I am the proposer and main dev of NumerBay, the community marketplace for anything Numerai. I am posting this request for proposal amendment with regard to the funding.
I hope the community and CoE could adjust the hourly rate (currently at $35 / hr) to equalize with other proposals (~$50 / hr) with a one-time back pay.
Background and Reason
NumerBay was one of the first proposals after CoE came into being earlier this year and was the first
software project proposal for CoE. There was no reference for pricing, so I went with an arbitrary rate of $35 / hr.
This project has turned out to be a big commitment for me, taking about 33-36 hours per week (excluding breaks), 226 hrs in total so far working full-time on this. The project has completed one milestone and one feature release, with the second milestone (On-platform sales and NMR payment) coming in a few weeks. Based on the feedbacks I have received, the work quality has been generally decent.
I hope the rate could be increased to $50 / hr, which appears to be a consensus rate for other proposals. This will keep me more motivated and continue to devote my best to working on NumerBay full-time.
Regardless whether this request for amendment gets approved or not, I will continue to work on NumerBay with my best efforts.
However, if approved, this would motivate me financially to keep committing full-time and put more efforts into this over my other commitments.
Thank you for all the support for the project!
Poll (closes on Sept 5)
Do you support this rate adjustment?
Dev Updates and Feature Releases
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