The team working on YEN is completely distributed, but that doesn’t mean that we do not like getting together in person every once and awhile, and we believe that our community would like more opportunities to do the same.
Continuing our Spotlight Series where we highlight members of the YEN Community!
This week, we have Raven from Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Where do we even begin?!
We had an unbelievable time hanging out with so many of you this past weekend! Starting with the
Escape Room and then a full day of workshops, community, fun, and so much food (h/t James)!
Continuing our series of “Getting to Know” with our team, but we are now featuring members of the YEN Community and calling it Community Spotlight!
This week, we have Kayla.
Just like an iceberg, there are so many things that we’re building and putting together for our community that doesn’t get a lot of air time (i.e. press)! In many ways, the team has been building not just one software product but two (or three!).
First things first: Happy Valentines Day! I didn’t plan on penning a blog post specifically for this holiday, but, that’s the way the cookie (or chocolate…?) crumbles!
Hi and thanks for dropping in.
If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll notice the posts from the past two years will look familiar. These are the actual posts one for one from our Patreon page which we closed at the end of 2018. We couldn’t have gotten to this point without the help and support from our patrons but we made the difficult decision to move on from Patreon to focus on our magnum opus, YEN.io.
If you’re just catching up, we thought the previous posts would be a neat way to share our background and our thought processes to everyone without any type of subscriptions. Take a look back and see how we developed CryptoYum, CoinPuffs, the Bitcoin Pub, and now Yen.io.
Besides, you don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. We’ll post any updates to our community and our efforts here so please bookmark and follow along!
There are times where we’re going to need to communicate important messages to our community and we’ve come up with a way to do that by putting it right into your canonical feed.
It should like like above and below you’ll see how it feels in the larger feed context:
There are so many different ways to do this, but, we opted to test out this way first. I like how it’s a slightly different color and that you can easily “X” it out (close it) if you’re done reading it.
Examples of site-wide notifications might include:
– Planned downtime for upgrading the system
– A new (and important) feature that was implemented (e.g. new security update)
– An outage at one of the exchanges that we’re connected to
– A new hardfork that has stopped certain trading for tokens (e.g. BCH / BCH ABC / BCH SV hardfork updates)
And things like that. We hope to implement this in the next few sprints!
As Peter and I share all the time, we just love to have fun with not only the projects that we get to work on but also the people.
If we’re not optimizing for fun… then, what’s the point?
As a builder you have the distinct opportunity and pleasure to build into the system these very things, the values that underpin your behavior!
One thing that I love, for instance, are gifs… I can’t get enough of them! I think they do an incredible job of communicating things simply, quickly, and effectively.
But, not all of them have to boring and dull and utility-focused… sometimes you just want to add a gif that might “lighten” the mood.
For instance, I thought about adding this funny gif to our verification screen for two-factor.
Is this necessary? Obviously not. But, is it fun? Yes, yes it is.
Sometimes when I hear #WHENBINANCE I think about all of the things that we really want to build but that’s going to take a lot of time to get there… because great software takes a lot of time, full stop
But, we are starting the conversations internally about what it would look like for our users to have greater “power tools” at their disposal (and what that means for the overall experience).
We haven’t landed anywhere specific, but, we will be definitely asking our community here about what they use for things like TA and where they do it (explicitly the exchanges and the types of tooling).
So, stay tuned for that… and get your “thinking caps” on as we eventually move closer to this reality… nothing anytime super-soon… but, we wanted to let you know that we’re definitely thinking about it!