The sCoop - Contributor Newsletter - 2021.11.24 Wednesday

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With a number of :us:prepping to give thanks, Wednesday was a quiet yet sneaky busy day at the Coop. @Miza made his controversial feelings about pumpkin pie be known to the group as BD sat one out (Spoiler: he’s not a fan). Leadership Forum provided a rundown on the specifics of the Wise Owl/Index Council elections. The Coop head an informal leadership discussion and workshop focused on Web3. While EWG finished the day with a big reveal of a project the team created during an in-house hackathon.

Thursday (or late Wednesday in NA) kicks off with APWG Tea Time. Gov Ops WG follows their lead on turkey day, with the MGC election results still to be tabulated. No Women + NB of Index WG this week, but the bi-weekly meeting of the GMWG will run a strong anchor leg.


Product|Liquidity|Launch Spotlight:

Voting Begins for Wise Owls/Index Council
Leadership Forum (36 attendees) slides
With the upcoming changes to Index Coop leadership structure, compensation, and decision making, the group gathered to go over the specifics of the election process.

@Pepperoni_Joe cut straight to the chase with details for the Index Council election. 14 Owls have submitted their nominations for a spot, including:

@Matthew_Graham Finance Nest
@Mel.eth Governance Nest
@DocHabanero Growth Nest
@MrMadila Growth Nest
@LemonadeAlpha Growth Nest
@Metfanmike Growth Nest
@DevOnDeFi Growth Nest
@Oneski22 Growth Nest
@Pepperoni_Joe People Nest
@Cavalier_Eth Technical Nest
@anthonyb.eth Technical Nest
@edwardk Technical Nest
@jdcook Technical Nest
@Ncitron Technical Nest

Voting began at 8 pm UTC on Nov 24 and will close at 11 pm UTC on Nov 30. Your login information for Choice Vote will be emailed to you. If you don’t receive your email, please reach out to @sixtykeys

All Gold (4x), Silver (2x) and Bronze (1x) Owls will be eligible to vote in this election. We are using a system of voting known as Single Transferable Vote will be used. Read more here or watch a video that describes how it works.

@0xMitz, @catjam, and @bradwmorris then fostered break-out rooms discussions and shared thoughts with the larger group about leadership topics. Frank and open exchanges were had around examples of leadership working well and not going well; differences and similarities in leadership between web2 and web3; characteristics of great leaders.

Do You $HOOTL?
Engineering WG | Office Hours // Show & Tell (9 attendees)
The EWG recently held an internal hackathon to move forward and explore different chains beyond mainnet.

Looking to benefit the current and future needs of the engineering team, @edwardk @ncitron and @0xModene explained how they developed a testing ground at (proceed with caution). It’s a playground for the core team, contributors, and those in the Wizardy program to test in production and to get real users to test the things they’re building.

What they came up with is a composite index on Polygon called the $HOOT Index. The composition of the $HOOT INDEX is determined by those with Bronze, Silver, and Gold Owl status/NFTs. Each week, Owls vote on available tokens on Polygon that they believe should be a part of the $HOOT Index. Gold Owls receive 100 votes, Silver 75, and Bronze 50. $HOOT is the ticker and not involved in the voting process.

CAUTION POTENTIAL RUG ALERT - This is very much an experiment, so proceed with caution.

@edwardk explained that testing is hard on blockchain. So this experiment gives the engineering team a way to simulate a real environment in a low-stakes way. Wizards will be able to improve their skills and see the actual fruits of their labor on chain. The plan is to keep updating this and take it to other chains.

Update: Video Demo

Thursday Meetings: (UTC/1-hr, UON)
0430 - APWG Tea Time
1500 - Gov Ops WG Meeting
No Meeting - Women + NB of Index WG
1700 - GMWG Bi-Weekly Meeting

OOO: It’s Thanksgiving in the :us: @fallow8 Nov 24-26, @DocHabanero Nov 19-26, @Cavalier_Eth Nov 22-28 (getting hitched), @mel.eth Nov 25 - Dec 2 (Reduced Avail. Thanksgiving/DCentral), @catjam Nov 30 - Dec 10 (@pujimak_in covering Weekly), @0xModene Dec 3-6, @pujimak_in Dec 7-14

Daily DAOwlpha: Don’t let the smartest thing in the room be the contract! - @ohhshiny

Hoot Hoot!