TEC Working Groups Weekly Update, Nov 21st

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

(apologies for the late submission)

Hello :wave:! Here are the Working Group updates from the 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

  • We are in Sprint 22 and the Commons Upgrade (CU) is getting closer: keep yourself updated with…
  • …the key dates for the CU, which are the following:
    • Nov 11 - 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
  • Last week’s Stewards Council yielded some initial budget estimations for our DAO: based on current WG Funding Prpoposals, our current working pace would have us spend about $180k DAI to finance 3 months of our DAO’s operations; and around $410k is a soft figure for funding for current proposals on the forum (although we don’t know if all of them will be resubmitted)
  • Our Steward WG Funding Proposal is currently on advice process in our forum
  • Remember to keep track of the critical pieces of work for our CU through our ZenHub
  • We highly recommend TE Academy’s next Introduction to Token Engineering course, which will start 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 weekly syncs which happen every Wednesday at 1900 CET
  • As an inspiring reminder, over 500 people have contributed to the TEC
  • 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

  • Our ethos is to continue fostering competen…—look, all we are saying is give peace a chance
  • The 9th session of our 2nd Graviton Training revolved around Ostrom’s principles: Decision taking and Decision Spaces, was hosted by Lívia Deschenmeyer, and took place on Tuesday Nov. 16th
  • Our 10th session will center around Ostrom’s Principles: Deicision-taking and Decision Spaces, will be hosted by Juan Carlos Bell, and will (also) take place on Tuesday Nov. 23rd
  • Consider joining us for our Nonviolent Communication (NVC) bookclub, which takes place on Thursdays in the DAO Bookclub server; we are currently on Chapter 8 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

:houses: Communitas

  • 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
  • We’ve finally completed the first part of our Discord onboarding journey
  • Last but not least, here’s our WG 3-month Funding Proposal

: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.)

  • Params Parties are like cowbell: we gotta have more!
  • And so we’re still in Params Party season: check our calendar and join us at one of the many events we’re hosting
  • So far we’ve assembled 5 teams for kicking off T.E.A.M. after the CU:
    • TE Academy
    • Hubspot
    • Animation & Media
    • Translation
    • Twitter Planning
  • Our Creative Onboarding campaign continues and we are actively looking for project managers, graphic designers, social media managers, and animators to join our ranks as contributors
  • Post-Commons Upgrade manifesto will soon be unveiled!

:male_detective: Transparency

  • We’ve helped Soft Gov update their decision-tracking document
  • 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 (and here’s our Transparency WG manifesto)

: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’ve got a new draft of terms and conditions for the ABC
  • We’re 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
  • We’ve added one more feature to our CCD: you can now simulate a funding request into the bonding curve as a way to understand what it’d take to pass a proposal
  • Check out our current Commons Configuration Proposals and if you’d like to support one of these, use only 1 vote because it’s likely that most current proposals will be forked after our debates
  • As for the debate structure: we’ll deliberate on 5 proposals, each proponent having 5 minutes to explain and 5 minutes to respond to objections or feedback given by peers; the debates will last 1 week and you can DM Griff if you’d like to host

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