The TEC has benefited greatly from being the community that built, tested and launched the first iteration of the Praise rewards system. Since then we’ve seen it grow up all on its own - now with about 10 awesome communities using Praise. If you’re not sure what Praise is you can check out their website. Building off our knowledge and expertise in the Rewards WG, I believe it’s time to take our reward system to the next level.
While facilitating the last year and half’s worth of praise and praise rewards, the rewards team would like to address a few concerns:
- Gradual decline of praise activity/activity in general in the TEC discord server.
- Technical limitations of using praise in Discord to reward external TE value creation.
We are excited to propose a new project that will enhance the existing Praise system in the TEC community by building an open-source integration for Praise that allows it to be dished through Twitter.
For better or worse, the majority of the crypto community interacts through Twitter. Having observed the onboarding and reward distribution hurdles with having our praise powers limited to only our humble Discord server we set out for ways to make ourselves more outward facing rather than internal.
This project aims to build a Twitter bot that the TEC can use to give praise to anyone on Twitter creating value for the TE field. The bot will handle parsing information from praise tweets and add it to the TEC’s existing praise database. From there it enters into our regular quantification process and turns into $TEC rewards for contributors not only in the TEC but a broader reach of TE pioneers.
The Rewards WG is seeking funding to develop and launch this project to benefit the TEC community as well as enhance the Praise system as a whole with this open-source module.
The primary goal of this project is to expand the influence of theTEC community by integrating the TEC Praise system with Twitter. The project aims to enable registered community members to give praise via Twitter to any Twitter user and ensure that this praise is captured in the community’s existing praise database. By doing so, the project will make the Praise system more accessible and inclusive to a wider range of TE contributors.
In a dream world this might be the first of many platform integrations for Praise. What could be next? Reddit? Lens? EPNS?
Benefits to the TEC
As mentioned, we hope to cast a wider net in terms acknowledging and rewarding Token Engineering activity and contributions; allowing Praise to happen on Twitter effectively permits us to acknowledge and reward people without requiring them to be in a specific Discord server. It also allows praise to be much more visible to the wider TE community, inspiring others to join the discussion or Praise other work they want to acknowledge, generating a virtuous cycle of Praise and contributions.
This is also a great chance to get back in the BUIDL saddle and create a first-of-its-kind product that will bring back attention to the TEC and set eyes upon the work we are doing and the ingenuity of our Commons. We built a lot of great things back in 2021 (omg I’ve been here this long! ) and I think it’s time we take another crack at it.
Lastly, this will also allow for a better distribution mechanism for the $TEC. By allowing us to reward Token Engineers all over the metaverse, not just those active in Discord, we can make them shareholders in the TEC and bring attention back to our token economy.
We are requesting a total of 20,000 DAI in funding to develop and launch the TEC Twitter Praise Bot project. This funding will cover the costs of backend and frontend development, database engineering, QA testing, and DevOps. We estimate that the project will take ~3 months to complete assuming certain workflows can be developed and tested concurrently.
The project timeline will consist of the following stages:
- Development Planning: 2 weeks
- Registration process for Praise givers and receivers: 3 weeks
- Bot Development: 5 weeks
- Integrating with an existing praise database: 2-3 weeks
- QA testing: 2 weeks
The TEC Twitter Praise Bot project will be led by myself, Mitch and @Maxwe11, both of whom are on the Reward Board. I have led the Rewards WG for about a year and am fairly knowledgeable on the Praise system, having helped draft Praise’s initial spec and leading the testing and quantification process in the TEC since its inception. Maxwe11 has a development background, is a steadfast participant in the Rewards WG and initially raised the idea of expanding the Praise system to another platform.
In summary, the TEC Twitter Praise Bot project aims to integrate the Praise system with Twitter by building a bot that captures praise dished on twitter and incorporates them into our reward system. The primary benefits for the TEC include expanding the Praise system’s reach and visibility beyond Discord, rewarding a broader range of TE contributors, and creating a valuable open-source integration that can be forked and used by any community that embraces Praise.
If you would like more info you can find a more technical specification here.