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MEET THE CANDIDATE: Danlogi Is Running For A Spot On The DAO's Discourse Facilitator Team

ApeCoin DAO Contributor and Discourse Facilitator nominee, Danlogi wants to help solve problems and find solutions as part of the DAO's Discourse Facilitator team.

Election 2023 is heating up around the swamp as 14 ApeCoin DAO contributors threw their hats in the ring and announced their candidacies for ApeCoin DAO's Discourse Facilitator team earlier this month.

As the Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, the DAO approved of the creation of a three-person, community led, Discourse moderation team last month when it passed Ape Improvement Proposal-240.

This team will be responsible for “overseeing the proposal process, moderating discussions, enforcing rules, and promoting positive community engagement based on DAO-approved guidelines,” according to the DAO. Each Discourse team member will serve a three-month term and will earn $8,000 USD per month.

One of the candidates running for a spot on the Discourse moderation team is ApeCoin DAO Contributor Danlogi.

“I’m Daniel, a freelancing design thinking coach for multinational corporate clients, proptech founder, and a father who enjoys playing football (actual skills are very questionable), he wrote on his candidate Discourse page. “I’m on the newer side to this community (I recently received my ‘Member Level 2’ and ‘New User of the Month’ badges), and have brought with me some fresh perspectives. I see tremendous potential in the ApeCoin community as a hub for ideas, creativity, and collaboration. With Discourse acting as the conduit, enabling community engagement, idea refinement, pitching, funding, and reporting. During my time exploring the community (forums, idea posts and the Nov 2022 Transparency Report), I’ve noticed a few areas that could benefit from improvement. There is a need for timely and accessible data for proposed ideas, standardised information reporting, and visual representations to aid decision-making. If chosen for this role, I not only want to support new users, but also see a huge benefit in closing the other gaps I mentioned to bring further value to the community. With my experience in operational/process teams and leading change initiatives, I have the skills needed to fulfil the responsibilities of this role. As an ex-Transformation Director and Client Co-Creation Lead for a global bank, the soft and hard skills needed for the Community Facilitator sit firmly within my ‘wheel-house’.”

To find out more about Danlogi and how he plans to solve problems at the DAO, the Bored Ape Gazette reached out to him for an interview. Check it out below:

1.In a sentence or two why should the $Ape community vote for you?

“The last corporate role I took on, saw me swim to the top of a pool of 400+ candidates. I consider myself creative, entrepreneurial and good at working with a community to define problems and build solutions; being able to do that for the $APE community would be a privilege.”

2.What made you want to run for Discourse Facilitator team?

“As much as I’ve loved seeing the community put forward ideas, provide constructive input, apply a filter-approach and work towards providing avenues for value-adding AIPs to be approved, I’ve felt there are plenty of opportunities to further what’s already in existence. I’d really like to be able to build a design thinking framework to help the community: - Better understand the problems they want to solve - Create more ideas quickly, which could help solve the target problem areas - Define an approach to rapid prototyping so as to take early community feedback and steer, resulting in stronger and more valuable solutions being put in place.”

3. What sets you apart from the other nominees?

“I feel I have quite a unique background; a combination of technology, banking, start-ups and design thinking. I spend a lot of time supporting and educating clients and helping them improve their businesses by leveraging design thinking. Anything from better understanding / defining their problems, to conducting ethnographic resear4ch, to ideating and building prototypes, all with the aim of working towards value-adding solutions. Given the relatively early-stage that the APE Discourse community (and indeed web3 in general), I believe there are abundant opportunities to help build a robust ecosystem which support ongoing growth and perhaps more importantly, bringing millions of more users into the space.”

4.What do you hope to accomplish during your term?

“Being able to answer these questions through community engagement, ideation and execution: 1) How might we support and improve the onboarding of people into the community? 2) How might we improve the way the ideas are submitted, developed, validated and voted upon? 3) How might we make the content on the APE Discourse more meaningful and digestible to community members?”

5. How did you get into Web3 and NFTs?

“I love new technologies and new approaches to solving old problems. I think the initial point of ‘wow’ for me, was learning that smart contracts could solve the historic problem of artists more often than not, only receiving royalties of the creative work once, upon the initial sale. Since then, everyday I see more and more opportunities for Web3 and NFTs to enter and add-value to our lives.”

6. Do you have anything else you’d like to add or say?

"Irrespective of the outcome of the upcoming vote, I’m very much looking forward to being a part of the community and hopefully before long, submitting a few of my own ideas."

ApeCoin DAO Contributors who would like to find out more about Danlogi’s campaign can reach out to him via Twitter @Danlogi_.

The window to vote in the ApeCoin DAO’s first ever Discourse Facilitator election is currently open and ApeCoin holders have until Wednesday to cast their coins.

The Bored Ape Gazette has reached out to all 14 candidates for an interview and will be publishing them as they reply. Stay tuned for updates!

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