Developers guild Season 10 funding request

Authors: freedominant; kutubu.
Editors: Oge, wednesday, teekaygod
Date: 11/12/23
Wallet surplus: 127,000 BANK

Funds requested: 240,000 BANK
Multisig: 0x623a12CA60D378705fd170A47b6d32C74367501D

Multisig signers: freedominant, cisco, Icedcool, Oge, montgomery, Jaux, kutubu

Guild Description & Mission/Value Alignment

The BanklessDAO Developer’s Guild serves as a focal point for developer talent and developer related activities that support the growth, value, and initiatives of the BanklessDAO community. The guild also serves as an on-ramp for developers to participate in a number of projects and initiatives within the DAO.

Seasonal Summary

Previous Season Activities

Cohort Sessions

One key focus for the guild this season was to kick-start the Cohort sessions; which are essentially knowledge sessions categorized based on developer interest and experience. Its purpose was to drive activity within members of the guild, while encouraging learning and personal development. The sessions were essentially divided into three categories based on interest; Front-end, Web3 intermediate, and Web3 advanced. This season saw the start of the Front-end cohort for developers interested in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, with members coming in to share ideas and resources, as well as learn and improve their skills.

Here is the link to the channel Discord where the conversations are ongoing.

Dev related articles

The development-focused article was crafted in the midst of season 9 with the intention of enhancing engagement, increasing participation, and educating both internal and external members on various developments in the technology world. Our talent coordinator meticulously curated the topics, and the initiative is now underway. We intend to collaborate with the editorial team {bankless publishing]to diligently edit the content before its release. Our goal is to generate weekly social media posts from the article to revitalize our inactive Twitter page and encourage active are some of the link to the articles waiting to be published



First quest

New members joining the guild are guided through a well-organized and intuitive first quest process.

The first quest equips new developers with fundamental GitHub skills, such as installing dependencies on their local PC, cloning GitHub repositories, and making push and pull requests. These skills are invaluable and go a long way in helping new developers throughout their entire career.

Link: Dev First Quest (S8 Onwards) (

Internal Project

BanklessStack Project

The B-Stack project is a web-based platform designed to, in its initial development, serve as a comprehensive portfolio and hiring platform for developers of all stacks and experience levels. The platform aims to bridge the gap between project owners and skilled developers, providing an opportunity for developers to showcase their expertise and for employers to find the perfect fit for their projects. It is tied to the current Developer’s Guild First Quest Task. The project has a ton of exciting prospects (including Discord bot integration and onchain credentials) and room for expansion as we continue to build.

Notion: Link
UI: Prototype ; Figma

Development : Repoitory

External Projects

-DAOstewards website: Discord Thread

Previous Season DAO Updates

We do not have any updates on the CC slides for the previous season, but we will definitely do so moving forward.

Next Season Plan

Cohort sessions

Next season, the guild aims to improve on the Front-end cohort sessions and web3 intermediate sessions, as well as increase activity within the guild with the aid of dev article writings and social media posts.

The cohort sessions stand to invigorate and revitalize the guild if they are executed well. The sessions will become fundamental moving pillars on which the guild will function coming next season in such a way that they become basic requirements for every guild member in addition to completing the First Quest.

The two major cohort groups we look to get active next season (Front-end & Solidity) will bring in lots of improvements in terms of activities, guild engagement, and value.
Some key outputs expected from the Cohort groups are:

  • Content creation - Biweekly coding articles on key technical coding problems (via Medium, substack etc.)
  • Weekly bounty and challenges - Weekly cohort session calls will be accompanied by bounties and quests each member has to complete.
  • Seasonal Project - There will be a seasonal project requirement for the cohort teams, which will enhance collaboration, improve skills and also determine actual impact.
  • Participating in external programs as a team - Each cohort team could collaborate and participate in external funding programs such as hackathons.

A proposal was created by a member of the guild to boost participation and engagement within the guild and this has been included as part of our bounty pool stated above

Financial Implications

Previous Season Accounting & Current Holdings

S8 Role holders payment = 405,000 BANK

S8 Bounty payments = 56,000 BANK

S8 Coordinape = 100,000 BANK

S9 Role holders payment = 108,000 BANK

S9 Bounty payments = 90,000 BANK

Note: S9 figures as of 11/12/2023 with two more period payments to go.

Current holdings = 433,000 BANK

Funds Requested

  • Season 10 Guild Funding = 15,000 * 16 weeks = 240,000 BANK

Budget Breakdown

Dev Guild Roles: 232,000 BANK

Guild Organizer - 80,000 BANK

(5 hrs per week at 16 weeks = 80,000 BANK)

  • Point of contact between the the guild and the rest of the DAO

  • Keeping in touch with ongoing projects

  • Hosting weekly meetings

  • Hosting Governance calls

  • Setting up polls

  • Represent the guild in the CC calls

  • Manage and Update notion page

  • Support in hosting weekly and governance meetings

Talent Coordinator - 80,000 BANK

(5 hrs per week at 16 weeks = 80,000 BANK)

  • Create and Manage bounties on Dework.

  • Connect Devs to available external bounties outside the guild.

  • Bring feedback during the weekly sync on ongoing projects.

  • Updating the Dev-start-here channel

  • Welcome and onboard new talents into the guild.

  • Ensure new and existing members complete the dev guild’s first quest.

  • Availability to provide quick responses to members’ questions.

  • Assign dev membership tags after the first quest’s completion.

Notion Admin - 16,000 BANK

  • 1 hour per week at 16 weeks

Scribe - 16,000 BANK

  • 1 hour per week at 16 weeks

Treasurer Role - 40,000 BANK

  • 2.5 hours per week at 16 weeks

Dev Guild Benefits:

  • Bounty Pool (this includes tasks being done or completed by members of the guild after a cohort session or other proposals being brought to the guild to drive engagement and help increase activities and tasks) = 80k banks per season.

  • Article writing per week = 56k banks per season

  • Cohort sessions = 64k banks per season

Total = 200,000 BANK

Total season 10 funds needed = 432,000 BANK

Third-Party Funding and External Revenue

No third-party fund or External revenue

Guild Members

1 oge
2 chameleon
3 LordRanchoatos
4 teekaygod
5 Freedo_minant
6 Jaux
7 Gahbby
8 Kutubu
9 34z1
10 wednesday
11 Bobo
12 sam
13 Vi-Fi
14 cisco

Activity within the guild was determined based on meeting attendance, with 70% availability being the minimum requirement. Guild members who have also taken time to claim and complete any Dework bounty, activity in the cohort sessions and picking up dev-related articles, as well as activity in any active Developer’s Guild projects, are also included.

Additional Information

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GM y’all, there was an oversight for setting the voters to private in the previous request, this is a repost version with the accurate settings - all voters are public. Thanks to @Ornella for the reminder.

Gm @kutubu i am the grant reviewer for the developers guild.

What is the relevance of these cohort sessions to the DAO? What has been the previous benefit of these sessions in the past, and why do you think they should continue?

What is the purpose of these articles that you intend to ship, and how does it benefit the DAO?

Have you thought about collaborating with existing Dev projects in the DAO? I think this will be a good direction for the Dev Guild to look into.
Let me know your thoughts on this matters.

the cohort sessions serve as a starting ground for new members who are looking forward to becoming web3 developers and the benefit to the dao is that amateur devs can immediately start engaging with experienced devs and handling simple tasks. It’s also a way of keeping the community vibrant with educational dev activities. Also, experienced devs can come in and sharpen their skills.

So far most of the dev guild activities are internal, so this is a way to project the expectees of devs in the DAO to the outside world. I think if these articles are executed well, it’s going to boost the reputation of the DAO and help bring in more external funding.