Eden Protocol of Developer DAO | Integrate OCEAN stack with Eden | Round 23

Project Name

Eden Protocol of Developer DAO

Project Category

Build & Integrate

Proposal Earmark

2nd/3rd Grant

Proposal Description


In our previous round, we worked out the AS-IS of our data architecture in order for others to quickly see what’s what & designed a strategy that would allow us to incorporate the OCEAN stack in an interesting way, which brought us to the concept of an Open Data Ecosystem. The idea would be for multiple projects with complementary data interests to come together & use something like OCEAN to provide specific cross-monetization opportunities from respective data sets - supported by the OCEAN stack.

In this round, we want to lay the technical groundwork for implementing the OCEAN stack in a way that would make our strategy of an Open Data Ecosystem viable. In the process, we’d love to open source all the learnings we have along the way and eventually work towards a blueprint that can be used by other projects that want to launch an Open Data Ecosystem of their own - with a specific data focus - empowered by the OCEAN stack.

What happened before

Eden, as a project, is now 6 months old and in that short time we’ve managed to have over 70 contributors with 25 of them sticking with us for the long run. The idea of solving a problem of project/person matching came around at the beginning of June 2022, after having experienced firsthand the hardships of finding a relevant project to contribute to in a DAO.

As founders, @BluePanda, and @Impactbilli were lucky to match in a very complimentary 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. Starting to work together, we’ve 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?

Early on both of us were engaged in Developer_DAO, so having raised the topic we’ve received a lot of support from fellow D_D members and before we knew it there were 25 permanent contributors working in 5 teams around the project/person matching. In this iteration we’ve moved to the new approach - 4 squads - which basically means several autonomous squads that combine all roles in one team and allow developers to work on the feature directly with designers, product & research team using a build-measure-learn loop as their main driver.

Today, we’ve shipped the bot and an onboarding side of the platform that now is being actively used in Developer_DAO to onboard new talent and capture data about them. This is then used to recommend relevant opportunities to the new joiners. This is a big step toward our vision of becoming web3’s talent-matching protocol.

What we’d like to do for this next round

With this round’s funds, we want to hire a data engineer with OCEAN stack experience who can teach & coach our backend team on how we can lay the groundwork for an Open Data Ecosystem. Some of the angles we’d be looking into would be:

- Use ocean.js/ocean contracts/dataNFTs as a <key,value> storage

- Produce/sell valuable data that can also be integrated as part of our business stack and figure out ways to write contracts that access could be discounted for ODE members

- Use Ocean market as part of our API access, either publishing or using data tokens for access

- Flesh out the idea of producing & publishing more complete/interesting data sets as an ODE to the Ocean marketplace

Grant Deliverables

  1. A document that can serve as the basis for others, detailing all the learnings on enabling the idea of an Open Data Ecosystem
  2. The TO BE state for our personal data architecture, OCEAN stack included
  3. A PoC regarding the implementation of the OCEAN stack in light of our data strategy

Project Description

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.

Final Product

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 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. We hope that OceanDAO will become an active user of Eden protocol and will benefit from meaningful matches between its talent & opportunities.

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.

On top of this, we’re convinced that the core functionality of project/person matching that Eden provides will be useful to the whole OCEAN ecosystem

The blueprint we’re developing to launch Open Data Ecosystem between complementary projects could potentially be a very concrete way that OCEAN drives the adoption of its stack across the web3 ecosystem. 

Core Team

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. :slight_smile:


Miltiadis Saratzidis

Tech Lead

CTO, relevant Fullstack, Blockchain & ML experience

Github: https://github.com/BluePanda-io

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miltiadis-saratzidis-b1a396129/

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


Tom Husson

Product Lead

Github: https://github.com/HussonT

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-husson-b30a48a1/

Background: BS CS, CEO & founder of digital innovation consultancy; Podcast host theimpactbillionaires.com; Web3 founder & active DAO contributor;

Founder at Humain.ai


Lolita Mileta

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.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/adrienneyoungman


Tyrone Dunmore

Backend | Product

Upcoming CS graduate @ The University of DC; Community Manager @ Developer DAO; Backend & Product @ Soil Github:

Github: https://github.com/tyronedunmore


Ben Fielding

CEO gensyn.ai

Github: NA

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-fielding/

Background: PHD, serial entrepreneur,…

Mieke De Ketelaer

AI Director IMEC, Author

Github: NA

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miekedeketelaere/

Background: PHD, AI pioneer, …

Wim Tobback


Github: NA

Linkedin: https://be.linkedin.com/in/wimtobback

Background: Managing Partner. Head of Technology and Innovation. Venture Builder. Trendwatcher.

The whole of D_D

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As said on [twitter](https://twitter.com/impactbilli/status/1585637212787310593) - the support of the whole OCEAN community has been overwhelmingly powerful for Eden. We’re currently close to having a full working Beta in developer DAO that we’d love to bring to OCEAN to help with talent coordination & visibility across the DAO. It’s been incredibly helpful for us to have people like @idiom-bytes point us in the right direction and help us with people we need to talk to. Imagine other projects having that access permisionlessly across the DAO.

We’re very very excited for the future of OCEAN and are even more excited to be a part of it!!

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I have been working with this team for a few months now. I must say everyone is so driven and passionate to solve the talent matching problem in DAOs. Since most of us in the team already have been working in DAOs since 2020/21, we all have a keen understanding on the problem space as well as the necessary skills and connections to execute this solution.



Heeey guyys! super happy that we are back again in OCEAN DAO! I broke my back from surfing and now I am stack in Lisbon, but I can still work for a bit every day and I am really excited that we will get even closer with OCEAN


So happy that Eden continues to work with OCEAN! It is amazing to see how OCEAN and EDEN have grown. I hope this partnership will have neverending growth, although this, sadly, is the last grant round.


Was able to spend some time with @bluepanda and take a test drive on this awesome project! I’m really loving it, and totally see the value and utility in this, and hope it continues to be built out.


yeaaa thank you it means a lot, had crazy fun working with you

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