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Hi people,

The thread for yay or nay on the new committee structure has run it's course and the vote shows 94,1% in favour of the plan outlined there.
For those who want to read the thread, go here: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/new-community-funding-committee/

We are now moving into the nomination procedure for this committee.

We are looking for the following posts:

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Chair
Organiser and responsible for keeping the committee active and on the case.
Commercial member
Commercial member
These members have knowledge of markets and look for opportunities to open up Nxt use and adoption
Technical member
Technical member
These members have knowledge of the technical process/needs and look for opportunities to support this process.

Non-voting members:
2 x treasurer: also responsible for keeping and publishing accounts
Secretary: responsible for all internal and external communication

So 8 people in total.

I have proposed the following considerations when applying for these posts, based on my experience both as a member of a committee and professional experience in general.

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Candidates can ónly nominate themselves.
Candidates realise they are committing a significant amount of time to this committee
Candidates will make a post explaining why they want to take a position on the committee, and what their qualifications for this position are.

Members should be able to commit to be available and not disappear. You should be at least available 6 hours per week. You also need to be able to motivate yourself and not buckle under criticism, as you wíll get some at some point (if you are doing your job).

ANYONE can nominate themselves! The vote will decide afterwards, so feel completely free to put your name in.

Please also provide your background, relevant experience, vision etc. etc. The more we know about you, the better chance you will have and the better people know what to expect from you.

I know I have brought up the voting issue when having a conflict of interest, but I also realise that this may well hamstring the committee before even starting, because we ALL have conflicts of interest. I propose to make this more of a guideline and up to the committee to decide. It's not up to me, anyway ;)
Our community is simply too small at this point to make this a breaking issue, I think.

So, please put down your:

1. Nomination for a post. Specify the post.
2. Tell us whý you would like to be on the committee
3. Tell us why people should choose you. What will you bring to the committee that's unique?
4. Tell us something about yourself.
5. Anything else.

These points have overlap, so don't worry too much about 1-5. The main point is to be able to see who you are, what you want and what your qualifications are.

Also, let's keep this civil, shall we? :)

Looking forward to your nominations!

PS: because the last thread was less than visible according to people, I will "announce" this topic via the forum.
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2014, 12:57:11 am »

I'm very curious as to whom we might consider for *Chair* as that will be a highly critical position and should, at best, be someone prepared to hit the convention circuit to speak on NXT's behalf. In other words, public speaking skills a must!

That said, I would likely make for an interesting *Commercial Member* if better options do not make themselves available for the slot.

I stay very abreast to the overall market as a matter of professional need (it's simply a must to be a journalist in this fast moving space) and I have some ideas as to how we might drive adoption in the immediate future. As operator of Hawaii's only Bitcoin ATM I know first hand what having an actual physical point of sale system for your currency can do. With proper funding I could populate entire regions with an advanced POS system that had NXT right at the top (along with a myriad of other options of course). Ideally running through the SuperNET GUI, bringing the entire SuperNET idea full circle in a way. However, even barring that level of integration I already have an entire use case mapped out for exactly how to do it from scratch.

Those that have interacted with me thus far should be able to attest to my integrity and dogged nature. I am both professional and stalwart by nature. Even when disagreeing strongly you'll find that I will at least hear you out and fairly consider your position (even if I am eventually forced to go another way in order to meet project goals). I am emotionally impervious to the usual criticism and flak being in a leadership position creates. Also, as operating manager of the now forming SNN News Network I will be uniquely positioned to drive adoption and spread information in regards to any and all of the committees developments.

That said, I will gladly support any other members who may be more qualified than I for the slot. However, if no better options should present themselves I will gladly take up the reigns on behalf of the community as I believe it is in everyone's best interest to achieve the CFC's goals.

Edit: Just for clarity here is my LinkedIn Profile -  www.linkedin.com/in/edwarddeleonhickman
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2014, 01:24:43 am »

Alright, I made a nomination post for the CFC on the other thread, but I'll make a more elaborate one here.

1. (Nomination Position) So I'd like to once again nominate myself for the position of Technical member of the Community Funds Committee.

2. (Why I want to be on CFC) I have been watching nxt since a couple weeks after the start, and I've watched many very cool projects start around this ecosystem of nxt. There is a lot of potential for great things to be accomplished on this platform and I hope to see that happen. By having me on this committee, I will be able to use my knowledge of nxt projects to help our platform be used in the best ways. Also I would be able to get to know the statuses of all of these projects personally, which I find cool.

3. (Why I should be chosen) I feel I would help out this committee because I have a knowledge of this community and have gotten to know a good portion of the active people and projects in it. I have created projects with nxt in the past, and continue to do so, so I have an extensive knowledge about what it takes to get something done with nxt and what steps to take in order to best help the ecosystem around nxt with these funds. I also represent the younger age group well, and can help to give the opinion of what the next generation will be looking for in a crypto platform and how to market and create features to match that growing interest. Also I would be able to give the required amount of time to the committee, and I am able to respond to any type of message in less than 12 hours usually.

4. (A little bit about myself) As I am pretty much no longer anon due to the fact that my identity is a few clever google searches away as well as that I plan to attend conferences related to crypto in my area, I can go into some detail about me. My official name is Alex Jones and I have been writing code for around 4 years now, starting at the age of 13 (do the math if you really want to  ;D ). I started out in gamedev, then transitioned into web programming before discovering that I can write code that can do cool things with real money (how cool is that). I learnt about bitcoin almost two years ago and have been following and learning about blockchains and decentralization ever since then. I run and write code for the website http://jnxt.org which hosts an array of nxt related projects that I have thought would be cool to make. I am currently working towards the Jay framework, a system that allows for an nxt wallet to be used securely from the browser and is build almost completely from plugins that are stored on the nxt network itself. Other than that I really like nxt, the platform and community make it so easy for a person such as myself to just begin making stuff and get good feedback and support from a variety of sources, other places are not nearly that friendly to outsiders.

5. (Anything else) I've covered pretty much everything I can think of, if you made it all the way to here, thanks for reading (:
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2014, 01:40:27 am »

I'm very curious as to whom we might consider for *Chair* as that will be a highly critical position and should, at best, be someone prepared to hit the convention circuit to speak on NXT's behalf. In other words, public speaking skills a must!

**snipped**

No. This is not a public role. The CFC, like the 3 committees it is intended to replace, is not a leadership structure.
On the other hand, anyone who has PS skills and wants to use them on NXTs behalf......feel free !


EDIT: IMHO: the chair of the CFC will need mostly the ability to organise and motivate, as well as a very powerful ability to say 'no'.

Don't forget that these funds are in popular demand with everyone who wants funding (which is almost everyone), and yet also have to be conserved in order to ensure that we can pay devs for a while longer.........
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2014, 04:41:32 am »

I'm very curious as to whom we might consider for *Chair* as that will be a highly critical position and should, at best, be someone prepared to hit the convention circuit to speak on NXT's behalf. In other words, public speaking skills a must!

**snipped**

No. This is not a public role. The CFC, like the 3 committees it is intended to replace, is not a leadership structure.
On the other hand, anyone who has PS skills and wants to use them on NXTs behalf......feel free !


EDIT: IMHO: the chair of the CFC will need mostly the ability to organise and motivate, as well as a very powerful ability to say 'no'.

Don't forget that these funds are in popular demand with everyone who wants funding (which is almost everyone), and yet also have to be conserved in order to ensure that we can pay devs for a while longer.........

If I understand it correctly it's a representative position correct? That is to say, we are voting to have this person look after the interests and the mandate set forth by the CFC at it's outset, yes?

That may not be a traditional leadership position but it's still a leadership role and will be perceived as such by outsiders. For example, a journalist would see someone who is "Chair of the CFC" and think that is a good person to talk to, by default. So having the Chair be someone who is personable and effective at communicating with people both inside and outside the community seems a smart move.

NXT could use for a good public *champion*, either way. Someone with enough charisma and force of personality to make people take notice. It doesn't need to be anyone holding any position in particular but having them voted in somehow would lend the person more "weight", as it were. Perhaps that could be something vote on at a later date though.

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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2014, 07:03:45 am »

4. (A little bit about myself) As I am pretty much no longer anon due to the fact that my identity is a few clever google searches away as well as that I plan to attend conferences related to crypto in my area, I can go into some detail about me. My official name is Alex Jones and I have been writing code for around 4 years now



You have my vote!
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2014, 05:53:47 pm »

Stickied thread :)

Thanks for the first applications!

Don't be shy now!
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2014, 07:52:13 pm »

Stickied thread :)

Thanks for the first applications!

Don't be shy now!

whoa, barely noticed it up here, usually just overlook the top stickies. Lookin forward to more nominations :)
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2014, 10:15:10 pm »

Stickied thread :)

Thanks for the first applications!

Don't be shy now!

whoa, barely noticed it up here, usually just overlook the top stickies. Lookin forward to more nominations :)

Strangely enough, stickies aren't seen. Unsticking this, as it needs to be seen...
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2014, 02:16:56 am »

Stickied thread :)

Thanks for the first applications!

Don't be shy now!

whoa, barely noticed it up here, usually just overlook the top stickies. Lookin forward to more nominations :)

Strangely enough, stickies aren't seen. Unsticking this, as it needs to be seen...

Years of ignoring Googles first few ad links to get to the natural search is a hard habit to break I suppose.

*bump*
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2014, 11:33:04 am »

1. I'm applying for the treasurer post.
2. I'm an active member of this community and intend to keep it that way.
3. I am already one of the treasurers. Not sure I'll bring anyting unique, but the work will be done, on time, clear and cut. As always.
4. I'm a businessman and investor. I am currently working on several projects linked to cryptos in general or Nxt in particular. My latest release : http://cfa-consulting.ch/dlfiles/Crypto_Guide_For_Investors_EN.pdf
5. I'm trustworthy and I think I proved it in the past...

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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2014, 10:34:14 pm »

Being the NRS Project Manager, I apply for "Technical member" as this position would enable me to do better and informed decisions about the compensation of our devs.
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2014, 12:08:28 am »

Stickied thread :)

Thanks for the first applications!

Don't be shy now!

whoa, barely noticed it up here, usually just overlook the top stickies. Lookin forward to more nominations :)

Strangely enough, stickies aren't seen. Unsticking this, as it needs to be seen...

Think is good idea to unstick everything. I never check those yet they always stand on top. It's also unfair competition. Winner on top, loser out. Would also be much cleaner and uncluttered.
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2014, 01:08:52 am »

Think is good idea to unstick everything. I never check those yet they always stand on top. It's also unfair competition. Winner on top, loser out. Would also be much cleaner and uncluttered.
Unfair competition? :D
This is not about competition. Stickies are used to inform people of important information, not necessarily often updated, that would sink to the far end of the forum history otherwise.
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2014, 07:15:24 pm »

After giving it much thought, we at CFA Consulting decided to apply, as a company and not as DoM P, for the position of commercial analyst.
We feel we have the skills to do this job well, and our line of work being exactly this, we think we could help the committee a lot.
Furthermore, since CFA Consulting was initially partially financed by such a fund, we think we own the Nxt community to actively participate in this.

So, what's behind CFA Consulting for this post ?
- An IT expert knowing well the world of cryptos
- A financial expert (master degree in finance) capable of analyzing business plans
- An economic expert (master of economics) capable of analyzing the market conditions

We hope to help Nxt the best we can.
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2014, 02:32:53 pm »

So, thread up for 14 days and we have 3 nominations.

Even though I tend to be a very optimistic person, I would like to chalk this one up as a dysmal failure.

So, we are stuck with three committees who are dormant (bar a few active members who I *know* have been working their proverbial asses off to get things done), about 6 million Nxt that is not being made active and no truly democratic way out of this.

OK, it is as it is, as they say.

Most people wánt change, but it seems no-one wants/can/feels compelled to step up and take the responsibility.

I am tempted to go along with the proposal that Berzerk made a while back to fund the Org and Foundation, but: it's not up to me.
It's up to you guys to counterpropose now.

We've put work into this, but apparently the plan doesn't resonate enough to have any support.

So: where do we go from here? I refuse to believe we want those funds nót to go to useful stuff...
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2014, 04:02:48 pm »

Seems that the problem was that most of the Nxt activists are already either part of Nxt Foundation or Nxt Org or heavily involved in other projects.
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2014, 04:23:30 pm »

Maybe I can point out why I didn't apply, though I'm eager to help with NXT projects:
- six hours each week sounds like a huge commitment. Especially if you have to earn money otherwise...
- ...and are already working on some NXT projects... which I already tend to run late on.
- Those other projects may create conflicts of interest.
- I don't consider myself a technical or financial/market expert by any imagination.

For most people one or more of those will be true - especially if they actually have the experience you're looking for.
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2014, 06:19:37 pm »

Maybe a portion of the funding should go to the active groups, for example a Q1 2015 amount distributed to both groups, this amount is voted openly on the forum.

The community sees how well the money was spent, and this can gauge how much to give for next quarter, again another vote.

Anyone who has expressed an interest in being involved in the CFC, should probably join either the current Organization or Foundation. Both bodies are probably in desperate need of new blood, ideally any group should be large enough to have sub groups working on different projects or areas of expertise.
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Re: New Community Funds Committee (CFC) members Self-Nomination Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2014, 06:53:55 pm »

My thoughts on this is already expressed in that other thread, but let me rephrase it:


At this point we really do not have any choice if we want Nxt to grow. Either hand the funds to those who people who actually work on promoting and improving Nxt, or let it go to waste. These funds will only continue to decrease in value, down like 80% from it's peak already, which will continue to make them more and more irrelevant.

Nxt Foundation and Nxt Organization consist of the most active Nxt activists and any new person who is interested in joining either group will obviously have that oppourtunity. So why not release it to both these groups and make something happen? Worst case scenario neither group manage to make a big impact, but that is already inevitable if the funds is not handed to people who do actual work. Cautiously optimistic scenario: the funds actually put some wind in our sails again which starts a domino effect.


The only thing that is certain is that people wont work without compensation (nor should they) and without work Nxt wont grow.
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