ser, ladies & they
This proposal is to reward early contributors & start the discussion about hiring core contributors to the SushiSwap restaurant.
As you might know we had a lot of success and lots of problems.
I think it is time to reward the ones who stayed with us, implicated themselves and produced some work for the benefits of all here.
Here is a list of some key persons I believe should be rewarded from the community upfront without any strings for what they already accomplished and helped.
The amount varies for the role they played (some devs already paid upwards of 5 ETH to deploy some smart contracts to help us all)
PS : All the person listed here should be accepting the reward by replying to this post or will not be considered for it.
PPS : If not listed feel free to nominate yourself !
Community management - Non-technical duties - Graphics - UI - Marketing
3 - 5 ETH reward (pending community discussion in the forum)
- SillyTuna (early member who helped tremendously)
- Scott_lewis (first proposal + helped a lot)
- Wendel (support / moderator)
- aeto (support / moderator)
- chopchop (moderator + twitter advocate)
- hmazawi (comms + marketing / moderator)
- toast.eth ( moderator + twitter advocate)
- joejoeadams (moderator + discord booster)
- zes (moderator + Chinese community moderator oversee many WeChats)
- AdamSC1 (moderator/support + creator of sushidocs)
- xTal ( bijutsu )
- Theo ( bijutsu )
- Cybersage ( bijutsu )
- skark ( bijutsu )
- williamdu ( bijutsu )
- Kendrick Tan
- Martin Krung
Devs - Exceptional contributors 7 ETH to 15 ETH
Amount to be decided by community.
ETH or Stablecoins + a part in vested SUSHI ?
These rewards are a one time expense to showcase how we value people taking action in the community. Some of these persons have been missing sleep - helped countless people - grow the number of guests our restaurant had - stayed when the worse happened.
Payout should be paid + all wages from the UNI tokens we received from the airdrop this way no sell pressure will be caused on the SUSHI price or directly from SUSHI treasury.
Current value of the UNI treasury : 1283.7270068 ETH - 496 490 USD at current prices
We should be securing 3 months of wages at a time or the entire amount if possible to limit price volatility.
Full time Contributors
It is one thing to pay contributors but what we really need to help push the vision forward is to have some real team dedicated to help us reach the next steps in a full time manner.
Without any of the roles listed below we will sadly not be in a position to stay relevant in the current landscape which is hyper competitive with teams funded by millions of dollar in VC money. We will expand the roles as we expand but for now it is safe to assume this is the minimum
smart contract developers
front end developers
We should strive to have a minimum of 3 developers and 2 front end to help us built the next iteration of SushiSwap which is going to include some new features from this list and potentially a whole new codebase…?
Condition & Salaries :
They should be decided by the community, we aim to give the people joining full time above market rates if possible with the salary being streamed via sablier.finance in case any accidents or work stopping by the person hired. This also ensure that contributors aren’t tied to the project if they would rather leave after some duties are completed.
All salaries will be payed in stablecoins + a portion in SUSHI vested.
Candidates can decide to have a lower USD compensation for a higher SUSHI amount.
Napkin maths :
5 developers : 120k-75k USD + SUSHI
1 Graphic designer : 40k-60k USD + SUSHI
1 Lead Community Manager - PM : 70k-80k USD + SUSHI
multiples Moderators - Marketing/Comms : 1000 SUSHI per month
multiples Translators : 100-1000 SUSHI per Translation
Technical Documentation : 100-1000 SUSHI per Submission
Total of : 500k - 750k per year (subject to change don’t go crazy)
I will do a brief description for each position to set the expectations of everyone.
5 developers this include
- 1 lead developer (CTO level)
- 2 solidity Smart Contract developers
- 2 Frontend or Fullstack developers
1 Graphic designer
- Sushi will be able to achieve a dominant position in the landscape if we are able to develop stunning UIs (Yes there should be multiples!)
1 Lead Community Manager - PM
- This isn’t just someone that will help the moderators he should also attend the community Zoom calls
- Support the daily Ops
- Way more
Multiples Moderators/Translators/Technical Documentation/Multiple Marketing/Comms
This shouldn’t be considered as a full time engagement but part time with people attending the discord/forum/wechat with a minimum set of hours. We will adjust the number of mods needed as we see fit.
Translators & Technical writers should be rewarded in a pay per engagement.
All of these roles could potentially be replaced by a grant that we divide among multiple people too if the community believe we have more than 1 potential hire for a set of role e.g instead of hiring one designer we could use 60k dedicated for graphic designers among the community and have multiple contributors contribute to a set of engagement. This can also apply to engineers !
I believe we need a very specific type of fulltime “core” contributors but the rest could be remunerated in form of grants with our discretionary decisions (like what Nomi pioneered if the price is fair and the work is done based on what we asked we award the $ if amount too high community votes)
We do have an offer to have some offices without any charges by a generous supporter in Beijing
(I will myself Maki relocate there so I can be closer to our Chinese community which is exploding on WeChat)
This cover already a lot I would love to hear your thoughts on it & EXPAND on it.
I didn’t put names in the “core” roles because I don’t want anyone to be pressured but I’d love to invite a few person to join the project as core.
If they refuse and would rather stay regular contributors they should be applying for a grant for their efforts.
(Grant process to be announced and clearly standardized this week)
I’d like to nominate :
ctrl as Lead Community Manager - PM
BoringCrypto, JiroOno, Zippo, OmakaseBar, ChefNomi (he won’t accept it but deserve to be in the list!) as developers
( I didn’t forget about the other contributors and believe you should all apply for the roles/grants!
glu, orange, min and more )
I can’t decide for front-ends + Designer and believe we should rewards multiple group-individuals on this side !
( in my honest opinion all of the Bijutsu interested should apply or divide the amount of money and work all together in a part-time manner ! )
Moderators - Translators - Technical Documentation should be able to stand up by themselves.
Wakiitas, any dedicated community member in the discord raise UP !
As always to end things right : tfars iuyt balitd
- This proposal is good
- Needs improvement
I wanted to point out I am french so I apologize for the errors
I believe we should have this up and running for Monday at the latest