by 0xd11a019a70986bd607cbc1c1f9ae221c78581f49 (Yemel)
Should the following Tier 4: up to $60,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Community category be approved?
Create a task force to develop and maintain a public registry of individuals and organizations offering their services to build content on Decetraland’s platform. The goal is to provide trusted information to brands coming into the space looking for talented builders who can help with events production, wearables making, 3d modeling, and SDK programming.
This is a revised version of a previous grant proposal.
As the Metaverse concept goes mainstream there are more brands coming into the space willing to build a presence in Decentraland. However, creating 3D content can be a daunting task and most organizations will prefer to hire experienced professionals.
Decentraland creators are one of the most valuable audiences Decentraland has at this point. It’s critical to provide them a platform to promote their services, become more visible, get new clients and grow into a sustainable business.
Making a public and official registry of Verified Partners will promote transparency between brands and creators. This initiative aims to democratize access to qualified suppliers and generate new business opportunities for them.
The goal of this project is to survey all creators in Decentraland’s community and list them in a public registry of creators, the Verified Partners Registry. Freelancers and studios alike will be classified based on their info and the services they provide. The registry will be curated by a team, ensuring the authenticity and quality of the information displayed.
These services are already being offered and requested on other platforms such as fiverr.com and freelancer.com, which is great validation that the market exists. This project aims to support the growth of the industry with a dedicated registry of professionals in this industry, which is free and open to use.
This grant will set up a budget to run this team for the next 6 months. This grant could be extended upon a further decision of the DAO if the grant succeeds its objectives.
The proposed Verified Parters Registry will be implemented under the same non-profit foundation created for the DAO Governance Squad. This foundation provides a flexible vehicle to manage a budget with autonomy while still giving authority to the DAO to steer its direction.
The grant will be provided as a vesting contract of stablecoins assigned to a 2-out-of-3 signatures wallet. The key holders are Alejandro Escoda, Yemel Jardi and maraoz in their respective capacity as Squad Member, DAO Committee Member and Trusted Community Member.
The public registry will first launch as a dedicated page in Decentraland’s documentation site, a testing version of it is already available here. Once a substantial number of providers are included the team migrate the directory to its own domain for a richer experience (searching, filtering, applying and more).
The criteria to include a partner in the registry shouldn’t be a matter of taste, but instead a list of verifications about the partner company and the services they claim to provide. Making sure they are correctly classified under different categories/filters. On top of that a layer of reviews from clients could increase transparency and be signal of quality.
Total Hours: ~240 monthly hours or ~60 weekly hours.
Budget: $8,200 USD per month or a total of $49,200 USD
- Team compensation: $43,200 USD
- Operational budget: $6,000 USD
Roadmap and milestones
August - Bootstrapping the registry
- Design interview and verification process.
- Define a strategy to source potential partners and set up inbound request flow.
- Initiate interview process for partners providing Wearable Creation, Architecture, and SDK Development.
September - Iteration of the process
- Review the results, evaluate improvements and automation opportunities.
- Initiate interview process for partners providing Event Production and Full Cycle Production.
October - Complete the registry
- Explore the addition of new service categories (e.g. animation, audio, land rental).
- Produce a report of “Metaverse Workers”, a summary of the collected info.
November - Migrate to its own site
- Define requirements to migrate the registry enabling a richer user experience.
- Prototype the new version of the registry.
December - Launch new registry
- Set up in production the new version of the registry.
- Announcement and support for new onboarding flows.
January - Maintenance
- Documentation of the process to maintain the registry functional.
- New release of the Metaverse Workers report.
By the end of this project, this team will have a complete mapping of the industry’s experts and a trusted tool to browse them. This project should be a platform for new creators jumping into the industry and a key resource for organizations looking for a partner to build content inside Decentraland.
Vote on this proposal on the Decentraland DAO