Hey everyone! I’m mrtn and I’ve been a contributor NounsDAO for the last year and a half, before which I was a Product Manager at Google and NBA Top Shot.
I’ve worked on a variety of projects in Nouns, including Agora, BuilderDAO, and most recently building Mogu and Propdates.
Propdates (“proposal updates”) has found success within Nouns, with 150+ updates already posted by contributors in just a few months. It serves as a single place for contributors to post onchain updates about their work, and for community members and voters to track proposals’ progress. This increases accountability in the community and rewards good actors while weeding out bad actors! We’re also on track for another ambitious proposal to create new payments infrastructure for Nouns, releasing in the next few months.
I’ve become increasingly interested in Optimism Governance in the last few months, and we’ve started working on a version of Propdates for Optimism, tentatively called OPdates. During RetroPGF3, I noticed that sometimes voters had a hard time assessing a project’s progress over time; Propdates would create an onchain record leading up to the next RetroPGF round (and after a project receives grants) for contributors to show their work.
I’ve got a lot to learn on Optimism Governance (hoping to vote in the next cycle!), so would appreciate any pointers. I’d love to chat with any builders, delegates, and badgeholders who are thinking about accountability and transparency for contributors! Special shoutout to @Carlosjmelgar for the guidance so far and for nudging me to post here.