As someone who’s been making MaidSafe marketing his full time project foe a while, I have to say that SF these days is really teaching me one important thing:
It might just be too early still, for any successful marketing for SAFE.
I’ve met soooo many devs recently, and even in the case of my close friends: if aaanyone ever has free time outside their job (rare, in the world), and they are going to pursue a crypto / “new tech” project, then 99% of them will still go to ethereum etc (no matter how much I talk about SAFE), because to them it’s not a waste of time, since they can make something real and deliverable with their time.
I’ve even had people tell me that making tech for SAFE is a straight up gamble at this point, as some aren’t convinced it will ever actually come out.
It’s a huge shame, and while I’ve been dealing with this talk for more years than I can remember, I don’t have any super amazing magic answer that I can give to people that will make them want to compete on SAFE Apps, or get involved at all.
I gave a talk to 40+ wiz-kid devs at a startup college recently, the second largest MaidSafe meeting we’ve had these days, and nobody even downloaded the toolkit to make an app for our $125 BTC (20 lines of code) JS App Competition. Looks like it’s just me and @Joseph_Meagher for this tiny competition… :,(
You can’t even PAY people to make apps in this space right now… (Even with $8.6million! NVO )
People need to see a present, and a future, to invest the time into it, when there’s a billion further along projects to learn right now.
I’ve just been lurking in this thread, and IRL doing many of the ideas people give in here, and thought it might be useful to hear.
Will chug along as always. And there’s no shortage of devs who will make things when big releases happen and are marketed (Alpha 2, Beta, testSafecoin and Launch). Just talking about timing. Might be a good lesson here. But am very excited to see what people make once we allow tyem access to the right tools. But “marketing” won’t solve what we’re trying to solve here. Only stable tech, APIs, and good documentation.