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September 21st, 2022

During the last months, we’ve talked with hundreds of DAO core members, project managers, and contributors about how to productively engage their community to get stuff done.

Almost without exception, DAO operators tell us that a flexible working environment with contributors is great:

  • Less of a need to run long recruiting processes to find value-aligned contributors

  • Easy to scale both up and down as DAO objectives change

  • Prioritize work output versus core team time input

However, as in all nascent work & technology paradigms, there are several things that make this way of working hard to implement:

September 13th, 2022

New this week:

  • 🔄 Notion Bounty Sync

  • 🖼 Improved in-app Notifications

🔄 Notion Bounty Sync

You can now connect a Dework Space to a Notion board in order to sync Bounties! Doing so will automatically add a “Setup bounty” button to your Notion tasks and you will be able to use that button to very easily create Bounties out of these tasks.

September 5th, 2022

New this week:

  • 🖼 Profile’s Featured Work

  • 🔔 Open Bounties Notifications

🖼 Profile’s Featured Work

It’s now very easy to showcase work you’ve done outside of Dework directly on your profile. We’ve added a new “Featured Work” section where you can highlight any kind of project, including already completed Dework tasks.

August 29th, 2022

Here are some the things we shipped during the past week. Have an idea for a new feature or a bug to report? Submit a suggestion here ➡️ https://app.dework.xyz/dework/suggestions

New this week:

  • 🎖 Dework Native Roles!
August 22nd, 2022

Here are some the things we shipped during the past week. Have an idea for a new feature or a bug to report? Submit a suggestion here ➡️ https://app.dework.xyz/dework/suggestions

TLDR;

  • 📍 Project Milestones
  • 📥 New Discord integration: Activity Feed
  • ⛩ Utopia Integration
August 15th, 2022

Here are some the things we shipped during the past week. Have an idea for a new feature or a bug to report? Submit a suggestion here ➡️ https://app.dework.xyz/dework/suggestions

TLDR;

  • 💬 Task Comments - they’re finally here!
  • 🎨 Roles Page V2 - share more information about your roles
August 9th, 2022

Here are some the things we shipped during the past week. Have an idea for a new feature or a bug to report? Submit a suggestion here ➡️ https://app.dework.xyz/dework/suggestions

TLDR:

  • 🌐 Hubs - introducing a home for leading web3 ecosystems
  • ⚡️ Open Grants - web3’s best grants programs in one place
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August 2nd, 2022

TLDR;

  • 📈 Project activity feed
  • 📖 Space overview
  • 🔓 Improved task permissions

📈 Project activity feed

It’s now possible to share progress updates and context in the project activity feed. For example, grantees can use this to share updates on their work instead of emailing the grant manager. This makes it easier for new contributors to get up to speed and for the community to following along.

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July 27th, 2022

TLDR;

  • 🗂 Nested workspaces
  • 🚀 Updated space/project/section creation
  • ✅ Rich task link previews in task descriptions

🗂 Nested workspaces

Before Dework had Spaces, that contained Projects, that contained Tasks. This structure doesn’t always make sense. We have now moved over Projects to be nested Spaces. Right now only one level of nesting is supported, but soon it will be possible to nest multiple levels deep. This allows you to both use Dework for a single project, as well as for a bigger DAO that requires more structure.

July 19th, 2022

TLDR;

  • 🗺 Roadmap - a timeline for your projects
  • 🧬 Multi-token bounties

🗺 Roadmap

The Roadmap makes it possible to create a high-level timeline of your organisation’s projects. To enable the Roadmap, go to your organisation’s settings and under “General”, click “Enable Project Roadmap”.

July 11th, 2022

Here are some the things we shipped during the past week. Have an idea for a new feature or a bug to report? Submit a suggestion here ➡️ https://app.dework.xyz/dework/suggestions

TLDR;

  • ⚡️ “Open to bids” bounties
  • 🤑 Suggestions Tipping: reward contributors after accepting a suggestion
  • 📦 Tasks Grid layout
  • 📄 Suggestions templates
July 4th, 2022

Here are some the things we shipped during the past week. Have an idea for a new feature or a bug to report? Submit a suggestion here ➡️ https://app.dework.xyz/dework/suggestions

TLDR;

  • 🍿 Roles page: allow contributors to apply to roles directly from Dework
  • 🤖 New Discord Integration: send a message when a Community Suggestion is created
  • 📝 Submission & Application Form Templates
  • 🔗 Application Form External link
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June 28th, 2022

Here are some the things we shipped during the past week. Have an idea for a new feature or a bug to report? Submit a suggestion here ➡️ https://app.dework.xyz/dework/suggestions

TLDR;

  • 🏰 Role-Gated Applications: restrict who can apply to a task based on Discord Roles
  • 🔖 Bookmark Tasks: save interesting bounties for later
  • 💥 Convert task to Project: create a project from a task
  • 👶 Set parent task: transform any task into the subtask of another task
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June 20th, 2022

TLDR;

  • 🌎 Spaces! Sections are getting replaced with Spaces and it’s possible to create Projects inside Spaces
  • 📓 Archive Projects
  • 💡 Global Community Suggestions Board
  • 🔥 Task Views icons

🌎 Spaces and Projects

We’re changing what things are called in Dework slightly:

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June 13th, 2022

TLDR;

  • 🎨 New Task modal design
  • 📝 Task templates
  • 🏎 Bug fixes and performance improvements

🎨 New Task modal design

We made changes to the task modal design to make it easier to quickly find relevant information. Task permissions, bounty, skills and due date will now appear right under the task name. The sidebar is also collapsable so that you can hide secondary properties and focus on the task content when needed. We’re still iterating on this so feel free to drop your feedback in our Discord server!

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June 6th, 2022

Before we jump into the product update #2, a more general update for those who missed it: last week, we announced our $5M seed round led by Paradigm and Pace! For the occasion, we also built a brand new landing page: https://dework.xyz

TLDR;

  • Workspace Combined Board
  • Bounty request: when applying to a task, it’s now possible for contributors to request a bounty to complete the task
  • New Discord Integrations: Community Suggestions Board
  • Github Integration Update: only sync issues with a specific label
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June 1st, 2022

DAOs are one of the most interesting ways to coordinate activity since we invented limited liability organizations 400+ years ago.

There's one clear problem though: DAOs lack good tooling for managing & organizing autonomous work at scale.

There are four main categories of bottlenecks DAOs run into:

  1. They can’t use traditional project management tools like Jira or Linear since:

    • They are pay-per-seat, which isn’t viable for DAOs where tens of thousands of people want visibility and might contribute. 

    • Their permission system isn’t granular enough - simply being either a ‘member’ or an ‘admin’ doesn’t suffice when working with tens of thousands of DAO members and hundreds of contributors. Each person has varying amounts of commitments, work history, skin in the game and trust.

  2. Many contributors are part of several DAOs at once, but each new DAO has no way of knowing what you’ve worked on before. There’s no good way to build up a clear work profile when contributing, especially in a world where LinkedIn is shunned. 

  3. The community surrounding DAOs want more visibility into the work of the core team and contributors, as they often lack transparency on the day-to-day progress. Insiders are often the only ones kept in the loop on completed and upcoming tasks & projects, creating disjointed understandings of progress in the community. 

  4. Because of the lack of transparency in the current tooling, it’s especially hard for new contributors to get up to speed and know where to start contributing, especially if you’re contributing to several DAOs

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May 27th, 2022

We’re starting a weekly change-log to show the latest things we’ve shipped!

TLDR;

  • In-app notifications: see a chronological list of updates to tasks you’re reviewing, assigned to or have applied to
  • Subtask improvements: expand subtasks to get a better overview of bigger tasks/epics
  • Task feed: find new tasks matching your skills in the organizations you follow