What a busy week it’s been.
Lots of activity with the Shock the Web hackathon
, which brought a lot of new people into the community, ready to build things. Plus, there were some really good talks
around Lightning, the ecosystem, and building apps for it. Would love to get my hands dirty with a Lightning app someday. My workshop
gave me a chance to demo the guide
and Bitcoin UI Kit
in a really practical way by going through a sample design exercise (designing a simple Lighting tip jar
). I hope some of the hackathon teams end up using it. The hackathon continues through the weekend and I’ll try to help support teams when I can.
It’s a lot of work to keep the kit in sync with the guide as it has roughly 300 screen mockups now. I am getting close, so I can next focus on creating how-to videos and helping onboard designers in better ways. There was also discussion around more tightly integrating the kit with the guide, making it more of an “official community project”. Would be super cool to make it more collaborative. So far, no-one has really shown interest in contributing and I still think we have a workflow problem with design tools just generally not supporting open collaboration. It all requires a lot of manual non-obvious steps right now. Hopefully design tools will evolve more in a direction where public, open collaboration is the default (or at least a normalized workflow).