Grants Council Reviewer Nominations: Season 5

Council Reviewer Self-Nomination Template

Council sub-committee: (if applicable) Builders

If you are a delegate, please provide the link to your delegate commitment:

If you are a delegate, please indicate what % of votable supply is delegated to you: 0.31%

If you are a delegate, please indicate your voting participation rate in OP governance to date: 98% I missed: Qi DAO, BarnBridge, and Test 2 votes.

Please link to your voting history (and delegate communication thread, if applicable):
Voting History:
Gonna.eth (Dhannte) - Delegate Communication Thread - #2 by Gonna.eth

Please outline any other contributions to the Optimism ecosystem to date:
I funded EthernautDAO which brought 17 core developer contributors to different projects in optimism. Synthetix, Aelin, Grateful, Optimism, and Kwenta. I’ve been part of both grants councils and I was the operations manager of the last grants council.

Do you have a technical background? If so, please elaborate:
I made a career as a game designer and I understand code, graphics, and narrative on the base layer while focusing on project management and creative solutions.

Have you previously served on a Token House Council or committee? If so, please specify which: Yes, DeFi Committee C, first Grant Council, Second grants Council as a reviewer and operations manager, currently GovNerd. I’ve been also hosting all Citizens community calls.

Please demonstrate any experience you believe is relevant to this role:
I’ve been working as the founder of EthernautDAO to grow the developer space for the last year and a half, my experience so far:

  • Developer mentorships coordination: Mentorships - EthernautDAO
  • Envision and coordinate dev hackable smart contracts for educational purposes:
  1. Staking | Address 0x805f02142680f853a9c0e5d5d6f49aec28c31e8b | Etherscan
  • Developer community growth: Discord Developer Portal
    Active Ethernauts (voters) on discord: 102
    Past mentors: 24
    Future mentors role picked: 187
    Mentee’s role picked: 1.100

  • on-chain developer attestation, EXP soulbound token given by nomination of peers when an educational contribution is done

  • developer bounties for NFT creation, smart contracts and hackable smart contracts

  • Developer partnership searcher, my main job today, looking for new projects who want to expand their developer teams and deploy their contracts in optimism. Last project to be onboarded by governance proposal: Shapeshift (working with the team on the proposal) and Game7 (sponsoring a developer educational game to run in optimism)

  • Sponsoring developer meetups like “Crypto para mortales”

  • Hosting knowledge online talks for developers to hear from peers about their projects, last one:

Please demonstrate expertise relevant to your Council sub-committee:

  • Deep understanding of what works to maximize the number of developers’ growth.
  • An active member of big developer communities.
  • Worked on the first Grants Council as a reviewer and promoted ideas for the rubric.
  • Worked on the second grants council as a reviewer and led operations.
  • was trusted with the decision to pick a platform to run grants and I chose Charmverse which is highly praised for all the good work and easy to use.

Soft skills:

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Self-motivation
  • Empathy
  • Work Ethic

Hard Skills:

  • Multilingualism
  • Product design
  • Project management
  • Research skills
  • Toknomics, code, and narrative at a base level

Please describe your philosophy on what makes a good Governance Fund grant:

  • Clear objective to be accomplished
  • Clear milestones and math distribution of the fund
  • Target onboarding solutions for new users
  • Accurate and simple project communication
  • Active and positive feedback loops on the proposal thread

What types of Mission Requests do you think will help achieve the Season 5 Intents?
I would like to see:

  • Tooling proposals, like a new and better hard hat or foundry.
  • Developer educational games like or
  • Online hackathons with job interviews at prices
  • On-chain auditing prices
  • Hacker teams to incentivize projects security (Hats Finance, Inmmunefi)
  • GitHub, Twitter, Online developer history integration for developer on-chain attestation and anti sybl attacks systems.
  • All kinds of experiments involving developers to get their hands in the mud and build something
  • Research teams at the protocol level
  • Tooling and infra, avoiding revenue models, giving a free experience to users and committed to being supported by RPGF

Please disclose any anticipated conflicts of interest:
None, even if there’s an EthernautDAO fork I’ll promote it and consider it a peer.

Please verify that you agree to abide by the delegate code of conduct: Yes

Please verify that you understand KYC will be required to receive Council rewards at the end of Season 4: Yes

Please verify that you are able to commit ~20 hours / week to reviewing grant applications and other Council operations: Yes