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


πŸ“Research highlights

<aside> πŸ’‘ Read the full report on the X-Ray research on the developer journey:

Making crypto/Web3 more attractive & accommodating for developer contributors

SES X-Ray Developer journey survey results - long deck

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<aside> πŸ’‘ Explore the specific developer profiles & their journeys:

The Crypto Curious developer profile

https://app.pitch.com/app/presentation/72d0ff81-20ef-403e-bd48-ab79d0393f5b/316bfd9a-4ff5-459b-9762-3a86ebe8e54a

The Current Crypto developer profile

The Current Crypto Developer

The MakerDAO developer profile

The MakerDAO Developer

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<aside> πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ Crypto/Web3 developer journey survey highlights (CALL CLOSED)

Participants: crypto developers (incl. past & current Maker devs) & developers interested in a crypto/Web3 career

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