SkyMine Labs - Contributor Proposal 9/22 to 10/22

I will be submitting a proposal for current on-going and future contributions to DXdao started Sep 1, 2022 and finishing Oct 31, 2022. This proposal extends the role as a contributor into September and October.

I plan to focus about half my time on the DXbiz Squad revolving around business development opportunities, introduction of opportunities for DXdao and originating and growing DXdao awareness and product awareness while contributing half my 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 50% DXbiz, 10% DXvoice, 10% Governance, 10% 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 many 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 plan to be a large part of DXdao’s presence in Colombia during Devcon week and surrounding days in what is a very strategic period for DXdao. This will include DXdao’s Infinite Hackathon, The DAOist Bogota, Schelling Point, and Devcon itself.

The DXdao Retreat is also VERY important for DXdao’s future. I plan to prepare a detailed report with the “Review and Moving Forward Outlook” for the DXbiz Squad.

I also have a goal to improve communication channels and open feedback loop between the DXbiz Squad and:

  • DXdao Squads
  • DXdao community
  • Wider DAO community
  • Wider Ethereum community

The DXbiz Squad plans to clearly communicate the highlights and recaps from the past and also outline the goals moving forward. There will be an open chance for the community to provide input and ideas around the direction.

I also plan to help prepare the necessary materials for the other DX Squads I contribute to.

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 think DXventures has a larger spot in the future of DXdao. I have ongoing responsibilities as the organizer of DXventures, including filtering, presenting, organizing and driving the DXventures opportunities that DXdao has. Completing the tasks to bring the most important opportunities to completion.

DXventures opportunities have slowed recently for a number of reasons but I think this initiative should have more focus. With the creation of the “Incubation Grant” we developed for Nimi, I think this model could be explored with more ideas, teams and projects. I think DXdao needs to figure out ways to “Expand the Opportunity Field’'.

There are ways for more opportunities to come through the DXdao ecosystem. I would say this strategy falls into the exploration and research area of DXdao. I think that every contributor to DXdao, and also community members, should have an opportunity to spend time exploring, researching and bringing new ideas to DXdao. Up until now, this is not something that has been a part of most contributor’s mandates, but I think it should be. I will plan to propose some ideas and a framework around this.

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.

Swapr Growth Cross-Squad: We are starting a Swapr Growth cross-squad. With better user statistics and more focused prioritization and strategy, we plan to set and seek goals for Swapr, adjusting live as we go forward.

Infinite Hackathon: I plan to increase attention paid towards Infinite Hackathon as we near the event. It is now go-time and focus and communication are key to execution.

DXD Token WG: I will aim to participate and add value to the DXD Token Working Group.

Carrot v1: I am prepared to focus more on the promotion of Carrot as v1 comes alive. I have been actively exploring and inquiring around the potential for a Carrot Campaign in Bogota.

Regarding DXdao’s plans for moving forward:
I have a few important goals I would like to explore bringing into the plan:

  • Bring better facilitation into the DXdao ecosystem. It may be very valuable to have a 3rd party coach/facilitator, who has deep knowledge of the space and can also learn the intricacies of DXdao, participate in DXdao coordination.
  • Strengthen the understanding of interdependence between Squads within DXdao. No individual squad can succeed on its own. Each squad relies on each other for survival and success.
  • If and when strategies are determined, I will work towards implementation and achieving the goals.

Proposal Summary:

I am identifying as a Level 8 contributor, and will be applying a 85% of full commitment percentage for September 2022 (I was off the first couple days of September) and 85% of full commitment for October 2022 due to participation in outside commitments, personal matters, travel and conferences.

Summary of compensation would be:

  • 7,650 xDAI (9,000 x 85% plus 9,000 x 85% = 15,300) to be paid when the proposal gets approved and the balance (7,650 xDAI) on 10/31/2022 when the contribution agreement finishes.
  • Approval for: 16,150 USD (9,500 x 85% plus 9,500 x 85% = 16,150) to be paid in DXD in a vesting contract continuously for three years with a one year cliff when the contribution agreement finishes. The vesting contract would be created and funded in the future after 10/31/2022 and use 09/01/2022 as the starting date of the vesting.
  • 0.2833% mainnet REP (0.16666% x 85% = 0.14166% plus 0.16666% x 85% = 0.14166% = 0.2833%) to be earned on completion at 10/31/2022 - (equivalent # of REP in xDXdao will also be requested)
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