Awesome Akash +

Developer Award Application

Proposal: AwesomeAkash+

Also see: Proposal: AwesomeAkash+

Contact:

**1. First & Last Name: (optional) **
Julius H.

**2. Email Address: **
TBA

**3. Akash Wallet Address: **
TBA

**4. Akashian URI: **
TBA

**5. Time Zone: **
CET

6. Language:
German and English

Social Networks

**7. Discord Username: **
zJ#3962

**8. Discourse Username: **
zJu

**9. Github: **
zJuuu

**10. Twitter: **
https://twitter.com/zJu_u

**11. LinkedIn: **
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**12. Website: **
TBA

13. Blog:
TBA

Experience:

**14. Are you a developer or software engineer? **
Student but think about me as software engineer

**15. Are you currently involved in Akash’s Discord developer community channel? (discord.akash.network) **
Yes.

**16. Have you deployed on Akash’s Mainnet or Testnet? (docs.akash.network) **
Mainnet

**17. Do you have other team members? **
No.

**18. Are you looking for additional team members? **
I will definitely need some additional team members later but would like to start alone to create a working concept.

**19. Are you interested in working on Akash full-time? Akash is hiring engineers and contractors. Learn more here: Careers | Akash Network **
Yes but i am still a student at the moment.

**20. What Cloud hosting services do you currently use? (Amazon/Google/Microsoft) **
Amazon

**21. How much do you pay per month for Cloud services / hosting? **
About 40$

**22. How did you hear about this program? **
Discourse and Discord.

Product Vision:

**23. What is your project? **
My Project is a extension of the existing Awesome Akash Repo to make it accessible via a easy to use API.

**24. What is the problem you will solve? **
The Awesome Akash Repo is a great source for deployment files but at the moment they are not always up to date and there is no real motivation for the community to contribute to them and keep them up to date.

**25. What are your goals? **
My goal is to create a repository that not only contains the files, but also important information about them. E.g. required variables , default values for the variables and a short description .
So that the community is motivated to contribute, I want to make contributing as easy as possible. Either as a pull request or via a user interface on a website.
Problems with files can be reported via issues.

But how do i make sure that people interact with this repository?

I offer an API which allows anyone to access all information in this repository.
This can be of particular interest for DeployUIs , which gives them access to updated YML files as well as all information that users need to publish them.

**26. What impact will this project have on the Akash developer community? **
The impact will be huge but is a long term project. In the beginning it will take some time to establish this in the community but i am willing to spend my free time on this to make it a success.

**27. Who will use your project when it’s complete? **
Community and Developers

**28. Will you monetize your project? **
The API to access deploy.yml files from the API will not be monetized

**29. Will you open source your project? **
Yes

Product Leadership / Drive:

**30. Tell us about yourself, your passion, your values **
My name is Julius and i am a Student from Germany who really likes web development. In my free time i like to research crypto projects and saw a huge potential in akash to connect a great project with my hobbies.

**31. What’s your aspiration for blockchain technology? **
I think blockchain is a great opportunity to break monopoly positions and make parts of a economy fairer.

**32. If you had $1 million in grant funding what would you do? **
I would spent even more time on akash and projects i want to build. My own time is the limit at the moment thats why i would build a team with this funding to push them forward.

**33. Who will benefit most from your project? **
The Community.

**34. How will you help grow the Akash community? **
With easier adoption and access to high quality deployment files.

**35. How will you make Akash approachable to developers? **
By building tools and writing technical guides to reduce the barrier of entry to using Akash.

36. How do you think Akash should improve?
I would really like to see SSL Certificates.

Product Execution:

**37. How would you utilize the grant funding? **
I will spend most of it to host the api endpoints. The rest I’m using to support myself as a developer and maintain the repository.

**38. Have you already started this work? **
Yes there is a beta already existing, also a beta gui to submit new files exists

**39. Do you have a GitHub or website for your project? **
https://github.com/zJuuu/AwesomeAkashPlus

**40. How will this task be accomplished? **
See milestones below.

**41. How would you break this work up into 3 or 4 phases / milestones? **

Milestone 1.: Create a API Design to allow access to necessary data.
Milestone 2.: Create a Repository with automated issue management
Milestone 3.: Create a UI to allow anyone to add new deploy.yml files to the repository

**42. How many months of work will this project require? **
At the moment i think about 2-3 Months of work.

**43. What’s the expected amount of funding required for your project? **
1000$ should get this started.

Product Progress:

**44. Will you open source your project? **
Yes.

**45. How do you plan to share your work with the community once complete? **
I will write a guide on how to interact with the API and contribute to the awesome akash repository.

**46. Will you report your progress to the community every month? **
Yes i will post abut the progress in this thread every two weeks.

**47. Do you have any screenshots, videos, or other context you can share? **
See: Proposal: AwesomeAkash+

Developer Associations:

**48. Are you associated with any accelerators, incubators, venture capital firms, or startup funds? **
No.

**49. Are you associated with any startup communities? **
No.

**50. Are you associated with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)? **
No.

**51. Are you associated with any open source projects? **
No.

**52. Are you associated with any of the Akash Network core team members? **
No.

Legalese:

53. 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.

54. Are you over the age of 18?
Yes.

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