It's been very exciting to see all the buzz around here in the past weeks.
Posting and engagement is increasing: people are settling in and getting back to being social. The code repositories are alive with fixes, proposed changes, and discussion. Infrastructure is being reworked and reinforced; more community witnesses and RPC nodes are coming online. Sites, services, and dApps are migrating or are being brought to life in the ecosystem! Work and play is happening everywhere, and collaboration, cooperation, and community are pillars on which progress is being made.
Right now, we're in a period of heavy preparation and careful double checking. There's a lot to do that still relates to the creation of a new chain and laying the groundwork for future advances, so focus has been directed toward API, image hosting, condenser, and base code workflow and deployment. Much of it feels like technical background mumbo jumbo and can be hard to follow since it's "behind the scenes," so this past week may have felt a bit more boring than the initial launch. All of this is truly awesome Hive news, but it can be hard to create meaningful, useful communication about some of these things in giant posts once a week or so.
To better share what's going on around the Hive, and help more people stay connected and involved with what's happening, here's a rough break down of some smaller, more concise posts that will go out this week on all sorts of topics:
- What is Core Development? An explainer on Core Dev meetings, libraries, and a tutorial on how to get involved in discussion on the GitLab repositories where Hive code is being built
- First Core Dev Meeting recap: a simple synopsis of what happened at the first meeting, with a reminder about the next one if you'd like to stay in the loop
- How does a Hive hardfork work? A quick overview on the timing and deployment of hardforks to help explain the process
- Secondary air drop proposals and voting
These easy to digest posts will mean that we can cover more ground on what's happening in the ecosystem, and help us get back to the fun stuff faster!
Once some of these posts are out of the way this week, it will be time for all of us to start exploring beyond the blockchain code itself. Core development really matters, but all of the things the blockchain powers are what truly get people excited! There are communities, services, and dApps on Hive, with more coming every day. The diversity of our userbase and their interests, skills, wants and needs are what make this project valuable, interesting, and successful. Highlighting a wide range of things built on Hive is the next step to helping the people who are already here find what drives them, but is also an important part of showing the rest of the world why they should come join the buzz.