These last 60 hours have been an absolute whirlwind. While still maintaining my regular work, I've managed to push the ball pretty far down the field with Guardian. At this point, we've:
Written a whitepaper
Written a grant proposal
Built a full 5-page website
Shot our Founders intro video
And, finally, submitted a Y Combinator application with only 10 mins to spare! 🥵
Now, we just need a proper domain for the website. 🤔
The 🐣 Easter Weekend 🐣 is now in full swing, and things will need to slow down for me for a bit. I'm going to take the win of barely making it into Y Combinator's cutoff time as a clear signal to sit back, be present with the family, and strategize as to what to do next.
As I'm building very much out in the open, I can't believe the immense amount of support I've received from the community of developers around me, especially from Developer DAO. As a member of Developer DAO for almost a year now, I really can't imagine where I would be in my Developer Career. I would have never been encouraged to create content, participate in hackathons, and honestly know my own worth as a developer.
Guardian's Current Status
Guardian is still just a couple of GitHub repos (they're both open-source, by the way, if you want to check them out). We need a bit of money to buy all the necessary components to start building the first MVP, which brings us to our "to-do" list.
Create a list of grants to apply to.
Add some design features to the whitepaper and grant proposal.
Keep working on the Decentralized Dashboard for collecting and presenting real-time data.
Apply to Startups.com, Techstars, and other prominent accelerator programs.
I'm thinking this is the right direction. What do you guys think? 🤔 This seems to be the logical path forward from this point. Let me know in the comments below! Until then, I'll write to you guys again within the next 24 hours. Peace!