Akash Primer Site

Developer Award Application

Proposal: Akash Primer Website

Contact Information:

  1. First & Last Name: (optional)
  2. Email Address: qed@oiclid.co
  3. Akash Wallet Address: akash19elqrxwrrl5cm3gfezs04fyefmxc4hkgshkqnc
  4. Akashian URI:
  5. Time Zone: UTC + 1
  6. Language: English

Social Networks

  1. Discord Username: oiclid#4024
  2. Discourse Username: oiclid
  3. Github: iamoiclid · GitHub, oiclid (oiclid) · GitHub
  4. Twitter:
  5. LinkedIn:
  6. Website: https://iamoiclid.github.io/
  7. Blog: https://oiclid.medium.com

Experience:

  1. Are you a developer or software engineer? Yes
  2. Are you currently involved in Akash’s Discord developer community channel? (discord.akash.network) Yes
  3. Have you deployed on Akash’s Mainnet or Testnet? (docs.akash.network) Testnet
  4. Do you have other team members? Yes. An illustrator and a copywriter
  5. Are you looking for additional team members? No
  6. Are you interested in working on Akash full-time? Akash is hiring engineers and contractors. Learn more here: Careers | Akash Network Not now
  7. What Cloud hosting services do you currently use? (Amazon/Google/Microsoft) AWS, GCP, Azure, Digital Ocean, Heroku
  8. How much do you pay per month for Cloud services / hosting? $25 - $100
  9. How did you hear about this program? Discord

Product Vision:

  1. What is your project? An Akash Primer: an illustrated website that allows newcomers to quickly understand what the Akash Network is all about.
  2. What is the problem you will solve? It would give newcomers a quick overview of the Akash Network, and why it is a viable alternative to GCD, AWS, etc.
  3. What are your goals? Create an easy-to-understand introduction to Akash for new and advanced developers.
  4. What impact will this project have on the Akash developer community? Serve as a quick and easy reference.
  5. Who will use your project when it’s complete? New and advanced users of the Akash network
  6. Will you monetize your project? No
  7. Will you open source your project? Yes

Product Leadership / Drive:

  1. Tell us about yourself, your passion, your values: I am a developer who loves privacy and security, looks forward to the proliferation of decentralized apps and services, and wants to make blockchain accessible to all.
  2. What’s your aspiration for blockchain technology? I hope it becomes ubiquitous and accessible to everyone.
  3. If you had $1 million in grant funding what would you do?
  4. Who will benefit most from your project? Akash newbies
  5. How will you help grow the Akash community?
  6. How will you make Akash approachable to developers?
  7. How do you think Akash should improve?

Product Execution:

  1. How would you utilize the grant funding? It would be spent paying for the services of the illustrator & copywriter, as well development and hosting costs.
  2. Have you already started this work? No
  3. Do you have a GitHub or website for your project? GitHub - ZeroDiv42/AkashPrimer
  4. How will this task be accomplished? The 3 different parts (web development, illustration, and copy writing) would take place concurrently
  5. How would you break this work up into 3 or 4 phases / milestones?
  • Wireframe design (1 week)
  • Illustration (6 weeks)
  • Copy writing (6 weeks)
  • Web development and testing (6 weeks)
  • Content Review (1 week)
  • Integrating content and site deployment (3 days)
  1. How many months of work will this project require? 8 weeks
  2. What’s the expected amount of funding required for your project? $4000

Product Progress:

  1. Will you open source your project? Yes
  2. How do you plan to share your work with the community once complete? Forum and Blog posts to be shared on the Forum, Discord, Telegram, and Twitter.
  3. Will you report your progress to the community every month? Yes
  4. Do you have any screenshots, videos, or other context you can share? No

Developer Associations:

  1. Are you associated with any accelerators, incubators, venture capital firms, or startup funds? No
  2. Are you associated with any startup communities? No
  3. Are you associated with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)? No
  4. Are you associated with any open source projects? Stacks, NEAR, & Joystream
  5. Are you associated with any of the Akash Network core team members? No

Legalese:

  1. Are you a resident of, citizen, or located in a geographic area that is subject to UN-, US-, EU-, Swiss or any other sovereign country sanctions or embargoes?* No
  2. Are you over the age of 18? Yes