Builders for Builders is a new initiative that aims to empower teams building Substrate-based parachains to develop and grow their own ecosystem of builders developing on top of their parachain. As part of the Builders for Builders initiative, the Substrate Builders Program team will share best practices gained from running the SBP for over a year now to help parachain teams build their own similar programs for teams building solutions on top of their parachain. These programs, called Parachain Builders Programs (PBP) will allow parachain teams to become mentors to others and develop their own thriving community of builders, enriching the Polkadot ecosystem as a whole.
The Builders Programs for both Astar Network and Shiden Network will go live soon after winning their respective parachain auctions i.e. Polkadot for Astar and Kusama for Shiden. We accept applications all year round.
Shiden is to Astar what Kusama is to Polkadot. Shiden is our canary network.
The Builders Program is for both networks. Once we win the Kusama parachain auction, we will go live with Builders Program for Shiden Network. Subsequently, when we have acquired a slot on the Polkadot parachain, we will accept applications for Astar Network.
See the workflow.
You should hear back from us within a few days of posting on the forum.
The Builders Program currently consists of 8 members, 4 from the Astar team and 4 ambassadors from our community. These 8 individuals will pull together their unique skillset and experiences to perform a comprehensive evaluation of your application. Note that if a consensus cannot be reached, the default behaviour is to reject the application.
- A well thought out proposal.
- Positive interaction on the forum with our community.
- A technically capable team that is transparent and ambitious.
- Your team has the community's best interest at heart.
Yes. Prior to the commencement of any work, we (you and the Builders Program committee) have to come to an agreement as to:
- 1.how much will be disbursed upon delivering each milestone
- 2.the criteria that will be used to verify that the deliverables are correctThere should be a detailed breakdown of this in your proposal.
There is no hardcap per se so you can request for any amount you want but please be reasonable and don't expect us to agree to a 1m USD proposal for minimal changes.