IPFS Project Q3 Priorities & Working Groups

by Dietrich Ayala on 2019-07-31

IPFS is growing! This year we’ve grown immensely in network size, number of apps building with IPFS, number of end-users of IPFS-powered apps, and the number of developers contributing to the codebase.

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Along with that growth, we’ve also experienced some challenges:

Last month in Barcelona we got together and hammered out a plan to make IPFS performant, stable, high quality and updated regularly - and ready to grow even more! Check out the Q3 OKR planning issue that documents our analysis and next steps.

We’re switching things up this quarter, remixing the IPFS working groups and forming ourselves (Voltron-like) into a set of new teams focused on these high priority challenges. Meet our new working groups for Q3:

This new set of problem-oriented working groups will remain in place as long as needed to set IPFS on a stable course for achieving the broader vision for the project. Some might live for one or two quarters to be replaced by new focus areas we identify, while others might continue on as long as they’re useful to the project. These changes are live in the IPFS Project Teams, Roles & Structures document.

Your feedback is a large part of identifying these challenges, evaluating how we’re doing at addressing them, and assessing whether your needs (or your users’ needs!) are being met by IPFS! You can find ways to participate and make your voice heard on the IPFS Github repository.

These new working groups meet regularly, and you can join them to help us achieve these goals! Check the IPFS community calendar for times and connection information, or watch the meetings at your leisure on the IPFS Youtube channel.

The work these teams are doing will require a number of different skillsets, and could use your help! If you’re interested and have bandwidth to help out - jump on a community call or Github issue and share your time and expertise! Looking for fulltime roles to help out on these and other IPFS challenges? Check the IPFS Weekly Newsletter for IPFS-focused job opportunities!

How does this work affect you?