What about building a Daap developer community?

Gerd_HGGerd_HG Member Posts: 42
It would be great to have a place where we can post Dapp ideas/projects and develop them dynamically.
What I am thinking about is a place where you can find a structured list of ongoing Dapp projects (as long as the team wish to develop in the open). This could be a place where you can discuss a specific dapp idea, and recruit a developer team.
This could e.g. build on top of github.


  • Gerd_HGGerd_HG Member Posts: 42
    PS I made a Google spreadsheet for people interested in biohacking, quantified self, mHealth, participatory medicine, Stanford University Medicine X and similar. You can share your info (GitHub account, coding experience, interests, Dapp ideas etc) here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1J0I0zt2I6ecHtbXdVW32UR8YTd2dZ49u3I62NTEUsuA/edit#gid=0
  • MihaiMihai Member Posts: 9
    @Gerd_HG‌ Thank you for taking the initiative! This is a great idea, let's see how it goes. Besides the topics described, I am also interested in collective intelligence, distributed cognition, stigmergy and mass collaboration.
  • Gerd_HGGerd_HG Member Posts: 42
    @Mihai‌ I am also interested in these subjects and have actually worked a while to test this out in praxis. I do a project called Leukippos a synthetic biology lab in the cloud, where I explore crowd soured contributions to science, in this case bioinformatic. The project has been presented on the SpotOn blog by the scientific journal Nature bit.ly/TtuNOP and in the recent edition of BioCoder bit.ly/1skwvZu .

    An interesting brief video in this context is Solve for X: Adrien Treuille on collaborative science
    http://bit.ly/ziK0YJ  Ethereum might provide the missing link in Adrians concept, payment for contributions.
    Actually there is an interesting project WikiGenes, which has worked out an algorithm to automatically track contribution to determine the order of authorship http://www.wikigenes.org/e/mesh/e/27630.html The concept of WikiGenes was presented in this interesting Nature paper bit.ly/u3LgVu
    A project which has put mass collaboration to life is FoldIt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foldit They use gameification and crowd sourcing of people to solve 3D protein structures. Over 240 000 registered players to work on such an esoteric task. They actually solve important scientific problems e.g. In 2011, players of Foldit helped to decipher the crystal structure of the Mason-Pfizer monkey virus (M-PMV) retroviral protease, an AIDS-causing monkey virus.

    I am trying to build on this experience while I am building my company CytoComp which focuses on building a microprocessor from biological parts (see my recent review (http://bit.ly/YI13bF) I posted about this in another post - building a decentralized company.

    I think a generalized project would be fine with the goal to build a structure everybody can fork into their projects:

    a) discovering projects: one need a great structure where projects are easy to find. I am sure that there will be soon many Dapp`s and the "App store" needs to be better structured than the one we know from mobile apps - easy discovery needs to be key

    b) find collaborators: I think it is still difficult to find a great team. We need a team up smart concept where one
    can easy identify competent collaborators, which are focused on really doing a product, not just discussing (hands on coders and designers)

    c) motivate people: gamification and finacial rewards due to the contribution

    An easy start can be to start to organize the people in the Ethereum community.
  • StephanTualStephanTual London, EnglandMember, Moderator Posts: 1,282 mod
    moved to > Projects
  • Gerd_HGGerd_HG Member Posts: 42
    edited September 2014
    I think we are facing a fundamental change how we collaborate. There is a great book by Michael Nielsen (see ref at the end) how we can utilize collective intelligence in the context of the digital age. Th ebook provides a great analysis of the patterns of online collaboration and the potential of collective intelligence. I think this books describes some great fundamental concepts which are applicable for building an Ethereum and Daap developer community. Looking forward to your feedback! @Mihai‌ What do you think?

    Michael Nielsen, Reinventing Discovery, The
    New Era of Networked Science, Princeton University Press 2012.
    “Michael Nielsen argues that we are living at the dawn of the most
    dramatic change in science in more than 300 years. This is being
    driven by powerful new cognitive tools, enabled by the internet, which
    are greatly accelerating scientific discovery....this is the first
    book about something much more fundamental how the internet is
    transforming the nature of our collective intelligence and how we
    understand the world” (cover text)
  • venus666venus666 Member Posts: 1
    I am also interested in this project and I believe it will be bebeficial to others. So I hope it would be built soon and we can collaborate.
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