04.2021 Monthly Contributor Report

04.2021 Monthly Contributor Report

April 2021

# Builder Guild

Build and maintain incredible products for Yam

E

Engineering Lead / Fullstack / Infrastructure

Last Month

  • Development on the Yam protocol projects
  • Degenerative SDK Alpha Launch
  • Umbrella development and strategic preparations
  • Management of repos, boards and code review at Yam Finance · GitHub

Next Month

  • YAM API Launch
  • Developer docs
  • Degenerative SDK Beta phase with documentation
  • Continue develop, support and oversee on the Yam protocol projects
  • Maintain infrastructure

Nate

Smart Contract Developer / On-Chain Governance

Last Month

  • Multiple proposals
  • Sushi HOUSE
  • Umbrella review

Next Month

  • Updates to Umbrella contracts
  • Proposals
  • DAO House farming capabilities

Jason

Developer

Last Month

Next Month

  • Yam API
  • Yam DaoHouse Website
  • Umbrella Website

Indigo

Developer

Last Month

  • Degenerative V2 website development
  • Degenerative V3 tokenomics ideation proposal

Next Month

  • Finish, maintain and debug Degenerative V2
  • Continue work on Degenerative V3
  • Take over synth deployments and maintenance

Byterose

Developer

Last Month

  • YAM API preparations
  • YAM Data API updates
  • API documentation
  • Umbrella UI development
  • Degenerative v1 maintenance
  • Degenerative v2 feedback + bug fixes
  • Degenerative SDK

Next Month

  • Umbrella UI development
  • Umbrella SDK
  • Degenerative v2 support
  • YAM API

SybilQueen

Smart Contract Developer

Last Month

Next Month

Blokku

Designer

Last Month

  • Umbrella Wireframes & UI design exploration
  • Degenerative V2 UI design and development
  • Degenerative V2 3D Illustrations

Next Month

  • Umbrella UI Design and handoff
  • Degenerative V2 frontend development support
  • Build 3D Illustrations library for Degenerative V2
  • Support on Degenerative & YAM product rebrand

# Growth Guild

Identify new market opportunities, make friends, develop partnerships, expand reach.

Krugman

Last Month

Next Month

  • sushiHOUSE portfolio launch
  • April Dao House Digest issue
  • yamHOUSE April Monthly Report
  • Add risk metrics into the TradingView DAO House portfolio backtest indicator.
  • Look into DAO House indicator bug
  • Trade Manager UI updates

Ross

Last Month

  • Took over product lead for Umbrella
    • Focused on Determining how to bring an MVP to market
    • Longer term strategies to find PMF.
    • Test out and better understand capabilities.
  • Degenerative
    • Crafted initial UMIPs for new products to be released with Degen V2
    • Renewed uStonks UMIP
    • Marketing review and concept work for v2 launch.
    • Development and wargaming different new Synths for Degen.
    • Concept work on a new vision for Degenerative.
    • Lots of work that will be seen very soon!
  • General Community assistance and support. Discord and Forum Modification

Next Month

  • Next month (May) I want to take a more community forward approach to the work that I am doing, and try to bring some of it out from that shadows and into the light where the community can contribute. May will have a lot of announcements and launches so this is the perfect opportunity.
  • Continue developing Umbrella and unveil what we have been working on and struggling with. I will work with the Dev team to parameterize and fine tune our initial implementation of it. Explore Biz-dev opportunities and ways in which we can use the product in new and innovative ways.
  • Support as needed on Degenerative, especially when things are close to launch and we need all hands on deck. Continue work on the future of Degenerative and release information on these ideas for the community to discuss and critique.

Jono

Last Month:

  • Worked with UMA’s team on upcoming launches of Degen V2
    • Yield suite strategy preparations given change in rewards
    • Parameterised UMA yield suite
    • Yield suite pricing analysis
  • Legal meetings and research for Daohouse
  • Umbrella market risk insurance idea inception & presentation

Next Month:

  • Further flesh out Market Risk Insurance idea
  • Continue contributing to degen strategy
  • Start work on Dao Asset Management Framework
  • Daohouse new PM selection/index planning

# Marketing Guild

Clearly communicate product benefits. Ensure every action aligns with and strengthens Yam Brand.

Designer

Last Month

Next Month

  • Forum post for new Yam branded product name vote
  • Write top level messaging for YieldDollar synths and Plus ETH synth
  • Yam Synths - Messaging and concepts for v2 launch
  • Yam Synths v2 - write UI text in Crowdin content management tool
  • PM on Yam Syths v2 - tasks, content, usability testing, etc
  • Consolidate Yam brand message and establish Yam branded design system

Tom

Last Month

  • Finalized updated Values and Vision (will be released alongside updated branding/degen v2 update)
  • Guild Structure Team Alignment
  • Process Streamlining proposal and discussion
  • Draft Decision Making Hierarchy

Next Month

  • Finalize and implement
    • Roles/Responsibility framework (guilds)
    • Process
    • Decision making tool
  • Degen v2 reBranding (cross guild work)
  • Degen v2 (Yam Synths) marketing launch plan
  • Rebranding announcement (cross guild work)
  • YAM Logo refresh (cross guild work)

# Community Guild

Be the voice of the team, build rapport, and listen to the voice of the community.

Kristopher

Last Month

Next Month

  • Facilitate On-Chain vote for ComethSwap Liquidity Proposal
  • Coordinate with Cometh for the launch of the YAM/MUST pool
  • Provide marketing strategy and support for YAM/MUST Comethswap liquidity mining campaign
  • Collaborate on cross-guild efforts for upcoming Yam rebranding efforts (Yam logo, Yam.Finance updates, etc)

Ronin

Last Month

  • Translated Yam Weekly Brief and Posted on Substack
    • Yam Weekly Brief #11
  • Yam Weekly Brief #12
  • Posted Weekly Brief on Yuque
    • Yam Weekly Brief #11
  • Yam Weekly Brief #12
  • Translate “Yam Finance Community Survey”
  • Moderated two unofficial Yam Chinese WeChat Groups
  • Moderated the unofficial Yam Chinese Telegram Group
  • One of Moderators in Discord Chinese Channel

Next Month

  • Update Yam Documents Chinese version
  • Update Degenerative Documents Chinese version
  • Update Umbrella Documents Chinese version
  • Translate Yam Weekly Brief
  • Translate Important/Necessary Medium Articles
  • Chinese WeChat/Telegram/Discord Moderator

Mona

Last Month

  1. Daily work of Chinese community

2.Keep the community active

  1. Answer community questions and collect community opinions and suggestions

4.Forward community call videos and organize discussions

5.Forward the latest yam information on Huoxin yam channel, organize discussions and answer questions

Next Month

1.Daily work of Chinese community

2.Keeping the community informed

3.Distribution of content/messages

  1. Forward YAM project information on huoxinYAM channel, organize discussions and collect opinions and suggestions

Jeremy

  • Yam Dollar medium article
  • Yield YAM medium article
  • Yield Party medium article
  • YAM Roadmap article

Writer

  • Lead community calls
  • Produce weekly newsletter Yam Brief
  • Moderate Discord server
  • Manage Twitter account and content strategy
  • Work with marketing guild on branding and content
  • Degen V2 documentation
  • Proposals to increase YAM token value proposition
  • Feedback community voice to core team
  • Organize the community guild
  • Communications strategy
  • Plan open workshops to maximise community engagement

# Creative Guild

Turn the marketing strategy into content

Chilly

UMBRELLA

  • Umbrella Beta Launch Strategy Plan - Strategy to Sync Team around Market Risk and Smart Contract Protection
  • Umbrella Marketing Imagery

DEGEN V2

  • V2 Launch Strategy - Coordination between UMA and YAM on Launch Plans and Product for V2
  • Marketing Documentation on V2 Products
  • V2 Branding and Imagery

MUSEUM OF FINE YAMS

  • Stonkies NFT Development and Release
  • NFT Project #2 Development, Soon to be Released

Next Month:

  • Successful V2 Launch
  • 2nd NFT Launch
  • Yam Branding Convention Renaming

# Operations Guild

Keep the lights on, deconflict, and streamline

Feddas

Last Month

  • Directly worked with UMA’s team on upcoming launches of Degen V2
  • Worked with Sushi’s team to coordinate creation and launch of SushiHOUSE
  • Worked with Tom on restructuring the Yam contributors into Guilds
  • Quarterly transparency report for Yam Treasury
  • Treasury and contributor updates

Next Month

  • Continue to work on Growth and Operations guild
  • Continue work on DAO House
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