Visit our new site here! https://syscoin.academy/ (Make sure to bookmark!)
Built on a modified installation of Discourse, the Syscoin Academy site aims to increase exposure of community-based Syscoin development work, with a forum and real-time chat channels to bring developers together and spark community projects in a fun and modern way.
A modern and public Syscoin community space to enable current and future developers to learn, discuss, think and build in a well-structured manner.
Resources needed for newcomers to get started. These include references per topic, room for discussion and different options for sharing your code.
Integrated real-time chat per category for simple conversations, heavier topics can be discussed in the main forum. Private chats are allowed. (Minimum trust level required is 1, to counter spam bots)
The platform offers a built-in bounty board (user level 2 required for creating new bounties)
Syscoin labs enables a structured communication channel between Syscoin projects and the communities involved (ICOs, companies integrating Syscoin, community-based projects etc). Example: Give a project/ICO a place to present themselves to the Syscoin community, allow for in-depth discussion between the project and community (think AMA’s), get all the Syscoin-related projects together in one place for ease of information, request feedback on product releases, and find testers.
Various kinds of community made tutorials & exercises to ramp up learning in a fun and engaging way. Varying from basic to advanced level blockchain building. (If you have an idea for a tutorial, Direct Message @redrace!)
Different user trust levels based on user activity (first 50 users to join will level up to level 1 immediately!). This is accompanied with a gamified badge system which allows users to get rewarded for certain platform achievements.
Easily like and share topics, threads and answers to allow for easier referencing and sharing of Syscoin content.
Subscribe to topics of your liking and get notifications through mail.
A responsive mobile environment for the Syscoin Academy.
Various moderator tools to monitor community health.
Syscoin search engine exposure for the topics discussed, this allows for them to adapt to our chats and optimise in that direction.
User trust level explanation and permissions can be found in this topic: https://syscoin.academy/t/about-the-syscoin-academy-readme/12/2
Recently the community has expressed concern over Slack being a closed communication channel, with closed source code, a 10k max message limit, and a slow invite system. The Syscoin Academy will counter these problems in an effective way.
The platform will work alongside the existing real-time communication chats like Slack, Twitter and Discord, with the Academy acting as a hub for these channels.
The Academy’s most valuable asset is its ability to allow for spontaneous low-barrier engagement with external developers, as well enabling users to quickly reference topics with a shareable link to a particular discussion.
To kickstart the Syscoin Academy in a fun, engaging and rewarding way, I (Redrace) will offer a 1000 SYS bounty in the following way:
Put your Syscoin Alias in ''full name'' field on the Syscoin Academy account.
Every quality comment, question or answer gets a like (from me) and a 10 SYS reward send to their Syscoin alias. 400 SYS will be allocated this way.
The best 3 comments will receive 300, 200 and 100 SYS send to their Syscoin Alias (all comments taken into account, also those rewarded previously).
The bounty starts now and will run till Wednesday 31 Oktober.
Invite involved and related third-party projects and communities to answer questions/topics created in phase 1 and spark cross project engagement to kickstart the Syscoin Academy. This is to show how the Academy, with its central, low-barrier, approach to community and corporate engagement, should be used.
We aim to build the Syscoin Academy into the go-to developer platform for all Syscoin developers, and make it a low-barrier entry point for newcomers to dive into Syscoin development!
With a big special thanks to Curious Cosmos (Slack), Bstr156 (Slack) and the SCMT!