Weekly sessions for the dev guild where project champions and builders from the guild give out updates for their respective projects, get people to use them and gather feedback.
The dev guild should organize regular weekly dogfooding sessions. These sessions should be a place for our projects and the project champions to get some valuable feedback by getting other guild members to use their projects.
Right now, most of our projects seriously lack accountability and user feedback.
Some of our projects have been moving really slowly recently and some have not been moving at all. Having these dogfooding sessions take place every week will make our project champions constantly receive feedback from users. This is crucial because this will change the way they think about their projects. If you know that you are going to have people try out your projects every week, you will keep the user in mind more & more while you are building the project and making decisions.
These dogfooding sessions are also a great way for us as a guild to keep track of the different projects being built in the guild, see which ones are doing well and how we can learn from that, see which ones aren’t doing well and how we can help those projects.
I (Dhaiwat) will start hosting these sessions every other Friday. An announcement will be made in the announcements channel in the dev guild. All the current ‘official’ project champions will be made aware of this and will be encouraged to participate as much as they can. The session will be open to any and all builders from the guild. Not only the ‘official’ project champions, but anyone will be allowed to present their projects.