Organizational Practices

- How is the TEC coordinated?

Coordination happens through weekly meetings on Discord. Two central meetings for the coordination of the TEC are: Sprint Planning and Sprint Retrospective.

Sprint Planning occurs every two weeks in the TEC and is facilitated in the Stewards voice channel of our Discord server. This two-hour meeting allows each working group to share their plans for the next two weeks, and allows for better coordination between working groups that have shared dependencies.

Sprint Retrospectives occur every two weeks the day before Sprint Planning occurs. During these meetings each Working Group reflects on the previous week's Sprint, and evaluates what went well, what went wrong, and what we can do better.

- How are the WGs coordinated?

Every Working Group will have a dedicated time each week where they will coordinate the actions of their respective WG. You can find these meetings within the TEC Calendar. Working groups meet on a weekly or a bi-weekly basis and use either the Discord voice channels or through another conferencing application such as Zoom.

- What tools does the community use?

The tools the community uses to communicate are: Discord, Discourse and Telegram. To help with coordination, the community uses: Github, Zenhub, Miro, DeWork and Hubspot.

- What is 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.

- What is 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 TEC’s primary method of engagement, it does serve as a method of communicating with smaller groups.

- Where are the meetings held?

Meetings are held on the corresponding channels on the discord server.

- Which meetings can I join?

Every member is free to join all the meetings held at the TEC.

- Are meetings recorded?

All the meetings are recorded and uploaded on the TEC YouTube channel:

- Where can I find the TEC Calendar?

Here is the link to the TEC calendar:

- What tools does the community use to make decisions?

The TEC uses three main tools to make decisions: TEC Gardens, Snapshot, TokenLog.

- What is 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.

- What is 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.

- What is TokenLog?

It’s a governance tool to create token-weighted backlogs. It allows projects to continuously gather feedback from their token holders in order to help plan and prioritize their work.

- What is Conviction Voting?

Conviction Voting offers a novel decision-making process that funds proposals based on the aggregated preference of community members, expressed continuously. Deep dive here.

- What is Tao Voting?

Tao Voting is the voting process by which the Commons can modify its economic and governance settings post Commons Upgrade. It is a very powerful voting application that is capable of performing many high-impact functions, for example: mint and burn TEC tokens, install and remove Applications (Modules) in the Commons, and modify the parameters of all existing Applications (Modules).

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