Qi - Grant Reviewer Application

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: Qi

Age: 32

Social Media Handles

Twitter: @qblanc

Discourse: Profile - weltallq - govern.IOTA

Reddit: reddit.com/user/weltallq

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/xiqish/

Discord: uchujin#9970

Telegram: N/A

2.) What motivates you to apply for this position?

As I started to work based on IOTA ecosystem, I think it a fantastic infrastructure to implement a lot of systems which will connect things and people rather than prominently focusing on trade/financial stuffs. I would like to try more on it and I want it to be progressing towards a sustainable future.

3.) What is your educational and professional background?

Educational Background

  • Graduated from one of the China’s top universities with the bachelor degree in Software Engineering in 2012;

Web3/Crypto Background

  • Iotabee, Project Manager, 2022

Professional Background

  • 10+ years of engineering roles (mostly frontend-focused) in tech giant with sufficient project experience in different kinds of products;

4.) What experience do you have relevant to this position (grant reviewer, Project manager, etc.)? Please describe

I am a project manager and developer in DEX of IOTA/Shimmer Ecosystem so I have a thorough methodology on how to evaluate project based both tech and non-tech aspects.

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.)

Yes. I am a software engineer and master in frontend tech stack. Mentioning about the project/products, I have been frontend architect in Enterprise-level instant messaging, HR system. At the same time, I have experience in Python, Java, and am learning Solidity.

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.

  • Iotabee

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?

No I would like to provide my prospectives. However it might be too heavy workload for me to join the Growth Committee. :slight_smile:

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.

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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?

Business innovation can be a tough process, not all good products can be (financially) beneficial and have its business model at the very first time. If our treasury can support some teams that are building new products which

  • do good things to people, our society, and our earth,
  • gain reputation for IOTA/Shimmer ecosystem,
  • make use of feature of IOTA/Shimmer which is not supported by other chains,

that will be helpful to expand IOTA/Shimmer to more possibilities.

Do you support my application as Grant Reviewer?
  • Yes

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Hey - thanks for the application.

I have one question:
To make it easier for the community to understand what potential conflicts of interest of reviewers may look like and not everyone may be familiar with the platform you have stated here, could you shortly describe what Iotabe is / in which sector it operates or plans to operate in the future?
This will help everyone reading your application, Thanks.

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Thanks Phylo for your suggestion. I will add the following

Iotabee is a DEX protocol which focuses on IOTA/Shimmer ecosystem. And my role in Iotabee is product lead. That will be my conflict of interest.

Hello Qi,

As you stated you have some developer experience do you have a link like Github that shows your work?

JD (DeepSea)

Thanks for your suggestions.