What is your vision of where MetaCartel could go and become (bonus points if you use an analogy)
I think our initial focus should be on expanding the community, inviting people from different walks of life and different stages of development both personally and professionally. I would like to see more programs aimed at educating the highschool/ college level student who are interested in technology, engineering, advocacy, community building etc. We are a community of 20-30 somethings with a few exceptions and I think we would stand to benefit from the wisdom of both younger and older members who are motivated to join. More ESL folks from communities that where the technology being developed within Ethereum could make HUGE impact on their lives in the next 5-10 years. I could see an ambassador program being a benefit to growing the community, similar to Status/Aragon. These are a few ideas just off the top of my head, obviously not everything is going to be feasible but I strongly feel that diversity within this community will bring greater opportunity to further the impact we make.
What activities should MetaCartel mainly focus on? (eg. we used to provide grants to DApp, now what is our focus?)
Community building, How-to-DAO, on-boarding people into the various technical and social expectations of being a DAO. We at MetaCartel have a pretty strong handle on the ins and outs of the Ethereum DAO space especially since we have members from all the major DAO orgs. I think we are primed to be on the front lines of helping people get there with their own communities. I know @burrrata has some great ideas here and has also been making great progress with DAOresear.ch I see a lot of value flowing from our information silo into global communities through an initiative like this.
What are some behaviours and mindsets/values/attitudes/traits that will aid us in these activities?
Patience, Humility, Generosity, Integrity, Curiosity, Compassion. When we embody these values and practice them in our interactions with others we will shine like a light in the darkness. Most of the folks here are already good at this, I would love to see more, talk more about developing these traits, something that might be a good fit for a MetaSpace session.
Any additional thoughts, comments, feelings (all relevant and welcome to be shared)
I’m really thankful that we are here at this fork in the road, I know change can be uncomfortable and stretch us in ways that often feels overwhelming, but I know we are on the right path. We’re building something great for the future, something we can all be proud of and supporting the growth and development of this community is something I couldn’t be more excited about