Eden Protocol of Developer DAO
Build & Integrate
We’re currently at the very beginning of our journey - the idea of creating better project person matches came to us around the beginning of June 2022, after having contributed to multiple DAOs (mostly in Developer_DAO) and having experienced ourselves how hard it is to find relevant projects to contribute to.
As founders, we’ve been lucky to match in a very complementary skill set. BluePanda from a technical POV with a Ph.D. in Machine Learning, experience as a Senior ML engineer at several multinational corporations & CTO at a startup. Impactbilli from a more business-oriented POV building a digital innovation consultancy, where he has worked on large-scale AI & data - as well as cutting edge Hybrid AI projects with multinationals, European Institutions & research institutions such as IMEC. From that match, we asked ourselves the question - how could we leverage our AI & data experience to drastically improve the flow of finding opportunities and talents to contribute with?
Very quickly, we found a lot of support from fellow members in Developer_DAO and before we knew it there were 25 of us working in 5 different teams around the project/person matching. We are arriving at a point where we start deploying our MVP to Developer_DAO and are starting to look beyond D_D. This brings us to this grant application.
We believe our ethos around data interoperability (point 3 in our manifesto) really aligns deeply with the Ocean DAO philosophy. In order to be able to add to the Ocean Ecosystem with algorithms & data, we need to grow Eden beyond Developer_DAO.
Our first step would be to develop an outward-facing identity with logo, brand, social media presence, website, etc. This is what we would like to use the Ocean DAO grant for in this first iteration.
We’re applying to your grant because we like the stepwise increase in grant funding as this indicates a desire to build long-term sustainable relationships across both our projects. We’d like to develop that relationship from the get-go. That’s also why we’d like to organise an Ocean <> Developer DAO event using our matching bot for speed mentoring. This is where we use the bot to match up people with similar skills & interests from each community to go deep & have those common skills to talk about in a gather.town event.
- Twitter Account & social media presence
- Brand Guidelines
- Website v1
- An event bringing together Ocean & Developer DAO using the Eden person/person matching tool through speed mentoring.
Today, in DAOs, many great opportunities remain buried beneath overwhelming discord channels, outdated notion tables, DM’s, and a multitude of calls amongst only a handful of the most dedicated people - making it a hassle for DAO members to find opportunities to learn, earn, contribute or connect. The harder it is for members to find people & opportunities to contribute, the harder it is for the DAO to engage & retain talent, the less likely the DAO will be able to succeed in its mission, as the people are the DAO.
We’re solving this problem by making it frictionless & hyper-relevant to find the right opportunities through a high-quality project/person matching assistant, called “Eden” (fka as Soil in Developer_DAO). As people find & engage in relevant projects with ease, the DAO becomes healthier, more effective & long term (economically) viable.
Eden utilizes ML techniques to analyze personal and project profiles to find the best match based on skills, interests, previous experiences, on-chain endorsements, (social) interactions and availability. To benefit from Eden, community members set up their profile through a one-time onboarding process. What makes Eden special, is the ability to participate in community driven, on-chain, progressive profiling: this means that relevancy markers such as endorsements are being added to your profile by the community all the time. Leveraging skin in the game mechanics, data is peer reviewed which ensures the data, such as endorsements, is trustworthy and has meaning. On the project side it looks quite similar. Project Champions are guided through a project onboarding process that makes sure data is qualitative. This information is then used to match the right people with the right projects.
Eden aims to be the world’s opportunity protocol, where anyone can find work they love & that work can find them - decentral, autonomous & community driven. At the core of Eden is an ML driven assistant in combination with a platform-like interface & protocol mechanics (such as intellectual & social capital staking, token enabled governance, …) which can click into any discord, slack, telegram … or wherever the community operates. This assistant serves as a personal project scout, flagging the most relevant opportunities to each member & flagging the most relevant community members to each project.
Value Add Criteria
Both founders have deep data & AI expertise from respectively a technical as well as business POV. This fact combined with the nature of the project around project/person matching makes us confident that the algorithms & datasets that will come from our project will be very interesting for Ocean. We would also be happy to participate as customers in the Ocean marketplace, as our main value proposition is around project/person matching - we intend to benefit from having access to algorithms & datasets through Ocean.
Because we are using & enabling skin-in-the-game endorsing mechanisms, we believe the data we can add to Ocean will be uniquely interesting & not easily replicable. Specifically in understanding how people “bet” on each other's abilities at scale - which we could foresee have huge value in other applications than project/person matching.
We are lucky to have an amazing team of 25 core contributors born from the Developer_DAO. For the sake of brevity, we’re mentioning the two founders & project leads relevant to this application here + we have added a slide with an overview of all the contributors.
CTO, relevant Fullstack, Blockchain & ML experience
Background: BS CS, Masters ML, PhD Deep Learning; Tech lead role in major corporations; CTO in fintech company; Web3 founder & active DAO contributor;
co-founder at FInseka.pl
Background: BS CS, CEO & founder of digital innovation consultancy; Podcast host theimpactbillionaires.com; Web3 founder & active DAO contributor;
Founder at Humain.ai
UI designer | Community Facilitation | Research
Background: BS in Political Science & International Relations, PM Scrum Master in Sabre Corporation; UI designer; project facilitator
Strat | Brand
10 years of strategy experience (consulting and corporate), then built two talent businesses in Asia (two exits), now a web3 consultant with Bankless Consulting (part of Bankless DAO) and active contributor to talent coordination and GTM.
Backend | Product
Upcoming CS graduate @ The University of DC; Community Manager @ Developer DAO; Backend & Product @ Soil Github:
Background: PHD, serial entrepreneur,…
Mieke De Ketelaer
AI Director IMEC, Author
Background: PHD, AI pioneer, …
CTO at OECO
Background: Managing Partner. Head of Technology and Innovation. Venture Builder. Trendwatcher.
The whole of D_D
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