Bringing Devs and Creators Together
Purpose, Visions, Missions
As you know, NEAR is constantly evolving, yet our community remains connected by the vision of a world where people have control of their money, data, and power of governance. Ultimately, our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to open technologies by growing and enabling a community of developers and creators.
Objectives and Key Results
Strategically, we are focused on helping others build meaningful applications on the NEAR platform. This not only requires better tooling and more accessible resources, but also, we should refine community structures and processes to facilitate collaboration between various members of NEAR collective, the NEAR developer community, and specific guilds / projects.
“Open Sourcery” Project
We’re coordinating a sort of “DevRel Guild” as one way to increase our capacity for supporting all kinds of developers. I hope our community will generate magical Sputnik DAO councils, united by the purpose of rewarding cool developers, who help others build meaningful applications on NEAR. Ultimately, our intention is to learn together and help everyone drive progress through creativity.
The NEAR Developer Relations team is known as “Open Sourcerers,” thanks to @potatodepaulo! Naturally, we must develop a narrative around this elite coalition of magical beings. This fun experiment can help build a support system around the core DevRel team, so they can focus on magic stuff. Ideally, our growing community of apprentices will support developers building on NEAR, while recruiting and training others who might have powers.
Adventures / Campaigns
You might know about Dungeons and Dragons, the interactive RPG with a flexible, narrative-based structure. We plan to create a modified version of that experience, adapted for the purpose of coordinating real opportunities in the NEARverse. Every now and then, our community of apprentices will gather to participate in stories with NEAR goals, including:
- Technical Support for Hackathons
- Guided Tours of Demo Apps
- Producing Educational Content
- Auditing Documentation and Other Materials
- Overall, Growing the Number of Monthly Active Developers
Join us each Friday during March to explore many worlds of possible risks and rewards… BEWARE! Don’t miss the forest for the trees. You never know what you don’t know, until you do. Truly, we believe that everyone has magical powers, and all are welcome to participate and learn with open sourcerers
You Are Powerful
Step 1: Get a NEAR Account
Reply in this thread to get help creating your wallet!
Step 2: Join our Community
You will meet fellow characters who can help you achieve your goals in this journey. Learn from everyone and opportunities may present themselves. We are looking forward to collaborating!
Step 3: Read the Docs and Learn
Try Sample Applications
Step 4: Ask Questions!
You are welcome to ask here on the NEAR forum, on GitHub, Discord, Telegram, or using the [nearprotocol] tag on Stack Overflow. And if you’re looking for Open Sourcerers, here is a good place to find them:
Step 5: Contribute and Earn Rewards
Believe it or not, it’s really up to you how the story might be told in the NEAR future. Choose your own paths… Join the Open Sourcery movement and use your powers for good!
Everyone is welcome to make payout requests or suggestions to improve this experiment. The initial council members, @potatodepaulo, @zavodil, and @chloe will review payouts, and others might be added to the council.
Current Purpose: We coordinate and support developers who help others learn to build meaningful apps on NEAR
This reward system is meant to build a sustainable community around the core developer relations team of NEAR Collective.
Join Our Weekly Adventures
Next Campaign: 2021-03-05T17:00:00Z
Join the intrepid few open sourcerers who secretly assemble in the library of Rustville to prepare for a journey into Ethazon forest… Can the guild survive this perilous trek, or will mysterious characters lead them astray? Question everything ~ is there only one way to find out?!