, get development and grant updates from The Graph teams, listen to viewers favorite moments from the GRTiQ podcast and get to see an exciting demo of the newly released app developed by the Graphtronauts.

Topics Include:

  • Wave 4 Grant Updates
  • Vishwa Mehta Joins The Graph
  • Graph Day
  • Development Updates
    • Hardhat Plugin
    • Subgraph Testing Mini-Series
    • Developer Guides Mini-Series
    • GIP–0023
  • Graphtronauts App
  • Defining the Web3 Stack
  • GRTiQ The Best of 2021

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

Wave 4 Grant Update (4:26)

There has been a pattern of success among grantees who have contributed to the building blocks of Web3! Many grantees within The Graph Protocol ecosystem have either transitioned into full-time contributors or have been awarded a core development grant and joined the growing number of teams dedicated to improving The Graph.

Applicants should bring their ideas to the community in the forums, on Twitter or through reddit to get feedback on ideas. There has been great feedback with applicants who look for community sentiment and it gives everyone a sense of what grants will have a real use case.

Wave 4 grants will be announced soon, and The Graph Foundation is interviewing for wave 5!

Vishwa Mehta (8:17)

Vishwa Mehta has joined The Graph Foundation as a developer relations engineer! Mehta has a background in computer science and engineering and was previously with Hasura.io.

Mehta progressed from a 12 year old kid tinkering with future programs to starting a student development club at her university and eventually securing a position in developer relations.

My focus will be to improve and enhance The Graph development experience. I will be supporting and celebrating that side of the community… I believe that I can be that human superglue, who sort of helps solidify all the educational efforts and all the community and developer relations efforts we are doing and make sure that we push this mission forward – this collective mission of empowering people who are building decentralized APIs.

Graph Day (15:56)

Save the date! Graph day will commence on June 2nd, 2022. The event will take place in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts. Be sure to follow The Graph Protocol on Twitter and other social channels so you don’t miss the announcement on how to attend!

Pedro Development updates (17:06)

Hardhat Graph Plugin

Hardhat is one of the most widely used frameworks for smart contract development on Ethereum. A plugin specific to The Graph would allow smart contract developers to automatically generate a subgraph folder and populate it with the basic subgraph structure and files. Please share thoughts and feedback for the Hardhat plugin concept in the form!

Subgraph Testing Mini-Series

The subgraph testing mini-series on YouTube covers how to utilize Matchstick unit testing framework developed by LimeChain to test your subgraphs!

Developer Guides Mini-Series

The developer guides mini-series on YouTube features how to query a subgraph from a web application and how to build an NFT API and subgraph on NEAR using The Graph Protocol. More to come!

GIP–0023 Replaces GIP–0018

GIP–0018 Subgraph ownership transfer has been replaced by GIP–0023 due to the original GIP failing a quality audit. Technical revisions have been made to the original GIP and GIP–0023 will proceed to council voting in three days.

Graphtronauts App (21:23)

Graphtronauts, the fastest growing non-official community of The Graph, have released an app that educates and assists users participating in The Graph Protocol ecosystem.

Graphtronauts App-2

The app includes:

  • Ecosystem Data (Participants, Supply, Subgraph Count etc.)
  • Historical Transaction Fees Chart
  • Indexer Profiles
    • Search & Filtering
    • Comparison View
    • Rewards Calculator
    • Delegator Count & Info
    • Reviews
    • And More
  • Transaction Fee Recovery Calculator
  • Subgraph Search & Categories
  • Direct Links to The Graph Explorer

The Graphtronauts app is a must visit for delegators! Keep checking back as new features are added in the future. Shoutout to Graphtronaut Baghe for all the work he has put into developing the app!

Defining The Web3 Stack (33:37)

Web3
The stack of protocols that enable fully decentralized applications.

In this segment of Community Talk #7, Nader Dabit, a developer relations engineer at Edge & Node, takes The Graph community through a deep dive into the life as a Web3 developer. With circa 10 years of experience as a traditional full-stack developer he has compiled a guide – and living document – for developers looking to transition to developing in Web3.

Through experience and research, Dabit covers:

  • Web3 primitives’ developers need to know (the Web3 stack)
  • The importance of decentralization in Web 3 development
    • The importance of consumers to identify key indicators that an app is decentralized
  • Identity in Web3
In the end, it translates to all of us by having a choice. When we engage in NFT’s, when we select marketplaces that we operate in, we can check them, and we can see. Are they using the stacks that Nader has defined and others as well? Or are they using centralized services? In the end we make the choices as users, and that to me is a great insight here. - Oliver Zerhusen

Best of GRTiQ (53:25)

The GRTiQ podcast recently released a two-part series highlighting the best moments on the show in 2021. In this meeting we hear from the community about their favorite moments on the show in the past year!

The Best of 2021 Part1 & Part 2

Follow GRTiQ on Twitter, Youtube or Instagram!

Stay Tuned (53:25)

Join us next month for The Graph’s Community Talk #8!

Keep up to date by joining discussions in the forum, following The Graph on Twitter or joining the Discord server.

For further discussion on the topics covered in The Graph’s Core Devs meetings, attend Indexer Office hours in the Graph Stage voice channel every Tuesday.

Watch the full recording of Community Talk #7 on YouTube!

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It was really nice to be there and thanks again for inviting me.

We are going to release in the next months a new update to our Graphtronauts App that will increase dramatically the performance using our new API v2.0 and focus more on the Subgraphs’ section.

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