TEC Working Groups Weekly Update, Nov 15th

TEC Working Groups Weekly Update

Monday, November 15, 2021

Hello :wave:! Here are the Working Group updates from last week. If you feel like you’re missing out, check out the calendar and join us in real time during any of our many calls.

No Spotlight this week.

:ear_of_rice: Stewards

  • Sprint 21 ended and the Commons Upgrade (CU) is getting closer: keep yourself updated or just help us with the hype by retweeting or tagging our Twitter page musings
  • The key dates for the CU are the following:
    • Now - Nov 18 <— Learn & Propose
    • Nov 19 - 25 <— Propose & Debate
    • Nov 25 - 30 <— Debate & Rock the Vote
    • Dec 1 - 6 <— Stewards Council & Voters pamphlet creation
    • Dec 7 - 13 <— Runoff vote
  • The Initial Buy-In Snapshot proposal was voted on and passed by our community
  • We’ve begun working on a Tweet Feed for our Discord; special thanks go to Metaverde for her insight in suggesting this feature
  • Params Parties are being scanned for improvements
  • Our very own Griff Green was featured on the Bankless Podcast: have a look if you want to hear some epic stories
  • TE Academy’s Introduction to Token Engineering course kicked off last Thursday Nov. 11 at 4:30pm UTC; if you missed it, the next one will take place on Wednesday Dec. 15 at 9:00am UTC
  • Consider joining us for our Sprint Retrospective and Stewards Council meetings which alternate every Thursday at 1800 CET; and also for our Stewards Weekly sync which happen every Wednesday at 1900 CET
  • Forum Highlight: As always, you’ll find many guiding references in our TEC Timeline here, in our TEC Handbook here, and in our TEC Retrospective Miro board, all of which are open for everyone to see. In it we visualize in-house empirical findings: what has gone well, what can be done better, and what specific actions we can take to keep progressing successfully

:dove: Gravity

  • Gravity’s ethos is to continue fostering competent conflict management for us personally, and for our community collectively
  • Accordingly, we’re working on improving access to our services by introducing a sidebar interface on our Discord server where the active Gravitons in our community can be contacted
  • The 8th session of our 2nd Graviton Training revolved around a Gravity Deep Dive, was hosted by Juan Carlos Bell, and took place on Tuesday Nov. 9th
  • Our 9th session will center around Ostrom’s Principles: Deicision-taking and Decision Spaces, will be hosted by Lívia Deschenmeyer, and will take place on Tuesday Nov. 16th
  • Consider joining us for our Nonviolent Communication (NVC) bookclub, which takes place on Thursdays in the DAO Bookclub server; we are currently on Chapter 7 of Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • Forum Highlight: 2nd Graviton Training Study Plan

:globe_with_meridians: Commons Swarm

:raised_hands:t4: Soft Gov

  • Our Rewards System Task Force has been working on updating our Praise framework for several weeks now
  • Check out our recently created Reward Board for an insider’s perspective into the members of our Task Force and their respective duties
  • Forum Highlight: Our Rewards System sync calls are now on Wednesdays at 20:00 CET in our Community Hall VC

:houses: Communitas

  • We now have more than 1200 members in our community
  • Our Orientation Call is Wednesdays at 18:00 CET on the Community Hall VC; and our TEC Lounge is Fridays at 17:00 CET also on the Community Hall VC
  • After weeks of work, next week we’ll be finally presenting the first part of our Discord onboarding journey
  • Wanna contribute? Check our Communitas WG Funding Proposal and comment on ways to co-create it together

:dizzy: 0mega

:microscope: Labs

Currently focusing on Rewards System Research: join us Fridays at 9am PST/6pm CEST (at our TEC Discord server)

  • For our Praise Evolution Taskforce: join us Thursdays at 7am PST/4pm CEST (at our TEC Discord server)
  • For our DAO2DAO Models Workshops: join us Wednesdays at 9am PST/6pm CEST (at the PrimeDAO Discord server)
  • For the Tokenspice Development Workshop: join us Mondays at 8am PST/5pm CEST (at the Token Engineering Academy Discord Server)
  • For BlockScience Open Office Hours: join us on Thursdays at 9am PST/6pm CEST (via Zoom Call)
  • For Longtail Financial Open Office Hours: join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12pm PST/9pm CEST on LTF’s Discord server
  • Forum Highlight: Solidity study group hosted by @metaverde: Nov 18 - Feb 24th

:satellite: Comms (soon to be T.E.A.M.)

  • Last week we had our most attended Comms call to date (20+ members)
  • It’s still Params Party season: check our calendar and join us at one of the many events we’re hosting
  • Our Creative Onboarding campaign has been a success so far but we’re still actively looking for project managers, graphic designers, social media managers, and animators to join our ranks as contributors. DM chuygarcia.eth or Mount Manu on Discord if you’d like to be involved
  • Last but not least, our Post-Commons Upgrade manifesto will soon be unveiled!

:male_detective: Transparency

  • We finalized development of the Credential Offboarding process
  • We’ve started looking into Dune Analytics for data-driven insights into our audit. Kindly DM Zeptimus on our Discord server if you’d like to be involved in this issue
  • Our Transparency Survey for the community will be ready shortly
  • Finally, we’ll be starting the Transparency Debates for the Multisig process soon
  • Forum Highlight: Our bi-weekly sync calls are on Mondays at 15:00 CET in Transparency’s VC

:classical_building: Legal

  • 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
  • We are working on a new draft of terms and conditions for the ABC
  • We are creating a WG Funding Proposal that’ll enable us access to readily available capital in the (improbable but possible) event of legal action
  • Forum Highlight: Join us every other Friday at 16:00 CET for a chance to contribute and learn more about the ABC’s legal framework

:robot: Params

  • New link for our Commons Configuration Dashboard (CCD)!
  • Try our dashboard here and, if you’re feeling lost or lonely, check our Party Calendar for the date & time of our many Params Parties
  • Just one more feature to add—adding a funding request to the conviction voting app—and then our work here will be done and our mission accomplished
  • Forum Highlight: Don’t hesitate to open an issue on ZenHub if you have suggestions on how to improve our CCD

:books: Thanks for reading the update this week! Be sure to check out the calendar to join us on a call! :phone: