- Swag on merging PRs / Patreon perks. Swag like stickers/shirts/hoodies.
- Local learning meetups (like Freecodecamp does)
- Be active socially. Discord (real time chat), Twitter (announcements/polls/engagement), GitHub (code/issues/features/bugs), Reddit, YouTube (recording of meetings, launch videos, dev streams)
- Improve awareness of project. Great docs, everything should be documented (Gatsby is great example). Easy flow to change any doc, remove all friction.
- Super clear guidelines on how to join the community, start contributing (whether its docs/code/ideas/anything). Have code of conduct in place so no one feels bad & everyone feels empowered.
- Best way to grow is have great product. Users will share & talk about it naturally. Encourage doing live streams of development, it's all open source code.
- ArtificialChat - Had a call with them (Paul Levy and main dev). Their stack is AWS heavy. LA can use its conversational bot
- Can use Stripe connect to create a marketplace for LA.
- Can use Aurora to host Postgres db.
- Can give in multiple subjects & LA crafts a guide for you taking into account subjects you already know (& skipping them?)
- Can use LRMI specification. It's collection of properties to describe educational resources.
Points to consider
- How to do secret management. Share passwords with trusted members.
- Need bank account & be incorporated. Potentially b-corp