The Hustle Karma process is the first of many steps towards a productive yet decentralized labor force here in the 0L Community. Hustle Karma is a project-management collective. Not just computers running a peer-to-peer protocol, but a group of human peers defining and operating and participating in granting programs according to their perception of what activities will make the ecosystem stronger.
Hustle Karma is a project-coordination collective. The structure is simple and there is room for growth. People can submit tasks that should be done, and the existing programs, or even individuals, can choose to add bounties for those tasks. Other members may curate the tasks, pitch them to community members, track work done, and ultimately confirm to the bounty provider that the task is complete and ready for the bounty to be released. These tasks as well can be bountied.
For expediency, Hustle Karma operates initially from an Airtable database. One of the first projects is to turn that database into a Smart Contract running on-chain. How meta. There’s plenty of work to be done and it’s not all software engineering; there are also jobs for Discord moderators, graphic designers, data scientists, technical writers, translators, and more.
We need to celebrate the work that goes into making a decentralized network possible. It starts by recognizing and compensating the diverse forms of labor required for it to thrive. Let us be more than mere peers in a computer network, but also peers in a collaboration network. As peers at work, we must make it as easy and natural as possible to share in the burdens and the benefits alike. Years of work have already been contributed, but in a living ecosystem there will always be more to do. The essential workers in an economy are just that, workers. With the labor flywheel turning, there is no stopping this network.