In this issue: Bogotá recap, Open Data Science hackathon continues, and DAO Stewards V2 vote is up!
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High-level, here’s what’s happening in the DAO this week:
- Schelling Point/DevCon/ETH Bogotá Recap. Here’s a Youtube playlist of the best DevCon talks, according to Owocki. Schelling Point talks are live too!
- DAO Stewards V2 vote on Snapshot – Vote now!
- The Open Data Science hackathon continues through 10/31. Sign up here.
- The discussion around how best to run GR16 continues.
- DAO Kudos
- Twitter Roundup
- New Posts in the Governance Forum
- This Week’s GreenPill Episodes
- Weekly Gitcoin Blog Roundup
- New and Active Governance Proposals
- Upcoming Events
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And now, this week’s DAO Kudos!
Kudos from Core and Trusted DAO Contributors.
- Kudos to June for locking down ops at MMM while CoachJ and Virya were at DevCon – CoachJ
- Saf for stepping up and being a deep thought partner in DAO Ops S16 planning/reorg & pod thinking - kris
- Kudos to Lindsey for being a top-notch facilitator in our MMM <> GPC Strategy Sprint sessions – CoachJ
- ePowell is crushing it with the open data hackathon AND the seeds to starting an open data community - Joe
- To Nate for navigating a call remote with a full in person team. Big kudos to you - Janine
- Will for doing an awesome job driving the development of our design system – Lindsey
- Melissa & Laura H for jamming on this - Will
- Tigress for driving our S16 objective setting workshops in a spectacularly thought provoking and effective way. - Joe
- Shawn for his super structure skills - kris
- Kudos to Azeem for killing it in Bogotá and doing an all-around amazing job representing Gitcoin - CoachJ
A roundup of interesting topics of the past week from within the GitcoinDAO ecosystem.
On Twitter, we posted the question, “Who inspires you to build in Web 3?”. The result, a “super kudos” thread. See the responses here.
What was your favorite Schelling Point moment? We’re putting together a thread, reply with your favorites.
Read this thread of Evan Powell’s thoughts on running the first two weeks of the Open Data Science Hackathon. Here’s a link to a Twitter Space that happened on 10/17 titled, “Open Data: building web3 native tools and dashboards”
Kyle Weiss asks, “How can we migrate Grants data from the platform to the protocol?”. Join the discussion here.
This week, we continued our discussions about the V2 Stewards Council, and how best to run GR16.
Proposal: V2 of the Steward Council, by shawn16400
Last week, Shawn16400 posted this proposal to improve the Steward Council. Since then, the proposal has gone to Snapshot! The proposal runs until Oct 25, 2022, 9:00 AM.
[Request for feedback] Proposed Future for the Grant Programs and GR16 as we Transition to the Protocol, by Janine
This proposal was also shared in the Digest last week. Since then, the active discussion has continued, with numerous thoughtful comments by GitcoinDAO community members.
From last week:
“In the proposal, Janine proposes that GitcoinDAO should consider running a modified, smaller Grants Round for GR16 in December, or perhaps not running a Grants Round at all, so that Gitcoin workstreams can focus their attention towards shipping the new grants protocols(Passport, Grants Hub, Round Manager).”
Catch up on the discussion and add your thoughts here.
Owocki explores how the DAO might use POAP x Gitcoin Passport to create “1000x more sybil resistance”. Replies in the comments explore ways to flesh out the concept, and how to potentially offer a bounty to research how to build this.
This post summarizes the discussions around privacy and security happening in FDD. TL;DR: The transition to Grants 2.0 is a huge opportunity to level up public goods funding in web3. However, this large upgrade brings with it a new set of attack vectors and privacy concerns that must be mitigated. Overall, increased security and privacy are the likely outcomes from the transition thanks to the removal of data from the protocol through the integration of Gitcoin Passport.
The Secret to a Healthy web3 Community, by Alex Wagner
Alex writes about how Web3 projects survive and thrive because of their communities, with a focus on cultivating healthy dev communities in your ecosystem, as well as how exactly community helps your web3 ecosystem grow.
Latest Episodes from Green Pill
Green Pill #52: Employment Commons with John Paller of Opolis. John Paller is the founder of Opolis, the next-generation employment ecosystem, as well as the Executive Steward of ETHDenver. Additionally, John is active in Colorado state politics, helping to drive his state towards a brighter and more just digital future. As a bridge builder between the old and new worlds, John discusses his approach to the regenerative Web3 movement as a buidler and leader. Building digital public infrastructure is paramount to creating a more positive future, and in America, Colorado is the place to do it.
Green Pill #53: MetaGame with Peth. Peth is working on MetaGame, the MMORPG interface for exploring the crypto world. As a place to explore and onboard into the ecosystem, users choose a house based on their interests and dive down a rabbit hole of building the MetaGame. In this episode, we explore MetaGame’s role in promoting the idea of Game B—creating an omni-win human civilization through coordination and collaboration. We provoke questions about emergent systems, and how we can first route talent into projects, and then route that talent into a more just ideological system.
Green Pill #54: Web3 Social with Stani Kulechov. Stani and team are building Lens Protocol, a permissionless, composable, & decentralized social graph that might just be the future of Web3 social platforms. In this episode, we dive into the current state of social media, how Lens Protocol is disrupting web2 social as we know it, and why the future of web3 social is so important.
Green Pill #55: Pluralistic Political/Economic Spaces w Jeff Emmett & Michael Zargham, BlockScience. On this episode Kevin chats with Jeff Emmett and Michael Zargham of BlockScience, an engineering, R&D, and analytics firm specializing in complex systems. In this episode, the three go deep on fascinating topics and discuss rabbit holes such as, what BlockScience actually is, the intricacies of complex adaptive systems, quadratic lands, and web3’s purpose.
Snapshot polls GTC Holders and Tally performs on-chain actions. Proposals that have on-chain steps, such as budget requests, move on to Tally after being ratified on Snapshot.
- Version 2 of the Steward Council – Ends Oct 25, 2022, 9:00 AM (Snapshot)
- [Request for feedback] Proposed Future for the Grant Programs and GR16 as we Transition to the Protocol, by Janine
Latest Completed Proposals:
- Public Goods Funding S15 Budget Request (second try) – Passed (Tally)
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