TEC WGs Weekly Update: Feb 14 - Feb 21

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Hello :wave:! These are the Working Group (WG) Weekly Updates: here’s what’s been happening lately in and around our many calendar calls. If you feel like you’re missing out, join us in real time during any of our many syncs or check out our YouTube channel archive for hundreds of recorded calls.

:ear_of_rice: Stewards

  • Sprint 27 ended (Feb. 4 - 17) and Sprint 28 began (Feb 18 - March 3): here’s a link to our Sprint Board.
  • The ETHDenver conference, which has been happening for about a week now, had some of its main events this weekend: several of our Stewards attended and will continue to be involved in and around events for this new week as well. Check our Twitter for networking opportunities!
  • Our WG’s 3-month funding proposal passed! Thanks to everyone who supported it.
  • On Thursday we had our Sprint Retrospective, where we talked about onboarding processes, community growth, and how we can better facilitate newcomers joining the Web 3 space.
  • The Stewards’ statement of commitment period concluded on the 15th. During this period, current Stewards were invited to confirm their commitment to continue serving in such capacity or to retire from their role as Stewards. The ideal commitment is for 6 months but this time frame is not fixed and we can adapt to smaller commitments. Only two Stewards have yet to confirm their commitment.
  • This week, during our Stewards Council, the topic we’ll be addressing will be money: what it means, what we need to do to generate revenue, and how we need to organize the utility of our token.
  • There will be another TEA x TEC: Intro to Token Engineering event on March 9th at 8 am UTC / 9 am CET.
  • What’s on the Stewards’ minds this week?
    • Votes on Gardens.
    • Upcoming presentations.
    • DeepSkills platform.
    • Proposal Inverter.
    • Onboarding.
    • Dune Analytics.
  • Lastly, a Commons Stack AMA was hosted on February 11th: if you missed it, here’s the recording.
  • As always, remember that retweeting is caring!
  • Forum Highlights:
    • Our Sprint Planning happens every other Friday,
    • Our Sprint Retrospective every other Thursday,
    • And our Stewards Weekly every other Wednesday.

:dove: Gravity

  • The goal of the Gravity WG is to foster conflict competence in Web 3 communities.
  • To accomplish this, we’ve created Gravity’s 6-month funding proposal, which is live on the TEC Garden and in our forum.
  • This passed Tuesday (Feb. 15th), Leen and Jeremy hosted the first Gravity practice session about Deep Democracy and Liberating Structures, respectively. The practice sessions will continue to be held weekly on Tuesdays (and you’re invited to the next one!)
  • Being that as it may, our WG’s sync calls are now on Wednesdays at 5 pm CET.
  • Got peace? Fill out this Google Form if you’d like to spread it around; there are many ways to contribute to our WG besides mediation.
  • Or support us by funding our new Gitcoin Grant!

:raised_hands:t4: Soft Gov

  • An important change in our voting protocol is the decision to discontinue using quadratic voting for our Snapshot votes until we have an identity solution that filters active users from just token holders.
    • And so we will shift from using quadratic, ranked-choice voting to ranked-choice voting; and from quadratic voting to single-choice voting.
  • For this reason, our TEC Polycentric Governance Framework forum post got updated recently to account for the current params and for the halting of quadratic voting on Snapshot until such identity solution is implemented.
  • We’ve created the first draft of a pamphlet that informs people about our decision-making guidelines for a proposal’s advice process.

:houses: Communitas

  • First, our weekly reminder that our WG has 3 different types of meetings:
    • Our WG Weekly Sync is Mondays at 8 pm CET / 2 pm EST.
    • Our Orientation Call is Wednesdays at 6 pm CET / 9 am PST.
    • Our TEC Lounge is Fridays at 5 pm CET / 8 am PST.
  • And now some good news: we’ve reached 1,800 members on Discord!
  • Our WG’s 3-month funding proposal is live on Gardens: please support it if you’re holding TEC tokens.
  • Two members of our community, Bends and Yineisy, are going over our Discord’s Community Data to find insights on onboarding dynamics: results to come soon!
  • Last but not least, we’re currently working on an FAQs document and also on a Contributor’s Agreement.
    • Do you have any questions that you believe ought to be added? Contact me on Discord (Mount Manu#3530).

:dizzy: 0mega

  • During our last weekly sync, Mert presented his research on “How algorithmic policies shape our behaviors—or not”: here’s a link to the presentation.
  • Our next WG call (on Feb. 16th) will be hosted by Mert and will delve into how algorithmic policies change our behaviors—or not?
  • Currently, our WG has got 2 initiatives, funding proposals, that we’ve been forwarding:
  • Our Consilience Library page is online and we’re actively looking for contributors: if you believe you’re a subject-matter expert on any of the 8 petals of our crypto-economic systems flower, and if you’d like to contribute, please message Mount Manu#3530 on Discord.
  • Finally, during our next WG call (February 23rd), Jeanne of MotionDAO will give a presentation on Dynamic Energy Budget.

:microscope: Labs

  • Perhaps our most impactful work right now deals with the Proposal Inverter: a governance primitive that will allow several DAOs to fund the same proposal, a feature that would save proposal writers a lot of time while allowing certain initiatives the opportunity to raise more funding.
  • Vyvy-vi and YGG will soon team up to summon a Discord bot army: the session will take place from March 4th to May 6th.
  • Remember that Metaverde is still hosting a Solidity study group (which started on Nov. 18th and will end on Feb. 24th).
  • Once again, the TE Fundamentals Course has opened for pre-registration.
  • Finally, our recurring events are the following:
    • For our DAO2DAO Models Workshops: join us Wednesdays at 9am PST/6pm CEST (at the PrimeDAO Discord server).
    • For Longtail Financial Open Office Hours: join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 pm PST / 9 pm CET on LTF’s Discord server.
    • For BlockScience Open Office Hours: join us on Thursdays at 9 am PST / 6 pm CET (via Zoom Call).
  • Forum Highlight: Overwhelmed by awesomeness? We’ve got you: here’s a calendar with all the aforementioned events.

:satellite: Comms

  • Our funding proposal is finally live on our forum!
  • Our WG’s T.E.A.M. has 4 teams, which are:
    • TE Academy team (syncs on Mondays at 5 pm CET / 10 am CT):
      • Working on a the production of a video with the support of the Animation & Video Production team.
    • Twitter team (syncs on Mondays at 6 pm CET / 11 am CT):
      • Currently promoting ETHDenver events as fostering networking opportunities amongst our attendees.
    • Animation & Video Production team (syncs on Mondays at 7 pm CET / 12 pm CT):
      • Pre-production for the Rewards quantification tutorial.
    • Translations team (syncs on Mondays at 9 pm CET / 2 pm CT):
      • Our first batch of translations is ready.
    • HubSpot team (syncs on Mondays at 10 pm CET / 3 pm CT ):
      • Working on the next newsletter email, as well as forms to gather data.
  • Our Dework platform is ready to go as soon as the funds hit our WG’s multi-sig.

:male_detective: Transparency

:classical_building: Legal

  • We have our sync calls every other Friday at 4 pm CET: join us and learn more about our legal framework.
  • We’re currently working in the following issues:
  • Open call for legal experts: we’re looking for contributors with legal expertise in the DAO space; DM iviangita on Discord if you’d like to be involved.

:gem: Rewards

  • After two Praise quantification trials, we’re now planning the real quantification task to take place on Monday Feb. 21st.
  • Our 2nd Test Quantification had some issues, data loss; we’re working on finding the root of what caused the problem.
  • Check out this forum post about SourceCred in the TEC as a context to what our WG seeks to accomplish.
  • Remember to DM Mitch (divine_comedian#5493) on Discord if you’d like to be involved in the praise quantification process because our open call to contributors is still live!
  • Forum Highlight: Our Rewards System sync calls are now on Wednesdays at 20:00 CET in our Reward-System VC. Also, check out our Rewards System Task Force Google Doc.

:books: Thank you for reading the WG Weekly update from Jan 1 - 13 :slight_smile: Be sure to check out the calendar to join us on a call! :phone:

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