The most important resources for those new to the SAFE Network are:
If you are a developer, we also recommend looking at these resources:
Here are the best places to ask for help:
The best way to follow the progress of the SAFE Network is to read the weekly dev updates, which are published every Thursday in #updates.
For less frequent updates, you can follow the SAFE Network Medium publication.
We also recommend:
The SAFE Network Forum is great for having in-depth discussions on subjects related to the SAFE Network. But in some cases, maybe you don’t feel like creating a new topic. For example, you might prefer to first ask your question in a chat room and only create a new topic if necessary.
The #safenetwork:matrix.org room can be used for general discussion about the SAFE Network, and it’s a good place to ask for help. It’s bridged with the @safenetwork Telegram group, the #general channel of the SAFE Network Discord server and the safenetwork/general Gitter room.
The #safenetwork-dev:matrix.org room can be used for technical discussion about the core libraries and APIs of the SAFE Network, and it’s a good place to talk with other developers. It’s bridged with the @safedev Telegram group, the #development channel of the SAFE Network Discord server and the safenetwork/development Gitter room.
The #safemarkets:matrix.org room can be used for discussion about MaidSafeCoin/Safecoin and other cryptocurrency trading chat. It’s bridged with the @maidsafecoin Telegram group and the #trading channel of the SAFE Network Discord server.
Any messages you post in the Matrix rooms mentioned above will automatically show up on Telegram, Discord and Gitter (and vice versa: if other users post messages on Telegram, Discord or Gitter, you will receive them via Matrix).
We mainly use the r/safenetwork subreddit.
Previously, we were also using the r/maidsafe subreddit, but MaidSafe decided to archive r/maidsafe so that we can all focus our attention on r/safenetwork. See this post for more info.
SAFE Network enthusiasts meet periodically in meetup groups. It’s a great introduction to the community and a great way to learn and socialize with other people with a similar interest. Meetups are usually informal and open to everyone.
See also #events.