Hello Steemians, as many of you know, we perform monthly retrospectives during which we systematically reflect on how we function as a team with the goal of continuously improving our processes. We want Steemians to have as much insight into what we are doing as possible, so today we’d like to share with you a summary of what we discussed in our most recent retrospective which covered the past month. If you would like to see last month’s retrospective, go here.
What went well?
- SMT work was finished and launched on a public testnet (WOOT!)
- Properly set community expectations for testnet release date
- Completed the Hivemind Core back end development for Communities
- Completed most of the Communities UI work
- Communities UI is ready for internal testing
- Merged community PRs: set beneficiaries and show beneficiaries
- Increased the tag limit in condenser
- Successfully collaborated with community members on Communities UI
- Merged in at least a dozen dev portal pull requests from @inertia. This is a great example of the SPS enabling Steem to fund its own development
- Increased limit for custom_json size in jussi (helps support 3rd party apps)
- Set up a self-hosted newsletter server and distributed our first newsletter
- Settled on a canonical URL standard, got it deployed, and worked with other DAPPS to also support the same standard
- We were able to avoid distractions and remain focused on our priorities
- Completed a steem.DAO/SPS proposal UI for steemitwallet.com
- Completed work on Platform Independent State Files (still needs real world testing)
- We improved the process of loading state into MIRA from in-memory-replays
What didn't go so well?
- We didn’t properly point size some SMT work which made it difficult to estimate the timing of the final pieces of SMTs
- Canonical URL issues were a minor distraction from priorities
- No escalations this time
The Steemit Team