A community-driven code marketplace to empower coders
Co-founders, Kestutis Januskevicius & Liucijus Urmonas, built CODUM on EOSIO and GIT to create a custom web user experience for everyone, including software developers, managers and customer care service staff. The community-driven code marketplace works with all programming languages and software industries. It incorporates coding, licensing, smart contracts, accounts, and finance into its project management workspace.
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The Origin Of Codum
Kestutis & Liucijus have a long history of private software development contracting — running projects for businesses. What they couldn’t understand was why large software development companies were not motivated to save time and reuse open source code, or their existing private code, to accelerate the process. They found that developers were reinventing the wheel each time and started to look at how to optimize this and Codum was born.
Introducing the Codum Team
CTO, KestutisAs, is an experienced software developer who has been coding professionally since 2000. He wrote the Codum White Paper back in September 2017 and then improved it with EOSIO during the winter of 2018. Liucijus is CEO and a creative entrepreneur with an extensive experience in multinational business development. He was the one who identified the deficiencies in current existing software industry processes. Gediminas Skirmontas is a designer who also brings his engineering talent to the team, and Karolina Jasaitytė recently joined us as CCO. They also have a pool of developers.
The Codum team is continually updating their White Paper and improving the system design, based on feedback. At the same time, with the help of their growing community, they are also updating their marketing materials, such as explainer videos, website, and support materials like FAQs. They are looking for advice from expert advisors as they plan their development phase.
Why blockchain and why the EOSIO platform?
There are no secure means to exchange code as value yet, which makes software developers like shoemakers without shoes. Blockchain and smart contracts can solve this; however, before EOSIO there was no feasible infrastructure to handle the task at scale. The performance that EOSIO smart contracts have, running C++ code compiled into WebAssembly, is impressive. Free transactions make it economically feasible as no developer would pay US$10 to do a git push, never mind waiting minutes for the transaction to be completed.
Constructive criticism requested
They started to get worried when they only received positive responses and felt they need constructive criticism as well. As the project was self-funded, it severely hampered their marketing possibilities, but from the people they had met — including block producer representatives and other EOS community members; not only developers but potential users of Codum — they found the support they needed to move forward. They had their first ever live public presentation at the EOS London Meetup and the feedback was that they “stole the show”, which was very motivating.
They welcome anyone who wants to join the Codum Telegram community.
More information on the Codum App is available at https://codum.io
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