Community Tools
Understanding our community tools is an important step towards effective participation within the TEC. We strive to facilitate emergent behaviors within the TEC that allow individuals and working groups to establish their own methods of communication and coordination. However, we understand that not everyone joining the TEC will have a good grasp on what these tools are, or how to use them properly. This page will provide you with background on each of of our community tools and how to use them effectively.

Communication Tools

Discord

Discord is an online communication platform that allows large communities to coordinate around topic-based text and voice channels. In the TEC this is where coordination happens. If you don’t have Discord, we highly encourage you to download it here.

Discourse

Discourse is another online communication tool that we utilize for more formal discussions around topics within the community. It is easy to sign-up, and we encourage all new members to submit a post describing who they are and what brought them to the TEC.

Telegram

Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. You can join the TEC Telegram channel here. While this application is not our primary methods of engagement, it does serve as a method to communicate with smaller groups. You can download Telegram here.

Coordination Tools

Github

GitHub is a code hosting platform for version control and collaboration. It lets you and others work together on projects from anywhere. The TEC has a Github repository where all of the software development is hosted.

Zenhub

Zenhub is a product management platform built with Github. This is the main tool that we use for Sprint Planning within the TEC, and allows us to keep track with the work being produced by each Working Group.

Miro

Miro Boards are an online collaboration tool that allows members to map out ideas, and collaborate with fellow team members. We use the Miro Board for our Sprint Retrospectives and other WG initiatives. You can sign into Miro using a Google email, and may need to request access for Miro Boards already existing within the TEC.

DeWork

DeWork is a web3 native product management platform that hosts token payments, credentialing, and bounties. This is still an experimental platform that the T.E.A.M. DAO will be using for bounties.

HubSpot

HubSpot is a cloud-based CRM designed to help align sales and marketing teams. In the TEC, the T.E.A.M. DAO uses HubSpot for sending out newsletters, and managing external communications for the TE community.

Decision-Making Tools

TEC Gardens

Gardens is a framework for a new kind of DAO - a composable, sufficiently decentralized, and self-improving system, limited only by your community's collective imagination. The TEC Gardens is the main method we use for on-chain voting.

Snapshot

Snapshot is a decentralized off-chain voting system. Snapshot supports various voting types to cater to the needs of organizations. Creating proposals and voting on Snapshot is user-friendly and does not cost gas. The TEC uses snapshot for informal decision-making and community signaling.

TokenLog

TokenLog is a decentralized off-chain voting system that allows for collaborative proposal-making and is directly integrated with GitHub repositories. The TEC uses TokenLog as a method for collaborative economic designs.