IOTA’s Community of Practice — X-Teams and Tangle EE Working Group
The full article was originally published by Antonio Nardella on Medium. Read the full article here.
The IOTA Foundation is an open-source foundation that is developing a range of products, including the IOTA distributed ledger, Streams, Access, and Digital Identity. IOTA Foundation’s products are open source projects that are built by the IOTA Foundation and a tangibly engaged community of practice.
Communities of practice have been around for decades and have helped countless organizations to solve problems and develop new ideas by peers who share a common passion. Social media has provided the tools and means for the community of practice members to connect with each other as never before which further accelerated the value communities of practice bring to its members and those organizations who embrace the knowledge and performance-enhancing activities conducted by these communities.
The IOTA community currently counts with more than 300.000 active members, many of whom voluntarily spend time helping others and building tools. The collaborative work is bringing our vision of connecting billions of humans and devices into reality.
To enhance our collaborative activities and jointly work towards the true Machine Economy, the IOTA Foundation, together with the community, launched the IOTA Experience Teams.
The IOTA Experience Teams — the X-Teams — are groups of dedicated community members that work together with the IOTA Foundation employees throughout different stages of development. The X-Teams strengthen the collaboration with our passionate community, act as a global source of high-quality information, and help pave the road for IOTA to have the best developer experience in the DLT and IoT space.
The X-Teams take part in various initiatives proposed by the IOTA Foundation. The members are invited to propose their own initiatives to enhance the IOTA Experience. Current initiatives, such as IOTA Streams, GoShimmer, Bee, Hornet, Chronicle, and Access, are well underway and have already seen substantial and valuable contributions from the first 25+ community developers who made the transition from community member into X-Team member.