As you may be aware I have been acting as interim dev committee lead for the past 8 weeks. I’ve been leading the dev committee meetings and have gained new relationships with other contributing members while simultaneously working on the first community funded 100% on-chain game for Secret, Secret DreamScape
We officially went to mainnet last night and I finally have some breathing room to put forth a proper dev committee charter and Q1 funding proposal. A revised dev committee charter is available for comment here Development Committee Charter - Google Docs
Q1 Funding Proposal - Jan. 1st 2022 to March 31st 2022
The Development Committee seeks funding for:
Base Compensation Dev Committee Lead
Gino - $150/hr @ 10hrs/week - 6 remaining weeks in Q1 = $9,000 USD
Code Repo Micro Bounties - I estimate 4 code repos at 100 to 500 SCRT per repo = $12,000 USD
Mentorship Program - max 6hrs/week per mentor. Q1 estimate: 2-3 mentors @ $150/hr = $16,200 USD
Secret Talks - Max $100 USD per talk = $600 USD
Any budget not used in Q1 will carry-over to the next funding period
About Gino and the Proposal
Open source code does not need to mean unfunded code. Too often in my career I’ve seen brilliant open source work that is sparsely documented presumably because the author was not compensated and moved on to other things. Indeed, much of the most widely used open source code today is sponsored by FAANG etc.
Secret needs to move fast with developer onboarding and one of the best ways to do so is compensating developers for some much needed smart contract repositories. I imagine many of the Secret Boxes ideas Laura has put forth could become immediately fundable repositories for example. I could also imagine identifying smaller more manageable repositories that would eventually be leveraged by a person or team who wants to pick up one of the community curated bounty list projects.
Generally, as dev committee lead I will strive to make sure that every contribution to the committee meets certain standards. If it is code, I will make sure it’s documented, in good working order, and adds value (not complexity) to the community. If meetings, I will ensure that every topic is relevant and produces more chances of new code getting contributed to the community.
I hope the community trusts my ability to manage multiple projects, engage with various talents, and ensure quality contributions are made as has been demonstrated with the fast delivery of Secret DreamScape. I welcome any feedback and discussion before going on-chain with this proposal.