I wish to share my IndieHack project. I'm building for 6 months now: Jiruto.
The idea stemmed from my experience as a self-learner... most of the useful skills I have, I learned either online or from books.
When I learn, I need a bone to chase. I can tackle difficult stuff if there's a good project to apply it (I wasn't a programmer before this project. I learned Golang, JS, Python, containerization, GCP, AWS, high-level math [for ML/DL] and more), but I can get stuck on basic things if I have low interest (you'd think I'm dense if you saw some of my uni exams).
Self-learning gets me faster further and deeper than traditional learning institutions.
That said, I don't learn "alone".
I use the abundance of resources and communities available online when I learn. I use blogs, StackWhatever, subreddits, youtube videos, resource recommendations, and more. When I can, I even go on video sessions with people to discuss topics. I always valued communities and content creators in my learning.
But I didn't find any place where all these things come together. Most communities are scattered across media solutions or focus on one. A blog. A YouTube channel. A FB group. A forum. A Discord chat etc.
I always wanted to find a holistic community where I can enjoy engaging with others + get good content, maybe have an organized curriculum, and a place to find good projects.
I didn't find it. So I built it! Ergo, Jiruto was born.
Jiruto is an end-to-end, professional community management platform, that enables you to:
In short: You can open your own SUS-esque environment + host a blog and a newsletter (hence the title), monetize and administrate it. All in one place, in an under-a-minute setup.
These are many of the things I wanted as a community member and many things community managers told me they're missing in other platforms.
I invite you to take a look and share your thoughts. It's currently free and early birds will enjoy the pro-deluxe-premium treatment.
Because of the soft spot in my heart for learning, educators and knowledge-oriented communities will enjoy the special-max-limited treatment as well.
Any ideas, pros and cons, will be greatly valued, heard, and considered. If you like the idea, join, influence, and help forge the best set of tools for you too.
Also, if you wish to help the cause, please contact me... I'm currently in a need of a kick*ss marketing person. One that loves communities and knows how to get the word around.