Hi, Kevin! Sorry, this won’t be a 2 paragraph thing.
Stats say, there’s less than 20,000 active full-time devs in Web3; its almost 7x less than the number of IT Professionals laid off by huge corps like Meta, Stripe, Twitter and many more. While it’s obvious that the industry strongly lacks talent to move forward, it’s not at all obvious how to resolve it, especially in these hard times. Yet, we found a way to both help (1) laid off engineers to secure their spot in Web3 and (2) promising Web3 startups to continue building regardless of the market condition. Spoiler: it won’t take much time or effort — all thanks to interproduct composability of Web3 protocols.
Our close-knit community of 60+ people, 40 of which are VC-grade analysts spread all over the world, builds Exoflow, community due dilligence and incubation protocol, to help the industry and projects reach new highs. The current downsizing, however adverse it may be on the personal level, represents a unique opportunity to accelerate the ExoDAO’s growth and Exoflow traction, while helping people to find jobs and expand the industry.
Our proposal is to initiate a BUIDLer Support Program harnessing the protocols of Gitcoin, Supermodular and SpeedRunEthereum by :
Using Exoflow due diligence approach to select at least 5 promising projects and help them bootstrap the quality product out of the MVP onto the market by allocating the ExoDAO contributors’ resource to their incubation track; once successful, this model can be scaled to more projects, and
Providing the motivation and support for the laid off developers to move into the Web3 space via engaging them into SpeedRunEthereum course, helping them build a web3 portofolio using Gitcoin Passport, and onboarding them to ExoDAO to contribute to the incubation of projects.
To do the 1. and 2., we will need to:
(a) have the mentioned projects supporting and actively promoting the initiative, both to the potential Sponsors — the companies, who are actively searching for candidates for at least mid-level Web3 full-stack engineers and/or Product Managers etc — and JS/TS engineers;
(b) raise a Gitcoin grant of USDC 450,000 from Sponsors to compensate the contributors, who will help to (1) DD the submitted projects to select 5 projects to incubate using our protocol and (2) help incubate the selected projects — these are our laid-off engineers.
Sorry for the longread btw. Should you find this supermodular initiative worth pursuing, please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org; we have everything to start off asap, if you and Austin Griffith may find this worth your time. WAGMI!