Level K Worker Proposal and Payout 3/2022 - 4/2022 - LATE SUBMISSION

This is number 4 of 5 catchup proposals

1: Level K Worker Proposal and Payout 9/2021 - 10/2021 - LATE SUBMISSION

2: Level K Worker Proposal and Payout 11/2021 - 12/2021 - LATE SUBMISSION

3: Level K Worker Proposal and Payout 1/2022 - 2/2022 - LATE SUBMISSION

5: TBA

Timeframe

This period I was working full time with 7 vacation days, giving a multiplier of 37/44 ~= .841. It includes conference travel from April 16th - April 30th. From April 16th to April 28th, I was in Amsterdam and attended GGG Conference, Layer 2 Amsterdam, Schelling Point Amsterdam, ETH Amsterdam (ETHGlobal Hackathon), and DeFi Day. From Amsterdam I traveled to Copenhagen with Dave and Zett where we met with the Copenhagen Flames and had dinner with folks from Maker DAO.

  • 3/1/22 - 4/30/22

  • 2 months

Responsibilities

  • Support Arbitrum base operations, mostly Swapr farming.

  • Organize and run weekly dev call

  • Speak on community calls and as needs and opportunities arise for public speaking

  • DXdao Multisig transactions

  • Keep up on all product chats

  • Keep up on all Discord chats and ensure users/community members’ problems with products are being addressed

  • Coordinate smart contract auditing and architecture

  • Interview new product team candidates and support onboarding

  • Support technical due diligence and review as needed across squads

  • Support conference activities for DevConnect

Accomplishments

  • Ongoing auditing activities
    -Reviewing updates to Swapr staking contracts based on Omega Team audit
    -Met with Omega Team in Amsterdam and discussed overall auditing efforts
    -Dialogue with Sigma Prime preparing for the engagement with them which started in May

  • Ongoing support of feeReceiver work

  • Judged ETHDenver Virtual Bounties.

  • Orienting contributors who are members of the Hats Committee.

  • This period is when MilanV joined and marked DXdao’s first full time QA contributor. Big shout out to @Violet for making the referral.

  • CoW Protocol partnership. My relationships with CoW Protocol team go back years and I was a part of the conversations helping to set DXdao up with COW tokens to be used in Swapr campaign incentives.

  • As many may be aware, Agave on Gnosis Chain suffered an exploit in March. As part of a recovery plan to try and make users whole, Agave worked with GnosisDAO and conduced an auction of AGVE token. Some contributors from DXdao engaged in due diligence of Agave to determine whether it made sense to participate in the auction. I was deeply involved with this which included discussions with Agave team members and GnosisDAO. Ultimately DXdao did not participate. Personally, I think this was good primarily because there was lack of solid funding for the Agave team and solid commitment from Agave team members.

  • Engaged in discussions with Karpatkey about treasury management and learned about Mimic at ETHAmsterdam when running into Facu. Discussions with Karpatkey led to this DAOtalk proposal:

  • ETH Amsterdam finalist as part of the Nimi hackathon team
  • Spoke with Símon from The Graph at DeFi Day in Amsterdam
  • Busy onboarding period
    -Carl, VanGrim, MilanV, Wayne, Diogo, Berteotti, Jorge, Wixzi, GuerraP

What I think went well

Relationships with auditors continued to solidify which was nice.

The CoW protocol partnership was a big win for Swapr.

Nimi being a finalish at ETHAmsterdam was great.

Layer Two Amsterdam was very informative and I think helped inform me of where things are heading.

A lot of team building happened this period on the product side!

What I think needs improvement

While I was involved with ConrtiburX and the product teams in the onboarding of new people, I think I could have engaged more with new contributors. This could be one on one, but also maybe there could be some kind of group orientation that could be run if we bring on this number of people in a concentrated period in the future.

While auditing activities were moving along well, I think I could be more closely involved in the development teams addressing the findings.

Compensation

Experience Level: 8

Month one.

  • .841 * $9,000 = 7569 (xDAI)
  • .841 * $9,500 = $7990 of DXD
  • .841 * 0.1667% = .14% REP or till 4% max is reached

Month two.

  • .841 * $9,000 = 7569 (xDAI)
  • .841 * $9,500 = $7990 of DXD
  • .841 * 0.1667% = .14% REP or till 4% max is reached

The full 2 month period.

  • .841 * $18,000 = 15138 (xDAI)
  • .841 * $19,000 = $15979 (DXD) to be paid in a vesting contract continuously for three years with a one year cliff.
  • .841 * 0.3334% = .28% (REP) up to 4% max

Experience

I have been involved with DXdao since inception, as part of Level K, involved in a variety of areas of responsibility. You can find Level K worker proposals via the governance interfaces by searching for “Level K”

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