1.) Preferred Display Name and Age (If you do not want to enter your age, enter that you are above 21 years of age, which is the minimum)
Name: Ben Royce
Twitter: @accretionist - https://twitter.com/accretionist
Discourse: Ben_Royce - https://govern.iota.org/u/Ben_Royce/summary
Linkedin: broyce - https://www.linkedin.com/in/broyce/
Discord: Ben Royce#0599
Youtube: @BenRoyce - https://youtube.com/@BenRoyce
I am an active community member passionate about IOTA and have been following since 2017. I have also followed governance and community treasury developments since inception keenly and am excited at the prospects for it to fertilize the ecosystem of developers and companies who are also excited about IOTA and Shimmer’s tech. Why not throw my hat in the ring to apply my experience and knowledge to review projects embarking on the next step on this exciting journey into the web3 and crypto future?
Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
Master of Arts, Media Ecology (now Media, Culture, and Communication), New York University. Thesis advisor: Neil Postman
- cofounded Society2, decentralized social media on IOTA
- Osler Health: Programmer Analyst
- Credit Suisse First Boston: Assistant Vice President
- Corporate Insight: Lead Programmer
- AMC Health: Project Manager
- various ongoing contractor positions, programmer
4.) What experience do you have relevant to this position (grant reviewer, Project manager, etc.)? Please describe
I oversaw teams in my various positions, domestically and abroad (Dnipro Ukraine and Chennai India), consisting of daily stand up meetings and ongoing planning and review.
5.) Are you a software developer? If yes, please provide info on your skills and proof of the projects you already have built/worked on (Github, languages, certificates, etc.)
- C++ Certificate from Columbia University School of Professional Studies
6.) Do you have affiliations that may cause a conflict of interest when reviewing applications? The community would like to know particularly if reviewers are involved with projects as a creator, on the board, or employed. Please list any projects or applications you have affiliations to.
*Note: This will in no way prevent you from being elected to the position. It is the opposite. We seek experienced reviewers that are specialists in different industries. The reviewers with affiliations will not be able to review grants within their category; however, they will be great resources and act as subject matter experts.
Yes I have affiliations and involvement with the following projects: Society2, Soonlabs, The Evvrything, Decensored 2.0, Shimmer INU, Soonlabs, Soonalink.
7.) Are you willing to sign a legally binding service provider contract and reveal and verify your identity through a KYC process with the legal entity of the Treasury Committee?
Note: KYC is required for this position. If you are unwilling to KYC and sign a service provider contract, you will not be accepted to the Shimmer Community Treasury.
Yes - I am willing to KYC and sign a service provider contract with the Shimmer Community Treasury.
8.) Can you commit 10 hours weekly on average to work as a grant reviewer for the Shimmer community over the next 12 months?
Yes - I am willing and able to commit 10 hrs a week to the Shimmer Community Treasury.
9.) If you are voted in the top 2 reviewers, you may have the option to join the Growth Committee and work with the TEA representatives. In this case, you may be required to work hours over the required 10 hrs per week. Are you able to commit to this if required?
Yes - I am willing and able to commit to the Growth Committee and the Shimmer Community Treasury if required.
10.) Are you willing to sign a service provider contract, including an NDA with the Tangle Ecosystem Association, and respect the Non-Disclosure Agreement if selected as a member of the Growth Committee? Breaking the Non-Disclosure Agreement may bring consequences financially and or legally.
Yes - I am willing to sign a service provider contract and Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). I absolutely will respect all binding effects within such agreement contracts.
11.) Provide any web links or supporting documentation you would like the community to see when assessing you for the Shimmer Community Treasury Grant Reviewer position.
Enter text and web link below.
Constant Twitter presence since 2017. Latest example: https://twitter.com/accretionist/status/1590453105082056704
12.) What is your long-term vision of the Shimmer Community Treasury? How do you see the Community Treasury affecting the Shimmer & IOTA ecosystem, and what does the Shimmer & IOTA Ecosystem look to you in three years?
One word: integrity.
Having monitored the discussions surrounding the genesis and development of the guidelines for the treasury over many months, it is clear that the amount of care and diligence exerted is a rock hard foundation for serious, impactful, and effective growth generation. Especially with recent cryptocurrency news on everyone’s mind, this is the most important thing. We must inspire confidence and we shall. We will show the wider cryptocurrency community that IOTA and Shimmer are places of sober and wise development paths to the cryptocurrency and web3 future.
In 3 years I hope to be toasting the successes of many projects and inundated with proposals for many more, content to play this small role in shepherding them to fruition. In it for the tech. WAGMI.