This week, the spotlight is on de-STEM, our german-speaking sub-community. Active since half a year, this initiative works on promoting STEM content within the important german community of the steem blockchain.
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De-STEM is managed by @sco, who also serves as a language group curator. Also, several steemSTEM mentors/honor members, like @egotheist or @lesshorrible, are actively supporting german authors to improve the quality of their publications.
Account and steemSTEM votes
Our sub-community independently runs its own steem account: @de-STEM, which has grown consistantly since its creation and has long passed a voting power of 1000 SP. From there, outstanding posts posted in #de-stem are resteemed and upvoted. If german posts follow the criteria of steemSTEM, they will be forwarded to the steemSTEM curation team and - upon being reviewed - receive our generous upvote.
Every one or two weeks, a dedicated post ("ReSTEM") informs the community about ongoing developments, changes or challenges. Also, it provides statistics on given upvotes and a selection of particularly valuable posts for all people who don't have the time to follow the #de-stem category on a daily base.
Just as with steemSTEM's "Distilled", this aims at further motivating authors to publish quality content in regular intervals.
A key to every community is - naturally - communication. De-STEM has its own discord chat, where you can hang out and discuss the latest STEM topics. You don't even need to bring german language skills - the community is always happy to teach you important german every-day words like Behördenantragsübersetzungsformular or Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz!
We can't think of any reason why you shouldn't speak german fluently within a week of chatting with us.
You speak german (or you did the discord class), and you are interested in reading, writing or discussing science, technology, engineering and mathematics? Then join us!
Until then: Steem on!