Some thoughts from my side to start with.
What I think went well:
- First, a big thank you to Anchor team members for joining; it’s awesome that the community could interact with you in such a way.
- We covered many important topics, and I think community members that are not deeply involved with Anchor got a good overview of what’s going on and what the challenges are.
- The format where community members could submit and debate questions ahead of the call IMO allowed us to discuss overall more important things than a typical live Q&A panel with randomly selected questions. I did my best to objectively raise the points that received the most interest from the community.
- I aimed for the discussion to be understandable even to people with only the most basic knowledge about Anchor - I think we did well here.
What could be improved:
- There wasn’t enough time to give many topics the full attention they deserve. I would have loved to go deeper on many of the ideas that were mentioned, but was conscious of time and that if we didn’t move on, some other important thing would be ignored.
- With one hour total, each team member might only get 15 - 20 minutes of speaking time; that’s not nearly enough. Each team member has a ton of wisdom to share and they did not get a fully adequate opportunity here.
- Moderating something like this was new for me, particularly as it was after midnight here in Europe . Wasn’t on my A game.
My proposed action items:
- The scope of future calls should be more narrow: either discussing on a high level, or going deep but focusing only on a specific part of Anchor (depositing/borrowing/tokenomics/marketing/engineering).
- I’m thinking a good format would be a quarterly high level review call, with more narrowly-focused chats organized in between.
A final note: this call happened largely because I volunteered, did a lot of prep work, coordinating, scheduling, moderating and the debrief now. It was really fun, but objectively speaking it’s hard to promise that I’ll be able to keep doing that regularly - day to day I run a business on top of Anchor but on these governance calls I’m just a fan.
We should figure out a sustainable way of organizing this. Most of it is essentially a job, so I wonder if one way would be to designate a few community members to be in charge, perhaps with a 6 to 12 month term and some compensation from the community fund. Alternatively, maybe the Anchor team would prefer to organize this internally. Not sure, would be great to hear ideas from others.