X-Ray is a research project by the Sustainable Ecosystem Scaling Core Unit at MakerDAO. Our mission is to support the sustainable growth of one of the key MakerDAO protocol moats, the workforce, via research. We believe that in order for crypto to truly reach its potential, we must be able to scale up and onboard significantly more developers and technical talent into the ecosystem β€” in a sustainable, repeatable, and systematic way, devoid of crypto market cycles. Therefore, our focus lies on reducing the barrier to entry for developers into the ecosystem, as well as efforts to keep these contributors engaged and participating in the long run.


🎯  Project goals

Helping Maker have the best & most successful onboarding experience for new participants. With the highest retention rate in the industry.

βœ… Established standards for developer onboarding & retention for MakerDAO protocol

βœ… Live & accurate overview of the tech talent onboarding & retention model

βœ… Prospective future projects for addressing detected bottlenecks


🧐 Does X-Ray impact the crypto ecosystem beyond MakerDAO?

This study, conducted by SES core unit, does not yield the results for MakerDAO exclusively. In the spirit of the values we share as an ecosystem, our research is done in collaboration with the broader Web3/crypto community, and the insights we derive from it, are shared in the same spirit with the community. Just like this initiative benefits from external participants and collaborators, we want to ensure that it benefits the community at large. Together, we can answer the questions that can help us make this space more attractive & welcoming for the new joiners, and keep the current contributors happy & engaged in the long term.

Read the report on the best practices in talent onboarding & retention we have done in the past. We aim to produce a similar one with the developers considering joining & those working in crypto already. You can help by participating/sharing the survey link.

πŸ™Β Huge thanks to our generous friends contributing with prizes to the raffle: swag drops by the Strategic Happiness Core Unit at MakerDAO, conference tickets from the generous organizers of Devcon, ETHCC, Spagett-ETH, ETHRio conferences. πŸ’ŒΒ Equally big appreciation for our distribution partners: BanklessDAO, GitcoinDAO, DAOmasters, PrimeDAO, Questbook, Buildspace, Developer DAO, MetaGammDelta, ETHDenver, DystopiaLabs, ETHGlobal, LisCon, L2Beat, ETHworks, 1inch, Autonolas, & more!


πŸ“Research highlights

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Crypto/Web3 Developer Survey by SES MakerDAO

**Participate if you're:

  β˜‘οΈ crypto developer
  β˜‘οΈ developer interested in a crypto career**

Start here:

πŸ‘‰Β πŸ‘‰Β πŸ‘‰ **https://makerdao.typeform.com/to/eZ4IDyss πŸ‘ˆΒ πŸ‘ˆΒ πŸ‘ˆ**

Perks for all survey participants:

❀️‍πŸ”₯ unique POAP NFT (your Web3 dev cred NFT)

πŸ’Έ funding towards grants in Gitcoin GR12 (your submission = Dai donated by us to dev aligned projects)

πŸ€Β  Bonus: a chance to win awesome prizes in a raffle (opt-in). Think conference tickets & sweet swag drops from Maker and our generous partners, including:

πŸ“¦Β 10 care packages with MakerDAO swag

   🎟 1 ticket to Devcon

   🎫 2 tickets to ETHCC

🎟 3 tickets to ETHRio conference

   🎫 3 tickets to Spagett-ETH conference

❓ more to come!

πŸ’ŒΒ  Not a dev? Want to help? Share the survey with your dev friends!

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https://makerdao.typeform.com/to/eZ4IDyss