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This is the first in a three-part series discussing Stellar ecosystem updates. These posts will announce several new initiatives in the pipeline for the Stellar ecosystem. We’re excited to share these updates and look forward to receiving your comments and feedback.
This week’s post focuses on capital ‘c’ Community and details several new community-focused programs being launched by the Foundation over the next few months.
Objectively, the Stellar community has seen tremendous growth in the last two years. The infographic below, shared a few weeks ago by OrbitLens of Stellar Expert, illustrates the magnitude of this expansion:
— OrbitLens (@orbitlens) November 21, 2018
What this growth means, fundamentally, is that the Stellar ecosystem is changing.
The needs of the community are different, starting with even the most basic activities like discovery, learning and engagement. Therefore it’s important that we scale the ways in which our community can participate in the broader ecosystem, engage with each other and better access tools, resources and shared knowledge. Our goal with these community initiatives is to do just that – to empower the Stellar community to more effectively engage with the Foundation, with each other and with their own communities and industries.
Launch of Stellar Clusters
To kick things off, the Foundation is announcing a grassroots initiative to drive increased engagement in the Stellar community by encouraging local gatherings of Stellar users.
We call these groups Clusters.
The purpose of the Cluster program is to foster community by establishing a time and place where people building on Stellar can meet to discuss the technology, as well as share experiences and resources. Clusters are community-owned and led, and have four key characteristics:
Registered – Clusters have a regional identity (ie. city ...
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