I’d like to request a 3-month funding period to create a comprehensive introduction and documentation for Grin. That would make me the first non-Core member to receive funding for their work.
Grin’s on-boarding process is really bad; I believe I speak for all of us when I say that.
To understand even the most fundamental things about the project, one has to sift through old forums threads, scattered medium articles and outdated & unorganized GitHub docs.
The inevitable result is that potential users are deterred from even taking the time to learn about the project and the unique propositions it has to offer.
One might claim, rightfully so, that in our very early stage we’re better off without attracting too many actual users. However that claim holds no water when you recognize that every avid supporter, every contributor, begins as a simple user with a mild interest.
It is no secret that even long-term community members often have minimal understanding of the project, because the learning process is so demanding. I was one of those myself. It’s essential, in my opinion, that those who are dedicated to grin are actually capable of explaining it well to others.
Create a marketable, one-stop introduction resource for Grin.
Make the first step into the project as clean as possible and reduce friction for potential future users and contributors.
Official documentation/wiki work.
Building upon @quentinlesceller’s great start.
As I’ve experienced myself lately, even the advanced users who dare to venture into github, often run into old and dusty documentation.
This list is open to community suggestions.
For a single period of 3 months, not to be extended.
(fund; amounts to ~0.15%/month).
- Writing & Documentation
- Improve Introduction to Grin
I very recently finished a military service in a field of work I can’t disclose. I begin my BSc CS studies in 3 months. I’ve been following Grin closely and occasionally participating in community discussions since early '18. But now that I’ve regained my status of citizenship, I have also reclaimed my time, and I’d like to dedicate all of it to Grin.
I also absolutely do not plan on leaving after said funding period. I’ll remain an active community member and help maintain the written material.
The intention is to ask for community support and approval in the upcoming Governance meeting on the 28th of July.
Update: The request has been approved on a month-to-month basis. See you in the progress update thread.