Using opensource software for mandatory criteria

I am the single author of a python data science open-source project with more than 20 thousand downloads. I wrote almost 1500 lines of code a year ago and it’s well documented on Github.

Also, it was shared and publicized on Linkedin by an influencer. Is it good enough to be considered for mandatory criteria?

If yes, I am planning to include 1) download statistics, 2) GitHub page 3) python library domain address 4) Linkedin post by the influencer. Will it be enough as evidence? Or if you could advise what else I need to add as evidence.

If no, please suggest where I could improve or the reason for your no.

I think this is a single piece of evidence. Are you adding another evidence? It may be enough if you are applying for promise. I generally recommend at least two evidence for each criteria. I don’t work for tech Nation but i just think you should show different evidence to make it easier for the assessors to evaluate your achievements.

I was going through technation website and saw that we need to

Meet one mandatory and two optional “Exceptional Talent”

For mandatory criteria I am thinking of including the above opensource I mentioned in the question detail.

Did you suggest that in addition to opensource applicants need to fulfill one more criteria for mandatory criteria, from the below listed? Please suggest.

source: https://technation.io/visa-tech-nation-visa-guide/#mandatory-criteria

  • 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.
  • You led the marketing or business development at a product-led digital technology company, demonstrably enabling substantial revenue and/or customer growth or major commercial success, as evidenced by reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your work, senior global commercial executives inside the company and/or at company partners/customers, or similar evidence.
  • You led the growth of a non-profit organisation or social enterprise with a specific focus on the digital technology sector, as evidenced by reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your work, or as evidenced by news clippings or similar evidence.
  • Outside of your normal day-to-day job role, you led or were a significant contributor to a substantial open source project, as evidenced from compilation of code commit summaries, repo stars or similar metrics such as download statistics, where possible.
  • Outside of your normal day-to-day job role, you established, led or were a senior contributor to a large technology-led industry initiative, evidenced through reference letter(s) from global senior project executives.
  • You have received nationally or internationally recognised prizes or awards for excellence specifically in the digital technology sector, as evidenced by the award itself, reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your achievement, or as evidenced by news clippings or similar evidence.
  • You have evidence of speaking at high-profile digital technology sector events, or specialist events for your particular field in the digital technology sector, as evidenced by reference letter(s) from leading industry expert(s) describing your work, or as evidenced by news clippings or similar evidence (including event size/attendance estimates where possible).
  • Published material in professional or major trade publications or major media about the applicant related to the applicant’s work in the digital technology sector. You must include the title, date and evidence that you are the author of such published material and any necessary translation.
  • 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.
  • You have held or hold a significant expert role participating on panels, or individually, assessing the work of others in the same field or a field of specialisation related to the digital technology sector.

You can submit what you have but most people often submit up to 10 piece of evidence. The more evidence you have the more you demonstrate that you have a track record of achievement in your field. This is just my opinion, i hope you get the point.

Thanks Francisca. I understand this better now.

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