Introducing Stewards Governance

Gitcoin Username: L2C_OKC
ETH Address: 0xdbCA7180eaC31e05418896C204410062aB8500a1
Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining:
I’m from the blockchain team at OKX. As a long-time crypto native guy with over 5 years of full-time working experience in the space, I have participated in a variety of governance and DAO projects such as Cosmos, Curve, and Sushi. This time, I am extremely thrilled to join Gitcoin DAO to explore what a ground-breaking DAO should be, and see Gitcoin continue making an impact on the community by supporting the most innovative Web3 projects and ideas.

Being a part of such a great organization and exploring the frontier of decentralization is more than rewarding. My experience as a former software developer and as a Head of Ecosystem Development at a public chain has allowed me to gain a more cohesive perspective on Web3, thus providing value through Gitcoin DAO’s Stewardship. Additionally, being based in Asia- a fast-growing Web3 market that isn’t the easiest to understand gives me an advantage to onboard more developers and crypto users onto Gitcoin.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills:
My diverse experience spans across working in startups, multinational companies, and agencies as a software developer and evangelist. I have also worked closely with engineers, product designers, and blockchain and application developers. Through this, I understand the importance of and have proven to manage and maintain good relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

On top of that, I have been a speaker and organizer of various Web3-focused events in and outside of Asia since 2019. My expertise in blockchain technology has also enabled me to provide consulting services for investment companies and Web2 organizations on Web3 adoption. I have also led a business and marketing team for a wallet app, successfully growing it from scratch to 1 million users and $250M of assets.

Currently, I have been managing a Business Development team for an L1 chain for almost two years, collaborating closely with projects in the area of blockchain games and DeFi, and actively helping them to connect with more partners, investors, and even potential team members. I would love to provide more value to the Gitcoin and web3 community through my connections and experience in this landscape.

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  • Gitcoin Username: PaigeDAO

  • ETH Address: 0x4A35674727c44cf4375d80C6171281Ba2f764213

  • Discord Handle : ArtemisP#6726

  • Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining

I’m a believer. A believer in Gitcoin’s mission and its significant accomplishments relative to public goods funding. I recognize that this Open Protocol transition and initial round with UNICEF is only just the beginning. The beginning of something huge and wonderful and great.

Last summer at ETHCC Paris, during a panel on public goods funding, I asked the question if Energy could be a Public Good? And while there was much skepticism, there were those present who thought so, too.

What if we could fund energy as a public good?
IMO we are here at that threshold. With strategic and super-smart focus and attention (like the kind evidenced here at Gitcoin) we could work to catalyze innovation that spurs decentralized energy production and deployment.

There was a time, in the not-so-distant past of humanity, when the thought of a library filled with books that were made available to the public at large- on loan - would have been thought to be an unattainable bounty of riches.

Perhaps by the turn of this next century, perhaps even within the coming decades, energy will have become another one of these public goods once thought unattainable because of its current scarcity.

  • Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills

I am the co-founder of FrontierDAO. As such I am the first female co-founder of a DeSci DAO.
My experience with government contracting and public-private partnerships could offer value to this next phase of evolution of Gitcoin, quadratic funding and public goods funding.

I participated in GR15 so am by no means a seasoned expert on how QF works. But I learned enough to know that it is magic, and that the QF formula could make a whole lot of people’s lives a whole lot pleasanter and more enriched (in the sense of fulfilled and purpose-aligned). I’d be honored and feel privileged to be a part of that process.

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Welcome to our newest batch of Gitcoin Stewards!
@kylejensen @JR-OKX @SS-OKXwallet @L2C_OKC and @PaigeDAO
We have a mix of Gitcoin contributors, DAO founders, blockchain developers and business developers. Great additions to our community.

We hope you take this as an opportunity to dive into Gitcoin and help us build the future of public goods. Below is our onboarding plan which will give you a great starting point. Please do hit the “Get connected” component to make sure you have the inside track

https://www.notion.so/gitcoin/Gitcoin-Steward-Onboarding-Checklist-f967d8d83e0a47aeb8a61564112233eb

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Wow! Thank you :orange_heart: What a great FAM to be a part of! Great way to start off 2023

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Hey I am Bipin

Gitcoin Username: Mrbnaik21
ETH Address: 0x9D7A509510B46E293902a85c35f0b57d8d9F94da

All that said, I’m beyond thrilled and grateful to continue my immersion by participating in one of the leading DAOs in the space. I believe Gitcoin will be foundational to the way we interact and operate in the future. I’m fortunate for the opportunity to continue my learnings here and contribute alongside some of the best and brightest.

Gitcoin Username: @ale.k

ETH Address: 0x3B82E3df9531D6E1AcCBCB49Cb57440837301B1B

Discord Handle: @ale.k

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining:
Hey all! I’ve had the great pleasure to have met and worked with many of you around the DAO, but for those who I haven’t (yet) met: My name is Alex (Alé when traveling internationally or online).

I joined Gitcoin as a core contributor within the FDD workstream at the end of 2022 and I am deeply grateful that I took the plunge to enter DAO-life. I have been so impressed by the skillset of the peers I have found here, and even more so the genuine good intent and fearless ideological parsing that goes on in this space.

Previously I spent time fighting payments fraud and scam behaviors at a cefi company, and before that fell into risk work at a silicon-based tech start-up. The reason I joined Gitcoin is the same reason that I think brings all of you here in one way or another-- public goods are good. And as a friend advised me as I was in early talks with @DisruptionJoe and @tigress - “Gitcoin is kind of like the living room of Ethereum.” I’ve found that to be true and I love that I have the opportunity to work to make that living room environment a fun and fruitful place for all of the amazing, future-leading projects in the ecosystem.

Your Web3 Qualifications / Skills:
The skills I have used so far in my role as a contributor include on-chain mainnet and L2 analysis and more traditional data science practices. I am deeply excited to be hacking on ways for us to get our data into shape and prep for the hypergrowth that’s coming, and I see a huge opportunity for increased metrics of success to guide stewardship and course-correct strategy. Transparency != legibility, though - just because we’re in blockchain doesn’t mean we have the numbers and the heuristic data when we need it! So my intention as a steward is to help drive legible and actionable takeaways.

Since my background is in risk - I also am here to offer perspective on all things risk and trust-related. I am excited for how we’ll see this “risk mindset” entering every level of what we do to make sure we have a fair system for all. More on that to come!

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