Yo, I'm Z recently enrolled into the academy! Who am I? That's a tough question, personality wise I am fairly erratic but can become hyper focused on certain tasks I am passionate about. I enjoy entertaining people be it through music or speaking to an audience, I also enjoy well crafted art hence joining DAA. Erm not sure what else to add to who am I other than I strive to treat all with equal respect regardless of background or successes.
From the Ape's mouth Why I want to be on the Student Council
Soooo I wasn't going to apply simply because I feel most of my hours in the day are filled with co-running a project, family and IRL tasks BUT 4 people reached out to me within the space of 10 minutes and urged me to apply so here I am. What do I want to do? Would certainly be an honour to be part of the DAA student council, being fairly new to the DegenDAOO I am yet to familiarise myself with the inner-running of the project but I have skills in events management, creative writing, light design work, community management, business development, developer direction, social media management and I'm sure there is more to add to the list.
What I could provide from this experience, keeping in mind the current workflow I have would be the events management side, maybe a bit of creative writing but I am pretty open to what could be of need. I would be happy to provide several of the above as an advisory type stance but as I mentioned my time is pretty scarce so I wouldn't be able to give 100% of my time to a volunteer position, saying that I would be happy to provide as a somewhat part-time position.
Areas from first glance that i think would be beneficial to the DegenDAOO would be events (online), a few people have mentioned to me that there isn't alot of events that happen in the community, of course I haven't spent alot of time in the community so this is word of mouth rather than experience. I am certainly a wing artist where by I think of an idea, hyper focus, complete and onto the next. This could be seen as a benefit or disbenefit depending on the context.
A few questions we have What do you think about....
- What do you love most about the Degeniverse?
I love the art, some of the collection pieces (including my own) are simply aesthetic af and I do like them a fuck ton.
Monolif seems like a cool dude, providing for the peoples and being open to criticism and adapting to the market as needed. I know first hand that it is hard af to please everyone so he is one reason I love the degeniverse.
the website is hella lit!
The community is flames, OG collection holding strong and from what I can see, influencer bag shiller whale holder neggo mfers are selling into diamond hand, legit awesome peoples who have their empathy and respect in the right place.
I feel the degens will be here through thick and thin for the immensely long haul and I am here for the journey whether part of the council or not.
- What skillset or experience do you have that sets you apart from other candidates, and how do you plan to utilize it for the benefit of the community?
Oh, I think I kind of covered this in the first panel but I will break it down a little more.
Currently I am co-running Jungle Cats which is where I gained alot of my web3 experience, I joined the community 1 month prior to mint, became a moderator shortly after and began providing for the community spending pretty much 24/7 within it. Early 2022 the co-founder decided to step down from the project and I stepped into the role of 'visible lead'. A few achievements since stepping into the role are:
Roadmap v2 written and published
Website re-design and dev direction for multiple Web2/Web3 pages
Tokenomics paper & implementation
Artwork direction for environments
Endless announcements and updates to the community
Social media management
Partnerships & Collaborations
Team structure and documentation
Light graphic promotional designs
Events management (weekly games nights & music events)
Probably more that I can't think of right now.
This is a pretty extensive list and probably redundant to the needs of what you require but gives an idea of the areas i have some knowledge in even if a simple advisory role.
What i think could be beneficial is cross-community events and weekly scheduled events within the DegenDAO be it Live trivia events, music events and pretty much anything that the community would vote on hosting.
- What would a successful 120 day term look like to you, i.e. what do you hope the council will be able to accomplish?
This is a good question, I think community engagement is key, a 'well known' and sought after event that is consistent and the community enjoy. I would love to see a formal/informal collab with where my heart lies to, Jungle Cats. We share a few community members and of course the art style is 3D so I guess they resonate there too.
Times are coming where alot will leave and some will stay, I feel providing the upmost value to those who remain will be the defining factor into the future.
Regardless, Degen Ape Academy GMI and will live through all apocalypse the world throws at them, after all, we fucking degens!
Thanks for taking the time to read!