The Akash Network community groups are insipired by the Kubernetes project and currently consist of the following groups. As our community evolves, we will consider changing this structure as needed. All groups listed below are open to anyone interested in participating in them, except “Committees” that have preassigned members.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Analytics Special Interest Group is dedicated to defining and building tools that allow data analytics for deployments, providers, chain metrics, etc.
Monthly on the second ThursdayThursday 9am-10am pacific time
Blockchain + Network Upgrade
Chain Special Interest Group.
First Tuesday of each MonthTuesday 9am-10am pacific time
Akash Network Clients are software and services that make it easier for tenants of all types to deploy on to Akash Providers as well as for new provider onboarding. The Akash Network community has built and supports the following deployment & provider onboarding clients at this time
Every Third Wednesday of the MonthWednesday 10:30am pacific time
This SIG (Special Interest Group) is designed for Akash community members to propose community initiatives, programs or content that can be reviewed and potentially supported through the Akash community fund.
Monthly on the second TuesdayTuesday 11am-12am pacific time
Akash Network - Deployments Special Interest Group (SIG)
Design Special Interest Group is dedicated to defining and building a design for all things Akash.
Second Wednesday of every monthWednesday 8am-9am pacific time
The goal of this SIG is to foster a community around the creation and maintenance of top-tier documentation to facilitate the growth of Akash Network.
4th Tuesday of the MonthTuesday 7am pacific time
The goal of this SIG is to ensure that AKT, the utility token of Akash Network, is used in ways to incentivize long-term, sustainable growth of the network. This can include but is not limited to incentivizing engineering development, provider onboarding, community efforts, and security budget.
First Wednesday of the MonthWednesday 10am-11am pacific time
This SIG (Special Interest Group) is focused on all efforts related to educating users about all things Akash. Sig-education is tasked with finding subjects for educational content, as well as creating a wide range of content to be distributed to the Akash community.
Second Tuesday of the monthTuesday 10am pacific time
Provider SIG covers everything pertinent to Providers on Akash Network. This includes provider core software features, bug fixes, releases, monitoring, profitability calculation, content moderation, inventory and sourcing, partnerships/ integrations, analytics and more.
4th Wednesday of every monthWednesday 8am pacific time
sig-support is responsible for defining mechanics of how support works at Akash Network, as well as organizing a distributed support team across the world. The Support Special Interest group meets biweekly to discuss open issues in the Support Repo. If time permits, the group discusses issues related to the Akash Console which can be found the Console Repo.
Every other WednesdayWednesday 7am-8am pacific time
Working Groups (WGs)
The Akash Hackathon Working Group is responsible for creating a Akash Hackathon event, as well as finding other hackathons for an Akash focused team to attend. Hackathons are a key driver of developer growth.
This working group is responsible for managing and improving the Akash Network Website. Thank you for wanting to contribute. The Akash Network Website repo can be found [here](https://github.com/akash-network/website).
First Meeting is Tuesday, February 21First Meeting is Tuesday, February 21
This working group is responsible for the design, implementation, testing and documentation of the client libraries to interact with the Akash Network.
CalendarTuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 PM PT (Pacific Time)
The Content Moderation working group aims to build tools and functionality that gives providers control over the applications that run on their systems.
BiWeekly On WednesdaysBiWeekly On Wednesdays at 9am Pacific.
This working group is for the development of Akash Economics 2.0 which aims to provide more budget towards network development activies while trading off security budget among other variables.
This working group is to discuss events to attend, year by year, and ways to encourage community attendance.
This working group is dedicated to figuring out everything that needs to happen for Akash to offer GPUs on its provider network. This includes coming up with specifications for provider, deployments, clients, inventory sourcing, understanding application needs, integrations with partners etc.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 11:00 AM PTTuesday, February 7, 2023 11:00 AM PT
This working group is for figuring out the schema for how providers specify attributes and for maintaining a list of required and optional provider attributes that can be referenced by Akash Network providers.
This working group is for defining any specifications and scope of code changes for making it easy to monitor providers. Note that this working group does not deal with provider analytics but is considered with pure monitoring of the infrastructure (for improved uptime, SLA and such)
Testnets & Sandbox Environments
This working group is dedicated to figuring out Akash Network's strategy with testnets and sandbox environments as well as defining the work necessary to create and maintain them
This working group is to launch an Akash account on Zealy (formerly Crew3.xyz), a community builder platform. The aim of this group is to increase awareness about Akash in gamify form, and create tasks for the community based on their skill level. e.g influencer, developer, provider, content creator etc.The working group is created to work on the proposal to see what support is needed, outline the goals and forecast outcome, decide on the user rewards, points, ladder system and time. Based on this metrics, we will be able to see the full picture and the success of the program.
Steering Committee (SC)
The Steering Committee is a special SIG that periodically evaluates the list of projects, prioritizes/adds/removes items and decides which SIG or WG is best suited to tackle the project. The Steering Committee also regularly meets to incorporate learnings to improve how the Akash Network community operates and will perform conflict resolution as necessary.
Last Thursday of each MonthThursday 11am-12am pacific time