SkyMine Labs - Contributor Proposal 7/22 to 8/22

I am submitting a proposal for current on-going and future contributions to DXdao started Jul 1, 2022 and finishing Aug 30, 2022. This proposal extends the role as a contributor into July and August.

In the first half of July, I attended DAO Palace, a DAO Residency gathering in Germany where I spent time with 30+ others in the DAO space to discuss, research and further ideas in the DAO space. I continually represented DXdao and helped make it stand out as a very unique org in the space. I am reducing my commitment percentage for July to 55%.

I plan to continue to focus a majority of time on the DXbiz Squad revolving around business development opportunities, DXdao awareness and product awareness while contributing minority time to other initiatives as well. I will also focus on driving initiatives forward that I think are important for DXdao, even if they sit outside of my main focus.

I estimate my contribution focus to be 55% DXbiz, 10% DXvoice, 10% Governance, 5% DXventures, 20% Other/ContributorX/Product/Testing/Strategy.

What I plan to focus on and be responsible for:

DXbiz: I have ongoing responsibilities as the DXbiz Squad leader, which can be seen regularly in past proposals, mainly being the coordination of DXdao’s opportunities while acting as a main internal point of contact for all things related to these opportunities. I also represent DXdao and its ecosystem at Ethereum events and in relationships with other DAOs, funds, projects, and partners. Other related responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate the organization of and tracking of DXbiz opportunities. Checking in with points of contact and status for each opportunity
  • Focus on opportunities connecting DXdao and it’s products to other communities
  • Provide knowledge to Squads on the related product landscapes and strategies to take
  • Initiating, building and maintaining relationships and discussions on behalf of DXdao with external parties in the ecosystem
  • Partnerships: Develop, grow and filter partnership opportunities for DXdao
  • Bring new ideas from outside learnings to help DXdao expand its strategies across different areas.
  • Develop, write and publish more articles about the unique and important things DXdao is leading with (creating thought leadership articles)
  • Deliver reports of actions taken and opportunity progress to the DXdao community
  • Deliver the ongoing implementation of the weekly DXbiz Huddle (and channel) where we strategize and prioritize ongoing and future opportunities.
  • Coordinating with the product teams of DXgov, Swapr and Carrot around DXbiz opportunities in order to support the ongoing goals and grow awareness of each.

As DXdao and its products mature and evolve, we will seek out new, larger opportunities that weren’t possible previously. This will hopefully lead to some significant achievements for DXdao.

I want to do more events like our Happy Hour in Denver and our Co-organized Happy Hour event in Paris. I think the effectiveness of these events and the cost/benefit ratio is very attractive and also provides an opportunity for DXdao contributors to connect with and promote DXdao, its products and its ethos.

I want to do some more promotion of Carrot as v1 comes alive. I also have an idea to change up how we are leveraging Carrot in our Swapr campaigns.

DXvoice: I am also a core member of the DXvoice squad, where I participate and support many of the initiatives around community, recruiting, marketing, writing articles, event, merch, design input, representing DXdao for media opportunities and at events.

Governance: Leading by example, I will continue to be a highly active governance participant in DXdao, including on-chain actions (review, staking, voting) and the processes and discussions that allow DXdao to remain secure and effective, proper treasury management, open discussions, and standing up for core values. I aim to bring extra initiative to the governance processes. I also aim to push forward the future of DXdao governance by liaising with the DXgov Squad. One of the key values I can bring is being aware of the needs of DXdao and other DAOs.

DXventures: I have ongoing responsibilities as the organizer of DXventures, including filtering, presenting, organizing and driving the opportunities that DXdao has. Completing the tasks to bring the most important opportunities to completion. DXventures opportunities have slowed a bit recently given market conditions and the needs of new teams.

Other/ContributorX/Product/Testing/Strategy: I include this category to account for all other value I plan to contribute to DXdao as a core contributor. This includes actions towards Contributor Experience, product usage, testing reporting and improvements, strategy around DXdao’s products and initiatives, helping to improve Swapr and its usage, health and awareness. I will also be spending time helping to organize and coordinate the events that DXdao participates in.

Proposal Summary:
I am identifying as a Level 8 contributor, and will be applying a 55% of full commitment percentage for July 2022 and 90% of full commitment for August 2022 due to participation in DAO Palace, outside commitments, personal matters, travel and conferences.

Summary of compensation would be:

  • 4,950 USD (9,000 x 55% plus 9,000 x 90% = 13,050) to be paid when the proposal gets approved and the balance (8,100 xDAI) on 8/30/2022 when the contribution agreement finishes.
  • Approval for: 13,775 USD (9,500 x 55% plus 9,500 x 90% = 13,775) to be paid in DXD in a vesting contract continuously for three years with a one year cliff when the work agreement finishes. The vesting contract would be created and funded in the future after 8/31/2022 and use 07/01/2022 as the starting date of the vesting.
  • 0.24165% mainnet REP (0.16666% x 55% = 0.09166% plus 0.16666% x 90% = 0.14999% = 0.24165%) to be earned on completion at 8/31/2022 - (equivalent # of REP in xDXdao will also be requested)
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