In light of recent discussions on Zecwallet community reorg and moderator rewards, I want to make a proposal to the Zcash community. I will work full-time on moderating Zcash forums/chats, and creating guides, tutorials and documentations of community grants-funded projects such as Zecwallet, ZcashBlockExplorer and recent integration of Zcash into BTCPayServer. The total amount for the grant is $35,500 for 10 months of work.
I recently quit my software engineering job with the intention of joining a crypto start-up. However, after spending some time, I realize I prefer working on zkp related stuffs like Zcash than on other kind of projects. I joined the forum in late 2020 but have been follower of the project since 2018. Other than moderator at this forum, I have also been a contributor to ethereum.org website under a different pseudonym.
For the sake of transparency: I have never applied for other Zcash grants or at any openings of ZF. I tried to apply to two openings at ECC, but unsuccessful. In one application, I managed to get to the first round of interview. In another, my timezone did not match their expectation.
After spending some times identifying what Zcash needs in independent contributor, I believe community management and technical support for end-users is what Zcash needs and I can contribute to. With the development of independent Zcash projects going apace, especially those funded by Zcash Community Grants, having a community manager/technical writer for those will be valuable. I believe both my software engineering and community management background will help in kickstarting the independent Zcash projects.
I will be online during the work hour of my timezone, and will help with moderation in this Discourse forum. I also welcome any request on moderating forums on Discord, Reddit, and other platforms accessible to the public.
Create/update documentation of Zcash Community Grants-funded projects: Zecwallet Lite, Zcash Block Explorer and BTCPayServer integration. I belive having documentation for end-users would enhance the usefulness of the three projects.
I plan to work in public on GitHub to ensure open collaboration and continuity. I will have a public dashboard so that community can check what I'm working on and request what works should I do/prioritize. I also plan to use Zecpages polls and direct shielded memo to gauge community's priority. However at first, I will focus on the 3 projects mentioned above.
I will communicate with the original creators of all projects to understand what kind of docs would be useful for their projects. For Zecwallet lite, the work will be done by creating a Pull Request to update the docs.zecwallet.co.
As a moderator or technical writer, I might not be able to respond to all enquiries or help solve all user problems. However, to enable the best possible user experience at scale I plan develop and iterate on tutorials, guides and documentation of Zcash projects. I will also need the collaboration of different parties to finish the documentation and publish them in relevant sites. However, I believe I will get the full support of the Zcash community, especially @ZcashGrants and @decentralistdan, to finish the docs.
The success of my work will be determined by the quality and quantity of guides and documentations that I can produce.
Starting from March until the end of year 2022. For the first month, I will focus on updating docs.zecwallet.co @adityapk00 and coordinating with the original creators of Zcash Block Explorer @vamsi and BTCPayServer integration @hanh.
I propose a total compensation of $35,500 (including tax) for 10 months of full-time work. Also to assure the community that I would not just run away with the money, the payment will be monthly and starts at ~$2,800 with increase every 3 months.
Except for the first month, I will send payment request on the 15th of every month, giving the community a chance to review my work in the previous month.