The events provide a joyful community space place where builders can meet friends, learn from each other, and engage in stimulating discussions about state of the art technology.
Each player in the breakout room will take turn to speak about their work for a few minutes, then they collaborate to form consensus and rank each other’s weekly contributions to the community in a fun, well-organized environment.
- Our customized consensus games provide a great way for developers to network, get feedback, and raise awareness of their Optimism projects. This valuable community will inspire and empower them to create.
- By open sourcing tools and educational materials, we dramatically lower barriers for new developers to get involved. Comprehensive docs and tutorials will smoothly onboard the next generation of Optimism creators.
Consensus games facilitated by our tools and combined with RetroPGF can solve multiple problems for public good builders which want to collaborate but don't have any existing management structure:
- Agreeing on the distribution of funds (from grants or other sources);
- Agreeing on the management structure (who will make decisions, distribute work, etc);
- On-boarding and rewarding new and small-time contributors;
- Typically any funds from grants are only distributed among the core team of an open source project. This is understandable since there's an overhead cause by trying to integrate new person into a structure
The consensus games we are offering provide a simple, fun and fair way to resolve all these problems right from the start, so that you can kick-start collaborations on a project without having to first make complex decisions that typically require commitment and trust among participants. Therefore, we believe that deployment of our tools on Optimism will attract many new builders creative builders, who want to focus on building. With a demonstrated community growth model designed specifically for onboarding Optimism developers, we are highly confident that Optimism Fractal will significantly expand the builder community.
- The weekly meetings allow developers to network with peers and learn from each other's experiences and expertise. This facilitates valuable knowledge sharing and growth.
- The retroactive nature of the Respect game motivates a friendly competition among builders, which can bring out the best of them
- Seeing projects presented each week provides exposure to new techniques and ideas that developers can incorporate into their own work.
- Our consensus games reward contributions to public goods, better aligning incentives. This motivates developers to collaborate and create things that benefit the entire community.
- Video of meetings will be recorded and may be publicly shared online. This enables all developers to learn even if they can't attend live. An archive of best practices will accumulate.
- Due to the live environment of our meetings, the quality of developers can be tracked in a few manners:
- Consensus feedback on projects provides accountability to drive progress and improvement. Developers must share status each week, inspiring higher quality work.
- Our educational materials and documentation will level up knowledge across all core Optimism development topics.
- Specialized fractals allow deep dives into particular technologies like the OP Stack. This leads to rapid skill development.
- Every developer presents their weekly contributions to Optimism as part of the game in the breakout rooms. This shows the quality of their weekly work and gives room for feedback, whilst tracking developers progress
- Providing sybil protection to to ensure a cohesive community of humans and providing an intimate conversation where people can gain deeper understanding about their peers
- Developers can present their work, which makes it easy for outside builders to recognize their achievements and be inspired to build on top of their progresses as the meetings are recorded and distributed widely
With so many opportunities for open knowledge sharing, aligned incentives, and accountability, Optimism Fractal is highly likely to increase the quality of developers building novel applications on Optimism.
- The weekly cadence creates accountability to show progress and share updates, which drives greater dedication to projects.
- Seeing peers present each week motivates developers to improve their own contributions. Friendly competition breeds commitment.
- Consensus feedback and transparency around rewards/reputation aligns incentives to reward those who go above and beyond.
- It's enjoyable and fulfilling to collaborate towards a shared mission. Optimism Fractal fosters a community united by shared values.
- Immutable records of participation and contributions quantify commitment over time. This persistence inspires ongoing dedication.
- Onboarding materials will educate new developers on Optimism's vision, fostering buy-in. Aligned values boost commitment.
- The consensus games facilitate democratic participation, transparent decision making, and proportional rewards
- Real-time collaboration without censorship builds deep relationships and community
- Randomized grouping and voting prevents centralization of power
- Blockchain integration enables new models of public goods funding and collaboration
- Anyone can start a fractal meeting tailored to their community using our open tools
- Highly engaged users gain immense value for minimal time investment
- We're pioneering use of web3 tools to empower human coordination and collaboration
- All game data is open and onchain for easy integration
- Our reputation and contribution data could help inform grants distribution and public goods funding through composability with tools like RetroPGF
- Unique identity verification collaborations withth Ethereum Attestation Service improves integrity
- New games and apps could be built on top of our core coordination primitives
- Shared incentive systems could align wider Optimism communities
- Relationships formed could enable collaborative opportunities across projects
- The concept of respect points earned in social consensus games provides a powerful primitive for novel coordination mechanisms