Both Catalyst and Cardano contributors need an initial setup for the tools and processes to use from day one. Our job is to research, analyse, decide and setup the main core parts of that infrastructure before contributors get started.
Contributors will take ownership of this infrastructure and own the decisions around tools and processes from the first day of being onboarded.
This analysis focuses on ensuring contributors are functional and can begin contributing from day one.
Requirements & priorities
Note - Sharing and discussion at every stage
Main focus areas
The main core parts that need to be researched, analysed and decided on are the following areas:
Examples - Chat, Video meetings.
Used for - Organisation, social, community, collaboration
Long form content
Examples - Documents, posts, forums.
Used for - Debate, collaboration, information collation
Examples - Contributor votes, community votes
Used for - Funding distribution decisions, product decisions, community decisions
Examples - Multi sigs, Treasury tools (e.g. Gnosis safe as Ethereum example)
Used for - Funding distribution, software and subscription payments
Product development workflow
Examples - Task management, workflow integrations
Used for - Problem sensing, problem prioritisation, task tracking, accountability, task distribution
Other areas for consideration
These areas can be ignored for the short term and researched and decided by the contributors once they start:
Design tools - Leave decision to be guided by design contributors
Software tools - E.g. repository management. Leave decision to be guided by development contributors
Software libraries and SDKs - Leave decision to be guided by development contributors
Calendar - Organising contributor internal events, community events
There may be other core areas to consider and add to this list in the near future.
We are not looking to create new infrastructure for this initial setup work.
The analysis should be useful for providing guidance on where future development effort could be highly impactful. For instance by finding where is most lacking in terms of functionality and completeness out of the tools and process that are selected from this research.