greets from Taipei! While exploring Taiwan for the first time I continue to work intensively on making SkillMe the code learning hub you love to use every day. The result: another month has passed and SkillMe became even more useful - with a lot of exciting new features, improvements and more news. Let’s dive into it!
🗣 promote SkillMe more - online, at existing events & by organizing events
🔍 Improve the quality of suggestions even further
👤 Add plan options, to switch between the Free & (paid) Plus plan
🔍 Add more sources, for even better recommendations
It's time to set concrete goals, with concrete numbers. So, besides improving SkillMe even further I will focus on promoting SkillMe, to reach those numbers up to the end of June:
50 daily active users (Currently: 14)
500 monthly active users (Currently: 228)
50 signed up users (Currently: 10)
👥 Don't target too many groups After a while you don't see the forest full of trees anymore - what makes it so important and valuable to meet new people, tell them about what you are doing and get a fresh perspective from someone else on what you do. Recently I met a new friend and had a long and deep conversation about SkillMe, who I try to reach and how all of this connects with my motivations in life. One of the important learnings I made in this conversation: I was focusing again on too many groups at the same time without noticing it (beginners who know what technology they want to learn, those who don't know what to learn and advanced developers who want to extend their skills).
💻 Don't get lost in endless development In the last weeks, I noticed quite a few bugs and important features which I was missing, to better help me finding interesting coding events nearby. And while those features are definitely very useful, I am also aware that as a developer you can quickly get lost in always just improving a project and make it even more useful, without ever communicating to users.
That's why I will focus the coming weeks much more on actually promoting SkillMe - to prevent getting lost in always just improving SkillMe, without feedback from users besides me.
After a few days in Singapore, I am in Taipei now. Visiting and exploring Taiwan for the first time, while continue working on SkillMe and making it better and better every day. On a personal note: the last days have been a bit of an emotional up and down, where at some days I am certain it was a good idea to stay in Taiwan up to June 24 - and on other days I question that. But I am optimistic I will have a great time and meet quite a few more awesome people, at Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, and code learning events.
Stay tuned and have a great June!
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