First off, incredible work these past months. I am very much enjoying the transparency and professionalism from both teams. This post is not meant as critique, I just wanted to share my two cents on the subject and my thoughts on how to improve it.
Why I feel the current system is not working
I’m having a very hard time tracking what and when things get updated. The weekly technical updates, are in my opinion, too frequent. They are also very, very hard to read. Yes, technical updates might not be meant as light reading, but even as a developer, I have a hard time understanding what is going on. This usually leads to me skipping them or looking for someone in the comment section to give me the gist.
The monthly roadmaps updates. I very much like the site and to see how far everything is progressing, but I feel these should be summarized in an article. In the one we just had, I had no idea what had changed. I couldn’t remember if progress for X was 15% or 25% before. Especially if there are no major updates to major milestones (Shelley goes from 75% to 95%), I feel a lot of people might think "huh, so nothing really happened this month? " even though that is not the case.
Emurgo and partnerships. I don’t really “see” any updates from here. Like, I don’t really know where to look. I follow the members on LinkedIn, and occasionally see some updates, but I would love Emurgo to to preferably have a joint progress update with IOHK with partnerships, dApps and the business side of Cardano.
My huble points on possible improvements
I would really like one blogpost/article either monthly or bi-weekly from Cardano, that can be shared across the communities like Reddit and the Cardano forum. I would prefer to have it on Medium, but it doesn’t matter as long as it is a blogsite that represents Cardano as a whole. I would like to have all parties contributing to this blog, both the Cardano Foundation, IOHK and Emurgo.
I understand that the Cardano ecosystem is huge, and it’s very hard to coordinate between all parties. But I feel it would help immensely if I had one official progress update to look forward to every few weeks that covers both development and business progress. This is also a great way to give the community something to talk about and share acress subreddits and social media.
Thank you for reading.
Just as an example, and I’m not shilling coin here just format, I’m a big fan of how REQ currently handles progress updates. It’s gotten to a point where I usually check their blog when I wake up on Saturdays.