Rise of the Squids! | Updates for Ambassador Program Participants
This announcement is for anyone who has reached the status of Ambassador Applicant in the Subsquid Discord. If you have not yet applied for the Ambassador program, follow this link to learn more and submit your application.
Dear Subsquid Ambassador applicants,
We are excited to welcome you to the Subsquid Open Ocean Council Program! Below, you will find more details about the Ambassador program, as well as what its ultimate goals are. However, before we get into that, we have a request:
As Subsquid Ambassador Program applicants, it’s important that you know the ins and outs of the project. If you haven’t already, we recommend you check out the following material. These articles should give you a better understanding of what we’re all about:
- The Subsquid origin story: shorturl.at/emAP9
- Our mission and goals: shorturl.at/yGZ69
- Subsquid basics: shorturl.at/uAEN0
Building the Subsquid DAO together
OK, now for the good stuff! As you will know by now, Subsquid’s ultimate aim is to transition into a DAO — a ‘decentralised autonomous organisation’. In a nutshell, DAOs remove the power in an organisation from a select few individuals (e.g. a CEO) and split it across a number of invested supporters. In our case, this group is called the Open Ocean Council (OOC).
There is no hierarchical governance structure within such an organisation. Instead, all decisions, from the day to day to the business critical, are voted on by an elected committee. Whereas in a company a CEO would make a decision that would have to be followed, within a DAO the proposal is put forward and voted on.
Subsquid fully subscribes to the concept of decentralisation, which marks the shift from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0. It is the intention of Subsquid to make all aspects of the platform operate through a DAO structure, even technical components like Squids, Processors, and Archives. Community outreach, marketing, and business development will also be administered through the DAO.
The Open Ocean Council Program
The Open Ocean Council Program (OOCP) is Subsquid’s first step towards becoming a DAO. This DAO incubator is designed to give Subsquid community members the opportunity to contribute to the project prior to the formation of fully autonomous community councils. This allows them to get a feel of what working within a DAO structure is like, and also gives Subsquid itself the chance to shape the DAO before it launches fully.
All participants in the OOCP, including regular community members and all ranks of ambassadors, are invited to join one of two teams, based on their own skills and interests:
- Team Abyss — responsible for the technical development of the protocol, building, deploying and maintaining the core infrastructure of the protocol
- Team Sonar — specialists in community outreach and marketing, helping to build Subsquid’s following through virtual and physical events attended by Web 3.0 and crypto supporters
The Subsquid Ambassador program is made up of two ranks — Junior Ambassadors and Full Ambassadors. As an ambassador applicant, you will now be trying to access the Junior Ambassador rank.
Junior Ambassadors — the first level of OOCP ambassadorship. OOCP members can attain this first rung on the ladder by completing specific quests or by contributing to the community. To become a Junior Ambassador, you may also participate by completing the following kinds of tasks:
- Community management
- Social media posts/content
- Media production
- Hackathon participation
- Code training
- Event attendance
Full Ambassadors — a leadership position for OOCP members. Full Ambassadors lead the entire community as they work to achieve the OOCP’s (and later the DAO’s) goals.
Typical Ambassador Duties
Here is a quick overview of just some of the things you may find yourself doing, depending on your team and area of expertise:
- Answering the technical questions of other community members
- Completing quests, such as building Squids or deploying Archives
- Organising and facilitating hackathons
- Running lessons in online academies teaching the intricacies of our codebase
- Community management in different languages
- Increasing awareness of Subsquid through social media posts and content production
- Handling translations and localising content
Team Abyss and Team Sonar, as well as Ambassadors of all ranks, will be invited to represent Subsquid at events and meetups.
At Subsquid we recognise that our Ambassadors will be critical to Subsquid’s future as a DAO, and we want to make sure that our Ambassadors are properly rewarded for their efforts. Therefore, Ambassadors will receive exclusive OOCP member benefits such as access to NFT distributions and airdrops, invitations to meetups and events and early software releases.
They will also be recognised in the Subsquid Discord group by having their role publicly displayed, with an additional flair accorded to them. We are also planning a range of cool Subsquid swag, which will be winging its way to our Ambassadors once it’s released.
Let’s do this!
We’d like to sign off this update by saying how grateful we are for the patience being shown by our first batch of OOCP members as we finalise plans for new quests and tasks. Rest assured these are coming soon, so keep an eye out for announcements in the #-ambassadors-in-training channel in Discord and other official channels.
Thanks for reading, and good luck!
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