GitcoinDAO Digest Edition #12 2022

- Weekly highlights and hot topics from the GitcoinDAO community

Welcome to the GitcoinDAO Digest, a community-led publication with TLDR-summaries of the most important discussions and proposals in the GitcoinDAO, along with relevant links for further reading. Without further ado, let’s dive in!

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:point_right: Key actions for this week:

  1. Vote on the proposal to Ratify Grants Round 13 results!
  2. The FDD Workstream is running a polis discussion about budget proposals in GitcoinDAO and would appreciate your participation.
  3. Submit your unconference session proposal for Schelling Point @ EthAmsterdam by 4/10!
  4. Owocki started an AMA that will run for the month of April! Jump in to ask any questions you have.

:robot: Meta-Governance:

:ballot_box: GitcoinDAO Governance Overview:

:man_mage::woman_mage: Workstream Discussion

:seedling: Public Goods Funding

  • Every Wednesday, the Public Goods Library hosts a philosophical discussion in the Gitcoin Discord server, with topics ranging from DAOs, community, governance, and everything in between that ties back to web3 and public goods. Check out one of our past calls on Micropayments and Calm Design by Amber Case! (start video at 3:10)

  • We are aiming to ratify the results of grants round 13 and invite our stewards to comment!

  • The Grants team is actively working on a framework for mutual grants (swaps) to help ensure we are acting as effective metagovernance stewards.

  • We are currently working hard on the workstream budget and optimizing our ops!

:rocket: Moonshot Collective

  • Green Pill Podcast Episode 7 hosted by Kevin Owocki is live! This episode features Glen Weyl, founder of RadicalxChange and one of the pioneers of Quadratic Voting. They discuss the future of Quadratic Funding and using the power of markets for the good of society.

  • Every month Moonshot Collective Devs demo their projects for the community. April demos happened on Monday the 4th. If you missed it, you can watch them on YouTube.

  • Moonshot Collective prototypes decentralized tools for DAOs. Are you interested in demoing Tip Party or Pay Party for your DAO, Workstream, or Team? Send us a DM on Twitter!

:blue_heart: Fraud Detection & Defense (FDD)

  • Joe delivers the GR13 Governance Brief which outlines the FDD workstreams efforts to improve Sybil Defense, Grants Review, and Data Access. Sybil Defense makes use of Humans-In-The-Loop (HITL) machine-learning and in round 13 delivered a 100% increase in the number of human evaluations with a 300% decrease in cost. Grants Reviews were conducted by the new Grants Intelligence Agency (GIA) which had to use a “plan B” system in lieu of the data access they needed to use a newly developed tool. The GIA also conducted a review of Grants Eligibility Policy following the BrightID case.

  • We are working on an analysis of “airdrop farming” a type of collusion behavior we found certain grants and users to be propagating during round 13.

:art: Merch, Memes & Marketing

  • Sean published a thread on Contributor tiers & MMM trusted contributor experiment to start a conversation around a basic income for trusted MMM contributors. This basic income is intended to increase contributor retention and pay for their ability to stay up to date with all communication channels.

  • We hosted an epic Memepalooza last Friday in Discord! Together with our frens at 1Hive and KlimaDAO we had over 150 attendees performing meme magic. Catch up on all the great memes at the schelling point for memes;

:sunny: DAO Operations

  • We are hiring! We need a Hiring Manager, and Support Lead.

  • We are holding a retreat this week for the leadership team to engage in focused discussions

  • We are evaluating improved tooling for the DAO including Sobol, Google Calendar, and Google Groups.

  • We are also looking at improving our forum experience

:date: Upcoming community events

:wave: New to GitcoinDAO?

Thanks for reading!

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Could we add this list in next edition?


Definitely we can! Thanks for the note

I always look forward to reading the newsletter.