NEAR week is already rocking and rolling!
Highlight: NEAR Town Hall
Featured several amazing projects in our ecosystem:
Next one will be in August!
Community Squad DAO
Active Proposals Extend VotePeriod from 7 to 14 days:
CommunitySquad DAO – as the main source for $NEAR distribution to members of the NEAR Community – is sent payout proposals on an ongoing basis, but especially at the end of the month as Guilds report on their activity and upcoming plans.
To address payout proposal failure and voting delays, and to encourage good governance practices, the following proposal seeks to address a core problem:
The CommunitySquad DAO Council members do not feel adequately acquainted with the proposals coming in…
Payout 338 NEAR to uxisnear.near for unknown reimbursements:
Request to reimburse the basic expenses we incurred in setting up the Silicon Craftsmen website, community hub and other miscellaneous admin.
The total amount is $743.26 for:
Website & Logo Design - $300
Domain Names (1yr) - $20
Protonmail (Monthly) - $15
UnicornPlatform (Website builder, Yearly Subscription) - $116
Meetup.com (6 months) - 108.98
Circle.so Community Platform (Monthly) $80
Other Productivity and Project Management tools - $102.63
Result: uxisnear.com, community.uxisnear.com
Payout 1400 NEAR to sue.near for June Reddit Ops effort:
NEAR Reddit Team Report
The Reddit Ops Team has been working to increase engagement with NEAR protocol since April of 2021. The goal of the reddit operation is to increase engagement with the NEAR community. We accomplish this goal by hosting AMAs on the r/nearprotocol subreddit, sharing general content on the r/nearprotocol sub, and posting on other subs.
When we began our operation in April, we had 555 subscribers. Since then, our subscriber number has more than double…
Payout 2000 NEAR to nearweek.near for a news guild:
Announcing the launch of the NEARWEEK News Guild
NEARWEEK is an international network of NEAR stakeholders gathered around the purpose of enabling, collecting, curating & distributing easily accessible news within the greater NEARverse.
The following proposal seeks to democratise and implement transparency in the world of news media. Instead of being the voices of few, which has often been the case with traditional…
Payout 22500 NEAR to the Open Web Sandbox DAO (sandbox.sputnikdao.near) for community development:
This is the June Request from the Sandbox for community development for a total sum of 22,500 NEAR. The members and Guilds for this payout include:
Payout 550 NEAR to gyan.near for university collaborations and technical workshops as a part of the NEAR India Guild:
I am submitting a proposal to conduct meetups for University students as well as professors. For the month of June, I have 2 meetups setup/completed and 1 for the month of July. Here are some statistics + materials from the workshops that I conducted. I have also added a plan to funnel the folks from this workshop to the community. Adding that to the proposal as well.
June 2nd - TinkerHub CET.
College of Trivandrum is an engineering college in India where I held a 1+ hour workshop …
Payout 482 NEAR to hispano.near for agreed reimbursement:
During the launch of the NEAR Hispano Guild, we had to pay for basic services to get the website and logo ready for launch.
Tasks related to creating the Guild:
Coordinating web design and logo - 50 NEAR
Setting up web server hosting and email - 50 NEAR
This is a request to reimburse the following expenses, in total it is $ 905 USD.
Web Design: $360 USD
Logo Design: $150 USD
Web hosting for 1 year - $192 USD
Mail hosting - 2 accounts - $24
SSL Certificate - 1 year - $71 USD
Updates From the Squad
Our team is here to share key results from last week, plans for this week, and current blockers. Transparency is crucial for accountability and governance.
Council Members: @chloe @3UN1C3 @Grace @jcatnear @jlwaugh @JMaenen @mecsbecs @ross @shreyas @starpause
Also submitted a
proposal to add @norah.near to the Community Squad DAO council:
Guilds Management Crew
Looking to start a Guild to grow your community on NEAR? Already leading your Guild and want to know what resources are available? Want to make connections with other Guild leaders but don’t know where to start?
Meet the folks who can answer those questions and field any other Guild-related queries you may have:
The Guilds Management Crew:
Given we’re speaking with folks all over the world, and are in diff…
Your feedback is much appreciated
We hope to discuss project ideas, answer questions, learn from your experience, and collaborate!
July 13, 2021, 9:38am
Q3 is here! What a great TownHall , yesterday’s TownHall sets the standard for what is to come in Q3
Last week we finalized our Objectives and Key Results, each team member has developed their plan, and we are starting to consolidate our 30 days goals.
On the hiring front, we have managed to complete the recruitment of the
Community Advocate Lead; we are grateful to have received so many applications; it was a complex selection process, but we are pleased with the results. For the candidates that were not shortlisted, we offered them to join our Contributor’s Program. I am expecting the OWSandbox would be busy these days!
Plans for this week
1- Fine tunning our mission and vision as a team
2- Consolidating all 30-60-90 day plans
3- Align our Community Fund processes with other funding vehicles
4- Planning the NEAR Rebrand rollout
5- Continue with the planning of Hackathon 1 of 3
6- Participating at WilderMohre in Germany
In relation to my
[Q3 OKRs] Rebecca Hallquist - Community Squad - Community OS Specialist, here is my update:
Guilds Network & Open Web Sandbox & Creatives DAO:
Guilds Onboarding Pathway Revamp cemented and
published on the Forum - now it’s time to further push for Guild feedback through the current open Guilds Survey so we can devise next steps for smoother Guilds experience including and beyond Guilds onboarding.
Guilds Introduction Post template for the Forum, which is the new default template for new Topic creation under the “Community > Guilds” subcategory.
@Sofia_Alum to conceptualize and design a new Sandbox project opportunity: [July 2021] the OWS Project Opportunity: Help us create Pitch Starter Kit
Had great introductory chats with the majority of the First
Incubated Guilds who launched in June and have got some exciting projects underway after only ~one month of operations. Check out their introductory posts as they appear here on the Forum and keep an eye out for updates on any projects they’re working on. Tomorrow @ 3-4pm CEST, 2 of these new Guilds will be presenting at the Open Web Sandbox weekly AMA.
Had a branding & UX meeting which will result in the Open Web Sandbox getting a landing page on the new
near.org and discussions are underway for the OWS to get its own ‘brand refreshed’ logo to better match the new NEAR look for next week (thank you, @jake!).
Community OS & Transformation:
Community Playbooks are here and NEAR! Building away at Copper
Established new bi-weekly Community Squad DAO Council meetings
@starpause to chat about the Community OS toolkit product vision and next steps - stay tuned!
: ACTION ITEMS for this week
@marcelo to discuss involvement at the next OWS Party on July 29th (promo to drop this week!); @jlwaugh to talk goodie bag as well
Create Community Playbooks working publishing schedule as a result of the Playbooks meeting yesterday. Look out for the Trello Board by Friday
@jcatnear @JMaenen @ross @starpause @chloe @jlwaugh
Work on new Guilds landing page copy for the
near.org website for @jake to incorporate our new Guilds onboarding direction
@Maggie to get the Guilds Copper work stream fully live and operational for next week
New Guild leader onboarding meetings
Attend the Second
Guilds Launch on Friday [ Register here]! Hope everyone can attend!