What is your full name?
Amit Dhingia | Mr Dhingia
What is your primary wallet address?
Why are you applying?
I am applying for this position because I deeply believe in the potential of Decentraland and the transformative power it holds. Having been a passionate member of the community since November 2021, my engagement as a builder, wearable designer and event organiser has allowed me to contribute substantially to this vibrant and evolving virtual world.
I view this opportunity to join the DAO committee as an extension of my dedication, providing me with a platform to advocate more effectively for the builders and users who form the heart of Decentraland. I’m particularly driven by a desire to bring a fresh perspective to the committee, one that echoes the diversity of our community.
Decentraland is a global platform, and it’s this international reach that makes it so dynamic and engaging. Yet, when it comes to representation within the DAO and committee, it is predominantly Western-oriented. This is not a critique, but rather an opportunity for us to embrace the diverse fabric of our community more fully.
As someone who hails from India and operates out of Dubai, I believe I can provide an Eastern perspective and represent a demographic that is currently underrepresented. My experiences, cultural heritage, and understanding of Eastern markets could provide valuable insights, fostering an environment that is truly inclusive and diverse.
It is with respect and appreciation for the current committee members that I express this intent; it is not about replacing one perspective with another, but about enriching our shared understanding with diverse viewpoints. I see this as a way to grow stronger, together, by ensuring that all voices within our community are heard and valued.
What is your history with both Decentraland and Decentraland’s DAO?
Since my journey with Decentraland began in November 2021, I have been fully immersed in contributing to and promoting our platform. As a builder, my impact is visible across Decentraland’s landscape, with over 30+ structures designed and deployed for various projects and individuals.
In an act of commitment to the community’s growth, I took on a project with Decentraland’s DAO to create more than 35 open-source buildings. The designs can be found on my GitHub repository here and have been utilized by numerous community members, demonstrating my dedication to providing resources for the benefit of all.
I have also played a significant role in the ‘Awesome Repository’ as a contributor under ‘Dhingia Builds’, where I added multiple builds for the community to use and take inspiration from.
Beyond my construction projects, I have been a fervent promoter of Decentraland. I’ve engaged in real-life events such as XVERSE at Gitex Global 2022, held at the World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE, where I distributed DCL T-shirts and spread the word about our metaverse.
Events have been a significant part of my contribution to Decentraland. The regular UNMONDAY series and the grand 4-day MVFW event at my 64-parcel development are among the diverse and unique experiences I have brought to our community.
My history with Decentraland’s DAO is marked by active participation and engagement. As a DAO Delegate, I have been involved in the decision-making process on 175 proposals, contributing my perspective and voting in the best interest of our community. This opportunity to potentially join the DAO committee represents a significant step in my ongoing commitment to Decentraland, providing a chance to enhance my contribution and further serve our vibrant community.
What skills, qualifications, and experience will you bring to the committee?
Throughout my time with Decentraland, I have amassed a wealth of skills and experiences that uniquely position me to contribute significantly to the DAO committee.
- Building and Design Skills: My background as a builder has seen me design and implement over 30 structures within Decentraland. With a keen understanding of aesthetics and functionality, I’ve created immersive spaces that are as captivating as they are useful.
- Open Source Contributions: My involvement in open-source development has instilled a collaborative spirit and an ethos of shared progress. By constructing more than 35 open-source buildings for Decentraland, I’ve fostered an inclusive environment for our community.
- Event Management: I’ve organised numerous community events in the past, such as the 4-day MVFW event and am currently committed towards the UNMONDAY series. These experiences have honed my project management skills, ability to galvanise communities, and create meaningful and engaging experiences.
- Community Engagement: My commitment to community engagement is well demonstrated, from distributing DCL T-shirts at international events to offering free builds to dedicated individuals. I’m passionate about amplifying community voices, fostering greater involvement, and ensuring our users feel valued and heard.
- DAO Experience: As a DAO Delegate involved in over 175 proposal votes, I have valuable insight into the decision-making processes that shape our platform. My experience with the democratic principles that guide us will be instrumental in preserving and promoting our shared vision.
- Cultural Perspective: My Indian heritage and Dubai residency afford me a unique Eastern perspective. This cultural understanding can offer fresh insights, enrich our community’s diversity, and foster a more globally inclusive atmosphere within the committee.
While I may not possess a collection of formal degrees, I’ve always believed in the power of practical experience and learning through doing. I’ve learned immeasurably through my hands-on involvement in Decentraland, both technical skills and about community building, project management, and collaborative decision-making. I am a testament to the concept that passion, commitment, and a willingness to learn are just as valuable as formal qualifications. Drawing on this diverse skill set and breadth of experience, I am eager to bring my unique contributions to the DAO committee, enriching our collective capabilities, and furthering the growth and success of Decentraland.
Can you commit at least 5 hours per week to the DAO?
My dedication to Decentraland and its success has led me to invest numerous hours in the past, and I fully intend to continue this commitment. The proposed minimum of five hours per week is certainly within my capacity. However, given my engagement level and passion for the work, I anticipate dedicating even more time, potentially exceeding 10+ hours per week.
I genuinely believe in Decentraland’s potential and the importance of the DAO committee’s role in realising that potential. Therefore, I am more than willing to invest the necessary time to ensure that I can contribute meaningfully and effectively to the DAO committee’s work.
Provide links to any relevant social media profiles or other information that will help the community when evaluating candidates.
Instagram: Mr. Dhingia (@mrdhingia) • Instagram photos and videos
Dhingia Builds Twitter: https://twitter.com/DhingiaBuilds
Github: GitHub - MrDhingia/DhingiaBuilds: Community builds for Decentraland by MrDhingia
Provide a list of two references, at least one of which is in the Decentraland community that can attest to your character and/or commitment to Decentraland.