Summary and background
Icon Foundation is accepting proposals for creating a collection of ‘101-style’ articles for completely bootstrapping the ‘Getting Started’ process. Icon Foundation has been in operation since 2017 and has grown to include thousands of users. Getting Started on Icon is crucial for the growth and sustenance of the Icon Ecosystem.
This request for proposal has been published to gather bids for the ‘Getting Started’ portion of our Icon Interoperability Incentivization plan.
Guidelines for bidders
All subcontracting intentions must be clearly represented therein. All documents must be prepared and signed by those authorized to do so. All costs must be listed in bnUSD. Further terms are subject to development pending selection of a bid.
Project purpose and scope
The purpose of the Getting Started on Icon project is to provide a straightforward process for technical community members to start participating in the Icon ecosystem. The project is to include the following:
- A collection of 101 articles for Getting Started on Icon
- A straightforward and good looking interface for interacting with this set of information
- A way for community members to add or modify this information set in a structured way (e.g. through a public-facing Github repository)
This collection may collaborate with groups that do similar work or link to existing articles that detail a subset of the Getting Started process. After reviewing this material, a new, uninformed technical community member should be able to do the following on the Icon network with little-to-no issues:
- Run a node
- Build a smart contract
- Deploy a smart contract
- Exchange tokens
- Use the client-side APIs to interact with the blockchain in an automated way
- Understand the current state of dApps in the Icon ecosystem
The contractor will be building the interface from the icon-community Github organization and making it available from the icon.community website. Icon Foundation will also negotiate a warranty term in the event of necessary maintenance and bug fixes within a reasonable time.
Proposal timeline and project deadline
Upon contract award, work must be completed within 45 days.
Each proposal should include the following for consideration:
- Cost of materials
- Cost of labor
- Total project cost
Icon Foundation will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria:
- Overall cost
- Company experience
- Proposal professionalism and quality