Dear NEAR Community,
Today we would like to introduce the ‘Sandbox Launch Plan’ that is a follow up to the soft launch of the Sandbox back in Q3 of 2020.
The basic idea is this:
The Sandbox is going to be launching soon on NEAR as a Digital Hub for contributors, future guilds, and different projects in the ecosystem to collaborate with one another across projects, activities, and networks. But in order to get to that point, we first need to get as many existing projects, guilds and contributors involved.
To do that, we would like to get ‘buy-in’ from as many projects, guilds, collaborators, and NEAR Team members within the ecosystem to make the Sandbox a true hub for NEAR Communities going forward. This opportunity will make building on NEAR easy, quick, and inclusive for all of our contributors and projects.
Note: The home for the Sandbox right now is on discord and can be joined right here (https://discord.gg/SjyJbpnUfh).
As a project on NEAR you will be able to use the Sandbox to source talent to help you better develop your platform. Some initial things that Sandbox contributors will be rewarded for include:
Telegram/ Discord Moderation
Creative and design
Content writing and translation
Tech support and development
From this position, our goal is to streamline project and guild development on NEAR by connecting contributors to opportunities that the Ecosystem might need.
How Do You Get Involved?
For Projects and Guilds:
As a project, Guild, or Team Member, the Sandbox is a home for you to source new additions to your teams, or for temporary (and maybe even non-so-temporary) tasks relating to your project.
Share with us a list of tasks that your project would be interested in having contributors in the Sandbox help out with.
Share with us any special incentives or ‘contributions’ to the sandbox that your project or Guild might be able to put forward.
Engage the users of the sandbox, and help improve networks across the Ecosystem so that everyone can benefit from protocol development and increasing network effects.
For Contributors and Future Guild Leaders:
As a contributor, potential guild leader, or potential guild member, the Sandbox is the easiest way of getting introduced to the NEAR Ecosystem and the many projects therein.
By joining the Sandbox, you will have the opportunity to improve a skill you might have, meet founders and guild leaders, identify new opportunities within the protocol, and earn rewards for your contribution to different projects in the ecosystem.
Introduce yourself and the different interests / areas of the Sandbox that you would like to explore.
Collaborate with projects or guilds or other contributors to learn, build a network, and earn rewards.
Stick around for as long as you like, or join a project full time, or request to launch your own guild!
We Are All In This Together - So Your Feedback is Important!
Right now the NEAR Ecosystem is at a pivotal point in its development. The Sandbox is a way for new members on NEAR to get started, create value, and build larger network effects. What that means more directly is that anyone interested in the future of NEAR should also be interested in making sure that the Sandbox is a roaring success.
If you would like to get started on the Sandbox, Jump into Discord,(https://discord.gg/SjyJbpnUfh) Comment Below or reach out to Shreyas and Eunice! All thoughts from project leaders, Guild leads, and NEAR Team Members are also welcome as we move to launch in the NEAR Future!