Spider orb webs are multifunctional structures, the main function of which is to dissipate the kinetic energy of the impacting prey, while minimizing structural damage. There is no single explanation for their remarkable strength and ductility. However, it is clear that topology is decisive in the structural performance upon impact and the arrangement of the different silk threads in the web must also exert an effect. The strength of the web depends heavily on the optimal distribution of the silk (a limited and valuable resource for the spider) among the different thread types and on the appropriate positioning of these threads.
I seem to be stealing nagini’s ideas here, but hear me out. At one point I was saying that I don’t like the idea of shilling GRIN to the Bitcoin maximalists, and nagini mentioned that you have to build an Ecosystem like a spider web because, “what we want is that when they come to us we catch them! Like spiders do with their spider webs“… and that is 100% correct. Resources are limited, and the way we organize and spend those resources must be strategically well thought out, exactly like spiders do with silk.
Since GRIN is decentralized, I think this should be in our mindset, as well as GRIN’s principles.
The truth is that very few things happen by pure chance, and building a strong Community is not one of them. Building a strong Community requires time and effort. An online community is no different than a “real life” community away from your phone or computer. It’s a shared space where a group of people come together to share common interests, learn from one another, and find a sense of belonging.
In each of these communities, every person who takes part gets something out of it. If 15 people join together every Tuesday night for a local running group, every runner reaps the benefits of jogging five miles. I am more convinced than ever that we must continue to encourage people to create meetings and workshops, even if they are events formed by 2 or 3 people, it doesn’t matter, the important thing is that we can share and give something of value back to others. Marek mentioned a tool similar to Hacker Rank or Code Wars which is very cool, but I would like to expand on the idea and add that having in-person interaction is also very important, as this also contributes to building trust.
The meeting was a success, and I am very happy to be part of the GRIN community. I am very proud of the work that has been done, and I am very proud of the people that have been involved in GRIN. I would love to keep meeting more Community members in person around the world, and I want to invite people to meet in person and to share their ideas and experiences.
Never forget that when You GRINnin’, You winnin’.