Housed in our Discord server, DevDAO allows any community member with the relevant skills to contribute and be compensated for the on-going maintenance & development of Aelin. It is comprised of four distinct roles:
Bounty Hunters are individuals who take on entry-level tickets.
Community Devs routinely take on intermediate and advanced tickets.
Auditors are trusted Community Devs who verify code submitted by other Community Devs alongside CCs.
The DevDAO process is managed and overseen by our Community PM, who creates tickets, manages who takes them, liaises with CCs, and arranges compensation.

DevDAO Process

  1. 1.
    Existing Core Contributors identify issues or jobs which need outsourcing and create a bounty alongside the Community PM who summarises and posts the Bounty to the #devdao-bounties channel.
  2. 2.
    Bounty Hunters or Community Devs can then contact the Community PM to pick up the open bounty and go on to complete the necessary work.
  3. 3.
    The user assigned the bounty and the Community PM or any relevant Core Contributor then go on to use a dedicated thread in the #devdao-forum where they can discuss the on-going work.
  4. 4.
    Upon completion Auditors (Community Dev independent of the work and a Core Contributor) would verify the work, and help with an AELIP or external audit if necessary.
  5. 5.
    If successful the work is then integrated by Core Contributors.
  6. 6.
    At this stage compensation is paid to the Bounty Hunter or Community Dev by the Community PM.


For a bounty to be paid out to a Bounty Hunter or Community Dev a Bounty must be assigned, completed, and then audited by a CC and Community Dev not responsible for the submitted code.
The amount and form of compensation will vary based on bounties and community standing. We expect most bounties will be compensated in AELIN, though specifics will be posted within each bounty.
Bounty Hunters can earn whatever a bounty is worth, whereas Community Devs have the chance to become eligible for recurring compensation in addition to normal bounty rewards after a proven track record of high quality repeat tickets.

Get Involved

The DevDAO interface is managed in Discord by the Community PM. If you’re interested please come by and introduce yourself in the #devdao-chat channel, you could be contributing to Aelin within minutes!
For a more technical guide to DevDAO, including first time set-up click here.