We aim to operate in an efficient and decentralized manner. Crypto Sapiens is organized into Workgroups (WGs) with designated roles to make our lives more manageable and support producing extraordinary interview-style discussions on a weekly basis. The allocation of budget to roles, bounties, and WG projects will be approved by elected Core Contributors for each WG. Anyone who has earned the Contributor role tag can apply for an available role at any time - even if it does not exist yet - as new roles and bounties can be proposed by starting a discussion on the Crypto Sapiens Discord server.
Community Onboarding Flow [draft]
All WGs must have at least one (1) Core Contributor that acts as the 1) main point of contact and 2) facilitator responsible for:
- Onboarding new team members.
- Formalizing proposed WG/project goals, roles, and budget for each season.
- Maintaining access to the accounts and permissions necessary to facilitate the functions of the team.
- Delegating account access to the team as necessary for the duration someone is fulfilling their role.
- Facilitating weekly project-wide community calls (Friday 10AM PST/GMT-8). Open to anyone to participate.
- Drafting and submitting funding proposals.
- The Executive Producer and Show Host act as core contributors on all teams to facilitate communication, integrate signals, and ensure account access is maintained.
- Core contributors can be voted in or removed from a role at any time by a majority vote quorum consisting of all core contributors in Crypto Sapiens.
- Core contributors should have their status revoked after one month of inactivity (zero communication with any other core contributors) to ensure the integrity and security of the group as a whole.
- All passwords are required to be updated for each new season of Bankless DAO and must be a minimum of 12 randomized characters containing letters, numbers and special characters (e.g. j#@etM?5Rxf6).
- There is no maximum number of core contributors per WG.
- Lead Coordinator: Schedule speakers and events, set up the event space, document attendance, configure and distribute POAPs, own coordination across the entire project and its contributors.
- Researchers: Identify speakers and projects, discover key contributions of the speaker and unique and innovative use cases of their protocol/community, coordinate with Lead Coordinator, Writer, and Host.
- Writers: Develop scripts, outlines, recaps, coordinate with Lead Coord, Researcher, Marketer, Video Producer, Data Analyst, and Host. Take notes during live sessions to capture key points and audience questions.
- Designers: Create graphics for events, social media, and podcast platforms, design relevant infographics from podcast content, produce charts and other data-driven content from analytics, coordinate with Lead Coord, Writer, Publisher, Video Producer, Marketer, Data Analyst, and Host.
- Recorder: Recording the podcast weekly, preparing audio for editing, uploading audio files to shared repo, coordinating with Lead Coord, and Sound Engineer.
- Sound Engineer: Cleaning up audio, removing uhms and ahs and background noise, keeping a consistent tone and quality to all podcasts, coordinating with Lead Coord, Sound Editor, and Host.
- Podcast Editor: Podcast editing, producing a professional, engaging and entertaining show, compiling audio and exporting into finished output, reviewing with Host prior to publishing, coordinating with Lead Coord, Sound Engineer and Host.
- Publisher: Uploading files to podcast platform/aggregator, updating description and meta data, schedule podcasts for distribution, coordinate with Lead Coord, Podcast Editor, Writer, and Marketer.
- Video Producer: Create short animated clips from content, compile videos from podcast audio, export output for social media and YouTube, coordinate with Lead Coord, Writer, Designer, Marketer, and Host.
- Marketers: Develop social copy, coordinate content distribution, schedule social media posts, and relevant sources to expand visibility, coordinate with Lead Coord, Writer, Designer, Publisher, Video Producer, Data Analyst, and Host.
- Data Analyst: Compile podcast platform data, social media metrics, relevant Google trend data, and produce reports, coordinate with Lead Coord, Writer, Designer, Marketer, and Host.
- Host: Coordinate with guests before and after the event, host live/recorded discussions, review edits and publish spec, coordinate with Lead Coord, and all relevant roles above.
Core Contributors and Active Roles
- AV: EurekaJohn
- Editing: Makes necessary adjustments to create coherent and interesting episodes. Ensures proper cadence and flow of a conversation, while keeping the show within reasonable time constraints. Upload preliminary edits for review and final edits for mastering using proper naming and storage conventions within the DAM system making the files accessible to the relevant parties.
- Engineering: Responsible for good-quality audio on the back end. Create the soundscape for the show as determined by the host and executive producer. Audio-editing, finesse fades, generally creating a seamless listening experience consistent in tone and quality across all podcasts. Give the proper pauses here and there free of jarring transitions, sounds, or distractions. Compose and score the podcast as well.
- Content Creation: Creates supplemental media such as zingers for audio ads, and other sorts of audio and visual media.