Posting to the forum can be pretty intimidating, there’s this feeling you ‘must get it right’ and there’s a permanence. Trying to break through that, I’m composing this with the help of our community on our Vibes call today. (1pm et weekdays, join us!)
It is my hope that we can have a norm of vibrant community discussion and sharing here, so I’m trying to do that myself here now. Please chime in!
I have this vision for the future of humanity and D_D that I repeat many times a day, but I wanted to get it down into something a little more durable. I sent this tweet today that people have resonated with:
We are @developer_dao
We train Web3 builders
We build Public Goods
We train builders of Public Goods
Technology comes and goes, but the real treasure is the friends we make along the way.
Social-first, community-first, dreams-first.
Join us and let’s make your dreams happen!
Every day I wake up excited to build and grow our community and create great opportunities for our members to build and grow a better world together.
Right now my time is all used to focus on ‘the boring stuff’, setting up our legal foundations to protect our members and community. I power through it every day because I hear constantly how much value we’re creating for our members today, and how much more I know we’ll be creating tomorrow.
The pillars of value are:
Opportunities for individual members (education, friendship, mentorship, leadership, apprenticeship, jobs, etc.) (This also includes opportunities for IRL events like technology conferences and member meal meetups)
- Infrastructure for our ecosystems (large scale projects that will benefit Free as in Freedom communities, like DAO tooling, digital democracy tooling, and solutions for wider projects supporting individual freedom like QubesOS and Wikipedia)
Composing good writing is so time-consuming! The above took over an hour! I’m going to post it instead of ‘saving the draft for later’ and potentially never letting it see the light of day.
At some point this year, I want to see us publish a real positioning manifesto! Looking forward to getting there with everyone here together <3