The Gitcoin Citizens Round #2 just came to a close with fantastic results. During our final space@carlosjmelgar made the great suggestion to create a post under which Citizens can regularly update us on what they’ve been working on.
This will allow the core team and Gitcoin Stewards to stay in the loop on all things Citizens, and inspire others to join the fun.
Not in any round but happy to report that I got a system message to say that I’m New User of the Month.
Have been devouring everything Ethereum since one of the first meet-ups in London at the Barclays Elevator space which included a presentation by Chief Ethereum Scientist Mr Vitalik. Gitcoin has always been one of those central pillars of Ethereum for me, enabling people to get funding for their work while it is still nascent.
Want to contribute much more to the Gitcoin ecosystem going forward. One thing I’d like to work on is highlighting how many projects have started with modest funding from Gitcoin, find pmf and go on to flourish.
Built a few custom GPTs using Open AI’s recent development from earlier in the week to assess if they would be a viable alternative to building chatbots from scratch - users of the GPTs requiring a Plus subscription to use the tools is a deal breaker.
So then, back to basics - I am working on the data plumbing to set up GrantsScope for GG19.
Also rabbit-holing into applying clustering algorithms on problem descriptions and solutions grantees are working on. Donors can choose where to concentrate or diversify their contributions if we can help visualize this in a 2D or 3D space. This might work even worse than how I am describing but too tempting not to try it out!
We are really excited. Things are going very well with our pilot program on gitcoin and the response from everybody is very nice saying that optimism has provided a low friction UX to donate.
There’s also some other content that we’ve been making round to round on our YouTube channel…! It’s tough to keep up with everything, but we are trying our best to keep people informed. Spreading awareness about public goods and the gitcoin ecosystem is definitely an ongoing job. There are lots of aspects of the website that have been changing and evolving along the way to keep people updated on.
There is a lot to do and we will be releasing more content as soon as possible along with specific eligibility guidelines for the application process on our first mission coming up in January. Applications open January 1st.