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)
Social Media Handles
Discord: AlBirch#7469 Previously Al (gifs)
2.) What motivates you to apply for this position?
Having been a follower of IOTA since its inception and observing the development and achievements made has inspired me to take a more active role in the community and eco system. There are many intelligent and enthusiastic people who have great ideas for the future of the protocol who need support to help them add great benefit to its future. By being a part of the community grant team will allow me to actively help grow and promote those that will help benefit our ecosystem to fulfil the great potential it has.
3.) What is your educational and professional background?
Batchelor of Science Degree in Forensic Science University of Lincoln, UK
National Diploma in Forensic Science
NVQ in Business Administration including marketing and finance.
Current – Police Sergeant (12 Year)
Finance and Marketing Manager (6 Years)
4.) What experience do you have relevant to this position (grant reviewer, Project manager, etc.)? Please describe
During the last 12 years I have been employed in the Police Service. My current role which I have held for 6 years has allowed me to manage and develop a team to ensure force priorities can be met through the engagement and interaction with local businesses, partner agencies and the local community. An aspect of this has been to apply, review and develop project work via grants and matched funding to assess, implement and review local projects that can have a positive impact to community and its residents. Having also sat and chaired review panels in relation to ensuring any funding is appropriately allocated ethically, impartially and without bias to ensure openness and transparency to the wider community in relation to why and how funds are used.
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.)
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.
I have no affiliations that would cause a conflict of interest which I believe is an essential part of being a grant reviewer so that the community can have trust that any allocation of funds has been done with honesty and integrity to ensure full and transparent disclosures can be made without fear of criticism.
I also feel having a varied group of people present on a committee those with experience, knowledge and current developments within crypto can be strengthened by those who look from the outside in aswell.
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.
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?
I see the shimmer community treasure catapulting the IOTA and Shimmer ecosystems into the heart of not just the crypto communities but that of the lives of everyday people. I want to help promote the enthusiastic and highly intelligent people we have within our communities to help them develop and launch their protocols on the networks to push the limits and capabilities of the ecosystem.
I see the community treasure being the catalyst to help support and promote this growth to those that without support could never see their ideas come to life. Every persons can have ideas, but it is those that are given the helping hand to bring those ideas to life that can impact the world.
I envisage that the shimmer and IOTA ecosystem in the next few years will show the talented and brilliant individuals who have become family to our community explode throughout the world with the concepts and designs that will strengthen and promote all the hard work which has been undertaken and continues to be done within our Shimmer and IOTA Family.
Thank you for your time in reading my application and I hope it gives you enough to vote for my inclusion as a grant reviewer.