Gathering Evidence for Exceptional Promise Application

Hello, Everyone; I am a front-end developer with a history of working for startups; I am trying to build up my evidence list and start gathering it. Please, I would need your feedback and comments as to what might be missing or can be fine-tuned.

  • Letter from the CEO of a product company. I worked on a couple of products for him, and he was the previous CEO before the company was acquired
  • Letter from CTO of product company B - part of the founding team where I worked on internal product tools.
  • Letter from Senior Developer at Nvidia - we have worked a little on some projects, and he has seen my growth.
  1. Personal Statement
  2. Professional Resume

10 pieces of evidence

MANDATORY CRITERIA: How do I demonstrate that I have been recognized as (or recognized as having the potential to be) a leading talent in the digital technology sector?

  1. You command a high salary or other remuneration for your services, as evidenced by commercial or employment contracts with salary information including any bonus and equity options and history of earnings.
    • Company B Contract Letter with salary information compared with salary data of earning front-end dev roles in Nigeria in that year
  2. You led the growth of a product-led digital technology company, product or team inside a digital technology company, as evidenced by reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your work, or as evidenced by news clippings, lines of code from public repos or similar evidence.
    • Evidence of work at company B where I was part of the founding team and managed most of the setup for the front-end developer tooling and product development ( GitHub contributions, chromatic logs etc.)
    • Contribution to work at company A, where I worked on two products before it was acquired (evidence of GitHub history, clippings of award nomination of product B, evidence of acquisition of product B)
  3. Outside of your normal day-to-day job role, you led or were a significant contributor to a substantial open source project, as evidenced by the compilation of code commit summaries, repo stars or similar metrics such as download statistics, where possible.
    • Contribution to the development of a product for a non-profit cause - clippings about the product on the media, reference letter of the organizers of the non-profit movement

OPTIONAL CRITERIA 2: How do I demonstrate that I have been recognized for my work outside of my immediate occupation that contributed to the sector’s advancement?

  1. Evidence of contribution to Open Source projects
  2. Written article on my website (blog)
    • Contribution on stack-overflow
    • Lagos postcode search
  3. Evidence of mentorship must be for activity outside the applicant’s organization or normal course of work duties and excludes mentorship of other commercial organizations as part of a commercial arrangement.
    • Reference letter from a mentee

OPTIONAL CRITERIA 3: How do I demonstrate that I have made significant technical, commercial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field as a founder, senior executive, board member or employee of a product-led digital technology company?

  1. Documentation on product designs or architecture diagrams clearly showing your contribution.
    • Company B storybook component setup + screenshots of continuous build
  2. Letter from an employer wherever applicable. This is in addition to the required letters of endorsement and should be written by another individual;
    • Reference letter from Employee at Company B attesting to the contributions made as one of the key engineers + Github graph
  3. Contributions at current job company C - graphs showing sales increase since joining the team, GitHub contributions, e.t.c
  4. Letter from the manager at Company C highlighting contributions

@Francisca_Chiedu @May, your feedback will be highly appreciated.

@alexnk @Edg your feedback will be greatly appreciated