Technikon comes from the Greek, and is the noun use of the neuter of tekhnikos, meaning ‘relating to skills’. This site ought to be all about teaching, discovering, and sharing the skills to build a better web.

Currently, we have a very basic MVP which solves two of our core developer journeys: building Status and building DApps. We also want to educate people more generally on web3 tooling, interactions and design, but that will come later.

You can easily follow the instructions to build Status, get everything up and running yourself and start contributing directly to our core codebase. If you are a developer, especially if you are a Clojure or Go developer with some experience on mobile, this is the place for you. You can also head over to Open Bounty to find some great first issues to work on AND earn crypto while doing so.

If you come from more of a web development, JS, or smart contract background and are interested in building DApps that leverage the unique power of a decentralised mobile client, you can start with Embark - a simple and powerful framework for actually building your own product. Once you've figured it out and have an awesome DApp up and running, you can return to our documentation to learn how you can interact with our API, or extend Status itself to make a truly decentralised, user-friendly, and powerful experience of web3 accessible directly from people's pockets.

The Design

Our design team is currently overhauling the whole Status web experience. The technical documentation will be a part of that overhaul, so we are leaving it in their capable hands for now. You can see some of the initial ideas, thematics suggestions, and design vision I proposed for the site here.

Contributing

We have made it really easy for you to contribute. The documentation is currently being built and managed with Docusaurus - a great open source framework that allows you to edit any document you like directly from the site. Just click the Edit button in the top right of any article: it will take you to the GitHub repo where it lives and you can edit it directly in your browser and submit your changes for review.

We have also set up a Continuous Integration system, so as soon as your changes are reviewed and merged, they should show up on the site so tht we can all participate in keeping the documentation up-to-date and sharing the knowledge and skills we are learning in a way truly reminiscient of a technikon.