This document outlines list of very basic best practices our grantees are encouraged to follow. Please take a close look; how well your team completes this checklist will used to determine whether milestones have been hit, and will contribute to the future relationship your organization has with MakerDAO.
Cross promotion is important when getting the word out about the cool projects you are working on. Please follow, like, add, clap, upvote, etc., when your fellow teams publish something.
This increased visibility will allow MakerDAO to form PR plans around notable events and product launches.
Set up a Twitter handle for your team
Try to maintain at least weekly activity in the account
Follow projects in your space
Follow other grantees
Identify influencers who might be interested in your project and add them
Post links to your blog posts, repos, etc
Ensure that all work is being regularly committed to a repo
Regularly track and close issues, PRs, etc
Add @ghettodev to the repo if it's private
Create a top level README.md which contains a detailed description of the project, goals, features, roadmap, installation instructions
The Community Development team will primarily be watching activity in grantee repos to measure project velocity
Each project needs a dedicated blog. Devpost, Medium, Ghost are good options.
Set up a reminder to write a dev post at least once a month, or once per milestone, outlining the progress/challenges/wins, your team has encountered. Include links to repos, demos, social media
This is how a master promotes a new release...
Ask questions in the MakerDAO #dev channel. The people who built the core MakerDAO ecosystem are all in there, and available for questions.
Please make an effort to remain visible in the #comm-dev-incubate channel. There are many teams working on projects complimentary to the Dai ecosystem so there is a good chance someone there has some ideas about problems you might be facing. It's also a great opportunity to find ways to integrate with other projects in the space.
These will be the overarching categories of KPIs the participants will be expected to follow in order to hit milestones and release the next block of allocated funds:
Ability to follow the framework, i.e. this, and other requirements docs
Interacting with, and helping out, other grantees
Maintaining visibility and velocity in social media and in repos
Being able to reference a list of commits or issues that complete roadmap items
Hitting milestones on time(ish)
Launching a product