Sorry for the very late application. (23:30 31/05/2020 BST)
I am putting myself forward for the MGRC. I have been an active member of the community since the big ASIC thread. I am currently on the Community Governance Panel and was heavily involved with the process that got us here. From writing and help writing numerous ZIPs to participating in all the voice chats and discussions surrounding NU4 and what happens with the dev fund.
I am only interested in zcash and have been part of bitcoin since 2010/2011.
I am very keen on seeing this process through and working out what needs to be done next.
I have a long history in software development, hardware and cryptography. I currently sell vulnerabilities to red teams and pen test companies. I find these mainly through reverse engineering and automation. I have worked in development for 18+ years and am familiar will most development lifecycles and constantly working with different teams. I predominantly come from a testing and security background. I have been responsible for budgeting, resource management and dev life cycles for blue chip companies.
Because my work mow is for myself and is highly automated I have quite a lot of time to dedicate to other things. I would like to put that time towards working on making zcash a more complete and well rounded software ecosystem. I am not sure if this will be a full time role, if however it does turn out to be I can and am willing to put the time in and do what is required.
I think that the first year for the MGRC will be different to the next ones. Mainly because it is new and needs quite a bit of documentation and working out how best to proceed. This is going to require conversations between recipients, potential recipients, the foundation, CGP and internally within the MGRC.
I see the main areas that need to be sorted for a decent foundation will be documenting, writing up the processes and ironing out best practices / strategies for accounting, transparency, accountability, community feedback, taxes, protocols and maybe most importantly, communication.
A lot of this is not “forward facing”, but once it is done it will be easier for people to follow. The people who take this through the first year may well not be the best people to keep it running, they are different skill sets. and I think it might take up to 18 months to get it up and running fully, depending on how this works out and the amount of time people can commit.
It is essential that all the work that is being done, forward facing or not, is fed back to the community. If this role were to receive some form of remuneration then it is essential that the community knows where and why their zec is being spent. The dev fund is to make zcash technology a viable long term asset to the world and that means everything must be accountable.
Regarding remuneration, I didn’t initially think this role would be compensated. If it is more than 8 hours a week over an 8 week period I would like some form of compensation.
I have put a lot of effort into getting us to where we are now and would really like the chance to take this further.
Please feel free to ask me some questions and I hope to get your vote.
Some zcash stuff I have done:
Wrote and championed a number of NU4 proposals.
I am part of the CGP.
I am heavily involved with the community and moving forward with zip 1014.
Part of a team that made a hardware wallet. (fpga based)