Proposal “dash-core-group-travel-october“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Core Group Travel (October)
Owner:glennaustin
One-time payment: 570 DASH (51666 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (1 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-09-16 / 2019-10-15 (added on 2019-09-11)
Final voting deadline: in 12 days
Votes: 370 Yes / 9 No / 0 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 135 Yes votes to become funded.
External information: app.dashnexus.org/proposals/dash-core-group-travel-october/overview
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Proposal description

Dash Core Group October Funding Proposals
DCG is submitting 2 funding proposals for the October budget cycle:
1) DCG Compensation: Multi-month proposal: month 2 of 3
2) DCG Travel: $48,000

This proposal
This proposal requests funding for travel. It is cross-posted here

Background
DCG has substantially limited travel since 2018 due to budget constraints. Specifically, travel expenses for the last 6 months averaged approximately $9,000 per month. This is down over 50% from the monthly run-rate in 2018. 

We are focused on continuing to limit travel only to essential opportunities where meeting face-to-face with colleagues or third parties will produce demonstrable results. Recent examples include a developer meeting in Eastern Europe, the first DCG leadership meeting in Phoenix (https://blog.dash.org/dash-leadership-meeting-bff3c92e48b3), meetings with Japanese regulators, business development related travel for high-value integrations, etc.  

During the last 6 months, the two largest expenses associated with travel were for developer and leadership meet-ups in Eastern Europe and Arizona. Prior to committing to any event, we have been laser focused on figuring out how to drive down associated costs to ensure we spend network funds prudently. For example, for developer meet-ups we have been cost-conscious by having the developers stay in AirBnBs, which are significantly cheaper than hotel rooms. For the Arizona meeting, the average hotel room rate was $89 per night (this ended up being cheaper than getting an AirBNB in the area at the time). We will continue to be cost-conscious as we spend funds on travel.

Funding Request
For the budget cycle we are requesting funding for the following upcoming events:
  • Developer workshop in Western Europe (late September, early October):
  • Developer workshop location TBD (January):
  • Travel for a number of conferences including San Francisco Blockchain week, the Malta Blockchain Summit, and LaBitConf in Uruguay
  • Travel for business development meetings
  • Travel for regulator meetings and education
The majority of the funding will be used for the developer workshops. These workshops are focused on aligning the entire development team on the next set of quarterly goals both from a strategic as well as tactical perspective. Face-to-face developer meetings are instrumental to ensuring everyone is on the same page as to the requirements and milestones that need to be accomplished in the near-term to deliver Evolution.
In addition, there are a number of smaller events that DCG would attend if the price of Dash during this payout cycle were to increase (leading to a higher fiat payout). If the price stays in the $80s range for the proposal payout, this funding should last DCG until March 2020.

If you have any questions, please direct them to @glennaustin at dashcentral to ensure we are notified of your request.

Requested funding is as follows for the October budget cycle:
· 565 Dash for travel ($48,000 USD @ $84 per Dash)
· 5 Dash proposal reimbursement
Total: 570 Dash

Note: Should any funding remain, we will apply it toward future travel expenses or associated taxes.

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2 points,3 days ago
Looks like an expensive travel for $47 grand.
Can you further elaborate the cost breakdown?
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1 point,3 days ago
Speaking of travel, is Dash Core going to Money 20/20 this year?
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1 point,3 days ago
Yes, we will have a small booth at Money 20/20. Ryan will be attending in addition to a couple of members of the business development group.
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0 points,3 days ago
Fantastic.
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