[Draft Proposal] Worker Proposal - June & July (2021) - Venky

Venky - May payment proposal, June and July worker proposal

Responsibilities and work performed (May)

I spent all of my time testing various releases towards swapr.dev and giving a lot of feedback for Federico to fix and improve upon.

On the contracts side, tested the farming contracts, its functions a few number of times, tested the upgradeability of contracts.

On the dapp side of Swapr, I was testing the changes related to gas Optimisation, token lists update and getting Swapr Beta release ready.

Started working on a Dune analytics dashboard and I would really love some help from the community or even have the DAO give a bounty to some Dune freelancers to get good dashboards for us.

Compensation for May

I think I have been able to live upto the 25 hours a week commitment this time, so as per the contributor spreadsheet, this is what I would request as payment.

Reflections from May

It was a very busy month for Swapr and for myself that I was not able to focus on anything else other than the functional and usability tests.

Even though I mentioned that I didnt want to be involved with Contracts testing in my worker proposal because of my lack of knowledge, I spent considerable amount of time getting to understand how the contracts work and how each of the functions work from John and Federico and got to create user scenarios around it for testing.

I started working with Dune analytics and found that it is exhausting and time consuming for me to be doing this myself.

Worker proposal for June and July

For the month of June and July, I would want to continue working with the 25 hour work week and would be taking a few weeks off in July. (I dont know which weeks yet but will let the Swapr team know about it atleast a few weeks in advance)

I would be engaged in the following:

  • Functional testing of the upcoming Swapr releases
  • SWPR token
  • Conditional farming token implementation

I would also like to include some automation tests for the dapp. Its getting bigger in scope and would love to see some basic scenarios automated.

Compensation for June and July

July is a month of vacation and closed schools, so I am not sure which weeks I will work for the committed time, but I am guessing I will be away for 2 to 3 weeks in July, dates not known yet. I will ask for payment for the time that I had worked for.

I would like to get paid as per the spreadsheet calculation below

$4375 each month done through two xDai proposals once the month ends.
5.98 DXD each month, priced at Coingecko ATH vested for 2 years with a one year cliff.
0.104% REP each month.

Previous worker proposals:


Venky has been really helpful for Swapr Squad.
Thanks for your contributions Venky. You are the Champ


June and July payment proposal

June-July reflections

Most of the time was spent around testing the Swapr Beta.

Apart from the PRs, I was also working on the SWPR token’s initial analysis of liquidity mining and the distribution of SWPR during the liquidity mining campaigns.

Worked along with Federico and John on testing the functions and making sure that the reward tokens are distributed based on the KPI conditions are met or not. This was not a huge activity in June, but took a few hours a day for a week.

Performed testing on Omenäs release and suggested improvements on My Markets. List of improvements for My Markets section · Issue #2007 · protofire/omen-exchange · GitHub

Also, came up with a few ideas on running the Euro markets along with other members of the guild and I guess it was a wee bit successful in terms of how the markets were created and executed.


Highlights: I think I was able to contribute across multiple products to the best of my time available.
Things that I could have done better:
Definitely I could have foreseen my lack of availability in July. Feel a bit gutted that I couldnt contribute efficiently. It kinda slowed down the release cadence as timely feedback was not able to be provided.
Things to improve:
Better testing and documentation around Swapr.
Get a bit of efficiency in processes and releases into Swapr.


As per the worker proposal for the month of June, I am asking for the below compensation.

Stable coin compensation - 4375 xDai
REP award - 1629
DXD vested - 5.98

For July, the time I spent was very sporadic and was very inconsistent. I still managed to work on finalising Beta 2 release, test the following PRs that will go out soon as part of Beta 3 or after.

So, I will not ask for any stable coin or DXD compensation, instead I would ask if I can get REP for the 5 days I worked.

REP award - 0.04%