A proposal created via group effort including @brent @Carla78 @SpectraCryptoVerse anson parker#4296 and barukimang#3560 to secure a budget for the Aragon dTech Guild for the next 4 months of operation as per the ESD timeline (Season 1). In this 2nd phase of guild development we will continue to manage our existing services (Support tickets and discord communication) as well as extend services to moderate a support forum, in depth maintenance on all documentation, as well as providing additional technical services which are presented to us from other working groups at Aragon such as quality assurance and testing of Aragon products as well as third party tools that may be integrated with the Aragon product.
This proposal aims to secure funding for 4 continuing months of operation in the the following monthly breakdown:
- Core Aragon dTech member static compensation of $16,000 p/ month (25% will be from the result of cordinape)
- Contributing Aragon dTech member dynamic compensation of $6,000 p/ month
Note: Static compensation is a set amount each month for each core member. Dynamic compensation may vary from month to month based on Aragon’s needs and bounty work performed.
Guild member structuring background is important to understand the usage of funds:
Core dTech members have been established to take the lead and focus on their assigned delegation. They are dedicated to the success of the guild and ensure each of its core operations are executed in depth and optimally. Delegated core members divide tasks, responsibility, ownership and overall structuring of the guild.
Contributing members were established to allow a pathway for the community to be involved by accepting bounties, joining calls, and offering input and opinions. Contributing members will always be considered for new core member delegations as much as funding and Aragon’s requirements allow.
The modus operandi of dTech’s previous proposed budget was to be diligent with the use of funds which has led to a roll over of roughly $12,000 to this proposal. This MO will continue in Season 1. Unused core member compensation funds will roll over to be saved or used in the season if a need is identified. Likewise, unused contributor funds will roll over and will only be dispersed via completion of bounties that align with Aragon and the operations of the dTech guild.
Adding up the maximum possible disbursement would total $88,000. Removing roll over from the previous proposal (expected to be $12,000) leaving this proposal to request $76,000 maximum.
Aragon dTech Core member delegations will focus on the following
All Core Members
- Continue technical support services - Helpscout, Discord, forum, defining scope of support. (Where support starts and ends)
- Web3/ DAO research technical assistance- Liaising with operations guild to execute technical aspects for Web3 tool research, decentralized experiments, process research and testing - Internal and external liaising (Help other guilds do what we do).
- User Documentation - For Zaragoza and the current platform: How to guides, Tutorials, Multilingual support with a goal of adding a minimum two additional languages, maintenance/updating
- Developer documentation with Spotlight and platform setup.
- Forum management and moderation - Managing topics, moderating posts
- Statistics and feedback from users and developers - How can the user documentation consistently be improved to provide a simpler understanding of products
- Quality Assurance - Zaragoza, any other feature released of Aragon’s products and services.
- Product Testing - Avalanche, Humanode, Reef Finance, 1Hive’s EVMcrispr, Gnosis integration, new product use-cases. Report feedback to development and product teams.
- Bounty Creation and bounty budget - Asses and set appropriate compensation for bounties
- Bounty status reporting - Manage the bounty process
- Process UX data and feature requests
- Zaragoza user experience data collection - Help out the research and development team liaising with Ramon and Harry to gather information .
- Monthly technical support performance stats reporting - This role will track the success of technical support month to month in the Discord, forum, and helpscout
- Liaising development team for technical feedback and delivering bug documentation
- BD Liaison - This role will work with business development on technical questions and assistance where required
- Growing contributor engagement - Outreach to community members interested in contributing
- Manage dTech notion page and wiki page
- Monitor budget, Cordinape Circle Management, and provide disbursement information
- Complete and post end of month reports
- Meeting management - Topics and transcription of meetings
- Liaison to other working groups in the AN DAO and externally DAO2DAO - This role will manage communication other guilds on technical topics (Setup of dwork, gnosis safe, cordinape, etc)
A more detailed view of delegations can be viewed here: https://www.notion.so/aragonorg/Current-Delegations-structure-b5de957925c44f2993d46e1f85e7053c
Each Core Delegation will have its own public Notion page where the community can view and comment on output from delegated focuses. Additionally, at the end of each month there will be a scheduled live AMA along with a report of the successes and failures from the month.
Bounties will be given to contributing members for the following focuses:
- Entering Helpscout and Discord questions in the forum if they do not exist
- Assist with Helpscout questions to further reduce response time
- Additional testing of platforms
- Reviewing the user experience (Platform and documentation)
develop systems and processes that aid delegated roles and assist the technical needs of the of other guilds. These bounties allow the dTech to grow its membership for resiliency, engage the community, and offer important technical services to Aragon. Currently there are 3 bounties in progress, 7 bounties waiting to start, and 4 more proposed. Anyone in the community can propose bounties and review current bounties in Notion to ensure focus fits with Aragon dTech.
With overwhelming agreement in the community, technical support is an important role that needs to be fulfilled. In addition, there are many technical aspects that are not the focus of other guilds such as developer and user documentation Zaragoza with multilingual support. Products have been released in the past with multiple problems presumably without any QA testing. Other communities are building around us and we have little to no communication with them. And a common theme heard at Aragon is: “We don’t have the time or resources [to be involved in solving these types of issues]”.
Aragon dTech has the ability to resolve these pain points. As we do, Aragon develops into a more mature operation with a more mature product. This will resonate with our users and potential DAOs in the future.
A risk always exists with static compensation that the value and quantity of output the community receives is below the rate of compensation. To gauge this risk, this proposal has built in transparency with each delegation maintaining a Notion page which the community can review and give feedback on at any time.
There is a risk Zaragoza will not be in the position to hand over a full QA need in the next four months. It is planned however that there will intermediary testing with minor version releases. The start date of creating Zaragoza documentation is unknown and may not start during Season 1. Howto guides for Zaragoza are currently active and being worked on.
One delegation could receive the majority of traction and others could hit a plateau. This would in traditional business require a pivot. In this environment, the community would be involved, starting back at this proposal to identify new goals that align with Aragon and approve of any pivot direction before it happens.
- Project duration is 4 months (Season 1).
- Each month the guild will publish a report detailing the achievements accomplished.
- Success will be defined by the minimum criteria:
- All user support tickets replied to within 16 hours and resolved within 24 hours.
- Documentation translated into a minimum of two languages.
- Close communication with development and product teams for Zaragoza, meeting milestones for documentation and preparing for QA.
- Ability to support technical requests of the operations guild with the resources available in dTech.
- Provide proper QA testing for Aragon products as requested
- Provide communication and transparency to the satisfactory of other guilds at Aragon
- Have tangible results from collaboration with “like services” guilds in other communities
- Open, bi-weekly calls are available for anyone to join and participate. In addition, effort will be put into creating a structure for calls to be transcribed and entered into notion with links to relevant information and output. This output will be discussed by the heads of guilds during frequent calls.(Working with @b3n to set this up)
- Increase contributor engagement having at least 3 long term active contributors
- Set backup delegations which shadow other delegated roles within the guild
The guild team is fluid as additional contributing members will join from the community and others will leave. Some will be moved into a delegated position as the need arises and dedication is demonstrated. These are current core and contributing members:
- anson parker#4296
- Carla78#9313 @Carla78
- Spectra CV#6148 @SpectraCryptoVerse
- tony.alpha #5145
- Brent Russell, Brént#008 - Guild Steward @brent
The Aragon dTech Guild aligns with existing and emerging efforts within Aragon as an interstitial member of all teams:
- As the first operational experiment in decentralising the Aragon Network we work as leaders - making mistakes and achievements in a “sandboxed” ecosystem.
- Freeing up core engineering time to focus on product development.
- Supporting business development initiatives both as mid-level builders and through strategic business referral managers as prescribed by the business development team.
- Supporting technical operations of all teams that is not otherwise covered by devops.
- As user advocates reporting back from the front lines of the user experience.
For static compensation ($3500 p/ month) the ESD will make direct transfers to wallet addresses for core members conforming to the Aragon standard of distributions at the end of each month. 25% of each members $3500 compensation will be decided upon via cordinape circle in which the results will be delivered to the ESD at the end of each month. There are currently 4 core members leaving $2000 p/ month roll over for an additional core member at the end of Season 1 if required. Total maximum disbursement per month of static compensation will be no more than $16,000 /p month
For dynamic compensation, the ESD will make direct transfers to wallets of those who have completed bounties totaling no more than $6,000
- Distributions will be a combination of USDC and ANT token, currently a 70:30 split.
- The ESD will distribute funds at the direction of the Spectra CV#6148 and reviewed by the guild steward.
The guild will strive to provide transparency in everything we do. Aragon dTech is an open group that wants to receive and act on constructive criticism. This proposal is in no way an end to discussions about how we operate and the tasks we take on. We are always open to adapting and changing.