Proposal “DIF_Supervisor_Election_2023_Justin“ (Closed)Back

Title:DIF Supervisor Election 2023 Vote For Justin
Owner:TheDIF
One-time payment: 2 DASH (60 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (1 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2023-02-08 / 2023-03-21 (added on 2023-02-08)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 318 Yes / 28 No / 27 Abstain

Proposal description

Full name:
Justin Ryan Szilard

Social media handles:
Discord: @SlizzyMcSlizFace
Twitter: @justinszilard
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-szilard-0aab1350/


How long have you been actively involved with Dash and the Dash community and in what ways have you helped the network previously?

I learned about Dash around 2017 and gradually got more involved in the community writing for Dash News in 2018-2019. I winded down my involvement when Dash News got unfunded and I started my Master's degree while also working a fulltime job.


What made you decide to apply for the Supervisor role?

I have since completed my Master's Program and now have more spare time that I would like to dedicate to helping the Dash Community. Darren Tapp told me that the DIF elections were coming up and I wanted to throw in my hat


What skills, attributes, and or relevant background / experience make you a good fit for the DIF Supervisor role, and why should MNOs vote for you?

I have a formal education in economics and relational databases combined with a couple years of startup work. The majority of my work experience revolves around data analysis and research in addition to my years writing for Dash News learning about the different aspects of the community. I will be able to listen, research, and evaluate various projects' technologies, business value proposition, and their expected return to Dash.


More questions to Justin?

https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/dif-election-2023-candidate-q-a-thread.53524/
Apparently people who are neither MNOs nor proposal owners cannot comment on proposals here. Since we can't assume that every candidate is an MNO, please use the Dash Forum at the link above for more feedback.


General Election Info


As announced in our recent blog post, we are asking for community input on four candidates for DIF supervisor:

Jarednew candidate
Justinnew candidate
Rodrigocurrent supervisor up for re-election
Svencurrent supervisor up for re-election

The DIF normally has six supervisors, who are elected for one or two-year terms as explained in our post here. Of the supervisors originally elected to two-year terms, Darren and Glenn chose not to extend for another year and resigned in 2022. That leaves five seats available, for which we have only four candidates.

That means at least one seat, perhaps more, will remain unfilled. This is unfortunate, but also not a showstopper for the DIF. We are legally able to fully function with fewer than six supervisors.

So we're asking the community to carefully consider the four candidates based on their merit, not on the need to fill slots. Please vote YES or NO. Any candidate with more Yes than No votes will become supervisor, candidates with a negative balance or a tie will not.  The 10% threshold for funding proposals does not apply to confirming candidates. ABSTAIN votes have no effect on the tally, they're essentially wasted.

The payout address used for this proposal is the regular DIF budget address as can be confirmed in any block explorer. We are asking for 2 Dash in each election proposal in the hope that the reimbursement from candidates with enough Yes votes will cover the proposal fee for candidates with insufficient Yes votes. Should the election end up with a net funding surplus, the DIF will retain it in its general budget. Likewise, should the election not generate enough funding for fee reimbursements, the DIF will cover the expense, so no candidate has any personal financial benefit or loss from the election.

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1 point,1 year ago
What was the major of your Masters program and what kind of startups did you work with and in what role?

What are you doing now? Are you still in that fulltime job? What is/was it?
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1 point,1 year ago
Youcan use the forum to reply.
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3 points,1 year ago
More questions to Justin?

https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/dif-election-2023-candidate-q-a-thread.53524/
Apparently people who are neither MNOs nor proposal owners cannot comment on proposals here. Since we can't assume that every candidate is an MNO, please use the Dash Forum at the link above for more feedback.
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3 points,1 year ago
Do you see any issues in the investments the DIF made in the past? If so, what would you have done differently?

Another question: How do you see yourself improving the DIF? Are there any types of investments that you prefer over other types?
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2 points,1 year ago
No recent social activity. Perhaps missing a more recent account?
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1 point,1 year ago
Welcome back to Dash, Justin. Yes.
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