SteadyForce Working Group S5 Review and S6 Plans

For more information about SteadyForce Working Group, please refer:

S5 Review

In S5, we have 5 SteadyForce members: @Bruce_LXDAO, @kahn.yuan, @sanzhi, @TengWang, and @0xhardman.

Here are the performance data:

Name Employment Status Level S5 total Subsidy Standard Income
Bruce Xu Full-time Senior 3617 LXPU 15000 LXPU
Teng Wang Part-time Senior 3834.5 LXPU 7500 LXPU
Kahn Full-time Senior 0 15000 LXPU
0xhardman Part-time Intermediate 907 LXPU 4500 LXPU
Sanzhi Full-time Intermediate 249 LXPU 9000 LXPU

So far looks good, but there are some reasons for the data:

  1. There are some funds from the previous projects
  2. Sanzhi joined in during the middle of June and Bruce has no subsidy in May

So S6 data will be more accurate for the cost and budget for SteadyForce.

Now, we are accepting new applications for the SteadyForce S6, please submit your application by using the following template:

  • Name:
  • LXDAO Buidler Profile:
  • Employment Status: Full-time or part-time
  • Expected Level:
  • Expected Subsidy:

What are your previous contributions to LXDAO?

What are you working on currently?

What are your future plans with LXDAO in S6?


Additional information:

What is the Expected Subsidy?

The expected subsidy represents the minimum amount you can anticipate receiving monthly from the LXDAO community in recognition of your consistent contributions. It’s important to note that this is not a salary. Instead, it’s meant to cover your basic living expenses. While this sets a baseline, you have the opportunity to earn more based on the volume and quality of your work.

For reference, we’ve derived recommended subsidy amounts for full-time roles from Web3 role salary research and our treasury’s real-world data:

  • Dev
    • Senior: 5000
    • Middle: 3000
    • Junior: 1500
  • Operation:
    • Senior: 4000
    • Middle: 2400
    • Junior: 1200
  • Designer:
    • Senior: 4500
    • Middle: 2700
    • Junior: 1350

If your subsidy expectations differ from the above recommendations, please provide a detailed rationale. Final decisions will be based on factors like available budgets, individual experience, past contributions, and more.

What are your previous contributions to LXDAO?

Operations Team:

  • Planned and executed the anniversary celebration, including article writing and promotion. The retrospective results seem satisfactory.
  • Proposed and advanced the Workshop initiative. One session has been conducted, but the progress for subsequent ones is slow.
  • Business development with several communities, including but not limited to: PlanckerDAO, GCC, etc.

Governance Team:

  • Participated in the drafting of the white paper and discussions on token economics.

Financing Team:

  • Continuously improved the financing deck, with daily updates and follow-ups, and prepared the SAFT agreement.
  • Maintained investor relations and negotiations, increasing the intended amount to 550KU. Some funds are in the payment stage.

Project Team:

  • EIPs Fun has been completed and launched, now entering the operational phase with ongoing follow-ups.
  • Collaborated with Ray on advancing the theoretical research project on the sustainability of public goods, which is still in its early stages.
  • Transitioned MFL2, with mild promotion. A larger Layer2 educational event for the community is planned for next month.
  • “Ethereum Illustrated” is in preparation, but due to limited resources, it hasn’t been actively pushed forward.
  • Promoted and deeply communicated with FairSharing, successfully initiated the project, and now entering the execution phase.
  • Provided mild consultation and follow-up work for Donate3.

What are you working on currently?

  • Project Management: Leading the “EIP Fun” initiative.
  • Financing: Serving as the Lead for the Financing Working Group.
  • Technical Advisory: Providing technical guidance for various projects.
  • Governance & Operations: Offering strategic advice on governance and operational matters.

What are your future plans with LXDAO in S6?

Financing Team:

  • Engage actively with VCs and potential investors to secure funding.

Expert Team:

  • Deepen research and understanding of the Ethereum ecosystem. Mainly AA and EIP.
  • Spearhead the establishment and structuring of the Expert Team.
  • Attend the “Devconnect” event in Istanbul in November.

Additional Commitments:

  • Maintain my role as Project Manager for “EIP Fun”, overseeing business development and operations.
  • Provide strategic advice for projects, notably “FairSharing”.
  • Support BD in the Operation WG initiatives and tasks.

Why increase the expected subsidy?

  • Worked a lot for different things but the rewards are not covered by working groups and projects well.
  • Living in NZ which cost of living is very high.

What are your previous contributions to LXDAO?

  1. Responsible for the front-end development of Mobymask, with a salary of 1500u.
  2. Participate in the development of the MVP version of Img3 with a salary of 150u.
  3. Develop a vote reminder robot and get 150LXP.
  4. Participated in Donate3 Hackathon and was responsible for front-end development.

What are you working on currently?
Currently responsible for back-end migration and version iteration of Donate3. 20+ hours per month. Two months on the job.

What are your future plans with LXDAO in S6?
At S6 we hope to be involved in more projects and to help refine SteadyForce’s S6 program.

What are your previous contributions to LXDAO?

Project

  • MyFirstLayer2 developer.
  • Donate3(MVP) developer.
  • Supported Donate3(MVP) finishing work.
  • Supported MyFirstLayer2 finishing work.
  • Made Donate3 V1.1 proposal.

LXDAO website

  • LXDAO website announcement page.
  • LXDAO website onboarding page v2.
  • LXDAO anniversary badge.

Hackathon

  • Rebase hackathon participant.
  • NVAH hackathon participant.
  • FVM hackathon participant and leader.
  • IRL hackathon participant and leader.

What are you working on currently?

  • Donate3 Project manger, Product manager, Fullstack Developer at least 1500ULXP per month

What are your future plans with LXDAO in S6?

Doante3

  • Finish development of Doante3 v1.1.
  • Attempt to seek financing for Donate3.
  • Attend hackathon to let more people know Donate3 and win the bounty.

Others

  • Support more project of LXDAO, such as: web3 logo, bd3.
  • LXDAO guider for new.

What are your previous contributions to LXDAO?

  • Joined LXDAO in July and currently involved in the development of the Donate3 project, which is still ongoing

What are you working on currently?

  • Donate3 V1.1’s front-end development,received 920 LXPU in July, and there might be 1600 LXPU in August

What are your future plans with LXDAO in S6?

  • Doante3:Finish development of Doante3 v1.1.
  • FairSharing:As a front-end developer, supporting FairSharing to participate in the hackathon.
  • web3 logo:Participating in the development of the Web3 logo project as a front-end or full-stack developer

What are your previous contributions to LXDAO?

Project

  • EIP Fun UI/UX.
  • MyFirstLayer2 UI review

LXDAO Tools

  • LXDAO website announcement page UI.
  • LXDAO website onboarding page UI.
  • LXDAO anniversary badge UI、Expert Group Badge UI.
  • LXDAO Working Group UI/UX

Operations Team

  • LXDAO WeChat official account UI optimization
  • LXDAO Talk, LXDAO Guide, Poster UI
  • Global Hacker House Visual Design

What are you working on currently?

  • Project:Web3logo design proposal
  • LXDAO Tools:UI optimization of LXDAO website
  • Operations:Related material design and optimization

What are your future plans with LXDAO in S6?

Project

  • Let Web3logo complete product development and put it into operation

LXDAO Tools

  • LXDAO official website interaction and visual 2.0 optimization upgrade;
  • LXDAO Product Visual Review and Optimization

Operations Team

  • Make the materials of LXDAO operation group more complete, unified and beautiful

What are your previous contributions to LXDAO?

  1. DAO tools fixed member: Drive website onboarding flow from idea to design to deliver, enhanced general user experiences
  2. FairSharing: As the PM (project lead and product manager), initiated the project and deep positive debate, proposal, MVP scoping, formed team. etc.
  3. Be member of expert WG, researched EAS from product perspective

What are you working on currently?

  1. FairSharing as PM
  2. WGs: DAO tools, expert WG
  3. Product teatime

What are your future plans with LXDAO in S6?

  1. Mainly focus on FairSharing to deliver MVP, get some external fund, get some real seed users (inside LXDAO and outside)
  2. Contribute in expert WG and product teatime session: ETH/EAS as main domain

What are your previous contributions to LXDAO?

Front-end developer of eipfun official website, developing list page and detail page. Some modifications of lxdao official website. Some modifications to the donate3 project.

What are you working on currently?

eipfun data update and optimize user experience. Feature improvements for donate3. Development of Bounty Tasks.

What are your future plans with LXDAO in S6?

Handled development tasks for eipfun and donate3. Participate in other projects and contribute your own strength.

What are your previous contributions to LXDAO?

DAO Tools Working Group:

  • Led the team to develop many official website features on R&D.
  • The Fairsharing project and DAOstar collaboration start-up from our team.
  • Follow up the DAOstar collaboration for a long time and participate in some development matters.

Expert Working Group:

  • Led the team to support community activity(BD, operation, projects).
  • Do some special research.

Fairsharing Project:

  • Technical architecture design and contract development.

EIPs Fun Project:

  • Backend development.

8DAO support:

  • FrenArt and 8DAO membership tech support.

What are you working on currently?

  • Working group leader: For DAO Tools and Expert working group.
  • Technical architect and developer: For Fairsharing.
  • Leader: For DAOstar collaboration.

What are your future plans with LXDAO in S6?

Expert Working Group:

  • Raise the influence of our community, let us be more focused and professional.

DAOstar Colabration:

  • Gain more international influence through long-term collaboration.

Fairsharing Project:

  • Make projects successful through technology.

Why am I applying for more subsidies than recommended?

Before the treasury funds were relatively small, the full-time workers’ budget was 1000 lower than before(6000) the establishment of the working group. Now the treasury has sufficient funds.
In addition to the monthly salary, full-time workers do not have benefits such as annual bonuses and insurance purchases. We need some incentives to do a better job. In the last season, I didn’t use some subsidy, I hope to increase the upper limit.
Full-time workers focus all energy on community building, and some work cannot be recorded in pow, actually do more work. At the same time, I propose to increase the budget to increase the subsidy of full-time workers(Bruce, Kahn, Sanzhi).

After careful deliberation, we have established a set of criteria to determine eligibility for membership in SteadyForce:

  • Priority to Full-time Employees: Full-time builders will be given priority as they can contribute more energy and time to the projects.
  • Emphasis on Diversity: If there is only one position available and the candidates include a Project Manager (PM) and a Developer (Dev), and we already have two Developers, we will select the PM to ensure a diverse skill set within the team.
  • Preference for Project Managers: We currently have a shortage of individuals who can initiate and manage entire projects, so we will prioritize the recruitment of Project Managers.
  • Subsidy Coverage: We anticipate that, on average, SteadyForce will cover 33% of the subsidy. We will base our budget calculations on this assumption.
  • Selection Process: If there is only one position available but multiple applicants, the Expert Working Group will vote to select the candidate based on their contribution and previous work. Interviews may be conducted if necessary.
  • Subsidy Level Disputes: If there are questions regarding the level of subsidy, the Expert Working Group will vote to make a decision based on the candidate’s contribution and previous work.
  • Subsidy Limits: Members who receive more than 33% of the total subsidy for the season will receive a warning and will be less likely to be selected in the future. Members who receive more than 50% of the total subsidy will be removed from SteadyForce in the future. Unless there are special circumstances, it is also possible to record some work that cannot be attributed.

It is important to note that these rules are designed to ensure fairness, optimize team dynamics, and maximize productivity. We believe that by adhering to these guidelines, we can build a stronger and more effective SteadyForce team.

It’s reasonable and I agree.

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According to the applications, the key information are below:

Name Employment Status Level Main Role Expected Subsidy Total Expected Subsidy Estimate Subsidy (33%) Different from previous season
Bruce Xu Full-time Senior Project Manager 6000 18000 1980 20%+
wwei Full-time Middle FullStack 3000 9000 990 NA
0xhardman Part-time Middle Project Manager 1800 5400 594 20%+
Stephen He Part-time Senior FullStack 2500 7500 825 NA
Wang Teng Part-time Senior Designer 2250 6750 742.5 10%-
Sanzhi Full-time Senior Operator 4000 12000 1320 33.33%+
Mike Part-time Senior Product Manager 2500 7500 825 NA
Neal Li Full-time Middle FullStack 3000 9000 990 NA
Kahn Full-time Senior Project Manager 6000 18000 1980 20%+

Based on the above considerations, I believe a salary increase is warranted. However, I would recommend that it be controlled and kept within a range of 0% to 10% per season. After all, in many companies, annual reviews typically result in salary adjustments ranging from 5% to 30%. Therefore, a seasonal adjustment of 0% to 10% seems reasonable and aligns with broader industry practices.

Governance: SteadyForce Working Group for S6

Title: SteadyForce Working Group
Proposal Champion: Bruce Xu
Date: 2023.08.31
Forum Post: SteadyForce Working Group S5 Review and S6 Plans

TL;DR

To manage the uncertainties of a flexible DAO, LXDAO proposes a SteadyForce Working Group for managing full-time and part-time workers who will contribute to routine tasks, especially in the R&D domain. The group will provide a stipend for basic living costs to selected LXDAO builders who have contributed significantly to the LXDAO.

Description

Here are some updates from the previous proposal: Snapshot

How to determine eligibility for SteadyForce members?

After careful deliberation, we have established a set of criteria to determine eligibility for membership in SteadyForce:

  • Priority to Full-time Employees: Full-time builders will be given priority as they can contribute more energy and time to the projects.
  • Emphasis on Diversity: If there is only one position available and the candidates include a Project Manager (PM) and a Developer (Dev), and we already have two Developers, we will select the PM to ensure a diverse skill set within the team.
  • Preference for Project Managers: We currently have a shortage of individuals who can initiate and manage entire projects, so we will prioritize the recruitment of Project Managers.
  • Subsidy Coverage: We anticipate that, on average, SteadyForce will cover 33% of the subsidy. We will base our budget calculations on this assumption.
  • Selection Process: If there is only one position available but multiple applicants, the Expert Working Group will vote to select the candidate based on their contribution and previous work. Interviews may be conducted if necessary.
  • Subsidy Level Disputes: If there are questions regarding the level of subsidy, the Expert Working Group will vote to make a decision based on the candidate’s contribution and previous work.
  • Subsidy Limits: Members who receive more than 33% of the total subsidy for the season will receive a warning and will be less likely to be selected in the future. Members who receive more than 50% of the total subsidy will be removed from SteadyForce in the future. Unless there are special circumstances, it is also possible to record some work that cannot be categorized into projects or working groups (Uncategorized contribution records).

It is important to note that these rules are designed to ensure fairness, optimize team dynamics, and maximize productivity. We believe that by adhering to these guidelines, we can build a stronger and more effective SteadyForce team.

How to get level up?

The expert working group is drafting a process for level-up and definition of each level.

Expansion of SteadyForce Member Scope

Starting this season, in an effort to enhance stability, the daily standup of SteadyForce will incorporate committed builders from the working group who contribute over 20 hours per week (Part-time). They have the option to attend 2-3 times per week. However, only selected builders will be eligible for the subsidy.

Project managers, during the active development phases, can also opt to participate in the daily standup if they wish, but it is not mandatory.

Definition of Exptected Subsidy

The expected subsidy represents the minimum amount you can anticipate receiving monthly from the LXDAO community in recognition of your consistent contributions. It’s important to note that this is not a salary. Instead, it’s meant to cover your basic living expenses. While this sets a baseline, you have the opportunity to earn more based on the volume and quality of your work.

For reference, we’ve derived recommended subsidy amounts for full-time roles from Web3 role salary research and our treasury’s real-world data:

  • Product Manager
    • Senior: 5000
    • Middle: 3000
    • Junior: 1500
  • Developer or Project Manager
    • Senior: 5000
    • Middle: 3000
    • Junior: 1500
  • Operator:
    • Senior: 4000
    • Middle: 2400
    • Junior: 1200
  • Designer:
    • Senior: 4500
    • Middle: 2700
    • Junior: 1350

If your subsidy expectations differ from the above recommendations, please provide a detailed rationale. Final decisions will be based on factors like available budgets, individual experience, past contributions, and more.

Subsidy increase rules

A subsidy increase is warranted for keeping those buidlers stable. However, we would recommend that it be controlled and kept within a range of 0% to 10% per season. In many companies, annual reviews typically result in salary adjustments ranging from 5% to 30%. Therefore, a seasonal adjustment of 0% to 10% seems reasonable and aligns with broader industry practices.

S6 Team Settings

From the applications on the forum, we carefully selected the following members to join SteadyForce in S6:

  • Bruce Xu, Full-time, Senior Dev + PM, 5500 LXPU per month
  • Wang Teng, Part-time, Senior Designer, 2250 LXPU per month
  • Kahn, Full-time, Senior Dev + PM, 5500 LXPU per month
  • 0xhardman, Part-time, Intermediate Dev + PM, 1650 LXPU per month
  • wwei, Full-time, Intermediate Dev, 3000 LXPU per month
  • Mike, Part-time, Senior PM, 2500 LXPU per month
  • Sanzhi, Full-time, Intermediate Operator, 3400 LXPU per month

The budget per month is 8000 LXPU per month.

Timeline

The working group will be reviewed for each season. This proposal is for LXDAO Season 6.

Key results

  • SteadyForce members contribute to LXDAO steadily.
  • Join the daily standup.
  • For
  • Against
  • Abstain

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