12 August 2022: Introducing our How To Guides
Aragon launches How To Guides, Vocdoni shares summary of first referendum held by Spanish public institution, Multiple financial proposal up for vote
Aragon launches How to Guides: aggregated resources and written guides on the most important topics that every DAO builder needs to know, ranging from the basics to technical subjects. Whether you’re just setting up your crypto wallet or are already designing the proposal process for your DAO, there’s a guide for you.
Vocdoni’s voting protocol was used by the city council of Bellpuig, Spain to organize an official referendum for its citizens regarding the installation of a crematory. The vote ended with an unprecedentedly high turnout (31.67%) for a non-binding local referendum.
Multiple Financial Proposals are currently up for vote, see the full list below.
Highlight of the week: Aragon launches How To Guides for DAO builders
Anyone that has ever tried starting a DAO knows that the beginning of the journey is the most daunting, especially when having to wrestle choices that affect the longevity & goals of the community. Unfortunately, that feeling of overwhelm has become a constant blocker for DAO adoption.
One of our solutions to help solve this problem: How To Guides. Whether you’re figuring out where to start with your community, or are deep into legal considerations, these guides are designed to help builders make the choices that matter.
Find the first batch of How To guides here:
More guides will be released in the coming weeks. Sign up to be notified when a new guide is released or reach out to us with questions & suggestions at the bottom of this page.
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Aragon dTech guild requests the Main DAO approve funding allowing dTech to continue providing Aragon customer support, documentation, Maintenance as a Service, Integration Evaluation, and operations for the dTech guild for the next 8 months starting August 1st and ending March 31 2023.
There are three main goals for the Ops team going into seasons two and three. 1) Assist the transition from the AA to the AN DAO of core teams, 2) Assist the Product teams in making sure they are not distracted by meta governance and can ship the product, 3) Maintain critical DAO functions such as Finance and Legal as we transition.
Community Guild requests the Main DAO approve funding to create an active, engaged, and informed community where new community members, DAO builders, and contributors are empowered and inspired to contribute to the Aragon community and its products.
A proposal to secure funding for the necessary audits of new core contracts and new Aragon.app frontend. Funds to be held in ESD Multisig until released to the respective auditor/s after Tech Sub-DAO signs off on deliverables.
ESD requests the Main DAO approve the ESD to carry forward all approved ESD funding remaining from season 1 to continue ESD work until the end of our one-year term on 21 October 2022.
A proposal for the adopting of a seasonal model for DAO contributors and formalizing a process to notify time off.
The town of Bellpuig used Vocdoni to organize an official referendum, making them the first public institution in Spain to do so.
DAOs’ main problem: they’re iterating a governance model on top of the product they’re shipping. That causes organization turnover & a churn of contributors. How do you build governance without breaking things? Samantha shares two ways to experiment on her case study with HeyGrowth.
Weekly AMA—August 12 at 2:30pm UTC: We’ll be chatting with Rev Miller, cofounder of Unchain Fund about the impact of DAOs during wartime. Set a reminder here.
Self-care with Fabs: Wednesdays at 2pm UTC in the Aragon Discord Server: Join the Aragon DAO self-care session every Wednesday at 2pm UTC to get back to your most productive self.
Read our How To Guides & suggest topics you’d like us to explore in the future.
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Want to write a mini editorial for The Eagle? We’re looking for thought provoking pieces to feature in Talk of the DAO. Reach out to the comms team to pitch an idea via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk of the DAO : Experimenting at the Speed of Software
By Jessica Smith
One of the most compelling ideas in the Aragon Manifesto is to experiment with governance at the speed of software. The wisdom we gain through direct experience is far richer than the knowledge we learn through assimilating information. To experiment at the speed of software, we need to embrace iteration, get comfortable with failure and celebrate learning.
Fear of failure is a blocker to the iterative nature of experimentation. In order to discover what works, we need to recognize what doesn't. In order to recognize what doesn’t, we need to feel safe to do so. Receptivity to both success and failure helps us explore ideas with agility.
If failing is hard, failing fast is even harder. The velocity of web3 asks us to keep up and keep our head up. DAOs are still in their infancy and we have barely begun to uncover their full potential. I love this tweet by Juliette :
It’s important to find humility and humour along the way.
In order to move the ball forward for ourselves and others, we need to create and protect conditions for experimentation : approaching our technology and its applications with greater neutrality, creating dynamic educational resources like the How To Guides and DAO Experts program, and leading with the vulnerability of lessons hard learned.
If we create the ideal conditions to learn by experience - both ours and that of others - it not only benefits us, but benefits the whole ecosystem. Experiment at the speed of software. Learn at the speed of experience. Evolve at the speed of learning.
Have a great weekend!
—the Comms team