Currently at Status we still use Slack for all of our team communications because of so many useful functionalities that are ingrained into Slack for our remote collaboration; we hope to move to Status and make the future of work on desktop that much better very soon. One of these functionalities is the kudos bot.

You’ll find the kudos bot (Disco) is a great way to connect with other team-members and acknowledge them for their contributions.

The kudos bot is special in the fact that it not only allows you to show your real thanks to others (and everyone on the team as well) but has some super special functionality added to it by our Probot:

SNT Rewards for kudos!

Every time that you receive a kudos that gets over n amount of reactions (currently 3) another bot reads an API to calculate a cup of coffee worth of SNT in $USD. For each reaction beyond 3 the bot calculates another ~20cents worth of SNT to add to that kudos.
Now that's something to get excited about! Collaboration with innovative open-source software and people, + Status Network Tokens for the recognition you give and receive!

You need to setup a few things on Slack in desktop but it’s quite simple:

  1. Check your “Profile and Account” on slack (under settings at the top left) next edit your profile and scroll to the bottom where you’ll see “Mainnet Public Key”
  2. Enter your main net public ethereum key (that you own). You can use your “wallet address” from Status

That’s it, you’re done! SNT payments will be automatically sent once a week to your address you have in this field.

How do I get started?

  • To give kudos to another colleague all you have to do is type kudos @name [your message]
  • Disco is configured to also recognise other words to trigger a kudos outside of just kudos. You can use: great work solid work shoutout shout out snaps props nice work wins good job when giving kudos
  • You'll need to invite Disco into your chosen channel (if it's not already there) when giving kudos to activate the bot.
  • You might also want to join the #kudos channel for a feed on all other kudos across the channels.
  • You can also login with slack to check out our Kudos Bot's stats here.

Shout out values champions

New feature!

You can now recognise your fellow team members for living our values.

To give ⭐️s using a value, write it out like any normal appreciation. When you want to add a value emoji, type ":value" and you'll see all the available value emojis show up! You can select one from there to add to your kudos:

Resourcefulness :value_resourcefulness:

We are relentlessly resourceful. As we grow and have ready access to capital, it is our obligation to token holders to fight bureaucracy and inefficiencies within the organization. This means solving problems in the most effective way possible at lower economic costs (in terms of capital, time and resources).

Continuance :value_continuance:

We create software incentivized to continue to exist and improve, without the stewardship of a single entity or any of the current team members.

Inclusivity :value_inclusivity:

We believe in fair and widespread access to our software, with an emphasis on ease-of-use. This also extends to social inclusivity, permissionless participation, interoperability, and investing in educational efforts.

Decentralization :value_decentralization:

We minimize centralization across both the software and the organization itself. In other words, we maximize the number of physical computers composing the network, and maximize the number of individuals who have control over the system(s) we are building.

Openness :value_openness:

The software we create is a public good. It is made available via a free and open source license, for anyone to share, modify and benefit from. We believe in permission-less participation.

Transparency :value_transparency:

We strive for complete openness and symmetry of information within the organization, and have no border between our core contributors and our community. We are frank about our shortcomings, especially when making short-term tradeoffs in service of our long-term goals.

Privacy :value_privacy:

Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. For us, it's essential to protect privacy in both communications and transactions, as well as being a pseudo-anonymous platform. Additionally, we strive to provide the right of total anonymity.

Security :value_security:

We don't compromise on security when building features. We use state-of-the-art technologies, and research new security methods and technologies to make strong security guarantees.

Censorship resistance :value_censorship_resistance:

We enable free flow of information. No content is under surveillance. We abide by the cryptoeconomic design principle of censorship resistance. Even stronger, Status is an agnostic platform for information.

Liberty :value_liberty:

We believe in the sovereignty of individuals. As a platform that stands for the cause of personal liberty, we aim to maximize social, political, and economic freedoms. This includes being coercion-resistant.