Bear market has always proven to be a tough period to get people to build. But that can never serve as a deterrent to keep bringing in new innovations on board.
I will start by answering question one;
Q. What can we do to make HackaTRON S4 better, please state the reasons for your suggestions.
Answer: To make HackaTRON S4 better, these are the key areas i will be looking at.
Firstly, Encouraging community engagement; why am i saying this, most developers in their quest to submit their projects may have overlooked some one or two areas, it is through community engagement, that their attention can be drawn to it.
Example: a project wants to give donor small interest on their donations, but through community engagement, someone proposed that, why don’t you give the interest accrued on my donation to charity, while i take back the actual amount i donated, in this instance the donor loses nothing.
It is only through community engagement that such brilliant ideas can pop up.
Secondly, i think there should be an ideation portal, as PLO Lumumba said and i quote “Those with ideas, have no power and those with power have no ideas” if his quotation is indeed true, why dont we help out these developers. There are some people in the community with great ideas but they are not developers, why dont we create a portal for them where they can propose their ideas, developers will visit these portal, check through the ideas and see if there is something they build around it. I prefer to call it the ideation portal, a place where concepts and ideas are formed.
And lastly, there should be something inspirational about S4 HackaTRON, what are we garnering for, are we eradicating world hunger through blockchain, are we making the earth green again through blockchain, there should be a theme to inspire developers.
Now to the second question:
Q. We can see that although TRON DAO is doing a lot of promotion for S3, and even Devpost is promoting our HackaTRON S3 more often, it is getting harder to attract developers to join during a crypto bear market. What out-of-the-box idea do you have to attract more developers to S4?
Alot of promotions is being done, that is for sure, but why are we not reaching our target audience this bring me to the point of Marketing Strategies, if twitter is the place where we thought we can get developers, lets add others areas too like facebook, tiktok, Snapchat etc lets widen our net and in this case we can catch more fish.
Secondly, i will consider getting partners and sponsors of great reputation that developers recognize and respect, imagine if google and IBM are sponsors and partners of s4. (Just an example) this will spark alot of energy and bring in alot of developers all around the world.
Lastly, we can send mails to different university faculties about HackaTRON s4 and see if deans of these faculties will bring their students on board. Sending a mail to the faculty of computer science in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology will bring alot of people onboard. After all this platform will give them the opportunity to put their theories to practice.
This is purely my opinion, i know other people might have different opinions. But if you find my opinion offensive in anyway, I apologize!