I was speaking about this proposal and Akash in general to a co-worker senior dev and an idea came to my head.
A Referral program
The main goal I see is to attract as many talented developers across the globe as possible. Since phase 1 goes up to 1000 deployments or developers, I think it would be a good idea to have some kind of incentive to share that program and have a way to reward those who attract talent and take the time to educate their friends or co-workers who end up building stuff on Akash. 1000 seems like a lot if we compare to the 37 developers that received 30akt through the current funding process in 2 months and that’s why I think having that referral program could boost quite significantly the results of that initiative.
How it could work
It can be fairly simple, as an example; if I refer one of my friends or co-worker and he/she gets approved to the 100$ phase 1 funding, which means he/she posted on the forum and was reviewed and accepted, I would get a certain amount of AKT(to be defined), given by the approver. Then, if that referred developer continues to progress through the phases, for each phase passed I would get a proportional reward to the phase achieved for referring a gem to the community.
This could be funded through the community pool as it promotes expanding the community and potentially accelerating the adoption.
Akash gets more adoption, referred developers get free cloud and promoters get a reward. It’s a win win win situation!
Forums Gamification (Random idea lol)
This idea brought me to the forums badges. I thing they’re a good idea because everyone likes a good dopamine hit for achieving something, but what if some of these badges/achievements had like a bounty attached to them, like referring a developer to the developer program. And what if we could add an akash address to our profile and automatically collect the reward when achieving some of these badges. They’re fun to share and could be a great promoting tool for the forums.
- I know these can be complicated to implement and track but if we find a good way, Akash’s community could greatly benefit from it.
- I also know there’s always going to be malicious actors if there’s an automatic way to collect rewards for achieving badges, but maybe there’s a way lol
Let me know what you think!