Team (5 strong yes to hire for permanent)
Bounties (0 yes for 1-time engagement)
Contributors (2 yes for 1-month renewals, 20-hour per week)
DAO (5-of-9 governors for 3-month elections)
Fellows (3 yes for 3-month renewals, full-time)
On tight core groups vs fluid contributions, how to split among the employment structures?
This question, in my opinion, heavily depends on which stage of growth one is at. For Harmony, at this point, I think we need a slightly bigger team (focusing on strong, loyal Devs). All other activities can be supported from a Fellow and Contributor perspective. And lastly, I will suggest exploring having partnerships with great DAOs. This will provide a few key benefits to Harmony by leveraging external DAOs: 1. Allow Harmony stay focus on building your bread and butter. 2. Ability to halt the partnership with the DAO once the aim/ objectives have been established. More cost efficient and easier to implement when partnering with a DAO. Will also make the DAO self sustainable by sourcing their work. For example - Blu3 DAO is amazing at hosting scholarships, managing and throwing events, educational panels and workshops and engaging with non web 3 native and converting them. Blu3 is also women focused, which SHOULD BE leveraged as a PR campaign to boost Harmony’s social ROI and championing women empowerment as part of “radical social change”. We need a good PR campaign alongside building a good technology. By investing in the above - Harmony 1) Gets the work done 2) Have a flexible working arrangement 3) reap the social / PR benefit 4) Attract women talent into the eco-system (may be a competitive advantage) that no other chains are currently pursuing 5) Use this to attract the other half of the gender into web 3.