AADAO Oversight Election Retro: Report & Recommendations

To capture and organize the lessons learned from staging the first election using Cosmos governance, a retrospective report should be developed with detailed recommendations.

This report would systematically document the entire election process, identifying both strengths and areas for improvement. Key recommendations would include e.g., enhancing voter education on governance procedures, voting options, implementing/enforcing clearer conflict of interest guidelines, and improving the transparency of candidate information.

Additionally, it can propose methods for more effective community engagement and feedback collection for the candidate “vetting” phase – ensuring that future elections are shortlisted candidates are more inclusive and reflective of the community’s values.

If you have ideas for what could have been done better, or differently in the candidate selection process, or the election itself, please contribute your thoughts and observations here to enrich this retrospective paper. Your input is invaluable in shaping a more robust governance framework.

This initiative is being pursued by me and not as an elected member of the AADAO Oversight Committee, but as a candidate who participated in the election. However, I will remit the report and the recommendations to the Strategy and Oversight Committee members.

I am a full-time consultant and now serve as an elected member of the AADAO Oversight Committee. Due to my commitments, I am looking to hire two people to help organize this report. “Stipend” means your compensation for accepting the responsibilities and deliverables for the report.

While there is no firm deadline, it is important to capture observations while they’re fresh. Engagement as soon as possible is desirable. The soft target is to publish the report no later than July 30, 2024. If you’re interested in either position, please send an email, CV with examples of relevant work to cosmosnanny@gmail.com no later than May 30th, 2024.

Position: Co-Author for Oversight Election Retrospective Report


  • Collect and organize information and insights related to AADAO Oversight election process.
  • Utilize social science methodologies to understand and interpret election-related data.
  • Write a comprehensive and detailed report on the pre election/election process, identifying strengths, areas for improvement, and key lessons learned.
  • Collaborate with a data specialist to incorporate visualizations and data analysis into the report.
  • Ensure the report is clear, concise, and accessible to a wide audience, including community members and stakeholders.
  • Conduct interviews and gather insights from various participants in the election process.
  • Provide regular updates on progress and meet the soft deadline for report completion by July 30, 2024.
  • Stipend: $2500 USDC.

Position: Co-Author & Data Specialist


  • Extract historical on-chain blockchain data, and from archive nodes (if necessary)
  • Analyze on-chain data to identify trends, patterns, and insights relevant to the election process.
  • Ensure data accuracy and completeness in the extraction process.
  • Clean and organize data to prepare it for analysis.
  • Maintain a structured database of all extracted data.
  • Create visualizations to support findings and concepts in the report.
  • Use tools like Tableau, Power BI, or similar for visual representation.
  • Work closely with the other report co-authors to integrate data insights and visualizations into the final document.
  • Document the data extraction and analysis process for future reference and reproducibility.
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the data throughout the project.
  • Stipend $2500 USDC

Thank you.

I’ll drop Arlai’s name.

Although he said it could be tricky time wise, he has proven to be helpful during this election.

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Yes, @arlai-mk reached out to communicate his availability is limited for the next month. Please note – there is no hard “publish by” date. End of July is desirable, but it’s just that – simply preference. If the co authors need more time, we will take more time to produce an accurate and insightful report.