Giv Parvaneh
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Giv Parvaneh

Giv Parvaneh has been in engineering leadership roles for over 20 years at startups and at Amazon, BBC, and AOL in Silicon Valley, London, and Sydney. Giv co-founded two successful VC-backed startups and has gone through the highly prestigious AngelPad and Salesforce incubators. Giv is a full-stack engineer and entrepreneur having served as CTO, Director of Engineering, Solutions Architect, Senior Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer and everything in between.

Giv holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Philosophy from Macquarie University in Sydney and he is in the process of completing his Master’s in Computer Science at Birkbeck University of London. He is also a musician and filmmaker and enjoys creating original scores for independent films.

Jan 2022 Deliverables

  1. Product: Manage and document all internal products. Update roadmap and identify short and long-term plans for decentralization. Work with Zi to hand off design efforts.
  2. Operations: Create and onboard DAO Ops and streamline docs, pipeline, communications. Handoff all DAO queries to DAO Ops.
  3. Grants: Form LaunchDAO to delegate all approvals and funding.

TODO

Configure SEO/Search console for open.harmony.one and zku.one
Request to add Harmony on Tokenterminal (contacted on email + Twitter)
Reach out to https://defipulse.com to get projects added
Update multisig metrics (num of safes) on /metrics
Research
Austin Griffith punkwallet.io fork (PR created, waiting for merge)
Follow up with Etherscan
Check-in with AAVE re deployment of v3 contracts
Coordinate .eth gift for team
Set up new Notion domains and redirects

Week ending 1/21/22

  • MetricsDAO dashboard kickoff
  • The Graph integration
  • Explorer DAO specs
  • Kicked off Uniswap v3 proposal with Hermes

Week ending 1/14/22

Week ending 12/31/21

  • Launched Immunifi
  • Engineering candidate interview
  • Spec for DAO Operations role
  • Approved 2 grant proposals, processed several more
  • Explorer/Postgres/Multisig ops
  • Snapshot refactor planning

Week ending 12/24/21

  • Launched Chainlink mainnet

Week ending 12/17/21

  • Team offsite

Week ending 11/26/21

  • Launched Harmony Africa
  • Approved 5 Launch grants
  • Interviewed Matt
  • Coordinated multi chain report analysis
  • Coordinated performance reviews
  • Immunifi onboarding
  • Prep for Day ONE presentation
  • Reports and prep for team offsite

Week ending 11/19/21

  • Released major Snapshot upgrade for new voting types
  • Kicked off Aave v2 testnet deployment
  • Met with Messari for BTC/ETH bridge reports
  • Finalized Harmony Africa DAO proposal
  • Created Stanford/Berkeley hackathon proposal
  • Approved 4 Launch grants

Week ending 11/12/21

  • Harmony Africa initiative proposal
  • Ops/RPC issues, coordination and planning
  • Approved 4 Launch grants
  • Reviewed 8 grant applications
  • BTC Bridge launch prep, logo, partners
  • Chrome Extension troubleshooting/bounty creation
  • Immunifi setup, hacker bounty

Week ending 11/5/21

  • 11 partner calls
  • Approved 6 Launch grants
  • Reviewed 10 grant applications
  • Onboarding Daniel
  • Launched Synapse
  • QAd BTC Bridge
  • Worked with Ed on Harmony Africa initiative

Week ending 10/29/21

  • RPC/Pocket troubleshooting and config
  • Several snapshot spaces created
  • Launched Aragon
  • Reddit AMA
  • Twitter AMA
  • 12 partner calls

Week ending 10/22/21

  • Met with Binance Labs on incubation collab
  • Coordinated Snapshot bug fixes and strategy addition
  • Sync on .country product plans
  • Multisig operations planning and refactoring
  • Met with and reviewed several grant applications
  • Snapshot QA
  • Aragon QA
  • Set up language pages

Week ending 10/15/21

  • Spoke to Dune Analytics and planned for possible future integration
  • Multisig + 1wallet setup + testing
  • Hackathon closing ceremony
  • Spec and review tasks for Ivo and Victa
  • Wrapped up Developer DAO elections and announced winners
  • Launched Curve and coordinated announcement
  • Spoke to Visa research team for possible future collaboration
  • Vietnam blockchain AMA
  • 3 more grants researched and approved
  • Met with Chainlink re launch
  • Met with Sovryn re BTC bridge launch partnership
  • Prepared staff performance reviews and bonuses
  • Multisig outage investigation

Week ending 10/8/21

  • Scheduled meeting with Visa and studied research
  • Ran all-hands, posted video publicly on youtube/forum
  • Met with DAOHaus for port
  • 8 grant applications reviewed
  • Judged 33 hackathon entries
  • Developer meeting and Dev DAO voting wrap-up, on 10/8/21
  • Scheduled tasks for Victa and Snapshot voting changes
  • QA'd 1wallet/gnosis
  • QA'd BTC bridge

Upcoming Plans

  • Monthly Deliverables: 2021 Nov
  • Quarterly Milestones: 2021 Q4
    • Help offload more responsibilities from Li
    • More outreach to partners and apps for porting to Harmony
    • Identify an Analytics solution like Dune
  • Yearly Planning: 2022 Q1 - Q4
    • Make Harmony the most developer-friendly blockchain in the world
    • Attend at least 10 blockchain events including EthDenver, DevCon, EthCC
    • Outbound grants. Identify and fund 4 projects to port per month

Past 6-Month Achievements

  • crazy.one dev and launch
  • BTC Bridge specs/documentation
  • Launched and managed Developer Captains + weekly dev meetings
  • Added several dev-ops monitoring solutions such as status page, uptime bot, RPC monitoring, and cleaned up PagerDuty
  • Created https://dev.harmony.one/
  • Created and managed several bounties
  • Hired 2 developers to work on DAO tools and security audits
  • Helped manage DeFi hackathon, websites, airtable applications
  • Secured partnerships with Aragon and DAOHaus
  • Helped launch Curve and Aave
  • Launched Developer DAO
  • Contributed to and managed 1wallet development
  • Launched Curve
  • Launched Aragon
  • Handoff from Sahil