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Β· 4 min read

The framework for the aimed developer platform has been set as stated in the proposal πŸŽ‰ and has since gained some traction. I have received much positive feedback from different developers in the ecosystem and made two collaborations with other w3f grantees (rusty crewmates) as well as the treasury grantee substrate in bits and integrated them into for more visibility.

I have created a SEO optimized developer tutorial platform that has proven to offer a simple process for developers to write their tutorials, following the Tutorial How to Write a New Tutorial on, that I created for the purpose of making authors lives as easy as possible. There are 255 unique users in the last 90 days wich is okay for the current situation and the age of the platform i would say.

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During the process I have reviewed all tutorials on github or via mail and chatted to all authors and provided help with all issued that occured.

The process of aquiring 10 funded authors was harder than anticipated, but I am confident that the missing 4 tutorials will be written eventually. Of course I will not keep the treasury funds to myself but wait some more months as I am sure that I will find interested developers who are willing to write for

I will continue working on until the 10th tutorial is published and all the granted money for tutorial writing was sent to the authors.

See the old reports for detailed information about the development. And at the bottom of this report ideas for future development of


Completed: 4/10​

Being Worked On: 2/10​

Grants Available: 4/10​

Being Worked On: 2/10​

Stated Interest 2/10​

Two external authors have stated their interest in writng a tutorial, I am in contact with them.

Grants Available: 4/10​

There are still 4 grants Γ  ~1400USD available for authors of tutorials.


Completed payments for 4 tutorials that are finished and one partially payment for a started tutorial. All payments are documented on the github issue of the respective tutorial.


  • Update Issue template to include a self set deadline for authors for accountability
  • Added
  • Contacted WagMedia for first thoughts on decentralization options concerning payments for authors / grants / peer reviews
  • Tweeted the finished tutorials
  • helped authors setup the dev
  • reviewed tutorials
  • substrate in bits automation
  • Tweeted every finished tutorial:
  • Sent collab question mail to 12 parachain teams (2h)
  • collaborated with Substrate in Bits to release their content on (7h)
  • Tweet about released tutorials on my account (2h)


It is likely that the 10 tutorials will not be finished until the end of the timeframe set for the completion of However I a

I will not start a new proposal about the remaining funds of 299KSM until that milestone of 10 tutorials is completed. As a compensation of the delay I already put more time into advertising the project than initially intended:

  • Sent collab question mail to 12 parachain teams (2h)

  • collaborated with Substrate in Bits to release their content on (7h)

  • Tweet about released tutorials on my account (2h)

  • Include

  • write a blog post for the alumni blog

    I soon will write a blog post for the polkdot blockchain academy alumni blog and publish it on twitter.

Β· One min read

Are you a developer in the polkadot ecosystem? Have you learned something on your polkadot developer journey? Why not share it with others?

Polkadot Study is looking for people like you to write developer tutorials for anything polkadot related. The funds allocated for each tutorial is 1314€ or ~$1400. The estimated work load would be around 15h for planing, writing and revisions.

If that sounds interesting to you, and have anything you want to write about, that you feel would be a great tutorial for others or if you have any questions or ideas - get in touch via the contact options below.


Status (May 1st)​

Β· 3 min read

I am happy with how develops. Last month was focussed on Design, Collaborations and including and writing the first tutorial. The frontend is 80% done and is only missing some components and a design for tablets. I have not found all the prospected authors I wanted but am confident I will find some in the future but probably missing the deadline here.

See below for a more detailed report.


  • finished the tutorial for authors
  • 3 funded authors are working on their tutorials
  • 1 Author is working on a tutorial that they want no funding for
  • Collaboration with Substrate in Bits to publish their content on
  • Another Call for Authors made via the home

It seems that it will be hard to meet the deadline with the aimed 10 finished tutorials until mid June. I have done several calls on twitter and PBA Alumni Channels as well as Kusama Direction and chatted with 2 people but never heard from them since then. Going forward, I would try to find new authors on different channels (e.g. doing a call in the PBA Alumni Newsletter this week). I also added a banner on the website and hope that the finished design will help onboard new authors.

On top of that I will this month contact several parachain teams to ask if they want to contribute tutorials to the platform.

Substrate in Bits​

I collaborated with Abdulbee ( to include Substrate in Bits in here. He is the author of a successful treasury proposal and, you can track the progress here

New Docusaurus Plugin​

  • Created a reusable docusaurus plugin because needed more functionality than the available plugins offered:
    • It is still a wip but can be build upon.
    • Uses modern typescript build pipeline
    • raised several issues with docusaurus github that came up along the way
    • restructured the repository to make it easier for authors to add their tutorials
    • Allow filtering of tutorials
    • allow custom meta tags for tutorial Duration and difficulty Level that will display in the frontend
  • The Docusaurus Docs


Worked with the designers on the new page design. Currently only for Desktop + Mobile but Tablet Design will finish soon. Have a look at the figma project

  • Tutorial Cards
  • Landing Page
  • Components
  • Icons from Polkadot Icons
  • Study Paths filter Component


Β· 3 min read

This is the report for the Kusama Token Holders / Treasury for the first month of building Below you will find tasks, accomplished in the first month as well as plans for the following month.

The goal of completion is a total of 4 months, with 3 months remaining. I am confident, that I reach can reach the goal.


  • Registered Domains (,
  • Github setup
    • Setup an issue template for new tutorial authors
  • Vercel setup /
    • automatically build new commits and pull requests (from authors)
  • Setup the Docusaurus environment for
  • Research
    • Discussed Docusaurus functionality on Docusaurus Discord and Github


What you currently see is only a quick preview of what the designers created in a first iteration. The design is going to be finished in the next 2 months. Tasks completed:

  • Setup a design document for the designers and a slack channel.
  • Several meetings: first iteration is visible on already


A key part of the interactive tutorials on are the interactive react components. I have created the initial logic for those, so authors can already use them and play around.


  • Found 6 Authors (from the PBA context) to write new tutorials on View their plans here:
  • Discussed with authors and setup the above mentioned author intro
  • Agreed on 50/50 funding beforehand and on completion
  • Wrote a tutorial for authors on How to write a new Tutorial on
    • Content requirements
    • Funding
    • Markdown mdx cheatsheet Wrote cheat cheat for authors
    • Contribution Guidelines
    • Develop an empty starter Tutorial to start from for authors


  • Discussing possible Collaborations with Substrate in Bits, current discussion here:
  • Discussing possible Collaborations with
  • Connected with Parity Developer Relations in a meeting


  • Accompany the writing of the tutorials / help authors to get started
  • Find more authors
  • Refine and implement the design along designers
    • Landing Page
    • Tag Pages
  • Tag / Category Pages (e.g. polkadot.js API, XCM, substrate) with links to external learning materials
    • Contact eligible people to help setting up the content for tag pages (ink, xcm, substrate, ...)
  • Further development of Task and Question Components
  • Look for more possible collaborations (with parachains)
  • More meetings with parity dev rel
  • Writing a good β€žTokengated Website with pollkadot.jsβ€œ Tutorial
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